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Kaat was longtime academic director and faculty member at Webster's Leiden campus.

Remembering Jacques Kaat, Former Leiden Academic Director

December 07, 2017

The Webster University community mourned the passing of Jacques Kaat, former academic director of the Leiden campus in the Netherlands. Serving as academic director at Leiden from 2000-14, Kaat was instrumental in bringing Dutch accreditation to the Leiden campus and is remembered as an exceptional leader and friend among colleagues throughout the Webster global network.

tags: employee news, global, webster life, leiden, netherlands, in memoriam, faculty, webster today

Ambassador Karabaranga with Webster Leiden students

Victims of Genocide Remembered as Rwanda Ambassador Visits Leiden

April 21, 2016

The International Relations Club and the International Relations Department at Webster University Leiden, had the great privilege of hosting, his Excellency Rwanda Ambassador Jean Pierre Karabaranga. Webster Leiden alumna and recruiter Olive Mukabalisa, herself a survivor of genocide in Rwanda, led a beautiful ceremony honoring and remembering the tragic victims of the genocide against the Tutsi’s. The event was co-sponsored by the Embassy of Republic Rwanda in The Hague.

tags: global, webster life, webster today, leiden, netherlands, international relations

Van Marissing discusses Webster with WTC Today.

In the News: Polgar on KTRS; van Marissing on WTC cover

April 07, 2016

Susan Polgar was the guest on the KTRS 550 morning show to talk about the Webster chess team's fourth consecutive national championship in collegiate chess, her coaching approach, and the work the players put in to prepare. ... Jean Paul van Marissing was on the cover of WTC Today, the publication of World Trade Center Amsterdam, for a two-page interview on Webster's history and offerings in the Netherlands.

tags: academics, employee news, chess, in the news, leiden, netherlands, global, webster life, webster today

While in the Netherlands, President Stroble joined in the Webster celebration of International Women's Day and a meeting on The Bijlmer Project.

Snapshot: Stroble in Leiden on Women's Day, Bijlmer Project

March 10, 2016

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble met with members of the Leiden campus while in the Netherlands earlier this week. The visit coincided with International Women's Day, and she joined the campus celebration of that event as well as the latest meeting on The Bijlmer Project, a nonprofit, grassroots collaborative project at Webster Leiden that assists victims of human trafficking. The St. Louis campus will host an event on trafficking on March 19.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, human rights, legal studies, leiden, netherlands, global, president, webster today

Honoring Beer Brinkers '04 MA '07

Webster Netherlands Honors Beer Brinkers '04, MA '07

February 04, 2016

The Hall of Fame at Webster University the Netherlands selected Beer Brinkers '04, MA'07 as among the honored alumni who reflect high achievement in their chosen competitive arena. Brinkers was celebrated with a reception at the Leiden campus where he delivered his talk, "How to set up a successful global business." Also as part of the event, faculty member Arie Barendregt, also a Webster alum, MBA, gave a "mini-lecture" on how to effectively market your company.

tags: alumni, global, netherlands, leiden, school of business and technology, school of communications, webster life, webster today

Webster alumnus Dave Mead and Netherlands campus director Jean Paul van Marissing

Alumnus Profile: Marketing in the Netherlands

January 25, 2016

Webster University alumnus Dave Mead, who graduated from the Leiden campus in 1994 with a BA in Strategic Marketing Management and Media Communication, has used the combined perspectives of American and Dutch education in his work for two companies and with charities. The leader of the Webster University Alumni Association the Netherlands is stepping down after nine years of service to create more time for his volunteer work.

tags: alumni, global, advancement, leiden, netherlands, marketing, media communications, school of communications, webster today

Snapshots: Spring New Student Orientation around the World

January 21, 2016

The beginning of 2016 brought a new round of student orientation at Webster campuses around the globe, as many students either began their undergraduate or graduate studies or embarked on a study abroad experience at a different campus within Webster's network. See photos of their first steps in Accra, Bangkok, Cha-Am, Geneva, Leiden and Vienna.

tags: academics, global, geneva, netherlands, leiden, vienna, ghana, thailand, students, orientation, webster life, webster today

Webster director Jean Paul van Marissing [Photo by Wouter van Ierssel]

Cybersecurity Featured in Netherlands

January 06, 2016

An interview with Webster the Netherlands director Jean Paul van Marissing featured in Hello Zuidas discusses the threat of cyber crime and how Webster's cybersecurity program will be offered in the Netherlands in 2016. "Lots of employers assume it will never happen to them – until it does and your entire business is paralyzed," he said.

tags: academics, global, school of business and technology, cybersecurity, cyber security, netherlands, webster today

Joel Antonie advocates for refugees, with a focus on those the world has forgotten.

Netherlands Alumnus Knows Each Refugee Has a Story

November 11, 2015

With the refugees crisis in the news, Webster University alumnus Joel Antonie reminds people that every refugee has a story. He works with them every day in his job for the Netherlands Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), a career he pursued thanks to Webster faculty like Anne de Graaf and the late Peter van Krieken.

tags: academics, alumni, college of arts and sciences, diversity and inclusion, faculty, leiden, netherlands, international relations, global, webster today