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Message to the Community from the President, Provost and Chief Diversity Officer

March 22, 2019

The tragic loss of 51 lives during two horrific terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last weekend is another stark reminder that we have much work to do toward encouraging others to learn and accept others with different backgrounds and belief systems. This hatred and bigotry toward our Muslim brothers and sisters, as well as any act of hate toward any member of the human community, should immensely affect us all.

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President Stroble and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who opened the conference's first day.

Thank You from Diversity and Inclusion Conference Planners

March 06, 2019

The 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference was a tremendous success thanks to speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees. We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile as members of our community came together to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society. The event this year broke all previous attendance records and would not have been possible without the contributions of so many of you and our generous sponsors.

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Marilyn Booker delivered the keynote on the third day of the conference.

Snapshots: 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference

March 06, 2019

Webster University's 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew more than 500 speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees to the Webster Groves campus, coming together for three days of thought-provoking activities to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society.

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Marilyn Booker delivers the keynote on Thursday, Feb. 28 during the fourth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference at Webster University.

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Susan Polgar

March 01, 2019

The fourth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew coverage on several St. Louis outlets this week, and viewers can tune into KPLR Channel 11 this weekend to catch an interview with Morgan Stanley's Marilyn Booker, who delivered the keynote on Thursday. ... Susan Polgar was featured in a profile by WFMZ News in Pennsylvania about how she has broken barriers in her career and inspires young girls today.

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Lunar New Year

Snapshots: Confucius Institute Hosts Lunar New Year Celebration

February 18, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University partnered with the Chinese Education and Culture Center in St. Louis (CECC) to bring a Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 11. The event, held on the Browning Mainstage at the Loretto-Hilton Center, strove for inclusivity, with a bilingual format. Performers traveled from both far and near to contribute to the celebration.

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T-shirt designer and Webster University basketball player Darieana Hunter  shows off her shirt along with Webster Athletics Director Scott Kilgallon.

Special Diversity and Inclusion Shirt to be Handed Out at Weekend Basketball Game

February 13, 2019

The Webster University women’s and men’s basketball teams will be celebrating Black History Month by throwing out special t-shirts during the home doubleheader with Greenville University at Grant Gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 16. The women’s game will tip-off at 1 p.m., with the men’s game to follow at 3 p.m.

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Webster University Ghana kicked off Black History Month with a panel discussion.

Webster Ghana Joins in Commemorating Black History Month

February 12, 2019

Webster University Ghana kicked off Black History Month with a panel discussion on “Black Migration – Exploring our Roots and Beyond” focusing on the African Diaspora returning to Ghana. Christa Sanders, Campus Director of Webster Ghana, moderated the discussion at the W.E.B. Dubois Center, resting place of the great scholar and activist, W.E.B. Du Bois.

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Webster's Fourth Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference

January 23, 2019

Webster University is pleased to host its Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 26-28 on the Webster St. Louis campus. The annual forum is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to share their own experiences, and learn about new research and emerging trends. The conference will also be live streamed to Webster’s growing global community around the world.

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The MCISA will have an on-going food drive, a lunch, and film series to honor MLK and Black History Month.

MCISA to Honor MLK, Black History Month

January 16, 2019

Webster's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs have planned a number of events to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. Through select films, campus engagement/promotions, and social media campaigns we put a critical lens on the events and people that would impact Dr. King before the pivotal years of 1965 and 1968, his evolving stance within that timeframe, the eventual outcomes from that turbulent period and the lingering impact left on the civil rights movement and American society.

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Traci Blackmon

24th Annual MLK Community Celebration

January 04, 2019

The 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Celebration in Webster Groves and Rock Hill will be held Sunday, January 20, 2019. The event will begin with a march from Webster Groves City Hall to the Steger/Givens school building in Rock Hill, to be followed by a dinner reception in the school cafeteria, and the celebration program of word and song in Steger’s auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Vincent C. Flewellen

In the News: Flewellen on NBC, Chess champs, Gaspar NATS award

January 03, 2019

Vincent C. Flewellen, chief diversity officer, was quoted multiple times on camera in a national NBC News story about “Witnessing Whiteness” programs, which create spaces for white people to confront their biases. ... The chess team won its record seventh consecutive Pan-Am Championship, garnering coverage in multiple news and chess publications. ... Carole Gaspar's NATS Lifetime Achievement Award was covered in the Troy Messenger.

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Hopmann Moves into Permanent Academic ADA Coordinator Role

December 17, 2018

Chanelle (Nellie) Hopmann will move from her current interim role to a permanent one as the academic ADA coordinator effective Jan. 2, continuing her work with the Webster community to provide equal access for students with documented disabilities; promote a greater understanding of disabilities and accommodations; and coordinate efforts, statistics, and metrics regarding disabilities and accommodations.

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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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