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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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Katie Fields

26th Annual Awards Ceremony Honors Student Leaders

May 01, 2019

The 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony was held on April 26 in Grant Gym. Student groups and individual students were recognized for their leadership involvement at the Webster Groves campus, with nearly 130 students and guests in attendance. Many of the awards were presented by alumni, former award recipients who returned to honor current student leaders.

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WebsterLEADS Spring 2019 Cohort Poster Presentation May 1

April 29, 2019

You are invited to attend a viewing of posters presented by the WebsterLEADS Spring 2019 cohort. Students will present original leadership models of personally compelling leaders. This is the final project for the foundational course of the WebsterLEADS program: The Challenge of Leading. Presentations will be Wednesday, May 1, from 2-3:20 p.m. in Sverdrup Hall, West Atrium.

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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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Robert Parrent, Ed.D.

Rob Parrent, VP for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Retiring in May

April 05, 2019

Robert Parrent, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, has announced his retirement from Webster University, effective May 31. During his time at Webster, Parrent had a major impact on the University’s reach and enrollment of students in the St. Louis area. "My six years of service at Webster have shaped and touched me and for this reason, among many others, this decision has been difficult to reach," said Parrent, who says he is accepting "a new role as Dr. Grandparrent."

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Global Student Leadership Summit 2019 Mentors Selected

March 26, 2019

Staff mentors have been selected for the Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS), taking place May 27-31 in St. Louis. These individuals will guide student participants as they work on action plans, case study analysis, StrengthsQuest development, intercultural communication skills and more. The mentors represent a variety of departments and campuses throughout the Webster network.

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Merit Student-Recognition Platform Training Sessions March 19, March 27

March 06, 2019

Webster students do great things every day. To recognize their accomplishments and connect their stories of success to our institution’s key stakeholders, the University has implemented the Merit Pages system to showcase the success of our students. A live tutorial is the best way to illustrate how Merit could be implemented. Patrick Giblin, director of Public Relations, will demonstrate the Merit system on March 19 and March 27 for faculty and staff, and provide information on how to get started.

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Cohort Selected for 2019 Global Student Leadership Summit

February 21, 2019

A cohort of 23 student leaders from Webster University campuses in St. Louis, Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, and Accra have been selected for the Webster University 2019 Global Student Leadership Summit, to be held May 27-31, in St. Louis. Those selected form a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students representing 14 nationalities from campuses in five countries.

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student leadership awards

Nominations Open for Individual, Organization Student Leadership Awards

January 18, 2019

Student Leadership Award nominations are currently being accepted through March 1 (Walker Award nominations are due Feb. 22). Please take a moment to nominate a deserving student or student organization for recognition of their accomplishments during the 2018-2019 academic year. Click through for more information on the awards, nomination criteria and nomination forms. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards dinner on Friday, April 26.

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