March 19, 2018

Author: Nikki Waller

A young student plays at Webster's Mind Full of Words celebration at the downtown campus. Contributed Photo

Webster, PNC Bank launches Mind Full of Words campaign

The PNC Foundation and Webster University announced a two-year “Mind Full of Words” program to help build vocabulary for children living in lower-income areas of University City and south St. Louis City. The initiative is backed by a $1 million grant from the PNC Foundation and involves libraries, pediatricians, schools and daycares and several literacy and early learning agencies.

Webster's first Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Webster hosts first Diversity and Inclusion conference

The President’s Office and The Departments of Diversity and Inclusion and Community Engagement presented The Critical Conversations Conference on Feb. 29-March 1. The Conference featured nationally recognized leaders in diversity and inclusion and several panel discussions promoting equality among administration, faculty and students in an ever-changing world.

Alyssa Potter, a public relations major at Webster University, prepares pastries for a display at Starbucks in Rock Hill. Nikki Waller | The Journal

Full-time students double work load with full-time jobs

A new study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce reports that students are working an average of 30 hours a week. The research also revealed that these are not just typical hours for Finch, but also undergraduate students across the country and at Webster University.

Broken Door
Former Webster Chief Financial Officer Greg Gunderson dons a pirate outfit at his farewell party on Jan. 15. SARA BANNOURA | The Journal
Student Jaylen Clark, dressed as a Raggedy Ann doll, plays against the blackjack dealer.  BRIAN VERBARG / The Journal

‘A creature of dance’

After a career filled with pirouttes and plies, Alicia Graf Mack recently retired as lead dancer from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre to pursue a career teaching dance at…