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GDPR Privacy Regulation Takes Effect Today

May 25, 2018

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) begins today! The new regulation governs how organizations collect, store, use, process and transfer the personal data of EU residents. It treats data privacy as a fundamental right for individuals in the European Union. In order to help with GDPR awareness, consider the following recommended content for voice mail greetings and signature blocks in emails.

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Iftar Pot Luck May 18, Ramadan Notes for Students, Faculty

May 16, 2018

Please join us in wishing our Muslim faculty, staff and students a joyful season of Ramadan May 15-June 14. The 9th annual Ramadan Iftar/Dinner will be held in Sunnen Lounge on Friday, May 18, from 7-10 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Space is limited to 100 guests. Click here to RSVP. Everyone is welcome. Click through for RSVP information.

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Convene with faculty, staff and students for resources on learning and engagement.

GCP Collaboratory: Opportunities to Join Remotely

May 16, 2018

Faculty, students, and staff throughout Webster’s worldwide network are invited to tune in for streamed events during the Global Citizenship Collaboratory on May 21-22. The plenary events on Monday will be streamed at webster.edu/live, and participants can also remotely join two concurrent sessions on Tuesday. Those attending in person should RSVP by May 17.

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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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Join the discussion sessions on May 10.

Group Discussions Continue Thursday for Extended Sites

May 07, 2018

Thank you to the more than 140 community members from across disciplines and units who participated in last week's small-group discussion sessions on budget initiatives and steering committee topics. This week, similar discussions will be held for extended U.S. and international campus colleagues via WebEx on Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m. CDT. Register for any of four specific topic sessions through the links provided here.

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Prepare for GDPR.

Ready for GDPR? Understanding Personal and Sensitive Data

May 07, 2018

The European Union (EU) will implement the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on May 25, regulating the processing of personal data for EU residents/citizens and requiring consent to the transfer of this information. Webster faculty and staff should become familiar with this regulation and its treatment of personal and sensitive data. Visit Webster's GDPR site and student privacy notice, and delete any such data on EU residents/citizens from your computer or laptop that is no longer needed.

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Student Success Team members will answer your questions about the portal.

Excitement Builds Around Student Success Portal

May 04, 2018

Faculty, professional staff, and even students have been expressing excitement about Starfish, the Student Success Portal. Feedback has focused on a number of areas, including the accessibility of information that is needed for day-to-day operations that was previously more cumbersome to find. But the excitement extends beyond the accessibility of information to the ease of connecting students to the supports they need to be successful, the ability to access and share notes in one globally-accessible location, and the improvement of business practices.

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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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Bennett said Webster's globalized curriculum helped prepare him for the coming year in Germany.

Webster Student Wins German Young Professional Fellowship

May 03, 2018

Jake Bennett, a Webster University student majoring in International Relations with a minor in German, has been awarded the coveted Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. The immersion program, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, annually selects 75 American and 75 German young professionals between the ages of 18-24 to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts.

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The students observed and assisted teachers and taught English skills in one local school for seven weeks, while also visiting other schools and taking a seminar on Dutch culture and pedagogy.

Teacher Education Students Immersed in Leiden

May 02, 2018

Six Webster teacher education students have been immersed in an international practicum for the past seven weeks in Leiden, the Netherlands. They observed and taught in a local school two days a week while also visiting other schools and taking a seminar in Dutch culture, school systems and pedagogy. The practicum was piloted by Ted Green, who is teaching at Webster Leiden this spring through a Sverdrup Fellowship, Webster's faculty mobility program.

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The event is free and open to anyone age 10, but registration is required.

Help Track Pollinators at the Bee Blitz 2018 in Forest Park

April 30, 2018

You're invited to the second annual St. Louis BeeBlitz, June 16 in Forest Park. All it takes is a camera, a patch of flowers, and you! After a crash course in “bee photography,” participants will work in teams to conduct photo surveys. Your photographs will help biologists track bee populations around the nation through BeeSpotter, a web-based citizen science program. You'll also learn about bee biology and how you can support wild bee populations. The blitz is free and open to anyone over age 10, but registration is required.

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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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