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Fischer hopes that all future students can study well despite their experience of the pandemic, because, as she says, their academic future will depend on it. However, she also hopes they can enjoy the camaraderie that Webster Vienna provides. “But do wear your masks!” she concludes.

Alumna reflects on support, opportunities at Webster Vienna

October 16, 2020

"Life is a struggle" might sound trite, but for 25-year-old Maleen Fischer, the struggle was life itself. When she was four years old, Fischer was diagnosed with a rare, incurable and often fatal lung disease called Pulmonary Hypertension. Today, she can boast that she is successfully fighting the disease, and also succeeded at Webster Vienna, where she graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Media Communications, Business Management and Economics before pursuing a master’s degree at Harvard University. "Webster made it possible for me to study safely and become an intricate part of the community," she said.

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Bakhromov (right) and other members of the COVIDarnost volunteer group were presented with medals during a ceremony on Oct. 10.

Uzbekistan Alumnus Awarded National Medal for Volunteer Work During Pandemic

October 14, 2020

Fazliddin Bakhromov, who earned his MBA from Webster in Tashkent, and other members of the COVIDarnost volunteer group were recognized for their volunteerism during the pandemic in Uzbekistan, receiving medals on Oct. 10 in Tashkent. Award ceremonies presenting this medal were held not only in the capital, but in all regional centers across Uzbekistan. Bakhromov’s volunteer work resulted in a coordinating center that helped supply food and other essential items to those in need.

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Basiyr Rodney

In the News: Rodney on education, Davis on Trump, Dance the Vote, Lewis

October 08, 2020

Basiyr Rodney was interviewed by St. Louis Public Radio about the impact of early childhood students who are not accessing school during the pandemic. ... Dorian Hunter Davis's journal article, "Beyond Fact-Checking: Lexical Patterns as Lie Detectors in Donald Trump’s Tweets," was cited in The Daily Beast. ... Dance the Vote event, led by alumna Joan Lipkin, was featured on HEC-TV. ... The German news site Android Kosmos had a brief biography on alumna Jenifer Lewis.

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Recipients of the honor from ATOP

Applied Psychology Students, Alumni Honored for Help During Pandemic

October 06, 2020

The Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention Meaningful World recognized 22 students and alumni of Webster's Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology programs who have done exceptional work collaborating on psychology-related COVID-19 projects to support their local and global communities. The remarkable contributions of each award recipient were acknowledged in the Oct. 6 Zoom ceremony.

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Webster Votes supports efforts to engage students in democracy and make voting accessible.

In the News: WebsterVOTES, Woody Cooper, Kaiser, chess alumni

October 02, 2020

WebsterVOTES efforts were cited by a guest interview on CSPAN about efforts to make voting more accessible. ... Jameca Woody-Cooper was interviewed by the Danish Newspaper the Jyllands-Posten about the Black Lives Matter movement. ... Webster University alum and chess champion Le Quang Liem and his former Webster teammate Wesley So were mentioned in several news stories as they faced off in the Chess24 Banter Series Final. ... DJ Kaiser was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch weekend home feature.

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Student Life Hall of Fame

Student Life Hall of Fame Nominations Due Oct. 18

October 02, 2020

Nominations for the Student Life Hall of Fame for this year are now available. All nominations must be submitted by Oct. 18. The Student Life Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving student life at Webster University through campus, or community, involvement and/or participation in organized campus activities.

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The Front-Line Responders Fund supports students who are working in pandemic response.

Front-Line Responders Fund Applications

October 01, 2020

Funded through the generosity of Webster donors, the Front-Line Responders fund supports enrolled students who are healthcare front-line responders while continuing their studies during the pandemic. This is not a financial need-based award, and FAFSA is not required to apply. Eligible students must be enrolled during Fall 2020 at Webster University and should apply for funds by Oct. 15, 2020.

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Athletics Hall of Fame

Nominations Open for Webster Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2021

September 15, 2020

The Webster University Athletics Department has begun accepting nominations for new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame. The deadline for nominations for the Class of 2021 is Oct. 2, 2020. Former Webster players, coaches, and teams, and other individuals who have made significant contributions to the Athletics program are eligible for selection to the Hall of Fame.

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Outcomes Survey

Webster's Outcomes Survey for Summer Graduates

September 14, 2020

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Summer 2020 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The Outcomes Survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately four to six weeks after each term’s graduation date.

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Tashkent

Tashkent First MBA Graduates Employed At Prestigious Institutions

September 11, 2020

Webster University in Tashkent will soon be celebrating its first graduates who earned Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. Many of the newly minted MBAs will continue at their current jobs, and a few are taking on prestigious new roles including chairperson of the Youth Parliament, deputy head of department at the Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan, a government medal recipient, and a head specialist at the Agency for Information and Mass Communications of Uzbekistan.

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The hard-working Isufi admits that “deciding to go to Webster Vienna Private University turned out to be the greatest challenge of my life.”

Webster Vienna Alumni Profile: A Challenge Gladly Accepted

September 09, 2020

It seems like just yesterday that Fiona Isufi, sitting with her parents and younger sister in their home in Tirana, Albania, received her acceptance letter from Webster Vienna. Today she works at the Permanent Mission of Albania to the International Organizations in Vienna, and recalls her experiences at Webster Vienna majoring in International Relations and studying diplomacy.

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Darrell Yates

2020 Alumni Association Award Recipients to be Honored at Homecoming

September 09, 2020

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2020 Alumni Award recipients as Darrell Yates, Terry Gorski, Cody Richard and Michelle Esswein. These outstanding alumni will be honored during the virtual 2020 "Stay" Homecoming events, with a special presentation and video on Sept. 25.

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Calamity West

Alumna, Faculty Member Calamity West's Screenplay Places First in Midwest Film Festival

September 03, 2020

Alumna and adjunct faculty member Calamity West won the Judge's Choice Prize at the Midwest Film Festival on Aug. 26 for her work in the short film Cool for Five Seconds. West wrote the screenplay for the film. West earned a BA in dramatic writing from Webster University in 2004, and has taught playwriting in Webster's English Department since 2017.

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