Webster Celebrates Military Students with Events around Veterans Day

Webster University celebrates military service members and their families this Veterans Day.

On the main campus in Webster Groves, Mo., Brig. Gen. Mike Callan, Webster's associate vice president of Military and Government Programs, has collaborated with Webster's Academic Resource Center to host a breakfast for Webster military students and their families.

The first annual Military Appreciation Breakfast is Monday, Nov. 12, in Marletto's Marketplace.

Later this remembrance month, Webster's Conservatory of Theatre Arts, in collaboration with NoPassport theatre alliance & press, will proudly present a staged reading of SPARK by Caridad Svich. The event is open to all and organized particularly to honor women veterans.

SPARK is a play about three sisters living in the US caught in the aftermath of a recent war. It is about what happens when soldiers come home, when women of little economic means must find a way to make do and carry on, and about the strength, ultimately, of family — a contemporary US story of faith, love, war, trauma, and a bit of healing.

The performance, which will be offered at no cost to audience members, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., at the Conservatory Spaces, 17 S. Old Orchard Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63119.  To reserve your free tickets or to get additional information, email Gad Guterman, at gadguterman95@webster.edu.

More than 6,000 of Webster's 21,000-plus students worldwide are military-related students. Webster University and the U.S. Department of Defense have worked together for nearly 40 years to provide high quality and cost-effective undergraduate and graduate programs at military installations and other locations throughout the world.

Just last month, Webster hosted the Show-Me Heroes Work-Ready Employment Assistance Program (WREAP) career workshop for military veterans. The workshop for returning veterans, held at the home campus, covered skills translation, skills gap analysis, educational benefits, developing a career job search portfolio, interview techniques, an introduction to social media, and a question-and-answer session with St. Louis-area employers.

Additional workshops are planned at Webster University's Missouri campus locations in Kansas City, Springfield, Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Force Base.