News Articles

Webster University Dance Residency students taught worked with students at Webster Groves High School.

Dance Residency Students Work in School District with Donor Support

April 25, 2018

The Webster University Dance Residency annually places students as mentors in mini-residency at local high schools, with support from private donors. This year they worked with Webster Groves High School and its Theatre Program, integrating dance into the curriculum. One Dance Fellow pursuing a degree in special education at Webster was able to add to the special needs aspect of the 2018 residency.

tags: academics, college of fine arts, dance, faculty, home page, webster life, webster today

Homecoming Weekend is Sept. 28-29

Changes to Homecoming: Reunion and Spirit Weekend

April 25, 2018

The Office of Advancement and Student Affairs Office are pleased to announce a new plan for Webster University’s traditional Homecoming Weekend, which takes place each fall at the main campus in Webster Groves. On Sept. 28-29, 2018, the Office of Advancement will host Reunion Weekend for alumni and friends, including special events for the 50th Reunion Honor Class and private class gatherings for alumni celebrating 5-, 10-, or 25-year reunions. Separately, the first annual Spirit Weekend for students and families will be held Feb. 8-9, 2019.

tags: alumni, students, advancement, student affairs, home page, webster life, webster today

Presentations will be Wednesday, May 2 from 2-3:20 p.m. in University Center Sunnen Lounge.

Invitation to WebsterLEADS Poster Presentations May 2

April 24, 2018

You are invited to attend a viewing of posters presented by the WebsterLEADS Spring 2018 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 2 from 2-3:20 p.m. in University Center Sunnen Lounge.

tags: academics, webster life, student affairs, Webster LEADS, students, webster today

Congrats to the winners of the Spring 2018 Gorlok Greats Awards

Gorlok Greats Award Winners Recognized for Spring 2018

April 24, 2018

Through the Gorlok Greats Program, the Webster Staff Alliance recognizes outstanding staff members whose achievements relate to Webster University strategies and support the University's values and mission. Congratulations to the Spring 2018 winners: Theresa Altmann, Sheila Anglin Jordan, Ed Chisholm, Holly Hubenschmidt, Engy Kassem and Shelley Krahl, and to all the nominees!

tags: employee news, webster life, webster today, webster staff alliance, home page, vienna, orlando, extended campus

The Webster panelists and moderator for

Webster Ghana: #MeToo from an African Perspective

April 24, 2018

The discourse and global outcry against gender discrimination and abuse, culminating in the #MeToo movement, was brought front and center at the ninth public lecture held at Webster Ghana on the theme: "Breaking the Silence: An African Perspective on #MeToo." It was a groundbreaking forum for such a public setting, with many from the surrounding community coming to campus to hear a panel of three Webster lecturers and a prominent psychologist sharing their experiences and engaging the audience in debate.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, faculty, global, home page, webster life, community engagement, webster today

WATTS scholars toured Cofactor Genomics as part of the Career Development Tour.

WATTS Scholars Meet Scientists, Visit Cofactor Genomics

April 20, 2018

Winning Approaches for Talented Transfers in STEM (WATTS) Scholarship recipients met with scientists and heard career advice as part of a Career Development Tour coordinated by the Career Planning and Development Center. Accompanied by Mary Preuss, associate professor and chair of Biological Sciences, Julie McHugh, program director, and Trezette Dixon, assistant director, Employer Relations, the students heard about a variety of science career paths while visiting with Doisy College of Health Sciences and touring Cofactor Genomics.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, faculty, home page, scholarships, biological sciences, career planning and development center, webster life, webster today

The ensemble performs on Sunday, April 29

Dance Ensemble 2018 Features Flamenco, Contemporary, Ballet

April 18, 2018

The Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents the Webster University Dance Ensemble 2018 (WUDE), under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed. With choreography from international artist Cleo Parker Robinson, alumna Eve Mason and faculty emeritus Gary Hubler, come experience the beauty and uplifting attributes of dance, its rhythms, power of community and also explore some of the challenges of humanity in 2018.

tags: academics, alumni, college of fine arts, faculty, dance, home page, students, webster life, webster today

Running April 18-22 in the Browning Mainstage Theatre. Call 314-968-7128 for tickets.

