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GCP Committee Seeks Fall 2020 Proposal For Global Cornerstone Seminar

November 14, 2019

The Global Citizenship Committee is seeking Fall 2020 seminar proposals for incoming, first-time, traditional-age students. The Global Cornerstone Seminar (GLBC 1200, a renamed FRSH 1200, pending Curriculum Committee approval) is the first course in the GCP of undergraduate general education. The seminars provide students with an interdisciplinary academic experience. These seminars emphasize the skills of integrative learning, critical thinking, written and oral communication.

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Cyber Camp

Cyber Explorers: Middle school girls gain insight into cybersecurity, computer science

November 14, 2019

Webster University hosted its third annual girls’ Cyber Explorers Workshop in partnership with Gateway to Innovation, Willis Towers Watson, Best Buy, First Bank, RGA, and the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology on Nov. 2. The day began with Walker School Dean Simone Cummings welcoming the 30 aspiring young middle school student-leaders from various St. Louis-area and metro-east schools and one agency.

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Conservatory Presents Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'

November 13, 2019

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents the second production of the fall season, William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Performances run from Nov. 21-24 in the Browning Mainstage Theatre in the Loretto-Hilton Center. Ticket reservations can be made online or by calling the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128.

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Students Attend Advancing Racial Equity Institute

November 13, 2019

Four Webster University students recently participated in a students-only workshop focused on advancing racial equity on campus. Coordinated by St. Louis Graduates, the day was designed specifically for students seeking to enhance their understanding, relationships, strategies, and tactics as important political actors in the process of transformative institutional change.

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Communication Careers Week Hosted By School of Communications

November 11, 2019

Communication Careers Week is five days of engaging events held Nov 11 – Nov 15 that bring together students, alumni, faculty, staff, and industry professionals. It provides opportunities for students to expand their knowledge of the ever-changing landscape of the communication industry by gaining insights from alumni and working professionals.

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Best Practices for Students Regarding Final Exam Preparations

November 05, 2019

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) understands how stressful preparing for finals can be—for faculty members as well as students. Final exams often test the knowledge students have acquired throughout the entire semester, and depending on how their finals are weighted, their final exam grades could mean the difference between an A and a C on their transcripts. The ARC recommends the following tips as students prepare for final exams.

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Dutch, EU Parliamentarian van der Laan Guest Lecturer at Webster Leiden

November 05, 2019

On Oct. 29, Webster University Leiden hosted guest lecturer Lousewies van der Laan, a former fraction leader of the Democrat 66 party in the Dutch Parliament, former EU parliamentarian, and currently head of corporate affairs at Eurojust, the EU agency for judicial co-operation in criminal matters. Van der Laan discussed her current activities at Eurojust and about her former political career, explaining why an organization like Eurojust is so vital in modern Europe.

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