News Articles

Chancellor Beth Stroble

In the News: Stroble on Suggs Scholars; Webster value in WalletHub; Cooper, Stephenson on pandemic

October 22, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble was interviewed live on KMOX and in the St. Louis American about Webster's Suggs Scholars. ... Mercedes Stephenson was interviewed by Red Latina on the pandemic's impact on the Latino community. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was quoted in USA Today about the fate of community policing during the pandemic. ... WalletHub ranked Webster University among the "top performing schools with the lowest possible cost for undergraduates" in Missouri.

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Fischer hopes that all future students can study well despite their experience of the pandemic, because, as she says, their academic future will depend on it. However, she also hopes they can enjoy the camaraderie that Webster Vienna provides. “But do wear your masks!” she concludes.

Alumna reflects on support, opportunities at Webster Vienna

October 16, 2020

"Life is a struggle" might sound trite, but for 25-year-old Maleen Fischer, the struggle was life itself. When she was four years old, Fischer was diagnosed with a rare, incurable and often fatal lung disease called Pulmonary Hypertension. Today, she can boast that she is successfully fighting the disease, and also succeeded at Webster Vienna, where she graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Media Communications, Business Management and Economics before pursuing a master’s degree at Harvard University. "Webster made it possible for me to study safely and become an intricate part of the community," she said.

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President Julian Z. Schuster

In the News: Schuster on pandemic learning; Hall on Rewire; South Carolina TCS; Beckstein

October 13, 2020

President Julian Schuster was quoted about safety prep, modifications and future plans as part of a Ladue News feature on learning during the pandemic. ... Bill Hall was quoted on the PBS program, "Rewire," about the nature of politicians' promises of major reform. ... Several news outlets covered the agreement to make it easier for students in the South Carolina Technical College System to transfer into programs at Webster. ... Webster Thailand's Amoneeta Beckstein wrote a guest column in Community Psychology about how Native Americans are coping during the pandemic.

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Health Communications in America Is in Critical Condition - School of Communication Summit to Explore Best Practices

October 12, 2020

Health Communications in America is now in critical condition. The spread of coronavirus, growing social and economic issues, introduction of new treatment options, and lack of equal access to health care is testing our ability to keep the public informed and educated about their health and options to care for it. Webster University’s School of Communications Virtual Health Communications Summit on Oct. 22-23 will examine these issues and seek to find solutions to them.

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Julie Smith will speak with KMOX radio host Megan Lynch about online disinformation and how to spot it.

Julie Smith and Megan Lynch to Discuss Online Misinformation and How You Can Spot It

October 09, 2020

Julie Smith, who teaches media literacy in Webster University’s School of Communications has a message for everyone: “You’re being lied to.” And at 7 p.m., Oct. 26, she will have an online conversation with KMOX radio personality Megan Lynch about how misinformation is being spread through social media and websites, and how regular viewers can separate the lies from the truth. The public is invited to tune in to hear the discussion.

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Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Earns 21st Consecutive United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award

September 29, 2020

The 2019 Webster University women's soccer team earned a United Soccer Coaches (USC) Team Academic Award for the 2019-20 academic year on Sept. 24. It marks the 21st consecutive year that Webster has been honored by the United Soccer Coaches, having received the Team Academic Award every year of the program's existence which first began play in 1999.

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President Julian Z. Schuster

In the News: Schuster on leadership, student debt; Flewellen in Business Journal; Ghana lecture series

September 28, 2020

President Julian Z. Schuster was interviewed on the Vance Crowe Podcast about response to COVID-19, the value of higher education, and leadership strategy. ... An interview with Vincent C. Flewellen was part of the special edition of the St. Louis Business Journal honoring him and others named to the 2020 Diverse Business Leaders. ... Webster Ghana's upcoming public lecture and panel about the upcoming presidential elections was featured in Ghana's Citi Newsroom.

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Webster Speaks: Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era

Students Speak Out About Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era

September 23, 2020

The most-watched, most discussed episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION opened the floor to young voices on Sept. 16. Host Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s chief diversity officer, interviewed four Webster Suggs Scholars in an extended episode titled “Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era.”

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Webster University

Webster Announces 10 Donald M. Suggs Scholarship Recipients

September 17, 2020

Webster University is pleased to announce 10 incoming freshmen have been awarded the Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship, a four-year full scholarship. This year, Webster has increased the number of Suggs Scholarships fivefold, from two to 10. "We are thrilled to be able to increase our Suggs Scholars," said Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. "We know these students are engaged and talented and will become leaders on campus. We look forward to their contributions in the classroom and in the community during their time at Webster."

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Students in the Quad on the main campus

Limitations on Gatherings at Main Campus Extended Indefinitely

September 17, 2020

As we monitor regional conditions and guidelines to limit spread of the coronavirus, the Task Force on Transition & Adaptability has indefinitely extended the limitation on gatherings and events at the main campus in Webster Groves. This limitation was initially imposed from the start of the fall term until at least Sept. 20 as part of the phased return to campus for fall. The current regional environment warrants extending this limitation indefinitely.

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Take the Red Card Pledge

Join Webster at 'Women of the Diaspora: Gender and Race Discrimination' Summit

September 09, 2020

Webster University Geneva Director Clementina Acedo will be one of the featured panelists at the upcoming global forum, “Women of the Diaspora: Gender and Race Discrimination,” the first in a series of upcoming summits on topics related to UN Sustainable Development Goals. The entire Webster University community is invited to register and engage in this event on Sept. 18 and to add their name to the Red Card initiative to combat discrimination and violence against women and girls.

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Darrell Yates

2020 Alumni Association Award Recipients to be Honored at Homecoming

September 09, 2020

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2020 Alumni Award recipients as Darrell Yates, Terry Gorski, Cody Richard and Michelle Esswein. These outstanding alumni will be honored during the virtual 2020 "Stay" Homecoming events, with a special presentation and video on Sept. 25.

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