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3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference Elevates the Conversation

February 06, 2018

Webster University is hosting its 3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Feb. 28 and March 1 as a forum for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to share their experiences, research and emerging trends in creating communities that embrace diversity in ways that welcome and include.

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King during the 1963 civil rights march in Washington (U.S. National Archives)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

January 11, 2018

The Webster University community is invited to the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 14, at Steger Sixth Grade Center in Webster Groves. The celebration includes a march, dinner reception and service. Nicole Roach, Webster University’s Associate Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, will be representing the University at the event by reciting a poem.

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donor recognition

Video: Recognition Dinner Celebrates Donors to Webster, CMS

November 15, 2017

Webster University recognized its loyal supporters at the Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 9 in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Highlights of the event included honoring Arden and Harry Fisher with the 2107 Visionary Award for their dedication to the Community Music School, inspiring hundreds of young musicians.

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Webster University is hosting its 10th-Annual Human Rights Conference Oct. 11-12 at Browning Hall Auditorium

Webster University Hosts Human Rights Conference Oct. 11-12

September 28, 2017

Webster University is hosting its 10th-Annual Human Rights Conference Oct. 11-12 at Browning Hall Auditorium on the university’s main campus. The 2017 conference, which explores environmental justice and human rights, features scholars and activists who are concerned about environmental protection and social justice. The two-day event is free and open to the public.

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School of Education Receives $2.7 Million Grant

September 05, 2017

More Missouri K-12 teachers will have the opportunity to further their careers and complete new advanced certifications thanks to a federal National Professional Development (NPD) grant received by the Webster University School of Education. Webster University’s Teaching English as a Second Language program has received a $2.7 million NPD grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition. This is the largest grant that Webster University has yet received.

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This is part of a graphic (seen below) that explains the transition a student takes from a freshman to a career, and how Webster plays a role in that process.

Webster Excels with Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Students, New Study Concludes

April 13, 2017

A new study affirms that Webster University excels in offering accessible and affordable bachelor’s degrees for students from households that earn less than the average national income. Importantly, the study concludes that Webster graduates typically increase their earning potential by securing employment that increases their income level from precollegiate levels. In fact, the University is one of the best in the country for increasing social mobility for these students.

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Webster University’s chess team won its fifth consecutive national championship

Chess Team Wins Fifth Consecutive National Championship

March 27, 2017

Webster University’s chess team won its fifth consecutive national championship this weekend during the 2017 President’s Cup Collegiate Chess tournament in New York City. Webster University is only university in the history of the President’s Cup (also known as the Final Four Tournament) to win five consecutive championships. This win was also the seventh consecutive for Grand Master and Coach Susan Polgar and her SPICE program.

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