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Webster Students Present at National Undergraduate Research Conference

April 25, 2017

Eleven students along with their faculty mentors from Webster University’s departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology attended the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Memphis, Tennessee, with each student presenting results from their several collaborative research projects.

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ILC Launches New Translation Program in French and Spanish

April 24, 2017

In the Fall, the Department of International Languages and Cultures (ILC) will begin offering French- and Spanish-to-English Translation Certificates. This program will coincide with ILC’s move to Browning Hall, the new Interdisciplinary Building, where there will be a state-of-the-art Translation Lab. Translation is one of the fastest growing occupations according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and Webster has one of the few professionally-oriented translation certificates in the country.

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Webster University Advertising Campaign class is once again the District 9 winner of the National Student Advertising Competition

Advertising Campaign Class Wins Student Advertising Competition, Heads to Nationals

April 20, 2017

The Webster University Advertising Campaign class is once again the District 9 winner of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The team, made up of 15-member team of copywriters, designers, and account service members, received 1st place and received a special recognition for "Outstanding Graphic Design." With the district win, they will now compete in semifinals from May 4-5.

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Webster dance student

Annual Webster University Dance Ensemble April 28-30

April 17, 2017

The Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents the Webster University Dance Ensemble 2017 (WUDE), under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed. This year’s concert, April 28-30, shares contemporary choreography from international artist Nejla Yatkin; environmental performer and alumna Heather Sultz, and a collaboration with the dancers of Big Muddy Dance Company, with choreographer Thom Dancy.

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Webster Wins Marketing Awards for Recruitment, Inclusion, Fundraising, Social Campaigns

April 14, 2017

Webster University won several marketing and communication campaign awards from Higher Ed Marketing and the Collegiate Advertising Awards. Webster received honors for undergraduate recruitment ("You, Unlimited"), diversity and inclusion advertising, social media ("Cooking Up a Quality Education" video), and alumni donor and faculty/staff campaigns (Calendar Year-End Fundraising).

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Donnie (DJ) Duncan, student choreographer and dancer

Dance Students' Choreography Selected for Gala at ACDA Conference

April 13, 2017

On Tuesday, March 28, 23 Webster University dance students, both majors and minors, boarded a bus to Wichita, Kansas for the American College Dance Association’s Central Region conference for four days of workshops, concerts, presenting choreography and performing. Two students also had their choreography selected for the conference's Gala Concert.

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This is part of a graphic (seen below) that explains the transition a student takes from a freshman to a career, and how Webster plays a role in that process.

Webster Excels with Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Students, New Study Concludes

April 13, 2017

A new study affirms that Webster University excels in offering accessible and affordable bachelor’s degrees for students from households that earn less than the average national income. Importantly, the study concludes that Webster graduates typically increase their earning potential by securing employment that increases their income level from precollegiate levels. In fact, the University is one of the best in the country for increasing social mobility for these students.

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The Online Learning Center's Programs were named the best in the state and the sixth best in the nation, according to a recent survey.

Online Programs Named the Best in Missouri, Sixth Best in the Nation

April 12, 2017

Webster University offers the best online courses for college students working on a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Missouri, according to AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. Webster is listed in first place, up five spots from last year, among Missouri schools, and sixth place nationally. The rankings were released Thursday.

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photos of outstanding alumni awardees

Alumni Association Announces 2017 Award Winners

April 11, 2017

The Webster University Alumni Association has announced Marilynne Bradley, Vanessa Cooksey, Adam Neal, Emily Hencken-Ritter and Christopher Dietrich as recipients of its 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award. This award recognizes alumna or alumnus from each school or college who has achieved outstanding success and recognition in their profession and/or voluntary service.

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McKissack was among the most prolific children's authors on African-American history and lore.

Remembering Patricia McKissack '75, Internationally Acclaimed Author, Teacher

April 11, 2017

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Patricia McKissack (MA ’75), an internationally acclaimed children's book author and teacher whose more than 100 books helped fill a need for children's literature for minorities. McKissack was named Outstanding Alumna in 2005, received an honorary doctorate in 2010 and served on the School of Education advisory board. Her legacy lives on in countless classrooms across the country.

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Julian Schuster

Webster Provost Schuster Named to Ingram's Icons of Education 2017

April 07, 2017

Julian Schuster, Webster University's provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer, has been named to Ingram's "Icons of Education 2017." The 11 named to the list are recognized "for their impact as well as their commitment" to education. In the magazine's profile, Schuster discusses Webster's global footprint: “We try to lend our skills, our understanding to increase the capacity of people in those countries in which we operate. We, in the meantime, learn and transform ourselves.”

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