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Deborah Taffa

Around Webster: Cosic, Kunz, Robinson, Taffa

May 21, 2018

Deborah Taffa was chosen Desert Writers Award recipient by the Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers. ... Sandra Kunz was appointed to the Oklahoma Commission by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. ... Marva Robinson was nominated regional representative for the national board of directors of The Association of Black Psychologists. ... Zlatko Cosic had films screened at multiple festivals in Italy and the U.K. this month.

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Commencement 2018

In the News: Pease on NPR; Curtis on cybersecurity; Tony-nominee alumni; Shifting demographics

May 14, 2018

Kelly-Kate Pease's sit-down on the nationally broadcast NPR program 1A is now available online. ... Jim Curtis appeared on the educational podcast "Yes College" discussing Webster's cybersecurity program. ... An Inside Higher Ed column examines how schools like Webster have evolved over the decades to meet changing demographics, like non-traditional and online students. ... A sydnicated round-up of Tony nominees highlights where they went to school, like Webster alumnus Norbert Leo Butz.

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Bennett said Webster's globalized curriculum helped prepare him for the coming year in Germany.

Webster Student Wins German Young Professional Fellowship

May 03, 2018

Jake Bennett, a Webster University student majoring in International Relations with a minor in German, has been awarded the coveted Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. The immersion program, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, annually selects 75 American and 75 German young professionals between the ages of 18-24 to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts.

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Centre Francophone high school French essay contest

Webster Hosts 92 Students in Centre Francophone Essay Contest

May 02, 2018

Webster University hosted 92 French language students from high schools across the St. Louis region for the Centre Francophone's annual French essay contest. The contest is open to students from any local high school who are in the second, third, fourth and fifth years of French language study.

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Eight Webster students presented and four faculty members served as judges at STLAURS 2018.

Students, Faculty Honored at St. Louis Research Conference

April 30, 2018

Eight students representing different disciplines across the Webster University College of Arts and Sciences presented their research projects at the annual St. Louis Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (STLAURS). Students Taylor Michl and Hannah Rowold were awarded the “Best Humanities Oral Presentation,” and Elsa Fan, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology, was awarded the “Outstanding STLAURS Faculty Advisor Award.”

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The event is free and open to anyone age 10, but registration is required.

Help Track Pollinators at the Bee Blitz 2018 in Forest Park

April 30, 2018

You're invited to the second annual St. Louis BeeBlitz, June 16 in Forest Park. All it takes is a camera, a patch of flowers, and you! After a crash course in “bee photography,” participants will work in teams to conduct photo surveys. Your photographs will help biologists track bee populations around the nation through BeeSpotter, a web-based citizen science program. You'll also learn about bee biology and how you can support wild bee populations. The blitz is free and open to anyone over age 10, but registration is required.

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Read profiles of Meg Kurtz, Cindi Silvey (left) and Amy McLean (right) in St. Louis Magazine.

Webster Students, Alumni Win Excellence in Nursing Awards

April 26, 2018

Two Webster University nursing students and one alumna are among the winners of St. Louis Magazine 2018 Excellence in Nursing Awards. Additionally, three alumni and two current students were among the finalists. The Department of Nursing offers a BS in Nursing and a MSN to registered nurses seeking to further their education and advance in their career. Both are accredited by ACEN.

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The Webster panelists and moderator for

Webster Ghana: #MeToo from an African Perspective

April 24, 2018

The discourse and global outcry against gender discrimination and abuse, culminating in the #MeToo movement, was brought front and center at the ninth public lecture held at Webster Ghana on the theme: "Breaking the Silence: An African Perspective on #MeToo." It was a groundbreaking forum for such a public setting, with many from the surrounding community coming to campus to hear a panel of three Webster lecturers and a prominent psychologist sharing their experiences and engaging the audience in debate.

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Barsky spoke about relations in Asia and Russian priorities.

Thailand Hosts Russian Ambassador Talk in Bangkok

April 23, 2018

Webster University Thailand hosted the Russian Ambassador to Thailand for an afternoon of discussion at the Bangkok Centre, Empire Tower. Kirill Barsky provided students and other attendees an overview of the key subject areas of concern to the interests of the Russian Federation and with a explicit goal of outlining how things look from the Russian perspective. This was a useful – and challenging – exercise given the diversity of nationalities who attended from the Webster Thailand community.

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Pinar Alakoc received the Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development at the ISA conference in San Francisco.

News Around Webster: Alakoc, Anderson, Hipsher

April 23, 2018

Pinar Alakoc received a professional development grant at the ISA Conference, and separately had a paper accepted for the Journal of Political Science Education. ... Kristen Anderson's book, "Abolitionizing Missouri: German Immigrants and Racial Ideology in Nineteenth-Century America," was reviewed in the American Historical Review. ... Thailand's Scott Hipsher contributed a chapter to the book titled, "Higher Education, Leadership, Management and Marketing."

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The institute at Webster University is sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis.

Webster Hosts Summer Institute on Holocaust for Teachers

April 23, 2018

A Summer Institute on the Holocaust for high school and middle school teachers will be held June 17-20, 2018, at Webster University. The Institute is sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis and will feature Holocaust scholars from Webster University and Washington University, as well as master teachers from Missouri and Illinois. It is designed for educators and advanced students from a variety of disciplines interested in teaching the Holocaust. In-service graduate credit is available.

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WATTS scholars toured Cofactor Genomics as part of the Career Development Tour.

WATTS Scholars Meet Scientists, Visit Cofactor Genomics

April 20, 2018

Winning Approaches for Talented Transfers in STEM (WATTS) Scholarship recipients met with scientists and heard career advice as part of a Career Development Tour coordinated by the Career Planning and Development Center. Accompanied by Mary Preuss, associate professor and chair of Biological Sciences, Julie McHugh, program director, and Trezette Dixon, assistant director, Employer Relations, the students heard about a variety of science career paths while visiting with Doisy College of Health Sciences and touring Cofactor Genomics.

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Professor John Nomikos welcomed defense attachés from nine states during the lecture series at Webster Athens.

What's a Defense Attaché? Webster Athens Students Learn from the Experts

April 19, 2018

What does a defense attaché do, anyway? Webster students from four continents at the Athens campus heard from those who do the job, in a lecture series led by assistant professor John Nomikos and featuring defense attachés from France, Germany, Poland, Israel, Italy, Romania, Russia, Serbia and the United States. These international representatives touched on national security issues and presented in unique styles reflecting the diversity of how each gathered, analyzed and disseminated information in their roles.

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