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Paul Steger

Webster University Appoints Paul Steger Dean of Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

May 23, 2019

Paul Steger has been named dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University, effective mid-July. Steger joins Webster University from Virginia Tech where he has served as the director of the School of Performing Arts – Music|Theatre|Cinema since 2017. Steger has appeared across North America, Europe, and Scandinavia as a performer, director, speaker and consultant. He has been a guest artist for the National Theatre Conservatory and the North Carolina School of the Arts.

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Peter Sargent

Retirement Celebration for Peter Sargent May 9

April 25, 2019

The Webster University community is invited to attend a retirement celebration for Peter Sargent. He is retiring as Dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at the end of May 2019 after almost 53 years of service to Webster University. Please join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 3-5 p.m. in the Thompson House patio area to celebrate. Please RSVP to provostevents@webster.edu.

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Scholarship dinner

Annual Scholarship Dinner Connects Donors, Students

April 25, 2019

Nearly 300 Webster University donors and scholarship recipients joined President Stroble and Provost Schuster for the 2019 Scholarship Dinner on April 4 in Grant Gym. This annual event brings together the recipients of Webster University scholarships, with their generous donors, to celebrate and connect. A tribute to Marilyn and Sam Fox’s years of generous support of Webster University was the highlight of the evening.

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Webster University

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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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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Julian Schuster

Message from the Provost, SVP and COO on Leadership Changes

April 05, 2019

The following message from Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster outlines changes in leadership duties at Webster's main campus. Beginning with the new fiscal year on June 1, the University will optimize its services for prospective and current students. Vice President John Pyle will begin supervision of the enrollment management unit at that time. Also, Vice Provost Nancy Hellerud will initiate her oversight of student affairs.

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Webster Hall

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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Research

Applications for Summer/Fall 2019 Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program

March 19, 2019

The deadline for applications for the Summer/Fall 2019 Provost's Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program has been extended to April 19. This 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.

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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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