Archive for January, 2015

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webster University will host or participate in several events for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and Black History Month this year. The events range from participating in a community-wide celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. to hosting a performance by the acclaimed performance group “Step Afrika.” Jan. 18: Webster Groves MLK Community Celebration The […]

Continue Reading

Faculty Present in London on 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta

Faculty Present in London on 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Faculty across Webster University are celebrating its centennial in 2015. For faculty in the Department of History, Politics, and International Relations in the College of Arts and Sciences, this year also marks another historic milestone: the octocentennial of the Magna Carta (“The Great Charter”). The document signed by England’s King John in 1215 is widely […]

Continue Reading

Campus Dining Services Names New Catering Director

Campus Dining Services Names New Catering Director

| January 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Webster University community is excited to welcome back Cheri Hicks as catering director, effective Jan. 9. Hicks previously served as Webster’s catering director from 2005-2013. Hicks has spent the last two years with Sodexo as general manager of the American Airlines Admiral Club. She is excited to return to Webster University and looks forward […]

Continue Reading

Webster Athletics Hall of Fame Adds Five Alumni Athletes in 2015

Webster Athletics Hall of Fame Adds Five Alumni Athletes in 2015

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webster University Athletics announces five former Gorlok athlete greats as the newest members of its Hall of Fame. Jerry Amsler and Kevin Fann (men’s soccer), Alex Raetzloff (baseball), Dana Vahey (soccer, softball, basketball) and Melissa Zwilling (volleyball) were voted to the class of 2015. The five were selected by a committee made up of faculty, coaches, […]

Continue Reading

Snapshots: ‘Reflections on the Violence in France’

Snapshots: ‘Reflections on the Violence in France’

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webster University community members gathered Wednesday afternoon in the Winifred Moore Auditorium for “Reflections on the Violence in France,” with several College of Arts & Sciences faculty members leading discussion of the roots and reactions to the deadly assault on the Paris office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. A variety of topics and ideas […]

Continue Reading

Academic Organizational Changes at Webster Leiden

Academic Organizational Changes at Webster Leiden

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jean Paul van Marissing, Webster University Leiden director, announced the following organizational changes this month at the Leiden campus: As of Jan. 1, 2015, Islam Qasem has been appointed interim academic director and Sara Lusini appointed interim coordinator for Academic Affairs. The interim appointments of Qasem and Lusini ensure Webster’s commitment to delivering a highly […]

Continue Reading

Public Safety to Invoice Authorized Drivers Fee to Departments

Public Safety to Invoice Authorized Drivers Fee to Departments

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Effective immediately, departments with individuals assigned as “authorized drivers” of University vehicles will be invoiced $15 per driver. The fee is not retroactive and will only apply to individuals from this date forward. This fee reflects the cost incurred by Public Safety to run the driver’s license checks. While the fee to run a license […]

Continue Reading

Retirement Reception for Office of Institutional Effectiveness’ Donna Biolchini Jan. 29

Retirement Reception for Office of Institutional Effectiveness’ Donna Biolchini Jan. 29

| January 14, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Webster University Office of Institutional Effectiveness staff invites the Webster community to join in celebrating data reporting manager Donna Biolchini, who is retiring after more than 26 years of service at Webster. Biolchini began at Webster in 1988 as a trainer in Information Technology, instructing faculty, staff and students on how to use computers. […]

Continue Reading

Pesold Retires; Gerger to Serve as Interim Director of Public Safety

Pesold Retires; Gerger to Serve as Interim Director of Public Safety

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dan Pesold has retired after more than 12 years as director of Public Safety at Webster University, announced Greg Gunderson, vice president and chief financial officer. Rick Gerger has agreed to serve as interim director of Public Safety for the next six months. At that time, Webster University leadership will revisit how to best fill […]

Continue Reading

Webster Adds Competitive Cheerleading Program to Athletics; Tryouts April 26

Webster Adds Competitive Cheerleading Program to Athletics; Tryouts April 26

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students at Webster University have a lot to brag about, from nationally ranked innovative educational programs to top-ranked athletic, debate and chess teams. Now they have something new to cheer about. Competitive Intercollegiate Cheerleading will be the newest athletics offering at the Webster Groves campus. The program will begin in the fall of 2015, making […]

Continue Reading