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Debbie Stiles and Kaori Chaki discussed their research on

In the News: Stiles on child separation, nursing nomination, Kaiser on Medium

March 24, 2020

Debbie Stiles and graduate student Kaori Chaki were interviewed on "St. Louis on the Air" to discuss their project, "The Psychological Impact of Separating Immigrant Children from their Families." ... Webster alumna Carlita Vasser is a nominee for the top nurses in the St. Louis area in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's #CelebrateNurses contest. ... DJ Kaiser posted at Medium on varying public health responses to the coronavirus.

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Career Planning and Development Center Ready to Assist Virtually

March 23, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 requiring so many courses and services to move to remote operations, many students may be concerned they won't get the resources or guidance they once did while on campus. The Career Planning and Development Center has taken steps to make sure that students are still receiving these resources and guidance virtually, offering a virtual format for over 75 percent of career development and employer programs and events.

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MCISA Cancels I-Fest, Plans to Return Spring 2021

March 16, 2020

The International Festival, I-Fest, has been a long standing tradition at Webster University. Putting the safety of the community as a top priority, this year's festival, scheduled on April 17, will be cancelled. There are currently plans to host another international-themed event in the Fall semester 2020 and to resume I Fest in its traditional format in Spring 2021.

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Quinton Ward

In the News: S. Cummings, Wiggins, Ward, Zhou

March 06, 2020

Vienna's Bradley Wiggins was interviewed on RTVi about memes' impact in U.S. politics. ... Simone Cummings was in Ladue News for her role with the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. ... Alumnus Quinton Ward was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a position he took to lead a mobile grocery. ... Zhichun Zhou's research on self-control was featured on St. Louis On the Air as part of an interview with her collaborator, Leonard Green.

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Vladimir Ivkovic '99 testing with NASA

2020 Commencement Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

March 02, 2020

Vladimir Ivkovic, an expert on the neurological effects of spaceflight and extreme environments on human health and performance, has been named the commencement speaker for Webster University’s 101st Commencement to be held Saturday, May 9, 2020, at The Muny in Forest Park. Will D. Carpenter, the retired Monsanto scientist whose efforts were critical to the prohibition of chemical weapons, will also be celebrated at the ceremony with an honorary doctoral degree.

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Employees: Invitation for fun and games March 27 at Recess STL

February 27, 2020

The Webster University Alumni Association invites all faculty and staff to join them for a night of fun at Recess STL on Friday, March 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Entrance is $10 per person, with appetizers and a cash bar available. Recess STL (4500 Swan Avenue, 314-818-9112) is located inside a massive warehouse space and offers a variety of games for patrons to play, including cornhole, bocce ball and ping-pong. Alongside games and picnic tables are two bars, mounted TVs, video game stations.

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Kenan Thompson

Postponed: Campus Activities Presents SNL's Kenan Thompson

February 26, 2020

Due to the current restrictions on gathering size, the Kenan Thompson performance is canceled for April 13, but we are working to find an alternate date to reschedule. Details will be announced when we have further information. Already distributed tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date - do not lose your tickets, as they cannot be reissued. Those who have purchased tickets will be contacted by Campus Activities via email once a rescheduled date has been announced.

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Jeannette Mae Jackson and Janet Irene Thomas, Class of 1950

New Giving Society Honors Webster's First African American Graduates

February 25, 2020

During our 5th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Webster University proudly announces The Jackson and Thomas Leadership Giving Society to raise funds for our students. In 1950, Jeannette Mae Jackson and Janet Irene Thomas were the first two African Americans to graduate from Webster University. Today, more than 41,000 African Americans have earned Webster degrees. We invite our African American alumni and friends and colleagues in the global network to join the Society by making a gift in support of today's students.

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Recent Webster Music Alumni Impacting the Local Music Scene

February 12, 2020

Webster University Department of Music alumni continue to be active in the St. Louis music scene. “We always say that we are the go-to music program in this area, and our alumni live that out,” said Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music. Click through for more about where each of the Music alumni may be seen performing everything from opera to jazz, and even with the circus!

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Nick McGeehon recently helped a local family find a new home for Christmas.

Webster Graduate Gives Back to His Community

January 31, 2020

Homeless on Halloween. That would have been the story of Charles and Katya Campbell last year. After some problems with their landlord and a maintenance man, the couple was threatened with eviction from their apartment. But a group of good Samaritans that included 2007 Webster University graduate Nick McGeehon helped find them a new home before the holidays.

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Fifth Annual Diversity And Inclusion Conference Feb. 24-27

January 22, 2020

Webster University will host its fifth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 24-27. The forum on Webster’s main campus is open to the community, as well as students, faculty, staff, alumni, and corporate partners, to share experiences, research, and emerging trends that embrace diversity in a variety of welcoming and inclusive ways.

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George Herbert Walker III

George Herbert Walker III: Webster University Community Remembers Chairman Emeritus

January 22, 2020

The Webster University community mourns the passing of George Herbert Walker III, a St. Louis businessman who counted two U.S. presidents as cousins, served as the United States’ ambassador to Hungary, and for whom Webster's School of Business and Technology is named. Among his many contributions to the University, Walker served 42 years on the Board of Trustees, twice as chair. "Bert Walker was an icon of this community, and we are grateful for all that he did for Webster University across his lifetime and career," said Rob Reeg, chair of the Board of Trustees.

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