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President Beth Stroble

Stroble to Discuss Local Impact of University at Chamber Luncheon

August 08, 2019

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble will be the guest speaker as Webster University hosts this month’s Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. She will discuss the many lesser known ways a university positively impacts a local community, including faculty activities, research and sharing expertise with local companies, conference, camps and more. Non-Chamber members are also welcome to the luncheon on Aug. 15, but must register by Aug. 13.

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Joni Parrent, wife of recently retired vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Rob Parrent, will appear as a contestant on an upcoming episode of ABC’s summer show “Holey Moley.

Joni Parrent, Wife of Recently Retired VP, to Appear on ABC's "Holey Moley"

July 22, 2019

Joni Parrent, wife of recently retired vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Rob Parrent, will appear as a contestant on an upcoming episode of ABC’s summer show “Holey Moley,” a program where mini-golf champs compete against each other on an extreme mini-golf course. Also appearing on the program as a regular commentator is Webster alumnus and actor Rob Riggle.

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Webster University

New Team for Office of Special Events

June 11, 2019

Webster University has named a new team for the Office of Special Events, President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble announced today. Caitlin Forness has been named director of special events, effective July 1, while Corinne Hilbert has been named associate director. The Office of Special Events coordinates University-wide and targeted outreach special events for the Office of the President and the Office of Advancement.

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Bruce Umbaugh

In the News: Cross, Donovan '95, Smith, Stroble, Umbaugh

June 10, 2019

President Beth Stroble was interviewed on Radio 63119 about Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts. ... Remy Cross was on KMOX discussing study that found thousands of racist posts on Facebook by active-duty police. ... Bruce Umbaugh spoke with Reviewed about data privacy issues with life and health tracking apps. ... Julie Smith was quoted in a Forbes article about social media platforms handling false and doctored political material. ... Matthew Donovan '95 has become acting secretary of the Air Force.

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Paul Steger

Webster University Appoints Paul Steger Dean of Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

May 23, 2019

Paul Steger has been named dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University, effective mid-July. Steger joins Webster University from Virginia Tech where he has served as the director of the School of Performing Arts – Music|Theatre|Cinema since 2017. Steger has appeared across North America, Europe, and Scandinavia as a performer, director, speaker and consultant. He has been a guest artist for the National Theatre Conservatory and the North Carolina School of the Arts.

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Late-night dining at Marletto's

Snapshots: Administrators Join Students for Finals Week Late Night Breakfast

May 09, 2019

In a regular tradition to take some of the stress off finals, more than 250 students were joined for the Late Night Breakfast by leaders from Webster University administration in Marletto's on the home campus in Webster Groves. Housing & Residential Life hosted and staffed the event Tuesday along with Dining Services. Housing student leaders volunteered their time to serve breakfast to students during finals week. In addition to breakfast, RHA provided added stress relief with coloring books, crayons and board games.

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Katie Fields

26th Annual Awards Ceremony Honors Student Leaders

May 01, 2019

The 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony was held on April 26 in Grant Gym. Student groups and individual students were recognized for their leadership involvement at the Webster Groves campus, with nearly 130 students and guests in attendance. Many of the awards were presented by alumni, former award recipients who returned to honor current student leaders.

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Scholarship dinner

Annual Scholarship Dinner Connects Donors, Students

April 25, 2019

Nearly 300 Webster University donors and scholarship recipients joined President Stroble and Provost Schuster for the 2019 Scholarship Dinner on April 4 in Grant Gym. This annual event brings together the recipients of Webster University scholarships, with their generous donors, to celebrate and connect. A tribute to Marilyn and Sam Fox’s years of generous support of Webster University was the highlight of the evening.

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Webster University

Message to the Community after Attacks in Sri Lanka

April 22, 2019

This past weekend’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, coincidental with the tragic anniversaries of the Oklahoma City bombing and Columbine School massacre, are a sobering reminder of the cruel attempts to destroy the fabric of our communities. As members of the global Webster community, we experience these events deeply. It is important at these moments to gather as a community and to find solace in each others’ company and in places that provide for safe reflection

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John (Jack) Galmiche III

Webster University Remembers Jack Galmiche, Vice Chair, Nine Network CEO

April 17, 2019

The Webster University community is saddened to learn of the passing of John (Jack) Galmiche III, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nine Network of Public Media and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Webster University. Galmiche was well known for his service to the Webster community and the entire St. Louis region and had served on the University’s board for most of the past five years. During that time, Galmiche also supported various programs in the School of Communications and was a familiar presence at the University’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference.

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Webster recently hosted Bobby Berk and Karamo Brown from the Netflix series,

In the News: Loretto-Hilton, Stroble and Flewellen, Brasfield, Corrigan

April 12, 2019

The New York Times' "36 Hours in..." travel series listed performances at the Loretto-Hilton Center as a must-see when visiting St. Louis. ... The St. Louis Post-Dispatch quoted Beth Stroble and Vincent C. Flewellen in coverage of "Queer Eye" stars' visit to campus. ... The Post-Dispatch reviewed Don Corrigan's latest book about squirrel's in popular culture. ... Jim Brasfield was quoted in Post-Dispatch analysis of the "Better Together" proposal to merge St. Louis and St. Louis County.

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