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The judges assess the Webster University float in the July 4, 2018 Community Days Parade.

Webster University Receives 'Outstanding' Award in July 4 Parade

July 11, 2018

Webster University's float in the annual Webster Groves Community Days July 4 parade received the "Outstanding" award in the category of Best Theme. Global Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement and Facilities Operations collaborated on the University's representation in this major community event, including constructing a float and organizing staff, alumni, student and family member volunteers to represent Webster during the parade, which drew an estimated 40,000 spectators.

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Simone Cummings, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology

In the News: Stroble on Education, Labor; Cummings feature; Essig podcasting

July 11, 2018

President Stroble was quoted in Diverse Issues in Higher Education about how the proposed merger of the federal departments of labor and education could impact college students. ... Dean Simone Cummings is the subject of a feature on Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. ... School of Communications faculty member Jeremy Essig and his new comedy podcast with Tina Dybal was profiled in The Riverfront Times.

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A fashion show and art exhibit will open in the Gateway Art Museum on July 20.

"Manology II" Fashion Show and Art Exhibit Scheduled at Gateway Art Museum

July 09, 2018

A fashion show that will explore the essence of "manhood" will be the featured event July 20 at the Gateway Art Museum. "Manology II" is the brainchild of local fashion visionary Jacquelyne Craig, founder of BLAQ Séance Productions, and William Humphrey of EYEKON Klothing. It will be accompanied by two art exhibits in the gallery space that will be on display through Aug. 20.

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Cosic's

News Around Webster: Foppiani, Kaiser, Cosic, CPDC

July 06, 2018

Geneva's Oreste Foppiani participated in and spoke at the “SOS Rule of Law” side-event at the 38th Session of the U.N. Council of Human Rights. ... The School of Education's DJ Kaiser presented at the 16th annual Asia TEFL International Conference in Macau SAR, China. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are screening at festivals in St. Louis, Chicago, and Varna, Bulgaria, this month. ... NACE featured a diversity recruiting video produced by John Link and Trezette Dixon of Webster's CPDC.

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John Pyle

John Pyle Named Chief Innovation Officer, VP for New Business

July 05, 2018

John Pyle has been appointed chief innovation officer and vice president for new business at Webster University. In this role, Pyle will grow and enhance Webster’s approaches to innovation across its services, programs and campuses to foster enrollment and revenue growth. He will lead the University’s approaches to business incubation, entrepreneurship, strategy execution, partnership and joint venture development in ways that competitively position Webster in a rapidly changing higher education sector.

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Supermodel Karlie Kloss visited Webster University's Gateway Campus as it hosted one of her “Kode with Klossie” summer camps.

Karlie Kloss Visits 'Kode with Klossy' Camp at Gateway Campus

July 02, 2018

Supermodel Karlie Kloss visited the Gateway Campus last week to drop in on one of her “Kode with Klossy” summer camps, which was hosted by Webster University. Kloss started the summer camps in 2015 to encourage more young women to learn how to write computer code and enter the fields of computer engineering, programming and design. On this visit, President Stroble presented Kloss with a Webster University coin to honor her for supporting the education of young women.

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Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Association Awards recipients!

Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Association Award Winners

June 29, 2018

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2018 Alumni Award recipients as Manal Fakhoury, Joan Marie Godoy Liere, Eve Coulson and Christopher Whitmore. The awardees will be honored during Reunion Weekend at the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception on September 29, 2018. Congratulations to these amazing alumni!

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Presenters spoke about trade, governmental relations and entering the Brazilian market.

Webster Geneva Hosts Conference on Swiss Business with Brazil

June 28, 2018

Sixty members of the local business community gathered at Webster University's Geneva campus for a half-day conference to exchange insights, experiences and common interests for business in—and with—Brazil, in a conference organized by Dominique Jolly, head of Walker School programs at Webster Geneva. Six of the presentations are viewable in PDF form.

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Julia Feil Zimmerman

From Music to Youth Advocacy, with Help from the Career Center

June 27, 2018

Julia Feil Zimmerman was a musician with a degree from the University of California-Irvine when she changed career paths and enrolled in Webster's MA in International Relations program through the Vienna campus. Now she's a women and youth empowerment advocate at the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, in part thanks to guidance from the Career Development Center, services she encourages all Webster students to utilize.

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Seena Kohl taught for 42 years at Webster.

Remembering Seena Kohl, Anthropologist and Women's Studies Pioneer

June 25, 2018

The Webster University community remembers Seena Kohl, an anthropologist who helped found the Women's Studies program during her 42-year teaching career at Webster. Kohl was one of the earliest recipients of the Roswell Messing, Jr. Award, and in 1986 used a Faculty Development Leave to study relations among blacks, whites, and Choctaws in Mississippi. Kohl passed away this month in Helena, Montana. A memorial service on the Webster Groves campus is scheduled for July 21.

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Ambassador Reuben Brigety II visits Webster's Ghana campus as part of a 12-day tour.

Webster Ghana Hosts Former Ambassador to African Union

June 21, 2018

The Webster Ghana campus recently hosted Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II for a brief interactive session with students, faculty and staff. He shared his experiences as a diplomat and his overall professional experiences in Africa and the field of international relations. Webster was the first stop on the former U.S. representative to the African Union's 12-day African and European tour.

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Kevin Heuser

Heuser Named Sr. Director of Information Security

June 21, 2018

Kevin Heuser has been named senior director of information security for Webster University effective June 1, 2018. This is a new and important position for the University. The security of the personal information of students, faculty and staff along with University data is a high priority of the University. Heuser brings the special skill sets needed to raise awareness and develop and implement programs to continually improve data security.

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Rosenblum on TV

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bees, Rosenblum on Holocaust, Ibroscheva on media stereotypes

June 21, 2018

Warren Rosenblum was on KPLR Channel 11/Fox 2 News with representatives from the Holocaust Museum Learning Center to discuss the their summer teacher institute at Webster. ... St. Louis Public radio followed Nicole Miller-Struttmann in Forest Park as volunteers tracked bees as part of a national study. ... Elza Ibroscheva was quoted in the story, “Why are Men So Afraid of Skin-Care Products?” in Stylecast Magazine.

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Zivic and Salas

Four Webster Students Win Press Club Scholarships

June 20, 2018

Four Webster University School of Communications students were among the 15 winners of St. Louis Press Club Scholarships at a special awards luncheon at the Press Club on June 12. Three undergraduate students and one graduate student were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship applicable to the 2018-19 academic year.

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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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