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Spring Study Abroad Fair, Jan. 29

January 17, 2020

It's your world explore it! The Office of Study Abroad will be hosting its Spring Study Abroad Fair. Come learn how to study abroad at the Study Abroad Fair on Jan. 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Sunnen Lounge. The fair will feature information on Webster’s international campuses, international partner and exchange programs as well as faculty-led opportunities.

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D&I 2020

Students: Share your art at the Diversity & Inclusion Conference

January 16, 2020

The SGA Diversity and Inclusion Committee invite students to submit their art to be exhibited on campus at the 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Conference. Art submissions are due no later than Feb. 14. The submission must include a written explanation (maximum 250 words) on how or why your art exemplifies the theme “Seeing Humanity.”

tags: extended campus, faculty, global, webster life, webster today, sga, students, student affairs, diversity and inclusion

The training was developed in consultation with SafeColleges, which administers an online training platform addressing critical issues like Title IX compliance.

Mandatory Title IX Training: All Students, Employees to complete by Feb. 21

January 13, 2020

Title IX awareness and compliance training is required for all Webster all students, faculty and staff at all campus locations and will launch on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The Title IX Office will allow participants 30 days to complete the required training. All students, faculty and staff are expected to complete the training by Friday, Feb. 21.

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Webster Uzbekistan Welcomes New Students at Spring Orientation

January 13, 2020

Webster University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, greeted its first Spring cohorts, welcoming approximately 70 undergraduate students at the final registration process on Jan. 10. Graduate orientation was held on Jan. 6 in the evening. The ten new MBA students had the opportunity to meet Webster staff and campus leadership, as well as learn more about the university's values and academics.

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Webster Geneva Student Aya Abdullah Speaks At Opening Plenary of the Global Refugee Forum

December 20, 2019

Webster University Geneva Aya Abdullah was a speaker at the opening plenary of the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva. This event was the most important high-level political event on refugees ever taken place; and one year after the creation of the Global Compound for action on refugees. Abdullah, who is member of the Global Youth Advisory Council, spoke immediately after seven heads of state, including the presidents of Switzerland and Turkey. Abdullah spoke about her experience as a refugee, fleeing Iraq to Syria with her family at the age of 14, and then again in 2011 to Turkey due to the war in Syria.

tags: global, webster life, webster today, student, geneva, extended campus

Dieter Reinisch

In the News: Reinisch on Brexit; Roberts on balance transfers; Art is Labor

December 19, 2019

Vienna's Dieter Reinisch penned a column in the Washington Post on how Brexit has revived fears of a return to violence in Northern Ireland. The piece was also noted in TRT World. ... The Walker School's Joe Roberts was featured in WalletHub's piece about balance transfer credit cards. ... The St. Louis American noted the current exhibit at the Arcade Contemporary Projects Gallery, "Art is Labor."

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Faculty Mobility Opportunities: Apply now for 2021 programs

December 18, 2019

Applications for Spring/Summer 2021 Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowships and Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs for Spring Break or Summer of 2021 are now open. The submission deadline for both proposals is Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Two information sessions will be held for each program in January. Click through for more dates and details.

tags: academics, faculty, global, webster life, webster today, study abroad, sverdrup teaching fellowship


Webster Athens Students Host Holiday Celebration for Refugee Children

December 18, 2019

For the fifth year in a row, Webster Athens study abroad and local students, under the direction of the Office of Student Affairs, coordinated a holiday celebration for refugee children at the Caritas Refugee Center. The party took place on Dec 13, at the facilities of Caritas Hellas, where approximately 100 children and their families had a chance to enjoy the festivities and forget about their difficulties for a while.

tags: extended campus, global, webster today, athens, study abroad, community engagement,


Webster Athens Hosts The International Scientific Forum 'The Water'

December 17, 2019

Webster Athens hosted the International Scientific Forum “The Water” on Dec. 10-11. This Forum was organized by the Center of European Studies and Humanities "Ioannis Kapodistrias" in close cooperation with Webster Athens and under the auspices of the President to the Hellenic Republic on the premises of Zapio, in Athens, Greece. The Forum targeted several main aims: to provide academics, researchers, representatives of the government and business people a platform where they could share their ideas, present papers and receive feedback about their research

tags: academics, extended campus, global, webster today, athens, employee news

The training was developed in consultation with SafeColleges, which administers an online training platform addressing critical issues like Title IX compliance.

Mandatory Title IX Training for All Students, Employees

December 11, 2019

Webster University has prepared new training in Title IX awareness and compliance, which will be required for all students, faculty and staff beginning on Jan. 21, 2020. The training was developed this fall by Webster’s Title IX Office in consultation with SafeColleges. Federal regulation compliance requires community education. This training aligns with that requirement while communicating Webster’s belief in the importance of informed, healthy interactions among students, faculty and staff.

tags: employee news, faculty, students, title ix, global, webster life, webster today


Donor Count Tripled for #GivingTuesday in Support of Webster Students

December 10, 2019

Thanks to generous donors, Webster University raised nearly $22,000 on #GivingTuesday Dec. 3to support our mission of delivering an extraordinary education one student at a time. "The generous outpouring of support from so many of Webster's alumni, faculty, staff and friends for our students is truly heartwarming," said Kelly Dopman, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund in the Office of Advancement.

tags: global, advancement, community engagement, webster today, webster life


Kemper Teaching Excellence Award Nominations Due Feb. 10

December 10, 2019

The Office of the President invites nominations for the 2020 William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate teaching at its finest: two for full-time, main campus faculty members who will each receive a $10,000 award, and two adjunct faculty members (all campuses and online) who will each receive a $5,000 award. Nominations are due by Feb. 10, 2020.

tags: faculty, president, webster life, webster today, kemper award, extended campus, global

China France

Snapshots: A Celebration of French and Chinese Cultural Exchange

December 09, 2019

On Nov. 22, the Confucius Institute at Webster University and Centre Francophone teamed up to host the event, “A Celebration of French and Chinese Cultural Exchange,” as part of International Education Week, bringing Webster students closer to two foreign cultures and celebrating the multicultural heritage of St. Louis. Participants heard from two speakers who discussed the cultural and business impacts of the two countries, and enjoyed a musical performance and buffet-style lunch of Chinese dishes and French cheese and desserts.

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Grand opening in Uzbekistan

In the News: Uzbekistan, Spencer, Larson

December 09, 2019

Webster University’s new campus in Uzbekistan was covered in an Associated Press story about U.S. universities’ strategy as fewer students are coming to the United States from abroad. ... Vanika Spencer was profiled in St. Louis Magazine for a concert series she created showcasing artists of color. ... Allen Larson was interviewed on St. Louis on the Air about his book exploring letters from the Sisters of Loretto to Conrad Hilton that helped persuade the hotelier to fund the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

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CHINA Town Hall: The evolving U.S.-China relationship

December 06, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University (WUCI) and the World Affairs Council of St. Louis (WACSTL) co-hosted the CHINA Town Hall on Nov. 18 at the Gateway Campus. Students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered in the auditorium to view a live webcast discussion on US-China relations. Following the nation-wide broadcast was an in-person panel of local experts from universities around the area who dissected the webcast and provided their own commentary on issues raised.

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