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The group celebrated their final week with lunch from the renowned Kostas, a famous spot near the Athens campus known for traditional Greek souvlaki.

Athens Study Abroad Students Volunteer at Refugee Center, Conduct Research

August 16, 2018

Webster students wrapped up their summer “Global Health and Inequality” study abroad term at the Athens campus with field research and service experiences, including participating in community response to the wildfires in the region. After posting many of their reflections on a class blog, the group of psychology majors anticipates presenting their findings at upcoming research conferences, including Webster University's Research Across Disciplines conference in December.

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Webster is hosting a free Capsim course for area business leaders

Webster Welcomes Area Business Leaders for a Two-Day Capsim Seminar

August 14, 2018

Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, along with the Office of Advancement, will welcome 30 local corporate leaders for a Capsim® Business Strategy Seminar at the EAB on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17. This experience is a complimentary two-day seminar for corporate leaders with several years of business experience.

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Webster has been accredited by HLC continuously since 1925.

Webster Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation from HLC

August 10, 2018

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has reaffirmed accreditation of Webster University. Webster has been accredited by HLC continuously since 1925, and this accreditation applies to every Webster campus and location throughout the world and online. The reaffirmation concludes the 10-year cycle under the HLC’s Open Pathway program, a process that includes self-evaluation steps, compliance reports, collection of evidence, quality improvement initiatives, and interim visits leading up to a peer review team’s comprehensive evaluation and visit, which was conducted at the Webster Groves campus in spring 2018. 

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Webster MSN students in the nurse educator tract learn on a SIMman 3G human simulator.

Nurse Educator Students Reflect on Impact of Simulator, NEIP Grant

August 10, 2018

One year after a Missouri Nursing Education Incentive Program (NEIP) grant award supported Webster University in purchasing a SIMman 3G human simulator, Webster nursing students are thrilled with the impact it has had on their preparation to become nurse educators. The simulator enables "amazing role-play" learning in a safe environment. Two simulator "boot camps" created as part of the program were so successful that nursing faculty will continue them with future nurse educator students.

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Student tutors, donors and leaders gathered to reflect on the program's impact this spring.

Maritz Grant Continues Support of Student Literacy Corps, Math Tutoring

August 07, 2018

A $15,000 grant from Maritz will continue support of the Webster University Student Literacy Corps and Math Tutoring Program. "This grant will ensure that Webster students can continue to tutor and that struggling readers will continue to enjoy the additional support and encouragement tutors provide," said Kate Northcott, director of the Student Literacy Corps, which began in 1990. St. Louis’ growing population of English Language Learners has only increased the need for such engagement, she said.

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Sign up to help welcome grad students Aug. 20-30.

Help Welcome Graduate Students for Fall 2018

August 03, 2018

Welcoming our new and returning graduate students is crucial and impactful for Webster University. Again this year the Welcome Student Committee is in need of your help staffing our Welcome Tables during the weeks of Aug. 20-30, 2018. If you are interested in offering your time and energy, please sign-up to volunteer through the link in this post. We hope to see you as we welcome students to campus!

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Webster staff from seven departments took this training to help them prepare student leaders to be curators of change.

Peer Educator Training Helps Webster Staff Prepare Student Leaders

August 03, 2018

Staff members from seven departments attended a NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Certified Peer Educator (CPE) "train the trainer" facilitation Aug. 1. The CPE training helps train students towards the development of leadership skills so that they are more comfortable in engaging with their peers around important topics. This will be integrated into Residential Assistant Training, Peer Mentor/Connection Leader Training, Student Athlete Mentor Training, and much more. Contact Justin Barton if you are interested in the training for your student leaders.

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Sister Barbara Nicholas (right) at the annual Webster University alumni event at Churchill Downs

Webster Alumna Elected Sisters of Loretto President, More Join Leadership

July 31, 2018

The Sisters of Loretto elected Sister Barbara Nicholas SL as their new president at the congregation’s weeklong delegate assembly this July in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The 1965 graduate of Webster University (then Webster College) will begin a six-year term on Jan. 1, 2019. At the assembly, several fellow Webster alumni (Sharon Kassing, Mary Catherine Rabbitt, Vicki Schwartz) were also named to the executive committee.

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Webster's women's track and field team won an all-academic team award for the fourth time in the last five years.

Women's Track and Field, Illig Honored for Academics

July 30, 2018

Webster University's women's track and field team was honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with a 2017-18 All-Academic Team Award. Senior women's track and field athlete Meghan Illig also earned NCAA Division III All-Academic Honors for 2017-18. Webster has now earned a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Award for the fourth time in the last five years, including three straight awards from 2013-16.

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Athens

Psychology Majors Study Abroad in Athens

July 25, 2018

Webster University psychology majors Lily Davis, Rachel Downey, Reese Moore, and Emilia Triola are participating in the thematic “Global Health and Inequality” study abroad experience at the Webster Athens campus. Led by associate professor of Psychology Eric Goedereis, the students from the Webster Groves campus are enrolled in two, three-credit courses, plus a one-credit International Field Experience.

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Anas

Webster Ghana hosts globally renowned investigative journalist Anas Aremeway Anas

July 25, 2018

Webster University Ghana and EAA Productions hosted undercover investigative journalist Anas Aremeway Anas for the media summit, "ReImagineGH2018: stories, standards and struggle," on July 19. The summit explored the future of investigative journalism in Ghana, what role investigative journalism plays in Ghanaian/African society and how educational institutions such as Webster Ghana could contribute to the development of investigative journalists through the offering of the Media Communications program.

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smoke-free

Tobacco-Free, Smoke-Free Campus Initiative Begins Aug. 15

July 18, 2018

Effective Aug. 15, 2018, Webster University’s main campus in Webster Groves will be designated as a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus, joining the many universities across the United States and in Missouri in setting this policy. This policy change reinforces our commitment to preserving and improving the health and comfort of our students, faculty, staff and guests.

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The 2017-18 team compiled a 3.62 GPA that placed Webster in the Top 25 of all NCAA D-III programs nominated for the award.

Webster Volleyball Earns 10th Consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award

July 18, 2018

For the 10th consecutive year, Webster University was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association with a Team Academic Award. The award recognizes teams who have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom. During the 2017-18 school year, Webster's volleyball team compiled a 3.62 team grade point average that placed the Gorloks in the Top 25 of all NCAA Division III programs nominated for the award.

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