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This season is the Conservatory's 50th anniversary, with a special celebration weekend planned for April 20-22.

Webster Wins Industry Awards for Conservatory, Browning Hall Promotions

March 15, 2018

The Global Marketing and Communications unit has earned Webster University five more industry awards for advertisement, print production and video work that promoted two major initiatives in 2017-18. The Collegiate Advertising Awards and Service Industry Advertising Awards announced over the past month recognize creative work for this year's Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th anniversary and last fall's dedication and academic symposium for the opening of Browning Hall.

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Confucius Institute

Bristol Elementary Students Celebrate Chinese New Year at Confucius Institute

March 14, 2018

As part of its ongoing celebration of Chinese New Year, the Confucius Institute at Webster University recently partnered with teachers at Bristol Elementary School in Webster Groves to give students a taste of this holiday’s major customs and over all significance to the over one billion people who celebrate it worldwide.

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Students from Webster University Thailand and Mahidol University

Webster IR Students Experience Conflict Mapping, Assessment in Bangkok

March 13, 2018

Webster University Thailand and Mahidol University recently collaborated on a one-day training seminar for undergraduate and graduate students from both Mahidol and Webster Thailand as well as PhD candidates from Mahidol’s Human Rights and Peace Studies program. Participants were introduced to the principles of conflict mapping which serves as a transferable and practical rubric for the analysis of social conflict in a range of settings.

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Alumni Digital Publication Glimpse Presents Winter 2018 Issue

March 09, 2018

The Office of Advancement's Winter 2018 issue of “Glimpse,” the digital publication for Webster University alumni worldwide. With stories from the Netherlands to St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. to New York City, “Glimpse” provides a snapshot of Webster’s alumni, faculty, staff and students doing the extraordinary.

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Study Abroad in Florence: Learn more March 13

March 08, 2018

Known as the "Cradle of the Renaissance,” the city of Florence is itself an open air museum, full of art and architechture including Michelangelo's statue of David at the Galleria dell'Accademia and the Duomo. Students, staff and faculty are invited to learn more about this exciting addition to the Webster network in a March 13 "lunch and learn" with Fabrizio Ricciardelli, campus director of Webster Florence at KSU Florence. Food and beverages will be served, so RSVP to the Office of Study Abroad.

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Oreste Foppiani

News Around Webster: Hong, Foppiani, Kaiser, Ervin

March 05, 2018

Oreste Foppiani was appointed political advisor to an EU body fighting human trafficking and smuggling. ... Katie Ervin is the first female elected as an officer of the Command and General Staff College Foundation board. ... Celine Hong is presenting a paper on social media at this month's International Public Relations Research Conference. ... DJ Kaiser had two papers recently published in international journals, on his research in South America and on a pronunciation mobile app.

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Jameca Woody-Falconer, counseling psychologist and adjunct faculty member

Falconer Receives Fulbright for Suicide Prevention in Kazakhstan

March 02, 2018

Webster University adjunct faculty member Jameca Woody Falconer has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work with the Dariyana Foundation in Kazakhstan this spring. She will address suicide prevention for psychologists, psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, parents and others. Falconer is a counseling psychologist and faculty member in the School of Education's Applied Educational Psychology/School Psychology program. She is also a co-leader of the Institute for Applied Educational Psychology and Intercultural Research.

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The panel took questions from the audience in Leiden.

Leiden Panel Covers Balkan-EU Relations 10 Years after Kosovo Independence

March 02, 2018

The International Relations Department at Webster's Leiden campus hosted an expert panel on Balkan relations with the EU around the 10th anniversary of Kosovar independence. The panel included an ambassador, former European Parliament member and a faculty member who worked on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The event coincided with current student coursework for a conference on "Political Expediency Behind International Criminal Courts" this weekend in The Hague.

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Michael Williams, Webster Ghana academic director, and advisory board member and professor Audrey Gadzekpo.

Webster Ghana Celebrates Black History Month with Partners

March 01, 2018

In celebration of this year’s Black History Month, Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, partnered with the W.E.B Du Bois Centre, the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, and the African-American Association of Ghana (AAAG) to organize events that highlight historical figures and events in Africa and the African diaspora.

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On the Beestenmarkt in Leiden

Leiden Students Lead 'One Billion Rising' Event

March 01, 2018

Webster University Leiden campus organizers mobilized fellow students, faculty and women’s groups from the area for a "One Billion Rising" event on Valentine’s Day, dancing on the Beestenmarkt in the city. In the largest turnout yet for this annual student-led event, their flash mob danced to "Break the Chain" as part of the global campaign to raise awareness of and stop violence against women and girls.

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Jeffrey Carter is professor and chair of the Department of Music.

Messing Award: Carter to Visit Vienna, Strengthen Music Curriculum

February 28, 2018

The 2018 recipient of the Wilma and Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award is Jeff Carter, professor and chair in the Department of Music in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. The award is presented annually to a full-time faculty member for a summer activity that strengthens his or her curriculum and that improves the teaching/learning experience. Carter will spend three weeks in Vienna this summer pursuing a variety of avenues to enhance music curriculum at Webster.

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Webster University Thailand

Open Forum with 2nd Candidate for Thailand Director

February 28, 2018

The Webster Groves campus will host a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Webster University Thailand on Monday, March 5. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an open forum with the candidate at 2:15 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Information on the candidate will be shared there, and attendees are asked to fill out a feedback survey afterward.

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Students are encouraged to share photos of where they're using the library, anywhere around the world.

Introducing the 'Library Anywhere' Photo Contest

February 28, 2018

To raise awareness of the accessibility of its services around the world, the library is excited to announce the Library Anywhere Photo Contest. For the month of March, students are encouraged to post images on social media that will tell their stories. Because so many library resources are available online, the “library” might be a Viennese café, military barracks, or kitchen table strewn with crayons. Share using the hashtag #websterulibanywhere.

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