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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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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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Message from the President and Provost

October 12, 2018

At Webster, we are called to advance our mission and live our values by appreciating each other’s diverse experiences and perspectives as our strength. Webster will continue to be a place that strives to include, that avoids the shortcuts of damaging stereotypes, and that can hear each other’s stories with the desire to learn rather than to judge or stigmatize.

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Vincent Flewellen (photo: Lance Tilford)

Webster University Appoints Vincent C. Flewellen as Chief Diversity Officer

October 02, 2018

Vincent C. Flewellen has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer for Webster University. For the past two years, Flewellen has served as the director of equity and inclusion at the College School of Webster Groves. In his role at Webster, Flewellen will provide key leadership for the University’s core value of advancing diversity and inclusion as part of the educational mission through the University’s network of domestic and international locations.

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Martha Smith appeared on KTRS radio to discuss the annual High School Programming Challenge.

In the News: Smith on coding competition; Stroble in Gazelle; Burke's visit

April 06, 2018

Martha Smith was interviewed on KTRS 550 AM to discuss the annual High School Programming Challenge, as well as the need to teach more children and females how to do computer programming. ... President Beth Stroble was profiled in Gazelle magazine with thoughts on leadership and adapting to change. ... MeToo movement leader Tarana Burke was profiled in St. Louis American upon her visit to Webster last month.

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Webster Thailand students traveled to Amphawa, located outside Bangkok

Amphawa Trip Teaches Thai Language, Culture, Tradition

April 06, 2018

With more than 80 percent of students at Webster University Thailand’s Bangkok and Cha-Am campuses coming from abroad, Webster consistently encourages the showcasing of Thai language, culture and tradition wherever possible. To this end, Ajarn Kulavir from the "Thai Ways" class, organized a weekend trip to the Amphawa District. Students learned Thai cooking, saw some of Amphawa's famous sites and even learned the significant role the simple coconut plays in everyday Thai life.

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Attend the series on Wednesday, April 11

Lecture Series Examines Gentrification, Culture, and Community Change: The Onus to Protect Black History

March 20, 2018

Natalie Hopkinson, assistant professor at Howard University, will speak on the preservation of culture and community in the face of development and gentrification on Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in Winifred Moore Auditorium. The lecture is part of the Webster Groves Historic Preservation Lecture Series, sponsored in part by the Department of Art, Design, and Art History, with the Webster Groves Historic Preservation Commission.

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Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement, speaks at Webster University on Feb. 19, 2018.

In the News: Burke's visit, and Ibroscheva, Cummings and Thomas on MeToo

February 23, 2018

The visit by #MeToo founder Tarana Burke to the Webster Groves campus this week generated coverage on television, radio and print media. School of Communications Associate Dean Elza Ibroscheva, Webster psychology major Baleisha Thomas and Colette Cummings, associate dean of students, also appeared on the Fox 2/Channel 11 program “The Pulse of St. Louis” to discuss Burke’s lecture and what the #MeToo movement means for universities as a whole.

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Faculty and staff from across disciplines will present or speak during roundtables and poster sessions on the opening day of the Teaching Festival.

Teaching Festival Preview: Global Learning, WebNet+, Inclusive Teaching and more

February 09, 2018

Before Monday's poster session and Academic Resource Center open house, faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the first sessions of the 2018 Teaching Festival, including presentations and discussions on global learning, teaching in the WebNet+ format and inclusive teaching. The session on global online curricula will be available via WebEx.

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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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The 2nd Annual MLK Dinner takes place in the Luhr Building.

MCISA Hosts Annual MLK Dinner Jan. 31

January 23, 2018

The Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) Department will host the 2nd Annual MLK Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Luhr Building. The evening will include dinner, entertainment, trivia questions (and prizes) about Dr. King’s life and legacy and a keynote address by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill on "The New Civil Rights." Dress for the evening is business casual. Contact MCISA for tickets, which are required for admission.

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