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Students and staff from Webster Ghana participate in Webster Works Worldwide

Ghana Engages Accra Community in WWW Events

November 02, 2017

Webster University's Ghana campus observed this year’s Webster Works Worldwide (WWW) with a series of activities to encourage communal spirit among students, staff and faculty. The Webster Ghana team started off WWW with the distribution of Aquatabs - a water purification tablet in Jamestown, one of the densely populated suburbs in Accra where access to clean running water is restricted. They also worked with the family planning unit of the NGO, Ussher Polyclinic and Willows International, and with the Jamestown Maternity Home.

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Webster Ghana campus director Christa Sanders (left) and academic director Michael Williams (right) congratulate Suransky.

Ghana Campus Salutes Suransky on Retirement

October 20, 2017

Leonard Suransky, head of department for International Relations at Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, is retiring at the end of October 2017, after serving Webster for nearly 17 years. Suransky, who began teaching at the Webster Leiden campus and also taught in St. Louis and Thailand, described his experience over nearly two decades of service as simply “phenomenal.”

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Thomas Groves at Ghana's first ever Campus Thought Leadership Seminar

Thailand Communications Faculty Member in Ghana on Sverdrup Fellowship

September 28, 2017

Thomas Groves, School of Communications professor based in Webster Thailand, is teaching this Fall 1 term at Webster Ghana through the the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship, Webster University’s in-network faculty mobility program. As part of his activities in Ghana, he was one of a number of prominent speaker’s at Ghana's first ever Campus Thought Leadership Seminar, where he covered the topic, "Evolution of WhatsApp as a Business Tool.” Other speakers at the event included Francis Kofigah, CEO of Dough Man Foods, and Kojo Nyame Biney, co-head of online digital marketing at Ringier Ghana.

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10 Blocks on the Camino Real

The National Theatre of Ghana Performs Tennessee Williams at Webster

September 08, 2017

The National Theatre of Ghana will be performing a production of "10 Blocks on the Camino Real," written by Tennessee Williams, directed by David Kaplan, and produced by Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival on the Webster Groves Campus, Monday, Sept. 11. The performance will take place at 12 p.m. in the green space between The Loretto-Hilton Center and the Thompson Music Building. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Ghana Welcomes its New Students to campus at orientation

Webster Ghana Broadens Global Footprint

August 24, 2017

As another academic year begins, Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, has increased its global footprint by welcoming new students from across the African continent and beyond. New enrollees include students from Ghana, neighboring Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Guinea. Nationals from the United States of America, Canada, South Africa and China have also joined Webster Ghana for the Fall 1 term.

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glimpse

Alumni Digital Publication Glimpse Presents Summer 2017 Issue

August 23, 2017

The Office of Advancement's Summer 2017 issue of “Glimpse,” the digital publication for Webster University alumni worldwide, provides a snapshot of Webster’s alumni, faculty, staff and students doing the extraordinary. Topics include a series of stories about alumni authors with blossoming careers, a tour of Browning Hall – the new Interdisciplinary Science Building, an homage to Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts, and much more! "Glimpse" is online, interactive and environmentally friendly.

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Visiting Ghana for the first time, students and faculty integrated and formed connections and friendships on campus and in the surrounding community.

Life-Changing West African Study Abroad Experience in Ghana

July 14, 2017

This summer, 10 Webster University students had the experience of a lifetime through the inaugural "West African Experience" study abroad program at Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana. Danielle MacCartney, associate professor of Sociology at the Webster Groves campus, taught Global Social Problems, supported by the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship. Webster Ghana academic director Michael Williams taught a second course, Pan-African Social Movements. Learn more about their experience in this story and at a study abroad event this fall.

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ghana lecture

Ghana Public Lecture Dicusses African, Chinese Economics, Culture, and Development

June 08, 2017

Webster Ghana hosted a public lecture, Africa and China: Economics, Culture, and Development, as part of its inaugural "Ghana at 60" public lecture series. The public heard about the economic ties between Africa and China, in terms of trade, aid, and investments, which is increasingly becoming phenomenal.

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Commencement ceremonies around the world

In the News: Roach on women of color; Wingo on sustainability; Commencement coverage

May 25, 2017

Nicole Roach one of two guests featured in a live on-air discussion on St. Louis Public Radio about women of color and the barriers they face in the workplace. ... Kelsey Wingo was quoted in a TUN story on university sustainability efforts. ... Webster commencement ceremonies were covered by Ghana News Agency and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Webster University mentions in the news

In the News: Khoo on Africa; Cross on workforce automation; Drag performer storytime

May 04, 2017

Remy Cross was quoted in the Washington Post about the impact on the workforce of automation, Agnes Khoo was interviewed on Ghana national TV about Africa's place in a potential global conflict, and the recent "Drag Performer Storytime" event at the home campus was featured with multiple alumni in the Riverfront Times.

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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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