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Counseling Students Receive National Minority Fellowships

July 26, 2017

Two Webster University counseling students at the Myrtle Beach campus location have been awarded fellowships in the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation 2017 Minority Fellowship Program. Each will receive up to $11,000 in scholarship funding, thanks to their knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations.

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Welcome to Webster, Gorloks!

Sign Up: Help Welcome Students to Webster Aug. 21-31

July 26, 2017

Welcoming our new and returning undergraduate and graduate students is crucial and impactful for Webster University. Again this year the Department of First-Year Experience Programs and the Welcome Student Committee is in need of your help during the weeks of August 21- 31. We have a variety of ways in which you can assist. Let us know when you can offer your time and energy as the fall term begins.

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Volleyball at Webster University

Webster University Volleyball Earns Ninth Straight AVCA Team Academic Award

July 26, 2017

For the ninth consecutive year, the Webster University women’s volleyball team has been recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) with a Team Academic Award. The 2016 Gorloks also raised their team grade point average (GPA) for a third straight year, maintaining a lofty 3.64 for 2016-17.

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Webster Golf Team Receives GCAA Special Academic Recognition Award

July 25, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, the Webster University men's golf team was awarded the 2016-2017 Team Academic Award by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Additionally, the Gorloks were one of only seven NCAA III teams nationwide that received President's Special Recognition by the GCAA for posting a 3.54 grade point average (GPA) for 2016-17.

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A puzzle game opens the Girls' Invitational with 75 young women competitors from 13 countries.

Chess Girls' Invitational Opens as Children's Camp Ends

July 24, 2017

It's a busy July for chess at Webster University, where the Susan Polgar Foundation completed a chess camp with 100 children before opening the annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational, which welcomes 75 young women and girls from 13 countries in North, Central and South America competing for scholarships and prizes. Seven alumnae from the tournament dating back to its beginning in 2005 were on hand to help welcome this year's competitors.

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Lauren Honz '16 earned a bachelor of music education at Webster University.

Honz '16 Named Conductor for St. Louis Children's Choirs

July 24, 2017

Lauren Honz (BME ’16) has been named conductor of one of the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. The choirs include about 450 talented young singers (ages 6 to 18) from more than 200 schools and 85 zip codes in Missouri and Illinois. While at Webster, Honz received the prestigious Peggy Fossett Endowed Music Scholarship and the Jean Sinor Memorial Scholarship, as well as the highly competitive Tresa Jo Wilson Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Missouri Choral Directors Association.

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Webster University Athletics

Webster Baseball, Softball Win National NCAA D-III Stat Awards

July 17, 2017

Webster University students have been recognized as NCAA Division III national statistical champions in several categories on the baseball and softball fields. A week after graduating softball player Karissa Cardenas was declared the "Toughest to Strike Out" in 2017, baseball players Josh Fleming (lowest ERA) and Kyle Uhrich (strikeouts per nine innings) were also recognized for their champion performances. The baseball team itself was also NCAA D-III's top performer in strikeouts per nine innings.

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Visiting Ghana for the first time, students and faculty integrated and formed connections and friendships on campus and in the surrounding community.

Life-Changing West African Study Abroad Experience in Ghana

July 14, 2017

This summer, 10 Webster University students had the experience of a lifetime through the inaugural "West African Experience" study abroad program at Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana. Danielle MacCartney, associate professor of Sociology at the Webster Groves campus, taught Global Social Problems, supported by the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship. Webster Ghana academic director Michael Williams taught a second course, Pan-African Social Movements. Learn more about their experience in this story and at a study abroad event this fall.

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This is the sixth year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program

July 13, 2017

The Academic Resource Center and academic partners throughout campus are gearing up for the Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program to be held July 19-28, 2017. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During the 10-day program, TAP students live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in campus workshops and activities, including the faculty "lunch and learn," to help them transition to university life.

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Lt. Col. R. Tyler Willibanks, a Webster alumnus who is the deputy commander of

Webster Alumnus Serves as Deputy Commander of the Elite Old Guard Army Regiment

July 13, 2017

Lt. Col. R. Tyler Willbanks, who graduated with a master’s degree in international relations this spring, serves as the deputy regimental commander of The Old Guard, also known as the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment. The elite unit serves at military funerals, major events with international dignitaries, and other high-profile occasions such as the recent presidential inauguration.

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2017 Student Life Hall of Fame inductees

Student Life Hall of Fame to Induct Five New Members

July 12, 2017

Daniel (Dee) Goines ’08, Lauren (Meyer) Hoggatt ’10 and ’12, Mario Santander ’09 and ’11, Mathias Jackson ’06 and ’07, and Tyler Holman ’12 have been selected as the newest members of the Webster University Student Life Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a ceremony during Homecoming Weekend, on Friday, Sept. 15.

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