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The Dear World Storytelling Experience will be on campus Sept. 21

Dear World Storytelling Experience on Campus Sept. 21

September 20, 2017

On Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. in the University Center Grant Gymnasium, the Dear World live show will be here to feature and celebrate stories and voices from around the world and our own campus. Dear World is an internationally recognized portrait and storytelling project that has visited hundreds of college campuses across the world, captured over 70,000 stories (celebrities, presidents, students, and so much more) and has been featured on USA Today, CNN, NBC, and Buzzfeed.

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Video Message from President and Provost

September 19, 2017

As members of our community struggle to reconcile the Stockley verdict and responses to it with their values, hopes and dreams, this is a time of uncertainty for many. It is important to maintain our sense of community as we work through differences of opinion about this case and others like it. We ask everyone at Webster to approach this as a time of learning and reflection. How can we gain a greater understanding?

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The spirit tunnel during New Student Orientation

Message to the Community about Community

September 12, 2017

With the beginning of the academic year, we are feeling tremendously encouraged by news and exciting events on a number of fronts for Webster. Yet on a personal level and in our roles as members of communities, locally and globally, we each have concerns about any number of topics that threaten to divide us. Let us help our colleagues and our students address their most pressing needs, whenever they and their families are in harm’s way, as we strengthen the community that is Webster.

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President and Provost Message to the St. Louis community

September 08, 2017

The possible outcomes in the case of a St. Louis police officer charged with murder have many in our region on edge. No matter the case's outcome, we recognize the issues at stake impact the lives of many. We ask that members of our community consider these issues while continuing to treat each other with respect, empathy and understanding. Operationally, we are monitoring the situation and are prepared to make any decisions in the event response to the verdict disrupts access to our campuses.

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The Gorlok at the 2017 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational

12-Year-Old Wins Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational

July 31, 2017

Nastassja Matus, a 12-year-old from Minnesota, became the youngest champion ever in the Susan Polar Foundation Girls’ Invitational held last week at Webster University. The annual tournament brought 75 young women and girls from 13 countries in North, Central and South America to Webster competing for scholarships and prizes. See photos and news coverage from NBC affiliate KSDK, highlighting the tournament's impact on girls.

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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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Osei's talk is part of the

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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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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