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Positive Psychology and Learnings About Our Mental Health During the Lockdown

Positive Psychology and Learnings About Mental Health During the Lockdown

August 11, 2020

In the past fifteen years, positive psychology and the use of positive psychology interventions have seen a surge of public interest. The western cultural narrative around taking care of one’s mental health has partly shifted from being a taboo to becoming a trendy topic. Western millennials and generation Z have to some extent freed themselves from previous generations' stigma around mental health and seeking professional help to improve well-being.

tags: vienna, psychology, extended campus, global

Coffee Break, Happy Hour

Zoom Coffee Break, Happy Hour Sessions For Faculty and Staff

August 10, 2020

Various Webster faculty and staff will be hosting informal sessions for you to connect and socialize using our newest tool to enhance instruction, host remote meetings, and interact with others across the Webster network. These Zoom Coffee Break/Happy Hour sessions are open to all Webster faculty and staff from all campus locations around the world.

tags: employee news, extended campus, faculty, global, webster life, webster today


Information Technology Announces Beta Launch for Zoom

August 05, 2020

The Information Technology department recently announced that Webster University will launch Zoom as the new web conferencing solution. We have worked hard to make sure this option is available to you for the Fall 2020 semester. The Information Technology department is excited to announce a beta launch for faculty and staff, and access is now available. During this beta launch period, support will be limited and is intended to collect some early feedback on faculty and staff experience with the tool.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, webster today, information technology, online learning, extended campus, global

Alumnus Vienna

Webster Vienna Alumnus Kickstarts New Business 'Yoga Junkies'

July 23, 2020

Wisniewski joined Webster Vienna intending to attain his BA in Management with an Emphasis in Marketing while making new friends, exploring this beautiful city and eventually starting his own business. Yoga Junkies is a monthly subscription box filled with trendy yoga lifestyle goods from around the world. The genius of their business is its simplicity. Each month, they send their members boxes based around a particular theme: containing vegan snacks, jewelry, yoga equipment, vegan cosmetics, crystals, aromatherapy items, and spiritual growth tools.

tags: vienna, alumni, webster life, webster today, global, extended campus

Webster University Ghana

In the News: Ghana, Cooper, Roberts, Smith

July 22, 2020

A National Catholic Reporter column cited Webster University as a higher education leader for its campus in Accra, Ghana. ... Joe Roberts was quoted by Wallet Hub to explain the difference among credit card offers. ... Julie Smith was quoted in Greencamp magazine about the difference between misinformation and disinformation on social media. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed by Med Circle about the importance of finding a therapist who is culturally inclusive.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, global, in the news, school of business and technology, school of communications, school of education, webster today


Webster University Values its International Students [Video]

July 20, 2020

For more than 100 years, international students have been woven into the fabric of Webster University. Listen as the Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President Julian Z. Schuster and Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen discuss how international students are vital to strengthening our diversity, inclusivity and enrich the quality of our lives and the our education.

tags: academics, students, faculty, global, webster life, webster today, chancellor, president, diversity and inclusion

Aziz Khasanov and Azamat Raemov

Uzbekistan Students Launch E-book Platform

July 16, 2020

Sophomores Aziz Khasanov and Azamat Raemov of Webster University in Tashkent have created and released the mobile app Kitobnoma, allowing people to purchase books directly from the publisher. Kitobnoma facilitates a B2C model in Uzbekistan's publishing industry, allowing readers to access books online and make purchases at a lower price point, and the profit goes directly to the publisher. Customers can get books delivered to their homes in any part of the country.

tags: academics, global, webster life, webster today, uzbekistan, students


Webster University Signs Agreement For Institutional License with Zoom

July 15, 2020

Webster University is excited to announce to have signed an agreement for an institutional license with Zoom to become the university’s primary web conferencing solution. Recommended by a sub-committee of the CIO Council with a focus on teaching and learning, Zoom was selected for the anticipated benefits for our student, faculty and staff community.

