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Pease

Effects of Global Pandemic: Webster World Report Podcast 10

June 26, 2020

The tenth edition of the Webster World Report features a discussion with two of Webster’s international relations faculty, Kelly-Kate Pease and Franco Algieri, about the current state of diplomacy, police brutality, and human rights in the U.S. in the wake of the George Floyd protests. The news segment of the program features short audio with Webster University Ghana's Christa Sanders and Mjiba Frehiwot, and Amanda Kracen of the Psychology Department discusses stress relief during the pandemic.

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Ghana

Webster Ghana Celebrates Juneteenth with Virtual Discussion 'The Struggle for Freedom'

June 22, 2020

June 19, familiarly known as Juneteenth, marks the end of slavery in the United States, and Webster University Ghana students, faculty and staff commemorated the holiday with a campus discussion entitled "Juneteenth: The Struggle for Freedom: Connecting the Past to the Black Lives Matter Movement." Ghana is directly linked to the history of slavery and colonization due to the trans-Atlantic slave trade which occurred along the shores of West Africa.

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Christa Sanders, Webster Ghana director

Podcast: Racism, Race and the Coronavirus on Webster World Report 9

June 12, 2020

The ninth edition of the Webster World Report podcast features in-depth interviews with Christa Sanders in Accra and Jameca Woody Cooper in St. Louis discussing racism, race and its relation to the coronavirus pandemic. The program also deals with various reactions to the killing of George Floyd, and an excerpt from the podcasting project on global citizenship produced by Webster University’s Leiden campus.

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Jean Paul van Marissing

Webster World Report Podcast 6: Voices from Vietnam, Leiden, St. Louis, San Antonio

May 08, 2020

The sixth edition of the podcast returns this week, featuring an interview with Vietnamese photojournalism student Phuong Bui of Webster’s School of Communications, who spent 23 days in quarantine after returning home to deal with the pandemic there. The program also features interviews with Jean Paul van Marissing, director of Webster University Leiden, and Erica Ellard, director of the Academic Resource Center. The news segment of the program features Jian Gong, web services analyst in San Antonio, discussing her protective mask-making project, the San Antonio Chinese Alliance Face Masks Group.

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Molina

Webster World Report Podcast 5: Voices from Athens, San Antonio, St. Louis

May 01, 2020

The fifth edition of the Webster World Report includes voices from Athens, San Antonio and St. Louis. This program features the second part of our interview with Ruben Molina, director at the Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, campus location; an interview with Laura Herring, a member of Webster’s Board of Trustees; and Sousana Michailidis, vice rector of Webster University Athens. The news segment of the program features Professor Bill Barrett of the School of Communications and Professor Gordana Pesakovic of Webster University Tashkent.

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Algieri

Webster World Report Podcast 4: Voices from Accra, Vienna, San Antonio

April 24, 2020

The fourth edition of the podcast returns this week, featuring Professor Franco Algieri, chair of the international relations department at Webster Vienna; the second part of our interview with Awoyaa Mensah, director of marketing and corporate partnerships at Webster Ghana; and Director Ruben Molina at Webster's Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, campus location. The news segment features Eli Tetteh, success coach at Webster Ghana.

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Awoyaa Mensah

Webster World Report Podcast 3: Voices from Accra, China, St. Louis

April 17, 2020

The third edition of the Webster World Report podcast interviews Rick Foristel, director of Webster University’s operations in China; Professor Janice Palmer, chair of the Nursing Department in Webster Groves; and Awoyaa Mensah, director of marketing and corporate partnerships at Webster University Ghana, with a news segment featuring Laurel Hayes discussing her daily virtual online meditation sessions for those in the community to join.

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leiden

Webster At Home: Leiden continues to serve; Ghana reaches out with success counseling

April 14, 2020

Webster Leiden wants to remind everyone that they are still up and running and ready to help out. The Leiden staff is working remotely, and happy to show how that process is going for them...Webster Ghana Success Center Coach Eli Tetteh talks about how in troubling times like these it is easy to feel a strong sense on unease. The Success Center is still able to help students feel at easy and figure out students success.

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covoid

CDC Officials Visit Webster Ghana for COVID-19 Awareness Talk

March 05, 2020

Amidst news on the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases sprouting up globally, Webster University Ghana held a campus awareness talk on the virus in partnership with the CDC Global Health Ghana on Feb. 25. The talk involved a team of CDC representatives from the US and Ghana presenting the hard facts of COVID-19 to students and staff, demystifying misconceptions about the virus and discussing relevant international relations implications.

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ghana

Smithsonian Curator Visits Webster Ghana to Discuss Sports as an Art Form

February 25, 2020

In collaboration with the American Embassy, the Ghana Campus welcomed Dr. Damion Thomas to deliver a Black History Month talk to students and faculty, exploring how the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture uses sports as an entry point into larger social, cultural, and political conversations affecting U.S. race relations. Thomas is the sports section curator for the museum and the director of the Sports and Race Initiative.

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ghana

A Valentine's Day Gift from Ghana Gorloks to Children in Need

February 21, 2020

In an impressive community service effort, Webster Ghana students developed the campus’ first-ever coin drive led by the SGA to raise funds to purchase food items for underprivileged children at the Kaya Childcare Center in Accra. Over three weeks, students, faculty and staff donated loose change and bills to pay for the various necessities. On the morning of Valentine’s Day, student volunteers, SGA representatives and Student Life staff went to make the donation.

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Webster Ghana Goes Green

February 20, 2020

Kicking off a Webster Goes Green initiative, in an attempt to reduce the carbon footprint of the campus, Webster Ghana undertook various conservation practices, leading up to their first Public Lecture of the year, focused on the environment. Feb. 1-7 was designated as Eco Week with a number of recycling, reducing and reusing activities taking place on campus, heightened by a competition element for maximum student involvement.

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Africana Studies trip to Webster Ghana, Fall 2019

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion speakers, Ghana trip, Unified auditions

February 10, 2020

Michele Norris, Aisha Sultan and Colleen Starkloff will be guests on St. Louis on the Air Wednesday to discuss topics for Webster's upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference. ... St. Louis Magazine published a feature on the Africana Studies fall break trip to Ghana. ... The Chicago Tribune referenced Lara Teeter and Webster's part in the National Unified Auditions for prospective theatre students.

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Webster Ghana Masterclass Sparks Interest in Pursuing Made-in-Ghana Business Ventures

February 07, 2020

The Webster Ghana Business Masterclass was encouraged to looking at the loopholes in the Ghanaian agribusiness and packaged goods industries. Where local Ghanaian food producers continue to be at a disadvantage in poor business practices, the Ghana business masterclass created the theme “Homegrown: Establishing Market Success for Local Foods and Made-in-Ghana Products.”

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Falconer

In the News: Ghana featured; Falconer on attention; Smith on 'fake news'

February 05, 2020

Jameca Falconer was a guest on St. Louis on the Air to discuss attention spans and how they can impact the lengthy impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Senate. ... Webster Ghana was featured for its community events, and also mentioned in an Op/Ed about the importance of Africa's academic, economic and cultural importance to St. Louis. Julie Smith was interviewed by Thompson Coburn about “fake news,” Russian misinformation, and what average citizens can do.

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