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The ensemble performs on Sunday, April 29

Dance Ensemble 2018 Features Flamenco, Contemporary, Ballet

April 18, 2018

The Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents the Webster University Dance Ensemble 2018 (WUDE), under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed. With choreography from international artist Cleo Parker Robinson, alumna Eve Mason and faculty emeritus Gary Hubler, come experience the beauty and uplifting attributes of dance, its rhythms, power of community and also explore some of the challenges of humanity in 2018.

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President Stroble and scholarship recipient Jovan McBride

Scholars, Donors Celebrate at Annual Scholarship Dinner

April 17, 2018

More than 300 guests joined Chair of the Board of Trustees Lynn Britton, President Beth Stroble, and Provost Julian Schuster for the 2018 Scholarship Dinner. This special evening unites Webster University scholarship recipients with their patrons to celebrate, connect and learn from each other. The evening also featured live music by Webster students and a tribute to Dr. Donald Suggs. Webster University is grateful to all who attended and appreciative of our donors' support of Webster students.

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Graduates from Spring 1 2018 received an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, April 9.

Outcomes Survey for Spring 1 2018 Graduates

April 09, 2018

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 1 2018 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The Outcomes Survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately six to eight weeks after each term’s graduation date. Graduates from Spring 1 2018 received an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, April 9.

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Music faculty member Debby Lennon won Best Actress in a Comedy for her performance in

Webster Faculty, Alumni, Student Shine in St. Louis Theater Circle Awards

March 30, 2018

Twenty-five percent of the nominees for the 2018 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards had ties to Webster University, and this week we learned that several faculty, alumni and a current student were among the winners. Congratulations to faculty Lara Teeter and Debby Lennon, alumni Jim Butz, Peter and Margery Spack and Sydnie Grosberg Ronga, and current student Evan Addams.

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Conservatory 50th

Conservatory Celebration Performers Announced, Tickets Now Available

March 30, 2018

Featured performers and speakers have been confirmed for the Conservatory of Theatre Arts' 50th anniversary celebration weekend (April 20-22), and tickets are available for Saturday night’s event emceed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell. Among those appearing are Webster alumni Hunter Bell ([title of show]), Rocky Carroll (NCIS), Kevin Earley (Broadway’s Les Misérables, Tale of Two Cities, Death Takes a Holiday), Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul), Nathan Lee Graham (LA to Vegas, Sweet Home Alabama), Sigrid Wise (soon-to-be Juliet in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ Romeo and Juliet), and dean Peter Sargent, along with other faculty, alumni and students. Performances of the Conservatory production Brigadoon will also run that weekend as part of the celebration.

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 The 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award winners

2018 Alumni Association Award Winners: Cano, Demings, Horn, Lange, Merschen

March 22, 2018

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce Jennifer Johnson Cano, Congresswoman Val Demings, Matthew Horn, Tom Lange and Al Merschen as recipients of its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award. Recipients will be honored during each of their respective school or college recognition ceremonies at Webster University’s Commencement on Saturday, May 12, at the Muny Theatre in Forest Park.

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The Preparatory Program (Prep) is designed to augment the individual music study of exceptionally talented string, woodwind, brass, and piano students who anticipate pursuing a career in music.

Community Music School Awarded NEA Grant

March 21, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University is receiving a $15,000 grant for its Preparatory Program as part of the National Endowment for the Arts' first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

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Join Webster at the Cardinals game April 8

Webster Day at Busch Stadium April 8

March 12, 2018

The Alumni Association and Parent Association would like to invite all members of the Webster University community to join us for Webster Day at Busch Stadium on Sunday, April 8 at 1:15 p.m. as the Cardinals take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tickets are $25 per person and are located on the Left Field Porch. All ticket holders will receive a limited edition Webster University Alumni Baseball Cap as well as a free jumbo hot dog & soda, redeemable at any concession stand.

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Original Gorlok

Conservatory Reflections: Bringing the original Webster Gorlok costume to life

March 12, 2018

Even the most decorated Webster trivia champions may not know that the body of the original Gorlok mascot was covered in blue fur, not the gold fur we are accustomed to seeing today. In advance to the Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th Anniversary Celebration, Conservatory alumna Jana Park-Rogers reflected on her role in bringing the Gorlok to life in the late 1980s.

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glimpse

Alumni Digital Publication Glimpse Presents Winter 2018 Issue

March 09, 2018

The Office of Advancement's Winter 2018 issue of “Glimpse,” the digital publication for Webster University alumni worldwide. With stories from the Netherlands to St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. to New York City, “Glimpse” provides a snapshot of Webster’s alumni, faculty, staff and students doing the extraordinary.

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The annual conference is designed for current and future school professionals and interested community members.

Conference: 'Equity in Education: Actions for Social Justice'

February 27, 2018

The Webster University School of Education hosts its annual conference on April 14 in the East Academic Building. This year's theme is "Equity in Education: Actions for Social Justice in Education." The keynote, "What Teachers and Learners can do to Dismantle Racism," will be delivered by Billie Mayo, Webster alumnus, accomplished middle school teacher, and administrator. The conference is intended for current and future school professionals and interested community members.

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Conservatory 50th

Conservatory 50th Anniversary Celebration April 20-22

February 26, 2018

Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts marks its 50th anniversary during this 2017-2018 academic year, and will hold a celebration weekend April 20-22, 2018. The public is invited to join alumni for Saturday evening's Conservatory Celebration emceed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell, as well as performances of the Conservatory production Brigadoon on Friday evening, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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athletics

Christy Capkovic '11 Named to SLIAC Hall of Fame Class of 2018

February 22, 2018

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced the members of their 2018 Hall of Fame Class, and one of this year's honorees is Webster alumna Christy Capkovic, a standout member of the University's women's soccer program from 2007-10. Capkovic will be honored during the league's annual Award Banquet, which is scheduled for May 15.

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