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Academic Resource Center Offers Tutoring Aid for Students

September 17, 2019

With the Fall semester underway, students may need additional subject-matter assistance. The Academic Resource Center (ARC) will offer a Tutoring Program that provides tutoring assistance to current Webster University students either through peer tutoring or through access to professional, online tutoring by NetTutor. Both resources are offered free of charge and can help students achieve greater confidence, independence, and success as learners.

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Confucius Institute Hosts Exhibit, Demonstration with Chinese Artist Dengbai Yuejin

September 16, 2019

From Sept. 6-9, the Confucius Institute at Webster University partnered with the St. Louis County Library Mid-County Branch to exhibit the work of Chinese artist Dengbai Yuejin. Opening day of the exhibit Yuejin showed his process with a live demonstration and an opportunity for audience members to try their hand at Chinese ink-brush painting.

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News Around Webster: Andrews, Butler, Cosic

September 13, 2019

Webster Thailand's Tim Andrews received the "Best Reviewer" award for the International Management Division at this year’s Academy of Management conference in Boston. ... Kansas City's Cass Butler has been selected for the 2020 class of The Emerging Leaders | Institute for Advancing Women, Kansas City’s premier women’s leadership development program. ... Zlatko Cosic will have two more films screening at festivals this month, two in Milwaukee and one in Wrocław, Poland.

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Chinese artist Dengbai Yuejin

Confucius Institute Hosts Academic Conference, Art Exhibit

September 13, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University (WUCI) hosted an academic conference in the East Academic Building entitled “Embracing the World: China’s Transformation in the New Era, 1979-2019” on Sept. 4. Scholars and experts from Webster University as well as universities from both the U.S. and China came together for a day of multidisciplinary academic exchange on issues pertaining to China. On the same day, the Confucius Institute held an art exhibition in the Edward Jones commons featuring the works of noted Chinese artist Dengbai Yuejin.

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Webster Admissions Hosts Regional South Central Collaborative College Fair, Sept. 17

September 12, 2019

Webster University Undergraduate Admissions office will play host to the Regional South Central Collaborative College Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the University Center. This is an opportunity to bring students from school districts such as Affton, Brentwood, Hancock, Bayless, Maplewood-Richmond Heights and Nerinx Hall on to our campus to explore offerings of 86 local, state and national universities, all in one location.

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Julie Smith discussed how parents can coach their children on safe social media habits.

In the News: Parenting social media, student mobility, chess grandmaster

September 11, 2019

Julie Smith discussed tips for parents guiding children on safe social media during a feature on NBC affiliate KSDK, filmed in Webster's Sverdrup Complex. ... President Beth Stroble is mentioned in a University World News, "Urgent action needed to sustain global student mobility." ... Incoming student and chess team grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman was profiled in World Magazine.

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Webster Vienna

Vienna Series Hosts Political Scientists, Historians, Sociologists, Philosophers

September 10, 2019

Webster Vienna this fall is hosting a series of lectures and workshops with leading political scientists, historians, sociologists, and natural philosophers. Among them are top Norwegian political scientist and social anthropologist Iver B. Neumann, returning to Webster Vienna, and Asian Studies expert David Shambaugh as the Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professor.

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Leadership Structure for Military, Online Programs

September 10, 2019

New leadership and organization have been announced for Webster University’s Military Campuses and Online Learning unit. Michelle Loyet has been named Associate Vice President for Online Education and will lead the online area across all of Webster’s network as well as the academic area for military programs. Ben Brink has moved to the expanded role of Senior Director Military Campus Operations and will lead all aspects of operations at the military campus locations.  

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Student desk

Connect Your Students to Academic Counseling

September 09, 2019

This week is an ideal time to revisit academic counseling and how it can help students. Academic Counseling is a service provided by the Academic Resource Center to all Webster University students across the worldwide Webster University community. It involves individual one-on-one sessions for students who would like to develop better organizational and learning strategies. The sessions can include one-time events or ongoing academic counseling and mentoring services.

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Webster earned its highest ranking every in the annual U.S. News and World Report list of

Webster University Earns Highest US News Ranking

September 09, 2019

Webster University rose six places and earned its best ranking ever in the “2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges” report, it was announced this morning. The national magazine also recognized Webster for numerous other categories, ranging from the services and financial aid it offers students to the resources provided to faculty.

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Attending the U.S.-Iran panel discussion

U.S.-Iran: Geneva panel on politics of confrontation, escalation

September 04, 2019

The International Relations Department at Webster University Geneva hosted a panel of experts discussing the escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran in the Persian Gulf region. Department head Jubin Goodarzi welcomed colleagues from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs to discuss the latest phases of the conflict and the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Iran Nuclear Agreement.

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Dog's Best Friend?

Around Webster: Armbruster on dogs, Vahldick audition guide, Cosic films

September 04, 2019

Karla Armbruster's essay, “Dogs, Dirt, and Public Space," is part of the collection, "Dog’s Best Friend?: Rethinking Human-Canid Relations," published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. ... Community Music School faculty member Tyler Vahldick partnered with the Kansas City Symphony to create a website and video guide for students preparing for All-State Band auditions. ... Zlatko Cosic has films screening at international festivals in Malta and Palestine this month.

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ADA Accommodation Reminders, Resources, and Upcoming Training

September 04, 2019

With the new academic year upon us, faculty will have received copies of students’ letters of accommodations for Fall I and fall semester courses. To assist in making these accommodations, the ARC has a variety of resources, from charts to podcasts. In addition, there will be various training sessions throughout the year for faculty and staff related to supporting the needs of students with disabilities. The first of these trainings will take place on Oct. 30.

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