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Webster University Volleyball Earns Ninth Straight AVCA Team Academic Award

July 26, 2017

For the ninth consecutive year, the Webster University women’s volleyball team has been recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) with a Team Academic Award. The 2016 Gorloks also raised their team grade point average (GPA) for a third straight year, maintaining a lofty 3.64 for 2016-17.

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Welcome to Webster, Gorloks!

Sign Up: Help Welcome Students to Webster Aug. 21-31

July 26, 2017

Welcoming our new and returning undergraduate and graduate students is crucial and impactful for Webster University. Again this year the Department of First-Year Experience Programs and the Welcome Student Committee is in need of your help during the weeks of August 21- 31. We have a variety of ways in which you can assist. Let us know when you can offer your time and energy as the fall term begins.

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Counseling Students Receive National Minority Fellowships

July 26, 2017

Two Webster University counseling students at the Myrtle Beach campus location have been awarded fellowships in the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation 2017 Minority Fellowship Program. Each will receive up to $11,000 in scholarship funding, thanks to their knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations.

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Webster Golf Team Receives GCAA Special Academic Recognition Award

July 25, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, the Webster University men's golf team was awarded the 2016-2017 Team Academic Award by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Additionally, the Gorloks were one of only seven NCAA III teams nationwide that received President's Special Recognition by the GCAA for posting a 3.54 grade point average (GPA) for 2016-17.

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Webster University Athletics

Webster Baseball, Softball Win National NCAA D-III Stat Awards

July 17, 2017

Webster University students have been recognized as NCAA Division III national statistical champions in several categories on the baseball and softball fields. A week after graduating softball player Karissa Cardenas was declared the "Toughest to Strike Out" in 2017, baseball players Josh Fleming (lowest ERA) and Kyle Uhrich (strikeouts per nine innings) were also recognized for their champion performances. The baseball team itself was also NCAA D-III's top performer in strikeouts per nine innings.

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Snapshots: University Celebrates July 4 with Webster Groves Community

July 06, 2017

Webster University again served as a gold sponsor of the Webster Groves Community Days festival, held July 1-4, and took part in the parade through Webster Groves on Tuesday, July 4. The University’s float was a science-theme, with giveaway items inviting the community to two upcoming events on the home campus: the Department of Biological Sciences' Solar Eclipse Viewing Event on Aug. 21 and the grand opening of Browning Hall, Interdisciplinary Science Building, on Oct. 19.

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Fort Leavenworth director Katie Ervin, alumna Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais, and Associate Vice President Sean Coleman

Snapshots: Major General Alumna Keynotes Fort Leavenworth Commencement

June 21, 2017

Webster University's Fort Leavenworth location celebrated the graduation of 177 students on June 7, with Webster alumna Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais serving as commencement speaker. Gervais is the current Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center-Training and holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Webster University.

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Surveys went out to students and faculty.

ARC Customer Service Survey Feedback Invaluable

June 15, 2017

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) thanks everyone who completed the recent ARC customer satisfaction survey. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us improve our services and communications. These will be repeated every two years during the same timeframe to continue a regular cycle of program assessment and process improvement. To learn more about key feedback, see the summary and infographic.

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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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Students reflected on how to improve each campus community through engaged student leadership.

'Working Together': Webster LEADS Students Retreat in Tuscany

June 14, 2017

What could be better than learning about leadership under the Tuscan sun? Twenty-one students from Webster's Vienna and Geneva campuses experienced exactly this during their annual leadership retreat. Through the Webster LEADS program, the students had the opportunity to journey to Italy for a weekend of workshops and activities at a small Tuscan town of Pistoia near Florence, Italy. The LEADS Retreat program included different activities aimed at preparing the students to assume leadership positions at their universities, especially as leaders in upcoming new student orientations.

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Brown-Kennerly teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences.

In the News: Undergraduate research on herbicide impact on ants

June 08, 2017

NPR affiliate St. Louis Public Radio aired a story on Webster University undergraduate research into the effects of man-made contaminants such as herbicides on the behavior of ants. The research, supervised by assistant professor Victoria Brown-Kennerly, found that the presence of the herbicide Roundup caused Western harvester ants to stop digging. But they also found that glyphosate -- the chemical most associated with the product -- was not the culprit.

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Cardenas Selected for NCAA Career In Sports Forum

May 31, 2017

Webster University senior student and softball team member Karissa Cardenas has been selected to attend the NCAA Career In Sports Forum. This is the eighth year the NCAA has invited student-athletes with an interest in working in the sports industry to attend the forum. Cardenas will be the lone representative from St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools.

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