News Articles


Support The Webster Film Series: online screening March 27

March 26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place direction, the Webster Film Series has canceled all upcoming screenings. Now they need the members of the Webster community's help. On Friday, March 27, a link will be made available where the film "Vitalina Varela" can be rented directly from its distributor's website. To continue to support the Webster Film Series through these difficult times, if patrons use our specific link, the Webster Film Series will receive $5 of the $12 rental fee.

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Biological Sciences Department Donates PPE to Mercy Hospitals to Aid Healthcare Workers

March 25, 2020

In support of the urgent nationwide need for personal protective equipment for those working on the front lines of the coronavirus testing and treatment, Webster University's Biological Sciences Department has donated their unopened stock supply of N-95 masks, goggles, gloves and disposable lab coats to Mercy Hospitals in St. Louis.

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Volleyball Coach Reflects on Team's Trip to Dominican Republic

March 24, 2020

Webster University's volleyball team spent their 2020 spring break in the Dominican Republic, taking 17 student-athletes, three coaches and seven parents. In addition to playing three matches, the team conducted a volleyball clinic with 52 campers in attendance, participated in a house painting project in a small village and visited an orphanage.

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Guidance on Protecting Privacy Rights and Public Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020

While Webster University´s primary focus remains on slowing COVID-19 transmission and addressing public health impacts on all of its constituents, there are numerous other issues that the University is mindful of and is addressing simultaneously. Privacy and information security considerations remain at the top of University´s concerns.

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Spring 2 Early Term Progress Surveys Launch March 27

March 23, 2020

The Spring 2 Early Term Progress Surveys launch on Friday, March 27 and will be open for ten days, closing Monday, April 6 at 11 p.m. Central Time. The survey is distributed to all graduate and undergraduate Spring 2 courses throughout the United States and Leiden campuses. Survey completion is especially helpful as the student success team navigates the issues brought about by COVID-19.

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The Walker School Welcomes Scheuler as Director of Operations

March 20, 2020

The George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology welcomes Allison Scheuler, director of operations, as the newest member of the dean’s office. Scheuler will work collaboratively with the dean’s office, Walker School faculty and staff, and the university to support and manage the school’s operational goals as well as support a number of school and university initiatives.

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Jaysea Morgan Named WBCA Division III Honorable Mention All-American

March 20, 2020

Webster University senior Jaysea Morgan picked up the most prestigious honor of her four-year playing career on March 19 as an NCAA Division III Honorable Mention All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Morgan earned her Honorable Mention All-American honors from the WBCA after a senior year campaign that had her named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, along with earning First-Team All-SLIAC honors, she was also a two-time SLIAC Player of the Week and was named to the SLIAC All-Tournament Team.

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Webster University Announces Virtual Commencement for 2020

March 20, 2020

Webster University has announced plans to alter its commencement for the 2020 year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University-wide ceremony will now be held as a virtual commencement for the Class of 2020, while individual school and college events will be held during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend Sept 25-26, assuming gatherings of that size will be deemed safe for everyone.

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Josh Johnson Earns Multiple Regional Honors in Basketball

March 20, 2020

Webster University senor Josh Johnson raked in two regional honors for his performance on the basketball court this season, earning places on the National Association of Basketball Coaches Second-Team All-District Team for the Central Region and Second-Team All-Central Region honors by Johnson becomes the first Gorlok men's basketball player to earn a spot on the All-Central Region Team since the organization began its postseason awards program in 2002.

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MCISA Cancels I-Fest, Plans to Return Spring 2021

March 16, 2020

The International Festival, I-Fest, has been a long standing tradition at Webster University. Putting the safety of the community as a top priority, this year's festival, scheduled on April 17, will be cancelled. There are currently plans to host another international-themed event in the Fall semester 2020 and to resume I Fest in its traditional format in Spring 2021.

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COVID-19 Update: Closure of Student Housing in Webster Groves

March 16, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, Webster University will initiate the closing of all student housing facilities, on and off campus. This does not mean all students will be asked to move out immediately; rather, Housing and Residential Life staff will begin assisting residents, until March 22, through a phased departure based on the distance of their permanent address from the main campus. Students with extenuating circumstances who do not have access to alternative housing may request to remain on campus.

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COVID-19 Updates for Faculty and Staff - March 14

March 14, 2020

In the past 72 hours, we have seen rapid changes in response to the COVID-19 crisis, from schools and businesses temporarily closing to declarations of emergency orders on both the state and federal levels, restricting travel and the sizes of events. Webster University’s COVID-19 Task Force has continued meeting daily and shares the following changes affecting operations at multiple campuses.

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COVID-19 Updates for Students - March 14

March 14, 2020

A message for students as Webster's COVID-19 Task Force continues to monitor developments and communicate updates about resulting operational changes. We understand that these changes are occurring at an incredibly fast pace, but we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this international health crisis. We believe that these policies will significantly reduce our exposure to COVID-19 and keep our community and our loved ones safer as a result.

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