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Webster Speaks: Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era

Students Speak Out About Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era

September 23, 2020

The most-watched, most discussed episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION opened the floor to young voices on Sept. 16. Host Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s chief diversity officer, interviewed four Webster Suggs Scholars in an extended episode titled “Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era.”

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Sverdrup Complex on the main campus in Webster Groves

Invitation for Faculty and Staff to 2020 Fall Faculty Institute

September 23, 2020

The Multicultural Studies Committee, in collaboration with faculty and staff members of color, has worked closely with the Faculty Senate in conceptualizing and planning the 2020 Webster University Fall Faculty Institute, which will be open to all faculty (i.e., full-time, part-time, contingent), staff and administrators across Webster's U.S. domestic campuses. Two sessions will be offered (Oct. 2 or Oct. 9), and registration is required. Space will be limited in order to facilitate engagement and meaningful conversation.

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Dance The Vote

Webster and Dance The Vote Kick Off National Voter Registration Day with 'Make Good Trouble'

September 22, 2020

Following the death of iconic civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis, Dance the Vote and Webster University have partnered to offer the “Make Good Trouble: Why John Lewis Inspires Me to Vote” multimedia collegiate competition, a non-partisan voting initiative to encourage voter registration and participation in the November 2020 elections. The contest kicks off on Sept. 22 and entries are accepted until Oct. 12.

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Webster Announces 10 Donald M. Suggs Scholarship Recipients

September 17, 2020

Webster University is pleased to announce 10 incoming freshmen have been awarded the Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship, a four-year full scholarship. This year, Webster has increased the number of Suggs Scholarships fivefold, from two to 10. "We are thrilled to be able to increase our Suggs Scholars," said Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. "We know these students are engaged and talented and will become leaders on campus. We look forward to their contributions in the classroom and in the community during their time at Webster."

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Dance the Vote

Webster Invites Students to 'Make Good Trouble'

September 17, 2020

Webster University and Dance the Vote are partnering on a non-partisan voting initiative to encourage voter registration and participation in the November 2020 elections. Webster University and Dance the Vote invite students to post multi-media, images, videos, music, dance, painting, sculpture, poetry or other artistic expressions inspired by John Lewis’ legacy.

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Webster Speaks

Webster Speaks on Activism with Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee

September 08, 2020

Black athletes, especially those in the national spotlight, are committing body and voice to address racial injustices, in numbers never seen before. Olympic great Jackie Joyner-Kersee shared her perspective on “Black Athletes, Powerful Voices,” the Sept. 2 edition of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION.

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Replay: Media Veterans Carol Daniel, Eric Deggans Discuss Race and News on Webster Speaks

August 24, 2020

Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s chief diversity officer, interviewed Carol Daniel, longtime KMOX news anchor, and Eric Deggans, National Public Radio TV critic and author, on Aug. 19 in the fourth episode of “Webster Speaks: Dialogs on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION.”

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Jameca Sooper was the guest on Aug. 5.

Jameca Woody Cooper addresses racism and mental health on Webster Speaks

August 07, 2020

To be Black in America is to constantly walk on eggshells, to live within a construct of racial inequity, and the daily feeling of personal and secondhand trauma – issues that are only exacerbated by the effects of COVID-19. That is how Jameca Woody Cooper, PhD, MA, characterized the effects of racism on mental health in the Aug. 5 edition of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION. Watch an enhanced replay of the episode here.

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Michael McMillan

Webster Speaks: Mayor, Urban League CEO discuss Ferguson and way forward

July 24, 2020

The City of Ferguson will soon mark six years since a white police officer killed an unarmed Black teenager, galvanizing the Black Lives Matter movement. How far has the city come and how is it building on a legacy? On July 22, its first African American and female mayor, Ella Jones, reflected on "Lessons from Ferguson," the second episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion. She was joined by Michael McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

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Witnessing Whiteness

'Witnessing Whiteness' Second Cohort Begins Sept. 1

July 20, 2020

Update: The interest in Webster University's fall 2020 cohort of Witnessing Whiteness was incredibly high. Registration was completed within three hours of the July 20 announcement. At this time, individuals expressing an interest will receive an email informing them that they will be added to a waitlist and will also be encouraged to email the YWCA at WitnessingWhiteness@ywcastl.org and they will provide options if space is available.

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Webster University Values its International Students [Video]

July 20, 2020

For more than 100 years, international students have been woven into the fabric of Webster University. Listen as the Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President Julian Z. Schuster and Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen discuss how international students are vital to strengthening our diversity, inclusivity and enrich the quality of our lives and the our education.

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Webster Speaks

Webster Speaks Series: View episode 1, join July 22 for next discussion on race, equity and inclusion

July 15, 2020

More than 140 Webster students, alumni and community members logged on WebEx July 8 to see the premiere episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion. The new virtual speaker series featured guest Donald M. Suggs, publisher and president of the St. Louis American, engaging in a wide-ranging discussion with Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s Chief Diversity Officer. Regional recruiting coordinator Earl McCoy, Jr. served as the moderator, fielding audience questions. The next live episode will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, and feature two guests: The Hon. Ella Jones, the first African American and first female mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, and Michael McMillan, chairman of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis.

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Larry Hearn

Webster World Report: Students discuss racism, police brutality, pandemic on podcast

July 10, 2020

The 11th edition of the Webster World Report podcast features discussions with a diverse sect of Webster undergraduate students who share their views on racism, police brutality and our pandemic times. Students include psychology major Larry Hearn of the Association of African American Collegians; speech communications major Vincent Fedorko, founder and president of the Webster University Conservatives; and international human rights major Mimiw Seagrave of Webster University Leiden, currently in Thailand.

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