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Webster Ghana's Black History Month events include panel discussions and educational events for local schools.

Ghana Marks Black History Month with AAAG, Du Bois Centre, U.S. Embassy

February 16, 2017

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, partnered with with the African-American Association of Ghana (AAAG), the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, and the U.S. Embassy to celebrate Black History Month with a series of panels and educational events for high schools and children on topics such as Pan Africanism, the diaspora, and African arts and culture.

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Members of the 2016 DBA Swiss cohort

Webster-GEM DBA Collaboration Marks 10th Anniversary Cohort

December 05, 2016

Webster University's Geneva campus celebrated 10 years of collaboration with Grenoble Ecole de Management's DBA program. This year's cohorts again represented a very culturally diverse group of students pursuing a rigorous academic part-time program that includes workshops, intensive online resources and face-to-face mentoring.

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Lake Forest along Chicago's North Shore.

Webster Welcomes Lake Forest to WINS Partner Network

November 14, 2016

Webster University welcomes its newest Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) member, Lake Forest College, a private liberal arts college along Chicago’s North shore. Founded in 1857, Lake Forest recently expanded its study abroad offerings to include nearly 200 off-campus study programs in more 70 countries. Webster’s international campuses are now a part of that expanded range of programs.

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The ORSP, Academic Affairs and the IRB will work to support scholarly productivity and success for students and faculty across the network.

Provost Announces Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

October 25, 2016

The Provost announced the creation of a new Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Sustained faculty interest and commitment to research and a new multi-year capacity building NIH grant provide Webster with the ideal opportunity to establish a new level of infrastructure and support for achieving operational and academic excellence. The OSRP will have a faculty adviser who will work with principle investigators to propose policies and develop programs supporting research.

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until the flood

The Rep's 'Until the Flood' Explores Social Unrest in St. Louis

October 10, 2016

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is offering a substantial ticket discount for all Webster University students and staff wishing to attend the premier run of "Until the Flood" Oct. 12-Nov. 6. Celebrated writer, performer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith spent a week in St. Louis, listening as many of our friends and neighbors described their lives in the wake of recent social unrest. From these conversations, Orlandersmith crafted a stunning piece that reflects the complexity of St. Louis without advancing any one viewpoint above others.

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The young leader cohort toured campus and networked with Webster students, faculty and staff.

Webster Ghana Hosts Young African Leaders in Obama Initiative

September 09, 2016

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, organized a networking and barbeque event to host the 4th Cohort of participants in President Barrack Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) who are currently undergoing leadership training at the West Africa Regional Leadership Centre (RLC) in Accra. Webster Ghana director Christa Sanders called this an important partnership between two organizations invested in the next generation of African leaders.

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Webster connected 12 companies with more than 70 job-seekers in the Kansas City area.

Job Fair Connects Kansas City Employers, Job-Seekers

September 02, 2016

Webster's Kansas City campus location hosted a job and networking fair that connected 12 employers with over 70 job-seekers in the Kansas City area, including current students and alumni. The employers were enthusiastic about the quality of the candidates they interviewed, and many scheduled in-depth follow-up interviews with those they met at the fair.

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Consultant Steve Black is considered a leading sales trainer and public speaker.

Lakeland Hosts Area Chamber Marketing Workshop Series

June 22, 2016

Webster's Lakeland campus location is hosting the area's Chamber of Commerce "Enlightened Byte" member lunch workshop series. The latest event, June 15, featured national sales trainer Steve Black and was titled "Leveraging Digital Marketing and Social Media to Explode Your Business Results." Workshops are held six times annually and cover a variety of timely marketing topics, including trends in social media, branding, web marketing and promotion.

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HMEP

Snapshot: Hungarian-Missouri Educational Partnership graduation party

May 27, 2016

The Hungarian-Missouri Educational Partnership (HMEP) graduation party was held on May 9 at the East Academic Building. One of the HMEP graduates celebrated was Webster's international student Agnes Bendsak (MBA/BUSA). The mission of the HMEP is to create global connections through a scholarship program and related activities for participating universities while creating a life changing experience for student scholars. The HMEP provides full tuition scholarships for graduate students from Hungary and other former communist countries of Central Europe.

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Joseph Pederson presents on how investigators uncovered the largest municipal fraud case in U.S. history.

Walker School Hosts MFFI Conference on Fraud

May 27, 2016

Webster's George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology was host for the annual Midwest Financial Fraud Investigator’s Conference. The organization formed by law enforcement and financial institution investigators in order to exchange information regarding individuals who engage in criminal activity. “We’re proud to build a relationship between the Walker School and MFFI," said professor Rich Dippel, who noted the topic is a good fit for students in Webster's Forensic Accounting and Cybersecurity programs.

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OASIS sessions on the Eden campus are held in the S.D. Press Education Center

OASIS Partnership at Eden Continues with Summer Sessions on Syria, China

May 16, 2016

Webster University continues its partnership with Eden Theological Seminary and The OASIS Institute, a leader in adult continuing education and volunteer programs, to offer high-level learning opportunities for adults age 50+ in the Webster Groves community. Classes held on the Eden campus feature instructors from Eden, Webster and OASIS. Courses this summer include Don Conway-Long on the Syrian civil war Aug. 2 and Deborah Trott Pierce on the one-child policy in China on Aug. 8.

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President Stroble and Rep. Lacy Clay of the 1st congressional district

Gateway Campus Arcade Hosts 16th Congressional Art Competition

May 02, 2016

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble joined Congressman William Lacy Clay on April 29 to honor 36 outstanding young high school artists representing 11 high schools in Missouri's 1st congressional district at the 16th annual Congressional Art Competition. This is the 16th year that Clay has hosted the Congressional Art Competition, and for the first time it was held in the gallery of the historic Arcade Building at Webster's Gateway Campus in downtown St. Louis.

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Transylvania University is in the heart of downtown Lexington, Kentucky.

Transylvania University Joins WINS for Study Abroad

April 19, 2016

Webster University welcomes its newest Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) member, Transylvania University, a highly ranked liberal arts college in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky. "Transy" encourages all students to study abroad, regardless of major, and offers a wide array of programs. Webster's international campus locations will provide a set of unique, high-quality learning opportunities for these students.

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The promotional announcement for the grant was held in the Arcade Building at Webster's Gateway Campus in downtown St. Louis.

In the News: Stroble, Fyfe in Mind Full of Words Coverage

April 15, 2016

Webster's $1 million collaboration with the PNC Foundation to build preschool children's vocabularies in low-income neighborhoods of St. Louis was covered in stories by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis American and on KMOX 1120 AM radio, among others. Interviews with President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and School of Education Dean Brenda Fyfe highlighted the many aspects of the project, which is being piloted in 10 U.S. cities.

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MBA partnership at Webster Vienna

Webster Partners with University of Applied Sciences in Vienna on MBA

April 11, 2016

Webster Vienna has formed a partnership with the University of Applied Sciences, FH Campus Wien to jointly offer the first Professional MBA program for professionals in the areas of Life Sciences, Engineering Business or the Construction Economy. The dual-language program has been developed by both universities with the aim of providing a strong foundation in relevant management, leadership methods, complementing the established industry experience of prospective Professional MBA students.

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