News Articles


Leiden: 'The Human Side of Presenting/Lecturing Online' Virtual Presentation

September 24, 2020

Staff and faculty at Webster University Leiden joined an online workshop, "The Human Side of Presenting/Lecturing Online," on Sept. 15-16. These workshops were offered by Jonathan Talbott, senior faculty in the GCP and Media Studies department, who has coached more than 250 TED and TEDx talks that have achieved millions of hits online. The workshop stemmed from the constructive feedback received during the Leiden faculty meeting in July, and to facilitate Hyflex/remote teaching for students in a way that utilizes teaching tools effectively.

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New Inductees to Webster Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society

May 12, 2020

Webster University’s Eta Alpha chapter of Sigma Iota Rho inducted 26 new members on May 8. These new members will further the honor society’s mission to acknowledge scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international affairs. The virtual induction began with a welcome by Eta Alpha co-presidents Brandon Jackson and Daniela Piazzi, followed by a keynote from Webster University President, Julian Z. Schuster.

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Nives Rumenjak, Webster Leiden

News Around Webster: Newsam, Rumenjak, Cosic, Stiles

March 05, 2020

Nives Rumenjak published an article in "Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication" about political cartooning and freedom of expression in multicultural societies. ... Dance adjunct faculty member Monica Newsam will perform at the 2nd International Meeting of Circus Schools March. ... Debbie Stiles and her Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology graduate students presented their research at the Society for Cross-Cultural Research in Seattle. ... Zlatko Cosic's films will screen in St. Louis and Michigan.

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Ellard, Palmore Trains Leiden Community on Student Success Portal

December 05, 2019

Erica Ellard, director of the Academic Resource Center, and Erik Palmore, director of the Faculty Development Center, spent a week in November at the Leiden campus holding training sessions for faculty, staff, and students on the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, and other University resources to support student success.

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Leiden Commemorates Fall of Berlin Wall with Simulation, Panel

November 18, 2019

On Nov. 7 Webster's Leiden campus commemorated the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with the four-hour program on the topic: “30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall - Pax Europeana or Securitization of Europe?” Hosted by the International Relations Department, and two student clubs – Model United Nations Association and the International Relations Club. The event included two simulation games and Ambassadors’ Discussion Panel.    

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Dutch, EU Parliamentarian van der Laan Guest Lecturer at Webster Leiden

November 05, 2019

On Oct. 29, Webster University Leiden hosted guest lecturer Lousewies van der Laan, a former fraction leader of the Democrat 66 party in the Dutch Parliament, former EU parliamentarian, and currently head of corporate affairs at Eurojust, the EU agency for judicial co-operation in criminal matters. Van der Laan discussed her current activities at Eurojust and about her former political career, explaining why an organization like Eurojust is so vital in modern Europe.

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Webster Leiden Hosts Keys2Hope Concert In Amsterdam

October 14, 2019

Webster University Leiden and Bridge2Hope foundation organized a piano concert, Keys2hope, on Sept. 29 with pianist Raluca Sabau in the beautiful Amstelkerk in Amsterdam. The Bridge2hope foundation, formerly known as the Bijlmer Project, works with survivors of human trafficking, bought and sold for sexual exploitation in the Netherlands and the European Union.

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Webster director Jean Paul van Marissing congratulated Fried Kramer with his recent appointment as Program Director of the Leiden City of Science 2022 organization.

Leiden Named 'City of Science' 2022

October 03, 2019

The city of Leiden has received the prestigious title "European City of Science" for the year 2022. As a result, the home city of Webster's campus in the Netherlands will host the biggest biennial multidisciplinary science convention of Europe in 2022. “This will be a great opportunity for our faculty, Leiden students and study abroad students coming to our campus in 2022,” says Jean Paul van Marissing, director of Webster Leiden Campus.

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Students Examine Struggles in 'Night of Dictatorship' in The Hague

September 20, 2019

Webster University international relations faculty members Iwona Gusc and Nives Rumenjak led 60 students from the Leiden campus through a thought-provoking evening during the annual Night of Dictatorship in The Hague. The question this year was "Which story do you believe?" asking attendees to think critically about power and authority. Students heard from journalists, human rights defenders and refugees, and also learned about the Netherlands' transition to democracy.

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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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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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Students discuss themes at the Global Student Leadership Summit

Students Bond, Strategize, Prepare for Action at Leadership Summit

May 30, 2019

Students from Webster campuses in Accra, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna and Webster Groves are deep into the planning for Friday's presentations on strategies to improve student experiences at each of their campuses as part of the Global Student Leadership Summit. All week they have engaged in leadership theory, inter-cultural bonding and reflections, and an issues management case study as part of this unique immersive experience that John Buck explained can only happen at Webster University.

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Class of 2019

Commencements begin for Class of 2019

May 17, 2019

Webster University's 100th graduating class has begun celebrating at commencement ceremonies across the network, including ceremonies last weekend in Geneva, Leiden, St. Louis and Thailand with more to come this weekend and through the summer. Overall, the class includes 5,000 graduates -- ranging in age from 19 to 72 -- and representing 101 countries across the globe.

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Celebrating the intercampus football championship

Geneva Hosts Intercampus Football, 'Webster's Got Talent' Final

May 03, 2019

Each year, students from across Webster University's European campuses gather for a weekend of activities, including a student leaders’ summit, an intercampus football (soccer) tournament and the European finals of "Webster’s Got Talent." This year was hosted by Student Affairs in Geneva, led by Kristina Shimkus, welcoming about 50 student leaders and participants from Webster’s Leiden and Vienna campuses to join their counterparts in Geneva.

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Humanitarian Perspectives on a Global Scale at Webster Leiden

March 20, 2019

Webster Leiden's International Relations Department welcomed humanitarian perspectives on a global scale to start the Spring 2019 semester. Visiting leaders from Malaysia, legal experts and NGO coordinators from around Europe engaged students in Leiden, while local trips and regional conferences brought them into the field.

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