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Webster alumni Helen Hagen, a television pioneer who also broke barriers for women in the television industry, died Saturday at the age of 98.

Remembering Helen Hagen '44 and '82

January 08, 2020

Film and television producer Helen Hagen, who earned degrees from Webster University in 1944 and 1982, co-founded St. Louis Public Television station KETC, and broke ground for women in the world of television, died on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at the age of 98. She was honored during Webster’s 100th Commencement Ceremony in 2015 with an honorary Doctor of Humanities.

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The Webster Society Dinner honored donors to Webster University.

Marianne and Peter Gleich Honored at Annual Webster Society Dinner

December 20, 2019

Marianne and Peter Gleich, longtime supporters and friends of Webster University, were presented with the Visionary Award during the Webster Society Dinner, held Nov. 12 at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis. The annual dinner honors the members of the Webster Society, which includes donors who give $1,500 or more each year. The Visionary Award was established to recognize the unwavering commitment of individuals and organizations who have been indispensable in helping advance the institutional mission of Webster University.

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Kemper Teaching Excellence Award Nominations Due Feb. 10

December 10, 2019

The Office of the President invites nominations for the 2020 William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate teaching at its finest: two for full-time, main campus faculty members who will each receive a $10,000 award, and two adjunct faculty members (all campuses and online) who will each receive a $5,000 award. Nominations are due by Feb. 10, 2020.

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Professor Emeritus Allen Carl Larson donates a cache of historic letters to Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble during a guest lecture earlier this week. The letters were between the Sisters of Loretto and hotel magnet Conrad Hilton and they show how the sisters convinced Hilton to fund most of the construction of the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

Historic Correspondence to Conrad Hilton from Sisters of Loretto Donated to Archives

December 05, 2019

Five folders filled with original copies of correspondence between the Sisters of Loretto and hotel magnate Conrad Hilton were donated to the University archives on Dec. 3. The letters were written nearly six decades ago, regarding the solicitation for funding for the construction of a performing arts building, which became the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

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Anne Geraghty-Rathert earned an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.

Professor Geraghty-Rathert Earns Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award

November 19, 2019

Legal Studies Professor Anne Geraghty-Rathert was named one of the top professors in the St. Louis metropolitan area during this weekend’s annual Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony. Three alumni who teach in K-12 schools also received the award. The awards program, sponsored by Emerson, annually recognizes more than 100 educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area – from kindergarten to college – who are examples of excellence in their field.

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Invitation for 2020-2021 Presidential Faculty Fellow Program

November 18, 2019

The President’s Faculty Fellowship is an invitation for faculty members to contribute to the leadership of key strategic efforts of Webster University on a part-time basis by partnering with Academic Affairs support units (Faculty Development Center, Academic Resource Center, Academic Advising, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Study Abroad, and Global Program Development). This opportunity allows faculty to work on special projects that are of particular interest and importance that take full advantage of the unique interests, skills, and academic backgrounds of the University’s diverse faculty.

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Webster Holiday

Staff and Faculty Holiday Reception Dec. 13

November 18, 2019

Chancellor Beth Stroble and President Julian Schuster invite St. Louis-area faculty and staff to celebrate the holiday season with drinks and hors d'oeuvres on Friday, Dec. 13, 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 donations to the party for Children's Permanency Partnership, which is a consortium of three highly respected child welfare organizations: Epworth Children & Family Services, Family Forward and Youth in Need.

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Chancellor, President Discuss Partnership With Uzbekistan's Ministry of Public Education

November 08, 2019

Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and President Julian Z. Schuster met with the Minister of Public Education of Uzbekistan, Sherzod Shermatov, to discuss a potential partnership. The meeting took place on Nov. 1 as a part of Webster leadership’s visit to Uzbekistan for the Tashkent location grand opening.

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Grand Opening Ceremony for Webster Uzbekistan Held Nov. 1

November 05, 2019

Webster University Uzbekistan held its grand opening ceremony on Nov. 1, beginning with a ribbon-cutting, and followed by a welcome from two current students and the Webster Uzbekistan Academic Director John Grainger. Speeches were given by Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President Julian Z. Schuster, and Abdujabbor Abduvohidov, adviser to the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Science, Education, Health and Sports. A short musical program followed, featuring traditional and contemporary Uzbek music and song.

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Applications Open for Spring 2020 Collaborative Research Grants

October 30, 2019

Applications are now open for the Spring 2020 President's Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program. The program provides up to $500 to current undergraduate students across Webster’s global network who are conducting research under the direction of a faculty member, which will result in a work product. The application deadline has been extended from Dec. 13 to Friday, Dec. 20.

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