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The competition gathers competitive cheerleaders from across the country

Webster Cheerleading Places 6th in National Competition

March 21, 2018

Webster University Competitive Cheerleading competed for the second year at Cheer Ltd. Nationals at CANAM in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Webster Cheer was one of over 500 teams at this national competition and represented Webster University well with a 6th place national ranking. They demonstrated school spirit and stunting skills for the second year in a row, and only the second time ever in Webster University’s 103 year history.

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Mindi Spencer

Psychology Lecture Series: Mindi Spencer Talks on Opioid Epidemic, LGBT Health

March 21, 2018

The final speaker in this year's Psychology Lecture Series, Mindi Spencer of the University of South Carolina, will deliver two presentations this week on current topics. On Thursday at noon, “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Change Agents and the Epidemics of Despair” will explore the opioid epidemic as well as the Millennial generation's views on social change and collective action. On Friday at 11 a.m. will be the series concluding talk, “LGBT Health and the Politics of ‘Who Counts’".

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Professor Paula Hanssen with Samantha Womack

European Studies Major Wins German Travel Scholarship

March 20, 2018

Samantha Womack has received the Summer 2018 St. Louis Stuttgart Sister Cities travel scholarship for students studying German and/or working in a German-speaking country. She is looking forward to learning more about German culture and working in Europe during the internship in the state of Baden-Wurtemberg close to Stuttgart, our sister city.

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Counseling students Mareayna Caine, Ayana Jackson, Jehan Ganachaud, Calin Sterling, Heidi Payton and Kristen Darr

Students Advocate for Professional Counseling Field in State Capital

March 20, 2018

Students in the Master of Arts in Counseling program participated in the 2018 Student Legislative Day in Jefferson City, Missouri. Each year the Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association gathers faculty and students to advocate for the field of professional counseling in the state of Missouri. This year students spoke with state senators and representatives about House Bill HB2205, which relates to their field.

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A welcome dinner for Webster University and Instituto Superior de Arte students and faculty

Students Enjoy Study Abroad in Greece, Costa Rica, Cuba, Galapagos

March 19, 2018

During the spring break, 33 students participated in various short-term faculty-led trips to Athens, Greece; San Jose, Costa Rica; Havana, Cuba; Quito and Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. These programs are designed to enrich the curriculum by giving students a learning experience outside the classroom, and allow them understand the world around them.

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Jake Anderson, freshman pitcher

Gorlok Baseball Extends Win Streak to Eight Games

March 16, 2018

Webster University used a six-run second inning here Friday morning en route to posting a 12-5 victory over 24th-ranked Wheaton (Mass.) College in its sixth game of the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational at Lake Myrtle Park. With the victory, Webster extends its win streak to eight straight games and improves its record to 9-2 overall, while Wheaton falls to 4-6 on the year.

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The challenge begins March 28

Destination: WELLNESS 4-Week Challenge

March 13, 2018

Destination: WELLNESS is a four-week challenge beginning March 28 and open to all students, staff and faculty at all campus locations. Focus on your health and wellness from the inside out, based on your personal goal(s) that you set in one or more of the following elements of the Wellness Wheel: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, social, environmental, financial.

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Over 50 student participants interacted with a panel of professionals who have intersected their language proficiencies into their chosen career paths.

CPDC Highlights: Careers in French, Making an Impact, Branding Your Career

March 13, 2018

February was another busy month for the Career Planning and Development Center, with several successful career development programs and collaborations connecting students with staff and opportunities. Among the highlights were a panel on careers in French with Centre Francophone, a session on impactful careers in education and nonprofits, and a presentation on career branding at the Working Women's Survival Show by John Link.

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Students from Webster University Thailand and Mahidol University

Webster IR Students Experience Conflict Mapping, Assessment in Bangkok

March 13, 2018

Webster University Thailand and Mahidol University recently collaborated on a one-day training seminar for undergraduate and graduate students from both Mahidol and Webster Thailand as well as PhD candidates from Mahidol’s Human Rights and Peace Studies program. Participants were introduced to the principles of conflict mapping which serves as a transferable and practical rubric for the analysis of social conflict in a range of settings.

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Join Webster at the Cardinals game April 8

Webster Day at Busch Stadium April 8

March 12, 2018

The Alumni Association and Parent Association would like to invite all members of the Webster University community to join us for Webster Day at Busch Stadium on Sunday, April 8 at 1:15 p.m. as the Cardinals take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tickets are $25 per person and are located on the Left Field Porch. All ticket holders will receive a limited edition Webster University Alumni Baseball Cap as well as a free jumbo hot dog & soda, redeemable at any concession stand.

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student leadership awards

Student Award Nominations Open through March 26

March 08, 2018

Student Leadership Award nominations are currently being accepted through March 26. Please take a moment to nominate a deserving student or student organization for recognition of their accomplishments during the 2017-2018 academic year. Click through for more information on the awards, nomination criteria and nomination forms. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the 25th Annual Student Leadership Awards dinner on Friday, April 27.

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Webster University has been accredited by HLC since 1925.

Invitation to Open Forums During HLC Peer Review Team Visit

March 08, 2018

As part of its upcoming visit to review Webster University’s ongoing fulfillment of Higher Learning Commission's criteria for accreditation, the peer review team will hold three separate open forums with the Webster community based on HLC’s five criteria for accreditation. The peer review team will seek input from faculty, staff and students, who are encouraged to attend those forums which relate to their activities at Webster.

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Students are encouraged to share photos of where they're using the library, anywhere around the world.

Introducing the 'Library Anywhere' Photo Contest

February 28, 2018

To raise awareness of the accessibility of its services around the world, the library is excited to announce the Library Anywhere Photo Contest. For the month of March, students are encouraged to post images on social media that will tell their stories. Because so many library resources are available online, the “library” might be a Viennese café, military barracks, or kitchen table strewn with crayons. Share using the hashtag #websterulibanywhere.

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