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Uzbekistan Opens as the Largest International Location in the Webster Network

October 07, 2019

When Webster University Uzbekistan holds a grand opening ceremony at the end of this month, it will have the largest enrollment out of any international operation in Webster’s network. With nearly 500 students enrolled, Uzbekistan has surpassed the size of Webster’s student populations in Thailand, China, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Austria and Ghana. Only Webster St. Louis, which includes its primary Webster Groves campus, has more students.

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The NSA and DHS approved accreditation for Webster’s Bachelor of Science Computer Science with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity Program.

Cybersecurity Program Receives National Accreditation

October 04, 2019

Webster University was named as the first private non-profit university in Missouri to receive accreditation from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Webster’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity Program. The accreditation was awarded through the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), which is jointly sponsored by the DHS and NSA.

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Professor Emmanuel Balogunwill lead a group of K-12 administrators, teachers, and higher education faculty to Ghana to study the history, culture and politics of Ghana through the lens of pan-Africanism.

Professor Receives Fulbright-Hays Grant for Curriculum about Africa

September 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program grant to Webster University Professor Emmanuel Balogun. The goal of the project is to help educators create curriculum for K-12 and college students that centers the knowledge, experiences, and perspectives of Ghana and Africa more broadly and to develop a St. Louis-based organization that will continue the work after the study has completed.

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Julie Smith discussed how parents can coach their children on safe social media habits.

In the News: Parenting social media, student mobility, chess grandmaster

September 11, 2019

Julie Smith discussed tips for parents guiding children on safe social media during a feature on NBC affiliate KSDK, filmed in Webster's Sverdrup Complex. ... President Beth Stroble is mentioned in a University World News, "Urgent action needed to sustain global student mobility." ... Incoming student and chess team grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman was profiled in World Magazine.

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Webster earned its highest ranking every in the annual U.S. News and World Report list of

Webster University Earns Highest US News Ranking

September 09, 2019

Webster University rose six places and earned its best ranking ever in the “2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges” report, it was announced this morning. The national magazine also recognized Webster for numerous other categories, ranging from the services and financial aid it offers students to the resources provided to faculty.

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Sandy Zimmerman

Remembering Sandy Zimmerman, Chair of Webster's 1st Lay Board

September 09, 2019

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Sandy Zimmerman, who served as the first chair of Webster’s first lay board of trustees, when the institution transitioned to independent, secular status in 1967. "Sandy Zimmerman became the kind of partner that every university president values, helping to assure the success of venture far from certain as Webster embraced an independent and more inclusive identity," said President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. During Webster's centennial in 2015 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of his contributions to the institution.

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Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker

August 29, 2019

The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 101st Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at The Muny in Forest Park in St. Louis. This annual ceremony is the largest gathering of graduates and their families from Webster University campus locations throughout the world. Nominations must be submitted through the online form and will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 4.

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Snapshots: President Stroble Speaks at Myrtle Beach Commencement

August 28, 2019

As Webster campuses continue celebrating the 100th graduating class, the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, graduation ceremony welcomed President Beth Stroble as the commencement speaker on Aug. 16. Also attending the ceremony in Myrtle Beach included graduates from other Webster extended campus locations in Columbia, Fort Gordon, Shaw Air Force Base, and online students.

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Brennae Jackson (left) and Tekoa Bell (rifht) were named the 2019 Suggs Scholars at Webster University.

Two St. Louis Students Awarded 2019 Webster University Suggs Scholarships

August 28, 2019

Incoming freshmen Tekoa Bell and Brennae Jackson are the 2019 Webster University Suggs Scholarship recipients, it was announced this week. The total value of the scholarship if $160,000, with each student receiving during the next four years up to $80,000 in financial aid to be used toward their education.

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President Beth Stroble

Stroble to Discuss Local Impact of University at Chamber Luncheon

August 08, 2019

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble will be the guest speaker as Webster University hosts this month’s Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. She will discuss the many lesser known ways a university positively impacts a local community, including faculty activities, research and sharing expertise with local companies, conference, camps and more. Non-Chamber members are also welcome to the luncheon on Aug. 15, but must register by Aug. 13.

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Joni Parrent, wife of recently retired vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Rob Parrent, will appear as a contestant on an upcoming episode of ABC’s summer show “Holey Moley.

Joni Parrent, Wife of Recently Retired VP, to Appear on ABC's "Holey Moley"

July 22, 2019

Joni Parrent, wife of recently retired vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Rob Parrent, will appear as a contestant on an upcoming episode of ABC’s summer show “Holey Moley,” a program where mini-golf champs compete against each other on an extreme mini-golf course. Also appearing on the program as a regular commentator is Webster alumnus and actor Rob Riggle.

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