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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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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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International Friendship Program Application Deadline, Sept. 13

August 30, 2019

Join the Webster International Friendship Program by submitting your application to be a community friend today! The program is designed to foster new friendships that promote learning and appreciation for both community members and students, forming connections beyond campus and into the local community. Applications are due Sept. 13.

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Brennae Jackson (left) and Tekoa Bell (rifht) were named the 2019 Suggs Scholars at Webster University.

Two St. Louis Students Awarded 2019 Webster University Suggs Scholarships

August 28, 2019

Incoming freshmen Tekoa Bell and Brennae Jackson are the 2019 Webster University Suggs Scholarship recipients, it was announced this week. The total value of the scholarship if $160,000, with each student receiving during the next four years up to $80,000 in financial aid to be used toward their education.

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Students wishing to establish a preferred name in time for the fall term should submit a request by Aug. 16.

Students Can Submit Preferred Name Requests

August 09, 2019

Beginning in the 2019-20 academic year Webster University is implementing a policy and procedures enabling students to designate a preferred first name on internal University-based systems (including email). Students wanting to establish a a preferred name on University-based systems should submit a request through the Preferred Name form, accessible via Connections. To establish a change before the fall term, submit a request by Aug. 16.

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Gorloks wanting to establish a preferred name will be able to submit a request soon.

Coming Soon: Preferred Name Policy for Webster Students

August 07, 2019

Beginning in the 2019-20 academic year Webster University is implementing a policy and procedures enabling students to designate a preferred first name on internal University-based systems (including email). Students wanting to establish a preferred name should be on the lookout for a follow-up communication and update to this post with instructions on how to establish a preferred name on University-based systems before the beginning of the Fall 2019 term.

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The first podcast in the series discusses accessing accommodations and tips for self-advocacy.

Podcast Series Supports Accessibility for Students with Disabilities

July 31, 2019

Throughout Fall 2019 Webster University’s Accessibility Committee will be coordinating with campus and community partners to produce a series of podcasts focused on providing access to students with disabilities. The first podcast of the series is "Student Self-Advocacy 101," with important information about accessing accommodations as a student with a disability. This information is important for all students and helpful to faculty and staff members as well.

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Liam Le Quang

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on pesticides, Flewellen on diversity, Mink on film, chess alumnus, Conservatory student

July 03, 2019

Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussed the effect of pesticides on pollinators on Fox2 after the City of Glendale announced it would stop weekly fogging for mosquitoes. ... Vincent C. Flewellen and Patrick Giblin were quoted in an "Insight into Diversity" article on "Witnessing Whiteness." ... Webster alumnus and former chess team member Liam Le Quang was in Vietnamnet news after winning the Summer Chess Classic. ... School of Communications faculty member Eric Mink will lead a post-film discussions during the “Silver Screen” film festival. ... Conservatory student Nate Walczyk was mentioned in the River Cities Reader for summer work at a live performance lighting company.

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The program is about learning to speak about race and racism, exploring white privilege, and practicing allying with sisters and brothers of color.

'Witnessing Whiteness' Registration Now Open Through July 12

June 12, 2019

In collaboration with the YWCA, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to host a Witnessing Whiteness group for St. Louis area faculty and staff. Since 2011, the YWCA has been sponsoring Witnessing Whiteness groups as part of its mission to eliminate racism. Witnessing Whiteness groups are white people voluntarily coming together to do work around racism in a supportive, non-threatening setting. It is about learning to speak about race and racism, exploring white privilege, and practicing allying with sisters and brothers of color.

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In the News: Cross, Donovan '95, Smith, Stroble, Umbaugh

June 10, 2019

President Beth Stroble was interviewed on Radio 63119 about Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts. ... Remy Cross was on KMOX discussing study that found thousands of racist posts on Facebook by active-duty police. ... Bruce Umbaugh spoke with Reviewed about data privacy issues with life and health tracking apps. ... Julie Smith was quoted in a Forbes article about social media platforms handling false and doctored political material. ... Matthew Donovan '95 has become acting secretary of the Air Force.

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Student Life HOF

Three Selected for 2019 Student Life Hall of Fame

May 21, 2019

Ciléia Miranda-Yuen ‘01, Tammy Gocial ’03, and Jenn Christ ‘04, have been selected as the newest members of the Webster University Student Life Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a ceremony to be held in Sunnen Lounge Thursday, May 30, with a reception beforehand in the University Center Commons. RSVP before May 27. The Student Life Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving student life at Webster University through campus, or community, involvement and/or participation in organized campus activities.

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Ramadan

Ramadan May 6-June 4, Notes for Webster Community Members

May 08, 2019

Please join us in wishing our Muslim faculty, staff and students a joyful season of Ramadan! This is the first year in many years that Ramadan has begun during the end of the school year. There will be a Ramadan Iftar/Dinner in the University Center's Sunnen Lounge, on Wednesday, May 8. Everyone is welcome! Please register online to let organizers know if you plan to attend. Professors with night classes this summer, please consider the timing of your breaks during the evening classes.

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