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The group celebrated their final week with lunch from the renowned Kostas, a famous spot near the Athens campus known for traditional Greek souvlaki.

Athens Study Abroad Students Volunteer at Refugee Center, Conduct Research

August 16, 2018

Webster students wrapped up their summer “Global Health and Inequality” study abroad term at the Athens campus with field research and service experiences, including participating in community response to the wildfires in the region. After posting many of their reflections on a class blog, the group of psychology majors anticipates presenting their findings at upcoming research conferences, including Webster University's Research Across Disciplines conference in December.

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DJ Kaiser and Yupa Saisanan Na Ayudhya presented on inclusion and ecotourism.

News Around Webster: Faculty, Students Present at Summer Conferences

August 14, 2018

DJ Kaiser and Yupa Saisanan Na Ayudhya presented an article about inclusion and ecotourism from research in Thailand. ... J.P. Palmer published two cases in a new text on human resource management. ... Linda Woolf, Michael Hulsizer, Esa Alaraudanjoki and Debbie Stiles presented at the American Psychological Association convention. ... Stiles also presented with student Rika Yamaguchi at the International School Psychology Association conference.

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Webster MSN students in the nurse educator tract learn on a SIMman 3G human simulator.

Nurse Educator Students Reflect on Impact of Simulator, NEIP Grant

August 10, 2018

One year after a Missouri Nursing Education Incentive Program (NEIP) grant award supported Webster University in purchasing a SIMman 3G human simulator, Webster nursing students are thrilled with the impact it has had on their preparation to become nurse educators. The simulator enables "amazing role-play" learning in a safe environment. Two simulator "boot camps" created as part of the program were so successful that nursing faculty will continue them with future nurse educator students.

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Sister Barbara Nicholas (right) at the annual Webster University alumni event at Churchill Downs

Webster Alumna Elected Sisters of Loretto President, More Join Leadership

July 31, 2018

The Sisters of Loretto elected Sister Barbara Nicholas SL as their new president at the congregation’s weeklong delegate assembly this July in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The 1965 graduate of Webster University (then Webster College) will begin a six-year term on Jan. 1, 2019. At the assembly, several fellow Webster alumni (Sharon Kassing, Mary Catherine Rabbitt, Vicki Schwartz) were also named to the executive committee.

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The capstone presentations represent the final milestone in completing the MSN degree.

Nursing Students Present Posters for MSN Capstone

July 30, 2018

Fourteen graduate nursing students presented posters as part of their final capstone project on July 18. Students chose a topic and completed a literature review related to their focus of nurse educator or leader. The literature review was translated to a poster presentation, representing the final milestone in the completion of a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. Poster topics included: disaster preparedness, horizontal violence and multi-disciplinary rounding.

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Athens

Psychology Majors Study Abroad in Athens

July 25, 2018

Webster University psychology majors Lily Davis, Rachel Downey, Reese Moore, and Emilia Triola are participating in the thematic “Global Health and Inequality” study abroad experience at the Webster Athens campus. Led by associate professor of Psychology Eric Goedereis, the students from the Webster Groves campus are enrolled in two, three-credit courses, plus a one-credit International Field Experience.

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Cosic's

News Around Webster: Foppiani, Kaiser, Cosic, CPDC

July 06, 2018

Geneva's Oreste Foppiani participated in and spoke at the “SOS Rule of Law” side-event at the 38th Session of the U.N. Council of Human Rights. ... The School of Education's DJ Kaiser presented at the 16th annual Asia TEFL International Conference in Macau SAR, China. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are screening at festivals in St. Louis, Chicago, and Varna, Bulgaria, this month. ... NACE featured a diversity recruiting video produced by John Link and Trezette Dixon of Webster's CPDC.

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Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Association Awards recipients!

Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Association Award Winners

June 29, 2018

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2018 Alumni Award recipients as Manal Fakhoury, Joan Marie Godoy Liere, Eve Coulson and Christopher Whitmore. The awardees will be honored during Reunion Weekend at the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception on September 29, 2018. Congratulations to these amazing alumni!

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Julia Feil Zimmerman

From Music to Youth Advocacy, with Help from the Career Center

June 27, 2018

Julia Feil Zimmerman was a musician with a degree from the University of California-Irvine when she changed career paths and enrolled in Webster's MA in International Relations program through the Vienna campus. Now she's a women and youth empowerment advocate at the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, in part thanks to guidance from the Career Development Center, services she encourages all Webster students to utilize.

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Seena Kohl taught for 42 years at Webster.

Remembering Seena Kohl, Anthropologist and Women's Studies Pioneer

June 25, 2018

The Webster University community remembers Seena Kohl, an anthropologist who helped found the Women's Studies program during her 42-year teaching career at Webster. Kohl was one of the earliest recipients of the Roswell Messing, Jr. Award, and in 1986 used a Faculty Development Leave to study relations among blacks, whites, and Choctaws in Mississippi. Kohl passed away this month in Helena, Montana. A memorial service on the Webster Groves campus is scheduled for July 21.

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Rosenblum on TV

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bees, Rosenblum on Holocaust, Ibroscheva on media stereotypes

June 21, 2018

Warren Rosenblum was on KPLR Channel 11/Fox 2 News with representatives from the Holocaust Museum Learning Center to discuss the their summer teacher institute at Webster. ... St. Louis Public radio followed Nicole Miller-Struttmann in Forest Park as volunteers tracked bees as part of a national study. ... Elza Ibroscheva was quoted in the story, “Why are Men So Afraid of Skin-Care Products?” in Stylecast Magazine.

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Ryan Liberati

News Around Webster: Zhang on China, Woolf-Hulsizer chapter, Ibroscheva on Merkel, Liberati president

June 15, 2018

Dongling Zhang co-organized an academic conference, “Confronting predicament: The mentality and patterns of behavior of Chinese intellectuals in the second millennium,” in Hong Kong. ... Elza Ibroscheva presented in New York on feminism and Angela Merkel. ... Linda Woolf and Michael Hulsizer have published a chapter, "Peace psychology: A gateway and path to culture and diversity." ... Ryan Liberati has been re-elected president of the Illinois College Counseling Association.

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The two-day event featured keynotes, panels and workshops on a variety of trauma and therapy topics.

Webster Geneva Hosts International Conference on Trauma

June 14, 2018

Webster University's Geneva campus hosted a two-day international conference on trauma with a wide range of experts, researchers, practitioners and general participants interested in understanding and alleviating human suffering. Speakers, panelists and workshops covered such topics as collective trauma, anger and revenge, trauma and imagination, trauma from war, displacement or gender-based violence, and more.

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Batora discussed the political situation in Slovakia after a journalist investigating corruption was murdered.

Webster Professor Discusses Uprising in Slovakia

June 13, 2018

Last month The 1020, a program at Webster Vienna exploring international relations, interviewed faculty member Jozef Bátora for his analysis of the ongoing crisis in Slovakia, where people took to the streets after a journalist investigating corruption was murdered. Protests led to the resignation of the prime minister. Bátora was previously interviewed on Austrian TV about the news. Listen to the insightful interview on SoundCloud or YouTube.

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Melissa Spriggs

Spriggs Leads Human Services Graduate Program

June 11, 2018

Associate Professor Melissa Spriggs has been named director of the human services graduate program. As the program's coordinator, she has already managed student inquiries, advising, and orientation, as well as the hiring and mentoring of new adjunct instructors. She has taught several courses in the program including the culminating field experience.

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