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Paula Witkowski (center) discussed dyslexia on St. Louis On The Air.

In the News: Fatton on Asia security, Witkowski on dyslexia, Film Series

October 18, 2019

School of Education Professor Paula Witkowski was interviewed for a half hour discussion on dyslexia on St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air” program. ... Geneva's Lionel Fatton was interviewed by Swiss, Swedish and Chinese media to discuss different aspects of security and international relations topics in Japan, China, North Korea and Hong Kong. ... Webster's Film Series was featured for the upcoming screening of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" with live accompaniment by The Invincible Czars.

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Music Majors Win Top Honors at NATS Chapter Auditions

October 15, 2019

Webster University music majors took top honors at the St. Louis-area chapter auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) on Oct. 12, hosted by Webster University. Winning first place in their divisions were sophomore Madalyn Tomkins, sophomore Caleb McCarroll (winning first in both musical theatre and classical division), senior Olivia Bosaw, senior Madeleine Buckley, and graduate student Amy Mazzeo. Conservatory of Theatre Arts junior Savannah Smith won first place in her musical theatre division, and first-year music major Kelly Beekman won second place in her division.

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Human Rights Conference

In the News: Witkowski, Geraghty-Rathert, Human Rights Conference

October 15, 2019

Paula Witkowski will be on St. Louis Public Radio at noon Wednesday to discuss the many misunderstandings the public has about dyslexia. ... Anne Geraghty-Rathert appears in a Time Magazine story about a murder conviction that was overturned due to an ineffective defense attorney. ... Blake Hamilton, one of the guest speakers at last week's annual Human Rights Conference, was on KMOX 1120 discussing the conference and immigration in St. Louis.

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Dyslexia 101 at Webster University

Dyslexia Symposium Brings Educators, Parents to Webster

October 11, 2019

More than 100 people came to Webster University Thursday night as the School of Education hosted a "Dyslexia 101" symposium, a panel presentation and question-and-answer session for parents and education professionals. Literacy is one of the biggest predictors of quality of life outcomes, so early identification and intervention for students with dyslexia has a significant impact on their education and opportunities throughout life.

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Uzbekistan Opens as the Largest International Location in the Webster Network

October 07, 2019

When Webster University Uzbekistan holds a grand opening ceremony at the end of this month, it will have the largest enrollment out of any international operation in Webster’s network. With nearly 500 students enrolled, Uzbekistan has surpassed the size of Webster’s student populations in Thailand, China, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Austria and Ghana. Only Webster St. Louis, which includes its primary Webster Groves campus, has more students.

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Women's Soccer Earns 20th Straight USC Team Academic Award

October 04, 2019

The 2018 Webster University women's soccer team has again earned the United Soccer Coaches (USC) Team Academic Award for the 2018-19 academic year. During the 2018 fall semester, the Gorloks had eight players named to the SLIAC Fall All-Academic Team and two players, senior defender Lilly Brauer and senior forward Melissa Kasper, both named to the NCAA Division III Scholar All-North/Central Region Team selected by the United Soccer Coaches as both Brauer and Kasper earned Second-Team honors.

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The NSA and DHS approved accreditation for Webster’s Bachelor of Science Computer Science with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity Program.

Cybersecurity Program Receives National Accreditation

October 04, 2019

Webster University was named as the first private non-profit university in Missouri to receive accreditation from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Webster’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity Program. The accreditation was awarded through the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), which is jointly sponsored by the DHS and NSA.

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Webster director Jean Paul van Marissing congratulated Fried Kramer with his recent appointment as Program Director of the Leiden City of Science 2022 organization.

Leiden Named 'City of Science' 2022

October 03, 2019

The city of Leiden has received the prestigious title "European City of Science" for the year 2022. As a result, the home city of Webster's campus in the Netherlands will host the biggest biennial multidisciplinary science convention of Europe in 2022. “This will be a great opportunity for our faculty, Leiden students and study abroad students coming to our campus in 2022,” says Jean Paul van Marissing, director of Webster Leiden Campus.

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BFA Students to Perform Choreographic Concert 'Liminal' Oct. 10-12

September 30, 2019

The choreographic work of senior Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance candidates Chrissy Clair, Kendall Heuman, Paige Van Nest, and Jane Tichy will be presented in the BFA dance concert "Liminal" on Oct. 10-11, at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. The show will be held in Stage III, in the lower level of Webster Hall. The performance is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted.

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Webster Votes resources help students engage in and have access to the voting process.

U.S. Voting by Webster University Students Increased in 2018

September 26, 2019

Voting among the Webster University student body increased significantly during the November 2018 U.S. mid-term elections, according to a national report released this week. In 2018, 54.7 percent of voting-eligible Webster students voted in the elections – an increase of 20.7 percentage points from 2014. The increase reflects nationwide efforts as well as specific programming and outreach by Webster student engagement leaders.

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Students Examine Struggles in 'Night of Dictatorship' in The Hague

September 20, 2019

Webster University international relations faculty members Iwona Gusc and Nives Rumenjak led 60 students from the Leiden campus through a thought-provoking evening during the annual Night of Dictatorship in The Hague. The question this year was "Which story do you believe?" asking attendees to think critically about power and authority. Students heard from journalists, human rights defenders and refugees, and also learned about the Netherlands' transition to democracy.

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Professor Emmanuel Balogunwill lead a group of K-12 administrators, teachers, and higher education faculty to Ghana to study the history, culture and politics of Ghana through the lens of pan-Africanism.

Professor Receives Fulbright-Hays Grant for Curriculum about Africa

September 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program grant to Webster University Professor Emmanuel Balogun. The goal of the project is to help educators create curriculum for K-12 and college students that centers the knowledge, experiences, and perspectives of Ghana and Africa more broadly and to develop a St. Louis-based organization that will continue the work after the study has completed.

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