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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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Webster Geneva 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Webster University Celebrates 40 Years in Geneva

April 09, 2019

A weekend of activities recognizing Webster University Geneva’s 40th anniversary culminated with a Gala Fundraiser with alumni and friends, over a celebration evening of cocktails, art, music, dinner and dancing, with proceeds benefiting scholarship funds at Webster Geneva. Current student Emil Brew-Butler served as master of ceremonies, and Sema Jonsson's gallery exhibit, “Women Who Inspire,” recalled Webster's humble origins and pioneering spirit from its 1915 founding in St. Louis.

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President Beth Stroble

In the News: Stroble DIVERSE honor, Polgar HOF induction, SVO event

April 03, 2019

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was named to DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education's "Top 35 Women in Higher Education." ... Head coach Susan Polgar was featured in STL Magazine for her induction into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame. ... This week's Student Veterans Organization events, including an improv workshop with BJ Lange and a film screening with alumna Jas Boothe, were featured in We Are Movie Geeks.

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Message to the Community from the President, Provost and Chief Diversity Officer

March 22, 2019

The tragic loss of 51 lives during two horrific terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last weekend is another stark reminder that we have much work to do toward encouraging others to learn and accept others with different backgrounds and belief systems. This hatred and bigotry toward our Muslim brothers and sisters, as well as any act of hate toward any member of the human community, should immensely affect us all.

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President Stroble and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who opened the conference's first day.

Thank You from Diversity and Inclusion Conference Planners

March 06, 2019

The 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference was a tremendous success thanks to speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees. We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile as members of our community came together to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society. The event this year broke all previous attendance records and would not have been possible without the contributions of so many of you and our generous sponsors.

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Marilyn Booker delivered the keynote on the third day of the conference.

Snapshots and Audio: 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference

March 06, 2019

Webster University's 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew more than 500 speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees to the Webster Groves campus, coming together for three days of thought-provoking activities to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society.

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Webster University President Beth Stroble with Ambassador Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah of the Republic of Ghana

Leadership Meets with U.S. Legislators, International Ambassadors

February 15, 2019

President Beth Stroble, Provost, Senior Vice President and COO, Julian Schuster, Chief Communications Officer, Rick Rockwell, and AVP for Government Relations and Sponsored Programs, Carolyn Corley, met last week with members of congress, officials at the Department of State and embassy personnel to advance Webster priorities and affirm University relationships with key policy-makers.

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