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student veterans organization

'Laughing at Life's Challenges': Webster SVO presents improv workshops, animated film screening April 3

March 13, 2019

On April 3, the Webster Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host "Laughing At Life’s Challenges," a day of networking, camaraderie and interactive learning for both civilians and military members to utilize comedy and the arts to actively combat life stress and adversity. Two applied improv comedy resiliency workshops, one with general/civilian focus and one with a military/veteran focus, will be instructed by actor/comedian and veteran BJ Lange. A screening of the animated series "DISCHARGED" followed by Q&A with creator Maj. Jas Boothe, is also planned. The events will be held in Browning Hall Auditorium, and are free and open to everyone.

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President Stroble and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who opened the conference's first day.

Thank You from Diversity and Inclusion Conference Planners

March 06, 2019

The 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference was a tremendous success thanks to speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees. We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile as members of our community came together to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society. The event this year broke all previous attendance records and would not have been possible without the contributions of so many of you and our generous sponsors.

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Marilyn Booker delivered the keynote on the third day of the conference.

Snapshots: 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference

March 06, 2019

Webster University's 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew more than 500 speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees to the Webster Groves campus, coming together for three days of thought-provoking activities to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society.

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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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volunteer

Snapshots: 2019 Volunteer Expo

February 28, 2019

Students met with a variety of local non-profit organizations at Webster University's first Volunteer Expo, co-hosted by The Career Planning and Development Center and Student Employment Program. The event created a chance to highlight organizations involved in the Community Service Work-Study Program while giving local non-profits an opportunity to promote and showcase their volunteer roles available throughout the year.

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STEM Extravaganza

Biological Sciences Outreach and Recruitment at K-12 STEM Event

February 26, 2019

The Department of Biological Sciences represented Webster University at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Extravaganza at Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri, on Saturday, Feb. 23. Assistant professor Victoria Brown-Kennerly and Exercise Science program director David Reddy were joined by two undergraduate students to make connections with many college hopefuls.

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Lunar New Year

Snapshots: Confucius Institute Hosts Lunar New Year Celebration

February 18, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University partnered with the Chinese Education and Culture Center in St. Louis (CECC) to bring a Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 11. The event, held on the Browning Mainstage at the Loretto-Hilton Center, strove for inclusivity, with a bilingual format. Performers traveled from both far and near to contribute to the celebration.

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The Volunteer Expo will take place on Feb. 19.

2019 Volunteer Expo Feb. 19

February 12, 2019

The Career Planning and Development Center is excited to provide an opportunity for Webster students to interact with local organizations who have volunteer roles available. Service-based experiential learning is an opportunity for students to hone workplace professional skills while making a direct impact in the St. Louis region. At this event, 15 local organizations will have information available to students for a wide selection of volunteer activities throughout 2019. 

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Webster University Ghana kicked off Black History Month with a panel discussion.

Webster Ghana Joins in Commemorating Black History Month

February 12, 2019

Webster University Ghana kicked off Black History Month with a panel discussion on “Black Migration – Exploring our Roots and Beyond” focusing on the African Diaspora returning to Ghana. Christa Sanders, Campus Director of Webster Ghana, moderated the discussion at the W.E.B. Dubois Center, resting place of the great scholar and activist, W.E.B. Du Bois.

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Aya Abdullah

'Migration and Separation' Book Launch, Public Talk at Geneva's UN Library

February 07, 2019

The UN Library, together with Webster University Geneva, organized a public talk and book launch on the theme of "Migration and Separation: The Impact of the Global Refugee Crisis on Families," the title of a volume co-edited by Geneva's Oana A. Scarlatescu and Oreste Foppiani. Undergraduate student Aya M. Abdullah delivered the opening speech, telling her personal story of her family fleeing her home country, Iraq, and once again, when they were forced to leave Syria.

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Webster Luke AFB faculty member Herb Kretz presents bags of stuffed animals to Sgt. Jeff Turney (MA '04) for the Glendale, Arizona Police Department's

Webster Luke AFB Supports 'Trauma Teddy' Program

January 28, 2019

A local initiative to help police assist small children has garnered support from Webster University’s Luke Air Force Base location — and deepened an alumni connection with one of Glendale's first responders. Longtime faculty member Herb Kretz led Webster's drive to contribute to the "Trauma Teddy" program, where the Glendale Police Department collects stuffed animals to help comfort small children during incidents where first responders are called.

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dandi

Webster's Fourth Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference

January 23, 2019

Webster University is pleased to host its Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 26-28 on the Webster St. Louis campus. The annual forum is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to share their own experiences, and learn about new research and emerging trends. The conference will also be live streamed to Webster’s growing global community around the world.

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Free the Girls

Bra Donations for Survivors of Human Trafficking Jan. 31-Feb. 1

January 22, 2019

Maybe you have one or a few bras in your drawer that you don't wear? New and gently used bras in good condition are again being collected on the Webster campus for the Free The Girls, a non-profit organization that works to provide jobs to survivors of sex trafficking in developing countries by helping them set up micro enterprises selling bras. Donations may be placed in a container outside of Sverdrup room 222, from Jan. 23-Feb. 1.

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French author Leila Slimani

Centre Francophone Bringing French Author Leila Slimani to St. Louis

January 17, 2019

The Centre Francophone is set to welcome French author Leila Slimani to St. Louis on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the St. Louis County Library. Author of the internationally bestselling thriller “The Perfect Nanny,” Leila Slimani is the first Moroccan woman to win France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt.

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