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Webster Ghana Goes Green

February 20, 2020

Kicking off a Webster Goes Green initiative, in an attempt to reduce the carbon footprint of the campus, Webster Ghana undertook various conservation practices, leading up to their first Public Lecture of the year, focused on the environment. Feb. 1-7 was designated as Eco Week with a number of recycling, reducing and reusing activities taking place on campus, heightened by a competition element for maximum student involvement.

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Chancellor to Help Launch Campaign to Fight Discrimination, Violence Against Women

February 19, 2020

Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, will help launch the African Renaissance Diaspora Network’s (ARDN) international “Red Card” Campaign at the United Nations’ New York headquarters on March 6. The campaign will raise awareness about domestic violence and gather personal pledges from people around the world to help raise awareness of discrimination and violence against women.

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The tools previously available via Lynda.com are now part of LinkedIn Learning, available to all faculty, staff and students.

Have You Been LinkedIn Learning?

February 14, 2020

Have you been taking advantage of LinkedIn Learning? The self-guided learning tools previously offered to Webster University community members via Lynda.com are now part of WebsterLearns powered by LinkedIn Learning. These on-demand learning tutorials are available to all students, faculty and staff to help you develop new skills and advance your career. The array of topics ranges from specific software and creativity approaches to management and workplace coaching.

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Sheetal Shah Named Academic Director at Webster Leiden Campus

February 13, 2020

Sheetal Shah has been appointed as the new academic director of Webster Leiden Campus. Having been head of the department of behavioral and social sciences since 2013, Shah took on this role as of Jan. 1. Shah is a psychologist, specializing in the field of counseling for chronic illnesses and trauma; her research interests are focused in the area of modern-day slavery and human trafficking

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Writing Center Resources: Online and in-person

February 10, 2020

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center (OWC) provides students, faculty, and alumni with many types of writing support. Students get support and feedback on every step of the writing process, from brainstorming to how to use a citation properly, they also offer writing assistance through the OWC to graduate students, online students, or students at extended or international campuses. The Writing Center also has friendly coaches to give constructive, holistic feedback on all assignments.

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Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Opportunities from the OLC

February 10, 2020

The Online Learning Center (OLC) is committed to supporting the ongoing teaching and learning in Webster University’s online courses. The same highly qualified faculty who teach for us in the classroom teach our online courses. They are experts in their fields, and contribute not only their content knowledge but also their international experience to the education of our global student body. These upcoming webinars are a great way to learn and practice skills to help elevate the learning process.

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Vienna Students Win Top Awards at Warwick Economics Summit

February 10, 2020

Webster Vienna students are celebrating after claiming two out of a possible three awards at the Warwick Economics Summit 2020. Last week, the 2020 Summit welcomed Webster Vienna’s delegation of 14 students, who joined over 500 other student delegates representing 63 countries and 43 universities worldwide, for a weekend of lectures, debates, and student-led seminars.

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Webster Ghana Masterclass Sparks Interest in Pursuing Made-in-Ghana Business Ventures

February 07, 2020

The Webster Ghana Business Masterclass was encouraged to looking at the loopholes in the Ghanaian agribusiness and packaged goods industries. Where local Ghanaian food producers continue to be at a disadvantage in poor business practices, the Ghana business masterclass created the theme “Homegrown: Establishing Market Success for Local Foods and Made-in-Ghana Products.”

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In the News: Ghana featured; Falconer on attention; Smith on 'fake news'

February 05, 2020

Jameca Falconer was a guest on St. Louis on the Air to discuss attention spans and how they can impact the lengthy impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Senate. ... Webster Ghana was featured for its community events, and also mentioned in an Op/Ed about the importance of Africa's academic, economic and cultural importance to St. Louis. Julie Smith was interviewed by Thompson Coburn about “fake news,” Russian misinformation, and what average citizens can do.

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Julie Smith discusses child safety on social media with NBC affiliate KSDK.

In the News: Spiess, Drake on flu, coronavirus; Smith on social media; Tashkent feature

January 31, 2020

The opening of Webster University in Tashkent was a top 50 event of 2019, as featured in the Uzbekistan lifestyle magazine, MyDay Special. ... Nursing faculty members Jody Spiess and Mary Ann Drake were interviewed on local news about how the seasonal flu virus is a greater threat than coronavirus. ... Julie Smith was interviewed about child safety on social media after a man was arrested for sexually assaulting underage girls he met through social media.

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Message from the President on Coronavirus

January 31, 2020

With growing news coverage and awareness about the coronavirus outbreak in China, Webster University is monitoring the situation and following its established protocols for communication and decision-making across its global campus network. As a global institution with campuses, programs and exchange partners in multiple countries and a very globally mobile student body, faculty, and staff, multiple teams are in place to ensure that all of our campuses, students and employees have appropriate information and outreach.

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Athens Conference on Azerbaijan History and Fight for Independence

January 28, 2020

The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in cooperation with Webster University Athens, held a conference devoted to the 30th anniversary of the violent assault on the civilian population in Baku by Soviet troops in 1990 that helped to move the country to their independence. The program included various presentations in the fields of history, culture, economy. The conference speakers explored the political developments of the country, its technology, education and culture.

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John Grainger and Rasul Rakhmonov discuss Webster in Tashkent on Uzbekistan TV.

In the News: Stroble on Walker; Grainger, Rakhmonov on Tashkent; Smith on media

January 28, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble reflected on the legacy of former Board of Trustees member and chair George Herbert Walker III on KMOX 1120 radio. ... John Grainger and Rasul Rakhmonov of Webster University in Tashkent were interviewed on the weeknight TV program titled Xayrli Oqshom ("Good evening") on Uzbekistan television. ... Julie Smith in the School of Communications discussed how to keep children safe on social media in an interview with CBS affiliate KMOV TV that aired on several stations.

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