tags: academics, webster today, information technology, online learning, employee news, extended campus, faculty, global

Webster Speaks

Webster Speaks Series: View episode 1, join July 22 for next discussion on race, equity and inclusion

July 15, 2020

More than 140 Webster students, alumni and community members logged on WebEx July 8 to see the premiere episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion. The new virtual speaker series featured guest Donald M. Suggs, publisher and president of the St. Louis American, engaging in a wide-ranging discussion with Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s Chief Diversity Officer. Regional recruiting coordinator Earl McCoy, Jr. served as the moderator, fielding audience questions. The next live episode will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, and feature two guests: The Hon. Ella Jones, the first African American and first female mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, and Michael McMillan, chairman of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, global, webster life, webster today, community engagement, students, diversity and inclusion

Webster University

Message to the Community on International Students in the U.S.

July 10, 2020

With a new federal policy about educational visa holders in the United States, we want our students from outside the United States to know that we will continue to welcome you as Webster students because your presence strengthens our educational community, enriches the quality of our lives, and your leadership now and in the future is essential in advancing Webster’s core values, mission, and vision. Please see this message from Webster's chancellor, president, and chief diversity officer.

tags: academics, announcement, global, home page, chancellor, president, diversity and inclusion, webster life, webster today

Larry Hearn

Webster World Report: Students discuss racism, police brutality, pandemic on podcast

July 10, 2020

The 11th edition of the Webster World Report podcast features discussions with a diverse sect of Webster undergraduate students who share their views on racism, police brutality and our pandemic times. Students include psychology major Larry Hearn of the Association of African American Collegians; speech communications major Vincent Fedorko, founder and president of the Webster University Conservatives; and international human rights major Mimiw Seagrave of Webster University Leiden, currently in Thailand.

tags: academics, extended campus, webster world report, podcast, global, home page, webster life, webster today, students, diversity and inclusion

Dr. Bradley Wiggins

Dr. Wiggins' Published in Prestigious New Media & Society

July 08, 2020

Dr. Bradley Wiggins, associate professor and department head of media communications, was informed that an article he wrote was recently accepted for publication by the prestigious and highly-ranked academic journal, New Media & Society and according to Journal Citation Reports, its 2019 impact factor of 4.577 gives it a ranking of 1 out of 79 journals in the category 'Communication'.

tags: global, vienna


News Around Webster: Tehindrazanarivelo, Breault, Corrigan, Cosic

July 02, 2020

Geneva faculty member Djacoba Tehindrazanarivelo has been appointed as foreign minister of Madagascar. … Don Corrigan and the Environmental Echo student blog class project received recognition in a Missouri Statehouse Resolution. ... Mike Breault, assistant professor in the Games and Game Design program, has published a textbook on narrative design and game design, “Narrative Design: The Craft of Writing for Games.” … Faculty member Zlatko Ćosić and Miami artist Laurencia Strauss have been awarded a WaveMaker grant for The Bubble Pops Popsicle Project/ PROJECTIONS.

tags: faculty, global, school of business and technology, school of communications, geneva, history politics and international relations, game design, journalism

Dr. Bradley Wiggins

A Strategic View of Communication

July 02, 2020

Students graduating from Webster Vienna Private University’s program in Strategic Communication will gain multimodal literacies required for the successful navigation of a professional career in various such as, among others, international affairs, corporate communication, public relations, crisis management, promotional campaigns, and more.

tags: global, vienna

The Gorlok

Webster Surpasses Gorloks Now! Crowdfunding Goal

July 01, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of over 160 community members and friends across 24 U.S. states and five countries, Webster University surpassed its goal of raising $30,000 for the Gorloks Now! Fund. Launched in May to support members of the Webster community affected by the pandemic, Gorloks Now! is part of Webster’s inaugural crowdfunding efforts, a way to quickly rally community support for a specific need.

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