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Support The Webster Film Series: online screening March 27

March 26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place direction, the Webster Film Series has canceled all upcoming screenings. Now they need the members of the Webster community's help. On Friday, March 27, a link will be made available where the film "Vitalina Varela" can be rented directly from its distributor's website. To continue to support the Webster Film Series through these difficult times, if patrons use our specific link, the Webster Film Series will receive $5 of the $12 rental fee.

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Chemistry lab

Biological Sciences Department Donates PPE to Mercy Hospitals to Aid Healthcare Workers

March 25, 2020

In support of the urgent nationwide need for personal protective equipment for those working on the front lines of the coronavirus testing and treatment, Webster University's Biological Sciences Department has donated their unopened stock supply of N-95 masks, goggles, gloves and disposable lab coats to Mercy Hospitals in St. Louis.

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Volleyball Coach Reflects on Team's Trip to Dominican Republic

March 24, 2020

Webster University's volleyball team spent their 2020 spring break in the Dominican Republic, taking 17 student-athletes, three coaches and seven parents. In addition to playing three matches, the team conducted a volleyball clinic with 52 campers in attendance, participated in a house painting project in a small village and visited an orphanage.

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Gateway Veterans Collaboration

Snapshots: Gateway Veterans Higher Education Collaborative at Webster

March 10, 2020

The Gateway Veterans Higher Education Collaborative held it Webster on Feb. 28. Over 50 people representing over 25 St. Louis-area schools and organizations attended the event, which focused on improving ways to serve student veterans, such as community based resources to helping veterans maximize their benefits and time on campus. This was the third event of its kind and the first to be hosted at Webster University.

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Winter Dance Workshop: Local high school students gain college dance experience

February 26, 2020

The Department of Dance in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts educates students into becoming a skilled, creative, and compassionate artist. Many of the students in the Department of Dance already have had years of training under their tutus before college. Still, oftentimes many younger dancers are not sure if pursuing a career in dance in their college years is the right path for them. The annual Winter Dance Workshop offers instruction in ballet, jazz, modern and aerial to these high school-age dancers to help them gain skills and guide their next steps.

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Student Literacy Corps Children's Book Drive Hits 21,750 Donated Books and Counting

February 24, 2020

Webster University's Student Literacy Corps has been collecting new and gently used children's books (from infants to teens) and delivering them to a variety of schools and other agencies serving low-income children and families since 2001. Webster students, faculty, and staff donated over 1,700 books this year, bringing the lifetime donation tally to 21,750.

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Africana Studies trip to Webster Ghana, Fall 2019

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion speakers, Ghana trip, Unified auditions

February 10, 2020

Michele Norris, Aisha Sultan and Colleen Starkloff will be guests on St. Louis on the Air Wednesday to discuss topics for Webster's upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference. ... St. Louis Magazine published a feature on the Africana Studies fall break trip to Ghana. ... The Chicago Tribune referenced Lara Teeter and Webster's part in the National Unified Auditions for prospective theatre students.

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Athens Conference on Azerbaijan History and Fight for Independence

January 28, 2020

The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in cooperation with Webster University Athens, held a conference devoted to the 30th anniversary of the violent assault on the civilian population in Baku by Soviet troops in 1990 that helped to move the country to their independence. The program included various presentations in the fields of history, culture, economy. The conference speakers explored the political developments of the country, its technology, education and culture.

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Fifth Annual Diversity And Inclusion Conference Feb. 24-27

January 22, 2020

Webster University will host its fifth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 24-27. The forum on Webster’s main campus is open to the community, as well as students, faculty, staff, alumni, and corporate partners, to share experiences, research, and emerging trends that embrace diversity in a variety of welcoming and inclusive ways.

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The annual Community Celebration takes place the day before the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Webster University Students Perform at MLK 2020 Community Celebration in Webster Groves

January 15, 2020

Webster University student performers will again be part of annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations in Webster Groves. Conservatory of Theatre Arts students Tony Merritt II and Amara Webb will perform "The Color Purple," the titular selection from the Broadway musical. Also performing at the event is Madison Rodgers, a Webster Department of Dance student who will share a self-choreographed solo. The 2020 Community Celebration takes place Sunday, Jan. 19.

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NCNAA Student Literacy Corps

Student Literacy Corps Spotlight: Tutor role 'life-changing' for student veteran

January 09, 2020

Webster's Student Literacy Corps program trains and places tutors in St. Louis-area schools. Marine veteran and Webster University student Michael Guthrie serves as a tutor and mentor with Student Literacy Corps, spending a majority of his time in the classroom at Nahed Chapman New American Academy at Roosevelt High School. He describes his experience working with the refugee and immigrant teenage students there as truly life-changing.

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The Webster Society Dinner honored donors to Webster University.

Marianne and Peter Gleich Honored at Annual Webster Society Dinner

December 20, 2019

Marianne and Peter Gleich, longtime supporters and friends of Webster University, were presented with the Visionary Award during the Webster Society Dinner, held Nov. 12 at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis. The annual dinner honors the members of the Webster Society, which includes donors who give $1,500 or more each year. The Visionary Award was established to recognize the unwavering commitment of individuals and organizations who have been indispensable in helping advance the institutional mission of Webster University.

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Webster Athens Students Host Holiday Celebration for Refugee Children

December 18, 2019

For the fifth year in a row, Webster Athens study abroad and local students, under the direction of the Office of Student Affairs, coordinated a holiday celebration for refugee children at the Caritas Refugee Center. The party took place on Dec 13, at the facilities of Caritas Hellas, where approximately 100 children and their families had a chance to enjoy the festivities and forget about their difficulties for a while.

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