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Chancellor to Help Launch Campaign to Fight Discrimination, Violence Against Women

February 19, 2020

Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, will help launch the African Renaissance Diaspora Network’s (ARDN) international “Red Card” Campaign at the United Nations’ New York headquarters on March 6. The campaign will raise awareness about domestic violence and gather personal pledges from people around the world to help raise awareness of discrimination and violence against women.

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Webster Forensics and Debate Wins Big at State Tournament

February 19, 2020

The Webster Forensics and Debate Team returned from the Missouri State Tournament this past Sunday, Feb. 16, bringing home four State Championships, third place overall Individual Events Sweepstakes, and 26 awards. Freshman Sarah Hammeke also qualified for the elite Interstate Oratory Tournament, the nation’s oldest forensic tournament. Only two people per state are selected to attend the competition each year. Webster has previously qualified individuals and won third place in that prestigious tournament.

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Professor David Clewell, poet laureate of Missouri (2010 - 2012) passed away Saturday morning.

Remembering David Clewell: Missouri Poet Laureate and Honored Professor

February 16, 2020

David Clewell, Missouri’s poet laureate from 2010-2012, author of 10 collections of poetry and more than 50 other works that appeared in various publications, and a long-time professor of literature at Webster University, passed away early Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, his relatives confirmed. He was 65.

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Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble is leading a national discussion about the value of independent institutions of higher education.

Value of a Private College Education: Chancellor Leads Discussion on Access, Equity, Student Success

February 13, 2020

The Council of Independent Colleges is hosting a series of workshops to provide data and persuasive arguments that equip campus faculty and staff to make the case for the value of private institutions. Leading that effort is the CIC Board of Director’s Public Information Committee, chaired by Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble.

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In the News: Falconer on black history, Smith on fake photos, Baseball ranked 1st

February 11, 2020

Jameca Falconer was interviewed by KWMU about approaches to teaching black history to school children of varying ages. ... Julie Smith was turned into an animation for an Arizona news station that asked her to give lessons on how to tell if online information is real or fake. ... The Webster baseball team was highlighted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as it enters the season ranked first in all of NCAA Division III.

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Vienna Students Win Top Awards at Warwick Economics Summit

February 10, 2020

Webster Vienna students are celebrating after claiming two out of a possible three awards at the Warwick Economics Summit 2020. Last week, the 2020 Summit welcomed Webster Vienna’s delegation of 14 students, who joined over 500 other student delegates representing 63 countries and 43 universities worldwide, for a weekend of lectures, debates, and student-led seminars.

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Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

Chancellor Stroble: We must innovate to advance success for students' diverse needs

February 05, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble highlighted two Webster University initiatives to illustrate her chapter in the President to President thought leadership series. The chapter notes that "no single solution" can address the dynamics of how we educate, whom we educate, for what purpose, and with what value. Webster's TAP program and the Online Learning Center's quality improvement initiative are two examples of assessing and meeting the "twin needs of access and success" for a diverse and dynamically changing student population.

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In the News: Ghana featured; Falconer on attention; Smith on 'fake news'

February 05, 2020

Jameca Falconer was a guest on St. Louis on the Air to discuss attention spans and how they can impact the lengthy impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Senate. ... Webster Ghana was featured for its community events, and also mentioned in an Op/Ed about the importance of Africa's academic, economic and cultural importance to St. Louis. Julie Smith was interviewed by Thompson Coburn about “fake news,” Russian misinformation, and what average citizens can do.

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Study Abroad at Webster

Study Abroad Scholarships Awarded to 22 Students

February 05, 2020

The Office of Study Abroad is happy to announce that Webster study abroad scholarships have been awarded to students going abroad on Spring 2020 programs. Overall, 22 students received awards, 16 for the Spring Semester, 2 for Spring 2 and 4 for Spring Break programs. Awards ranged from $1,000-$4,000 and the average award was around $2,500.

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Nick McGeehon recently helped a local family find a new home for Christmas.

Webster Graduate Gives Back to His Community

January 31, 2020

Homeless on Halloween. That would have been the story of Charles and Katya Campbell last year. After some problems with their landlord and a maintenance man, the couple was threatened with eviction from their apartment. But a group of good Samaritans that included 2007 Webster University graduate Nick McGeehon helped find them a new home before the holidays.

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Student Curated Exhibit Focuses on Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation With the Past

January 27, 2020

Back to Our Roots,” a diverse and inclusive exhibition of art created by Webster University students that aims to address a reconciliation with the past, will open at the Webster University Arcade Contemporary Art Projects in the Arcade Building in Downtown St. Louis on Feb. 21. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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2020-21 Faculty Research Grant Recipients Announced

January 27, 2020

The Office of the President announced the 20 recipients and 19 projects receiving 2020-21 Faculty Research Grants. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities that will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University.

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Joanna Battles Receives the 2020 Wilma Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award

January 27, 2020

The Office of the President has announced the recipient of the 2020 Wilma Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award: Joanna Battles, associate professor in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Since 1977, the Messing has been awarded to full-time faculty members for internationally focused summer activities that will strengthen the curriculum and improve the teaching/learning experience. Faculty proposals are peer-reviewed by an appointed University committee.

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Chancellor Beth Stroble

Podcast: Stroble on Diversity, Inclusion, Higher Education Leadership

January 24, 2020

Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was the guest for a two-part episode on the Woman Overboard podcast hosted by St. Louis media personality and Webster University alumna Nancy Koplar. Topics covered during the lively interview include Webster's emphasis on diversity and inclusion, its global footprint and activities at the newest campuses in Ghana and Uzbekistan, and Stroble's reflections on a career in higher education leadership.

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