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A puzzle game opens the Girls' Invitational with 75 young women competitors from 13 countries.

Chess Girls' Invitational Opens as Children's Camp Ends

July 24, 2017

It's a busy July for chess at Webster University, where the Susan Polgar Foundation completed a chess camp with 100 children before opening the annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational, which welcomes 75 young women and girls from 13 countries in North, Central and South America competing for scholarships and prizes. Seven alumnae from the tournament dating back to its beginning in 2005 were on hand to help welcome this year's competitors.

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Attendance is free.

Webster Hosts Missouri Self-Directed Supports Conference

July 20, 2017

The Missouri Self-Directed Supports Conference will be held at Webster University in the East Academic Building on Aug. 4-5, with a variety of sessions discussing the use of self-directed supports for adults with autism or other developmental disabilities living in the community. Anyone who receives or anticipates receiving services through a Medicaid waiver to assist with caring for themselves or a person with special needs is welcome to attend this no-cost conference

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Enroll by Aug. 10 for a discount, or try a free Demo Day Aug. 12-19.

CMS Fall Kindermusik, Little Mozarts Enrollment Now Open

July 10, 2017

Enrollment for fall Kindermusik and Music for Little Mozarts (keyboard) classes is now open at the Community Music School of Webster University, with five St. Louis-area locations. These activities are carefully and creatively designed to enhance children's cognitive, language, physical, creative, and social-emotional development. Plus, they help foster a lifelong love of and appreciation for the music itself.

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Snapshots: University Celebrates July 4 with Webster Groves Community

July 06, 2017

Webster University again served as a gold sponsor of the Webster Groves Community Days festival, held July 1-4, and took part in the parade through Webster Groves on Tuesday, July 4. The University’s float was a science-theme, with giveaway items inviting the community to two upcoming events on the home campus: the Department of Biological Sciences' Solar Eclipse Viewing Event on Aug. 21 and the grand opening of Browning Hall, Interdisciplinary Science Building, on Oct. 19.

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Alumna from Ghana to Share Story of Art, Life, Global Opportunities

July 05, 2017

Webster University alumna Yvonne Osei will share her life story traveling from Ghana to pursue an art education, highlighting how Webster‘s educational climate enabled her to teach in seven different public schools and institutions, carry out community services, and translated her art into works that had a global sensitivity. She'll speak around the theme, "What happens when art and life meet?" as part of the "Campfire" series held at St. Louis Public Library on Saturday, July 8.

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Ghana Public Lecture Dicusses African, Chinese Economics, Culture, and Development

June 08, 2017

Webster Ghana hosted a public lecture, Africa and China: Economics, Culture, and Development, as part of its inaugural "Ghana at 60" public lecture series. The public heard about the economic ties between Africa and China, in terms of trade, aid, and investments, which is increasingly becoming phenomenal.

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University to Promote ISB Opening, Eclipse Viewing at July 4 Parade; Call for Volunteers

June 08, 2017

Members of the Webster University community are invited to participate in the City of Webster Groves’ Community Days Parade Saturday, July 4. The University’s float this year will be a science-theme, with giveaway items that invite the community to two upcoming events on the home campus. Energetic walkers are needed to hand out small items to the crowd during the parade. Help is also needed on Monday, July 3, to prepare the more than 8,000 giveaway items for parade walkers.

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The 23rd Webster Works Worldwide will be Oct. 4.

Save the Date: WWW 23 Oct. 4; Submit new agency names

June 07, 2017

Webster Works Worldwide (WWW) will celebrate its 23rd year of providing community service on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Since the event began at Webster University in 1995, more than 32,000 volunteers have given more 141,000 hours of service worldwide! Mark your calendars for this date, including the kickoff at 8 a.m. in St. Louis. If you would like to invite an agency that hasn't previously participated, please submit their information.

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Sustainability Presents Wednesday Lunch and Learn Sessions for Summer

May 24, 2017

Join Webster University Sustainability Wednesdays during the summer months beginning May 31 from noon-1 p.m. to learn about strategies and solutions being created and used right here in our local community to improve environmental, social and economic sustainability. The lunch lectures will take place every Wednesday, with free box lunches provided! RSVP to reserve a spot and a lunch.

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Today is Give STL Day!

May 11, 2017

One Day. One Community. Give STL Day is bringing the St. Louis community together to support and enhance local nonprofits. Show your support for Webster and the STL community, by supporting a nonprofit most meaningful to you, like our University. You can make your gift now to benefit the students we serve and to celebrate the more than 6,000 new alumni we will have after commencement this weekend!

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The path of the eclipse's totality will cross the home campus in Webster Groves, where Webster University was founded in 1915.

Solar Eclipse: Webster to Celebrate, Observe Rare Event on Campus

May 03, 2017

Webster University’s Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences will host festivities celebrating and observing the full solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Webster's home campus in Webster Groves is right in the path of this rare, beautiful celestial phenomenon, which hasn't tracked across the United States since 1918.

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New Technology, New Platform, New Date: Give STL Day Happening May 11

May 03, 2017

Give STL Day, powered by the St. Louis Community Foundation, is bringing the St. Louis community together to support and enhance our local nonprofits, like Webster! Just imagine the impact we could have if we all come together to give on May 11. Please show your support for Webster students and the St. Louis community -- including nearly 900 nonprofits across the region and 33 in Rock Hill and Webster Groves.

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Webster Supports 2017 Arts, Education Workplace Giving Campaign

April 18, 2017

The arts are vital to our region. They make St. Louis a great place to live! Whether it’s music, dance, theatre, film, literary or visual arts, the arts continue to teach us and inspire us, and for over 50 years, the Arts and Education Council has been shaping a vibrant arts community throughout the bi-state St. Louis region. The arts play a role in adding value to our community, which is why Webster is a proud participant in the Arts and Education Council’s 2017 Annual Campaign.

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