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Webster University was named as one of five institutions in Missouri and Southern Illinois that are most effective at helping low-income and Black students graduate with minimal debt.

Webster Named in Top Five Best Colleges for Black and Low-Income Students to Graduate with the Least Debt

July 16, 2020

Webster University was named by the non-profit organization St. Louis Graduates as one of five Universities in Missouri and Southern Illinois that stand out for enrolling significant percentages of low-income students and Black students and supporting them to graduate with less debt. The reported data indicate that Webster has the highest percentage of Black undergraduate students, the highest graduation rate for Black students, and the highest graduation rate for Black Pell Grant recipients among the five schools named in the report.

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chamber singers

Busy December for Chamber Singers, Including 'Home Alone' Screening with STL Symphony

December 11, 2019

The Webster University Chamber Singers, the flagship choral ensemble in the Department of Music, performed the Vivaldi Gloria concert on Dec. 7, and joined the Bach Society on Dec. 10 at Powell Hall for the annual Bach Society holiday concert. Members of the Webster choirs Aurelia and Chorale finish the fall 2019 semester with two performances along with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in the live screening of the 1990 holiday classic "Home Alone," complete with John Williams’ whimsical score, at Powell Hall on Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21.

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music

[Video] Music Students Showcase Talents at Scholarship Recital

November 19, 2019

The Department of Music at Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts held its annual scholarship recital for the Department of Music on Nov. 5, recognizing all music majors receiving endowed scholarships. Twenty students performed, showcasing their accomplished vocal and instrumental talent. Hear them discuss what the scholarships mean to them.

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Webster University received three national awards Tuesday, Nov. 12, for its Student Life efforts to increase voting participation

Webster University Receives Three National Voting Awards

November 12, 2019

Webster University won three national awards for its efforts to register students to vote and to get them to the polls on election day. The University was recognized with two Best in Class Awards for having the highest voting rate and the highest undergraduate voting rate at a large, private, four-year institution and the Platinum SEAL Award for excellence in student voter engagement.

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Meghan Illig

Meghan Illig Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

July 16, 2018

Webster University's Meghan Illig is a nominee for the prestigious 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions. Illig was the only female student-athlete from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference nominated for this award, and is a member of Webster's women's cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams.

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Conservatory 50th

Conservatory Celebration Performers Announced, Tickets Now Available

March 30, 2018

Featured performers and speakers have been confirmed for the Conservatory of Theatre Arts' 50th anniversary celebration weekend (April 20-22), and tickets are available for Saturday night’s event emceed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell. Among those appearing are Webster alumni Hunter Bell ([title of show]), Rocky Carroll (NCIS), Kevin Earley (Broadway’s Les Misérables, Tale of Two Cities, Death Takes a Holiday), Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul), Nathan Lee Graham (LA to Vegas, Sweet Home Alabama), Sigrid Wise (soon-to-be Juliet in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ Romeo and Juliet), and dean Peter Sargent, along with other faculty, alumni and students. Performances of the Conservatory production Brigadoon will also run that weekend as part of the celebration.

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Conservatory 50th

Conservatory 50th Anniversary Celebration April 20-22

February 26, 2018

Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts marks its 50th anniversary during this 2017-2018 academic year, and will hold a celebration weekend April 20-22, 2018. The public is invited to join alumni for Saturday evening's Conservatory Celebration emceed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell, as well as performances of the Conservatory production Brigadoon on Friday evening, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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Elevate the conversation

3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference Elevates the Conversation

February 06, 2018

Webster University is hosting its 3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 28 and March 1 as a forum for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to share their experiences, research and emerging trends in creating communities that embrace diversity in ways that welcome and include.

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King during the 1963 civil rights march in Washington (U.S. National Archives)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

January 11, 2018

The Webster University community is invited to the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 14, at Steger Sixth Grade Center in Webster Groves. The celebration includes a march, dinner reception and service. Nicole Roach, Webster University’s Associate Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, will be representing the University at the event by reciting a poem.

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donor recognition

Video: Recognition Dinner Celebrates Donors to Webster, CMS

November 15, 2017

Webster University recognized its loyal supporters at the Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 9 in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Highlights of the event included honoring Arden and Harry Fisher with the 2107 Visionary Award for their dedication to the Community Music School, inspiring hundreds of young musicians.

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donor recognition

Video: Recognition Dinner Celebrates Donors to Webster, CMS

November 15, 2017

Webster University recognized its loyal supporters at the Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 9 in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Highlights of the event included honoring Arden and Harry Fisher with the 2107 Visionary Award for their dedication to the Community Music School, inspiring hundreds of young musicians.

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