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President Beth Stroble

In the News: Stroble DIVERSE honor, Polgar HOF induction, SVO event

April 03, 2019

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was named to DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education's "Top 35 Women in Higher Education." ... Head coach Susan Polgar was featured in STL Magazine for her induction into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame. ... This week's Student Veterans Organization events, including an improv workshop with BJ Lange and a film screening with alumna Jas Boothe, were featured in We Are Movie Geeks.

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Géopolitis on channel RTS

In the News: Fatton, Frazier, Nyzhnyk, Rothenbuhler, Seurkamp

March 15, 2019

International relations professor Lionel Fatton was interviewed on Swiss TV about tensions around Taiwan and the South China Sea. ... School of Communications Dean Eric Rothenbuhler was interviewed on KMOX about finding the right fit for college amid an admission scandal among "ultra-wealthy" parents. ... Graduate student and chess team member Illya Nyzhnyk was interviewed by the Associate Press. ... Cybersecurity professor Paul Frazier was interviewed on KMOV about child safety on the internet. ... Alumna Mary Pat Seurkamp was inducted into the Baltimore Sun Civic and Business Hall of Fame.

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Marilyn Booker delivers the keynote on Thursday, Feb. 28 during the fourth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference at Webster University.

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Susan Polgar

March 01, 2019

The fourth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew coverage on several St. Louis outlets this week, and viewers can tune into KPLR Channel 11 this weekend to catch an interview with Morgan Stanley's Marilyn Booker, who delivered the keynote on Thursday. ... Susan Polgar was featured in a profile by WFMZ News in Pennsylvania about how she has broken barriers in her career and inspires young girls today.

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Webster leaders were featured in Gazelle discussing the annual diversity and inclusion conference.

In the News: Stroble, Flewellen on diversity; Rodney on schools; Polgar on chess

January 16, 2019

President Beth Stroble and Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen were featured in Gazelle magazine discussing Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts and this spring's conference. ... Susan Polgar was interviewed by Fox 2 while two chess team members played live on air after Webster's seventh consecutive Pan-Am Championship. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed on KMOX radio and Fox 2 News about school districts that have moved to a four-day week.

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Chess head coach Susan Polgar on Fox 2's morning show

In the News: Chess team, Sanders, marketing winners, Cross

December 21, 2018

Chess coach Susan Polgar and two team members played live on Fox 2 news ahead of this month’s Pan-Am championship, which they will attempt to win for the seventh consecutive time. … Two marketing students who were part of the winning team in the Chevy dealers competition were interviewed on Channel 4’s Great Day St. Louis. … Ghana director Christa Sanders was profiled in New African Woman magazine, on promoting a global approach to education. … Remy Cross was interviewed in Associated Press stories about a unionization vote in the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Webster leaders visited the campus in Accra, Ghana in November.

In the News: Ghana visit, chess team, Cross on violence

November 16, 2018

President Beth Stroble was quoted in CitiNewsroom about the growing need for more higher education capacity in Ghana, in a story featuring a recent seminar on the topic hosted by the Webster Ghana campus. ... Remy Cross was interviewed by The Globe Post about an increase in violence associated with right-wing extremist "nationalist" groups. ... The #1-ranked Webster chess team was covered by KMOX radio and in stltoday.

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Webster qualified for the President's Cup by winning its sixth consecutive Pan-Am championship in January.

Chess Team's Bid for 6th National Title Falls Half-Point Short

April 04, 2018

The Webster University chess team's bid for a record-extending sixth consecutive national title fell half a point short as they finished in second place in last weekend's President Cup, known as "the Final Four of collegiate chess." Coach Susan Polgar's team had aimed to extend Webster's streak, having won an unprecedented five national championships in a row. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley won its first championship, having previously finished second to Webster in 2016.

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The Gorlok at the 2017 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational

12-Year-Old Wins Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational

July 31, 2017

Nastassja Matus, a 12-year-old from Minnesota, became the youngest champion ever in the Susan Polar Foundation Girls’ Invitational held last week at Webster University. The annual tournament brought 75 young women and girls from 13 countries in North, Central and South America to Webster competing for scholarships and prizes. See photos and news coverage from NBC affiliate KSDK, highlighting the tournament's impact on girls.

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A puzzle game opens the Girls' Invitational with 75 young women competitors from 13 countries.

Chess Girls' Invitational Opens as Children's Camp Ends

July 24, 2017

It's a busy July for chess at Webster University, where the Susan Polgar Foundation completed a chess camp with 100 children before opening the annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational, which welcomes 75 young women and girls from 13 countries in North, Central and South America competing for scholarships and prizes. Seven alumnae from the tournament dating back to its beginning in 2005 were on hand to help welcome this year's competitors.

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Russian grandmaster Alexander Riazantsev visited Webster Geneva.

Snapshot: Russian Chess Champion Visits Webster Geneva

July 10, 2017

Alexander Riazantsev, the winner of 2016 Russian Championship Superfinal and European Rapid Chess Championship and one of the coaches of the Russian women's national chess team, visited Webster University's Geneva campus, connecting with students and alumni and discussing ways to promote chess on campus. Riazantsev was in town competing in the Geneva Chess Grand Prix.

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Senate chess

U.S. Senate Honors Champion Webster Chess Team

May 26, 2017

The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt to honor the Webster University Chess Team on its record fifth consecutive national championship at the 2017 President’s Cup Collegiate Chess tournament. The resolution commemorates the team's historic achievement, and notes their work promoting chess as a vehicle for enriching the education of children and young adults.

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