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Simone Cummings, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology

In the News: Stroble on Education, Labor; Cummings feature; Essig podcasting

July 11, 2018

President Stroble was quoted in Diverse Issues in Higher Education about how the proposed merger of the federal departments of labor and education could impact college students. ... Dean Simone Cummings is the subject of a feature on Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. ... School of Communications faculty member Jeremy Essig and his new comedy podcast with Tina Dybal was profiled in The Riverfront Times.

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John Pyle

John Pyle Named Chief Innovation Officer, VP for New Business

July 05, 2018

John Pyle has been appointed chief innovation officer and vice president for new business at Webster University. In this role, Pyle will grow and enhance Webster’s approaches to innovation across its services, programs and campuses to foster enrollment and revenue growth. He will lead the University’s approaches to business incubation, entrepreneurship, strategy execution, partnership and joint venture development in ways that competitively position Webster in a rapidly changing higher education sector.

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Supermodel Karlie Kloss visited Webster University's Gateway Campus as it hosted one of her “Kode with Klossie” summer camps.

Karlie Kloss Visits 'Kode with Klossy' Camp at Gateway Campus

July 02, 2018

Supermodel Karlie Kloss visited the Gateway Campus last week to drop in on one of her “Kode with Klossy” summer camps, which was hosted by Webster University. Kloss started the summer camps in 2015 to encourage more young women to learn how to write computer code and enter the fields of computer engineering, programming and design. On this visit, President Stroble presented Kloss with a Webster University coin to honor her for supporting the education of young women.

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student awards

Student Leaders Honored at 25th Annual Awards

May 03, 2018

The 25th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony sponsored by Student Affairs and the Student Government Association were held April 27, with nearly 200 students and guests in attendance. Student groups and individual students were recognized for their leadership involvement at the Webster Groves campus. Many of the awards were presented by alumni, former award recipients who returned to honor current student leaders.

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Support local nonprofits like Webster at givestlday.org.

Support Webster on Give STL Day!

May 02, 2018

Give STL day 2018 is happening today! During this 24-hour, region-wide event, show your support for the St. Louis community by supporting a nonprofit most meaningful to you, like Webster University! With your help, we are committed to making Give STL Day a success. Know your gift will help make a difference in the lives of the students we serve. Beth and Paul Stroble have agreed to personally match every dollar given to Webster University up to $10,000 on this day.

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Ideas for Webster's future

President, Provost Host Forums on Strengthening Webster

May 01, 2018

President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster continue to host meetings with staff and faculty in the latest phase of the collaborative process to address changing market forces and demographic shifts that continue to impact overall revenue. At a meeting hosted by WSA today, Stroble emphasized the implementation teams' role in achieving steering committee initiatives in a way that advances Webster's vision and mission while minimizing negative impact on the community. Schuster reiterated that preserving Webster's community while improving the overall effectiveness of operation has been the primary purpose of the work done on these initiatives so far.

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Webster University was founded in 1915

Message from the President and Provost

April 19, 2018

Webster University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a budget for the coming year and a multi-year plan for strengthening Webster’s financial and academic position. Through the steering committee process, we are meeting the challenges of the new highly competitive environment in higher education and finding new ideas for additional revenue sources along with making prudent fiscal changes. Now begins the implementation phase, which will require the work of all members of the University community.

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Craig A. Miller Sr. Of Facilities Planning and Management and Lisa Sombart of William Tao and Associates accepting first place 2018 Technology Award in Category - New Educational Buildings - Outstanding Achievement in the Application of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Technology from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) St. Louis Chapter.

Browning Hall Recognized for Innovation in Heating and Air Conditioning

April 18, 2018

Browning Hall, the Interdisciplinary Science Building, was honored with a first-place technology award for “Outstanding Achievement” from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The award was presented by the St. Louis Chapter of ASHRAE during their annual awards dinner Monday night, April 16, 2018, and accepted by Craig Miller Sr. Of Facilities Planning and Management.

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President Stroble and scholarship recipient Jovan McBride

Scholars, Donors Celebrate at Annual Scholarship Dinner

April 17, 2018

More than 300 guests joined Chair of the Board of Trustees Lynn Britton, President Beth Stroble, and Provost Julian Schuster for the 2018 Scholarship Dinner. This special evening unites Webster University scholarship recipients with their patrons to celebrate, connect and learn from each other. The evening also featured live music by Webster students and a tribute to Dr. Donald Suggs. Webster University is grateful to all who attended and appreciative of our donors' support of Webster students.

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A panel of leaders discussed the arts' impact on St. Louis culture and business.

In the News: Impact of Webster Conservatory, Arts in St. Louis

April 13, 2018

An experts roundtable hosted at Webster University is featured in the St. Louis Business Journal, with arts leaders from across the region discussing the impact of the arts. ... A guest commentary by Tony Award winner Terry Schnuck highlighted how "arts are good for business," noting the many Webster alumni who've made their mark. ... The cover of the Ladue News this week features the Conservatory 50th anniversary with quotes from Dottie Englis. ... President Stroble is interviewed in the Post-Dispatch's "Advancing St. Louis" series.

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Give STL Day is May 2

May 2: Support Webster on Give STL Day 2018

April 11, 2018

Give STL Day 2018, sponsored by TD Ameritrade powered by the St. Louis Community Foundation, is on May 2 and is bringing the St. Louis community together to support and enhance our local nonprofits, like Webster University. Imagine the impact on our students if we all come together to give on this day of region-wide community giving. President Beth Stroble and Paul Stroble have agreed to personally match every dollar given to Webster University up to $10,000.

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Mascot costumes optional for Wednesday's walk.

Walk with the President in Destination: WELLNESS Wednesday

April 10, 2018

Part of the Destination: WELLNESS activities this month is an opportunity to walk around campus with President Stroble on Wednesday, April 11. All are welcome even if you did not sign up for this "Path 3: Weekly Pit Stops" track or any part of the Destination: WELLNESS challenge. Gather for the walk at noon on Wednesday, April 11, at Emerson Library. The forecast looks great, but in case of bad weather, look for a notice on the Wellness blog at blogs.webster.edu/wellness.

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