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The Gorlok, Webster University's School Mascot

The Gorlok was created in 1984 to coincide with the establishment of Webster's first official sports program. See the Gorlok history page courtesy of the Webster Athletics website for more information.

 the Gorlok

On August 1, 2016, a statue of the Gorlok was unveiled on the Webster University home campus. Made of bronze and costing approximately $13,000, the statue was the result of a student-led fundraising campaign launched in Fall 2014. The statue was a gift to the university in celebration of the university's centennial.


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Arenberg, John. (1988, April-May). Gorlok sighted at Webster basketball party. Here & Now, vol. 6, no. 7, p. 5.


Conservatory reflections: Bringing the original Webster Gorlok costume to life. (2018, March 12). Webster Today. Access the article online.

Four years after being named mascot, Gorlok appears. (1988, April 13). The NCAA News.

Ingenthron, Keith. (1984, August 23). Gorlocks invade; Coaches parade. The Journal, vol. 16, no. 1, p. 1.


Oyola, Michelle. (2006, May 4-12). 90 years of Webster: How the Gorlok was born. The Journal, vol. 59, no. 14, p. A5.

Starck, Jeff. (2001, September 14-20). Unlocking the secrets of the Gorlok. Webster-Kirkwood Times, vol. 24,no. 10, p. 8. Access the article online

What is a Gorlok? Contest now underway. (1984, October 4). The Journal, vol. 16,no. 6, p. 7.