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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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Donor Count Tripled for #GivingTuesday in Support of Webster Students

December 10, 2019

Thanks to generous donors, Webster University raised nearly $22,000 on #GivingTuesday Dec. 3to support our mission of delivering an extraordinary education one student at a time. "The generous outpouring of support from so many of Webster's alumni, faculty, staff and friends for our students is truly heartwarming," said Kelly Dopman, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund in the Office of Advancement.

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CHINA Town Hall: The evolving U.S.-China relationship

December 06, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University (WUCI) and the World Affairs Council of St. Louis (WACSTL) co-hosted the CHINA Town Hall on Nov. 18 at the Gateway Campus. Students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered in the auditorium to view a live webcast discussion on US-China relations. Following the nation-wide broadcast was an in-person panel of local experts from universities around the area who dissected the webcast and provided their own commentary on issues raised.

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Ellard, Palmore Trains Leiden Community on Student Success Portal

December 05, 2019

Erica Ellard, director of the Academic Resource Center, and Erik Palmore, director of the Faculty Development Center, spent a week in November at the Leiden campus holding training sessions for faculty, staff, and students on the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, and other University resources to support student success.

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Make a Global Impact with Webster on #GivingTuesday Dec. 3

November 27, 2019

Join Webster University on Tuesday, Dec. 3, for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations that encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Give today to make an impact on Webster students and remain leaders in global education,

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Nurse Anesthesia students at Webster University. Some of these students are raising funds to take trips to Guatemala and provide needed medical assistance.

Nurse Anesthesia Program Raises Money for Mission to Guatemala

November 25, 2019

Senior students in the Webster University Nurse Anesthesia Program will travel to Guatemala in February and March to provide much-needed assistance to communities in that nation, thanks to a partnership with non-profit organization Refuge International. While in that Central American nation, the students will extend their skills that they have learned in Webster’s classrooms and the varied clinical affiliates.

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Morris, right, with Flint W. Fowler, president of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Saint Louis

[Video] Larry Morris Receives St. Louis Champion Award

November 21, 2019

Larry Morris, alumnus and coordinator in Webster's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA), received a "Saint Louis Champion" Award during the "Hour of Champions" reception at Hotel Saint Louis from the Saint Louis Civic Pride Foundation for excellence in Saint Louis Civic Pride. This award is given to those with great civic pride and who have exceptional involvement and contribution to the St. Louis community.

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University Cheerleaders to Host Little Loks Cheerleading Camp Dec. 13-14

November 19, 2019

The Webster University competitive cheerleaders are hosting the Little Loks Cheer Camp clinic on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6-8:30 p.m. The Little Loks cheerleaders can return the next day to perform during the halftime of the women’s game on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. The cost per participant is $30, and open to students in grades K-5.

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Webster Holiday

Staff and Faculty Holiday Reception Dec. 13

November 18, 2019

Chancellor Beth Stroble and President Julian Schuster invite St. Louis-area faculty and staff to celebrate the holiday season with drinks and hors d'oeuvres on Friday, Dec. 13, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Edward Jones Commons of the East Academic Building. In the spirit of the season, guests are invited to bring donations to the party for Children's Permanency Partnership, which is a consortium of three highly respected child welfare organizations: Epworth Children & Family Services, Family Forward and Youth in Need.

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Cyber Camp

Cyber Explorers: Middle school girls gain insight into cybersecurity, computer science

November 14, 2019

Webster University hosted its third annual girls’ Cyber Explorers Workshop in partnership with Gateway to Innovation, Willis Towers Watson, Best Buy, First Bank, RGA, and the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology on Nov. 2. The day began with Walker School Dean Simone Cummings welcoming the 30 aspiring young middle school student-leaders from various St. Louis-area and metro-east schools and one agency.

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SLIFF Returns to Webster for Screenings and Master Classes

November 12, 2019

The Webster University Film Series welcomed nearly 100 film buffs last weekend for a master class with Laika Studios animation supervisor, Oscar nominee, and St. Louis native, Brad Schiff. This week will feature more films as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), as well as more master classes and guest speakers.

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Webster University received three national awards Tuesday, Nov. 12, for its Student Life efforts to increase voting participation

Webster University Receives Three National Voting Awards

November 12, 2019

Webster University won three national awards for its efforts to register students to vote and to get them to the polls on election day. The University was recognized with two Best in Class Awards for having the highest voting rate and the highest undergraduate voting rate at a large, private, four-year institution and the Platinum SEAL Award for excellence in student voter engagement.

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