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Webster Ghana Goes Green

February 20, 2020

Kicking off a Webster Goes Green initiative, in an attempt to reduce the carbon footprint of the campus, Webster Ghana undertook various conservation practices, leading up to their first Public Lecture of the year, focused on the environment. Feb. 1-7 was designated as Eco Week with a number of recycling, reducing and reusing activities taking place on campus, heightened by a competition element for maximum student involvement.

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Webster Forensics and Debate Wins Big at State Tournament

February 19, 2020

The Webster Forensics and Debate Team returned from the Missouri State Tournament this past Sunday, Feb. 16, bringing home four State Championships, third place overall Individual Events Sweepstakes, and 26 awards. Freshman Sarah Hammeke also qualified for the elite Interstate Oratory Tournament, the nation’s oldest forensic tournament. Only two people per state are selected to attend the competition each year. Webster has previously qualified individuals and won third place in that prestigious tournament.

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'The Milly Project' performed at Webster University and was featured by Fox2 News.

In the News: Smith on bots, Kaiser on accents, Legal Studies on Milly Sawyers

February 18, 2020

Fox2 featured an event hosted by Legal Studies Department about the powerful story of Milly Sawyers, an enslaved woman who won her freedom years before the more famous Dred Scott case. ... Julie Smith discussed how to spot bots online in the second part of her appearance, in animated form, on an Arizona news station. ... DJ Kaiser's post on Medium, "Everyone Has an Accent," has gained traction on several platforms and will be published in Age of Awareness Magazine.

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Adesina Oludayo with Rich Dippel

Forensic Accounting Speaker, Scholarship Winner at Certified Fraud Examiners Speaker Series

February 18, 2020

Keynote speaker Jason Zirkel, CFE and former Texas Ranger financial crime investigator and Army intelligence analyst, spoke to a crowd of over 100 professionals, students and faculty members at the Greater St. Louis Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and Webster University’s Forensic Accounting Reception and Speaker Series on Jan. 30. Adesina Oludayo, a Webster student in the MS in Forensic Accounting program, was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Greater St. Louis Area Chapter of the ACFE.

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Webster's Testing Center: Resources, hours and appointments

February 18, 2020

Webster University’s Testing Center, part of the Academic Resource Center on the home campus, provides a distraction-reduced environment for students to test outside the classroom. This service is free to students taking Webster course or placement exams. Read through for hours, how to schedule an appointment and contact information for any questions.

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Over 100 Attend Annual Walker EDGE Internship Fair

February 17, 2020

Over 100 students, faculty and staff attended the Walker EDGE Internship Fair. Students met face to face with recruiters seeking interns for the spring and summer. Co-hosted by the Career Planning and Development Center and George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, the event attracted national and international employers with headquarters in St. Louis and an international footprint, ranging from Fortune 500 to tech startups, representing a variety of industries.

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The tools previously available via Lynda.com are now part of LinkedIn Learning, available to all faculty, staff and students.

Have You Been LinkedIn Learning?

February 14, 2020

Have you been taking advantage of LinkedIn Learning? The self-guided learning tools previously offered to Webster University community members via Lynda.com are now part of WebsterLearns powered by LinkedIn Learning. These on-demand learning tutorials are available to all students, faculty and staff to help you develop new skills and advance your career. The array of topics ranges from specific software and creativity approaches to management and workplace coaching.

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Sheetal Shah Named Academic Director at Webster Leiden Campus

February 13, 2020

Sheetal Shah has been appointed as the new academic director of Webster Leiden Campus. Having been head of the department of behavioral and social sciences since 2013, Shah took on this role as of Jan. 1. Shah is a psychologist, specializing in the field of counseling for chronic illnesses and trauma; her research interests are focused in the area of modern-day slavery and human trafficking

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Summer/Fall 2020 Academic Technology Request Deadline March 2

February 13, 2020

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. This is in alignment with the themes of the University’s strategic plan, Global Impact for the Next Century. The lab and multimedia classroom software request deadline for Summer/Fall 2020 is Monday, March 2.

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In the News: Falconer on black history, Smith on fake photos, Baseball ranked 1st

February 11, 2020

Jameca Falconer was interviewed by KWMU about approaches to teaching black history to school children of varying ages. ... Julie Smith was turned into an animation for an Arizona news station that asked her to give lessons on how to tell if online information is real or fake. ... The Webster baseball team was highlighted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as it enters the season ranked first in all of NCAA Division III.

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Vienna Students Win Top Awards at Warwick Economics Summit

February 10, 2020

Webster Vienna students are celebrating after claiming two out of a possible three awards at the Warwick Economics Summit 2020. Last week, the 2020 Summit welcomed Webster Vienna’s delegation of 14 students, who joined over 500 other student delegates representing 63 countries and 43 universities worldwide, for a weekend of lectures, debates, and student-led seminars.

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Africana Studies trip to Webster Ghana, Fall 2019

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion speakers, Ghana trip, Unified auditions

February 10, 2020

Michele Norris, Aisha Sultan and Colleen Starkloff will be guests on St. Louis on the Air Wednesday to discuss topics for Webster's upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference. ... St. Louis Magazine published a feature on the Africana Studies fall break trip to Ghana. ... The Chicago Tribune referenced Lara Teeter and Webster's part in the National Unified Auditions for prospective theatre students.

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Writing Center Resources: Online and in-person

February 10, 2020

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center (OWC) provides students, faculty, and alumni with many types of writing support. Students get support and feedback on every step of the writing process, from brainstorming to how to use a citation properly, they also offer writing assistance through the OWC to graduate students, online students, or students at extended or international campuses. The Writing Center also has friendly coaches to give constructive, holistic feedback on all assignments.

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