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Single mothers in need of supplies and children’s gifts for the holidays

The WILLOW Project End of the Semester Supplies, Gift Drive

November 21, 2017

This year, WILLOW is sponsoring three single mothers who are in need of supplies and children’s gifts for the holidays. One of the moms is a current Webster student, one graduated from Webster in May and is looking for a job, and one is a friend of a current Webster student. All three of them are struggling temporarily to make ends meet and to get back on their feet.

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The deadline for donations is Dec. 8

Join Webster Warmth's Fall Project Benefiting Oasis International

November 16, 2017

Members of the Webster community who enjoy knitting, crocheting, sewing, or similar crafts are invited to participate in the Webster Warmth Fall 2017 project. This year we are excited to be partnered with Oasis International which provides support and resources for refugees in the St. Louis area. We welcome handcrafted or store-bought items such as scarves, gloves, hats, quilts, afghans, etc. The deadline for turning in completed items is Dec. 8.

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While on campus, the delegation also learned about Webster's range of academic programs.

Geneva Hosts Iranian Delegation of Business Entrepreneurs

November 15, 2017

The Geneva campus recently hosted an Iranian delegation of business leaders and entrepreneurs led by the Tehran Chamber of Commerce. The Iran-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce selected Webster as the academic focus for the delegation's visit, and as a follow-up of Webster's “Doing Business in Iran” conference held last May.

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Oct. 2017 marked the 23rd consecutive year that WWW has been held worldwide.

Webster Works Worldwide Projects in Thailand Support Local Agencies

November 14, 2017

Webster University Thailand students in Bangkok and Hua Hin/Cha Am observed the 23rd annual Webster Works Worldwide on Oct. 28, each working with agencies that serve children in their local communities. In Bangkok, participants went to the Baan Tan Tawan Foundation, which supports underprivileged and orphaned children. Participants from Hua Hin/Cha-Am visited the Brain & Mind Disabilities Center in Ratchaburi province.

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Blumenthal discussed

Video: Sidney Blumenthal discusses Abraham Lincoln in Visit to Webster

November 10, 2017

American journalist and author Sidney Blumenthal shared insights from his research into Abraham Lincoln when he visited Webster University as part of Webster's Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World series and the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival. Blumenthal discussed the latest release in his four-book series about the president.

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United Way of Greater St. Louis

United Way Campaign Conclusion

November 07, 2017

The 2017 Webster University United Way planning committee would like to thank all St. Louis area faculty and staff for their generosity and participation this year. The three-week campaign closes with the announcement of the grand prize winner of a Bose Wi-Fi Music System, to Dorcas McLaughlin, professor, Nursing. Contributions support a network of 200 nonprofits that make a difference in the community, including more than 20 located within just two miles of the Webster Groves campus.

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A panel of experts included lawyers, health professionals and business leaders sharing insights on their career paths.

Orlando Women's Networking, Mentoring Event Connects Grads, Leaders

November 07, 2017

Webster University's Orlando campus location hosted a "Positivitea Mentoring and Networking Brunch" to connect recent graduates from Webster and FAMU with successful women business leaders, who will serve as mentors and advisors to these young professionals as the navigate their new career paths. More than 150 women attended and toured the Webster location in downtown Orlando.

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Students and staff from Webster Ghana participate in Webster Works Worldwide

Ghana Engages Accra Community in WWW Events

November 02, 2017

Webster University's Ghana campus observed this year’s Webster Works Worldwide (WWW) with a series of activities to encourage communal spirit among students, staff and faculty. The Webster Ghana team started off WWW with the distribution of Aquatabs - a water purification tablet in Jamestown, one of the densely populated suburbs in Accra where access to clean running water is restricted. They also worked with the family planning unit of the NGO, Ussher Polyclinic and Willows International, and with the Jamestown Maternity Home.

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Santas on the Loose is Saturday, Dec. 2.

Santas on the Loose 5k Benefits St. Louis Crisis Nursery

November 02, 2017

Webster University is a sponsor of the 6th annual "Santas on the Loose" 5k run, which benefits St. Louis Crisis Nursery. Run or walk a course the route that passes historic homes and other features of Webster Groves, where Webster University was founded in 1915. The Dec. 2 event also includes a kids' 100-yard dash, additional activities, and opportunities to volunteer.

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Webster Holiday

President and Provost's Faculty and Staff Holiday Party Dec. 8

November 01, 2017

President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster invite faculty and staff to celebrate the holiday season with good friends and good cheer at this year's President and Provost's Faculty and Staff Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 8, from 4-6 p.m., in the Edward Jones Commons, East Academic Building. In the spirit of the season, guests are invited to bring monetary donations for Saint Louis Effort for AIDS.

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veterans day

Annual Military Appreciation Breakfast Nov. 10

November 01, 2017

Webster University’s Office of Military Affairs (OMA) and Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host the sixth annual Military Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 10, from 8-9 a.m., honoring the military service of Webster students, faculty and staff. St. Louis-area veterans, military students and their families are invited to enjoy a free breakfast at Marletto’s Marketplace, along with camaraderie and fellowship with the OMA team and SVO members.

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Join the Webster Economic Association on Nov. 8

Webster Economic Association Hosts Alumna Alyssa Curran Nov. 8

October 31, 2017

All students and staff are welcome to join the Webster Economic Association for their event, Advocating for Racial and Economic Equity through Systemic Change in St. Louis - The Role of Philanthropy. Webster alumna Alyssa Curran will host on the event on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m, in the East Academic Building, room 102. A raffle and food will be provided.

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Sidney Blumenthal, journalist, author

Webster University Hosts Author Sidney Blumenthal Nov. 8

October 31, 2017

President Beth Stroble invites the Webster community to a talk with author Sidney Blumenthal as part of the Contemporary Conversation for a Connected World series, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m, in the East Academic Building, room 253. The talk is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested.

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Webster University has been accredited by HLC since 1925.

Public Notice for Comments on Webster to HLC

October 30, 2017

Webster University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission. Webster University has been accredited by HLC since 1925. A peer review team will review the institution’s ongoing fulfillment of HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation during a site visit in March 2017. The public is invited to submit comments regarding Webster directly to the HLC.

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