Saturday, October 1, 2022

Diversity & Inclusion conference sets attendance record

Webster University hosted its fifth annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference from Feb. 23 to 27. The event featured Sam White, Shelly Tochluk, Michele Norris and...

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.

US bans former Webster student Francis Ladege

Ladege lived in the US for 25 years before being deported.

Rick Rockwell becomes new head of communications

Webster University President Elizabeth Stroble believes the academic understanding and industry experience of Rick Rockwell, make him the right choice to fill the role of Chief Communications Officer of Webster’s Global Marketing and Communications (GMC) unit.

The new Gorlok statue is currently in a money bag

Webster’s new Gorlok statue seems to be the victim of vandalism: the mascot has been covered by a bag sporting a large dollar sign.

VetSuccess on Campus offers help to veterans across Missouri

Webster University offers a VetSuccess on Campus program. The program offers everything from job references to counseling for veterans. Webster University’s Jason Blakemore sits...

Webster’s Interdisciplinary Science Building’s (ISB) final beam in place

The Webster community signed the last steel beam of the ISB. the ISB represents a significant investment in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) fields. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwPd7XAmtJA

Webster Groves names April 23 “Webster University Chess Team Day”

Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch presented the declaration to Susan Polgar, Beth Stroble and members of the chess team at the City Council meeting on April 21.

‘Fake news’ prompts new focus on media literacy

Two Webster University professors see media literacy education as increasingly important in the current political climate.

Students carry mattresses around campus to support sexual assault victims

Universities in Canada, Washington DC, London and now Webster Groves have banned together in a national day of action in support of survivors of...

Peer counseling program expanding after pilot run

By Lara Hardman Patrick Stack, director of counseling and life development, envisions the growth of peer education programs across the sub-cultures of students on campus....

Webster remembers Andrew Goldbranson

Friends of Conservatory student Andrew Goldbranson reflect on his life three months after his death. Sophomore Meghan Storts said she can still feel the warmth...

Webster University seeking new Global Citizenship Program director

Bruce Umbaugh has been the director since the program was introduced in 2011. Now, the university is looking for its next GCP director.

Webster hosts annual Student Leadership Award Ceremony

Nearly 170 students and guests attended the twenty-third Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony held in the Grant Gymnasium April 17. Student Affairs and the Student Government Association (SGA) sponsored the ceremony.

Webster utilizes Browning Hall to reach science students outside campus

Webster joined together with the St. Louis Academy of Science to bring the top high school science lovers to the university to present their scientific finds at an honors division competition.

Tension rises after public hearing reopens

The Webster Groves city council hoped to receive new input and information on the proposed educational zoning ordinance, but instead the council received disapproval of the ordinance and their process of holding a public hearing.