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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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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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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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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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Ethiopian Ambassador to Ghana Joins Students for International Relations Master Class

November 19, 2019

Amongst both criticism and support on the topic of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, Webster Ghana held an International Relations Masterclass to examine the debates, both current and historical, surrounding the prize and its role in the politics of peace. Ethiopian Ambassador to Ghana, Kefale Regassa Ere, joined for the discussion and answered questions during the lively Q&A session, followed by a celebratory cake cutting ceremony.

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Africana Studies Students Return from Ghana Campus

November 04, 2019

A cohort of nine students of color returned to the main campus in St. Louis after a week-long, immersive, experience in Ghana. The trip was part of a semester-length Introduction to Africana Studies experiential learning course. The students, led by Emmanuel Balogun, assistant professor of International Relations and co-director of Global M.A. International Relations program, also included Corey Hawkins of the Academic Resource Center, and Vincent Flewellen, chief diversity officer of Webster University St. Louis, main campus.

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Webster Ghana Holds Social Media Conference

October 11, 2019

Webster University Ghana was involved in the Accra edition of the renowned global Social Media Week (SMW) as a tertiary partner. SMW is one of the world’s leading conferences for media marketing and technology professionals. The 2019 theme was “Stories.” The partnership highlighted the Media Communications department at the Ghana campus, bringing awareness to faculty, academic offerings and how studying media leads to great career prospects in the always illustrious and evolving communications industry.

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Webster Ghana Welcomes Chef Jay Lewis for a Sustainability Workshop

September 20, 2019

Webster University’s Ghana Campus recently hosted Chef Jay Lewis for a food-centric workshop themed, “Going Beyond Sustainability.” During his inspirational talk, the chef – a food entrepreneur and champion for social justice – engaged students on the relevance of environmental social governance, showing them the power they wield as culturally diverse and educated consumers to encourage companies to “do the right thing.”

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Webster faculty with President Jerry John Rawlings

Webster Ghana Students Visit Former President Jerry J Rawlings

July 18, 2019

One of the greatest highlights of the International Relations summer program at Webster University Ghana was the July 16th visit to the office of the former President of the Republic of Ghana, Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings. In a three-hour session, students were given a rare opportunity to query the charismatic leader about his tenure (1968-1992) as President of the Republic of Ghana as well as to discuss his current views on the country and sub-region, its people and future.

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Panelists at the Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit

Ghana Campus Director, Visiting Faculty on National Stages

July 10, 2019

The past weekend was a notable one for Webster University Ghana as the campus director, Christa Sanders, was invited to speak on a panel at the 2019 Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit in Accra, while Webster's chair of the Management Department, Eric Rhiney was on the platform for the 3rd Annual Women in PR Summit in Accra. The Homecoming Summit is an annual initiative under the auspices of Diaspora Affairs and the Office of the President.

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Joshua Tyler '18

In the News: Hatton on social media, Ankomah-Graham on feminism in Ghana, Tyler '18 to L.A.

June 17, 2019

Geneva's Lionel Fatton was quoted in an Associated Press article about the problem with fake profiles on social media. ... Alumnus Joshua Tyler, a former Donald M. Suggs Scholar, was featured in the St. Louis American as he heads to the American Film Institute. ... Ghana's Kobby Ankomah-Graham was quoted in a news article about a popular feminist blog in Ghana.

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Students discuss themes at the Global Student Leadership Summit

Students Bond, Strategize, Prepare for Action at Leadership Summit

May 30, 2019

Students from Webster campuses in Accra, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna and Webster Groves are deep into the planning for Friday's presentations on strategies to improve student experiences at each of their campuses as part of the Global Student Leadership Summit. All week they have engaged in leadership theory, inter-cultural bonding and reflections, and an issues management case study as part of this unique immersive experience that John Buck explained can only happen at Webster University.

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