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Community members share a historical astrological moment

Solar Eclipse Brings Community Together

August 23, 2017

People across the United States made plans all summer to travel hundreds of miles to be in one of the few prime viewing spots for totality in the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. One of those spots was Webster University's home campus in Webster Groves, where Webster was founded just three years before the last time such an event could be seen from coast to coast in the continental United States. Faculty put on an educational show, while staff from many departments helped ensure some 850 people had a memorable experience at Webster.

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The City of Webster Groves approved a Conditional Occupancy Permit for the Building Friday.

Construction Update Aug. 18: City Approves Permit for Browning Hall

August 18, 2017

The City approved a permit to occupy Browning Hall Friday. Some construction is still going on, so students, faculty and staff are asked to be aware of the work and exercise caution when navigating the building. In other news, contact information on how to schedule rooms in the building has been determined, and Marletto's is nearly finished.

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We Are All Webster

#WeAreAllWebster: On inclusion, respect and welcoming all students at Webster

August 18, 2017

As students return to campus in the wake of events of violence, hatred and intolerance around the world, Webster University President Elizabeth J. Stroble and Provost Julian Z. Schuster share a message about embracing our differences, rejecting hatred and exclusion, and nurturing a welcoming campus community.

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A rendering of the interior of Browning Hall when it is finished. Currently, it is still under construction.

Construction Update July 25 2017

July 25, 2017

There are several updates in the latest edition of the Construction updates, from the status of Browning Hall to a description of the work that has been completed in the Marletto's Marketplace remodeling project. There also are reminders about the upcoming planned power outage and information about the upcoming work for the Sverdrup Building.

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Most buildings on the Webster Groves Home Campus will lose power for most the day on July 29.

Power Outage Scheduled for Home Campus on Sat. July 29

July 12, 2017

An Ameren planned power outage is scheduled for the Webster Groves home campus on Saturday, July 29. Most buildings on campus will start to lose power as early as 2 a.m. that morning. Power is not anticipated to be restored until later Saturday afternoon.

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The two events brought private and public sector leaders together discussing global innovation ecosystems, policies and opportunities.

Webster President at Innovation Summits in Brazil

July 05, 2017

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was in Brazil last week as a representative of higher education and Webster University at two innovation-oriented summits that brought together officials from private and public sectors to discuss innovation ecosystems and opportunities. Strobe participated in panels at both the Innovation Learning Lab at the São Paulo headquarters of the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry and the 7th Brazilian Industry Innovation Summit.

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President Beth Stroble

Fulfilling the Promise: President Stroble on Student Success, Access Initiatives

June 28, 2017

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble authored an article for ACE's Higher Education Today blog about the many initiatives Webster has implemented to fulfill the promise of higher education amid changing demographics for degree-seeking students. The article outlines these national trends and elaborates on how Webster has responded with regional partnerships, state-level initiatives like Reverse Transfer, and Webster's Transitions program, among others.

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GLA fellows and the provost joined staff in Bangkok in creating paper flowers, part of a nationwide remembrance of the King of Thailand.

GLA Summer Session in Thailand Continues with Leadership, Cultural Activities

June 14, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy continued its summer session in Thailand with leadership and personality reflections with David Pendleton before the group transferred from Bangkok to Cha-am, with cultural activities along the way including a visit to Phra Nakorn Khiri National Museum and Historical Park. The group also participated in the nationwide creation of 60 million paper flowers to commemorate the king who passed away last year.

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GLA fellows settled in Sunday with a cultural tour of Bangkok and group lunch.

GLA Summer Session Opens in Thailand

June 12, 2017

The summer session for the 2017 Global Leadership Academy opened this past weekend in Thailand with a cultural tour of Bangkok followed by Monday's international campus focus and symposium on leadership. The cohort will remain in Thailand's capital for the first half of the week before relocating to Cha-Am and Webster's campus there.

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President Stroble at Webster University's Los Angeles Air Force Base commencement ceremonies

Snapshots: Los Angeles Air Force Base Commencement

June 02, 2017

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was the commencement speaker for Webster's Los Angeles Air Force Base ceremonies, held at Fort Mac Arthur Air Force Base on Friday, May 19. More than 150 guests from southern California as well as Texas, Washington and Nevada were on hand to celebrate graduates who had completed master's or bachelor's degrees. One graduate in attendance was an online student from Texas.

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Tim Noelker '73 was appointed by the White House to the national volunteer service agency.

Webster Alumnus Appointed General Counsel to Corporation for National and Community Service

May 22, 2017

St. Louis senior counsel Tim Noelker '73 has devoted countless volunteer hours advancing the work of nonprofits and charitable organizations. But when he leaves Thompson Coburn this summer for a high-profile new position, volunteering will become his work. He has been appointed by The White House to serve as General Counsel for the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) in Washington, D.C., effective July 5, 2017.

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Ramser-Young '88

In the News: Stroble on value of degrees; '88 grad gets her day; Curtis on ransomware

May 18, 2017

President Beth Stroble was quoted in an Ingram’s feature examining the costs and value of higher education, in particular from private institutions. ... Professor Jim Curtis was interviewed for an NBC affiliate's story on global ransomware attacks. ... The story of Karla Ramsey-Young '88, who walked at Saturday's commencement 30 years after finishing her degree, was featured by Louisville's WDRB TV.

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