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GLA 2017 fellows in Thailand.

GLA Concludes Week in Thailand with Team Presentations

June 16, 2017

The Global Leadership Academy 2017 cohort concluded its summer week in Thailand with group presentations on different topics in higher education and Webster's network, followed by a campus thank you lunch and farewell dinner. They now head back to their respective campuses before a final week together in the fall in St. Louis. The application period for 2018 GLA opens July 28.

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GLA fellows and the provost joined staff in Bangkok in creating paper flowers, part of a nationwide remembrance of the King of Thailand.

GLA Summer Session in Thailand Continues with Leadership, Cultural Activities

June 14, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy continued its summer session in Thailand with leadership and personality reflections with David Pendleton before the group transferred from Bangkok to Cha-am, with cultural activities along the way including a visit to Phra Nakorn Khiri National Museum and Historical Park. The group also participated in the nationwide creation of 60 million paper flowers to commemorate the king who passed away last year.

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Students reflected on how to improve each campus community through engaged student leadership.

'Working Together': Webster LEADS Students Retreat in Tuscany

June 14, 2017

What could be better than learning about leadership under the Tuscan sun? Twenty-one students from Webster's Vienna and Geneva campuses experienced exactly this during their annual leadership retreat. Through the Webster LEADS program, the students had the opportunity to journey to Italy for a weekend of workshops and activities at a small Tuscan town of Pistoia near Florence, Italy. The LEADS Retreat program included different activities aimed at preparing the students to assume leadership positions at their universities, especially as leaders in upcoming new student orientations.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Global Student Leadership Summit Concludes in Vienna

June 12, 2017

The Global Student Leadership Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment. By developing relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University worldwide. Click through to read about the student leaders' final activities and the closing ceremony.

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GLA fellows settled in Sunday with a cultural tour of Bangkok and group lunch.

GLA Summer Session Opens in Thailand

June 12, 2017

The summer session for the 2017 Global Leadership Academy opened this past weekend in Thailand with a cultural tour of Bangkok followed by Monday's international campus focus and symposium on leadership. The cohort will remain in Thailand's capital for the first half of the week before relocating to Cha-Am and Webster's campus there.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Students Assess Communication Skills, Discuss Fake News at Global Summit

June 08, 2017

The Global Student Leadership Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment. By developing relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University worldwide. Click through to read about activities for GSLS Days 3 and 4.

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ghana lecture

Ghana Public Lecture Dicusses African, Chinese Economics, Culture, and Development

June 08, 2017

Webster Ghana hosted a public lecture, Africa and China: Economics, Culture, and Development, as part of its inaugural "Ghana at 60" public lecture series. The public heard about the economic ties between Africa and China, in terms of trade, aid, and investments, which is increasingly becoming phenomenal.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Global Student Leadership Summit Underway in Vienna

June 06, 2017

Student leaders from throughout the worldwide network of Webster University campuses began arriving in Vienna for a truly extraordinary leadership development experience, the Global Student Leadership Summit held June 7-10 at the Webster Vienna campus. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment.

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International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics

Löwstedt, Wiggins, Schwärzler-Brodesser, Rockwell in International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics

June 05, 2017

Webster University School of Communications faculty members Anthony Loewstedt, Bradley Wiggins, Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser and Rick Rockwell have papers in the latest edition of the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics. Loewstedt and Wiggins co-edited the special issue, with several of the papers originating at the annual Media Trends conference held in Vienna. They teach at Webster's Vienna campus, while Rockwell is based in St. Louis.

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Students held on-campus activities to raise awareness of the issues.

GCP Keystone Course Examines Contemporary Slavery, Human Trafficking

May 30, 2017

As part of their Global Citizenship Program keystone course, "Contemporary Slavery and Human Trafficking," students at Webster Geneva reflected on the forms of modern slavery and how it is often hidden in plain sight. Their class final project examined different aspects of slavery in the supply chain to inform -- and surprise -- the campus community about the kinds of products they consume that are supported by slave labor.

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Senate chess

U.S. Senate Honors Champion Webster Chess Team

May 26, 2017

The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt to honor the Webster University Chess Team on its record fifth consecutive national championship at the 2017 President’s Cup Collegiate Chess tournament. The resolution commemorates the team's historic achievement, and notes their work promoting chess as a vehicle for enriching the education of children and young adults.

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Italian Supreme Court Justice Giuliano Amato visited the Geneva campus for a panel on international careers.

Italy Supreme Court Justice, Former Prime Minister Visits Webster

May 24, 2017

Italian Supreme Court Justice and former prime minister Giuliano Amato visited Webster's Geneva campus to participate in a panel on international careers. He discussed the impact of the field of international relations, praised the global outlook of American universities, and emphasized that preparing to succeed in any international career ultimately requires the study of "the other."

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Verity

Verity Named Interim Director for Study Abroad

May 22, 2017

The Office of Academic Affairs has announced that Hannah Verity, director of Global Program Development, has been named interim director of the Office of Study Abroad effective June 1. In this role, she will work with colleagues in Study Abroad and the WINS program to develop plans for an expanded and enhanced Study Abroad campaign for 2017-18. Verity will continue in the role of director of Global Program Development while serving as interim director of Study Abroad.

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