News Articles

Tim Noelker '73 was appointed by the White House to the national volunteer service agency.

Webster Alumnus Appointed General Counsel to Corporation for National and Community Service

May 22, 2017

St. Louis senior counsel Tim Noelker '73 has devoted countless volunteer hours advancing the work of nonprofits and charitable organizations. But when he leaves Thompson Coburn this summer for a high-profile new position, volunteering will become his work. He has been appointed by The White House to serve as General Counsel for the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) in Washington, D.C., effective July 5, 2017.

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Ramser-Young '88 among fellow Webster grads on Saturday, May 13, 2017

Video: Class of '88 Alumna Gets Long-Awaited Commencement Day

May 19, 2017

The Class of 2017 weren't the only graduates calling last Saturday a special Webster University commencement day. Karla Ramser-Young, who earned her MA in 1988 but was near full term in her pregnancy at the time, finally got to walk across the stage 29 years later. Her son, Joshua, arranged with Webster for her to cross this item off her "bucket list." Watch a video on what the moment meant to Karla and her son.

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Ramser-Young '88

In the News: Stroble on value of degrees; '88 grad gets her day; Curtis on ransomware

May 18, 2017

President Beth Stroble was quoted in an Ingram’s feature examining the costs and value of higher education, in particular from private institutions. ... Professor Jim Curtis was interviewed for an NBC affiliate's story on global ransomware attacks. ... The story of Karla Ramsey-Young '88, who walked at Saturday's commencement 30 years after finishing her degree, was featured by Louisville's WDRB TV.

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From Cosic's

Around Webster: Erickson play opens; Rockwell in Peru; McElwee, Cosic screenings

May 17, 2017

Michael Erickson's "Honor Student" opens this weekend, directed by alumnus Taylor Gruenloh. ... Van McElwee's "Objects In A Landscape" was screened at the National Gallery of Art this month, while "Flag And Its Shadow" opened in Los Angeles. ... Several Zlatko Cosic films are screening this month in St. Louis and in June at the OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival in Switzerland. ... Rick Rockwell gave two presentations at the Latin American Studies Association conference in Lima, Peru.

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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Today is Give STL Day!

May 11, 2017

One Day. One Community. Give STL Day is bringing the St. Louis community together to support and enhance local nonprofits. Show your support for Webster and the STL community, by supporting a nonprofit most meaningful to you, like our University. You can make your gift now to benefit the students we serve and to celebrate the more than 6,000 new alumni we will have after commencement this weekend!

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Shakespeare Festival presents The Winter's Tale featuring Webster students, faculty and alumni

Faculty, Alumni, Students Perform, Design for 'The Winter's Tale' at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

May 08, 2017

From direction to performance to design, Webster University faculty, students and alumni play a big part in the success of the annual summer Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, which this year features "The Winter’s Tale" opening Friday, June 2. Performances are nightly except Tuesdays, through June 25.

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New Technology, New Platform, New Date: Give STL Day Happening May 11

May 03, 2017

Give STL Day, powered by the St. Louis Community Foundation, is bringing the St. Louis community together to support and enhance our local nonprofits, like Webster! Just imagine the impact we could have if we all come together to give on May 11. Please show your support for Webster students and the St. Louis community -- including nearly 900 nonprofits across the region and 33 in Rock Hill and Webster Groves.

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President Strobel and Rep. Valdez (Val) Demings '90

Webster Leadership Advocate for Student Aid, Develop Partnership in D.C.

May 02, 2017

Webster University President Beth Stroble, Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster, and Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Sponsored Programs Carolyn Corley traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for student financial aid and advance Webster relationships with U.S. and international partners.

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Snapshots: Student Leadership Awards

May 02, 2017

The 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony sponsored by Student Affairs and the Student Government Association were held April 28, with approximately 170 students and guests were in attendance. Student groups and individual students were recognized for their leadership involvement at the Webster Groves campus. Many of the awards were presented by alumni, former award recipients who returned to honor current student leaders.

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This year's festival theme was

I-Fest Mixes Local Flair with Global Diversity

May 01, 2017

International Festival (I-Fest) on April 21 was a resounding success with a record turnout of over 375 people in attendance. The theme of this year’s festival was "Together in Community." The event was held in Grant Gym and highlighted local businesses and vendors as well as international performers from the St. Louis area.

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