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Kyle Uhrich became the second Gorlok to land a contract, signing with the Gateway Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League.

Second Baseball Player Joins Professional Team

June 22, 2017

Webster University baseball had a rare feat in 2017 for an NCAA III program, with two players signing professional contracts, including one drafted to the MLB. Josh Fleming was drafted in the fifth round of the MLB draft with the 139th pick overall by the Tampa Bay Rays, and Kyle Uhrich became the second Gorlok to land a contract, signing with the Gateway Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League.

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Webster University junior Josh Fleming

Webster Student Selected in 5th Round of MLB Draft

June 14, 2017

Webster University junior business administration major Josh Fleming is in rarified air. The left-handed conference pitcher of the year had his name called in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball draft, when he was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays on June 13. The 139th pick overall, he was just the second SLIAC player ever selected in baseball's annual draft.

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Wilson in LSE Business Review on Leadership Lessons from Philosophy

June 01, 2017

The London School of Economics Business Review featured an article by David Carl Wilson, dean emeritus and professor of philosophy, on the lessons philosophy can teach about leadership and management. Wilson addresses two recent books on philosophy in management and leadership that missed the mark.

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Porras Appointed Interim Associate Dean of Walker School

May 23, 2017

The George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology has announced the appointment of David Porras as interim associate dean, effective June 1. Porras, associate professor of finance and asset pricing expert within the School, will serve as the chief assessment, accreditation and academic quality assurance officer for all Walker School academic programs.

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Ramser-Young '88 among fellow Webster grads on Saturday, May 13, 2017

Video: Class of '88 Alumna Gets Long-Awaited Commencement Day

May 19, 2017

The Class of 2017 weren't the only graduates calling last Saturday a special Webster University commencement day. Karla Ramser-Young, who earned her MA in 1988 but was near full term in her pregnancy at the time, finally got to walk across the stage 29 years later. Her son, Joshua, arranged with Webster for her to cross this item off her "bucket list." Watch a video on what the moment meant to Karla and her son.

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Ramser-Young '88

In the News: Stroble on value of degrees; '88 grad gets her day; Curtis on ransomware

May 18, 2017

President Beth Stroble was quoted in an Ingram’s feature examining the costs and value of higher education, in particular from private institutions. ... Professor Jim Curtis was interviewed for an NBC affiliate's story on global ransomware attacks. ... The story of Karla Ramsey-Young '88, who walked at Saturday's commencement 30 years after finishing her degree, was featured by Louisville's WDRB TV.

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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Vienna Campus Event Leads to Bloomberg Internship in London

May 12, 2017

Student Jaime Consarnau has landed a 10-week internship in London with Bloomberg, a major global provider of 24-hour financial news and information, after participating in an event hosted by the Business and Management department at the Vienna campus.

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vienna greek symposium flyer

Vienna Draws Leading Economists for Symposium on Greek Debt Crisis

May 09, 2017

Vienna will host a symposium entitled, "Greece, Out of the Crisis: Debt-End or Dead End," on May 17. Organized by Nikolaos Antonakakis, head of the Department of Business at Webster Vienna, the symposium will draw leading economists to Webster to consider the background of the crisis, its current state, and weigh radical solutions.

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FDC holds Faculty Writing Hours May 5

May 02, 2017

The Faculty Development Center (FDC) invites all part-time and full-time faculty to close out the term with this year’s final writing hours session on May 5, 1-4 p.m., FDC Suite (Library 420). Writing hours provide a quiet space and designated time for work so that faculty can free themselves from distractions, enjoy the camaraderie of working side-by-side with colleagues, and simply carve out time for their research and writing projects.

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Learn, engage and support student research at Webster!

RAD Schedule: Join in Supporting Student Research May 5-6

May 02, 2017

Take a break from your end-of-semester tasks and come out to support undergraduate and graduate student research at the Research Across Disciplines Conference May 5-6. This spring's conference features a lineup of diverse topics from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, biological sciences, education, music, art, French, literature, nursing and so much more. Among the 47 presentations, six will be via teleconference and one will be via creative display.

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News around Webster

News Around Webster: Rosenblum, Workie, Cuille, McGrath, Cosic

April 12, 2017

Warren Rosenblum was awarded a fellowship at the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Memorial. Lionel Cuille presented at an International French Studies colloquium. Kim McGrath presented "Women in Leadership: How to Prepare for Difficult Conversations" at the Forum on Education Abroad. Menbere Workie is publishing a monthly commentary on economics and finance. Zlatko Cosic's newest film, "Even The Birds Know It," will screen at a festival in Gdańsk, Poland.

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