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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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Levine speaks with Nancy Hellerud, vice provost, and Patty Li, Confucius Institute director.

Trade War? Webster Hosts U.S.-China Economic Relations Expert

April 16, 2018

Are the United States and China headed for a trade war? That was the theme for a talk by Chinese affairs expert Hank Levine to an audience of over 80 Webster University students, faculty and community members. With the recent announcements of tariff hikes by both countries, Levine provided timely insights during an engagement moderated by Webster professor Allan MacNeill as part of the Contemporary China speaker series hosted by the Confucius Institute at Webster.

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A panel of leaders discussed the arts' impact on St. Louis culture and business.

In the News: Impact of Webster Conservatory, Arts in St. Louis

April 13, 2018

An experts roundtable hosted at Webster University is featured in the St. Louis Business Journal, with arts leaders from across the region discussing the impact of the arts. ... A guest commentary by Tony Award winner Terry Schnuck highlighted how "arts are good for business," noting the many Webster alumni who've made their mark. ... The cover of the Ladue News this week features the Conservatory 50th anniversary with quotes from Dottie Englis. ... President Stroble is interviewed in the Post-Dispatch's "Advancing St. Louis" series.

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All presenting donors receive a t-shirt. Those who make appointments are entered into a prize drawing.

RHA Hosts Spring Blood Drive with Mercy April 23

April 10, 2018

The Residential Housing Association (RHA) is excited to continue its new partnership with Mercy Health Systems, for the University's final blood drive of the year. The blood drive will take place Monday, April 23, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the University Center's Sunnen Lounge. All presenting donors will receive a free t-shirt and all presenting donors who sign up for and attend their appointment will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

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Martha Smith appeared on KTRS radio to discuss the annual High School Programming Challenge.

In the News: Smith on coding competition; Stroble in Gazelle; Burke's visit

April 06, 2018

Martha Smith was interviewed on KTRS 550 AM to discuss the annual High School Programming Challenge, as well as the need to teach more children and females how to do computer programming. ... President Beth Stroble was profiled in Gazelle magazine with thoughts on leadership and adapting to change. ... MeToo movement leader Tarana Burke was profiled in St. Louis American upon her visit to Webster last month.

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Webster Thailand students traveled to Amphawa, located outside Bangkok

Amphawa Trip Teaches Thai Language, Culture, Tradition

April 06, 2018

With more than 80 percent of students at Webster University Thailand’s Bangkok and Cha-Am campuses coming from abroad, Webster consistently encourages the showcasing of Thai language, culture and tradition wherever possible. To this end, Ajarn Kulavir from the "Thai Ways" class, organized a weekend trip to the Amphawa District. Students learned Thai cooking, saw some of Amphawa's famous sites and even learned the significant role the simple coconut plays in everyday Thai life.

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Podcast: President, Provost Discuss Education Funding, Pell Grants, PROSPER Act

April 05, 2018

Webster University President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster were interviewed by Galaxy Radio to discuss recent federal funding news for higher education with Pell Grants, SOE Grants and work study, plus on-going proposals to revise the PROSPER Act, and how they directly affect Webster students.

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Representatives from The Covering House spoke with students on March 28.

Students Assist Nonprofit Fighting Human Trafficking

April 04, 2018

Webster’s Eta Alpha chapter of the Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) Honor Society for International Studies and the History Politics and International Relations Club co-hosted a campus visit by The Covering House, a St. Louis nonprofit addressing issues of human trafficking. The representatives discussed realities of sex trafficking in the United States. The SIR has organized a donation drive to help The Covering House provide housing for girls between age 13-17 who are victims of trafficking.

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Save the date for I Fest!

International Festival 2018 Will Explore the Worlds of Webster April 13

March 29, 2018

The annual Webster University International Festival, or I Fest, is held each year in April. The annual exposition features food, music, dance, and displays, representing many different countries and cultures. The Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs presents I Fest each year to celebrate and showcase the international diversity of Webster University.

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rachel carson book

Book Club: 'Rachel Carson and Her Sisters' April 23

March 27, 2018

In honor of Woodrow Wilson Fellow Dr. Robert K. Musil's April visit, Webster University Book Club will read and discuss his 2014 book, "Rachel Carson and her Sisters: Extraordinary Women who Have Shaped America’s Environment." The book examines the activists, scientists, and writers who both influenced Carson and whom she influenced. Join us on April 23 at noon in the Library Conference Room.

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Arcade Building at the Gateway Campus

Webster Faculty in Women's History Event at Arcade

March 26, 2018

In celebration of Women's History Month and in support of women's leadership, Webster University and the Global Leadership League invite the community to the Gateway Campus in downtown St. Louis. Art adjunct faculty member and alumna Yvonne Osei and associate professor of sociology Danielle MacCartney will engage participants in a discussion around "influence" in international higher education and within the fields of art and sociology. That's followed by a networking reception and chance to see the current exhibit, "Sisu."

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Dr. Alison Reiheld will deliver the keynote presentation on March 30

Philosophy Conference: Student presentations, keynote Alison Reiheld on civility and anger

March 23, 2018

Join us for the 13th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference organized by Webster University students and the Philosophy Department. This year’s conference features engaging student presentations on topics of contemporary interest, as well as a timely Keynote Presentation by Alison Reiheld (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), "I Can’t Hear You When You’re Angry: Civility, Righteous Anger, and Silencing.”

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