News Articles

Ramadan

Ramadan May 6-June 4, Notes for Webster Community Members

May 08, 2019

Please join us in wishing our Muslim faculty, staff and students a joyful season of Ramadan! This is the first year in many years that Ramadan has begun during the end of the school year. There will be a Ramadan Iftar/Dinner in the University Center's Sunnen Lounge, on Wednesday, May 8. Everyone is welcome! Please register online to let organizers know if you plan to attend. Professors with night classes this summer, please consider the timing of your breaks during the evening classes.

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Hill

Hill Leads Two CHARIS Women's Chorus Concerts April 26-27

April 25, 2019

Stuart Hill, director of Music Education in the Department of Music, will lead CHARIS, the St. Louis women’s chorus, in two weekend concerts April 26-27 at the Missouri History Museum. "In many ways I see it as a critical counterpart to my work here at Webster," said Hill. "CHARIS stands as a powerful example of what mission-oriented community music making is all about...to make art and enjoy fellowship with each other, but also to sing repertoire and to engage in actions that uplift and support women and the LGBTQ community."

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Webster University

Message to the Community after Attacks in Sri Lanka

April 22, 2019

This past weekend’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, coincidental with the tragic anniversaries of the Oklahoma City bombing and Columbine School massacre, are a sobering reminder of the cruel attempts to destroy the fabric of our communities. As members of the global Webster community, we experience these events deeply. It is important at these moments to gather as a community and to find solace in each others’ company and in places that provide for safe reflection

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Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute Hosts Annual Chinese Bridge Competition

April 19, 2019

On April 14, the Confucius Institute at Webster hosted its annual "Chinese Bridge Competition" for high school and middle school students. Contestants participated in both the speaking and talent categories of the competition. Novice and seasoned competitors alike poured countless hours into preparing. Talents included calligraphy, kung fu, music, and dance.

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Webster community members can use the discount code WEBSTERRUNS.

5K Run Supports Program Connecting Lakota and St. Louis Youth

April 12, 2019

Bridge Builders STL, a nonprofit organization facilitating cultural immersion, leadership development, and community service for youth within diverse communities, will hold its 2nd annual 5K Fun Run and Walk on April 27, 2019. A discount is available for Webster University community members who sign up, with proceeds benefiting the St. Louis-Dupree Exchange, an immersive exchange program St. Louis and Lakota youth. Bridge Builders is founded by Webster student Josh Krakos.

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April 12

iFest 2019 World Dance Party April 12

March 29, 2019

Webster University's annual International Festival, or iFest, will be held Friday, April 12, in Grant Gym from 7-10 p.m. This year's exposition features food, music, dance, and displays representing many different countries and cultures, celebrating and showcasing the international diversity of Webster. Join us this year as we transform the gym into the biggest global dance party of the year! You've never seen any international event like this.

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Watts Named Finalist for Intercollegiate Tennis Association Ann Lebedeff Leadership Award

Watts Named Finalist for Ann Lebedeff Leadership Award

March 26, 2019

Webster University senior, Madison Watts, has been selected as one of four national finalists for the 2019 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Ann Lebedeff Leadership Award, the organization announced on Monday. The ITA Ann Lebedeff Leadership Award, which is endowed by Billie Jean King, was created to honor a recent college graduate who played college tennis and demonstrated excellence on and off the court, leadership on his or her team as well as on his or her college campus and in his or her community.

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student veterans organization

'Laughing at Life's Challenges': Webster SVO presents improv workshops, animated film screening April 3

March 13, 2019

On April 3, the Webster Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host "Laughing At Life’s Challenges," a day of networking, camaraderie and interactive learning for both civilians and military members to utilize comedy and the arts to actively combat life stress and adversity. Two applied improv comedy resiliency workshops, one with general/civilian focus and one with a military/veteran focus, will be instructed by actor/comedian and veteran BJ Lange. A screening of the animated series "DISCHARGED" followed by Q&A with creator Maj. Jas Boothe, is also planned. The events will be held in Browning Hall Auditorium, and are free and open to everyone.

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Marilyn Booker delivered the keynote on the third day of the conference.

Snapshots and Audio: 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference

March 06, 2019

Webster University's 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew more than 500 speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees to the Webster Groves campus, coming together for three days of thought-provoking activities to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society.

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President Stroble and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who opened the conference's first day.

Thank You from Diversity and Inclusion Conference Planners

March 06, 2019

The 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference was a tremendous success thanks to speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees. We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile as members of our community came together to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society. The event this year broke all previous attendance records and would not have been possible without the contributions of so many of you and our generous sponsors.

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Marilyn Booker delivers the keynote on Thursday, Feb. 28 during the fourth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference at Webster University.

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Susan Polgar

March 01, 2019

The fourth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew coverage on several St. Louis outlets this week, and viewers can tune into KPLR Channel 11 this weekend to catch an interview with Morgan Stanley's Marilyn Booker, who delivered the keynote on Thursday. ... Susan Polgar was featured in a profile by WFMZ News in Pennsylvania about how she has broken barriers in her career and inspires young girls today.

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volunteer

Snapshots: 2019 Volunteer Expo

February 28, 2019

Students met with a variety of local non-profit organizations at Webster University's first Volunteer Expo, co-hosted by The Career Planning and Development Center and Student Employment Program. The event created a chance to highlight organizations involved in the Community Service Work-Study Program while giving local non-profits an opportunity to promote and showcase their volunteer roles available throughout the year.

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STEM Extravaganza

Biological Sciences Outreach and Recruitment at K-12 STEM Event

February 26, 2019

The Department of Biological Sciences represented Webster University at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Extravaganza at Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri, on Saturday, Feb. 23. Assistant professor Victoria Brown-Kennerly and Exercise Science program director David Reddy were joined by two undergraduate students to make connections with many college hopefuls.

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