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Video: 27th Annual Student Leadership Awards Virtual Event

May 11, 2020

The 27th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Student Affairs and the Student Government Association, were held in a virtual format on May 6. For those who missed the ceremony, a video has been provided to view the award ceremony. Congratulation to all winners of the 27th Annual Student Leadership Awards.

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Kenan Thompson

Postponed: Campus Activities Presents SNL's Kenan Thompson

February 26, 2020

Due to the current restrictions on gathering size, the Kenan Thompson performance is canceled for April 13, but we are working to find an alternate date to reschedule. Details will be announced when we have further information. Already distributed tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date - do not lose your tickets, as they cannot be reissued. Those who have purchased tickets will be contacted by Campus Activities via email once a rescheduled date has been announced.

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We've got spirit, yes we do!

Snapshots: Webster pride, traditions celebrated at Spirit Weekend

February 13, 2020

Over 500 students, parents, family members, faculty and staff came together Feb. 7-8 for Spirit Weekend 2020. The weekend gives parents an opportunity to see what college life is like for their student as well as to have some fun. Events include home basketball games, Siblings Night, and many opportunities to celebrate Webster spirit! The weekend began with the kick-off pep rally in the University Center Commons, where attendees were entertained by the Webster University Cheerleaders, Pep Band and the Chordloks.

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DandI 2020

Students: Share your art at the Diversity and Inclusion Conference

January 16, 2020

The SGA Diversity and Inclusion Committee invite students to submit their art to be exhibited on campus at the 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Conference. Art submissions are due no later than Feb. 14. The submission must include a written explanation (maximum 250 words) on how or why your art exemplifies the theme “Seeing Humanity.”

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HOF 2020

Four Selected for 2020 Student Life Hall of Fame

December 03, 2019

Elizabeth Robb ’65, Chris McGee ’01, Benny Roberts ’09, and Gaby Deimeke ’16, have been selected as the newest members of the Webster University Student Life Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a ceremony to be held Feb. 7, 2020. The Student Life Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving student life at Webster University through campus, or community, involvement and/or participation in organized campus activities.

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Webster University received three national awards Tuesday, Nov. 12, for its Student Life efforts to increase voting participation

Webster University Receives Three National Voting Awards

November 12, 2019

Webster University won three national awards for its efforts to register students to vote and to get them to the polls on election day. The University was recognized with two Best in Class Awards for having the highest voting rate and the highest undergraduate voting rate at a large, private, four-year institution and the Platinum SEAL Award for excellence in student voter engagement.

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Webster Votes resources help students engage in and have access to the voting process.

U.S. Voting by Webster University Students Increased in 2018

September 26, 2019

Voting among the Webster University student body increased significantly during the November 2018 U.S. mid-term elections, according to a national report released this week. In 2018, 54.7 percent of voting-eligible Webster students voted in the elections – an increase of 20.7 percentage points from 2014. The increase reflects nationwide efforts as well as specific programming and outreach by Webster student engagement leaders.

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Aug. 22-25

Help Welcome Gorloks During Welcome Weekend Aug. 22-25

August 07, 2019

Come join the First Year Experience and Undergraduate Persistence team in welcoming our new students to campus during Welcome Weekend 2019. We need your help as Volunteers to make Welcome Weekend 2019 vibrant, energetic, and memorable for our incoming Freshman, Transfers, and International First Year Students in their first days as new Webster Gorloks.

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Students discuss themes at the Global Student Leadership Summit

Students Bond, Strategize, Prepare for Action at Leadership Summit

May 30, 2019

Students from Webster campuses in Accra, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna and Webster Groves are deep into the planning for Friday's presentations on strategies to improve student experiences at each of their campuses as part of the Global Student Leadership Summit. All week they have engaged in leadership theory, inter-cultural bonding and reflections, and an issues management case study as part of this unique immersive experience that John Buck explained can only happen at Webster University.

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Student leader presentations at the 2017 GSLS in Vienna

View Final Presentations for Global Student Leadership Summit

May 24, 2019

The 2019 Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS) kicks off May 27, and the community members are invited to see students' final presentations on Friday, May 31. One of the key components of GSLS is the creation of an Action Plan by student leaders to implement at their home campuses next academic year. Through online class collaboration this spring and throughout the week of GSLS under the guidance of mentors, the students will develop and finalize these plans and present them on May 31.

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Student Life HOF

Three Selected for 2019 Student Life Hall of Fame

May 21, 2019

Ciléia Miranda-Yuen ‘01, Tammy Gocial ’03, and Jenn Christ ‘04, have been selected as the newest members of the Webster University Student Life Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a ceremony to be held in Sunnen Lounge Thursday, May 30, with a reception beforehand in the University Center Commons. RSVP before May 27. The Student Life Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving student life at Webster University through campus, or community, involvement and/or participation in organized campus activities.

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Late-night dining at Marletto's

Snapshots: Administrators Join Students for Finals Week Late Night Breakfast

May 09, 2019

In a regular tradition to take some of the stress off finals, more than 250 students were joined for the Late Night Breakfast by leaders from Webster University administration in Marletto's on the home campus in Webster Groves. Housing & Residential Life hosted and staffed the event Tuesday along with Dining Services. Housing student leaders volunteered their time to serve breakfast to students during finals week. In addition to breakfast, RHA provided added stress relief with coloring books, crayons and board games.

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Celebrating the intercampus football championship

Geneva Hosts Intercampus Football, 'Webster's Got Talent' Final

May 03, 2019

Each year, students from across Webster University's European campuses gather for a weekend of activities, including a student leaders’ summit, an intercampus football (soccer) tournament and the European finals of "Webster’s Got Talent." This year was hosted by Student Affairs in Geneva, led by Kristina Shimkus, welcoming about 50 student leaders and participants from Webster’s Leiden and Vienna campuses to join their counterparts in Geneva.

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