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Sister M. Cecily Jones

Webster Remembers Sister M. Cecily Jones '45, English Professor and Dean

September 01, 2017

Webster University remembers Sister M. Cecily Jones (nee Margaret Blanche Jones), a Sister of Loretto, alumna and longtime faculty member who died peacefully on July 18. Sister Cecily's English courses were popular during her time as faculty member from 1949-1961. She also served as Dean of Women (dean of students) from 1955-1961, residing in Loretto Hall. A prolific writer and poet, she can be seen reflecting on her time at Webster in several centennial videos.

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The Centennial Bench in front of Webster Hall

Centennial Bench Installed in front of Webster Hall

April 07, 2016

Next time you find yourself near Webster Hall, check out the newly installed centennial bench located front of the centennial flag pole. The bench is made from the wood of the Century Tree. The bench was commissioned last year for the centennial celebrations, but design and construction took longer than anticipated. Take a break and sit a spell under the centennial flag, honoring 100 years of the University's history.

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The Centennial Gala raised $1.2 million for the newly created Next Century Leaders Scholarship Fund -- the largest initial donation to an endowed scholarship fund in the University’s history.

Centennial Wrap-up: Webster University at 100

December 21, 2015

Webster University’s yearlong Centennial celebration has come to a close. Celebration of the institution’s historic milestone kicked off with a street party in downtown St. Louis in September 2014, which kicked off more than a year of events that engaged alumni, students, faculty, community partners and more, raising awareness of Webster and paving the path for its next century. See some of the sights, sounds and contributions from Webster's 100th year.

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Why Genocide?: Realities, Responses and Ramifications

Geneva 'Crimes against Humanity' Series Concludes

December 16, 2015

On Friday, Dec. 4, Webster Geneva held the third and final part of its Centennial Speaker Series: “Why Genocide?: Realities, Responses and Ramifications." This event was organized by the International Relations Department with the close collaboration and participation of the Media Communications and Psychology departments.

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Webster Conservatory students performed as part of the Centennial Gala's entertainment.

Centennial Gala Raises $1.2 Million for Scholarships

December 10, 2015

Webster University’s yearlong Centennial celebration was capped with a Centennial Celebration Gala that raised more than $1 million for student scholarships. More than 500 people attended the elegant event in an evening that brought together faculty, staff, students, Board of Trustee members, alumni, retirees and community leaders to the St. Louis Union Station for dinner and entertainment including Webster students and alumna Jenifer Lewis.

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In the News: Top MBA in StL, KC coverage; Centennial gala; Marin in Austrian papers

December 07, 2015

Webster University's MBA program was featured in the St. Louis and Kansas City Business Journals, the Centennial gala which raised $1.2 million for student scholarship funds was covered in Ladue News and the St. Louis American, and Bernd Marin's appointment as director of Webster Vienna appeared in several major Austrian news outlets.

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Music chair Jeffrey Carter and students led singing of

Hillstrom '94 Wins Centennial Fight Song Contest

November 30, 2015

Webster University’s yearlong centennial celebration included a contest to compose a Fight Song for Webster Athletics. The contest, which was open to submissions from all faculty, staff, students and alumni, was won by Webster alumnus Michael Hillstrom ‘94, whose “Go, Go, Gorloks!” earned him a $2,500 prize and a place in Webster history.

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Webster Ghana director Christa Sanders encouraged the YALI scholars to be agents of change.

Ghana Celebrates Webster Centennial with YALI Scholars, Partners

November 25, 2015

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, celebrated its final centennial event with 105 young African leaders, Webster students, faculty and staff in a partnership with the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) started by U.S. President Barack Obama. As a YALI RLC partner, Webster Ghana offers scholarship opportunities and provides support in leadership training for participants, and the YALI cohort has access to the campus for special lectures and campus events.

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Colorado Springs campus leaders and partners mark 100 years of Webster University.

Colorado Springs Hosts Centennial Event

November 24, 2015

The Colorado Springs metro campus location celebrated Webster University’s 100 years at a ribbon-cutting event with faculty, community leaders and partners in the region. Representatives from alumni, the campus, and local businesses took the opportunity to speak about Webster's contributions to Colorado Springs over the years as a nonprofit educational leader.

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Geneva Centennial Series: 'A Century of Crimes against Humanity'

November 23, 2015

In commemoration of Webster University’s centennial anniversary, the Geneva campus inaugurated a Centennial Speaker Series with a theme that examines a critical issue from the last 100 years of human history and involves collaboration among multiple Webster academic departments. “Open Wounds: A Century of Crimes against Humanity" brings together the International Relations, Media Communications and Psychology departments by inviting scholars to reflect and present on this common theme.

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Webster Ghana Hosts 'Global Citizens in Africa' Public Lecture

November 10, 2015

As part of celebrations to mark Webster’s centennial year, the Ghana campus hosted a public lecture, Global Citizens in Africa – Leading the New Century, in Accra on Nov. 4. The lecture provided a platform for lively discussion on how education and the concept of global citizenship can be used to assist aspiring African leaders who will propel the continent into the new century. Discussions centered around the core program areas of Webster University Ghana: Management, International Relations and Media Communications.

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'Dances Through the Decades' celebrates the centennial through the language of dance with a variety of performances and events.

Radio Legend Johnny Rabbitt Promotes 'Dance Through the Decades'

November 10, 2015

The all-day "Dance Through the Decades" event will celebrate the centennial through the language of dance with a variety of performers, lectures and other interactive events. One presenter will be Ron Elz, the radio legend marking his 61st year on the air, will present on "the teen scene" of the '50s and '60s. Hear a radio promo of Friday's events in Elz's "Johnny Rabbitt" character.

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