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News media coverage with Webster University faculty and staff

In the News: Cuille, Joe Schuster, van der Steege and Yang Fan

March 07, 2017

Endowed professor of French Lionel Cuille was profiled in the March 3 St. Louis Business Journal, Communications and Journalism professor Joe Schuster was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on former Cardinal Charlie Peete, and Madeleine van der Steege and Yang Fan were quoted on Webster Leiden's offerings for women entrepreneur development.

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Centre Francophone hosts a forum on Reimagining French Instruction for the 21st Century

February 28, 2017

Webster University’s Centre Francophone and Vista Higher Learning will host a forum on Reimagining French Instruction for the 21st Century on March 4, from 8:30-11 a.m., in the EAB. This event is hosted by Lionel Cuillé, the Jane and Bruce Robert endowed professor of French at Webster University.

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Human Rights in Mexico: Hear from Parents of the Disappeared

October 26, 2016

On Sept. 26-27, 2014, 43 students were kidnapped at Iguala/Ayoztinapa in the state of Guerrero. Parents of one student who remains missing and another who evaded being taken will share their experiences and also talk about the current human rights and migration issues in Mexico. There are two opportunities to hear from them on Oct. 31 at Webster.

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Snapshot: Spanish class celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 27, 2016

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), students in Spanish and Methods in the Teaching of Foreign Languages and ILC teaching assistants, attended the St. Louis Public Library event, We Are St. Louis: Mexican Heritage on Sept. 21, learning about the history of the Mexican community in St. Louis.

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Students play the flag matching game.

2016 Rosita Awards Add Extra Flair to Annual Event

May 10, 2016

The Department of International Languages and Cultures hosted the 16th annual Rosita Award Ceremony on April 29, welcoming about 75 attendees for the catered dinner, student performances, games and awards. The Rosita Award recognizes students who embrace the spirit of multilingualism by continuing the study of language beyond the beginning level.

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This year’s recipients are Emily Thompson, Rozan Riley, Mercedes Stephenson, Bruce Umbaugh

Excellence in Teaching: Kemper Winners Thompson, Umbaugh, Riley, Stephenson

May 10, 2016

The William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded each year to two full-time and two part-time faculty members at Webster University who demonstrate teaching at its finest. This year’s recipients are Emily Thompson, Bruce Umbaugh, Rozan Riley and Mercedes Stephenson.

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Students from nine St. Louis area high schools discussed the importance of pursuing a minor or a major in French

Snapshot: Centre Francophone Hosts French Essay Contest

April 20, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, the Centre Francophone at Webster University hosted the French Essay Contest of the Alliance Française ("Concours de rédaction") on Saturday, April 16, in the East Academic Building. Lionel Cuillé welcomed 113 students from nine St. Louis area high schools to discuss the importance of pursuing a minor or a major in French.

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Students collaborated to create subtitles for the 1952 Austrian film, 'April 1st 2000.'

Cinema Meets Language Study in Vienna, St. Louis Interdisciplinary Collaboration

April 18, 2016

Students studying Austrian cinema through Webster Vienna had a challenge. Their peers in German language class in St. Louis had a solution. Faculty members Holger Lang and Paula Hanssen conceived two courses that allowed students to enroll at their local campus while working in close collaboration to achieve a shared interdisciplinary goal. Their work creating subtitles for the Austrian film “April 1st 2000” taught them about language, cultural identity and perceptions of historical events.

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Hwang and Navia Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

April 15, 2016

Sheila Hwang, Department of English, and Silvia Navia, Department of International Languages and Cultures, have been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. They will be two of 16 U.S. humanities scholars at the summer seminar, "Mapping, Text, and Travel” where they will advance their on-going research.

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Matias Ochoa and Felix Cramer

ILC Student Exchange Program Makes 2016 Selection

April 12, 2016

The Department of International Languages and Cultures (ILC) is excited to announce its 2016 selections for the Webster University / Universidad Nacional de Cuyo student exchange program. Webster Freshman, Felix Cramer, has been selected to spend the Fall 2016 semester in Mendoza, Argentina. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo student, Maria Mercedes Romero Day, has been selected to spend one year at the Webster University home campus in Webster Groves. As this year's program concludes, ILC's current Argentinian teaching assistant, Matias Ochoa, returns home to Argentina May 2016.

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Ervin (center, in green) was one of 16 graduates from a range of fields at the National Security Roundtable.

Ervin on Security Roundtable, Reed Accepts Patriot Award, Hanssen Honored by German Society

March 30, 2016

Colorado Springs' Margaret Reed accepted the Patriot Award for support of Guard and Reserve members, professor of German Paula Hanssen received the Friedrich Hecker Freedom Award from the German American Heritage Society of Saint Louis, and Fort Leavenworth's Katie Ervin was one of 16 participants in the National Security Roundtable program co-hosted by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College’s School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) and the CGSC Foundation.

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Vienna-Bound Student Awarded German Heritage Scholarship

March 17, 2016

Webster University German major Sara Risker has won the $2,500 German American Heritage Society scholarship. She will study at Webster's Vienna campus in Spring II. Webster students who major or minor in German and will study abroad at the Vienna campus or Webster's partner in Trier, Germany, are encouraged to apply for next year.

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