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Cyber Explorers Workshop Saturday, Oct. 21

Webster to Host Cyber Explorers Camp Oct. 21

October 17, 2017

Webster University's Corporate Relations presents a Cyber Explorers Camp in partnership with MasterCard and the Walker School of Business and Technology at our Webster Groves campus Saturday, Oct. 21. Webster Cybersecurity program lead Paul Frazier will lead this dynamic event. There will be 24 students from various St. Louis-area school districts attending this event. Guests will participate in a series of interactive training sessions focused on stimulating interest in cybersecurity and computer science.

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Buudhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India created the sand mandala at Webster University.

Video: Buddhist monks create sand mandala

October 17, 2017

Last week Webster University welcomed Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India to campus for the creation of a sand mandala around the theme of world peace and diversity. The three-day process involves careful, intricate design with grains of sand. It closes with a destruction of the sand mandala, evoking the theme that everything is moving and temporary in the world. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Fox 2 were among the outlets capturing the activity with video.

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Webster colleagues gathered in St. Louis from around the network to discuss, learn, and promote high standards in academic advising.

Webster Advising Day and NACADA in St. Louis

October 17, 2017

Advising Day was held at the Gateway campus on Wednesday, Oct. 11 where over 30 Webster colleagues gathered from across the network to discuss, learn, and promote high standards in academic advising. Following Webster Advising Day, they continued their professional development journey by attending the Global Community for Academic Advising Annual Conference (NACADA) held through Saturday, Oct. 14.

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Keep these recommendations in mind when you are traveling both internationally and domestically

Tech Tips for Travelers

October 16, 2017

As Webster University’s International programs continue to grow, so do the number of our students, faculty, and staff that can be found in one of many different countries across the globe at any one time. The Information Technology department can find itself frustrated with foreign locations and governments that may seem at odds with our established IT policies and procedures. Below are some recommendations to keep in mind when you are traveling both internationally and domestically.

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Writer, performer and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney was the keynote speaker.

Snapshots: Human Rights Conference addresses environmental justice

October 16, 2017

Webster's 10th Annual Human Rights Conference concluded Oct. 12 after two days of intersectional analysis of environmental racism, sexism, classism, and colonialism. Growing awareness of climate change has led to increasing recognition that human rights and environmental sustainability are inextricably linked, with human rights advocates contending that climate change threatens fundamental rights with particular impact on indigenous people and the global poor.

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The lab and multimedia classroom software request deadline for Spring 2018 is Wednesday, Nov. 15

Academic Technology Request Deadline for Spring 2018 is Nov. 15

October 16, 2017

In order to manage a growing catalog of software titles, Webster University’s Information Technology organization will assess all new software requests based on a number of factors in coordination with the programs of each school. These factors include: the product life cycle, the vendor’s support structure for the software, compatibility with Webster’s PC/Mac platforms, and the product’s global roadmap, among other considerations. This is in alignment with the themes of the University’s strategic plan, Global Impact for the Next Century.

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Student Success Portal Training Announced

October 13, 2017

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, launches Oct. 16. Users will be able to access and explore the highly intuitive and easy-to-use system at their leisure, and trainings have been scheduled to more formally acclimate users to the current functionality. Introductory trainings have been scheduled beginning on Oct. 18, and running through the first full week of November. Click through for details on the first two weeks of training sessions.

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Englis has designed costumes for The Rep since 1979.

Video: Professor's Costume Design for Rep's 'Hamlet'

October 13, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is performing "Hamlet" for the first time in its history, which was an opportunity for NBC affiliate KSDK-TV to shine the spotlight on the costume design of Webster University professor and Conservatory chair, Dottie Englis. In addition to her role with Webster, since 1979 Englis has designed costumes for the Rep, which resides on Webster University's main campus.

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