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King during the 1963 civil rights march in Washington (U.S. National Archives)

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: Renewing and Increasing Our Resolve

January 13, 2017

As the nation reflects on the legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster call on the community to renew and increase our resolve to create a truly inclusive community through our interactions with each other, through programs and events, through new policies and practices.

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December Toast

Snapshots: December Toast to Mid-Year Grads

December 22, 2016

The 5th annual December Toast: A Celebration of Our Mid-Year Graduates was held Friday, Dec. 16, in the Community Music School Concert Hall. President Beth Stroble, Provost Julian Schuster and the deans from each of the schools offered congratulations and remarks to the graduates. Charlie Hahn, vice president of Advancement, welcomed the newest alumni to the Alumni Association, which was founded by a small group of Webster graduates in 1923 to maintain a connection between Webster alumni and their alma mater.

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The evening also showcased

Video: Vienna WEBTalks Showcases Webster Talent, Common Bonds

December 16, 2016

Webster Vienna hosted its first WEBTalks, an event welcoming three extraordinary Webster-associated speakers for an evening of TED Talk-style insights from Oscar-winning alumnus Charles Randolph, space neuroscientist alumnus Vladimir Ivkovic and Webster chess coach and grandmaster Susan Polgar.

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Katie Ervin poses with the Gorlok earlier this year. She is one of two employees being credited with saving lives earlier this semester.

Two Webster Employees Honored for Saving Lives

December 08, 2016

In two separate incidents, Webster employees recognized a need to take action and they both saved lives as a result. Katie Ervin, director of the Fort Leavenworth Campus, used her cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to save the life of an infant in the parking lot of Webster’s campus there on Nov. 8. The next day, Adjunct Professor Steve Munsie of the Fort Leonard Wood location saved the life of a student who suffered a medical emergency during class.

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Chief communications officer Rick Rockwell and sustainability planner Kelsey Wingo accept Webster's award.

Webster University Honored in St. Louis Green Business Challenge

December 07, 2016

Webster University was granted second place for the Award of Merit from the St. Louis Green Business Challenge. Competing in 2016 at the Leaders level, Webster's scorecard showcased advances in education and outreach through the Gorloks Going Green (G3) Sustainability Peer Educator program, as well as illustrating campus recycling practice improvements and highlighting strides in wetland restoration at the Natural Area.

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From left to right: Jesse Alexander, Vienna; Phil Gwaltney, Thailand; Ted Hoef, St. Louis; Julian Schuster; Beth Stroble; Christine Benninger, Leiden; Adelina Martey, Ghana; and Kristina Shimkus, Geneva.

Global Student Life Colleagues Gather for Connections, Best Practices

November 28, 2016

Webster University student life coordinators from the Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana campuses met at the Webster Groves campus Nov. 14-18 as part of efforts to improve and synchronize the global student-centered experience called for in Webster's strategic plan. Their visit was timed to coincide with a national association of student life administrators conference held in St. Louis.

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Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

Stroble Named to LEAP Presidents' Trust

November 28, 2016

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble has been named to the LEAP Presidents' Trust, a leadership group for the Association of American Colleges and Universities' national public advocacy and campus action initiative. "I am honored to join this leadership group and to represent Webster University on issues of national and indeed international importance," Stroble said.

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