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Hoop, There It Is: Grand opening of the multipurpose court in Thailand

September 18, 2019

Together, members the Webster Thailand Bangkok and Cha-am campus communities celebrated the Grand Opening of the Multipurpose Court at the Cha-am campus on Sept. 4. The event started off on a lively note that reflected the splendor of the court. The Thailand Student Government Association (SGA) proposed building a multipurpose area two years ago, with the goal to create a space that would allow students from both campuses to host many unique and exciting events for fellow students.

tags: global, webster today, students, thailand, student government association


Confucius Institute Hosts Exhibit, Demonstration with Chinese Artist Dengbai Yuejin

September 16, 2019

From Sept. 6-9, the Confucius Institute at Webster University partnered with the St. Louis County Library Mid-County Branch to exhibit the work of Chinese artist Dengbai Yuejin. Opening day of the exhibit Yuejin showed his process with a live demonstration and an opportunity for audience members to try their hand at Chinese ink-brush painting.

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Chinese artist Dengbai Yuejin

Confucius Institute Hosts Academic Conference, Art Exhibit

September 13, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University (WUCI) hosted an academic conference in the East Academic Building entitled “Embracing the World: China’s Transformation in the New Era, 1979-2019” on Sept. 4. Scholars and experts from Webster University as well as universities from both the U.S. and China came together for a day of multidisciplinary academic exchange on issues pertaining to China. On the same day, the Confucius Institute held an art exhibition in the Edward Jones commons featuring the works of noted Chinese artist Dengbai Yuejin.

tags: global, provost, webster life, webster today, confucius institute, china, academics, art

Julie Smith discussed how parents can coach their children on safe social media habits.

In the News: Parenting social media, student mobility, chess grandmaster

September 11, 2019

Julie Smith discussed tips for parents guiding children on safe social media during a feature on NBC affiliate KSDK, filmed in Webster's Sverdrup Complex. ... President Beth Stroble is mentioned in a University World News, "Urgent action needed to sustain global student mobility." ... Incoming student and chess team grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman was profiled in World Magazine.

tags: academics, in the news, president, school of communications, chess, study abroad, global, students, media literacy, webster today

Webster Vienna

Vienna Series Hosts Political Scientists, Historians, Sociologists, Philosophers

September 10, 2019

Webster Vienna this fall is hosting a series of lectures and workshops with leading political scientists, historians, sociologists, and natural philosophers. Among them are top Norwegian political scientist and social anthropologist Iver B. Neumann, returning to Webster Vienna, and Asian Studies expert David Shambaugh as the Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professor.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, global, home page, philosophy, international relations, political science, sociology, vienna, webster life, webster today

Sandy Zimmerman

Remembering Sandy Zimmerman, Chair of Webster's 1st Lay Board

September 09, 2019

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Sandy Zimmerman, who served as the first chair of Webster’s first lay board of trustees, when the institution transitioned to independent, secular status in 1967. "Sandy Zimmerman became the kind of partner that every university president values, helping to assure the success of venture far from certain as Webster embraced an independent and more inclusive identity," said President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. During Webster's centennial in 2015 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of his contributions to the institution.

tags: alumni, global, home page, president, in memoriam, webster today

The Palais Wenkheim, home of Webster Vienna Private University

Vienna: Webster's 'perfect' city

September 06, 2019

Vienna, home to a Webster University campus since 1981, has once again received international acclaim as the "most livable city in the world." The latest report by the Economist weighs a variety of factors including stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure, to give Vienna a near-perfect score. Webster students, staff and faculty from all around the world call this city home, and students from Webster and WINS partner schools enjoy a taste through a range of study abroad opportunities.

tags: global, webster life, vienna, study abroad, webster today

Attending the U.S.-Iran panel discussion

U.S.-Iran: Geneva panel on politics of confrontation, escalation

September 04, 2019

The International Relations Department at Webster University Geneva hosted a panel of experts discussing the escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran in the Persian Gulf region. Department head Jubin Goodarzi welcomed colleagues from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs to discuss the latest phases of the conflict and the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Iran Nuclear Agreement.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, faculty, international relations, geneva, global, home page, webster life, webster today


ADA Accommodation Reminders, Resources, and Upcoming Training

September 04, 2019

With the new academic year upon us, faculty will have received copies of students’ letters of accommodations for Fall I and fall semester courses. To assist in making these accommodations, the ARC has a variety of resources, from charts to podcasts. In addition, there will be various training sessions throughout the year for faculty and staff related to supporting the needs of students with disabilities. The first of these trainings will take place on Oct. 30.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, global, online learning, webster life, webster today, academic resource center, ada, accomodations


Starfish Training Opportunities, Fall 2019

August 30, 2019

The Academic Resource Center and the Student Success Portal have a variety of trainings scheduled throughout September and October. These trainings will cover a variety of topics throughout the year, starting with an introduction to Starfish on Sept. 3 and 4 where you can learn tips on navigating the system's features for teachers and students. Come learn how to leverage this tool to help you enhance your relationships with students and motivate them to persevere and succeed in your courses.

tags: academics, employee news, extended campus, faculty, global, online learning, webster life, webster today, starfish, student success portal


International Friendship Program Application Deadline, Sept. 13

August 30, 2019

Join the Webster International Friendship Program by submitting your application to be a community friend today! The program is designed to foster new friendships that promote learning and appreciation for both community members and students, forming connections beyond campus and into the local community. Applications are due Sept. 13.

tags: global, webster life, webster today, international students, mcisa, diversity and inclusion


Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker

August 29, 2019

The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 101st Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at The Muny in Forest Park in St. Louis. This annual ceremony is the largest gathering of graduates and their families from Webster University campus locations throughout the world. Nominations must be submitted through the online form and will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 27.

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2019-20 IRB Submission Deadlines for Research Involving Human Subjects

August 29, 2019

With the start of the new academic year upon us, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) would like to inform everyone of the application due dates for student research projects using human participants completed as part of course requirements. Prior to beginning these research projects, all Webster faculty, students, and staff conducting this type of research must submit an application to the IRB.

tags: academics, extended campus, faculty, global, webster life, students, institutional review board


Snapshots: President Stroble Speaks at Myrtle Beach Commencement

August 28, 2019

As Webster campuses continue celebrating the 100th graduating class, the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, graduation ceremony welcomed President Beth Stroble as the commencement speaker on Aug. 16. Also attending the ceremony in Myrtle Beach included graduates from other Webster extended campus locations in Columbia, Fort Gordon, Shaw Air Force Base, and online students.

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