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Ellen Hansen, senior policy advisor to the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR. [Photo: Oliver O'Hanlon]

Geneva's 23rd Humanitarian Conference Addresses Refugees, Migration

February 22, 2018

Webster University Geneva’s 23rd International Humanitarian and Security Conference drew 250 to Geneva’s U.N. district for five keynote speakers and two dozen panelists around the theme, “The Need for Effective Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration.” The annual conference was organized in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and benefited from the High Patronage of the Government of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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Dr. Donna Cartwright, Dr. Eric Rhiney, Outstanding Undergraduate Marketing Student from Webster University Rachel Mencel, and Dr. David Brennan

Outstanding Marketing Student Honored by Faculty at AMA Conference

February 22, 2018

Webster faculty and students from Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology marketing program attended the 57th Annual AMA Student Marketing Conference. The conference, sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the American Marketing Association, was held in St. Louis on Feb. 16. The conference featured presentations by several regional marketing professionals.

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Writing Center Open to All Webster Community Members

February 21, 2018

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center gives students, faculty, and staff feedback on essays, projects, theses, dissertations, and professional articles. Students are encouraged to use the face-to-face Writing Center whenever possible for real-time feedback and discussion. Graduate students, online students, and students at extended and international campuses are encouraged to use the OWC for writing needs.

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The Briefing Book published by the Foreign Policy Association

Discuss Global Issues with Webster Faculty in Great Decisions 2018

February 21, 2018

Alumni, students and members of the Webster Community are invited to Great Decisions 2018, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. The schedule this year will run eight consecutive Monday evenings, March 5 to April 23. Register online or by calling the Alumni Office at 314-968-7149.

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Molly Stehn

News Around Webster: Stehn on 'Frozen'; Brown on dating violence; History, IR students present on gender

February 20, 2018

Molly Stehn was published in The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. ... La Vera Brown presented on teen dating violence and received a leadership award at the North Carolina Counselor Association. ... Vienna international relations grad students Krista Price and Julia Zimmerman presented at the Vienna UN Conference on Gender Equality. ... History student Katie Lade will present in Birmingham at the conference on Bystanders And Complicity In Nazi Germany And The Jim Crow South.

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Additional Resources for Discussions, Ideas on Future of Higher Education

February 20, 2018

Two more reports have been added to the library of materials for community members discussing solutions to challenging trends in the U.S. higher education landscape. These may be familiar to those who have read about or participated in Webster's on-going efforts with regional and national peer institutions. This resource base can help inform discussions and questions for members of the steering committee that is delving into these industry topics as they apply to Webster.

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Webster faculty in the news

In the News: Page, Woolf on school shootings; Ibroscheva on #metoo; Reddy on 'smart' gyms

February 19, 2018

Webster's Florida State counseling program director Kristin Page was interviewed by multiple local news outlets about how to respond to tragedies like last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. ... Linda Woolf's article on the topic was one of Psychology Today's "Essential Reads" on Thursday. ... Exercise Science director Dave Reddy was in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the evolution of "smart" gyms. ... Elza Ibroscheva was quoted in Footwear News article about how the #MeToo movement challenges the marketing industry to diverge from "sex sells" policies.

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The event includes a variety of activities for all ages to increase cultural exposure and understanding.

Happy New Year from the Confucius Institute

February 16, 2018

The Confucius Institute at Webster University rang in the the year of the dog with its annual Chinese New Year celebration on Monday, Feb. 13, in the Grant Gymnasium. Over 500 local K-12 students, parents, teachers and Webster University staff and students attended. The keynote speaker was Chinese-American guitarist Kaiser Kuo, co-founder of the popular Chinese heavy metal band Tang Dynasty and a leader of initiatives promoting greater China-U.S. cultural understanding.

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The festival celebrates band, choir, theater, and visual art

Choral Faculty Lead Festival Choirs from Tennessee to India

February 15, 2018

Department of Music faculty recently led festival choirs from Tennessee to New Delhi. Trent Patterson, director of Choral Studies, and Stuart Chapman Hill, director of Music Education, were invited guest conductors for the two-day Rutherford County Choral Festival in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at the end of January. The following week, Hill was the first guest choral conductor in the history of the three-day Middle East South Asia Conference Senior Arts Festival (MESAC), held in New Delhi, India.

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Webster student, Karen Wharton reflects on her experience at Greek rally

IR Student Reflects on Massive Rally in Athens

February 14, 2018

Learning in a sea of blue and white: With hundreds of thousands attending a rally outside Parliament in Athens over the use of “Macedonia” with the former Yugoslav republic, Webster student Karen Wharton saw a unique chance to experience the issues she studies first-hand. “A few months into my master’s program in international relations, I knew this was a special moment in Greek history.”

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Counseling professors Musangali and Stehn will lead a roundtable discussion.

Festival Preview: Student Success Portal, FlipGrid, Storytelling, Instructional Design, more

February 13, 2018

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in Wednesday’s sessions at the Teaching Festival, which will feature a presentation about using FlipGrid to engage students, as well as workshops on the Student Success Network (Starfish), storytelling and instructional design, and using experiential learning to teach complex topics such as climate change.

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Shows begin on Feb. 14 in the Emerson Studio Theatre

Conservatory Presents 'Men on Boats' Feb. 14-18, 21-25

February 12, 2018

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents "Men on Boats," Feb. 14-18, 21-25, with performances at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sundays). The story follows the adventures of a one-armed explorer and his crew of nine men navigating the Colorado River into the Grand Canyon and is reenacted by a cast of 10 women.

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Counseling professors Musangali and Stehn will lead a roundtable discussion.

Tuesday at the Teaching Festival: Student-Centered Learning, Integrative Learning, Office365

February 12, 2018

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in Tuesday’s sessions at the Teaching Festival, which will feature a roundtable discussion on ensuring student competency while supporting student success (this session available globally via WebEx), a panel presentation with Webster students on integrative learning, and a workshop focused on Office 365.

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Webster has been accredited by HLC since 1925.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation: Pre-visit forums for faculty and staff

February 12, 2018

Webster's working group for the Reaffirmation of Accreditation comprehensive visit by the Higher Learning Commission will host two pre-visit forums to help inform and prepare faculty and staff for what to expect during the HLC peer review team's March visit to the Webster Groves campus. Colleagues will provide an overview of the process, what to expect from the visit, its importance, and how each member of our community can help. Join members of the working group Feb. 20 or March 7, either in Browning Hall or via WebEx.

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Check out the resources and opportunities the ARC has to offer

Tutoring Programs and Recent Academic Resource Center News

February 12, 2018

As the semester is well underway, students may be presenting a need for additional subject-matter assistance. The Webster University Peer Tutoring Program at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides a pool of capable tutors who can work one-on-one with students to help them achieve greater confidence, independence, and success as learners.

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