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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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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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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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Webster was named the winner in the

Webster Athletics Recognized for Community Service Efforts

January 15, 2019

The Webster University Athletics Department received the highest level of national recognition for its community service from the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) on Monday afternoon as Webster was named the winner in the "One-Time Activity/Project" category as part of the annual NADIIIAA Community Service Awards.

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Traci Blackmon

24th Annual MLK Community Celebration

January 04, 2019

The 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Celebration in Webster Groves and Rock Hill will be held Sunday, January 20, 2019. The event will begin with a march from Webster Groves City Hall to the Steger/Givens school building in Rock Hill, to be followed by a dinner reception in the school cafeteria, and the celebration program of word and song in Steger’s auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Webster Athens hosted a holiday party for local refugee children.

Webster Athens Students Hold Holiday Party for Refugee Children; Reflections on Odyssey in Athens Experience

December 19, 2018

On Dec. 14, the Odyssey in Athens study abroad, along with the local and international students, through the guidance of the office of student affairs at Webster Athens held the fourth annual party for refugee children at Caritas Hellas. Over 100 children and their families came to the Caritas center, where they come daily for their meal, to see the kitchen area transformed to a festive holiday wonderland. In addition to 200 gift bags for the children, non-perishable food and supplies were purchased and delivered to the families who reside in one of the refugee squats in Athens.

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Students in the Advertising and Marketing Communications Program show off the awards they won in a local marketing challenge.

Webster Students Win Local Chevy Marketing Challenge, Help the Homeless

December 18, 2018

Students in Terry Sullivan’s ADVT 3150 Content Marketing class, with the help of video production students, were the winning team in the Chevrolet Local Marketing Associations College Marketing Program earlier this month. The students developed a hyper-local marketing plan for local Chevy dealers: a "Sock Hop" event and contest that filled the trunk and back seat of a Chevy Spark with over 700 pairs of socks. The socks were then donated to the local non-profit Places for People.

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Wallace

Wallace Named Student Ambassador to Keep Me In College Coalition

December 17, 2018

Political science major Darneesha Wallace has been selected to represent Webster University students with the new statewide student coalition Keep Me In College (KMIC). KMIC is made up of students selected from each of Missouri’s independent, nonprofit colleges who are working to build an advocacy apparatus to keep the Missouri legislature informed of the importance and the real-life impact of Missouri’s student aid programs.

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Webster leaders in Accra, Ghana

Stroble, Schuster Visit Ghana Campus, Meet Leaders in Accra

December 05, 2018

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster, visited the Webster University Ghana campus in November, speaking with current students, alumni, faculty and staff, and regional leaders. For each it was their first trip to Africa and to Accra, the nation’s capital, where Webster opened its campus in 2014. Among the events was a public lecture, "The Importance of Global Education in the 21st Century."

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Meet the Artist series at Webster Geneva

'Meet the Artist' Series Forges Bonds in Geneva Community

December 04, 2018

Fifteen visual artists are presenting their work to an audience of the campus community and local guests as part of the second season of Webster Geneva's "Meet the Artists" series. Apart from providing a platform for visual arts and outreach to the local community, the series was also created to enhance the potential of students to think in critical, creative, and cross-disciplinary ways. "Campus response has been tremendous," says Dr. Julianna Sandholm-Bark. "It has definitely created some interesting conversations."

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