Sunday, August 14, 2022

Webster alumna turns passion into a career

Although Balloni has doubts about her change in career, she ultimately thinks it was worth it.

Vet center opens on campus

The Home Depot awarded Webster University’s Student Veterans Organization (SVO) with a $9,000 grant for a Veterans Center on campus. SVO President Tom Palozola secured the grant by writing a business plan detailing the grants uses and how Webster planned to sustain veteran success.

Study abroad program offers Webster education in Europe, Africa and Asia

Former European Director Robert Spencer became directly involved in the Geneva campus October 1995. He served as the director there for 18 years. “It’s almost as if a light bulb went off for Webster to realize that these (foreign) campuses were perfectly suitable locations for study abroad programs for our students here in St. Louis,” Spencer said.

After 50 years, one of Webster’s first male grads reflects

Ryan was one of Webster University’s first male graduates. Ryan said he found his love for building sets and props while he attended Webster College. He reflected on his time at Webster as one of the first male students.

Bosnia Civil War refugee helps immigrants

Amela Muftarevic fought to keep her children safe during the Bosnian Civil War. When she got to America, she helped other Bosnians do the...

Late professor is guiding light for Theatre Department

Former Webster University Professor and Alumna Marita Woodruff’s 35-year-lamp and 25-year black chair were returned to Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts department.

Immigration laws dictate fate of refugees

"There's simply no line for them to wait in," Stephen Legomsky said of the process to asylum. Immigrants at the border seek refugee status among legal challenges.

We cannot be desensitized to gun violence

When mass shootings happen in the dozens, it is easy to dismiss their depth. But we cannot let that happen.

Immigrant overcomes barriers to open restaurant

When Victor Arellano came to America illegally he had dreams of owning his own restaurant. The language barrier he experienced was one of the many obstacles he overcame.

Daughter of Webster University’s first black student shares mother’s story

Webster's first African-American graduate underwent struggles with the Catholic community as well as national segregation issues.

Former mayor of Kirkwood Arthur McDonnell recalls victims, community adversity in the wake of...

Art McDonnell continues his life despite the tragedy he lived through. Even so, he remembers the victims he knew personally.

History of Webster and the military

Webster's history with the military dates back to the 1940's and World War II. Today, Webster has extended campuses on 39 military bases throughout the United States.

Immigrants face hardships at US-Mexico border wall

Isabella said she fears leaving her house and being caught by Border Patrol.

Ex-convict finds new opportunity in tattooing

LT Woods thought he would never tattoo after his teenage years. Then it ended up saving his life.

Mother’s immigration saves son’s eyes

Christina Ferris only had one thing in mind when coming to the United States: to better her son’s eyesight.

Veterans matter more than the NFL

From the Opinions Section: Ranting on social media is not going to solve the homeless veterans problem in America.