News Articles

Stroble on education, van Marissing on Dutch law, Cross on protests

In the News: Stroble in Post, van Marissing on Dutch radio, Cross in Sacramento Bee

February 23, 2017

Webster University President Beth Stroble was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on a Chamber effort to make St. Louis a top-10 education region, Leiden director Jean Paul van Marissing was interviewed on Dutch national radio about a law affecting the telecom sector, and Criminology faculty member Remy Cross was interviewed by the Sacramento Bee on the impact of protest movements in the United States.

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The story appeared Feb. 16 with St. Louis Magazine photo illustration by Kevin A. Roberts.

In the News: Webster MBA student from Egypt profiled in St. Louis Magazine

February 22, 2017

"The faculty went out of their way to ensure that her transition was going smoothly." Webster University student Asmaa Hassan Ahmed Ali was profiled in St. Louis Magazine for her experiences since coming to St. Louis via an international scholarship program that helps Egyptian women earn MBAs.

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Research Across Disciplines: Call for Submissions

February 21, 2017

Submissions are being accepted from Feb. 20-March 27 for Webster's Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference, held May 5-6 in the East Academic Building. Students are encouraged to submit their work for the RAD conference and gain valuable experience as an emerging contributor to their field. Original work from students in all fields, throughout Webster's global network, and from other St. Louis regional institutions can be submitted.

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Identifying a global advising/retention solution is part of the strategic plan

Save the Date: Advising/Retention Software Vendor on Campus

February 21, 2017

Starfish, an advising and retention solution, is returning to Webster University Feb. 27-28, 2017, for an additional visit and series of presentations. This is one of the vendors that visited in November 2016. Your input and feedback is very important in this process as the University seeks to identify the option that enables us to best proactively serve and assist our students.

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Professor Indjikian moderated an interactive debate between the keynote speaker, other panelists and an active and participative audience.

Webster Geneva Launches Series on Future of Energy

February 21, 2017

Under the leadership of Rouben Indjikian, lecturer in commodities and trade finance, the Geneva campus has launched a series of conferences devoted to the future of energy. The first such event, “What Future for Petroleum?” attracted managers, traders, financiers, consultants and other private sector representatives.

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Support Free the Girls with Your Bra Donations through March 1

February 20, 2017

Gently used bras are again being collected for Free The Girls, a non-profit organization that provides job opportunities for survivors of sex trafficking in developing countries. Donations may be taken to associate professor Victoria 'Tori' Meyer in the Sverdrup Building, room 222, through March 1. Contact Meyer at victoriameyer78@webster.edu or 314-246-7637 with questions or to make a cash donation to assist with shipping costs.

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Webster Ghana's Black History Month events include panel discussions and educational events for local schools.

Ghana Marks Black History Month with AAAG, Du Bois Centre, U.S. Embassy

February 16, 2017

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, partnered with with the African-American Association of Ghana (AAAG), the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, and the U.S. Embassy to celebrate Black History Month with a series of panels and educational events for high schools and children on topics such as Pan Africanism, the diaspora, and African arts and culture.

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The May Gallery

Worldwide Call for Webster Student Entries in Juried Photo Exhibition

February 16, 2017

Entries for the 2016-2017 Annual Juried Photography Show are now being accepted. All currently enrolled Webster students are eligible, as well as students who were enrolled in 2016. The exhibition will run in the May Gallery from March 24-April 28. A reception and awards presentation will be held on Friday, March 24, from 5-7 p.m.

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Chris Parr teaches courses in East Asian religions.

2017 Messing Award: Parr to Study Buddhist Art in China

February 15, 2017

This year’s recipient of the Wilma and Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award is Chris Parr, professor in the Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will spend two weeks in China in the summer of 2017 with a focus on the cultural context of Buddhist art in several towns and ancient capitals.

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Webster student at city hall

Vienna Students Practice Waltz, Head to Ball of Sciences

February 15, 2017

Webster University students at the Vienna campus once again participated in the annual Wiener Ball Der Wissenschaften (Vienna Ball of Sciences) held at Vienna's historic city hall. A week before the formal event, dance instructor Gernot Pruschak walked them through classics, including the Viennese waltz, while a reception held at Webster Vienna before the ball prepared students for an unforgettable cultural experience.

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The captioned videos feature Webster students sharing their online experiences in Webster degree programs.

Testimonial Videos Highlight Online Student, Blended Learning Experience

February 14, 2017

The Online Learning Center has created video testimonials featuring fully online graduate students and blended program learners discussing their experiences taking Webster University courses and programs online. The testimonials provide a range of perspectives for current and prospective students and are available for use in promotional or educational purposes.

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Webster Athens International Security class with professor John Nomikos

International Security Class Visits Migration Headquarters in Athens

February 13, 2017

Students in the International Security class at Webster Athens visited the International Organization for Migration (IOM) headquarters to see first-hand how the migration issue is progressing on a closer and more personal level due to the many numbers of refugees stranded in Greece. Greece is the gateway to Europe for many migrants fleeing from war and persecution in their own countries.

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The $25 Great Decisions Briefing Book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on the eight topics selected for this year’s series.

RSVP for Great Decisions 2017: Discussing global issues with Webster faculty

February 13, 2017

It's time to register for Great Decisions 2017, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. Topics in this year's program, which runs on Monday nights in March and April, include nuclear security, the future of Europe, Middle Eastern issues and Latin American politics. RSVP by March 3.

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