Webster Conservatory Presents Whimsical Love Story 'Brigadoon,' April 18-22

April 18, 2018

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents the whimsical love story "Brigadoon," where two New Yorkers find themselves lost on vacation in the Scottish Highlands. "Brigadoon" will run from April 18-22 and is one of several events celebrating the Conservatory's 50th Anniversary Season.

tags: academics, college of fine arts, conservatory of theatre arts, home page, students, faculty, webster life, webster today

Bill Barrett will facilitate the final discussion focusing on Adobe Spark

Creativity and Evidence Faculty Learning Community Final Meeting of the Year April 26

April 18, 2018

The year’s final meeting of the Creativity and Evidence Learning Community will be held Thursday, Apr. 26, 3-4 p.m. in the FDC Suite (Library 420). All part-time and full-time faculty and academic partners are invited to join the group’s meetings, which focus on using digital tools to promote creativity while teaching skills such as critical thinking, digital literacy, and effective communication.

tags: faculty, webster life, webster today, faculty development center

Congratulations to Freshman Writing Award Winner Cheyenne Davis and Honorable Mention Anna Rickard

Davis Wins Freshman Writing Award

April 18, 2018

Students, faculty, staff, and the administration celebrated outstanding student writers at the Freshman Writing Award ceremony and luncheon. The first-place winner was freshman Cheyenne Davis for her essay, “Webster Groves: A Community of Gardeners." Anna Rickard received honorable mention for her essay “Recovery and Resistance: An Analysis of Survivors’ Role in Remastering Trauma.” This year winners were awarded educational grants to be used for textbooks or any academic expense of their choice.

tags: academics, webster life, webster today, writing center, home page, students, academic resource center

Journal staffers celebrate their Mark of Excellence Awards. Photo courtesy of Haley Walter, who won for General News Reporting.

Webster Students Win Journalism Excellence Awards

April 17, 2018

Five staff members of The Journal, Webster University's student newspaper, won Mark of Excellence Awards at the Region 7 Conference of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The students won first-place awards in general news reporting, in-depth reporting, and featuring writing, while one was also a finalist for a second article in the feature writing category. Their award-winning work covered current issues in St. Louis and campus life events.

tags: academics, college of fine arts, home page, school of communications, students, communications and journalism, home page, webster life, webster today

President Stroble and scholarship recipient Jovan McBride

Scholars, Donors Celebrate at Annual Scholarship Dinner

April 17, 2018

More than 300 guests joined Chair of the Board of Trustees Lynn Britton, President Beth Stroble, and Provost Julian Schuster for the 2018 Scholarship Dinner. This special evening unites Webster University scholarship recipients with their patrons to celebrate, connect and learn from each other. The evening also featured live music by Webster students and a tribute to Dr. Donald Suggs. Webster University is grateful to all who attended and appreciative of our donors' support of Webster students.

tags: academics, advancement, alumni, global, students, financial aid, scholarships, home page, president, provost, webster life, webster today

Nikolaos Antonakakis

Around Webster: Antonakakis, Cuille, Jensens, Rosenblum

April 17, 2018

Warren Rosenblum is giving two talks this week on the origins of the Nazi euthanasia program. ... Vienna's Nikolaos Antonakakis published a guest post for the London School of Economic's British Politics and Policy Blog drawing upon research with Ioannis Chatziantoniou and David Gabauer. ... Lionel Cuillé spoke at Brown University on the 50th anniversary of the Paris student revolution. ... Gina Jensen and Scott Jensen were presented the CSCA Outstanding Contributions to Forensics award.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, faculty, school of business and technology, international languages and cultures, vienna, history politics and international relations, holocaust studies, forensics and debate, school of communications, webster life, webster today

Congratulations to Marianne Grant

Vienna Student Wins Best Graduate Thesis in International Relations

April 17, 2018

Marianne Grant, studying at the Vienna campus, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Graduate Thesis Award in International Relations for "Buying Time: The Effect of Costly Signaling and Interdependence on Low-Conflict Duration." Webster Thailand student Len Thanh Vu received a certificate of honorable mention. The Graduate Thesis Award in International Relations is given annually to recognize individual excellence in student research.

tags: academics, global, webster life, webster today, research, students, thailand, vienna, students, international relations