News Articles

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

In the News: Stroble on Ghana; Nurse Anesthesia student; Rothenbuhler and Starkey

December 07, 2018

President Beth Stroble discusses her recent Ghana campus and global strategy with Don Marsh for "St. Louis On the Air" today at noon. ... Nurse Anesthesia student India Johnson's interview by FOX 2/KPLR 11 reporter Shirley Washington about a homeless outreach program will air Saturday at 7 p.m. on Channel 11 and be posted online Monday. ... Eric Rothenbuhler and Jennifer Starkey were in Joe Holleman's column after they were named president and vice president, respectively, of the St. Louis Media History Foundation.

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Webster leaders in Accra, Ghana

Stroble, Schuster Visit Ghana Campus, Meet Leaders in Accra

December 05, 2018

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster, visited the Webster University Ghana campus in November, speaking with current students, alumni, faculty and staff, and regional leaders. For each it was their first trip to Africa and to Accra, the nation’s capital, where Webster opened its campus in 2014. Among the events was a public lecture, "The Importance of Global Education in the 21st Century."

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Steve Winter

Remembering Steve Winter

November 26, 2018

The Webster University community is saddened to learn of the death of Steve Winter, Webster's Chief Human Resources Officer. The diversity of experience he brought to the position helped him quickly establish himself as a trusted and valued colleague. His positive impact increases the sympathy we feel for his family and friends and heightens our sense of loss for a friend and colleague. We will plan to convene as a community to provide opportunity for a time of remembrance for him.

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Webster leaders visited the campus in Accra, Ghana in November.

In the News: Ghana visit, chess team, Cross on violence

November 16, 2018

President Beth Stroble was quoted in CitiNewsroom about the growing need for more higher education capacity in Ghana, in a story featuring a recent seminar on the topic hosted by the Webster Ghana campus. ... Remy Cross was interviewed by The Globe Post about an increase in violence associated with right-wing extremist "nationalist" groups. ... The #1-ranked Webster chess team was covered by KMOX radio and in stltoday.

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Webster leadership meets with American Chamber of Commerce Ghana.

In the News: Global education in Ghana, Film Series, 'Fake News'

November 09, 2018

President Stroble and Provost Schuster were featured in Ghana Nation for their joint lecture, "The importance of Global Education in the 21st Century," delivered at the Ghana campus. Their visit was also the lead story in the American Chamber of Commerce Ghana. ... Julie Smith's lecture "What is Fake News" was featured by Gatehouse Media. ... The Webster University Film Series was noted among "Best Things to Do" by the Riverfront Times.

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Webster Holiday

President and Provost's Faculty and Staff Holiday Party Dec. 7

November 08, 2018

President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster invite St. Louis-area faculty and staff to celebrate the holiday season with good friends and good cheer, Friday, Dec. 7, from 4-5:30 p.m., in the Edward Jones Commons of the East Academic Building. In the spirit of the season, guests are invited to bring monetary or donations for Affton Christian Food Pantry to the party, for collection.

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Browning Hall was recognized for the design of the common areas and its overall design by two architecture magazines this month.

Browning Hall Earns Two Design Awards

November 01, 2018

Browning Hall, the Interdisciplinary Science Building that opened in fall of 2017, receives interior design excellence awards by two national educational publications for effective learning environments and benchmark type designs, Spellman Brady and Company announced this week. Spellman Brady was applauded for the interior design, planning and procurement for the project’s finishes and furniture.

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Community members gathered in Donor Plaza on Tuesday evening.

Snapshots: Community Interfaith Vigil

October 31, 2018

The Webster University community held an interfaith candlelight vigil on Tuesday evening to reaffirm the core value of diversity and inclusion and provide an opportunity to come together in the aftermath of tragedies and incidents across the world where individuals have been targeted for their beliefs and convictions. University leaders and students representing multiple faith traditions spoke, and each participant received the name of a recent victim to reflect upon during the gathering.

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Webster University

Message to the Community

October 28, 2018

The tragic loss of life in the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue is the most recent of events that disturb us as individuals and urge us to encourage each other as we learn more, understand more, and act in ways consistent with our values. Along with interfaith leaders across the United States and in St. Louis who have begun to organize vigils and events to show a unity of human concern for this loss of life, we will organize a series of Webster University events and forums that will help us in this difficult time.

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WalletHub Ranks Webster University Among the Best Schools in the Nation

October 26, 2018

Webster University was named a “top performing school at the lowest cost” by the financial services agency WalletHub this week. The University was ranked as the 190th best college in the nation and the seventh best in Missouri for students who are looking for the greatest rate of return on dollars spent on tuition. Among private institutions, Webster was ranked 128th nationally and fifth in the state.

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Jamie Bernstein, author of 'Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein'

'Famous Father Girl' Jamie Bernstein Speaks Nov. 6

October 25, 2018

Jamie Bernstein, daughter of the famous composer Leonard Bernstein and author of the acclaimed "Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein," will be at Webster University on Nov. 6 for a talk and book signing as part of the "Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World" speaker series. The talk and book signing is free and open to the public, but RSVP to

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