News Articles

Television personality and author Bill Nye, the current host of the Netflix series

Bill Nye to Speak at Webster University

September 20, 2017

Author, educator and television personality Bill Nye is scheduled to speak at Webster University on Monday, Oct. 16. Tickets will be available to Webster students for free beginning Sept. 18 (one ticket per current student with valid Webster ID). Public admission is $20, and tickets for Webster University faculty, staff, and alumni are $10.

tags: home page, president, provost, webster life, student activities, student affairs, webster today

Webster University

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?

tags: employee news, faculty, home page, president, provost, webster life, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, webster today

[title of show] opens Sept. 27 at Emerson Studio Theatre

Webster Conservatory to Perform Alumnus' [title of show] Musical

September 19, 2017

Webster University alumnus Hunter Bell (BFA '93) wrote a book turned one-act musical that was performed on Broadway in 2008. It received notable attention at the Musical Theatre Festival premiering in New York City and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts will be performing the show beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Emerson Studio Theatre.

tags: alumni, academics, college of fine arts, conservatory of theatre arts, home page, students, webster life, webster today

The Career and Internship Fair will be held on Sept. 26

Join the Annual Career and Internship Fair Sept. 26

September 19, 2017

The annual Career and Internship Fair will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1:30-4 p.m., in the University Center Gym. This year, Career Planning and Development is excited to bring recruiters, some of whom are Webster University alumni, representing over 70 companies and organizations to campus, including Edward Jones, Build – A- Bear Workshops, Enterprise, TD Ameritrade, Abstrak Marketing, Centene, St. Louis Public Schools, Fox Theatre, Peace Corps and Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET Program).

tags: academics, webster life, webster today, students, home page, career planning and development center, career fair

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?

tags: employee news, faculty, global, home page, president, provost, webster life, community and engagement, diversity and inclusion, webster today

Jenni Taylor graduated in 2011 with a degree in Educational Studies

Informal Commencement Celebrates Non-Traditional Path

September 14, 2017

Webster University’s Commencement ceremony happens every year in May. For the past decade, it has been held at The Muny theatre in Forest Park, where graduates gather to hear the commencement address and receive their degrees in front of a crowd of family and friends. But Jenni Taylor, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in Educational Studies, never had that main ceremony experience – until now. This past summer, a small group of supporters made sure she got to cross the Muny stage in a cap and gown.

tags: alumni, college of arts and sciences, home page, school of communications, school of education, webster life, webster today

Patricia Reardon Arnold

Patricia Reardon Arnold Named Vice President of Advancement

September 13, 2017

Patricia Reardon Arnold has been named Vice President of Advancement at Webster University. Arnold originally joined Webster in January 2017 to serve in this role on an interim basis. As the head of Advancement, Arnold provides strategic direction and leadership of Webster's Advancement Office, which includes: Annual Fund, and Major Gifts, Alumni Programs, Parent and Student Programs, Corporate, Foundation, and Advancement Services.

tags: employee news, president, home page, advancement, alumni, webster today

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.

tags: employee news, home page, webster life, finance and administration, diversity and inclusion, webster today

Webster University earned its highest ranking in four years on the US News and World Report annual ranking

Webster University Rises in U.S. News and World Report Ranking

September 12, 2017

For the ninth consecutive year, Webster is ranked first among St. Louis institutions in the “Regional Universities – Midwest” classification, which includes 165 colleges and universities from Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Webster also ranked third out of all institutions in Missouri, and second out of all private non-profit institutions in the state.

tags: academics, home page, president, provost, webster today

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.

tags: home page, president, provost, webster life, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, global citizenship, webster today