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Gloria joins in the Christmas banquet.

The Christmas banquet always puts us in the holiday spirit. This year’s event featured these cute party favors at everyone’s place and a delicious turkey dinner. For the program, I played one of the mechanical dolls in Santa’s toyshop. (This … Continue reading

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Gloria fills her dance card.

I’m having fun at all the dances. It’s even better when the boys from St. Louis University join us. (This post is a fictional account based on a scrapbook kept by Gloria Meder Kast, Webster College class of 1941. For … Continue reading

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Webinar on 100 Years of Webster University History

Join us on Thursday, November 13, at 6 p.m. (Central time) for a discussion of the fundamental turning points that have made Webster what it is today. Kathy Gaynor, Curator of Archives, and Dr. Annie Stevens, S.L., Department of Religious … Continue reading

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Gloria prepares for the big game.

Here I am ready to do battle with Maryville. We had fun decorating cars for our pep parade before the big basketball game. (This post is a fictional account based on a scrapbook kept by Gloria Meder Kast, Webster College … Continue reading

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Gloria experiences freshman orientation.

You won’t believe what they made us freshmen wear for initiation: long underwear, a short cotton dress, and 1 white and 1 black cotton stocking. We had to braid our hair into tight pigtails and put makeup on just half … Continue reading

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Gloria gets accepted at Webster College.

  I got accepted at Webster and they even gave me a scholarship! It was hard to choose between Webster and Washington University but I think Webster will be a great fit for me. (This post is a fictional account … Continue reading

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Gloria’s Scrapbook

It’official! I will paste the memories of my next four years in this scrapbook and preserve it for ever and ever. I wish everyone would keep a scrapbook. How else will we remember the past? After all, it’s not like … Continue reading

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New series takes you back to Webster in the 1930s

  Join us as we go back in time to experience life as a student at Webster in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Our guide will be a 1941 graduate of Webster, Gloria Meder Kast, who kept a scrapbook … Continue reading

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Jacqueline Grennan Wexler, one of Webster’s most influential Presidents

Jacqueline Grennan Wexler (formerly Sr. Jacqueline) was a major figure in higher education in the 1960s and 1970s. She served as president of Webster University from 1965-1969 and was instrumental in the groundbreaking transfer of the Catholic institution to a … Continue reading

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Finals Week in 1918

Some things never change. Here’s what Webster students in 1918 thought about finals: “Examinations are over. They are a necessary evil which must be experienced by every college student at the end of each semester. No one loves them, for … Continue reading

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