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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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The students with Professor Stiles, who first conducted the study in 1988.

Psychology Students to Replicate Research in Leiden

December 17, 2018

Six Webster Leiden psychology students and their professor, Debbie Stiles, have begun the replication of a research study first conducted at Webster Leiden by Stiles in 1988. The project, "Conceptions of the Ideal Man or Woman by International Students in the Netherlands in 1988, 2007, and 2018/2019," is under the guidance of Stiles, who taught at Webster Leiden in 1988 and 2007. In 2018 she is at the campus as part of the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship.

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Tom Cornell with his grandson in studio at Fox 2

In the News: Chamber Singers, Dean Cornell live; Leiden Digital Starters

November 26, 2018

The Chamber Singers performed live twice Friday morning on Fox 2 News, ahead of the Department of Music's annual "Gift to the City" concerts. ... Tom Cornell read a children’s book on air at Fox 2 Sunday morning, then discussed what to look for when buying books for toddlers as they learn to read. ... Webster Leiden's "Move it Forward: Female Digital Starters" event was featured by Dutch News.

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In the News: Balogun on Africa, Shah in Dutch News; Rodak on Melbourne

September 28, 2018

Emmanuel Balogun co-wrote a guest column in the Sept. 27 issue of the Washington Post drawing on his research on health crises initiatives in Africa. ... Leiden's Sheetal Shah is the latest subject in the “10 Questions” series on Dutch News, discussing her experiences in India and the Netherlands. ... Dawn Rodak and the new Melbourne location are the cover story of the Brevard Business News, describing Webster's history and plans in this coastal Florida region.

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Dr. Derek Butler (center, front) hosted the group at BASECLEAR at the Leiden BioScience Park.

Leiden Campus Hosts China MBA Students, Alumni

August 30, 2018

A group of 22 Webster China MBA students and alumni completed a summer study tour through the Netherlands this month, hosted by the Webster Leiden campus. Activities included Webster faculty lectures and site visits on topics like consumer technology, biotech, EU economy and more. It was the 11th such tour with Webster China MBA partners Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), and the University of Electronic Science and Technology China (UESTC).

tags: academics, alumni, extended campus, global, home page, school of business and technology, leiden, china, the netherlands, mba, study abroad, webster life, webster today

Gorloks on the beach in The Hague.

Leiden Alumni Reconnect for Ocean Race Event in The Hague

July 26, 2018

Webster University Leiden alumni from the graduating classes of 2000 to 2018 networked and shared their Webster stories during an alumni event last month at Scheveningen beach in The Hague during the Volvo Ocean Race. The race is a major event in the Netherlands, and served as a perfect opportunity to bring alumni together. Some were attending their first Webster event since graduation.

tags: alumni, global, webster life, leiden, webster today

Catherine Schook's presentation in Portugal led to an invitation to present a workshop at a Sex Positive conference in Norway.

Leiden Student's Sexology Research Leads to More Opportunities

June 06, 2018

Catherine Schook, a MA in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling Psychology student at Webster Leiden Campus, recently presented her research findings on sex positive attitudes at the European Federation of Sexology (EFS) Congress in Albuferia, Portugal on behalf of Webster Leiden. Her presentation eld to an invitation to the Youth Committee of EFS and also to give a workshop at an upcoming Sex Positive Conference in Oslo, Norway, based on her research at Webster.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, leiden, psychology, research, students, global, webster life, webster today

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Alumni Digital Publication Glimpse Presents Winter 2018 Issue

March 09, 2018

The Office of Advancement's Winter 2018 issue of “Glimpse,” the digital publication for Webster University alumni worldwide. With stories from the Netherlands to St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. to New York City, “Glimpse” provides a snapshot of Webster’s alumni, faculty, staff and students doing the extraordinary.

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The panel took questions from the audience in Leiden.

Leiden Panel Covers Balkan-EU Relations 10 Years after Kosovo Independence

March 02, 2018

The International Relations Department at Webster's Leiden campus hosted an expert panel on Balkan relations with the EU around the 10th anniversary of Kosovar independence. The panel included an ambassador, former European Parliament member and a faculty member who worked on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The event coincided with current student coursework for a conference on "Political Expediency Behind International Criminal Courts" this weekend in The Hague.

tags: college of arts and sciences, global, leiden, international relations, webster life, webster today

On the Beestenmarkt in Leiden

Leiden Students Lead 'One Billion Rising' Event

March 01, 2018

Webster University Leiden campus organizers mobilized fellow students, faculty and women’s groups from the area for a "One Billion Rising" event on Valentine’s Day, dancing on the Beestenmarkt in the city. In the largest turnout yet for this annual student-led event, their flash mob danced to "Break the Chain" as part of the global campaign to raise awareness of and stop violence against women and girls.

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