News Articles

King during the 1963 civil rights march in Washington (U.S. National Archives)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

January 11, 2018

The Webster University community is invited to the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 14, at Steger Sixth Grade Center in Webster Groves. The celebration includes a march, dinner reception and service. Nicole Roach, Webster University’s Associate Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, will be representing the University at the event by reciting a poem.

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Doaa Al Zamel shared her experiences in Austria as a Syrian refugee.

Vienna Campus on National TV for Panel with Syrian Refugee, Policy Experts

January 11, 2018

The Webster Vienna campus was featured on Austrian national television as it hosted a panel with Syrian refugee Doaa Al Zamel and several international influencers and policy experts discussing pressing issues around refugee rights and public policy. The panel was hosted by Klaus Unterberger of ORF, which profiled Doaa Al Zamel in its news program.

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Nicole Roach

In the News: Roach reflects on role, lessons of chief diversity officer

January 10, 2018

Nicole Roach's column on the role of a chief diversity officer is the cover story in this month's newsletter of the American Council on Education. The newsletter goes to thousands of administrative officers and employees in higher education in the United States. She recounts lessons and challenges in her four-plus years in the role, and offers tips for her peers in higher education on how to build inclusion and collaboration in a diverse university community.

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The St. Louis premier is presented by First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, United Church of Christ.

Premiere of 'Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light'

January 10, 2018

Webster University will host the St. Louis premiere of "Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light" on Monday, Jan. 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Weaving forgotten and little-known stories and themes from World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s, up to the German occupation of WWII, this compilation of vintage film footage and rare photographs documents a community of American expatriates in Paris free from the constraints of their oppressive home country.

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Applications are open for the Leif J. Sverdrup global teaching fellowship

Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship: Applications Now Open

January 09, 2018

Applications for the Spring/Summer 2019 term are now open. The Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship is the university’s in-network faculty mobility program. This program allows faculty the opportunity to travel to teach for a term or semester at one of the following Webster international campuses: Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna, Accra, Cha-am/Bangkok, St. Louis (main campus and Gateway campus). 

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The new site makes research easier on all smart devices.

New Smart Device-Friendly Library Site is Live

January 09, 2018

Webster University Library is excited to unveil its new website. The new homepage will make research easier on all smart devices, and will help library staff better serve students at extended sites, international campuses and online. Library staff members are eager to support students, faculty, and staff during this transition. Visit libanswers.webster.edu to contact a librarian.

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One-credit workshops are being offered in several Adobe CC applications.

All Webster Students, Faculty, Staff Access Adobe Creative Cloud

January 08, 2018

The latest phase of Webster University's partnership with Adobe grants access to Adobe Creative Cloud and 20GB of cloud storage for every student, faculty member and employee across all of Webster’s U.S. and international campuses as well as its online platforms. Students will be able to use Adobe CC to create persuasive and compelling digital content, develop new critical thinking skills and share work with fellow students through these cutting-edge educational tools.

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Tom Palozola's family attended the Veterans Center dedicated in his memory in October.

In the News: Kingston on BBC; Miller-Struttmann in UK; Cross in AP; Vet Center on public radio

January 03, 2018

Nicole Miller-Struttmann was quoted on dwindling bee populations in a story for the U.K.-based Independent that was carried by several international outlets. ... Lindsey Kingston was interviewed on BBC Newsday about the cessation of refugee status for thousands of Rwandans. ... Remy Cross was quoted about the "swatting" incident in Kansas for an AP story picked up by NBC affiliates nationwide. ... Several public radio affiliates aired a story on Webster's Vet Center dedication and Tom Palozola's family's efforts to increase services for veterans with PTSD.

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Students take a walking tour of North Webster Groves

Beginning to Commence: Class Learns about Community of Webster Groves

December 21, 2017

Students on Webster University’s main campus might take Elm Avenue through Webster Groves when commuting into class. Or maybe they find a home to rent in North Webster. But other than restaurants and parks, students don’t naturally get much of a chance to really learn about the community that is home to their school. This fall a group of first-year students is took a deeper look at Webster Groves to learn more about the community, its history and the people who have shaped it.

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Webster in the news

In the News: Stroble on tax bill impact; Commencement speaker; Algieri in Die Presse

December 21, 2017

President Stroble was the featured interview during NBC affiliate KSDK's coverage of the tax bill passed by Congress, capturing her thoughts on how it could impact access to higher education and the services non-profit organizations provide. ... Webster's choice of 2018 commencement speaker Michael McMillan was featured in the St. Louis American. ... Vienna's Franco Algieri penned a guest commentary in Die Presse on EU-Asia relations.

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Wingo accepted the award for Webster during a Dec. 8 luncheon.

Webster Wins Green Business Challenge Award

December 20, 2017

Webster University has again won an Award of Merit in the annual St. Louis Green Business Challenge. The award means Webster was one of the top three performers in the Champion category, the top tier. Recipients were praised for "driving both internal greening and the value of sustainability as a business practice for our regional economy as a whole." Several accomplishments and innovations contributed to Webster receiving this recognition, said Kelsey Wingo, Webster's sustainability planner.

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