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Student Life HOF

Three Selected for 2019 Student Life Hall of Fame

May 21, 2019

Ciléia Miranda-Yuen ‘01, Tammy Gocial ’03, and Jenn Christ ‘04, have been selected as the newest members of the Webster University Student Life Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a ceremony to be held in Sunnen Lounge Thursday, May 30, with a reception beforehand in the University Center Commons. RSVP before May 27. The Student Life Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving student life at Webster University through campus, or community, involvement and/or participation in organized campus activities.

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Webster Hall

2018-19 Highlights: Academics, Athletics, Achievements and Awards

May 20, 2019

Webster University’s Class of 2019 numbers 5,000 graduates across the world, bringing Webster’s total alumni to more than 200,000 and capping another historic year for Webster University. Enjoy highlights of the 2018-19 academic year's achievements for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the University across the worldwide network.

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Jacob Ridenhour

Sophomore is 1st Gorlok to Qualify for NCAA Outdoor National Championships

May 20, 2019

Webster University sophomore Jacob Ridenhour made history Saturday morning as he became the first-ever Gorlok track and field athlete to qualify for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. Ridenhour qualified in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes and is one of eight student-athletes to qualify in both of those sprints at this year's Outdoor National Championships, which will be held in Geneva, Ohio, May 23-25.

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Class of 2019

Commencements begin for Class of 2019

May 17, 2019

Webster University's 100th graduating class has begun celebrating at commencement ceremonies across the network, including ceremonies last weekend in Geneva, Leiden, St. Louis and Thailand with more to come this weekend and through the summer. Overall, the class includes 5,000 graduates -- ranging in age from 19 to 72 -- and representing 101 countries across the globe.

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Webster University Athletics

Webster Wins Third Straight, 18th All-Time SLIAC All-Sports Trophy

May 15, 2019

Webster University continued its dominance of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophy by capturing the 2018-19 award for the third consecutive season, as announced Tuesday during the SLIAC Awards Banquet. Webster has now won the SLIAC All-Sports Trophy 18 times in the 21-year history of the award, including 14 times in the last 15 years. Among the Hall of Fame inductees were former Gorlok men's soccer coach Marty Todt '92 and former women's basketball player Angie Carr '05.

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The Gorlok

Staff Members of the Year Announced at Annual Recognition Breakfast

May 15, 2019

Tara Campbell and Nancy Higgins were announced as the Staff Members of the Year at the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Breakfast on Tuesday, May 14. The two are also Webster alumnae. Other previously announced honorees from the network were also recognized, including the faculty recipients of this year's Kemper and Messing awards, the staff Gorlok Greats, new retirees and those who reached milestones for years of service in 2019.

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The winning design was submitted by Sarah Lafser '15

New Webster Seal Unveiled with Contest Winner

May 14, 2019

Webster University's new seal was unveiled at Commencement Dinner. A design by Sarah Lafser '15 (BA Animation) was selected through a contest that drew submissions from current students, alumni and faculty. "Webster has had such a huge impact on my life that goes beyond a degree," she said. With that in mind, she said her design modernizes the seal and reflects Webster's global impact while incorporating elements from past seals in its history.

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Dean Eric Rothenbuhler and Courtney Stewart (MA '05)

2019 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners

May 13, 2019

The Outstanding Alumni Award recipients from each Webster University college and school were honored at Friday's Commencement Dinner and invited to address graduates from their respective colleges and schools at the 100th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 11, at The Muny in Forest Park.

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Webster Groves, where Webster University was founded in 1915.

Commencement Ceremonies Through History: 25th, 50th, 75th

May 10, 2019

Webster University has celebrated its annual Commencement at several locations around St. Louis, where it was founded in 1915. In addition to the Webster Groves campus and neighboring Eden Seminary and Nerinx Hall, downtown locations have included the Kiel Opera House, Powell Symphony Hall, the St. Louis Arena and the Dome at America's Center. Now, as Webster prepares to celebrate its 100th Commencement ceremony at The Muny in Forest Park, here is a look back at some past milestone commencement ceremonies: the 25th, 50th and 75th.

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Katy Sullivan

In the News: Katy Sullivan live; Miller, Rosenblum Op-Ed

May 10, 2019

Webster alumna and Commencement speaker Katy Sullivan was interviewed live by both FOX 2 and CBS affiliate KMOV Thursday morning. The interviews can be watched online. ... History professors Warren Rosenblum and Steven Miller had an Op/Ed published in Thursday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch looking at roots of anti-immigration 100 years ago.

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Late-night dining at Marletto's

Snapshots: Administrators Join Students for Finals Week Late Night Breakfast

May 09, 2019

In a regular tradition to take some of the stress off finals, more than 250 students were joined for the Late Night Breakfast by leaders from Webster University administration in Marletto's on the home campus in Webster Groves. Housing & Residential Life hosted and staffed the event Tuesday along with Dining Services. Housing student leaders volunteered their time to serve breakfast to students during finals week. In addition to breakfast, RHA provided added stress relief with coloring books, crayons and board games.

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Advising

Advising Excellence Award Winners, NACADA Certificate of Merit

May 08, 2019

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Academic Advising Center announce this year’s Advising Excellence Award winners. Terry Sullivan, assistant professor in the Communications and Journalism Department, and Amy Carroll, senior academic advisor on the Academic Advising Center’s Graduate Team for faculty and professional staff advising. Additionally, last year's winner Jordan Wienke was recently awarded with a Certificate of Merit of the Outstanding Advising Award – Primary Advising Role and will be recognized in October at the NACADA national conference.

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Brenda Newberry

In the News: Newberry, Corrigan, Roberts, Tennis

May 08, 2019

NBC affiliate TV6 out of Marquette, Michigan, produced a story on Katrina Serbentes, who will begin study next year and join the Webster University tennis team. ... The St. Louis American highlighted Brenda Newberry, who will receive an honorary degree at Saturday’s 100th Commencement ceremony. ... Joe Roberts was quoted by Wallhub about advice for emerging entrepreneurs. ... Don Corrigan will be featured in a Festus-Crystal City radio interview and newspaper article next week on his new book “Nuts About Squirrels."

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