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Dr. Anton Wallner was named the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Anton Wallner Appointed Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

February 23, 2017

Anton S. Wallner, associate dean of Undergraduate Programs and a professor of Chemistry at Barry University in Florida, was appointed the new dean of Webster University’s College of Arts and Sciences, it was announced today. Wallner will start the new position this summer, just in time to help faculty and staff move into Browning Hall, the Interdisciplinary Science Building.

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The story appeared Feb. 16 with St. Louis Magazine photo illustration by Kevin A. Roberts.

In the News: Webster MBA student from Egypt profiled in St. Louis Magazine

February 22, 2017

"The faculty went out of their way to ensure that her transition was going smoothly." Webster University student Asmaa Hassan Ahmed Ali was profiled in St. Louis Magazine for her experiences since coming to St. Louis via an international scholarship program that helps Egyptian women earn MBAs.

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Webster Ghana's Black History Month events include panel discussions and educational events for local schools.

Ghana Marks Black History Month with AAAG, Du Bois Centre, U.S. Embassy

February 16, 2017

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, partnered with with the African-American Association of Ghana (AAAG), the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, and the U.S. Embassy to celebrate Black History Month with a series of panels and educational events for high schools and children on topics such as Pan Africanism, the diaspora, and African arts and culture.

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Faculty Research Grant

2017 Faculty Research Grant Recipients Announced

February 16, 2017

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 23 recipients and 22 projects of the 2017 Faculty Research Grants. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University. Click through to view the recipients.

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Webster student at city hall

Vienna Students Practice Waltz, Head to Ball of Sciences

February 15, 2017

Webster University students at the Vienna campus once again participated in the annual Wiener Ball Der Wissenschaften (Vienna Ball of Sciences) held at Vienna's historic city hall. A week before the formal event, dance instructor Gernot Pruschak walked them through classics, including the Viennese waltz, while a reception held at Webster Vienna before the ball prepared students for an unforgettable cultural experience.

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Chris Parr teaches courses in East Asian religions.

2017 Messing Award: Parr to Study Buddhist Art in China

February 15, 2017

This year’s recipient of the Wilma and Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award is Chris Parr, professor in the Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will spend two weeks in China in the summer of 2017 with a focus on the cultural context of Buddhist art in several towns and ancient capitals.

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The captioned videos feature Webster students sharing their online experiences in Webster degree programs.

Testimonial Videos Highlight Online Student, Blended Learning Experience

February 14, 2017

The Online Learning Center has created video testimonials featuring fully online graduate students and blended program learners discussing their experiences taking Webster University courses and programs online. The testimonials provide a range of perspectives for current and prospective students and are available for use in promotional or educational purposes.

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Webster Athens International Security class with professor John Nomikos

International Security Class Visits Migration Headquarters in Athens

February 13, 2017

Students in the International Security class at Webster Athens visited the International Organization for Migration (IOM) headquarters to see first-hand how the migration issue is progressing on a closer and more personal level due to the many numbers of refugees stranded in Greece. Greece is the gateway to Europe for many migrants fleeing from war and persecution in their own countries.

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teaching festival about turnitin

Teaching Festival Preview: Faculty Workshop on Evaluating Student Work with Turnitin

February 10, 2017

Faculty, students and academic partners are invited to attend a presentation on “Evaluating Student Work with Turnitin” on Friday, Feb. 17, 1-2 p.m., in the Library Conference Room (Library 120). This presentation will show participants how to read and evaluate a Turnitin originality report accurately, how to identify instances of plagiarism, and how to help students avoid academic dishonesty.

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teaching festival on inclusive empowering classrooms

Teaching Festival Preview: Building an Inclusive, Empowering Classroom

February 10, 2017

Faculty, students and academic partners are invited to attend a workshop entitled “Creating Meaningful Change: Building an Inclusive and Empowering Classroom Environment,” Friday, Feb. 17, noon-1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room (Library 120). In this hands-on session, participants will strengthen their self-awareness of how they approach diverse identities (such as race, socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, nationality, ability/disability, etc.) while developing strategies for communicating with all students in their classes.

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