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The experience was led by School of Communications faculty

STEM Outreach Event Hosted by Webster School of Communications

March 16, 2018

On March 15, Webster University’s School of Communications, in partnership with the Academy of Science of Saint Louis, hosted a FUTURE TREK event on exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in Communications Careers. Students got the opportunity to experience the applications of technology in multiple media industries and had the chance to hear from current students at Webster University who are pursuing degrees in the School of Communications.

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Jake Anderson, freshman pitcher

Gorlok Baseball Extends Win Streak to Eight Games

March 16, 2018

Webster University used a six-run second inning here Friday morning en route to posting a 12-5 victory over 24th-ranked Wheaton (Mass.) College in its sixth game of the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational at Lake Myrtle Park. With the victory, Webster extends its win streak to eight straight games and improves its record to 9-2 overall, while Wheaton falls to 4-6 on the year.

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This season is the Conservatory's 50th anniversary, with a special celebration weekend planned for April 20-22.

Webster Wins Industry Awards for Conservatory, Browning Hall Promotions

March 15, 2018

The Global Marketing and Communications unit has earned Webster University five more industry awards for advertisement, print production and video work that promoted two major initiatives in 2017-18. The Collegiate Advertising Awards and Service Industry Advertising Awards announced over the past month recognize creative work for this year's Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th anniversary and last fall's dedication and academic symposium for the opening of Browning Hall.

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Webster University staff are helping support College Bound STL.

Webster Staff Supporting College Bound STL

March 14, 2018

The Webster Staff Alliance invites everyone to consider joining its annual fundraiser to support a charitable cause. Instead of soliciting donations at the December luncheon, WSA has created an on-going campaign to support College Bound STL, which works with each of their students for up to seven years to help finish high school, matriculate into college, and persist to the award of a bachelor degree. About 90% of these students are the first in their families to earn a degree. You can donate online or during lunch at WSA Professional Development Day.

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 Associate Music Professor Kim Portnoy was one of 10 artists in the St. Louis region selected to receive a $20,000 fellowship from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.

Professor Portnoy Selected for Regional Arts Fellowship

March 13, 2018

Associate Music Professor Kim Portnoy was one of 10 artists in the St. Louis region selected to receive a $20,000 fellowship from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. The award was announced late last month. The award is part of the five-year-old Artist Fellowship program and is designed to allow each artist to further develop their career.

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Original Gorlok

Conservatory Reflections: Bringing the original Webster Gorlok costume to life

March 12, 2018

Even the most decorated Webster trivia champions may not know that the body of the original Gorlok mascot was covered in blue fur, not the gold fur we are accustomed to seeing today. In advance to the Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th Anniversary Celebration, Conservatory alumna Jana Park-Rogers reflected on her role in bringing the Gorlok to life in the late 1980s.

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Alumni Digital Publication Glimpse Presents Winter 2018 Issue

March 09, 2018

The Office of Advancement's Winter 2018 issue of “Glimpse,” the digital publication for Webster University alumni worldwide. With stories from the Netherlands to St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. to New York City, “Glimpse” provides a snapshot of Webster’s alumni, faculty, staff and students doing the extraordinary.

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Hear about Webster study abroad opportunities in

Study Abroad in Florence: Learn more March 13

March 08, 2018

Known as the "Cradle of the Renaissance,” the city of Florence is itself an open air museum, full of art and architechture including Michelangelo's statue of David at the Galleria dell'Accademia and the Duomo. Students, staff and faculty are invited to learn more about this exciting addition to the Webster network in a March 13 "lunch and learn" with Fabrizio Ricciardelli, campus director of Webster Florence at KSU Florence. Food and beverages will be served, so RSVP to the Office of Study Abroad.

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Webster University has been accredited by HLC since 1925.

Invitation to Open Forums During HLC Peer Review Team Visit

March 08, 2018

As part of its upcoming visit to review Webster University’s ongoing fulfillment of Higher Learning Commission's criteria for accreditation, the peer review team will hold three separate open forums with the Webster community based on HLC’s five criteria for accreditation. The peer review team will seek input from faculty, staff and students, who are encouraged to attend those forums which relate to their activities at Webster.

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student leadership awards

Student Award Nominations Open through March 26

March 08, 2018

Student Leadership Award nominations are currently being accepted through March 26. Please take a moment to nominate a deserving student or student organization for recognition of their accomplishments during the 2017-2018 academic year. Click through for more information on the awards, nomination criteria and nomination forms. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the 25th Annual Student Leadership Awards dinner on Friday, April 27.

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March 10 includes a Germaine Dulac double bill with an original score and live accompaniment by the Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra.

Webster Film Series Presents French Film Festival with Cinema St. Louis

March 08, 2018

The 10th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — co-presented by Cinema St. Louis and the Webster University Film Series — celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. The featured films span the decades from the 1920s through the 1990s, offering a revealing overview of French cinema.

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Academy of Sciences

Browning Hall Opens Doors to Area Science Fair

March 07, 2018

High school students who completed collegiate-level research in regional classrooms and labs competed in the Academy of Science - St. Louis Science Fair - Honors Division on Saturday, Feb. 24. The event was held at Webster University’s Browning Hall, Interdisciplinary Science Building, with several Webster faculty members serving as judges for the competition.

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