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GLA fellows and the provost joined staff in Bangkok in creating paper flowers, part of a nationwide remembrance of the King of Thailand.

GLA Summer Session in Thailand Continues with Leadership, Cultural Activities

June 14, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy continued its summer session in Thailand with leadership and personality reflections with David Pendleton before the group transferred from Bangkok to Cha-am, with cultural activities along the way including a visit to Phra Nakorn Khiri National Museum and Historical Park. The group also participated in the nationwide creation of 60 million paper flowers to commemorate the king who passed away last year.

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GLA fellows settled in Sunday with a cultural tour of Bangkok and group lunch.

GLA Summer Session Opens in Thailand

June 12, 2017

The summer session for the 2017 Global Leadership Academy opened this past weekend in Thailand with a cultural tour of Bangkok followed by Monday's international campus focus and symposium on leadership. The cohort will remain in Thailand's capital for the first half of the week before relocating to Cha-Am and Webster's campus there.

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Faculty at the Webster Charleston ceremonies

Snapshots: Charleston Commencement 2017

June 08, 2017

Provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer Julian Schuster was the commencement speaker for ceremonies at Webster University's Charleston, South Carolina, campus location. The graduates included a married couple retired from the military, an active duty captain who traveled to the ceremony from Fort Meade, and many grads who pursued their degrees to aid transition to new careers.

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The sounds of bumble bees as they pollinated plants were captured using Mini iPads and microphones in a bee-tracking study led by Professor Nicole Miller-Struttman

Professor Uses Microphones, iPads to Track Pollinating Bees in New Study

June 07, 2017

Webster University Biology Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann and her colleagues tracked the activity of bumble bees using microphones strategically placed in Colorado meadows and reported great success in being able to predict the bee activity and pollination services. The paper was published today in PLOS ONE, a scientific journal,

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Webster Hall

Webster Adds 11 New Online Programs to Robust Catalog

May 22, 2017

Webster University’s nationally recognized online education program is expanding. The Online Learning Center has added five new master’s programs, two certificates and four bachelor’s programs to its extensive catalog of majors that can be earned completely online. Students at Webster now have an online selection of 20 certificate programs, 31 graduate degrees and four undergraduate degrees. The center also offers four undergraduate completion programs.

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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Hannah Rowald has won a scholarship to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

Webster Biology Student Earns Prestigious Scholarship to Leadership Conference

May 08, 2017

Hannah Rowold, a biology and psychology double major in the College of Arts & Sciences, was awarded a full scholarship to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, to be held at the University Maryland, College Park May 31 to June 3. The scholarship was awarded by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), an organization founded in 1881 to fight for the rights of women.

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President Strobel and Rep. Valdez (Val) Demings '90

Webster Leadership Advocate for Student Aid, Develop Partnership in D.C.

May 02, 2017

Webster University President Beth Stroble, Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster, and Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Sponsored Programs Carolyn Corley traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to advocate for student financial aid and advance Webster relationships with U.S. and international partners.

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Learn, engage and support student research at Webster!

RAD Schedule: Join in Supporting Student Research May 5-6

May 02, 2017

Take a break from your end-of-semester tasks and come out to support undergraduate and graduate student research at the Research Across Disciplines Conference May 5-6. This spring's conference features a lineup of diverse topics from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, biological sciences, education, music, art, French, literature, nursing and so much more. Among the 47 presentations, six will be via teleconference and one will be via creative display.

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President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble speaks to the attendees at the Stand with Students event held on campus last week. During that symposium, Webster University was lauded as one of five universities that helps students succeed.

Webster University Provides Educational Success to Underrepresented Students, Study Says

May 02, 2017

Webster University was one of five institutions of higher education in the region lauded for offering greater educational success to students from “underrepresented populations.” The citation was made Friday during the “Stand with Students” symposium sponsored by the non-profit St. Louis Graduates and the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Students receiving these grants often go on to present their work at academic conferences .

Provost's Student/Faculty Research Grant Application Period Extended

April 26, 2017

The application period for the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program has been extended to May 3. These applications are to be for Summer/Fall 2017 projects. The program provides assistance to current undergraduate students from across Webster’s global network who are conducting research under the direction of a faculty member resulting in a work product. Webster University defines research broadly and includes artistic, scholarly, and other activities fitting our variety of disciplines and majors.

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This is part of a graphic (seen below) that explains the transition a student takes from a freshman to a career, and how Webster plays a role in that process.

Webster Excels with Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Students, New Study Concludes

April 13, 2017

A new study affirms that Webster University excels in offering accessible and affordable bachelor’s degrees for students from households that earn less than the average national income. Importantly, the study concludes that Webster graduates typically increase their earning potential by securing employment that increases their income level from precollegiate levels. In fact, the University is one of the best in the country for increasing social mobility for these students.

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The Online Learning Center's Programs were named the best in the state and the sixth best in the nation, according to a recent survey.

Online Programs Named the Best in Missouri, Sixth Best in the Nation

April 12, 2017

Webster University offers the best online courses for college students working on a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Missouri, according to AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. Webster is listed in first place, up five spots from last year, among Missouri schools, and sixth place nationally. The rankings were released Thursday.

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