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I-Fest Mixes Local Flair with Global Diversity

May 01, 2017

International Festival (I-Fest) on April 21 was a resounding success with a record turnout of over 375 people in attendance. The theme of this year’s festival was "Together in Community." The event was held in Grant Gym and highlighted local businesses and vendors as well as international performers from the St. Louis area.

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The story appeared Feb. 16 with St. Louis Magazine photo illustration by Kevin A. Roberts.

In the News: Webster MBA student from Egypt profiled in St. Louis Magazine

February 22, 2017

"The faculty went out of their way to ensure that her transition was going smoothly." Webster University student Asmaa Hassan Ahmed Ali was profiled in St. Louis Magazine for her experiences since coming to St. Louis via an international scholarship program that helps Egyptian women earn MBAs.

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Activist Bree Newsome will present the keynote address at the event. Newsome made headline in 2015 after being arrested for tearing down a Confederate flag from a South Carolina statehouse.

MLK Celebration Jan. 30: 'Tearing Hatred from the Sky'

January 19, 2017

Webster University's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 30 in the Luhr Building at 5:30 p.m. The event will include dinner, a band, and music from Webster University’s Gospel Choir. The keynote speech, entitled “Tearing Hatred from the Sky,” will be delivered by activist Bree Newsome. Free tickets can be picked up from MCISA tables in the University Center or by registering online.

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Students at a barbecue social outside of the MCISA building

MCISA Lounge Available for Students to Gather, De-Stress

November 14, 2016

As a reminder, the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs office has a student lounge that is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday as a space where students can gather, de-stress, study, hang out, whatever they like. MCISA regularly schedules programs that foster diversity of expression and provide a public forum/safe space in the struggle against exclusion and discrimination.

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International Student Orientation Oct. 17

October 17, 2016

Join the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) in welcoming our new class of international student to St. Louis from all around the world! Their orientation will be held on Monday, Oct. 17. To extend our warm welcome, please familiarize yourselves with the schedule of events and resources available to help new students when they first arrive.

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Welcome, students!

International Student Orientation Resources

August 12, 2016

Please join the MCISA in welcoming our new class of students to St. Louis from all around the world! To extend our warm welcome, please familiarize yourselves with the schedule of events and resources available to help new students when they first arrive. Use these resources to answer any questions about directions or locations of programs and to help them navigate their new campus environment.

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Crossing Borders: Resources for intercultural, interracial dialogue

July 20, 2016

Crossing Borders Education resources are available for faculty, staff and student use throughout the Webster network. With a strong focus on skill building through supporting and facilitating dialogue across difference, the three films in the Crossing Borders Trilogy open up lines of communication, demonstrate the power of listening and learning, and follow the experiences of diverse groups of college students as they live, travel and connect with one another. The MCISA is available to consult with faculty and staff on models for curricular and cocurricular implementation to support a culture of dialogue on diversity on campus.

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Student Employee Supervisor Workshop July 14: Hiring International Students

July 06, 2016

The Career Planning & Development Center, Multicultural and International Student Affairs office and International Recruitment and Services are collaborating to offer a workshop for student employee supervisors, Hiring International Students. The workshop will be held on Thursday, July 14, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the East Academic Building, room 137.

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Nicholas Hall, Nancy Haparimwi, Kim McGrath, Jennifer Dickey, Nancy Hellerud and Bethany Keller at NAFSA

Webster Hosts Study Abroad Partners, Presents at Annual NAFSA Conference

June 20, 2016

International education professionals from around the globe recently meet in Denver, Colorado for the annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference. More than 9,000 professionals gathered to discuss issues surrounding all specialties of the field. The conference featured more than 200 sessions and workshops including presentations by Webster’s Bethany Keller, assistant director of the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs, and Kim McGrath, WINS director.

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Guillermo received the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Lifetime Achievement Award.

Around Webster: Awards for Rodriguez, Drake, Hawkins, Bullerdieck

May 19, 2016

Guillermo Rodriguez received the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Lifetime Achievement Award, Corey Hawkins and Erin Bullerdieck received awards from St. Louis Community College for their partnership with its TRIO program, and Mary Ann Drake was awarded the Mae J. Hamilton Nursing Excellence Award for contribution to the education of nursing students.

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Crossing Borders Education

Crossing Borders Education Conference: Linking intercultural learning, diversity training and key skills

May 06, 2016

Join Arnd Wachter, founder and director of Crossing Borders Education (CBE), and Webster University faculty facilitators for a one-day program to support and ensure effective use of CBE intercultural resources. The CBE curriculum package is designed to link intercultural learning and diversity training through intentional activities to support a deeper level of transformative learning, enable the development of key skills such as empathy, curiosity, critical thinking, and global awareness, and stimulate interest in studying abroad.

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