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SLC to hold Webster Works children’s book drive

In association with Webster Work Worldwide, the Student Literacy Crops (SLC) will sponsor a children’s book drive from Oct.1-8.

The drive will accept new or gently used children’s books for donation to children of low-income families in St. Louis.

SLC and Webster Works have helped schools, families and shelters since 2001. More than 11,000 books have been donated to the drive for children in need.

To make a donation, drop a book in the yellow drop boxes located in: Sverdrup (West Lobby), Marletto’s, the University Center, Pearson House, the Bookstore, Schultz Hall in Eden, the Career Services office, the education department office and the library.

For more information, contact Kate Northcott at

Two Webster campuses to host open houses

Webster University will hold open houses at two campus locations for those interested in returning to school. The campuses are located at Webster’s Westport and WingHaven locations and will host information sessions Oct. 1–5.

Fall 2 graduate classes start Oct. 15 and undergraduate classes start Oct. 22. Forms to schedule an information session can be found on the Webster website ( under Admissions. Application fees will be waived for this session.

The Westport campus is located in Maryland Heights in the Graybar Building, 11885 Lackland Road.

The WingHaven campus is in O’Fallon, in the Midwest BankCentre at 2299 Technology Drive, Suite 300.

Director general of European campus to retire

President Elizabeth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster named Robert Spencer director general emeritus on Wednesday, Sept. 26. After 40 years, Spencer has made plans to retire in late May 2013.

Spencer started at Webster University as the assistant director of Community Education in 1973. During his time at Webster he has been in charge of drafting self-study reports and running external relations for then-Webster College. Spencer was also chief development officer.

When Webster College became Webster University, he managed capital funds campaigns for the construction of the Sverdrup building, the University Center and the first expansion of Loretto-Hilton. Spencer also managed the funding campaign for the Daniel Webster Society.

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