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The experience was led by School of Communications faculty

STEM Outreach Event Hosted by Webster School of Communications

March 16, 2018

On March 15, Webster University’s School of Communications, in partnership with the Academy of Science of Saint Louis, hosted a FUTURE TREK event on exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in Communications Careers. Students got the opportunity to experience the applications of technology in multiple media industries and had the chance to hear from current students at Webster University who are pursuing degrees in the School of Communications.

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Webster University staff are helping support College Bound STL.

Webster Staff Supporting College Bound STL

March 14, 2018

The Webster Staff Alliance invites everyone to consider joining its annual fundraiser to support a charitable cause. Instead of soliciting donations at the December luncheon, WSA has created an on-going campaign to support College Bound STL, which works with each of their students for up to seven years to help finish high school, matriculate into college, and persist to the award of a bachelor degree. About 90% of these students are the first in their families to earn a degree. You can donate online or during lunch at WSA Professional Development Day.

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Confucius Institute

Bristol Elementary Students Celebrate Chinese New Year at Confucius Institute

March 14, 2018

As part of its ongoing celebration of Chinese New Year, the Confucius Institute at Webster University recently partnered with teachers at Bristol Elementary School in Webster Groves to give students a taste of this holiday’s major customs and over all significance to the over one billion people who celebrate it worldwide.

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March 10 includes a Germaine Dulac double bill with an original score and live accompaniment by the Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra.

Webster Film Series Presents French Film Festival with Cinema St. Louis

March 08, 2018

The 10th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — co-presented by Cinema St. Louis and the Webster University Film Series — celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. The featured films span the decades from the 1920s through the 1990s, offering a revealing overview of French cinema.

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Kindermusik Village Mini-Session Enrollment for Ages Newborn to 18 Months

March 06, 2018

The Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University is now enrolling for their Village Mini-Session 2, a seven-week series of Kindermusik classes for newborns to 18 months. Classes begin the week of March 20, and run through May 16. Parents and children will enjoy the DewDrops curriculum, laying the foundation for a lifetime of musical enjoyment.

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Don't forget to apply by March 20

Registration for Children's After School Chinese Classes

March 01, 2018

Do you and your kids want to know more about Chinese culture? Do your kids want to learn Chinese language in a fun way? Now is the time! This year, the Confucius Institute at Webster University is offering a Chinese language and culture class for kids aged 7-11. The kids will learn some spoken Chinese for day-to-day use through doing fun activities, watching videos and making traditional Chinese handicrafts.

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Michael Williams, Webster Ghana academic director, and advisory board member and professor Audrey Gadzekpo.

Webster Ghana Celebrates Black History Month with Partners

March 01, 2018

In celebration of this year’s Black History Month, Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, partnered with the W.E.B Du Bois Centre, the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, and the African-American Association of Ghana (AAAG) to organize events that highlight historical figures and events in Africa and the African diaspora.

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On the Beestenmarkt in Leiden

Leiden Students Lead 'One Billion Rising' Event

March 01, 2018

Webster University Leiden campus organizers mobilized fellow students, faculty and women’s groups from the area for a "One Billion Rising" event on Valentine’s Day, dancing on the Beestenmarkt in the city. In the largest turnout yet for this annual student-led event, their flash mob danced to "Break the Chain" as part of the global campaign to raise awareness of and stop violence against women and girls.

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The annual conference is designed for current and future school professionals and interested community members.

Conference: 'Equity in Education: Actions for Social Justice'

February 27, 2018

The Webster University School of Education hosts its annual conference on April 14 in the East Academic Building. This year's theme is "Equity in Education: Actions for Social Justice in Education." The keynote, "What Teachers and Learners can do to Dismantle Racism," will be delivered by Billie Mayo, Webster alumnus, accomplished middle school teacher, and administrator. The conference is intended for current and future school professionals and interested community members.

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mental health panel

SVO to Host Mental Health Advocacy Panel March 21

February 26, 2018

The Webster University Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host a panel discussion to empower students, veterans and community members to take part in fighting the stigma surrounding mental illness, gain skills to identify signs of depression or suicidal thoughts, and provide tools and resources in the event of a crisis. Panelists are mental health professionals and those working in the suicide prevention and depressive illness fields. The event will be held Wednesday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. in Browning Hall Auditorium, and is free and open to everyone.

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The event includes a variety of activities for all ages to increase cultural exposure and understanding.

Happy New Year from the Confucius Institute

February 16, 2018

The Confucius Institute at Webster University rang in the the year of the dog with its annual Chinese New Year celebration on Monday, Feb. 13, in the Grant Gymnasium. Over 500 local K-12 students, parents, teachers and Webster University staff and students attended. The keynote speaker was Chinese-American guitarist Kaiser Kuo, co-founder of the popular Chinese heavy metal band Tang Dynasty and a leader of initiatives promoting greater China-U.S. cultural understanding.

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The event was held at Hazelwood Central high school on Jan. 28

Biological Sciences Faculty in K-12 STEM Outreach

February 14, 2018

For the seventh year in a row, the Department of Biological Sciences represented Webster University at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Extravaganza, held at Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri. This year, professors Mary Preuss and Victoria Brown-Kennerly provided hands-on demonstrations with fruit flies, ants, phage, and scale models of the solar system. The family event draws hundreds of participants of all ages including K-12 students, and showcases many different types of STEM-based institutions in the St. Louis region.

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Elevate the conversation

3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference Elevates the Conversation

February 06, 2018

Webster University is hosting its 3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 28 and March 1 as a forum for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to share their experiences, research and emerging trends in creating communities that embrace diversity in ways that welcome and include.

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