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Heof, Broeder, Buck and Preuss (clockwise from top left)

GLA Spring Week Wraps with Focus on Leadership, Student Experience

March 17, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy fellows is spending the year working around the theme of "Informed advocacy for engaged leadership." This theme is framed in five sessions delving deeper into the lifecycle of the student from recruitment through the alumni experience. The group's spring week together in St. Louis wrapped up with Webster experts explaining how different points in this cycle are handled.

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GLA fellows study and practice leadership topics in workshop settings and engage in activities that complement the curriculum.

GLA Focuses on Students as Learners, Understanding Network

March 15, 2017

Global Leadership Academy's week in St. Louis continued with examinations of ways to support students as learners, with presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday from Institutional Effectiveness, the Faculty Development Center, the dean of the School of Education, a student panel and leaders of metro campuses.

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A discussion on serving military students.

Critical Conversations: Diversity and Inclusion 2017

March 15, 2017

In early March Webster University hosted its second annual two-day "Critical Conversations: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion" event as a forum for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners to share their experiences, research, and emerging trends in creating communities that embrace diversity in ways that welcome and include. Art Holliday and alumna Joan Lipkin's Uppity Theatre were among the highlights of two days of dialogue and reflection.

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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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Sumendra Sing, MBA student at Webster University Thailand

Thailand MBA Student Wins Top E-Commerce Paper

March 13, 2017

Sumendra Singh, a Webster University student pursuing his MBA in Thailand, has won the Best Paper Award at an international e-commerce conference in Bangkok. Written in collaboration with his MBA thesis mentor Leslie Klieb, the paper on e-commerce security was honored at the International Conference on E-Commerce, E-Business and E-Technology (IC17Thai).

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News media coverage with Webster University faculty and staff

In the News: Cuille, Joe Schuster, van der Steege and Yang Fan

March 07, 2017

Endowed professor of French Lionel Cuille was profiled in the March 3 St. Louis Business Journal, Communications and Journalism professor Joe Schuster was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on former Cardinal Charlie Peete, and Madeleine van der Steege and Yang Fan were quoted on Webster Leiden's offerings for women entrepreneur development.

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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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Model UN provides students with real life diplomatic experience that also tests and develops their critical decision-making.

Thailand International Relations Students Attend Pan Asia Model UN

March 02, 2017

Two Webster University Thailand students were selected as delegates for the 2016 Pan Asia Model United Nations Conference during Fall semester held in Taipei, Taiwan, Dec. 8-11. The conference provided Solomiya Dzera and Cassie Dodge with a unique opportunity to engage with hundreds of other students from around the world in a simulation of an actual UN meeting.

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Staff, faculty and students, notably those affiliated with the WHA, play a key role in the preparation and running of the conference.

22nd Humanitarian Conference Highlights Refugee, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law

March 02, 2017

Webster University Geneva hosted its 22nd International Humanitarian and Security Conference under the theme “Upholding Refugee Protection, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: The Role of Geneva in International Humanitarian Action." As in past editions, it benefited from the High Patronage of the Government of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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Rosen was recognized for the use of games and simulation in the classroom.

Rosen Receives Gerner Innovative Teaching Award

March 02, 2017

Recognizing a range of classroom techniques from "Zombie Pie" to the "Best Breakfast in Town," Webster history, politics and international relations faculty member Amanda Rosen has received the International Studies Association’s 2017 Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching Award. The award honors her use of gaming and simulation in the classroom, as well as her efforts to disseminate these techniques to colleagues.

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A group of attendees at an academic conference at Webster Thailand

Webster Thailand's International Relations Department Gathers Experts in Regional Security, Migration

February 28, 2017

Webster University Thailand hosted an academic conference Feb. 22-23 in collaboration with Calcutta University, covering the 'Regional Dynamics in Asia.' It was organized by the International Relations department. The event brought together scholars from Webster University Thailand and Calcutta University as well as a contribution from Thammasat University.

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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 University's student population has grown to reflect the increasingly diverse environment in which we now live, work and learn.

Serving as Champions of Diversity and Inclusion: Op/Ed by President Stroble

February 27, 2017

President Elizabeth Stroble penned an editorial about the importance of diversity and inclusion in for the Friday, Feb. 24, St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Success on our university campuses, in partnership with the communities we serve, and in our neighborhoods and workplaces demands that we embrace human differences while building on commonalities," she writes.

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