Tuesday, May 30, 2023

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.

Webster to rename Veterans Resource Center after former president Tom Palozola

Palozola was the driving force behind the grant to introduce a center for veterans on Webster University's home campus.

Webster Student Veterans Organization works to combat vets’ isolation on campus

Cory Krassinger never crosses the street until he is told to walk, while he watches other students sprint across to avoid oncoming traffic. He feels this is a representation of the isolation he often feels as a military veteran student.

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.

The Grand Slam plays home to veteran companionship

A civilian looking for a quiet cup of coffee on a Wednesday morning won’t find it at the Grand Slam. Instead, the restaurant is filled with a lively crowd of handshaking, backslapping and welcoming veterans who show up to offer each other companionship and support.

The pride and silent disabilities of veterans

Tim Schneidewind is a 26-year-old veteran who refuses to go to the Veterans Administration for medical evaluation. “I don’t want people telling me that I’m broken,” Schneidewind said.

Tom Palozola: The new voice of veterans at Webster

A combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has big plans to benefit veterans at Webster University.

Bernie Hayes: “Never argue with the police because they could kill you”

The shooting of Michael Brown came as no surprise to Ferguson community member and Webster University professor Bernie Hayes. Hayes, who grew up in...

Webster invests in extended military campuses

Webster University, then Webster College, accepted an invitation from the Department of Defense (DOD) to deliver education to the military in 1974. For the first time, students affiliated with the military would receive a college education within the gates of their own military installation.

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.

Repertory Theatre acts as learning platform for Conservatory

By Sam Clancy, Contributing Writer For nearly 50 years, Webster University and the Repertory Theatre have been engaged in a mutual agreement. The two organizations shared...

Sisters of Loretto members reflect on history of education

The Sisters of Loretto is a Catholic group that formed to address the need for education in the hills of Kentucky. It grew to comprise of both vowed Sisters and non vowed members.

LGBTQ movement thrives on Webster’s campus

“It was a much smaller student body at the time,” Hellinger said. “By far the most visible (advocates) on campus were the theatre students....

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.

Jacqeline Grennan Wexler, former Webster president, dies at 85

Wexler is remembered as a visionary for turning a Catholic institution into a secular school – the first Catholic college to do so in the nation.