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The event includes a variety of activities for all ages to increase cultural exposure and understanding.

Happy New Year from the Confucius Institute

February 16, 2018

The Confucius Institute at Webster University rang in the the year of the dog with its annual Chinese New Year celebration on Monday, Feb. 13, in the Grant Gymnasium. Over 500 local K-12 students, parents, teachers and Webster University staff and students attended. The keynote speaker was Chinese-American guitarist Kaiser Kuo, co-founder of the popular Chinese heavy metal band Tang Dynasty and a leader of initiatives promoting greater China-U.S. cultural understanding.

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The event was held at Hazelwood Central high school on Jan. 28

Biological Sciences Faculty in K-12 STEM Outreach

February 14, 2018

For the seventh year in a row, the Department of Biological Sciences represented Webster University at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Extravaganza, held at Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri. This year, professors Mary Preuss and Victoria Brown-Kennerly provided hands-on demonstrations with fruit flies, ants, phage, and scale models of the solar system. The family event draws hundreds of participants of all ages including K-12 students, and showcases many different types of STEM-based institutions in the St. Louis region.

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Elevate the conversation

3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference Elevates the Conversation

February 06, 2018

Webster University is hosting its 3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 28 and March 1 as a forum for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to share their experiences, research and emerging trends in creating communities that embrace diversity in ways that welcome and include.

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Shoe drive

Forensic and Debate Team Co-Sponsoring Shoe Drive This Week

February 05, 2018

The Webster Forensic and Debate team is co-sponsoring a shoe drive for the St. Louis Urban Debate League. Gently used and new shoes may be brought to Sverdrup room 243 until noon on Friday, Feb. 9, and to EAB 239 from 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, through 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Please contact Scott Jensen, drive coordinator and a member of the St. Louis Urban Debate League Board of Directors at or (314-968-7439) for more information.

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Webster Ghana campus directa Christa Sanders with alumnus Noble Kofi Nazzah

Ghana Student Forum, Lecture Series Cover Current Issues

January 31, 2018

Two important political discussions took place at the Webster Ghana campus this week, including a student forum reacting to President Trump's comments about African countries, moderated by visiting professor Jean Germain Gros from Haiti, as well as the latest installment of Webster Ghana's lecture series, a faculty panel on "The Politics and Economics of Neo-Colonialism in Post-Independent Africa."

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Sweetology owner Kara Newmark with business faculty members Terry Sullivan and Eric Rhiney.

Webster Mentors Sweetology in Annual Catapult Competition

January 30, 2018

Webster University was proud to sponsor a coaching team for the annual Catapult Competition through the St. Louis Business Journal. Women-owned businesses Sweetology, Rozzy Learning Co. and Common Circles all competed with coaching teams from various businesses around St. Louis. The competition is organized by the Business Journal and MasterCard to give women-owned businesses a chance to win a $10,000 package of technology services from MasterCard.

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Members of the Webster Athens community hosted a holiday party benefitting the Caritas Refugee Center

Webster Athens Hosts Third Annual Holiday Party for Refugee Children

January 16, 2018

On Dec. 15, Webster Athens hosted the third annual holiday party for the children at Caritas Refugee Center. Approximately 100 children and their parents, mainly from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Northern Africa, attended the party. With money raised, the students were able to purchase toys for each child, food and beverages for the party, decorations and entertainment. In addition, supplies such as diapers and baby food were gathered and taken to one of the facilities where approximately 80 refugee families reside.

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The St. Louis premier is presented by First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, United Church of Christ.

Premiere of 'Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light'

January 10, 2018

Webster University will host the St. Louis premiere of "Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light" on Monday, Jan. 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Weaving forgotten and little-known stories and themes from World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s, up to the German occupation of WWII, this compilation of vintage film footage and rare photographs documents a community of American expatriates in Paris free from the constraints of their oppressive home country.

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Wingo accepted the award for Webster during a Dec. 8 luncheon.

Webster Wins Green Business Challenge Award

December 20, 2017

Webster University has again won an Award of Merit in the annual St. Louis Green Business Challenge. The award means Webster was one of the top three performers in the Champion category, the top tier. Recipients were praised for "driving both internal greening and the value of sustainability as a business practice for our regional economy as a whole." Several accomplishments and innovations contributed to Webster receiving this recognition, said Kelsey Wingo, Webster's sustainability planner.

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Webster Ocala director Michael Fallon with keynote speaker Ellen Latham

Webster Connects with Entrepreneurs at Ocala Chamber Breakfast

December 13, 2017

Webster University co-sponsored the Ocala Chamber Entrepreneurial Breakfast, presenting Webster programs offered in central Florida to the 250 entrepreneurs and community leaders at the annual event. Ocala director Michael Fallon highlighted some of the Webster alumni entrepreneurs who have earned degrees in the 20 years of Webster's operation in Ocala.

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Announcing the partnership on World AIDS Day

In the News: President on tax bill, AIDS initiative; Rothenbuhler on media

December 11, 2017

President Stroble was interviewed on CBS Radio affiliate KMOX about the current tax reform bills' potential impact on higher education. Separately, her op/ed on Webster's partnering with ARDN for AIDS awareness and prevention was published in the St. Louis American. Stroble also appeared on STL TV along with Dean Eric Rothenbuhler to discuss the initiative. Rothenbuhler was also quoted by Fox about NBC's internal investigation of sexual misconduct.

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Webster’s TESL Program Hosts First Grant Saturday Seminar

Webster?s TESL Program Hosts First Grant Saturday Seminar

December 07, 2017

Classes for the first two cohorts in Webster’s five-year $2.7 million National Professional Development grant, “Increasing Teacher Capacity through Communities of Practice to Serve English Learners,” are already underway. The School of Education’s Teaching English as a Second Language program has recruited two initial cohorts of high school teachers from Parkway School District, Ritenour School District, and St. Louis Public Schools, who are meeting weekly for classes.

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World Quest 2017

Webster Hosts World Quest Academic Competition

December 05, 2017

The 16th annual Academic World Quest competition was held on Nov. 30 at Webster University in the Luhr Building, welcoming 200 people to the event. Questions were developed and presented by the World Affairs Council, with topics intended to challenge student’s knowledge and understanding of world-wide current events as well as political and economic information from around the globe. The competition included 28 local high schools from the St. Louis area.

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