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Webster Ghana's Black History Month events include panel discussions and educational events for local schools.

Ghana Marks Black History Month with AAAG, Du Bois Centre, U.S. Embassy

February 16, 2017

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, partnered with with the African-American Association of Ghana (AAAG), the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, and the U.S. Embassy to celebrate Black History Month with a series of panels and educational events for high schools and children on topics such as Pan Africanism, the diaspora, and African arts and culture.

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Webster students performed at the invitation MCA

Webster Students Perform at Capitol for Arts Advocacy Day

February 09, 2017

Webster University students provided feature entertainment on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Missouri state capitol as the Missouri Citizens for the Arts (MCA) hosted their annual advocacy day. Representing the Department of Music in the noontime concert were Nathan Coleman, senior piano performance major; Brittany Graham, graduate vocal performance major; and Atum Jones, senior guitar performance major. Madeline Purches, senior musical theatre major, represented the Conservatory of Theatre Arts.

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The professor is in: Brown-Kennerly took Girl Scouts through a mini-lecture, workshop and dissection.

Professor Provides Girl Scouts Inside Look at Biological Sciences

February 07, 2017

When a local Girl Scout troop was looking for inspiring field experiences in biology, one mom who teaches and performs biological research for a living was happy to step up and give them an unforgettable day. Victoria Brown-Kennerly, assistant professor of Biological Sciences, hosted a local Webster Groves 7th-grade troop on campus for a biology workshop in mammalian anatomy and physiology that thrilled professor, scouts and parents alike.

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KIngdom House

Snapshot: Kingdom House shares summer opportunities with Webster students

February 07, 2017

To kick off the Career Planning & Development Center’s Spring On Campus Recruiting, representatives from Kingdom House hosted an Information Table on Jan. 24 in the University Center Commons, sharing information about job opportunities with Webster students. Kingdom House, which provides critical social services to the poorest of the poor in St. Louis, is seeking dedicated and passionate students of Webster University to help with the new summer program.

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STEM Extravaganza

Webster Participates in Hazelwood STEM Extravaganza

February 02, 2017

Five faculty members from the Biology, Math and Computer Science Departments participated in Hazelwood School District’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Extravaganza in Florissant, Missouri, on Jan. 21. This event showcases educational opportunities in the region for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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Activist Bree Newsome will present the keynote address at the event. Newsome made headline in 2015 after being arrested for tearing down a Confederate flag from a South Carolina statehouse.

MLK Celebration Jan. 30: 'Tearing Hatred from the Sky'

January 19, 2017

Webster University's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 30 in the Luhr Building at 5:30 p.m. The event will include dinner, a band, and music from Webster University’s Gospel Choir. The keynote speech, entitled “Tearing Hatred from the Sky,” will be delivered by activist Bree Newsome. Free tickets can be picked up from MCISA tables in the University Center or by registering online.

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

January 12, 2017

The Webster University community is invited to the 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Steger Sixth Grade Center in Webster Groves. Members of the Webster University Gospel Choir will be among the performers, with Webster University students Robert Richardson and Tyrone Griffin singing two selections.

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Japanese New Year Celebration

St. Louis Nihongo Kyoshitsu New Year Celebration Jan. 21

January 05, 2017

The St. Louis Nihongo Kyoshitsu is holding a New Year Celebration Jan. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. in Grant Gym on the home campus. Members of the Webster community are invited to help celebrate the New Year and enjoy a demonstration of homemade mochi (Japanese rice cakes), drumming by the St. Louis Osuwa Taiko group and New Year’s Lion Dance. Admission is free.

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Webster Athens Students Host 2nd Annual Holiday Celebration for Refugee Children

December 21, 2016

On Dec. 14, Webster and Odyssey in Athens study abroad students once again transformed the Caritas Refugee Center into a festive wonderland for over 100 children who have left their countries due to war and are living in substandard conditions in refugee camps in Greece. Under the guidance of the Office of Student Affairs, this was the second year Webster Athens students planned and organized this party.

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St. Peter and Paul Church

Dinner for the Homeless at Sts. Peter and Paul Church Jan. 16

December 12, 2016

Webster University community volunteers are needed to host dinner for the homeless at Sts. Peter and Paul Church on Monday, Jan. 16. We begin cooking around 4 p.m., serve from 5-6 p.m., then clean up and finish by 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Donations to help defray the cost are also appreciated. As faculty plan their class schedules for spring semester, this experience can really connect classroom content to real life.

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CMS Spring Kindermusik, Little Mozarts Class Enrollment Now Open

December 08, 2016

Enrollment for the Spring 2017 Kindermusik and Music for Little Mozarts (keyboard) classes is now open at the Community Music School of Webster University. Open to children age's birth-6 years old, their music-and-movement activities are carefully and creatively designed to enhance cognitive, language, physical, creative, and social-emotional development.

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