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Professor Lionelle Cuillé

Cuillé to Receive Order of the Academic Palms from the French Government

November 22, 2016

Lionel Cuillé will be honored as Chevalier in the “Ordre des Palmes académiques” (Knight in the French Order of Academic Palms) by Vincent Floreani, General Consul of France in Chicago. The award recognizes his work promoting French culture, language and literature. The ceremony will be held Jan. 12, 2017 on the Webster University home campus.

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Professor Stephanie Schroeder works with students in a biology class.

Webster University Ranked First for Faculty Resources

October 20, 2016

Webster University was ranked first for “Faculty Resources” among all Midwest Regional Universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The ranking uses several metrics to quantify the institution’s commitment to instruction as measured through student/teacher ratio, compensation, percentage of faculty who are full-time, percentages of faculty with terminal degree, and class size.

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An example of sustainability practices on the home campus

Webster University Conference to Explore the Meaning of Sustainability

June 16, 2016

Webster University will explore “Demystifying Sustainability: the Impact of the Individual” at its annual Sustainability Conference at 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 8th on its home campus. The conference’s keynote speaker is Catherine Werner, the director of sustainability for the City of St. Louis. Renowned poet Kevin Coval also will be featured.

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Jim Weddle, a partner and CEO at Edward Jones, will be the 2016 Commencement speaker.

Fortune 500 Partner, CEO to Deliver Webster University 2016 Commencement Address

March 28, 2016

Jim D. Weddle, a managing partner and CEO of Edward Jones, a global Fortune 500 firm based in St. Louis with more than 11,500 branch office locations in the United States and Canada, will serve as this year’s Webster University Commencement Speaker. He will address nearly 12,000 graduates during Webster’s 97th annual Commencement Ceremony at St. Louis’ historic Muny at Forest Park outdoor amphitheater on May 7, 2016.

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Webster's 21st International Humanitarian Conference drew 350 participants. [Photo by Oliver O'Hanlon]

21st Humanitarian Conference Draws Leaders to Geneva

February 29, 2016

More than 350 people attended Webster Geneva's 21st annual International Humanitarian Conference, where several keynote speakers were among 40 distinguished panelists and presenters who highlighted the latest data and issues ahead of May's World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. The hallmark event is organized by the International Relations Department and the Webster Humanitarian Association in close cooperation with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other Webster faculty, staff and students.

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