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Webster Literacy Corps receives $20,000 grant

Maritz, a St. Louis-based sales and marketing services company, awarded a $20,000 grant to Webster University’s Student Literacy Corps. The grant will provide allowance for student tutors during the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Student Literacy Corps began as a educational platform project with the School of Education in 1990. The program prepares university students to tutor struggling readers in the community, including grade-school children, adolescents and adults.
During the 2011-2012 academic year, Maritz tutors have educated nearly 900 adults and children at 21 sites throughout the greater St. Louis region.
Tutors helped individuals in elementary, middle and high schools, after-school programs, alternative education programs, homeless shelters, and the Adult Education Departments of St. Louis Public Schools and St. Louis County Schools. All together, SLC tutors have dedicated 8,500 hours to working one-on-one with struggling adults and children.

Associated Collegiate Press selects The Journal’s David Nash as a finalist for national collegiate photo awards

Webster University student David Nash, senior photography major and photo editor of The Journal, is a finalist for the Associated Collegiate Press Photo Excellence Awards.
His photo was selected from 813 other applicants as one of the five best general news photos taken in the country. He joins students from the University of Minnesota, Drake University, University of Chicago, and Iowa State University. The top photo will be chosen on Saturday November 3 at the National College Media Convention in Chicago, Ill.
Nash’s photo focuses on a young child out in the rain with other attendees of a vigil held at Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, MO, in remembrance of the death of Trayvon Martin. Martin was the young African American boy shot in Sanford, Florida and his shooter George Zimmerman has plead not guilty and is awaiting his trial.

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