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Help welcome students back for Fall 2016.

Call for Participation: Help Welcome Students Aug. 15-27

July 22, 2016

Welcoming our new and returning undergraduate and graduate students is crucial and impactful for Webster University. All faculty and staff are invited to help at welcome tables and with assisting students as they return for Fall 2016 during the weeks of Aug. 15-27. This initiative is a combined effort of the Department of First-Year Experience Programs and the Welcome Student Committee.

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Toasting the students in the Global MA programs

Students Complete Multi-Continent Global MA Program

July 20, 2016

The 2016 class of students in Global Masters of Arts in International Relations and Global Masters of Arts in International Non-Governmental Organizations celebrated completion of their program at a luncheon at the Vienna campus. Students in the program complete their master’s degree in 11 months, traveling every eight weeks to a new campus or location in the Webster system. The 2017 class of the GMA program launches this August.

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Webster Ghana hosted a talk by faculty members Jean-Germain Gros and Vladimir Antwi-Danso.

Lecture Series Examines Ethics in Campaigning in Ghana, U.S.

July 18, 2016

The latest installment in the public lecture series at the Ghana campus brought two Webster international relations professors to speak on “Ethical Political Campaigning: the case of Ghana and the US,” as both countries near elections in November 2016. Jean-Germain Gros and Vladimir Antwi-Danso's talks drew attendees from the private and public sector as well as current, prospective and international students of Webster Ghana.

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Mentoring program

Student Mentoring Program Expands to Include More Mentors

July 14, 2016

Through this six-month program, mentors can provide guidance and support to students by interacting with them, exchanging ideas, and sharing their experiences and knowledge of career paths. Mentors can be alumni, parents, donors, faculty, staff, and other friends to Webster that want to help a student achieve their career goals. Applications for mentors and student participants are due Sept. 30, for a program running Nov. 1 to May 1.

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Foppiani and Veuthey

Geneva IR Faculty in UN World Humanitarian Summit

July 13, 2016

International relations faculty members from Webster Geneva Oreste Foppiani and Michel Veuthey participated in and spoke at the UN World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul, Turkey. They were part of several high-level meetings and special sessions on refugees, migration and humanitarian action that represent urgent concerns for heads of state and government all over the world. They were among 80 academics invited by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

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Recent news media interviews with Webster University community members

In the News: Baebler on online HR; Link on networking events; Miller on ISB crane

July 11, 2016

Management chair Barrett Baebler was the "interview with an expert" subject for's overview of human resource degrees, John Link spoke with College Recruiter about on-campus networking events with employers, and Craig Miller was quoted in the Webster-Kirkwood Times about the installation of the tower crane on campus during ISB construction.

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Steed leads a demo in a nurse anesthesia simulation lab.

Faculty Member Aids Effort to Increase Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia

June 29, 2016

Increasing diversity in nurse anesthesia is an on-going goal of the field, and Webster associate professor Martina Steed is helping lead the effort. She recently was a faculty panelist for the two-day Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship event in Pittsburgh, where she also met with prospective students interested in Webster’s MS in Nurse Anesthesia program. "The goal of events like this is to increase diversity and draw more minority and underrepresented nurses into the profession.”

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Walker School faculty from St. Louis and Charleston area locations.

Snapshot: Walker School Leaders in Charleston for Faculty Collaboration

June 23, 2016

Faculty members Joe Roberts, Dave Porras and Debbie Psihountas in the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology met with the faculty at the Charleston Metropolitan and Joint Base campus locations Friday, June 17. It's part of a series of visits by this leadership team in St. Louis to interact and connect with Walker School faculty at extended campuses, encouraging collaboration and enhanced student learning outcomes.

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Webster University faculty at commencement

Basiyr Rodney Elected Faculty Senate Vice President

June 21, 2016

Basiyr Rodney, Department of Teacher Education, was elected as vice president of the Faculty Senate for the 2016-2017 academic year. At the Senate’s first meeting held June 2, Senate President Gary Renz proposed the election of Rodney to the position. Renz expressed the aspiration that the Senate should include many different voices from the schools and colleges and also provide space for faculty members in different stages of the academic ladder to have a place in the Senate.

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Faculty at Webster

Faculty Senate Convenes First Meeting of 2016-2017

June 21, 2016

Faculty Senate President Gary Renz convened the first meeting of the 2016-2017 Faculty Senate on June 2. Renz was elected by a ballot vote of the faculty in February and took office on June 1 for a three-year term. He outlined a vision of Senate leadership that focuses on continuing and strengthening Webster’s tradition of shared governance, working collaboratively with President Stroble and Provost Schuster, as well as enhancing the voice of the faculty.

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