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CMS offers outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities and serves the entire St. Louis metropolitan region.

CMS: Fall Kindermusik class enrollment now open

July 10, 2019

Inspire your child's love of music. Sing, dance, wiggle and giggle with your little one at a free Kindermusik Demo Day class. Aug. 10-17, the Community Music School of Webster will offer sample classes at each of their locations in Webster Groves, Des Peres, University City and Chesterfield. Classes are open to children ages newborn to 6-years-old, and their caregivers.

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Webster University in the Community Days Parade

Bee-autiful: University in Webster Groves Community Days July 4 Parade

July 10, 2019

Students and alumni joined Webster University's team in the annual Webster Groves July 4 Community Days Parade, which celebrates the national holiday in the community where Webster University was founded in 1915. Among the Webster giveaways were fans designed to help keep America “bee-autiful” with bee- and pollinator-friendly tips provided by Nicole Miller-Struttmann, the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed professor in Biological Sciences.

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Panelists at the Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit

Ghana Campus Director, Visiting Faculty on National Stages

July 10, 2019

The past weekend was a notable one for Webster University Ghana as the campus director, Christa Sanders, was invited to speak on a panel at the 2019 Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit in Accra, while Webster's chair of the Management Department, Eric Rhiney was on the platform for the 3rd Annual Women in PR Summit in Accra. The Homecoming Summit is an annual initiative under the auspices of Diaspora Affairs and the Office of the President.

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Webster student Dana Rue with Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ion Lazarenco during his visit to Webster Athens

Webster Athens Hosts Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Ion Lazarenco

July 09, 2019

During the last days of June 2019, Webster Athens students, faculty and staff had the honour to welcome the Moldavian humanitarian, marathon swimmer and candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, Ion Lazarenco Tiron. His speech echoed his background as a Moldavian immigrant and his vision of contribution for his birthplace. Lazarenco is the eighth man in the world to conquer the Seven Channels around the world and the first to accomplish it on his first attempt.

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Jim Myers and Susan Polgar present Mitzy Caballero with her prizes.

Peruvian Wins International Girls' Invitational Chess Tournament

June 28, 2019

Mitzy Caballero of Peru has won the 2019 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational chess tournament held this week at Webster University. The 16th edition of the annual tournament was its largest ever, drawing 90 top young female chess players from 11 countries, 38 U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces. Caballero's victory is worth $120,000 in scholarships, cash and prizes.

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Community Days Parade in Webster Groves

July 4 Community Days Parade: Call for volunteers

June 12, 2019

The Office of the President invites members of the Webster University community (faculty, staff, students, alumni and their families) to participate in the City of Webster Groves’ Community Days Parade on Thursday, July 4, and represent the University in this major community event. We need both energetic walkers to hand out small items to the crowd along with six people who are able to slowly ride a decorated bike (provided) through the parade. Contact Jennifer Starkey to participate.

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Margaret Reed and John Lee at Webster Colorado Springs

Webster University Awarded 'Best of Colorado Springs'

June 12, 2019

Webster University has been selected for the 2019 Best of Colorado Springs Award in the University category by the Colorado Springs Award Program. This is the fifth consecutive year Webster has received the honor. The award recognizes local organizations that demonstrate marketing success and enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and the local community.

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Webster Rolla's Jamie Myers, Tracie Isakson and Greg Edwards

Webster Named Rolla Business of the Month

June 11, 2019

The Rolla (Missouri) Area Chamber of Commerce recently honored Webster University Rolla as their May Business of the Month. This award is presented to "a Chamber member business or organization that excels in the area of community involvement, economic growth, customer services and/or professional relationships." The Chamber also produced a video with director Greg Edwards describing academic opportunities at Webster for Rolla area residents.

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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 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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