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Buudhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India created the sand mandala at Webster University.

Video: Buddhist monks create sand mandala

October 17, 2017

Last week Webster University welcomed Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India to campus for the creation of a sand mandala around the theme of world peace and diversity. The three-day process involves careful, intricate design with grains of sand. It closes with a destruction of the sand mandala, evoking the theme that everything is moving and temporary in the world. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Fox 2 were among the outlets capturing the activity with video.

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Message on Title IX Enforcement and Sexual Misconduct

September 25, 2017

On Sept. 22, the U.S. Department of Education rescinded two directives on how to handle sexual violence and sexual misconduct that had been issued during the Obama administration. The federal government also issued new guidelines to be used while it develops new regulations to support Title IX. Webster University is committed to preventing sexual assault, harassment, discrimination and other forms of sexual misconduct. We want to assure our community that Webster's policy on Sexual Assault, Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct will not be weakened by on-going reviews and reviews of this new guidance.

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The Dear World Storytelling Experience will be on campus Sept. 21

Dear World Storytelling Experience on Campus Sept. 21

September 20, 2017

On Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. in the University Center Grant Gymnasium, the Dear World live show will be here to feature and celebrate stories and voices from around the world and our own campus. Dear World is an internationally recognized portrait and storytelling project that has visited hundreds of college campuses across the world, captured over 70,000 stories (celebrities, presidents, students, and so much more) and has been featured on USA Today, CNN, NBC, and Buzzfeed.

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Typewriters, slide projectors...and Pong?

International Student Trivia, Throwback Thursday, Homecoming Human Library

August 21, 2017

Among the social events hosted in the University Library Conference Room this fall are an International Student Trivia Night on Tuesday, Aug. 29, a "Throwback Thursday" night with forgotten technologies from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sept. 7, and the "Homecoming Human Library" event that will introduce students to alumni on Thursday, Sept. 14.

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Part of the poster campaign designed by graduating senior Anna Cruzen

Student Campaign Features Inclusion Pledge for Diversity, Respect on Campus

August 18, 2017

Following a Town Hall Forum in January 2017, a group of students and staff developed a campaign to engage the entire campus community in promoting diversity, inclusion and respect for one another. One element of the campaign is a voluntary pledge available to students in a variety of ways this fall. Another aspect is inclusive messages underlining the theme #WeAreAllWebster, including student-designed posters that will appear on campus and in social media. Look for more as the campaign launches with the opening of the fall term.

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Gladys Smith Farewell Reception July 26

July 20, 2017

Gladys Smith, assistant director of counseling and life development, will be leaving Webster on July 26, after nearly 16 years of service. In addition to providing counseling services students, Smith has served as the Sexual Offense Advocate throughout her tenure, assisting many students. A farewell reception will be held Wednesday, July 26, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the University Center Sunnen Lounge.

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2017 Student Life Hall of Fame inductees

Student Life Hall of Fame to Induct Five New Members

July 12, 2017

Daniel (Dee) Goines ’08, Lauren (Meyer) Hoggatt ’10 and ’12, Mario Santander ’09 and ’11, Mathias Jackson ’06 and ’07, and Tyler Holman ’12 have been selected as the newest members of the Webster University Student Life Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a ceremony during Homecoming Weekend, on Friday, Sept. 15.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Global Student Leadership Summit Concludes in Vienna

June 12, 2017

The Global Student Leadership Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment. By developing relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University worldwide. Click through to read about the student leaders' final activities and the closing ceremony.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Students Assess Communication Skills, Discuss Fake News at Global Summit

June 08, 2017

The Global Student Leadership Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment. By developing relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University worldwide. Click through to read about activities for GSLS Days 3 and 4.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Global Student Leadership Summit Underway in Vienna

June 06, 2017

Student leaders from throughout the worldwide network of Webster University campuses began arriving in Vienna for a truly extraordinary leadership development experience, the Global Student Leadership Summit held June 7-10 at the Webster Vienna campus. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment.

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