News Articles

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

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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Webster University

Message from the President and Provost

October 12, 2018

At Webster, we are called to advance our mission and live our values by appreciating each other’s diverse experiences and perspectives as our strength. Webster will continue to be a place that strives to include, that avoids the shortcuts of damaging stereotypes, and that can hear each other’s stories with the desire to learn rather than to judge or stigmatize.

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Vincent Flewellen (photo: Lance Tilford)

Webster University Appoints Vincent C. Flewellen as Chief Diversity Officer

October 02, 2018

Vincent C. Flewellen has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer for Webster University. For the past two years, Flewellen has served as the director of equity and inclusion at the College School of Webster Groves. In his role at Webster, Flewellen will provide key leadership for the University’s core value of advancing diversity and inclusion as part of the educational mission through the University’s network of domestic and international locations.

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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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