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Julie Smith discussed how parents can coach their children on safe social media habits.

In the News: Parenting social media, student mobility, chess grandmaster

September 11, 2019

Julie Smith discussed tips for parents guiding children on safe social media during a feature on NBC affiliate KSDK, filmed in Webster's Sverdrup Complex. ... President Beth Stroble is mentioned in a University World News, "Urgent action needed to sustain global student mobility." ... Incoming student and chess team grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman was profiled in World Magazine.

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Julie Smith

In the News: Chess champ, Smith on media literacy, Film Series opens

August 14, 2019

Graduate student and alumnus Illya Nyzhnyk won the U.S. Open chess championship, drawing coverage in the Washington Times and a comparison to Bobby Fischer. ... Julie Smith was interviewed by South Korean radio about media literacy, and quoted in Education Dive on a similar topic. ... We Are Movie Geeks featured the opening of the 2019-20 Webster University Film Series with this weekend’s “Paris Is Burning.”

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Nyzhnyk's U.S. Open title is the 57th national title won by a Webster chess team member.

Webster Student Wins 120th Chess U.S. Open Championship

August 14, 2019

Webster University graduate student and chess team member Illia Nyzhnyk has won the prestigious 120th U.S. Open Championship. Lazaro Bruzon, a fellow grandmaster and Webster teammate, finished 2nd. This builds on a successful summer for Nyzhnyk, who is ranked 77th in the world after winning the National Open in June and the U.S. g/10 and U.S. g/60 championships in July. These are the 55th, 56th, 57th, and 58th national titles won by members of the Webster chess team since the program was formed.

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Liam Le Quang

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on pesticides, Flewellen on diversity, Mink on film, chess alumnus, Conservatory student

July 03, 2019

Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussed the effect of pesticides on pollinators on Fox2 after the City of Glendale announced it would stop weekly fogging for mosquitoes. ... Vincent C. Flewellen and Patrick Giblin were quoted in an "Insight into Diversity" article on "Witnessing Whiteness." ... Webster alumnus and former chess team member Liam Le Quang was in Vietnamnet news after winning the Summer Chess Classic. ... School of Communications faculty member Eric Mink will lead a post-film discussions during the “Silver Screen” film festival. ... Conservatory student Nate Walczyk was mentioned in the River Cities Reader for summer work at a live performance lighting company.

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Jim Myers and Susan Polgar present Mitzy Caballero with her prizes.

Peruvian Wins International Girls' Invitational Chess Tournament

June 28, 2019

Mitzy Caballero of Peru has won the 2019 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational chess tournament held this week at Webster University. The 16th edition of the annual tournament was its largest ever, drawing 90 top young female chess players from 11 countries, 38 U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces. Caballero's victory is worth $120,000 in scholarships, cash and prizes.

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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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