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Catch screenings July 13-22, including 28 works by Webster students, faculty and alumni.

Webster Students, Alumni, Faculty in St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

June 15, 2018

Webster students, alumni, and faculty make up more than a quarter of the screenings at the upcoming St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. All work, including work by 28 Webster community members, will be shown at Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University between Friday, July 13, and Sunday, July 22. “This is another example of how much the Webster University School of Communications adds to the culture of filmmaking and media in this region," said Aaron AuBuchon, associate professor and chair.

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The two-day event featured keynotes, panels and workshops on a variety of trauma and therapy topics.

Webster Geneva Hosts International Conference on Trauma

June 14, 2018

Webster University's Geneva campus hosted a two-day international conference on trauma with a wide range of experts, researchers, practitioners and general participants interested in understanding and alleviating human suffering. Speakers, panelists and workshops covered such topics as collective trauma, anger and revenge, trauma and imagination, trauma from war, displacement or gender-based violence, and more.

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A powerful career management platform for Webster students and alumni

Webster Offers Handshake for Student, Alumni Career Planning

June 13, 2018

The Career Planning and Development Center is excited to offer Webster University students and alumni an easier way to keep track of their career planning through Handshake, the ultimate career network that brings together students, alumni and employers and strengthens student engagement. Launching at Webster in July, Handshake is a robust career platform designed by students to help them build meaningful careers.

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Batora discussed the political situation in Slovakia after a journalist investigating corruption was murdered.

Webster Professor Discusses Uprising in Slovakia

June 13, 2018

Last month The 1020, a program at Webster Vienna exploring international relations, interviewed faculty member Jozef Bátora for his analysis of the ongoing crisis in Slovakia, where people took to the streets after a journalist investigating corruption was murdered. Protests led to the resignation of the prime minister. Bátora was previously interviewed on Austrian TV about the news. Listen to the insightful interview on SoundCloud or YouTube.

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Click the link below for a full infographic on Writing Center usage.

Faculty Referrals Help Students Use Writing Center Resources

June 12, 2018

The Webster University community used the Academic Resource Center’s (ARC’s) Writing Center and Online Writing Center more than 2,000 times during the 2017-2018 academic year, with graduate students and undergraduate freshmen being the largest users, in part thanks to faculty recommendations about these services. The accompanying infographic highlights key usage statistics for the year.

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Graduates at the 2018 Webster Ghana commencement ceremony, Webster's fourth in Accra

U.S. Ambassador Addresses 4th Webster Ghana Commencement

June 11, 2018

The fourth commencement held at Webster University Ghana was celebrated by a near-capacity crowd of excited families and friends of the latest additions to the Webster alumni network, with U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson delivering the commencement address. Sharing lessons from his own 36-year career in the diplomatic service, Jackson called on graduates to "Take the harder path. Learn from your mistakes. Let your struggles shape you for your purpose."

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Melissa Spriggs

Spriggs Leads Human Services Graduate Program

June 11, 2018

Associate Professor Melissa Spriggs has been named director of the human services graduate program. As the program's coordinator, she has already managed student inquiries, advising, and orientation, as well as the hiring and mentoring of new adjunct instructors. She has taught several courses in the program including the culminating field experience.

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Athletics

27 Webster Students on Spring All-Academic Team, 62 for 2017-18

June 11, 2018

Webster University had 27 student-athletes named to the 2018 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Spring All-Academic Team, with representation from the women's tennis and softball teams, the baseball team, the golf team and the men's and women's track teams. Including the fall and winter seasons, Webster had a total of 62 SLIAC All-Academic Team selections in the 2017-18 academic year.

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Fritzen and Kern's final research papers were published in WIRR.

International Relations Student Research on North Korea, Pakistan

June 06, 2018

The Department of History, Politics, and International Relations congratulates Charles Kern and Katharine Fritzen for the publication of their final research in the Webster International Relations Review: The Graduate Student Working Paper Series (WIRR). WIRR is a competitive, peer-reviewed journal that publishes the best graduate research papers from Master of Arts and Global Master of Arts students in international relations. Kern addressed North Korea's nuclear strategy, while Fritzen researched aid in Pakistan.

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Bruce Umbaugh kicked off the 2018 Collaboratory.

Resources from 2018 Global Citizenship Collaboratory

June 04, 2018

The entire Webster University community is invited to review videos, handouts and presentation resources from the eighth annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory. The May 21-22 event brought guests from Webster’s international campuses and over 80 faculty, staff and students participating. Highlights included sessions on teaching GCP skills such as oral communication and critical thinking, and plenary activities related to assessment, planning, student success, and Webster’s technology ecosystem.

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Webster students are studying European Contemporary Dance in Geneva as part of a summer abroad program.

Dance Students Spend Summer Abroad in Geneva

May 30, 2018

Webster University Department of Dance students are enjoying an eight-week summer course at the Webster Geneva campus with classes from Webster alumnus Ramon Moraes and fellow Royal Ballet School alumna Estelle Bovay. This new study abroad program for dance is a partnership between the Department of Dance, Webster Geneva, and Conservatoire populaire de musique, danse et théâtre in Geneva.

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Overall, 42 students were awarded scholarships for study abroad in Summer or Fall 2018.

Study Abroad Scholarships Awarded to 42 Students

May 29, 2018

Webster University study abroad scholarships have been awarded to 42 students going abroad on Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 programs. Overall, 26 students received awards for summer and 16 for fall. Award amounts ranged from $500-$3,000, with the average award was around $1,000. Students were selected based on a variety of factors, including GPA, financial need, essays, and recommendations, and the specific requirements of each award. During the 2018-19 academic year, about $100,000 in study abroad scholarships will be awarded.

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Dean Cummings on NBC affiliate KSDK television.

In the News: Cummings on jobs, Smith on media, Cross on police, Folds of Honor alum

May 25, 2018

Two students were featured with Dean Simone Cummings in a TV segment on what graduates should be doing to find a job. ... New photography graduate Beatrice Gibson is featured as a Schnucks Folds of Honor scholarship recipient. ... Julie Smith was featured by Experts Finder for her ability to translate her expertise on media literacy and social media to reporters. ... Remy Cross was quoted in a story in the Webster-Kirkwood Times about police advisory boards.

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