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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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Library

Helping Students Succeed: Let the library, ARC help with extended site orientations

July 12, 2019

Prepare new students for success by including the Library in your orientations! Librarians are available to appear at your campus via Webnet+ to give students a brief demonstration of the resources and services available to them. Web conference can be as brief as 10 minutes, and be tailored to meet the needs of your students. Our general introduction video, How We Can Help, is also available on the library YouTube channel and homepage. The Academic Resource Center also makes such orientation available.

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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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Webster student Dana Rue with Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ion Lazarenco during his visit to Webster Athens

Webster Athens Hosts Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Ion Lazarenco

July 09, 2019

During the last days of June 2019, Webster Athens students, faculty and staff had the honour to welcome the Moldavian humanitarian, marathon swimmer and candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, Ion Lazarenco Tiron. His speech echoed his background as a Moldavian immigrant and his vision of contribution for his birthplace. Lazarenco is the eighth man in the world to conquer the Seven Channels around the world and the first to accomplish it on his first attempt.

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John Grainger

Grainger Named Academic Director of Webster University Tashkent

July 08, 2019

Webster University has named John Grainger the academic director of its location in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In this role, Grainger will work to grow Webster’s programs in Tashkent, build the Webster network in Central Asia and manage Webster's partnership with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education. Grainger brings to Webster a broad background in international educational management and success in academic and entrepreneurial leadership roles.

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Jim Myers and Susan Polgar present Mitzy Caballero with her prizes.

Peruvian Wins International Girls' Invitational Chess Tournament

June 28, 2019

Mitzy Caballero of Peru has won the 2019 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational chess tournament held this week at Webster University. The 16th edition of the annual tournament was its largest ever, drawing 90 top young female chess players from 11 countries, 38 U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces. Caballero's victory is worth $120,000 in scholarships, cash and prizes.

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Vlad Glaveanu

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bee die-off, Lange on soccer, Glaveanu on Creativity Week

June 24, 2019

Nicole Miller-Struttmann was quoted in a Farm Press story on a major bee hive die-off this winter. ... Vlad Glaveanu was interviewed on World Radio Switzerland about Creativity Week at Webster Geneva. ... Dave Lange was interviewed for an article about soccer’s history in St. Louis.

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Otto Hieronymi

Otto Hieronymi Prize for Scholarship in HPIR

June 20, 2019

The Department of International Relations at Webster University Geneva has created the Otto Hieronymi Prize for the best scholarly monograph in the fields of History, Politics and International Relations (HPIR). The competitive prize honors the former head of the department and founder of the International Humanitarian and Security Conference. Open to all Webster HPIR faculty worldwide, entries for 2019 must be received by Sept. 30. Recipients will be recognized during the 25th annual conference in Geneva March 19-20, 2020.

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John Gutoskey (ARTPRIZE / ARTPRIZE.ORG)

In the News: Ghana and Rhiney, Gutoskey's 'Pulse' art, Webster outreach

June 19, 2019

Webster Ghana and Professor Eric Rhiney were mentioned for their part in an upcoming Women in PR conference. ... Alumnus John Gutoskey is one of the artists featured in a story about an art exhibit focusing on the Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando. ... Webster University was mentioned as one of a few institutions that reached out to ITT students to help them continue their education after the for-profit company went bankrupt.

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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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Privacy managers and security team members in Athens

Webster Athens Hosts 2nd Annual Privacy Summit

June 12, 2019

Webster Athens hosted the 2nd Annual Privacy Summit on May 30-31. Webster University’s Privacy Mangers and Privacy and Information Security Teams met for the second time to address University’s growing privacy and information security agenda, following the enforcement of the new EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation and in the light of the upcoming U.S. privacy laws next year.

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Community engagement, volunteerism and service learning

Invitation to Join a Volunteerism or Service Learning Task Force

June 11, 2019

As previously announced, the Webster Works Worldwide day-of-service event will be put on hold so that the University can review the program and determine how we can build more service-learning, or community-based learning, projects into the curriculum. We are also investigating how we could keep the spirit of volunteerism active throughout the University. Two different task forces will investigate these options: the University Volunteerism Task Force, and the Service-Learning Task Force. Follow the instructions to indicate your interest in one of these task forces.

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Commencement Program Participants

Snapshots: San Antonio-Area Commencement

June 10, 2019

As Webster campuses continue celebrating the 100th graduating class, Webster University's 43rd anniversary in the San Antonio area welcomed more than 1,000 guestscelebrating graduates from campus locations including the San Antonio Metro, Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base.

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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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