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New federal data says that Webster transfer students and Pell Grant recipients finish their programs at a higher rate than at other private non-profit institutions.

New Data: Webster Boosts Success of Transfer, Pell Students

November 15, 2017

Webster University has higher-than-average six-year completion rates for part-time and full-time transfer students, and for those who receive Pell Grants, according to provisional Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) statistics released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

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Join the Webster Economic Association on Nov. 8

Webster Economic Association Hosts Alumna Alyssa Curran Nov. 8

October 31, 2017

All students and staff are welcome to join the Webster Economic Association for their event, Advocating for Racial and Economic Equity through Systemic Change in St. Louis - The Role of Philanthropy. Webster alumna Alyssa Curran will host on the event on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m, in the East Academic Building, room 102. A raffle and food will be provided.

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Buudhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India created the sand mandala at Webster University.

Video: Buddhist monks create sand mandala

October 17, 2017

Last week Webster University welcomed Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India to campus for the creation of a sand mandala around the theme of world peace and diversity. The three-day process involves careful, intricate design with grains of sand. It closes with a destruction of the sand mandala, evoking the theme that everything is moving and temporary in the world. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Fox 2 were among the outlets capturing the activity with video.

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The Dear World Storytelling Experience will be on campus Sept. 21

Dear World Storytelling Experience on Campus Sept. 21

September 20, 2017

On Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. in the University Center Grant Gymnasium, the Dear World live show will be here to feature and celebrate stories and voices from around the world and our own campus. Dear World is an internationally recognized portrait and storytelling project that has visited hundreds of college campuses across the world, captured over 70,000 stories (celebrities, presidents, students, and so much more) and has been featured on USA Today, CNN, NBC, and Buzzfeed.

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Video Message from President and Provost

September 19, 2017

As members of our community struggle to reconcile the Stockley verdict and responses to it with their values, hopes and dreams, this is a time of uncertainty for many. It is important to maintain our sense of community as we work through differences of opinion about this case and others like it. We ask everyone at Webster to approach this as a time of learning and reflection. How can we gain a greater understanding?

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A message from the president and provost

Message from the President and Provost

September 18, 2017

As a University, we have the obligation and the opportunity to facilitate the listening that leads to understanding and the commitment to lead and enact change. We are living through a moment that reflects society at a crossroads; we must approach this as a time of learning and reflection. How can we gain a greater understanding? How can we support each other as we travel what may well be a difficult journey?

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Miller was featured in the Sept. 8-14 edition of the Business Journal

Craig Miller Honored in Diverse Business Leader Awards

September 12, 2017

Craig Miller is one of the recipients of the 2017 St. Louis Business Journal Diverse Business Leaders Awards. As Webster's director of facilities planning and management, Miller has been essential to the completion of East Academic Building and Browning Hall, among other construction and renovation projects. He was honored at the annual event Friday, Sept. 8, as well as in the Sept. 8-14 issue of the Business Journal.

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The spirit tunnel during New Student Orientation

Message to the Community about Community

September 12, 2017

With the beginning of the academic year, we are feeling tremendously encouraged by news and exciting events on a number of fronts for Webster. Yet on a personal level and in our roles as members of communities, locally and globally, we each have concerns about any number of topics that threaten to divide us. Let us help our colleagues and our students address their most pressing needs, whenever they and their families are in harm’s way, as we strengthen the community that is Webster.

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10 Blocks on the Camino Real

The National Theatre of Ghana Performs Tennessee Williams at Webster

September 08, 2017

The National Theatre of Ghana will be performing a production of "10 Blocks on the Camino Real," written by Tennessee Williams, directed by David Kaplan, and produced by Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival on the Webster Groves Campus, Monday, Sept. 11. The performance will take place at 12 p.m. in the green space between The Loretto-Hilton Center and the Thompson Music Building. The performance is free and open to the public.

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President and Provost Message to the St. Louis community

September 08, 2017

The possible outcomes in the case of a St. Louis police officer charged with murder have many in our region on edge. No matter the case's outcome, we recognize the issues at stake impact the lives of many. We ask that members of our community consider these issues while continuing to treat each other with respect, empathy and understanding. Operationally, we are monitoring the situation and are prepared to make any decisions in the event response to the verdict disrupts access to our campuses.

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Standing on Principles of Inclusion and Diversity

September 05, 2017

Webster University serves and strengthens a diverse community in St. Louis as well as worldwide by improving lives through education. We stand on principles of inclusion and diversity and oppose any restriction to accessing education, often the principal pathway to a better future for many individuals we welcomed to our community. Although some of the political rhetoric surrounding DACA may slip into the polarized politics of our times, in truth, resolution to this issue can be non-partisan.

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2016 International Friendship participants

Webster International Friendship Program Application deadline Sept. 15

September 01, 2017

Join the Webster International Friendship Program by submitting your application to be a community friend by Sept. 15. Webster International Friendship Program provides an opportunity for international students to connect beyond the Webster University campus, helping them better understand our community. Participation gives both the students and community members an opportunity to learn about other cultures, have stimulating conversations, and make new friends. Any interested community members, faculty, staff and U.S. students are encouraged to apply.

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Program designed for freshmen and transfer students who are first-generation college students, with many identifying as minorities

TAP Program Preps New Students for Success at Webster

August 31, 2017

The Transitions and Academic Prep (TAP) program is an intensive, 10-day residential program for Transitions students. This year, the TAP program ran July 19-28. This year’s TAP cohort experienced an even more focused academic curriculum than previous cohorts with 28 students engaging in a 2-credit-hour WRIT 1000: Basic Writing Workshop course that focused on writing, academic integrity and research. The program also encouraged students to delve deeper into topics of diversity, privilege and oppression.

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Students in Ancient Olympia

Webster Athens Hosts Successful Heritage Program

August 30, 2017

The twelfth annual AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) Journey to Greece program through Webster University Athens completed another successful year. Students of Hellenic descent from all over the U.S. and Canada participated in this month-long heritage program. They studied Greek language, society and culture while earning six academic credits that will transfer back to their home institutions.   

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