Around Webster: Weeks speaks today on Space Law; Webster downtown support; Sarasota news

| February 25, 2013

Downtown Winter Ball & Gala: View more photos at

News around Webster University faculty, staff and alumni:

Weeks at UND on Proposed Asteroid Mining

Edythe Weeks, who focuses on international relations and space law as an adjunct faculty member in the Webster University College of Arts & Sciences, will be a guest speaker today at the University of North Dakota to deliver a talk on space law as it pertains to newly proposed asteroid mining operations. Learn more here, including a webcast link for her talk at 4 p.m.

Webster Sponsors Ball for New Downtown Library and Lucas Park

Webster University recently sponsored the Downtown Winter Ball & Gala in St. Louis, which drew more than 400 attendees. The purpose of the evening, aside from celebrating the opening of the New Downtown Public Library, was to raise charitable funds to improve and protect Lucas Park for future generations. Webster’s support for the event reinforces the University’s connections to the local communities it serves.

A few photos of Webster representatives at the event are viewable at the site here, here and here.

Florida: Webster Alumnus is Manatee County Superintendent
Conboy, Webster University

Conboy is recognized.

Webster alumnus Rick Mills, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who earned his M.A. in business from Webster, is the new superintendent of Manatee County Schools in Florida. Mills has ties to the Manatee County and Tampa area because he served there for four years at the U.S. Central Command. He moves to Florida after serving as CEO of Minneapolis (Minn.) Public Schools.

Separately in this area, Sarasota Metro campus CRC Kerry Conboy was nominated Successful Woman of the Month (Successful Women Aligning Together) for her dedication, hard work and positive spirit.

Category: Advancement, Employee News, Faculty

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  1. Barbra Breslauer says:

    Way to go Kerry Conboy! You always promote fun interactive student activities!

  2. Carla Butak says:

    Congratulations, Kerry! Your enthusiasm and hard work certainly make you a successful woman to Webster!