Nine Network Documentary Celebrates Webster University’s Centennial
Webster University: 100 Years Debuts September 28 on Nine PBS
St. Louis, MO — September 10, 2015 — In 1915 the Sisters of Loretto founded a small, Catholic college for women in Webster Groves, Missouri. This year, as Webster University celebrates its 100th anniversary as a co-educational, independent, global institution, the Nine Network documentary Webster University: 100 Years tells the story of how the school’s educational mission has remained intact through a century of unprecedented change. It airs on Nine PBS Monday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Webster University: 100 Years includes a rich collection of archival photos and rare film footage from the 1920s. A number of people who have participated in creating Webster University’s story appear in interviews:
Tom Cooper, co-author, Images of America Webster Groves; Annie Stevens, S.L., adjunct faculty, Webster University;
Dr. Beth Stroble, president, Webster University;
Barbara Ann Barbato, S.L., professor emeritus, Webster University;
Elizabeth Robb, alumna/Webster University Centennial chair;
Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts;
Frank Jacobs, former board member;
Dr. Julian Schuster, provost and senior vice president, Webster University;
Nicole Roach, associate vice president, Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement;Steven Woolf, artistic director, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis;
Gerry Welch, mayor of Webster Groves;
Timothy O’Leary, general director, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; and
Donald Suggs, former board member.
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