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Established 1915
Type Private, four-year
President Dr. Richard Meyers
Location Webster Groves, Missouri, USA
Campus Suburban main campus 47 acres [1]
over 100 others globally
Sports 6 Men's Sports, 7 Women's Sports
Colors Navy, gold, and white
Nickname Webster
Mascot Gorlok
Website http://www.webster.edu

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Webster today operates as an independent, comprehensive, non-denominational university with campus locations around the world. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide array of disciplines, including the liberal arts, fine and performing arts, teacher education, business and management.

Currently the university enrolls about 22,000 students around the globe who range from traditional college-age students to adult learners. They represent more than 100 nationalities.[citation needed]


The university

It was founded in 1915 by the Sisters of Loretto as Loretto College, and it was one of the first Catholic women's colleges located west of the Mississippi River.[citation needed] The first male students were admitted in 1962. The Sisters of Loretto transferred the university to a Board of Directors in 1967. The Loreto Sisters is a common name for The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ...

Webster has many campuses nationwide, located on military bases and in many metropolitan areas. There are also international campuses in Geneva (Switzerland), Vienna (Austria), Leiden (the Netherlands), London (United Kingdom), Shanghai (China), and Cha-am (Thailand). In January 2006, Webster University president Richard Meyers announced the opening of a new campus in the revitalized downtown St. Louis area as their longest property lease in the history of the University.[1] Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra //, Romansh: Genevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Coordinates: , Country Province Area (2006)  - Municipality 23. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Cha Am (Thai ชะอำ) is a district(Amphoe) in the southern part of Phetchaburi province, central Thailand. ...

Webster University is made up of five Colleges and Schools, and has about 5,000 enrolled students at the main campus in Webster Groves and 15,000 worldwide. The University has more than 100,000 alumni.[citation needed]

The university is a center for the arts and arts education in the St. Louis region. Webster's Loretto-Hilton Theater is home to The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. It also hosts the Webster Film Series. Opera performances are accompanied by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is a summer opera festival held in St. ... The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) was founded in 1880, making it the second oldest symphony in the United States after the New York Philharmonic. ...

Former U.S. Ambassador George H. Walker III has bestowed upon the school a gift of $10 million, which is the single largest in Webster’s 92-year history.[citation needed] This gift was designated to benefit the university’s School of Business and Technology.

Colleges and schools

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The College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in approximately three dozen specialties. Several departments make up the College of Arts and Sciences, including: The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, The Department of Biological Sciences, The Department of English, The Department of History, Politics, and International Relations, The Department of International Language and Culture, The Department of Nursing, The Department of Philosophy, The Department of Religious Studies, and The Center for Interdisciplinary Programs.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs.

Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts offers numerous graduate and undergraduate degrees in approximately two dozen areas of study. The College is made up of four main departments: the Departments of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre Arts. The College also operates the Community Music School, which is used as a training center for young musicians from all over the region. The Community Music School of Webster University is part of The National Guild of Community Music Schools, which includes about 250 schools in cities across the country. In addition, The Community Music School is one of only eighteen non-degree granting community music schools in the United States to have earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis are housed on campus and perform their seasons in the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. Students also have the opportunity to see and play alongside the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, which plays on the campus and offers educational programs with Webster University. Members of the St. Louis Symphony are also members of the Webster faculty.

School of Business and Technology

Webster University's graduate degree programs include the Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Management. The School of Business consists of three major departments: The Department of Business, The Department of Management, and the Department of Math and Computer Science. M.A. programs are available in fifteen high-growth career fields, ranging from finance and marketing to human resources management and telecommunications management. The School of Business and Technology offers degrees in over two dozen specific areas of study.

School of Communications

Sixteen distinct majors with different areas of emphasis are available at undergraduate level, while the graduate program offers master's degrees in five fields of communications. The Communications program at Webster is in the process of being improved after budget cuts in recent years forced some programs to be scaled down. The improvements will include a revival of the student-run television station.

School of Education

The School of Education offers undergraduate degrees in five different specialties, including: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Middle School Education, Special Education, and Early Childhood Education. The Master of Arts in Teaching is also available, as well as post-baccalaureate certification.

Notable alumni

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Notable faculty and staff

  • Sulak Sivaraksa — Professor (Thailand), activist, writer
  • Bill Porter — sound engineer
  • John H. Neal — Professor (Human Resource Management); Faculty Director (Myrtle Beach Campus)
  • Edward J. "Smokey" Bishop — career journalist, radio show host and smoke elemental

Sulak Sivaraksa Sulak Sivaraksa (Thai สุลักษณ์ ศิวรักษ์, born March 27, 1933 in Thailand) is founder and director of the Thai NGO Sathirakoses-Nagapradeepa Foundation“. Besides being the initator of a number of social, humanitarian, ecological and spiritual movements and organizations in Thailand, like the College SEM (Spirit in Education Movement) Sulak Sivaraksa... Bill Porter is a sound engineer who recorded such stars as Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison through the 1960s and 1970s. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ...


  1. ^ http://www.ksdk.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=91033

External links

  • Webster University website
  • Webster University Orlando website
  • Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland website

  Results from FactBites:
Webster University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (612 words)
Webster University is located in Webster Groves, Missouri, a suburb of St.
In 2002 Webster was recognized for its outstanding contributions to military education by the Council of College and Military Educators.
Webster is ranked as having one of the highest graduate business enrollments in the United States by AACSB International--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Webster University Vienna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (132 words)
Webster University Vienna is the Austrian branch of Webster University.
It was founded in 1981 as Austria's first private university.
The degrees of Webster University Vienna are accredited in the United States (via the accreditation of Webster University in the state of Missouri) as well as in Austria (via the Akkreditierungsrat, the Austrian government's accreditation authority for private universities).
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