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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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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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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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28 St. Louis-Area Students Receive Young Citizens Scholarships to Attend Webster

November 06, 2019

Webster University and the Rotary Club of St. Louis recently awarded college scholarships to 28 high school students in the St. Louis area. The 28 students were all awarded $5,000 scholarships renewable for three years for a total of $20,000 if they apply and are accepted to Webster University. The purpose of the Young Citizenship Award is to find and reward those students who work hard at being good citizens at home, at school, and in the community.

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Graphic Design Student Showcase: Sexual Misconduct Prevention Poster Series

November 05, 2019

Students in the Professional Practice in Graphic Design course designed posters to confront how college students approach sexual misconduct on campus. Students were challenged to increase awareness of sexual misconduct prevention, with focuses on “consent,” “bystander intervention,” “importance of reporting,” and “amnesty.” With assistance of the Title IX office, students had the opportunity to learn about the subject matter in depth. Works are being showcased in the display area of the library's second floor.

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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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Grand Opening Ceremony for Webster Uzbekistan Held Nov. 1

November 05, 2019

Webster University Uzbekistan held its grand opening ceremony on Nov. 1, beginning with a ribbon-cutting, and followed by a welcome from two current students and the Webster Uzbekistan Academic Director John Grainger. Speeches were given by Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President Julian Z. Schuster, and Abdujabbor Abduvohidov, adviser to the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Science, Education, Health and Sports. A short musical program followed, featuring traditional and contemporary Uzbek music and song.

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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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Africana Studies Students Return from Ghana Campus

November 04, 2019

A cohort of nine students of color returned to the main campus in St. Louis after a week-long, immersive, experience in Ghana. The trip was part of a semester-length Introduction to Africana Studies experiential learning course. The students, led by Emmanuel Balogun, assistant professor of International Relations and co-director of Global M.A. International Relations program, also included Corey Hawkins of the Academic Resource Center, and Vincent Flewellen, chief diversity officer of Webster University St. Louis, main campus.

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Columbia Hosts African American Women Advancement Conference

November 01, 2019

Webster University Columbia, South Carolina, metro campus location hosted Embracing the M.A.G.I.C., a conference for the advancement of African American women. Embracing the M.A.G.I.C. (Manifestation of our Amazing Gifts, Intellect and Creativity) provided education, information and resources to advance African American women academically, professionally and personally. Nearly 90 students, alumni, educators, entrepreneurs, community leaders, homemakers and others joined in on the conversation.

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Ralph Olliges, Webster University School of Education

In the News: Olliges, Smith on digital literacy and safety; Tashkent opening

October 30, 2019

Webster University professors Ralph Olliges and Julie Smith were quoted in separate stories relating to digital literacy and safety for children. Smith, in the School of Communications, was interviewed for a St. Louis Public Radio story about proposed legislation requiring such literacy in K12 curriculum. Olliges, in the School of Education, was on the KMOX commute-time news about teaching kids digital citizenship. ... Separately, the opening of Webster in Tashkent was covered by AKI Press in the Kyrgyz Republic.

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