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Office of Study Abroad Hosts Ghana Morning Meet and Greet Sept. 28

September 21, 2018

The Office of Study Abroad is hosting a Ghana Campus Morning Meet and Greet Friday, Sept. 28 from 8:30-10:30 a.m for students, faculty, and staff. Adelina Martey, a representative from the Ghana Campus, will be visiting St. Louis to connect with students interested in studying abroad in Ghana. Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries will be provided by the Office of Study Abroad.

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John Buck and Anna Dickherber were interviewed by Fox2 as part of a student move-in feature.

In the News: Top colleges overseas; Palmer on Monsanto; Student move-in; Ghana outreach

August 24, 2018

Forbes named Webster one of the top U.S. colleges with branches overseas. ... John Buck and Anna Dickherber were interviewed on camera for a Fox2 feature on student move-in day. ... J.P. Palmer was interviewed on Fox 2/KPLR 11 regarding the employee impact of the Monsanto-Bayer merger. ... Webster Ghana was featured in multiple news outlets for recent community engagement on National Youth Day, investigative journalism, and the #metoo movement.

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Webster Ghana hosts globally renowned investigative journalist Anas Aremeway Anas

July 25, 2018

Webster University Ghana and EAA Productions hosted undercover investigative journalist Anas Aremeway Anas for the media summit, "ReImagineGH2018: stories, standards and struggle," on July 19. The summit explored the future of investigative journalism in Ghana, what role investigative journalism plays in Ghanaian/African society and how educational institutions such as Webster Ghana could contribute to the development of investigative journalists through the offering of the Media Communications program.

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Ambassador Reuben Brigety II visits Webster's Ghana campus as part of a 12-day tour.

Webster Ghana Hosts Former Ambassador to African Union

June 21, 2018

The Webster Ghana campus recently hosted Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II for a brief interactive session with students, faculty and staff. He shared his experiences as a diplomat and his overall professional experiences in Africa and the field of international relations. Webster was the first stop on the former U.S. representative to the African Union's 12-day African and European tour.

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Graduates at the 2018 Webster Ghana commencement ceremony, Webster's fourth in Accra

U.S. Ambassador Addresses 4th Webster Ghana Commencement

June 11, 2018

The fourth commencement held at Webster University Ghana was celebrated by a near-capacity crowd of excited families and friends of the latest additions to the Webster alumni network, with U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson delivering the commencement address. Sharing lessons from his own 36-year career in the diplomatic service, Jackson called on graduates to "Take the harder path. Learn from your mistakes. Let your struggles shape you for your purpose."

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Students were recognized for on-campus leadership and dedication.

Student Leader Award Recipients Honored in Ghana

May 14, 2018

Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, held its 2nd Annual Student Awards Night to recognize student groups and individual students for their hard work and dedication to the office of Student Affairs, the Admissions office, and the University at large. Awards were presented to the student leaders by staff and fellows students of the university. They reflect growing engagement and leadership activity among the student body at the Webster Ghana campus.

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Guest speakers joined by Martha Amankwah, Webster Ghana director of Enrollment Management (second left), and campus director Christa Sanders (center).

Ghana Hosts International Guidance Counselors

May 04, 2018

The Webster University Ghana campus hosted a guidance counselors’ workshop for high school counselors of high profile international schools throughout Accra, with 24 counselors from 15 schools attending. The theme for this year’s workshop was “Effective Counseling for Achieving Academic Excellence.” Webster faculty as well as a U.S. State Department representative and a dean from University of Ghana were among those speaking with the counselors.

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The Webster panelists and moderator for

Webster Ghana: #MeToo from an African Perspective

April 24, 2018

The discourse and global outcry against gender discrimination and abuse, culminating in the #MeToo movement, was brought front and center at the ninth public lecture held at Webster Ghana on the theme: "Breaking the Silence: An African Perspective on #MeToo." It was a groundbreaking forum for such a public setting, with many from the surrounding community coming to campus to hear a panel of three Webster lecturers and a prominent psychologist sharing their experiences and engaging the audience in debate.

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Michael Williams, Webster Ghana academic director, and advisory board member and professor Audrey Gadzekpo.

Webster Ghana Celebrates Black History Month with Partners

March 01, 2018

In celebration of this year’s Black History Month, Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, partnered with the W.E.B Du Bois Centre, the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, and the African-American Association of Ghana (AAAG) to organize events that highlight historical figures and events in Africa and the African diaspora.

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Webster Ghana campus directa Christa Sanders with alumnus Noble Kofi Nazzah

Ghana Student Forum, Lecture Series Cover Current Issues

January 31, 2018

Two important political discussions took place at the Webster Ghana campus this week, including a student forum reacting to President Trump's comments about African countries, moderated by visiting professor Jean Germain Gros from Haiti, as well as the latest installment of Webster Ghana's lecture series, a faculty panel on "The Politics and Economics of Neo-Colonialism in Post-Independent Africa."

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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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