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Messing Awards

2021 Messing Faculty Award Application Period Open

September 08, 2020

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for the 2021 Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Faculty Award. Since 1977, the Messing Faculty Award is presented to a full-time faculty member for summer activity which will strengthen the curriculum of his/her department or improve the teaching/learning relationship. The award will fund international travel and activities in Summer 2021. The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 16.

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Faculty Development Grant

Applications for 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 17, 2020

Applications for the 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 21, 2020. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021

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Professor Linda Woolf was awarded the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology by the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Foundation

Webster Psychology Professor Receives National Distinguished Teaching Award

August 06, 2020

Professor Linda Woolf was awarded the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology by the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Foundation (APA) last month. Only one professor of psychology in the United States is selected for the award annually. It is considered one of the highest life-time achievement awards in the profession of psychology.

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Webster University was named as one of five institutions in Missouri and Southern Illinois that are most effective at helping low-income and Black students graduate with minimal debt.

Webster Named in Top Five Best Colleges for Black and Low-Income Students to Graduate with the Least Debt

July 16, 2020

Webster University was named by the non-profit organization St. Louis Graduates as one of five Universities in Missouri and Southern Illinois that stand out for enrolling significant percentages of low-income students and Black students and supporting them to graduate with less debt. The reported data indicate that Webster has the highest percentage of Black undergraduate students, the highest graduation rate for Black students, and the highest graduation rate for Black Pell Grant recipients among the five schools named in the report.

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Jenifer Lewis, pictured here delivered the Commencement Address in 2015, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jenifer Lewis '79 to Receive Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

June 22, 2020

International film and television star and Webster Alumna Jenifer Lewis will be immortalized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lewis announced the honor on Facebook earlier this month. Lewis is a St. Louis-born actress, singer and community activist. She earned a Bachelor of Theatre Arts from Webster University in 1979.

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Webster University's Black Lives Matter Banner Reported Stolen

June 12, 2020

Webster University’s banner that declared “Black Lives Matter!” was reported stolen the evening of June 11. The banner, which was installed in front of the University’s Luhr Building, was noticed missing during a Public Safety routine campus patrol at 11 p.m. A replacement banner was installed before 1 p.m. the next day in the same spot as the original, along with an additional banner installed at the intersection of Big Bend Blvd. and Edgar Rd. by 3 p.m. Friday.

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George Herbert Walker III

George Herbert Walker III: Webster University Community Remembers Chairman Emeritus

January 22, 2020

The Webster University community mourns the passing of George Herbert Walker III, a St. Louis businessman who counted two U.S. presidents as cousins, served as the United States’ ambassador to Hungary, and for whom Webster's School of Business and Technology is named. Among his many contributions to the University, Walker served 42 years on the Board of Trustees, twice as chair. "Bert Walker was an icon of this community, and we are grateful for all that he did for Webster University across his lifetime and career," said Rob Reeg, chair of the Board of Trustees.

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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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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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