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Webster University volleyball team's 10th annual Dig Pink match

Webster Volleyball to Host Fontbonne for Annual Dig Pink Match on Oct. 3

September 19, 2018

The Webster University volleyball team will host its 10th annual Dig Pink match on Oct. 3 in support of the Sideout Foundation, which raises money and awareness of breast cancer. There will be 50/50 raffles, games and a silent auction for the fans to participate in and the fans are encouraged to wear pink to the match. The Gorloks will welcome its Big Bend Avenue rivals Fontbonne University for a SLIAC match inside Grant Gymnasium at 7 p.m.

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Katie Ervin (left) is a co-chair for the fundraiser.

Webster Ft. Leavenworth Director Leads Red, White, and 'Que-A

September 06, 2018

Katie Ervin, director of Webster's Fort Leavenworth campus location, has been named co-chair of the American Royal’s Red, White and ‘Que-A Salute to the Military. Best known for its World Series of Barbecue, the American Royal is a nonprofit providing educational and agricultural opportunities. Ervin's role includes hosting the Giving Back to Those Who Give event held on Aug. 22, and the Red, White & ‘Que-A Salute to the Military on Sept 15.

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Sign up for a project now for the Oct. 5 event

Webster Works Worldwide Volunteer Database Now Open

September 06, 2018

Webster Works Worldwide (WWW), Webster University's annual global community service day, is just around the corner on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The St. Louis project database is now open for volunteer registration. For campus locations outside of St. Louis, contact your local directors and coordinators for information on WWW projects in your area.

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Brenda Fyfe, dean emeritus, and Nahid Nader-Hashemi, director of Mind Full of Words

Webster Dean Emeritus, PNC President on Early Childhood Education

August 29, 2018

Brenda Fyfe, dean emeritus in the Webster University School of Education, and Michael Scully, regional president of PNC Bank, co-authored an op/ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the importance of investing in high-quality early childhood education, of which there is a shortage in the region. Through a grant from the PNC Foundation, the Mind Full of Words program in the School of Education works with community partners to help low-income families build vocabulary among young children.

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1968

Hunt Gallery Opening: '68 Recalls Pivotal, Turbulent Year

August 29, 2018

1968 has been called one of the most significant and turbulent years of the twentieth-century. The ’68 exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of that tumultuous year. Webster University's Hunt Gallery will present the exhibition '68 with a few selected works created in 1968 by Eva Hesse, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra and others.

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Student tutors, donors and leaders gathered to reflect on the program's impact this spring.

Maritz Grant Continues Support of Student Literacy Corps, Math Tutoring

August 07, 2018

A $15,000 grant from Maritz will continue support of the Webster University Student Literacy Corps and Math Tutoring Program. "This grant will ensure that Webster students can continue to tutor and that struggling readers will continue to enjoy the additional support and encouragement tutors provide," said Kate Northcott, director of the Student Literacy Corps, which began in 1990. St. Louis’ growing population of English Language Learners has only increased the need for such engagement, she said.

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Anas

Webster Ghana hosts globally renowned investigative journalist Anas Aremeway Anas

July 25, 2018

Webster University Ghana and EAA Productions hosted undercover investigative journalist Anas Aremeway Anas for the media summit, "ReImagineGH2018: stories, standards and struggle," on July 19. The summit explored the future of investigative journalism in Ghana, what role investigative journalism plays in Ghanaian/African society and how educational institutions such as Webster Ghana could contribute to the development of investigative journalists through the offering of the Media Communications program.

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The judges assess the Webster University float in the July 4, 2018 Community Days Parade.

Webster University Receives 'Outstanding' Award in July 4 Parade

July 11, 2018

Webster University's float in the annual Webster Groves Community Days July 4 parade received the "Outstanding" award in the category of Best Theme. Global Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement and Facilities Operations collaborated on the University's representation in this major community event, including constructing a float and organizing staff, alumni, student and family member volunteers to represent Webster during the parade, which drew an estimated 40,000 spectators.

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Supermodel Karlie Kloss visited Webster University's Gateway Campus as it hosted one of her “Kode with Klossie” summer camps.

Karlie Kloss Visits 'Kode with Klossy' Camp at Gateway Campus

July 02, 2018

Supermodel Karlie Kloss visited the Gateway Campus last week to drop in on one of her “Kode with Klossy” summer camps, which was hosted by Webster University. Kloss started the summer camps in 2015 to encourage more young women to learn how to write computer code and enter the fields of computer engineering, programming and design. On this visit, President Stroble presented Kloss with a Webster University coin to honor her for supporting the education of young women.

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Webster's Dragon Boat team

Snapshots: Webster Team Races in Gateway Dragon Boat Festival

June 27, 2018

On Saturday, June 23, under the organization of the Confucius Institute at Webster University, Webster fielded a team of students, staff, and faculty at the 12th Annual Gateway Dragon Boat Festival at Creve Coeur Lake. Team members made new friends from throughout the Webster community and across the world, and had fun while showing off their Gorlok pride!

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The 24th Webster Works Worldwide will be Oct. 3.

Save the Date: WWW 24 Oct. 3; Submit new agency names

June 18, 2018

Webster Works Worldwide (WWW) will celebrate its 24th year of providing community service on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Since the event began at Webster University in 1995, more than 35,000 volunteers have given more 147,000 hours of service worldwide! Mark your calendars for this date, including the kickoff at 8 a.m. in St. Louis. If you would like to invite an agency that hasn't previously participated, please submit their information.

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