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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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CMS offers outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities and serves the entire St. Louis metropolitan region.

CMS: Open enrollment for Spring Kindermusik classes begins Dec. 3

December 03, 2018

Inspire your child's love of music. Sing, dance, wiggle and giggle with your little one at a free Kindermusik Demo Day class. Jan. 12-19, the Community Music School of Webster will offer sample classes at each of their locations in Webster Groves, Des Peres, University City and Chesterfield. Classes are open to children ages newborn to 6-years-old, and their caregivers, and begin between the week of Jan. 28, 2019.

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Geraghty-Rathert is professor of Legal Studies and director of the WILLOW Project.

In the News: Chamber Singers, Tom Cornell on air Hayes in STL American

November 21, 2018

Tune in to FOX 2 News on Friday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. to see the Webster Chamber Singers kick off the holiday season with several songs. ... School of Education Interim Dean Tom Cornell will discuss what to look for when buying books new readers on FOX 2 News at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25. ... School of Communications professor Bernie Hayes was recently named interim executive director of the Blues Museum in downtown St. Louis.

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Join the world for #GivingTuesday and help empower students for today and tomorrow.

Make an Impact with Webster on #GivingTuesday Nov. 27

November 20, 2018

Join Webster University on Nov. 27 for #GivingTuesday and make #GorlokGiving global. #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by millions of individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 U.S. states and in countries around the world to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. Through your donations to Webster, you are empowering students to find success now and long after they graduate.

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After surviving a car crash, Strasser has gone on to win several ultra-cycling races, and is a five-time winner of Race Across America.

Vienna WebTALKS Presents: Ultracycling Champion Christoph Strasser Nov. 29

November 16, 2018

Webster University Vienna presents the second biennial WebTALKS event, featuring ultracycling superstar Christoph Strasser on Nov. 29. Prior to Nov. 13, only Webster students and alumni may register, before being opened up to the public. Those who attend will have the opportunity to purchase Strasser's book and get it signed. Please note this talk will be in English. Space is limited and seating is on a first come-first served basis.

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Freedom: The American Hustle

Arcade Gallery Presents 'Freedom: The American Hustle, The Poetry Series' Nov. 17

November 14, 2018

"Freedom: The American Hustle, The Poetry Series" will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Arcade Contemporary Arts Projects Gallery at the Gateway Campus. The voices of several female poets reflect on the cultural perspectives and concept of freedom of the time. The poetry series is a special extension of the Gallery's art exhibition, "Freedom: The American Hustle," on display through Dec. 8.

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Webster Holiday

President and Provost's Faculty and Staff Holiday Party Dec. 7

November 08, 2018

President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster invite St. Louis-area faculty and staff to celebrate the holiday season with good friends and good cheer, Friday, Dec. 7, from 4-5:30 p.m., in the Edward Jones Commons of the East Academic Building. In the spirit of the season, guests are invited to bring monetary or donations for Affton Christian Food Pantry to the party, for collection.

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CI weekend events

Confucius Institute Events: Chairman Ni visit; annual teacher training workshop

November 07, 2018

The Confucius Institute (CI) at Webster University recently hosted two major events. On Nov. 2, President Beth Stroble welcomed Haidong Ni, the chairman of our partner university, Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), to the Webster campus. On Nov. 3, Dr. Ni delivered the opening remarks for CI’s annual Teacher Training Workshop for local Chinese teachers in the Emerson Library Conference Room.

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Monday, Nov. 12

Annual Military Appreciation Breakfast Nov. 12

November 05, 2018

Webster’s Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host the 7th annual Military Appreciation Breakfast on Monday, Nov. 12, from 8-9:30 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 SVO members.

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The Children's Book Drive has collected 20,023 books since the project began in 2001.

Children's Book Drive Collects 20,000th Book

November 01, 2018

The Children's Book Drive, which collects books for delivery to schools in low-income neighborhoods, has collected its 20,000th book! With 688 books in this year's drive, the project has collected 20,023 since it began in 2001. Student Literacy Corps tutors are sorting and delivering the books now. Thank you to everyone in the community who has helped make this initiative a success.

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Community members gathered in Donor Plaza on Tuesday evening.

Snapshots: Community Interfaith Vigil

October 31, 2018

The Webster University community held an interfaith candlelight vigil on Tuesday evening to reaffirm the core value of diversity and inclusion and provide an opportunity to come together in the aftermath of tragedies and incidents across the world where individuals have been targeted for their beliefs and convictions. University leaders and students representing multiple faith traditions spoke, and each participant received the name of a recent victim to reflect upon during the gathering.

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Jamie Bernstein, author of 'Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein'

'Famous Father Girl' Jamie Bernstein Speaks Nov. 6

October 25, 2018

Jamie Bernstein, daughter of the famous composer Leonard Bernstein and author of the acclaimed "Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein," will be at Webster University on Nov. 6 for a talk and book signing as part of the "Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World" speaker series. The talk and book signing is free and open to the public, but RSVP to

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