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Announcing the partnership on World AIDS Day

In the News: President on tax bill, AIDS initiative; Rothenbuhler on media

December 11, 2017

President Stroble was interviewed on CBS Radio affiliate KMOX about the current tax reform bills' potential impact on higher education. Separately, her op/ed on Webster's partnering with ARDN for AIDS awareness and prevention was published in the St. Louis American. Stroble also appeared on STL TV along with Dean Eric Rothenbuhler to discuss the initiative. Rothenbuhler was also quoted by Fox about NBC's internal investigation of sexual misconduct.

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Eileen Condon Named Dean of University Libraries

December 05, 2017

Eileen Condon, senior associate dean of University Libraries at Webster University, was named the dean of University Libraries this week. She replaces Laura Rein, who is retiring at the end of this year. Condon will steer the library’s strategic direction in support of the University strategic plan, Global Impact for the Next Century, and oversee all areas of library operation, including development, provision, and management of resources, collections and services.

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Webster University and ARDN Announce Global AIDS Prevention Project on World AIDS Day

November 27, 2017

With more than 36 million people living with HIV in 2016, the United States accounted for 1.3 million persons and more than12,000 more of those people live in Missouri. On Friday, December 1, in recognition of World AIDS Day, Webster University and the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN) will announce their domestic and global initiatives for AIDS awareness and prevention during a joint press conference and live stream event at 10:00 am CST in the Browning Hall Auditorium at Webster University in St. Louis.

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New federal data says that Webster transfer students and Pell Grant recipients finish their programs at a higher rate than at other private non-profit institutions.

New Data: Webster Boosts Success of Transfer, Pell Students

November 15, 2017

Webster University has higher-than-average six-year completion rates for part-time and full-time transfer students, and for those who receive Pell Grants, according to provisional Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) statistics released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

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donor recognition

Video: Recognition Dinner Celebrates Donors to Webster, CMS

November 15, 2017

Webster University recognized its loyal supporters at the Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 9 in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Highlights of the event included honoring Arden and Harry Fisher with the 2107 Visionary Award for their dedication to the Community Music School, inspiring hundreds of young musicians.

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President Beth Stroble

President Stroble Featured in KMOX Profiles Series

November 13, 2017

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was featured in KMOX 1120 AM radio's KMOX Profiles series with Carol Daniel. The wide-ranging and personal interview goes back to childhood influence from teachers, the inspiration she has experienced throughout her career, the importance of mentoring others, the reasons Webster's mission attracted her to the University.

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Blumenthal discussed

Video: Sidney Blumenthal discusses Abraham Lincoln in Visit to Webster

November 10, 2017

American journalist and author Sidney Blumenthal shared insights from his research into Abraham Lincoln when he visited Webster University as part of Webster's Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World series and the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival. Blumenthal discussed the latest release in his four-book series about the president.

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Committees Forming to Work on Issues Presented at Delegates' Agenda

November 03, 2017

Administrative and student co-chairs have been appointed to lead committees that will address each of the issues presented at this year’s Delegates’ Agenda. The administrators were appointed by Beth Stroble, Webster University’s president, and Julian Schuster, the provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer. Student co-chairs were appointed by SGA president Vasif Durarbayli.

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Sidney Blumenthal, journalist, author

Webster University Hosts Author Sidney Blumenthal Nov. 8

October 31, 2017

President Beth Stroble invites the Webster community to a talk with author Sidney Blumenthal as part of the Contemporary Conversation for a Connected World series, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m, in the East Academic Building, room 253. The talk is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested.

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GLA fellows toured Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

Global Leadership Academy 2017 Concludes

October 27, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy has its final sessions together Friday, concluding an 10-month journey of leadership development and reflection and deeper understanding of the complexities of the Webster University network. Fellows visited Scott Air Force Base on Thursday for perspectives on military and online education, while Friday features a wrap-up session and group project presentations. Congratulations to the 2017 GLA fellows!

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President Stroble spoke to the significance of Browning Hall.

Videos and Dedication Highlights: Impact of Browning Hall

October 24, 2017

Webster University formally dedicated Browning Hall, the interdisciplinary science building, on Oct. 19 with a ceremony, academic symposium and faculty panel. Watch a video about what this means for the sciences at Webster, and see photos and video highlights from the dedication events, including heartfelt remarks from donor Jinny Browning, the faculty panel and the academic symposium keynote speaker, Vladimir Ivkovic '99.

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United Way

2017 United Way Campaign Underway

October 18, 2017

Webster’s 2017 United Way three-week campaign is under way, supporting a network of 200 local organizations including more than 20 around Webster Groves. All St. Louis faculty and staff received a customized email letter containing a secured link to register participation in this year’s campaign directly on the United Way’s secure and confidential ePledge system. By following the link, employees are automatically entered to win one of three prizes, to be awarded each week of the campaign.

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The workshop focused on encouraging students to explore informal learning through observations pattern recognition and the belief that everyone holds specialized expertise that can benefit the larger community.

Scholars Learning Community Presents at the Association for General and Liberal Studies Conference

September 29, 2017

Former Scholars Learning Community members Katie Fields and Megan Schramm explained how they used observations to form patterns and draw conclusions to attendees of Webster University’s panel at the Association for General and Liberal Studies in Memphis in late September.  They conducted an exercise using several demographic, historical, and specialized maps of Memphis so that attendees could replicate their experience in their First Year Seminar of exploring a community.

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