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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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Phyllis Nawrot (MAT '00) was featured in the Houston Chronicle for her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award.

In the News: Goedereis, Miller-Struttmann, Patterson, Werfelmann, Nawrot '00

April 19, 2019

Eric Goedereis' insights on millennials during St. Louis On the Air can now be heard online. ... Nicole Miller-Struttmann also appeared on the show to discuss her bee research. ... School of Education alumna Phyllis Nawrot praised her time at Webster in a Houston Chronicle feature about her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award. ... Trent Patterson and David Werfelmann will discuss Harmonices Mundi on Classic 107.3 FM Monday, April 22.

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Award-Winning Forensic Team Showcase April 24

April 18, 2019

See Webster’s award winning forensics team, which recently finished 5th in the nation, next Wednesday, April 24, from noon-1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Four performances will be featured, as they close out the 2018-2019 season. Feel free to bring lunch. Please contact program director Gina Jensen at for more information.

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John (Jack) Galmiche III

Webster University Remembers Jack Galmiche, Vice Chair, Nine Network CEO

April 17, 2019

The Webster University community is saddened to learn of the passing of John (Jack) Galmiche III, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nine Network of Public Media and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Webster University. Galmiche was well known for his service to the Webster community and the entire St. Louis region and had served on the University’s board for most of the past five years. During that time, Galmiche also supported various programs in the School of Communications and was a familiar presence at the University’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference.

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BioSTL, MilliporeSigma Welcome WATTS Scholars

April 15, 2019

On Friday, April 12, Winning Approaches for Talented Transfers in STEM (WATTS) Scholarship recipients and additional science majors participated in a Career Development Employer Tour coordinated by the Career Planning & Development Center and Biological Sciences Department. Students visited BioSTL and MilliporeSigma, where they were able to meet with scientists and gain insight into careers and the growing science start-up community in St. Louis.

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Nicole Miller Struttmann named Science Educator of the Year

In The News: Miller-Struttmann, Rosenblum, Starkey

April 15, 2019

Nicole Miller-Struttmann will be interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio's "St. Louis On The Air" about her bee research this Thursday at noon. ... Warren Rosenblum presented “From the Age of Good Intentions to Programs of Mass Destruction: The ‘Feeble-Minded’ in Modern Germany” in conjunction with a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum traveling exhibition, with an article in the Tribune Democrat. ... Jennifer Starkey was interviewed by Radio 63119 for a discussion on Webster's outreach which airs at 1:30 p.m. Monday and again Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 a.m.

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SLIAC Hall of Fame

Carr, Todt To Be Inducted into SLIAC Hall of Fame

April 12, 2019

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced the members of their 2019 Hall of Fame Class. This year's class of inductees includes former Gorloks as two of the three members. The league has selected former Webster women's basketball star Angie Carr (2001-05) and former Webster men's soccer coach Marty Todt (1988-12) for induction. Inductees will be honored during the league's annual Awards Banquet, which is scheduled for May 14.

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Webster recently hosted Bobby Berk and Karamo Brown from the Netflix series,

In the News: Loretto-Hilton, Stroble and Flewellen, Brasfield, Corrigan

April 12, 2019

The New York Times' "36 Hours in..." travel series listed performances at the Loretto-Hilton Center as a must-see when visiting St. Louis. ... The St. Louis Post-Dispatch quoted Beth Stroble and Vincent C. Flewellen in coverage of "Queer Eye" stars' visit to campus. ... The Post-Dispatch reviewed Don Corrigan's latest book about squirrel's in popular culture. ... Jim Brasfield was quoted in Post-Dispatch analysis of the "Better Together" proposal to merge St. Louis and St. Louis County.

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Conservatory promotional ad saluting The Muny's centennial.

Webster Wins Advertising Awards for Recruitment, Branding, Conservatory

April 11, 2019

Webster University's Global Marketing and Communications unit has earned nine more advertising and marketing industry awards for advertising and print production for admissions and recruitment, institutional branding, and the Conservatory of Theatre Arts. The awards for 2018 activities were received from the SIAA, Collegiate Advertising Awards and the Educational Advertising Awards.

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Zhao Xi, Department of Dance

Dance Visiting Guest Artist Honored for International Efforts

April 10, 2019

Zhao Xi (Cecilia), visiting guest artist in the Department of Dance, received the “Award MENADA for Extraordinary Achievement in the Field of Contemporary Dance” from the Dance Fest Skopje in North Macedonia. Zhao is the first young artist to be recognized for this honor, with artists such as Hans van Manen and Vladimir Vasiliev, having preceded her. Zhao Xi is founder of the NEW, Beijing New Dance Festival, which has brought world-renowned artists and companies from around the world to China.

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Webster Geneva 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Webster University Celebrates 40 Years in Geneva

April 09, 2019

A weekend of activities recognizing Webster University Geneva’s 40th anniversary culminated with a Gala Fundraiser with alumni and friends, over a celebration evening of cocktails, art, music, dinner and dancing, with proceeds benefiting scholarship funds at Webster Geneva. Current student Emil Brew-Butler served as master of ceremonies, and Sema Jonsson's gallery exhibit, “Women Who Inspire,” recalled Webster's humble origins and pioneering spirit from its 1915 founding in St. Louis.

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2019-20 Provost's Faculty Fellows

April 08, 2019

Karla Armbruster and Kate Parsons have been selected as the Provost's Faculty Fellows for the 2019-20 academic year. The Provost’s Faculty Fellows Program is an opportunity for faculty members to contribute to the leadership of key strategic efforts of Webster University on a part-time basis by partnering with Academic Affairs or its support units on projects that are of particular interest and importance that take full advantage of the unique interests, skills, and academic backgrounds of the University’s diverse faculty.

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