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Kyle Uhrich became the second Gorlok to land a contract, signing with the Gateway Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League.

Second Baseball Player Joins Professional Team

June 22, 2017

Webster University baseball had a rare feat in 2017 for an NCAA III program, with two players signing professional contracts, including one drafted to the MLB. Josh Fleming was drafted in the fifth round of the MLB draft with the 139th pick overall by the Tampa Bay Rays, and Kyle Uhrich became the second Gorlok to land a contract, signing with the Gateway Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League.

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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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Punch for Purple: Myrtle Beach campus holds domestic violence fundraiser event

June 20, 2017

The Counseling department at Webster University’s Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, recently partnered with local businesses to raise awareness and advocate for those impacted by domestic violence at the event Punch for Purple, held at Title Boxing Club Myrtle Beach. Guests enjoyed complimentary chair massages and a 30-minute boxing technique class, along with a 50-50 raffle. Items and donations were collected for the local domestic violence shelter. The event was organized by faculty member Thommi Lawson. "As a counselor educator, we encourage our students to advocate for our clients, and I believe we must practice what we preach," said Lawson.

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GLA 2017 fellows in Thailand.

GLA Concludes Week in Thailand with Team Presentations

June 16, 2017

The Global Leadership Academy 2017 cohort concluded its summer week in Thailand with group presentations on different topics in higher education and Webster's network, followed by a campus thank you lunch and farewell dinner. They now head back to their respective campuses before a final week together in the fall in St. Louis. The application period for 2018 GLA opens July 28.

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Webster conferred degrees to 68 students at the combined ceremony.

Snapshots: Commencement in Memphis, Navy College Combined Ceremony

June 16, 2017

Webster University graduates were among students from four universities taking part in ceremonies at the Navy College Combined Commencement in Millington, Tennessee, a suburb of Memphis, on June 2. Joey Edwards, Webster University’s director at the Naval Support Activity Mid-South (NSA Mid-South) in Millington served as master of ceremonies at the event attended by about 600 people.

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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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A rendering of the interior of Browning Hall

Construction Update June 15 2017

June 15, 2017

Weather permitting, an emergency generator will be hoisted into place on the east side of Browning Hall, Interdisciplinary Science Building on Friday, June 16. The work is expected to start at 7 a.m. and last most of the day. A large crane and a tractor trailer will be parked on the roadway between the East Academic Building (EAB) and Nerinx Hall to complete the work.

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GLA fellows and the provost joined staff in Bangkok in creating paper flowers, part of a nationwide remembrance of the King of Thailand.

GLA Summer Session in Thailand Continues with Leadership, Cultural Activities

June 14, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy continued its summer session in Thailand with leadership and personality reflections with David Pendleton before the group transferred from Bangkok to Cha-am, with cultural activities along the way including a visit to Phra Nakorn Khiri National Museum and Historical Park. The group also participated in the nationwide creation of 60 million paper flowers to commemorate the king who passed away last year.

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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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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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Starfish

Starfish Advising and Retention Gathers Information at Workshop

June 12, 2017

Advising and retention group Starfish returned to campus for a three day workshop to learn more about Webster University and our readiness, as an institution, to accept this new system and use it as a tool to help us achieve our student success goals as outlined in the strategic plan. The workshop consisted of focus groups, a leadership assessment and a workshop for colleagues to begin the work of building our system.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Global Student Leadership Summit Concludes in Vienna

June 12, 2017

The Global Student Leadership Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment. By developing relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University worldwide. Click through to read about the student leaders' final activities and the closing ceremony.

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ghana lecture

Ghana Public Lecture Dicusses African, Chinese Economics, Culture, and Development

June 08, 2017

Webster Ghana hosted a public lecture, Africa and China: Economics, Culture, and Development, as part of its inaugural "Ghana at 60" public lecture series. The public heard about the economic ties between Africa and China, in terms of trade, aid, and investments, which is increasingly becoming phenomenal.

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Faculty at the Webster Charleston ceremonies

Snapshots: Charleston Commencement 2017

June 08, 2017

Provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer Julian Schuster was the commencement speaker for ceremonies at Webster University's Charleston, South Carolina, campus location. The graduates included a married couple retired from the military, an active duty captain who traveled to the ceremony from Fort Meade, and many grads who pursued their degrees to aid transition to new careers.

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