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Webster Speaks

[Video] Webster Speaks on The Journey to Becoming an Antiracist

November 17, 2020

White allyship is vital to fighting racism against Black people. It is not a matter of embracing those who look different; being an antiracist involves hard, daily, deliberate work. Four white social justice activists from the St. Louis area addressed this issue in the tenth edition of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION on Nov. 11. This marks the first time the Zoom Livestream show, which debuted July 8, featured white panelists.

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Webster Speaks

[Video] Webster Trustees Discuss 'Getting a Seat at the (Corporate) Table' on Webster Speaks

November 01, 2020

Corporate America is becoming more diverse at the top but still has a long road ahead as it faces both a racial reckoning and a pandemic economy. Still, there’s great hope for young and mid-career workers seeking a seat in the C-suite. Five members of Webster’s Board of Trustees, all executives of color, painted an optimistic perspective on the Oct. 14 episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION. The key takeaways: perseverance, mentorship, and change agency.

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 “Make Good Trouble

Webster and Dance The Vote Announce Winners of 'Make Good Trouble' Contest

October 27, 2020

Webster University and Dance the Vote are pleased to announce the winners of the first “Make Good Trouble: Why John Lewis Inspires Me to Vote” contest for college students throughout the United States. The competition received entries from students studying throughout Missouri and other states, including New York and Alabama. The submissions have included video, painting, collage, personal testimony, illustrated essay, dance, and spoken word.

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Chancellor Beth Stroble

In the News: Stroble on Suggs Scholars; Webster value in WalletHub; Cooper, Stephenson on pandemic

October 22, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble was interviewed live on KMOX and in the St. Louis American about Webster's Suggs Scholars. ... Mercedes Stephenson was interviewed by Red Latina on the pandemic's impact on the Latino community. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was quoted in USA Today about the fate of community policing during the pandemic. ... WalletHub ranked Webster University among the "top performing schools with the lowest possible cost for undergraduates" in Missouri.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion 2021 Conference Request for Proposals

October 19, 2020

The 2021 Webster University Diversity and Inclusion conference will be held virtually Feb. 23-25. Past conferences have featured various learning formats, including lectures, panel discussions, hands-on learning experiences and performances. The purpose of the Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals for professional speakers for the upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference. RFPs are due by email on Friday, Nov. 20, at 4:30 p.m.

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Faculty Senate

Limited Slots Remaining for the 2020 Fall Institute

October 12, 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 is open to all faculty (i.e., full-time, part-time, contingent), staff, and administrators across Webster's U.S. domestic campuses. A third session is now being offered on Friday, Oct. 16, from 2-6 p.m after the first two were filled.

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President Julian Z. Schuster

In the News: Schuster on leadership, student debt; Flewellen in Business Journal; Ghana lecture series

September 28, 2020

President Julian Z. Schuster was interviewed on the Vance Crowe Podcast about response to COVID-19, the value of higher education, and leadership strategy. ... An interview with Vincent C. Flewellen was part of the special edition of the St. Louis Business Journal honoring him and others named to the 2020 Diverse Business Leaders. ... Webster Ghana's upcoming public lecture and panel about the upcoming presidential elections was featured in Ghana's Citi Newsroom.

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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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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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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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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 University

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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