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Webster languages instructors share traditional foods from their respective cultures.

In the News: Schuster on coronavirus, Schöllhammer on U.S. elections, ILC on food, Kaiser on LGBTQ

March 03, 2020

Julian Z. Schuster was quoted by KMOV, KSDK and the St. Louis Business Journal about how a global institution like Webster is taking precautions amid the coronavirus outbreak. ... Ralph Schöllhammer at Webster Vienna was interviewed by Puls 24 about the U.S. primaries. ... Webster language instructors Yamile Mauad, Malte Hansen and Morgane Daynes were in the KMOX and KSDK newsrooms to share traditional foods and traditions around "Fat Tuesday." ... DJ Kaiser’s latest Medium piece was published in TH-Ink Queerly.

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Chancellor Stroble discusses the Diversity and Inclusion conference with Fox2 in St. Louis.

In the News: Stroble on diversity; Falconer on black history; Webster Groves profile

February 27, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble discussed this year's Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Fox 2, and authored an op/ed in the St. Louis Business Journal on why diversity, equity and inclusion are "a social and ethical imperative." ... Jameca Falconer's St. Louis Public Radio interview on teaching black history was printed in the St. Louis American. ... A KSDK feature on Webster Groves, where the University was founded in 1915, highlighted it as one of the reasons the city is a great place to live.

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Jeannette Mae Jackson and Janet Irene Thomas, Class of 1950

New Giving Society Honors Webster's First African American Graduates

February 25, 2020

During our 5th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Webster University proudly announces The Jackson and Thomas Leadership Giving Society to raise funds for our students. In 1950, Jeannette Mae Jackson and Janet Irene Thomas were the first two African Americans to graduate from Webster University. Today, more than 41,000 African Americans have earned Webster degrees. We invite our African American alumni and friends and colleagues in the global network to join the Society by making a gift in support of today's students.

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Africana Studies trip to Webster Ghana, Fall 2019

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion speakers, Ghana trip, Unified auditions

February 10, 2020

Michele Norris, Aisha Sultan and Colleen Starkloff will be guests on St. Louis on the Air Wednesday to discuss topics for Webster's upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference. ... St. Louis Magazine published a feature on the Africana Studies fall break trip to Ghana. ... The Chicago Tribune referenced Lara Teeter and Webster's part in the National Unified Auditions for prospective theatre students.

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Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

Chancellor Stroble: We must innovate to advance success for students' diverse needs

February 05, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble highlighted two Webster University initiatives to illustrate her chapter in the President to President thought leadership series. The chapter notes that "no single solution" can address the dynamics of how we educate, whom we educate, for what purpose, and with what value. Webster's TAP program and the Online Learning Center's quality improvement initiative are two examples of assessing and meeting the "twin needs of access and success" for a diverse and dynamically changing student population.

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Chancellor Beth Stroble

Podcast: Stroble on Diversity, Inclusion, Higher Education Leadership

January 24, 2020

Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was the guest for a two-part episode on the Woman Overboard podcast hosted by St. Louis media personality and Webster University alumna Nancy Koplar. Topics covered during the lively interview include Webster's emphasis on diversity and inclusion, its global footprint and activities at the newest campuses in Ghana and Uzbekistan, and Stroble's reflections on a career in higher education leadership.

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Fifth Annual Diversity And Inclusion Conference Feb. 24-27

January 22, 2020

Webster University will host its fifth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 24-27. The forum on Webster’s main campus is open to the community, as well as students, faculty, staff, alumni, and corporate partners, to share experiences, research, and emerging trends that embrace diversity in a variety of welcoming and inclusive ways.

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Students: Share your art at the Diversity and Inclusion Conference

January 16, 2020

The SGA Diversity and Inclusion Committee invite students to submit their art to be exhibited on campus at the 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Conference. Art submissions are due no later than Feb. 14. The submission must include a written explanation (maximum 250 words) on how or why your art exemplifies the theme “Seeing Humanity.”

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The annual Community Celebration takes place the day before the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Webster University Students Perform at MLK 2020 Community Celebration in Webster Groves

January 15, 2020

Webster University student performers will again be part of annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations in Webster Groves. Conservatory of Theatre Arts students Tony Merritt II and Amara Webb will perform "The Color Purple," the titular selection from the Broadway musical. Also performing at the event is Madison Rodgers, a Webster Department of Dance student who will share a self-choreographed solo. The 2020 Community Celebration takes place Sunday, Jan. 19.

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NCNAA Student Literacy Corps

Student Literacy Corps Spotlight: Tutor role 'life-changing' for student veteran

January 09, 2020

Webster's Student Literacy Corps program trains and places tutors in St. Louis-area schools. Marine veteran and Webster University student Michael Guthrie serves as a tutor and mentor with Student Literacy Corps, spending a majority of his time in the classroom at Nahed Chapman New American Academy at Roosevelt High School. He describes his experience working with the refugee and immigrant teenage students there as truly life-changing.

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Morris, right, with Flint W. Fowler, president of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Saint Louis

[Video] Larry Morris Receives St. Louis Champion Award

November 21, 2019

Larry Morris, alumnus and coordinator in Webster's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA), received a "Saint Louis Champion" Award during the "Hour of Champions" reception at Hotel Saint Louis from the Saint Louis Civic Pride Foundation for excellence in Saint Louis Civic Pride. This award is given to those with great civic pride and who have exceptional involvement and contribution to the St. Louis community.

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Africana Studies Students Return from Ghana Campus

November 04, 2019

A cohort of nine students of color returned to the main campus in St. Louis after a week-long, immersive, experience in Ghana. The trip was part of a semester-length Introduction to Africana Studies experiential learning course. The students, led by Emmanuel Balogun, assistant professor of International Relations and co-director of Global M.A. International Relations program, also included Corey Hawkins of the Academic Resource Center, and Vincent Flewellen, chief diversity officer of Webster University St. Louis, main campus.

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Columbia Hosts African American Women Advancement Conference

November 01, 2019

Webster University Columbia, South Carolina, metro campus location hosted Embracing the M.A.G.I.C., a conference for the advancement of African American women. Embracing the M.A.G.I.C. (Manifestation of our Amazing Gifts, Intellect and Creativity) provided education, information and resources to advance African American women academically, professionally and personally. Nearly 90 students, alumni, educators, entrepreneurs, community leaders, homemakers and others joined in on the conversation.

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Accessibility Committee

October is Disability Awareness Month

October 15, 2019

In observance of disability awareness month, Webster's Universal Accessibility Committee has posted signage around campus meant to accomplish three things: 1) to acknowledge that people with disabilities are an innate and essential part of the Webster community, 2) to raise awareness of the many barriers that people with disabilities face in their daily lives and their need for accommodations, and 3) to encourage a more proactive approach to the inclusion of people with disabilities.

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2020 Diversity and Inclusion Conference Request for Presentations

October 14, 2019

The 2020 Webster University Diversity and Inclusion conference will be held on the main campus Feb. 25-27. Past conferences have featured a variety of learning formats including lectures, panel discussions, hands-on learning experiences and performances. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the upcoming event. Proposals are due by Oct. 25, 2019.

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