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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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October is Disability Awareness Month

October 15, 2019

In observance of disability awareness month, Webster's Universal Accessibility Committee has posted signage around campus meant to accomplish three things: 1) to acknowledge that people with disabilities are an innate and essential part of the Webster community, 2) to raise awareness of the many barriers that people with disabilities face in their daily lives and their need for accommodations, and 3) to encourage a more proactive approach to the inclusion of people with disabilities.

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Professor Emmanuel Balogunwill lead a group of K-12 administrators, teachers, and higher education faculty to Ghana to study the history, culture and politics of Ghana through the lens of pan-Africanism.

Professor Receives Fulbright-Hays Grant for Curriculum about Africa

September 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program grant to Webster University Professor Emmanuel Balogun. The goal of the project is to help educators create curriculum for K-12 and college students that centers the knowledge, experiences, and perspectives of Ghana and Africa more broadly and to develop a St. Louis-based organization that will continue the work after the study has completed.

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Marilyn Booker delivered the keynote on the third day of the conference.

Snapshots and Audio: 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference

March 06, 2019

Webster University's 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew more than 500 speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees to the Webster Groves campus, coming together for three days of thought-provoking activities to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society.

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Bruce Umbaugh kicked off the 2018 Collaboratory.

Resources from 2018 Global Citizenship Collaboratory

June 04, 2018

The entire Webster University community is invited to review videos, handouts and presentation resources from the eighth annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory. The May 21-22 event brought guests from Webster’s international campuses and over 80 faculty, staff and students participating. Highlights included sessions on teaching GCP skills such as oral communication and critical thinking, and plenary activities related to assessment, planning, student success, and Webster’s technology ecosystem.

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