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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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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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Martha Smith appeared on KTRS radio to discuss the annual High School Programming Challenge.

In the News: Smith on coding competition; Stroble in Gazelle; Burke's visit

April 06, 2018

Martha Smith was interviewed on KTRS 550 AM to discuss the annual High School Programming Challenge, as well as the need to teach more children and females how to do computer programming. ... President Beth Stroble was profiled in Gazelle magazine with thoughts on leadership and adapting to change. ... MeToo movement leader Tarana Burke was profiled in St. Louis American upon her visit to Webster last month.

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Webster University

Podcast: President, Provost Discuss Education Funding, Pell Grants, PROSPER Act

April 05, 2018

Webster University President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster were interviewed by Galaxy Radio to discuss recent federal funding news for higher education with Pell Grants, SOE Grants and work study, plus on-going proposals to revise the PROSPER Act, and how they directly affect Webster students.

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The number of incoming students receiving Presidential Scholarships is at a record high this year because of the University's increased commitment to diversity and academic excellence. Pictured is incoming Presidential Scholar Ajla Sahbegovic with President Stroble.

Webster Increases Number of Presidential Scholarships

April 03, 2018

Webster University has tripled the number of students receiving Presidential Scholarships in the past two years. Fifteen students will receive the full-tuition award that is the largest academic scholarship offered to any student at the institution when they start school in the fall. This is the largest number of Presidential Scholars in the history of the award. More than 120 applicants were narrowed to 32 finalists who appeared on campus for interviews.

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President Stroble

In the News: Stroble on Webster innovation; Algieri on Macron; Tuminas on media programs

March 29, 2018

The CIC released a report quoting President Beth Stroble and lauding Webster for its innovations in online learning across campuses and evolving multimedia programs. ... ACE quoted Stroble in an article about students' views of free speech. ... Vienna's Franco Algieri was interviewed on Austrian radio about French president Emmanuel Macron. ... Leiden's Daria Tuminas was profiled in IamExPat to discuss Webster media communications programs.

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rachel carson book

Book Club: 'Rachel Carson and Her Sisters' April 23

March 27, 2018

In honor of Woodrow Wilson Fellow Dr. Robert K. Musil's April visit, Webster University Book Club will read and discuss his 2014 book, "Rachel Carson and her Sisters: Extraordinary Women who Have Shaped America’s Environment." The book examines the activists, scientists, and writers who both influenced Carson and whom she influenced. Join us on April 23 at noon in the Library Conference Room.

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Robert K. Musil, PhD, MPH, President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council

Contemporary Conversations: 'Can We Still Save the Environment?' with Robert Musil

March 21, 2018

Webster University welcomes Robert K. Musil to campus in April as the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. Musil is president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, the legacy organization envisioned by Carson and founded in 1965 by her closest friends and colleagues. Among the events while he is on campus will be a talk in the "Critical Conversations for a Connected World" series hosted by President Beth Stroble. "Rachel Carson's Legacy: Can We Still Save the Environment?" will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the East Academic Building.

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President Stroble discussed the upcoming conference on Fox 2.

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion, English-language learners, #NeverAgain

February 27, 2018

President Beth Stroble appeared on Fox 2 This Morning to discuss this week's Diversity and Inclusion conference. She discussed keynote speaker Donald Suggs and the topic of unconscious bias. ... Nicole Roach also discussed those topics on "St. Louis on the Air" on St. Louis Public Radio. ... DJ Kaiser was also on that NPR affiliate to discuss the growth of English-language learners in the suburbs. ... Remy Cross was credited for his work on a New York Times video about youth leading recent protest movements.

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