News Articles

Jacob Ridenhour

Sophomore is 1st Gorlok to Qualify for NCAA Outdoor National Championships

May 20, 2019

Webster University sophomore Jacob Ridenhour made history Saturday morning as he became the first-ever Gorlok track and field athlete to qualify for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. Ridenhour qualified in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes and is one of eight student-athletes to qualify in both of those sprints at this year's Outdoor National Championships, which will be held in Geneva, Ohio, May 23-25.

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New Email Security Feature on Webster Accounts

May 15, 2019

Effective Wednesday evening, May 15, a new email security feature will be implemented for accounts that will make it easier to identify emails that come from outside of the organization by displaying a caution message at the top of the email body. Designed to serve as a reminder to exercise caution in daily email communications, especially when opening emails from unknown or external sources, this security feature is part of Information Technology’s effort to fight spam and phishing emails.

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Webster University Athletics

Webster Wins Third Straight, 18th All-Time SLIAC All-Sports Trophy

May 15, 2019

Webster University continued its dominance of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophy by capturing the 2018-19 award for the third consecutive season, as announced Tuesday during the SLIAC Awards Banquet. Webster has now won the SLIAC All-Sports Trophy 18 times in the 21-year history of the award, including 14 times in the last 15 years. Among the Hall of Fame inductees were former Gorlok men's soccer coach Marty Todt '92 and former women's basketball player Angie Carr '05.

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Syrian Refugee and Activist Rania Ali Awarded Scholarship at Webster Vienna

May 10, 2019

Webster University has awarded a scholarship to Rania Ali, who will enter into the International Relations Bachelors program at Webster Vienna beginning Fall I. Born in 1995, Ali escaped her hometown of Raqqa, Syria in 2014, filming every step. Her journey was later turned into the documentary. An aspiring journalist, she will be joining a competitive international student body at Webster Vienna.

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Reflecting on Webster's 3-Year Streak as Award-Winning Green Business Challenge Champion

May 09, 2019

Webster University continues to perform as a leader in environmental sustainability in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Green Business Challenge recognized the university in 2018 with the third Award of Merit for the creation of the campus bike share program, the fall Swap Shop that helped supply clothing and school supplies to the Fall 2018’s incoming students, and various water and energy conservation projects across campus.

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Webster Thailand Students and Faculty Attend ICSP 2019

May 03, 2019

The International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology (ICSP) 2019 was held in Bangkok, March 13-15. Four faculty members from Webster University Thailand’s Department of Psychology and Department of Media Communications, along with ten undergraduate students attended the event. ICSP 2019 provided an excellent opportunity to gain insight into a wide range of topics and to network with researchers.

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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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The Journal Wins SPJ Excellence, MCMA Sweepstakes Awards

May 02, 2019

The Journal, the student newspaper at Webster University, won the 2018 Society of Professional Journalists Region 7's Mark of Excellence Award for Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper, among other awards, including an award for In-Depth Reporting on immigration in St. Louis. The publication also received 29 awards at the Missouri College Media Association annual convention.

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Two Webster Choral Ensembles Hold Final Performances of 2018-19 May 4-5

May 02, 2019

Two of Webster’s choral ensembles will perform for the final time of the 2018-19 school year over the weekend of May 4-5. Both performances are free to attend. The Chamber Singers will perform Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m. at the Siteman Cancer Center. Aurelia, Webster’s other choral ensemble, will perform Sunday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Edward Jones Commons of the East Academic Building.

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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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ARC: Program Goal Assessment

May 01, 2019

Webster’s Academic Resource Center (ARC) has assessed the current status of multiple programs: Plagiarism Prevention Program (PPP), the Testing Center, the Tutoring Program, and the Writing Center. ARC is requesting that departments schedule time with ARC team members to discuss the various programs, services that ARC offers and how to integrate them into your classrooms to ensure ARC is an integral part of students’ academic experiences.

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