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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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The NSA and DHS approved accreditation for Webster’s Bachelor of Science Computer Science with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity Program.

Cybersecurity Program Receives National Accreditation

October 04, 2019

Webster University was named as the first private non-profit university in Missouri to receive accreditation from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Webster’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity Program. The accreditation was awarded through the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), which is jointly sponsored by the DHS and NSA.

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Chinese artist Dengbai Yuejin

Confucius Institute Hosts Academic Conference, Art Exhibit

September 13, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University (WUCI) hosted an academic conference in the East Academic Building entitled “Embracing the World: China’s Transformation in the New Era, 1979-2019” on Sept. 4. Scholars and experts from Webster University as well as universities from both the U.S. and China came together for a day of multidisciplinary academic exchange on issues pertaining to China. On the same day, the Confucius Institute held an art exhibition in the Edward Jones commons featuring the works of noted Chinese artist Dengbai Yuejin.

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