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Webster Speaks

Webster Speaks Series: View episode 1, join July 22 for next discussion on race, equity and inclusion

July 15, 2020

More than 140 Webster students, alumni and community members logged on WebEx July 8 to see the premiere episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion. The new virtual speaker series featured guest Donald M. Suggs, publisher and president of the St. Louis American, engaging in a wide-ranging discussion with Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s Chief Diversity Officer. Regional recruiting coordinator Earl McCoy, Jr. served as the moderator, fielding audience questions. The next live episode will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, and feature two guests: The Hon. Ella Jones, the first African American and first female mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, and Michael McMillan, chairman of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis.

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Webster University Participates in the 'Reverse Parade' for July 4

July 06, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in which social distancing is encouraged, the city of Webster Groves canceled its annual Community Days three-day festival over Independence Day holiday, including the July 4 parade. Instead, community members and local business were invited to set up displays in their front yards or decorate their houses. The University participate in the reverse parade occasion with a display of an inflatable masked Gorlok and banner honoring healthcare and essential workers.

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Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion

Launch of 'Webster Speaks' Part of Several Initiatives on Race, Equity and Inclusion

June 26, 2020

As part of on-going efforts to underscore its commitment to social justice issues, this summer Webster University is launching a virtual speaker series, "Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion." The series will be presented every other week and will feature live interviews with thought leaders from within Webster and the wider community. The first edition, scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, will feature Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen interviewing Dr. Donald M. Suggs.

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Confucius Institute Holds Annual Chinese Bridge Competition Awards Online

June 16, 2020

On June 6, students from around the St. Louis area convened on Zoom for the award ceremony of the 12th Annual Chinese Bridge Competition. Organized by the Confucius Institute at Webster University, this competition gives local K-12 students studying Chinese a place to showcase their language skills and engage in friendly competition. Due to social distancing guidelines, this year’s competition took on a new format, with contestants submitting videos of themselves speaking and performing a talent.

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Webster University installed this banner on Sunday, June 7, 2020 in front of its Luhr Building on a busy street in Webster Groves, Missouri.

Webster University Displays Black Lives Matter Banner

June 08, 2020

Webster University displayed a banner on its campus Sunday that says the University “stands for racial equality and justice – Black Lives Matter.” The banner was raised less than one day after University leadership issued a statement to all students, faculty and staff that condemned police violence against the Black community and stating it unequivocally declares Black Lives Matter.

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Message from the Chancellor, the President, and the Chief Diversity Officer

June 06, 2020

We are writing again this weekend at a pivotal moment for our community and the nation, with a message of hope and change, along with a report of progress, as promised. As our letter to the community last week outlined, the killings of George Floyd and so many other Black Americans, such as Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Manuel Ellis, along with those of the recent past, such as Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, are unacceptable and tragic losses.

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Webster Film Series Presents 'Yourself & Yours'

June 05, 2020

Opening today for the Webster Film Series is the Korean film "Yourself & Yours," which has never been distributed in America. Patrons also have one more week to be able to rent "Joan of Arc." The film series has been working hard to gather more films for the month of June, with each rental, the Webster Film Series will receive $5 of the $12 rental fee.

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Webster Geneva 'Meet the Artist' Lecture Series Online

June 01, 2020

The Geneva campus hosted three of the nine "Meet the Artist" Lecture Series events in an online format. These events would have been scheduled to take place during the spring semester before the campus closed on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Devoted to celebrating in-house creative talent, the speakers included painter Tim Young, actor and playwright Gary Bird and writer Amanda Callendrier.

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Founded in 1915, Webster has always led conversation and action to meet the challenges facing society.

Message from the Chancellor, the President and the Chief Diversity Officer

May 30, 2020

Webster University has always led conversation and action to meet the challenges facing society. Our mission of meeting unmet needs holds our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion at its foundation. We are living through a moment that reflects society at a crossroads; we must approach this as a time of learning and reflection. But we must also embrace the challenge of this time and construct a map that shows the pathways for communities to set aside divisiveness.

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Alexandria (Alex) McCuien

McCuien Elected Alumni Board of Directors President

May 28, 2020

Webster University alumna Alexandria (Alex) McCuien BS’11, MBA’15, MS’18 was unanimously elected to become the next president of the Alumni Board of Directors at the May 19 meeting. In her role as president, she will work to build community among our 190,000 alumni worldwide, as well as support them in their personal and professional growth. McCuien succeeds Vanessa Davis MA'04, DMGT'15 who completed two years in this role.

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Webster Film Series Presents 'The Wolf House' and 'Jose'

May 15, 2020

This week The Webster Film Series is presenting two new films. The first film is a stunning and innovative work of stop-motion Chilean animation title "The Wolf House." The second film presented is the Guatemalan love story "José." This film is partnership with QFest St. Louis, which is St. Louis' annual LGBTQIA+ film festival.

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Webster Film Series Presents 'Our Mothers'

May 01, 2020

This week the Webster Films Series will be presenting the film "Our Mothers" a Guatemalan/Belgian co-production, which won the Camera d'Or (best first film) at Cannes last year. The film series has also secured more virtual screenings for the coming weeks. Continue to support The Webster Film Series, with each rental the film series will receive $5 of the $12 rental fee.

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