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Golf Team Earns Special Academic Recognition from GCAA

July 18, 2019

The Webster University men's golf team was one of only eight NCAA Division III programs to earn both an All-Academic Team honor as well as the prestigious President's Special Recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Webster was the only school from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honored by the GCAA and one of only six schools from Missouri to earn a Team Academic Award and one of three Missouri schools to earn a President's Special Recognition.

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Webster faculty with President Jerry John Rawlings

Webster Ghana Students Visit Former President Jerry J Rawlings

July 18, 2019

One of the greatest highlights of the International Relations summer program at Webster University Ghana was the July 16th visit to the office of the former President of the Republic of Ghana, Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings. In a three-hour session, students were given a rare opportunity to query the charismatic leader about his tenure (1968-1992) as President of the Republic of Ghana as well as to discuss his current views on the country and sub-region, its people and future.

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Webster alumni were featured as 30 Under 30 honorees in the July 12 edition of the St. Louis Business Journal.

Webster MBA Alumni in Business Journal's 2019 '30 Under 30'

July 17, 2019

Two Webster University alumni were among the honorees this month in the St. Louis Business Journal's 2019 30 Under 30 Awards. Malcolm Crawford and Nesmira Muratovic, graduates of Webster's MBA program, were highlighted as "the next generation of metro-area movers and shakers who are going places." They were honored at a July 11 cocktail reception and featured in the July 12 print edition of the Business Journal on pages 41 and 46.

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Get discounts on career dress apparel at the Sept. 22 Suit Up event

Student Discount on Career Dress Apparel at Suit-Up Event

July 15, 2019

The Career Planning and Development Center, in partnership with JCPenney at West County Center, will host its first Suit-Up event on Sept. 22 ahead of Webster University’s Fall 2019 Career Fair. At the event, students can save up to 60 percent off select men’s and women’s career dress apparel, shoes and accessories when they use the extra 30 percent off Suit-Up coupon available at the event. Students can register for the event through Handshake.

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Webster University in the Community Days Parade

Bee-autiful: University in Webster Groves Community Days July 4 Parade

July 10, 2019

Students and alumni joined Webster University's team in the annual Webster Groves July 4 Community Days Parade, which celebrates the national holiday in the community where Webster University was founded in 1915. Among the Webster giveaways were fans designed to help keep America “bee-autiful” with bee- and pollinator-friendly tips provided by Nicole Miller-Struttmann, the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed professor in Biological Sciences.

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Panelists at the Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit

Ghana Campus Director, Visiting Faculty on National Stages

July 10, 2019

The past weekend was a notable one for Webster University Ghana as the campus director, Christa Sanders, was invited to speak on a panel at the 2019 Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit in Accra, while Webster's chair of the Management Department, Eric Rhiney was on the platform for the 3rd Annual Women in PR Summit in Accra. The Homecoming Summit is an annual initiative under the auspices of Diaspora Affairs and the Office of the President.

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Webster student Dana Rue with Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ion Lazarenco during his visit to Webster Athens

Webster Athens Hosts Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Ion Lazarenco

July 09, 2019

During the last days of June 2019, Webster Athens students, faculty and staff had the honour to welcome the Moldavian humanitarian, marathon swimmer and candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, Ion Lazarenco Tiron. His speech echoed his background as a Moldavian immigrant and his vision of contribution for his birthplace. Lazarenco is the eighth man in the world to conquer the Seven Channels around the world and the first to accomplish it on his first attempt.

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John Grainger

Grainger Named Academic Director of Webster University Tashkent

July 08, 2019

Webster University has named John Grainger the academic director of its location in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In this role, Grainger will work to grow Webster’s programs in Tashkent, build the Webster network in Central Asia and manage Webster's partnership with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education. Grainger brings to Webster a broad background in international educational management and success in academic and entrepreneurial leadership roles.

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Webster alumnus Austin Ratanasitee with the Stanley Cup.

Communications Alum Documents Stanley Cup-Winning Blues

July 08, 2019

For St. Louisans, June 12, 2019, will forever be etched in memory as the day the St. Louis Blues ended a 52-year wait for their first Stanley Cup. Webster University alumnus Austin Ratanasitee was there to help document it all in his role as video and digital content producer for Blue Note Productions. He gained hands-on experience for the role as an undergraduate and graduate student at Webster, where Ratanasitee was an integral part of Webster Athletics' digital media efforts, including live streaming of games, taking photos, creating graphics and social media.

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Scholarship winners

Four Webster Students Win 2019 Press Club Scholarships

July 01, 2019

Four Webster University School of Communications students were among the 15 students who won 2019 media scholarships from the St. Louis Press Club. Emma Bright, studying film, television and video production; Aly Camacho, studying photography; Julia Peschel, studying photography; and McKenzie Magnus, a graduate student in media production, were presented with awards during a May 31 luncheon at the Missouri Athletic Club.

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See 32 entries from Webster University community members at the 2019 Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Webster Students, Faculty Alumni in St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

June 30, 2019

Eight Webster University School of Communications students, 19 alumni, and two faculty members have had films accepted into the 2019 Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. This year's 29 individual entrants with 32 entries is comparable to the 30 entrants of 2018 who made up more than a quarter of the showcase entries.

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This is the 8th year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program July 17-26

June 30, 2019

The Academic Resource Center and academic partners throughout campus are gearing up for the Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program to be held July 17-26. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During the 10-day program, TAP students live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in campus workshops and activities, including the faculty "lunch and learn," to help them transition to university life.

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Jim Myers and Susan Polgar present Mitzy Caballero with her prizes.

Peruvian Wins International Girls' Invitational Chess Tournament

June 28, 2019

Mitzy Caballero of Peru has won the 2019 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational chess tournament held this week at Webster University. The 16th edition of the annual tournament was its largest ever, drawing 90 top young female chess players from 11 countries, 38 U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces. Caballero's victory is worth $120,000 in scholarships, cash and prizes.

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Anna Grobelny

Grobelny Named to Academic All-America Track/Cross Country Team

June 26, 2019

Webster University senior Anna Grobelny has been named to the 2018-19 Division III Google Cloud Academic All-America Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Team selected by CoSIDA. She is just the fourth Webster student-athlete to earn Academic All-American honors from CoSIDA and the first since 2013. Grabelny graduated this spring with a degree in Biological Sciences and an emphasis on Research and Technology. She is one of 18 women on this year's Academic All-America Team to carry a 4.0 GPA.

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