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Webster Receives 'Best of Colorado Springs' for 4th Consecutive Year

April 24, 2018

Webster University has been selected for the 2018 Best of Colorado Springs Award in the University category by the Colorado Springs Award Program for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category, and enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community.

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Pinar Alakoc received the Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development at the ISA conference in San Francisco.

News Around Webster: Alakoc, Anderson, Hipsher

April 23, 2018

Pinar Alakoc received a professional development grant at the ISA Conference, and separately had a paper accepted for the Journal of Political Science Education. ... Kristen Anderson's book, "Abolitionizing Missouri: German Immigrants and Racial Ideology in Nineteenth-Century America," was reviewed in the American Historical Review. ... Thailand's Scott Hipsher contributed a chapter to the book titled, "Higher Education, Leadership, Management and Marketing."

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Nikolaos Antonakakis

Around Webster: Antonakakis, Cuille, Jensens, Rosenblum

April 17, 2018

Warren Rosenblum is giving two talks this week on the origins of the Nazi euthanasia program. ... Vienna's Nikolaos Antonakakis published a guest post for the London School of Economic's British Politics and Policy Blog drawing upon research with Ioannis Chatziantoniou and David Gabauer. ... Lionel Cuillé spoke at Brown University on the 50th anniversary of the Paris student revolution. ... Gina Jensen and Scott Jensen were presented the CSCA Outstanding Contributions to Forensics award.

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A panel of leaders discussed the arts' impact on St. Louis culture and business.

In the News: Impact of Webster Conservatory, Arts in St. Louis

April 13, 2018

An experts roundtable hosted at Webster University is featured in the St. Louis Business Journal, with arts leaders from across the region discussing the impact of the arts. ... A guest commentary by Tony Award winner Terry Schnuck highlighted how "arts are good for business," noting the many Webster alumni who've made their mark. ... The cover of the Ladue News this week features the Conservatory 50th anniversary with quotes from Dottie Englis. ... President Stroble is interviewed in the Post-Dispatch's "Advancing St. Louis" series.

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Webster University has numerous programs to help transfer students succeed in the classroom and on campus. Read the stories of three of those students.

Transfer Students Chose Webster for a Fulfilling Educational Experience

April 10, 2018

Three transfer students from diverse backgrounds including a small town, Sri Lanka, and the military shared their story about how they found Webster to be a good fit to continue their education. Webster’s student life, global community, and resources played a significant role in their transfer selection process.

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Students can renew their Creative Cloud access and migrate their assets at a 60 percent discount.

60% Discount on Adobe Creative Cloud for Class of '18

April 10, 2018

Graduating this year? Webster University Class of 2018 graduates are eligible for a 60 percent discount on Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps subscriptions if they renew by July 31, 2018. Representing a $360 savings over the normal pricing, this allows access to over 20 creative apps, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC, plus you can migrate your assets developed during your studies.

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Martha Smith appeared on KTRS radio to discuss the annual High School Programming Challenge.

In the News: Smith on coding competition; Stroble in Gazelle; Burke's visit

April 06, 2018

Martha Smith was interviewed on KTRS 550 AM to discuss the annual High School Programming Challenge, as well as the need to teach more children and females how to do computer programming. ... President Beth Stroble was profiled in Gazelle magazine with thoughts on leadership and adapting to change. ... MeToo movement leader Tarana Burke was profiled in St. Louis American upon her visit to Webster last month.

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John Aleshunas

Teaching Climate Change Policy with a Little Number Crunching

April 03, 2018

Complex topics, like climate change policy, can often be better understood when students get experience with the underlying information and data supporting the policy. Practical exercises help students understand policy concepts and the reasons why these policies become politically complex. Faculty, staff and students are invited to join John Aleshunas for a workshop on using data to teach about climate change, Wednesday, April 4, in East Academic Building 212, 2-3 p.m.

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The screening will be April 5 with a panel discussion to follow

Screening and Panel Discussion: 'All the Queen's Horses'

April 03, 2018

The MS in Forensic Accounting program in the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology is sponsoring a free screening of the film "All the Queen's Horses" next Thursday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Browning Hall Auditorium. The film focuses on Rita Crundwell, who in her role as controller and treasurer of Dixon, Illinois, embezzled over 50 million dollars, committing the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in the fields of accounting, finance and fraud.

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Courses combine online work with a study abroad component

Hybrid Courses Offer Summer Study in England, Germany, Colombia, Ireland

March 27, 2018

Webster is offering five fantastic programs in international locations for business students this summer. Walker Global Hybrid courses are three credit hours and consist of a blend of online study and short-term, immersive travel learning in England, Germany, Colombia or Ireland. Apply by April 15. Learn more in info sessions on April 3 or at

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Provost Schuster on set at Channel Nine

In the News: Schuster on economy, Batora on Slovakia, Smith on social media, Cybersecurity ranking

March 23, 2018

Provost Julian Schuster's appearance Monday on ninePBS's "Living St. Louis" about the regional job market is now online. ... Vienna professor Jozef Bátora was interviewed on Austrian TV during protests in Bratislava. ... Webster's recognition as a top cybersecurity program was featured in the St. Louis Business Journal. ... Julie Smith was quoted in USA Today on social media's role in spreading a white supremacist fabrication into news media. She also appears on Radio 63119 today at 1 p.m. to discuss the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data privacy story.

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 The 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award winners

2018 Alumni Association Award Winners: Cano, Demings, Horn, Lange, Merschen

March 22, 2018

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce Jennifer Johnson Cano, Congresswoman Val Demings, Matthew Horn, Tom Lange and Al Merschen as recipients of its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award. Recipients will be honored during each of their respective school or college recognition ceremonies at Webster University’s Commencement on Saturday, May 12, at the Muny Theatre in Forest Park.

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The group also fit in a visit to the seaside ancient Temple of Poseidon.

Inside Look: 'Commerce in Athens' Spring Break Study Abroad

March 22, 2018

Among many who took advantage of Webster's unique short-term study abroad programs over spring break were the 11 students who went to Greece as part of the hybrid "Commerce in Athens" course, which brought a mix of undergraduate and graduate students together from all across the United States. Meeting in person for the first time since beginning the primarily online class, they visited merchants and businesses while also taking in the historic beauty of "the cradle of western civilization."

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Leslie Klieb

News Around Webster: Chappell, Cosic, Klieb, Wiggins

March 14, 2018

Leslie Klieb at Webster Thailand presented a research paper on trust and online shopping in China. ... John Chappell chaired a panel and presented a paper at the Far Western Popular Culture Association conference. ... Webster Vienna's Bradley Wiggins spoke by invitation at a special debate on upholding democracy in an age of "fake news" at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly meeting. ... Zlatko Cosic's "STORY 2: SCENES 1-9" will screen at the INTERFACE exhibition in Bolton, United Kingdom.

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