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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 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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Farida Bedwei

Webster Ghana Holds 5th Commencement Ceremony

May 24, 2019

Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, celebrated its 5th and largest-ever commencement on Saturday, May 18, with undergraduate and graduate students convening from three of Webster academic colleges and schools. Graduates heard remarks from Farida Bedwei, co-founder and chief technology officer of Logiciel (Ghana), as well as Webster Ghana Director Christa Sanders, Walker School Dean Simone Cummings, and governmental representatives from Ghana, Italy and the United States.

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Speakers at Webster Ghana's event

In the News: Ghana, Vienna, ELL program, Smith and George

April 08, 2019

Numerous media outlets in Ghana covered Webster University’s lecture “Celebrity, Complicity and Community: Making Sense of ‘Surviving R. Kelly,'" held on the Ghana campus. ... NBC affiliate KSDK covered the English Language Learners certification program. ... Würstel Stand had a photo essay on Webster Vienna's Palais Wenkheim. ... Alexanderia Smith and Rebecca George, faculty in Webster's Professional Counseling program in South Carolina, were guests on Visibility's "Our Voices Our Stories" podcast series.

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Webster Ghana Examines the 'Surviving R. Kelly' Documentary Series

April 05, 2019

Since its airing last month, the controversial Lifetime documentary series, "Surviving R. Kelly," has seen the #MeToo movement catch up with a global superstar. In light of this development, Webster University Ghana Campus held a public lecture entitled "Celebrity, Complicity and Community: Making Sense of ‘Surviving R Kelly.’" A panel of three Webster University lecturers at the Ghana campus explored the themes presented.

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Spelman College will join the WINS program.

Webster Welcomes Spelman College to WINS Program

February 25, 2019

Spelman College, one of the nation’s oldest historically Black college and universities (HBCUs), is the newest addition to the WINS program. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Spelman is among the most selective women’s college in the nation and is recognized as a leader in Study Abroad, sending students to more than 40 countries.

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President Beth Stroble

In the News: Stroble on Ghana; Miller-Struttmann; Karash; Uzbekistan

February 19, 2019

The signing of a new agreement with Uzbekistan is gaining international notice for Webster’s new programmatic presence there, and is now featured on The Voice of America. … President Beth Stroble is interviewed in St. Louis Magazine, discussing the Ghana campus. … Nicole Miller-Struttmann was interviewed on KMOX radio discussing a recent study indicating major insect die-offs and the threat of extinctions. … Faculty member Igor Karash was interviewed in “Print” magazine about his illustration process and design career.

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Webster University Ghana kicked off Black History Month with a panel discussion.

Webster Ghana Joins in Commemorating Black History Month

February 12, 2019

Webster University Ghana kicked off Black History Month with a panel discussion on “Black Migration – Exploring our Roots and Beyond” focusing on the African Diaspora returning to Ghana. Christa Sanders, Campus Director of Webster Ghana, moderated the discussion at the W.E.B. Dubois Center, resting place of the great scholar and activist, W.E.B. Du Bois.

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News Around Webster: Foley, McGrath, Woolf, Boakye

News Around Webster: Foley, McGrath, Woolf, Boakye

February 06, 2019

Tate Foley's "In Shadows" is on view through Feb. 9 at the Bolivar Gallery at the University of Kentucky. ... Kim McGrath presented “Women in Leadership: Candid Conversations with Positive Disruptors,” at the AIEA conference. ... Linda Woolf presented at the 41st Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. ... Webster Ghana librarian Ernest Boakye a case study in the Library Philosophy and Practice Journal.

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Chess head coach Susan Polgar on Fox 2's morning show

In the News: Chess team, Sanders, marketing winners, Cross

December 21, 2018

Chess coach Susan Polgar and two team members played live on Fox 2 news ahead of this month’s Pan-Am championship, which they will attempt to win for the seventh consecutive time. … Two marketing students who were part of the winning team in the Chevy dealers competition were interviewed on Channel 4’s Great Day St. Louis. … Ghana director Christa Sanders was profiled in New African Woman magazine, on promoting a global approach to education. … Remy Cross was interviewed in Associated Press stories about a unionization vote in the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office.

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