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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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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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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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New federal data says that Webster transfer students and Pell Grant recipients finish their programs at a higher rate than at other private non-profit institutions.

New Data: Webster Boosts Success of Transfer, Pell Students

November 15, 2017

Webster University has higher-than-average six-year completion rates for part-time and full-time transfer students, and for those who receive Pell Grants, according to provisional Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) statistics released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

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Join the Webster Economic Association on Nov. 8

Webster Economic Association Hosts Alumna Alyssa Curran Nov. 8

October 31, 2017

All students and staff are welcome to join the Webster Economic Association for their event, Advocating for Racial and Economic Equity through Systemic Change in St. Louis - The Role of Philanthropy. Webster alumna Alyssa Curran will host on the event on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m, in the East Academic Building, room 102. A raffle and food will be provided.

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Buudhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India created the sand mandala at Webster University.

Video: Buddhist monks create sand mandala

October 17, 2017

Last week Webster University welcomed Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India to campus for the creation of a sand mandala around the theme of world peace and diversity. The three-day process involves careful, intricate design with grains of sand. It closes with a destruction of the sand mandala, evoking the theme that everything is moving and temporary in the world. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Fox 2 were among the outlets capturing the activity with video.

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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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