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Theresa Rueth and Priscillia Holbrook

Vienna Student's Paper on EU Asylum Policy Wins Graduate IR Thesis Award

April 26, 2017

Webster Vienna student Theresa Rueth has won the 2017 Best Graduate Thesis in International Relations Award for her thesis, "Asylum Seekers and European Integration: The Impact of EU Asylum Policy." Priscillia Holdbrook of the campus in Accra, Ghana campus received honorable mention for her paper on making agriculture to African youth for sustainable growth.

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Webster Ghana Hosts Communications Students for International Storytelling Tour

March 30, 2017

For two weeks in March, the Ghana campus hosted students of the School of Communications on a two-week international storytelling tour. The group, led by associate professor Larry Baden from the Webster Groves campus, toured several cities and towns in the country gaining an understanding of the historical background and cultural heritage of the Ghanaian people.

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Ghana campus director Christa Sander speaking to students

Ghana Campus Director Promotes Webster During African Tour

March 15, 2017

In response to the increasing demand for higher education in much of Africa, Ghana campus director, Christa Sanders and her enrollment team visited several countries in West, Central and East Africa to talk with senior administrators, teachers, advisors, students and parents about the educational opportunities available at Webster Ghana as well as the international network of campuses.

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Darkwah and Suransky discussed ways to hold African leaders accountable.

Ghana Public Lecture on African Leadership, Development

March 07, 2017

The latest public lecture at Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, featured Leonard Suransky and Akosua Darkwah discussing media, civic engagement, and other trends that can help hold African political leaders accountable to help living standards improve along with growing economies.

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Kelvin Doe, left

Innovator Kelvin Doe Inspires Students at Ghana Campus

February 27, 2017

Webster Ghana hosted Kelvin Doe (aka DJ Focus), a 22-year-old Sierra Leonean who produced batteries, a FM transmitter, a sound amplifier, a three-channel mixer and a mic receiver by using rubbish from solid waste containers. Doe, who focuses his passion on engineering, started building his own radio station at age 11 by using discarded metal, cargo boxes and cables.

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Webster Ghana's Black History Month events include panel discussions and educational events for local schools.

Ghana Marks Black History Month with AAAG, Du Bois Centre, U.S. Embassy

February 16, 2017

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, partnered with with the African-American Association of Ghana (AAAG), the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, and the U.S. Embassy to celebrate Black History Month with a series of panels and educational events for high schools and children on topics such as Pan Africanism, the diaspora, and African arts and culture.

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New students in Ghana include several from across West Africa and three students in the Global MA in International Relations program from the United States (2) and Austria (1).

Webster Ghana Welcomes New Students from Across West Africa, Beyond

January 17, 2017

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, welcomed new students from across the West African sub-region to add to its diverse student base for Spring 2017. New students were drawn from Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo-Brazzaville, DRC, and Mali, with students from English-speaking countries in West Africa learning from their French-speaking counterparts and vice versa.

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Speakers at the lecture on perceptions of Africa

Ghana Faculty Lecture on Africa's Perception Around the World

November 28, 2016

Most people who live outside of Africa fail to truly understand this rich, complex, and diverse continent. Globally, it is perceived as a land plagued by poverty, war, diseases, etc. Webster's Ghana campus hosted a public lecture with faculty discussing how these perception of Africa are shaped largely by how it is portrayed by the media.

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From left to right: Jesse Alexander, Vienna; Phil Gwaltney, Thailand; Ted Hoef, St. Louis; Julian Schuster; Beth Stroble; Christine Benninger, Leiden; Adelina Martey, Ghana; and Kristina Shimkus, Geneva.

Global Student Life Colleagues Gather for Connections, Best Practices

November 28, 2016

Webster University student life coordinators from the Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana campuses met at the Webster Groves campus Nov. 14-18 as part of efforts to improve and synchronize the global student-centered experience called for in Webster's strategic plan. Their visit was timed to coincide with a national association of student life administrators conference held in St. Louis.

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Painting classrooms at New Horizon Special School in Accra, Ghana

Webster Ghana Service Project Helps Special School in Accra

November 08, 2016

Students, faculty and staff at the Ghana campus observed this year’s Webster Works Worldwide (WWW), the annual community service day, with the painting of sections of New Horizon Special School in Accra. The school provides a day school education for children and vocational training and employment for adults who have intellectual disability.

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New Ghana campus

New Ghana Campus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 24, 2016

Community members at Webster Ghana held a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new location in Accra, with Peter Maher, associate vice president of international campuses and initiatives, performing the honors. The new location is in a community with other universities in the area and has several features designed to enhance student experience, plus housing options for residential students and visiting faculty.

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The inaugural summit included 29 students from eight campuses.

Global Student Leadership Summit Set for June 2017 in Vienna

September 28, 2016

Vienna has been selected as the host for the Webster University 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS) to be held June 3-10, 2017, President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster announced this week. Strong interest following the inaugural 2015 summit in St. Louis resulted in plans to repeat the program every two years and rotate its location around Webster’s international campuses. A cohort of 26 student leaders will be recruited from the campuses in Accra, Geneva, Leiden, St. Louis, Thailand and Vienna.

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Webster has completed the move within Accra.

Webster Ghana Campus Relocates within Accra

September 22, 2016

Webster University's campus location in Accra, Ghana, has completed its move to the business and residential neighborhood of East Legon in the Greater Accra region. Situated in the very heart of East Legon, the beautiful three-story structure is a blend of traditional design and modern technology, with modernized classrooms and housing for residential students and visiting faculty.

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The young leader cohort toured campus and networked with Webster students, faculty and staff.

Webster Ghana Hosts Young African Leaders in Obama Initiative

September 09, 2016

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, organized a networking and barbeque event to host the 4th Cohort of participants in President Barrack Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) who are currently undergoing leadership training at the West Africa Regional Leadership Centre (RLC) in Accra. Webster Ghana director Christa Sanders called this an important partnership between two organizations invested in the next generation of African leaders.

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Accreditation in Ghana

Webster University Ghana Re-accreditation

August 10, 2016

Webster University Ghana has been re-accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) of Ghana. The re-accreditation, which is for an additional five years, was awarded from September 2016 and is considered a significant achievement. Webster University is the first American university in the sub-region to offer both bachelor and master’s degree level programs.

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