News Articles


Beware of the "Are you available?" Email Scam

April 24, 2019

Webster Information Technology is seeing an increased number of reports from people who have been receiving an email from someone impersonating a Webster co-worker, supervisor or executive. These emails often come with a subject line of “Urgent” or something similar and try to engage the recipient into a conversation by asking if they are available. The purpose of these scams is to manipulate the recipients into replying by pretending to be someone they know. Please be extremely cautious in your daily email communications.

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Webster Athletics

Men's Golf Three-Peats as 2019 SLIAC Champion

April 24, 2019

Congratulations to Webster’s Men’s Golf team who won their third consecutive SLIAC league title on Tuesday at Weaver Ridge Golf Club. The team won by 73 shots over runner-up Fontbonne. At this year's SLIAC Championships, the Gorloks carded a 25-over 889 as a team for 54 to win its third consecutive and ninth all-time SLIAC title and also earn a return trip to the NCAA Division III National Championships in mid-May in Kentucky.

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Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute Hosts Annual Chinese Bridge Competition

April 19, 2019

On April 14, the Confucius Institute at Webster hosted its annual "Chinese Bridge Competition" for high school and middle school students. Contestants participated in both the speaking and talent categories of the competition. Novice and seasoned competitors alike poured countless hours into preparing. Talents included calligraphy, kung fu, music, and dance.

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NCR Location Hosts Lt. Gen. Henry P. Osman of Toys for Tots

April 19, 2019

On April 2, Lt. Gen. Henry P. Osman (USMC, ret.) took time out of his active schedule to attend a class at Webster University’s Henderson Hall campus. As a momentous learning experience for this class, the graduate capstone students recently interviewed Osman, and gained valuable feedback on their research from a company president.

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2018-19 Student Employees of the Year

April 18, 2019

As part of National Student Employment Week, the Office of Financial Aid has announced the 2018-19 Student Employees of the Year. Congratulations to the following four students, who were selected from a pool of student employees who were nominated by their departments: Malayka Ferhi, Admissions; Anna Grobelny, Admissions; Kaylee Reagan, Teacher Education; and Ashley Singleton, Registrar.

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Spring 2019 Gorlok Greats Recipients Announced

April 18, 2019

The Gorlok Greats Award recognizes staff members whose achievements, whether an individual act or sustained effort of exemplary service, relate to Webster University strategies and support the University's values and mission. This spring, the Webster Staff Alliance received nearly 40 nominations for this distinguished award and a dedicated committee selected six exceptional employees from across the Webster Network.

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Award-Winning Forensic Team Showcase April 24

April 18, 2019

See Webster’s award winning forensics team, which recently finished 5th in the nation, next Wednesday, April 24, from noon-1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Four performances will be featured, as they close out the 2018-2019 season. Feel free to bring lunch. Please contact program director Gina Jensen at for more information.

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Save the Date: Ninth Annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory, May 21-22

April 17, 2019

Faculty, students, and academic partners are invited to attend the ninth annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 on the Webster Groves campus, East Academic Building. The annual Collaboratory provides a space for the Webster community to share research, collaborate across disciplines, strengthen assessment practices, and explore new directions related to teaching and learning.

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Book Club Explores 'The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World' May 13

April 16, 2019

Join the Webster University Book Club for a discussion of Andrea Wulf's take on a giant in the history of science in her book, "The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World." This far-reaching biography tells of von Humboldt’s scientific exploration, new ideas of science, prolific writing, and immense influence on politicians, artists, scholars, and scientists. Paul Stroble will lead a discussion of the book on Monday, May 13, at noon in the Library Conference Room. Everyone is welcome, and there are several copies of the book on reserve at the front desk of the library.

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