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Cyber Camp

Cyber Explorers: Middle school girls gain insight into cybersecurity, computer science

November 14, 2019

Webster University hosted its third annual girls’ Cyber Explorers Workshop in partnership with Gateway to Innovation, Willis Towers Watson, Best Buy, First Bank, RGA, and the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology on Nov. 2. The day began with Walker School Dean Simone Cummings welcoming the 30 aspiring young middle school student-leaders from various St. Louis-area and metro-east schools and one agency.

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SLIFF Returns to Webster for Screenings and Master Classes

November 12, 2019

The Webster University Film Series welcomed nearly 100 film buffs last weekend for a master class with Laika Studios animation supervisor, Oscar nominee, and St. Louis native, Brad Schiff. This week will feature more films as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), as well as more master classes and guest speakers.

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Webster University received three national awards Tuesday, Nov. 12, for its Student Life efforts to increase voting participation

Webster University Receives Three National Voting Awards

November 12, 2019

Webster University won three national awards for its efforts to register students to vote and to get them to the polls on election day. The University was recognized with two Best in Class Awards for having the highest voting rate and the highest undergraduate voting rate at a large, private, four-year institution and the Platinum SEAL Award for excellence in student voter engagement.

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Monday, Nov. 11

Annual Military Appreciation Breakfast Nov. 11

October 30, 2019

Webster University’s Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host the 8th annual Military Appreciation Breakfast on Monday, Nov. 11, from 8-9:30 a.m., honoring the military service of Webster students, faculty and staff with a free breakfast at Marletto’s Marketplace. Please check in with the SVO hosts for a breakfast voucher upon arrival, and redeem for a custom cooked-to-order full breakfast. Other members of the Webster community are also welcome to stop by, say hello and "thank a vet."

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Webster Irvine Hosts Cybersecurity Career Day

October 22, 2019

Webster University’s Irvine Metropolitan campus partnered with Women in Cybersecurity (WiCys) on Saturday, Oct. 19 to host Cybersecurity Career Day. Over 80 women and allies attended to meet and speak with a dozen local cybersecurity professionals who provided mentoring, resume reviews and mock interviews.

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Webster Groves Shrewsbury Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce Heart of the Community Awards

Heart of the Community Award Nominations

October 15, 2019

The Webster Groves - Shrewsbury - Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Heart of the Community award. Nominations are open in several categories, including the Heart of Gold Award, which recognizes individuals making exceptional contributions through volunteer service or commitment to the individuals they serve. Nominations are due by Oct. 26. Awards will be presented Feb. 7, 2020.

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The Luke Air Force Base campus location is an active partner in the Glendale, Arizona community.

Webster University Receives 2019 Best of Glendale Award

October 15, 2019

Webster University has been selected for the 2019 Best of Glendale Award in the University category by the Glendale Award Program, recognizing Webster and its Luke Air Force Base location. The awards recognize institutions that "make the Glendale area a great place to live, work and play." Webster's Luke AFB campus is active in the Glendale community, including engagement with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, enrolling Glendale First Responders in graduate programs and other efforts.

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2020 Diversity and Inclusion Conference Request for Presentations

October 14, 2019

The 2020 Webster University Diversity and Inclusion conference will be held on the main campus Feb. 25-27. Past conferences have featured a variety of learning formats including lectures, panel discussions, hands-on learning experiences and performances. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the upcoming event. Proposals are due by Oct. 25, 2019.

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Dyslexia 101 at Webster University

Dyslexia Symposium Brings Educators, Parents to Webster

October 11, 2019

More than 100 people came to Webster University Thursday night as the School of Education hosted a "Dyslexia 101" symposium, a panel presentation and question-and-answer session for parents and education professionals. Literacy is one of the biggest predictors of quality of life outcomes, so early identification and intervention for students with dyslexia has a significant impact on their education and opportunities throughout life.

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Spectrum 2019 Conference at Webster University Oct. 22

October 09, 2019

The Spectrum 2019 Conference for non-profit marketers is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22. This one-day professional development opportunity is for nonprofit communications professionals and leaders; more than 200 marketing professionals are expected to attend the conference in the East Academic Building and Browning Hall. Student and Webster Staff registration is priced at $99.  

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St. Louis Sound

'St. Louis Sound' Book Author Reading Oct. 10

October 08, 2019

The English Department and Faculty Speaker Committee welcome Steve Pick, author of "St. Louis Sound: An Illustrated Timeline," for a book reading on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 1:30 p.m. in Pearson House. The book is a remarkable compendium of 170-plus entries spanning more than 100 years of St. Louis music history. Pick and collaborator Amanda Doyle have fashioned an unabashed love letter to the city’s rich and varied tradition of jazz, blues, folk, rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, country, hip hop, and more, accompanied throughout by a lavish array of photographs.

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Men's Basketball Team Continues Tradition of Visiting River Roads Lutheran K-8 Students

October 07, 2019

On Oct. 4, the Men’s Basketball Team continued an 18-year tradition of visiting students at River Roads Lutheran School in Baden, Missouri. Accompanied by Kate Northcott, director of the Student Literacy Corps, Webster's basketball team members read to younger students, assisted them in the classroom and worked with older students, talking with them about planning for college and the future.

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Children's Book Drive

Webster Student Literacy Corp Collecting Children's Books

October 03, 2019

Webster University's Student Literacy Corps is collecting new and gently used children's books (from infants to teens) for the 19th annual Children's Book Drive. Since the project began, Webster students, faculty, and staff have donated 20,023 books to schools and other agencies serving low-income children and families. Look for the bright yellow collection boxes placed at the multiple locations on the main campus through Monday, Oct. 14.

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Title IX events

Title IX Office Announces Main Campus Outreach Events

October 03, 2019

The Title IX Office has planned events throughout the Fall semester in support of empowering survivors and allies of physical and sexual abuse. University employees are invited to stop by events including Domestic Violence Awareness Day, Empowering Survivors and Allies Through Healing Arts and yoga, or join the Survivor Support and Safety Planning workshop.

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