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Student Life HOF

Three Selected for 2019 Student Life Hall of Fame

May 21, 2019

Ciléia Miranda-Yuen ‘01, Tammy Gocial ’03, and Jenn Christ ‘04, have been selected as the newest members of the Webster University Student Life Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a ceremony to be held in Sunnen Lounge Thursday, May 30, with a reception beforehand in the University Center Commons. RSVP before May 27. The Student Life Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving student life at Webster University through campus, or community, involvement and/or participation in organized campus activities.

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Webster Hall

2018-19 Highlights: Academics, Athletics, Achievements and Awards

May 20, 2019

Webster University’s Class of 2019 numbers 5,000 graduates across the world, bringing Webster’s total alumni to more than 200,000 and capping another historic year for Webster University. Enjoy highlights of the 2018-19 academic year's achievements for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the University across the worldwide network.

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Join the 9th annual GCP Collaboratory in person or online

Join GCP Collaboratory Sessions Online

May 20, 2019

The ninth annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory will be held Tuesday and Wednesday with faculty, students and academic partners. This is a space for the Webster community to share research, collaborate across disciplines, strengthen assessment practices, and explore new directions related to teaching and learning. For those wishing to join us remotely, the following sessions will be streamed and video made available after the event on the GCP website.

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Class of 2019

Commencements begin for Class of 2019

May 17, 2019

Webster University's 100th graduating class has begun celebrating at commencement ceremonies across the network, including ceremonies last weekend in Geneva, Leiden, St. Louis and Thailand with more to come this weekend and through the summer. Overall, the class includes 5,000 graduates -- ranging in age from 19 to 72 -- and representing 101 countries across the globe.

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The winning design was submitted by Sarah Lafser '15

New Webster Seal Unveiled with Contest Winner

May 14, 2019

Webster University's new seal was unveiled at Commencement Dinner. A design by Sarah Lafser '15 (BA Animation) was selected through a contest that drew submissions from current students, alumni and faculty. "Webster has had such a huge impact on my life that goes beyond a degree," she said. With that in mind, she said her design modernizes the seal and reflects Webster's global impact while incorporating elements from past seals in its history.

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Syrian Refugee and Activist Rania Ali Awarded Scholarship at Webster Vienna

May 10, 2019

Webster University has awarded a scholarship to Rania Ali, who will enter into the International Relations Bachelors program at Webster Vienna beginning Fall I. Born in 1995, Ali escaped her hometown of Raqqa, Syria in 2014, filming every step. Her journey was later turned into the documentary. An aspiring journalist, she will be joining a competitive international student body at Webster Vienna.

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Webster Groves, where Webster University was founded in 1915.

Commencement Ceremonies Through History: 25th, 50th, 75th

May 10, 2019

Webster University has celebrated its annual Commencement at several locations around St. Louis, where it was founded in 1915. In addition to the Webster Groves campus and neighboring Eden Seminary and Nerinx Hall, downtown locations have included the Kiel Opera House, Powell Symphony Hall, the St. Louis Arena and the Dome at America's Center. Now, as Webster prepares to celebrate its 100th Commencement ceremony at The Muny in Forest Park, here is a look back at some past milestone commencement ceremonies: the 25th, 50th and 75th.

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Webster Thailand Students and Faculty Attend ICSP 2019

May 03, 2019

The International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology (ICSP) 2019 was held in Bangkok, March 13-15. Four faculty members from Webster University Thailand’s Department of Psychology and Department of Media Communications, along with ten undergraduate students attended the event. ICSP 2019 provided an excellent opportunity to gain insight into a wide range of topics and to network with researchers.

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Celebrating the intercampus football championship

Geneva Hosts Intercampus Football, 'Webster's Got Talent' Final

May 03, 2019

Each year, students from across Webster University's European campuses gather for a weekend of activities, including a student leaders’ summit, an intercampus football (soccer) tournament and the European finals of "Webster’s Got Talent." This year was hosted by Student Affairs in Geneva, led by Kristina Shimkus, welcoming about 50 student leaders and participants from Webster’s Leiden and Vienna campuses to join their counterparts in Geneva.

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Data Security

Updated Resources: Security and Privacy Section of the Website

May 01, 2019

The Privacy and Information Security Department hosts critical resources regarding privacy and data security on a new section of the Webster University’s website: www.webster.edu/privacy-security. These resources are made available to help protect personal and sensitive information of the entire Webster community. Users can use the site to learn more about security and privacy topics, access pertinent forms and notices, as well as keep informed of awareness training, guidance and consultation.

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Keith Welsh

News Around Webster: Welsh, Hill, Guterman, Glaveanu

April 29, 2019

Keith Welsh presented "Karma or Anti-Karma: Teaching Thai Culture using Chart Korbjitti's 'The Judgment' at ASIANetwork conference. … Stuart Hill led two CHARIS Women’s Chorus concerts. … Gad Guterman presented at the 2019 Popular Culture Association’s national conference. … Vlad Glaveanu co-authored four chapters in the second edition of the Cambridge Handbook of Creativity.

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Webster University

Message to the Community after Attacks in Sri Lanka

April 22, 2019

This past weekend’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, coincidental with the tragic anniversaries of the Oklahoma City bombing and Columbine School massacre, are a sobering reminder of the cruel attempts to destroy the fabric of our communities. As members of the global Webster community, we experience these events deeply. It is important at these moments to gather as a community and to find solace in each others’ company and in places that provide for safe reflection

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