News Articles

Toyoshi Satow

Webster Remembers Toyoshi Satow, J.F. Oberlin Chancellor and IAUP Chair

October 23, 2020

Webster University is saddened to learn of the passing of Toyoshi Satow, chancellor of Webster’s partner J.F. Oberlin University in Tokyo, Japan, and past president and chair of the board of the International Associate of University Presidents (IAUP). Satow’s belief in the role of global education to make a difference helped make Webster University and J.F. Oberlin natural partners for study abroad and exchange. In his leadership roles at IAUP, he brought together university leaders from around the world to facilitate and enhance global higher education.

tags: global, in memoriam, partnerships, study abroad, webster today

Jennifer Moiles

LERRN Project Supports Refugees Pursuing Education at Webster Athens

October 21, 2020

Since January 2018, Webster Athens has partnered with the Love Elevates Refugee Relief Network (LERRN) to make higher education more accessible to students who are refugees. The program has sponsored 18 students at Webster’s Athens, encompassing 234 credit hours, while the first student in the program graduated with an MBA in August 2020. This fall, the program has sponsored ten students, who are all on their way to earning their degree despite extraordinarily difficult life circumstances.

tags: academics, extended campus, global, webster today, athens, students

Fischer hopes that all future students can study well despite their experience of the pandemic, because, as she says, their academic future will depend on it. However, she also hopes they can enjoy the camaraderie that Webster Vienna provides. “But do wear your masks!” she concludes.

Alumna reflects on support, opportunities at Webster Vienna

October 16, 2020

"Life is a struggle" might sound trite, but for 25-year-old Maleen Fischer, the struggle was life itself. When she was four years old, Fischer was diagnosed with a rare, incurable and often fatal lung disease called Pulmonary Hypertension. Today, she can boast that she is successfully fighting the disease, and also succeeded at Webster Vienna, where she graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Media Communications, Business Management and Economics before pursuing a master’s degree at Harvard University. "Webster made it possible for me to study safely and become an intricate part of the community," she said.

tags: global, alumni, students, home page, school of communications, school of business and technology, management, vienna

Athens

Webster Athens Completes First Virtual Study Abroad Course

October 15, 2020

Webster Athens has successfully completed its first virtual study abroad course during Fall 1. Professor Stanley Sfekas engaged students in the Virtual Greek Mythology and Religion course through online class discussions and lectures, virtual tours of archaeological sites, museums and educational videos. The Greek Mythology and Religion course was already offered as part of the curriculum in Athens. Adding and modifying the Modern Greek Society and Culture course gave students this experience to virtually travel while staying at home. These courses allow students to learn about Greece’s historical past, which laid the foundations for Western civilization, culture, mythology, religion, philosophy, art, literature and political institutions.

tags: extended campus, faculty, global, webster today, study abroad, athens, students, academic

Bakhromov (right) and other members of the COVIDarnost volunteer group were presented with medals during a ceremony on Oct. 10.

Uzbekistan Alumnus Awarded National Medal for Volunteer Work During Pandemic

October 14, 2020

Fazliddin Bakhromov, who earned his MBA from Webster in Tashkent, and other members of the COVIDarnost volunteer group were recognized for their volunteerism during the pandemic in Uzbekistan, receiving medals on Oct. 10 in Tashkent. Award ceremonies presenting this medal were held not only in the capital, but in all regional centers across Uzbekistan. Bakhromov’s volunteer work resulted in a coordinating center that helped supply food and other essential items to those in need.

tags: global, webster life, webster today, alumni, uzbekistan, tashkent, mba, community engagement

Ghana

Ghana Hosts Public Lecture on 2020 Elections in Ghana, USA

October 09, 2020

Webster Ghana took its popular panel event online on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The webinar explored the key axes along which voters in both nations are likely to make decisions as Americans and Ghanaians head to the polls in November and December, respectively. From the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic stagnation, racial tensions and concerns of voter suppressions, many interesting yet contentious topics were discussed.

tags: community engagement, faculty, ghana, students, history politics and international relations, global, webster life, webster today

Election

Webster World Report on Upcoming Election, Women of the Diaspora Summit

October 09, 2020

The 14th edition of the Webster World Report features a discussion with Professors Bill Hall and Gwyneth Williams, two of the University’s experts on political science, analyzing the state of the presidential election in the U.S. The news segment of the program includes excerpts from the Women of the Diaspora Global Virtual Summit that featured both Chancellor Stroble and Clementina Acedo, director of the Geneva campus, and highlights from the Webster Speaks video series.

tags: college of arts and sciences, faculty, global, webster life, webster today, political science, chancellor, podcast

Faculty Research Grants

Faculty Research Grant Workshop on Oct. 28

October 07, 2020

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Development Center (FDC) is hosting a workshop on Faculty Research Grants on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. The workshop is an opportunity for full-time faculty members who are applying for a grant to learn more about successful proposals and projects and the impact they have on the scholarly work of those who received them.

tags: faculty, webster today, aculty, global, president, academic affairs, grants, research, faculty research grants, academic affairs, faculty development center

Coronavirus

Continuing Business Travel Restrictions during the Pandemic

October 07, 2020

All international and non-essential business travel remains suspended until further notice. All essential business travel will require approval by the appropriate vice president, college dean or department head prior to travel. Plans must follow existing university policies governing travel. All travelers must follow state and local restrictions and are strongly encouraged to follow the CDC's guidance for travelers, which includes, but is not limited to: practicing social distancing, wearing a face covering, washing hands frequently, and using drive-throughs and curbside service whenever possible.

tags: employee news, faculty, coronavirus, global, webster today

Leiden

Leiden: 'The Human Side of Presenting/Lecturing Online' Virtual Presentation

September 24, 2020

Staff and faculty at Webster University Leiden joined an online workshop, "The Human Side of Presenting/Lecturing Online," on Sept. 15-16. These workshops were offered by Jonathan Talbott, senior faculty in the GCP and Media Studies department, who has coached more than 250 TED and TEDx talks that have achieved millions of hits online. The workshop stemmed from the constructive feedback received during the Leiden faculty meeting in July, and to facilitate Hyflex/remote teaching for students in a way that utilizes teaching tools effectively.

tags: faculty, global, webster life, webster today, leiden, faculty

Webster Speaks: Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era

Students Speak Out About Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era

September 23, 2020

The most-watched, most discussed episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION opened the floor to young voices on Sept. 16. Host Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s chief diversity officer, interviewed four Webster Suggs Scholars in an extended episode titled “Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era.”

tags: community engagement, webster speaks, home page, diversity and inclusion, global, students, suggs scholars, webster life, webster today