News Articles

uzbekinstan

Webster Uzbekistan Admissions Meets with Students In Samarkand, Karshi

October 18, 2019

Members of the Webster University Uzbekistan admissions team visited lyceums and universities in two of the country’s regions – Samarkand and Kashkadarya. The goal of the three-day-long series of meetings was to build the Webster brand in cities outside the capital and to inform current high school and undergraduate students about Bachelor's and Master's programs offered in the Tashkent campus.

tags: academics, extended campus, global, webster life, webster today, uzbekistan, students

jameela

Campus Activities Headliner Jameela Jamil Rescheduled for Dec. 9

October 17, 2019

The Campus Activities Fall headliner, Jameela Jamil, has now been rescheduled to Monday, Dec. 9. Jamil's accomplishments include writer, DJ, model and radio host. She has recently gained a large following speaking out against body-shaming in the media. Due to a medical issue preventing travel, this event (originally scheduled for Sept. 16) was postponed. Already distributed student tickets with the original date will still be accepted on the rescheduled event date. Any faculty, staff or alumni who previously purchased a ticket has received an email from Campus Activities with instructions for requesting a refund if desired. Tickets are still available for purchase.

tags: announcement, webster life, students, campus activities

school

Chatham University Joins WINS Program

October 16, 2019

Chatham University is the newest institution to join the WINS program. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the university is composed of three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside and Eden Hall Campus which is one of the world’s most sustainable. All Chatham students are encouraged to study abroad, and the university offers a study abroad voucher to support undergraduates choosing from a number of programs that now include the full WINS network.

tags: extended campus, global, webster life, webster today, WINS, study abroad, partnerships,

The Luke Air Force Base campus location is an active partner in the Glendale, Arizona community.

Webster University Receives 2019 Best of Glendale Award

October 15, 2019

Webster University has been selected for the 2019 Best of Glendale Award in the University category by the Glendale Award Program, recognizing Webster and its Luke Air Force Base location. The awards recognize institutions that "make the Glendale area a great place to live, work and play." Webster's Luke AFB campus is active in the Glendale community, including engagement with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, enrolling Glendale First Responders in graduate programs and other efforts.

tags: extended campus, webster life, military, community engagement, luke air force base, webster today

Accessibility Committee

October is Disability Awareness Month

October 15, 2019

In observance of disability awareness month, Webster's Universal Accessibility Committee has posted signage around campus meant to accomplish three things: 1) to acknowledge that people with disabilities are an innate and essential part of the Webster community, 2) to raise awareness of the many barriers that people with disabilities face in their daily lives and their need for accommodations, and 3) to encourage a more proactive approach to the inclusion of people with disabilities.

tags: employee news, extended campus, webster life, webster today, accessibility, diversity and inclusion

music

Music Majors Win Top Honors at NATS Chapter Auditions

October 15, 2019

Webster University music majors took top honors at the St. Louis-area chapter auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) on Oct. 12, hosted by Webster University. Winning first place in their divisions were sophomore Madalyn Tomkins, sophomore Caleb McCarroll (winning first in both musical theatre and classical division), senior Olivia Bosaw, senior Madeleine Buckley, and graduate student Amy Mazzeo. Conservatory of Theatre Arts junior Savannah Smith won first place in her musical theatre division, and first-year music major Kelly Beekman won second place in her division.

tags: college of fine arts, webster life, webster today, home page, department of music, students, faculty

Webster Groves Shrewsbury Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce Heart of the Community Awards

Heart of the Community Award Nominations

October 15, 2019

The Webster Groves - Shrewsbury - Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Heart of the Community award. Nominations are open in several categories, including the Heart of Gold Award, which recognizes individuals making exceptional contributions through volunteer service or commitment to the individuals they serve. Nominations are due by Oct. 26. Awards will be presented Feb. 7, 2020.

tags: employee news, faculty, webster life, community engagement, webster today

Leiden

Webster Leiden Hosts Keys2Hope Concert In Amsterdam

October 14, 2019

Webster University Leiden and Bridge2Hope foundation organized a piano concert, Keys2hope, on Sept. 29 with pianist Raluca Sabau in the beautiful Amstelkerk in Amsterdam. The Bridge2hope foundation, formerly known as the Bijlmer Project, works with survivors of human trafficking, bought and sold for sexual exploitation in the Netherlands and the European Union.

tags: extended campus, global, webster life, webster today, leiden, the netherlands, international relations

DIversity

2020 Diversity and Inclusion Conference Request for Presentations

October 14, 2019

The 2020 Webster University Diversity and Inclusion conference will be held in on campus on Feb. 25-27. Past conferences have featured a variety of learning formats including lectures, panel discussions, hands-on learning experiences and performances. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the upcoming event. Proposals are due by Oct. 25, 2019.

tags: employee news, webster life, webster today, diversity and inclusion, community engagement

career

Snapshots: Students Connect With Recruiters For Career Fair 2019

October 11, 2019

The Career Planning and Development Center welcomed over 60 companies and organizations, over 100 recruiters including alumni to the annual Webster University Career Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Students and alumni from across the St. Louis metro area, representing all St. Louis campuses joined in this amazing on-campus recruiting event. Students and alumni benefited from this unique and valuable opportunity to meet face to face with representatives from Fortune 500 companies, non –profit organizations and more.

tags: academics, alumni, webster life, webster today, students, career planning and development center

Dyslexia 101 at Webster University

Dyslexia Symposium Brings Educators, Parents to Webster

October 11, 2019

More than 100 people came to Webster University Thursday night as the School of Education hosted a "Dyslexia 101" symposium, a panel presentation and question-and-answer session for parents and education professionals. Literacy is one of the biggest predictors of quality of life outcomes, so early identification and intervention for students with dyslexia has a significant impact on their education and opportunities throughout life.

tags: academics, faculty, school of education, special education, community engagement, home page, webster life, webster today

Rad

Annual Research Across Disciplines Conference Dec. 6

October 10, 2019

Submit your work for the RAD conference and gain valuable experience as an emerging contributor to your field. Original work from students in any field, and throughout all levels of Webster’s global network can be submitted. All submissions will be considered for an oral presentation, poster presentation, or creative display. Submissions are being accepted until Nov. 10.

tags: academics, research across disciplines, college of arts and sciences, college of fine arts, faculty, school of business and technology, school of communications, school of education, webster life, webster today

nsa

Faculty and Staff Invited to Open House for Becoming Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

October 10, 2019

The Walker School of Business and Technology Math and Computer Science Department is hosting an open house for Webster faculty and staff to celebrate the national accreditation of the Cybersecurity program. Come celebrate in becoming a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). The open house will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the East Academic Building, Edward Jones Commons. Light refreshments will be provided.

tags: academics, school of business and technology, webster life, webster today, faculty

Angel Band Project

Student Discount for The Angel Band Project Benefit with Butz '90

October 09, 2019

Webster University students can receive a discount when The Angel Band Project presents, "The Angel Band Soundtrack" Saturday, Nov. 2. The benefit concert raises funds for The Angel Band Project's music therapy programs and initiatives in St. Louis, Seattle and New York City. Webster alumnus and two-time Tony Award-winning actor Norbert Leo Butz '90 will make a guest performance at the event. The Angel Band Project was founded to honor Butz's sister, Teresa Butz, who was murdered in 2009. Norbert will be joined by Teresa's surviving partner, Jennifer Hopper.

tags: webster life, college of fine arts, alumni, students, webster today, conservatory of theatre arts