Thursday, June 8, 2023

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.

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.

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....

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.