December 4, 2020

News Briefs

Webster alums and faculty to present “Lightning Talks” during Homecoming  weekend

Eight Webster University alums and faculty will participate in the first-ever “Lightning Talks” on Saturday, Sept. 28. These 10-minute talks will focus on various topics covering Webster University life in the 1970s.

Some of the speakers set to talk are:

— Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts;

— Susan Stang, photography professor;

— Lew Prince and Tom Ray, Webster alums and owners of Vintage Vinyl;

— Kathy Corley, film studies professor;

Webster alumna Eve Coulson will introduce the speakers.

“Lightning Talks” will be in the Edward Jones Commons in the East Academic Building from 2-4 p.m.

Webster University to offer free Metro passes to students, staff and faculty

 As part of Webster University’s effort to become a more sustainable campus, free MetroBus and MetroLink passes will be made available to students, staff and faculty. In response to Webster University’s request, Metro has also agreed to increase the  number of stops for buses traveling along the route that passes by the university. The agency will also increase route frequency.

Webster Today, the university’s blog, will announce when the passes become available.

Any student, faculty or staff who recently bought a pass can request a refund through the business office.

 Several trees on campus fall during Tuesday night storm

Several trees on Webster University’s home campus were downed during a storm on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

The Big Bend Boulevard entrance to the H. Sam Priest Center and the Music Building was blocked off.

Another tree landed on a car in the University Center lot near the Visual Arts Annex.

A vehicle parked in front of Loretto Hall was damaged when a tree fell on it.

A tree was also downed near the University Center parking lot.

The St. Louis area was under a severe thunderstorm warning issued at 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 25.

Due to damaged powerlines, classes in the Pearson House will be canceled until noon Wednesday, Sept. 26.

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