News Articles

Jennifer Moiles

LERRN Project Supports Refugees Pursuing Education at Webster Athens

October 21, 2020

Since January 2018, Webster Athens has partnered with the Love Elevates Refugee Relief Network (LERRN) to make higher education more accessible to students who are refugees. The program has sponsored 18 students at Webster’s Athens, encompassing 234 credit hours, while the first student in the program graduated with an MBA in August 2020. This fall, the program has sponsored ten students, who are all on their way to earning their degree despite extraordinarily difficult life circumstances.

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Library

Library to Host Online Orientation on Oct. 22

October 20, 2020

The Library will be hosting an online orientation on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 8-8:30 a.m. The Library offers many services and resources online and at any time of the day or night. By attending the orientation, you'll learn how to search for articles and eBooks, find a research guide for your program or major and get one-on-one help from a librarian, including 24/7 chat.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion 2021 Conference Request for Proposals

October 19, 2020

The 2021 Webster University Diversity and Inclusion conference will be held virtually Feb. 23-25. Past conferences have featured various learning formats, including lectures, panel discussions, hands-on learning experiences and performances. The purpose of the Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals for professional speakers for the upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference. RFPs are due by email on Friday, Nov. 20, at 4:30 p.m.

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Fischer hopes that all future students can study well despite their experience of the pandemic, because, as she says, their academic future will depend on it. However, she also hopes they can enjoy the camaraderie that Webster Vienna provides. “But do wear your masks!” she concludes.

Alumna reflects on support, opportunities at Webster Vienna

October 16, 2020

"Life is a struggle" might sound trite, but for 25-year-old Maleen Fischer, the struggle was life itself. When she was four years old, Fischer was diagnosed with a rare, incurable and often fatal lung disease called Pulmonary Hypertension. Today, she can boast that she is successfully fighting the disease, and also succeeded at Webster Vienna, where she graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Media Communications, Business Management and Economics before pursuing a master’s degree at Harvard University. "Webster made it possible for me to study safely and become an intricate part of the community," she said.

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Athens

Webster Athens Completes First Virtual Study Abroad Course

October 15, 2020

Webster Athens has successfully completed its first virtual study abroad course during Fall 1. Professor Stanley Sfekas engaged students in the Virtual Greek Mythology and Religion course through online class discussions and lectures, virtual tours of archaeological sites, museums and educational videos. The Greek Mythology and Religion course was already offered as part of the curriculum in Athens. Adding and modifying the Modern Greek Society and Culture course gave students this experience to virtually travel while staying at home. These courses allow students to learn about Greece’s historical past, which laid the foundations for Western civilization, culture, mythology, religion, philosophy, art, literature and political institutions.

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incomplete grades

Incomplete Grade Guidance for Fall 1, 2020

October 13, 2020

Effective on June 1, 2020, the allowable timeframe for grades of Incompletes has changed to two terms following the course end date. Grades of Incomplete are an option that faculty may select to allow students to complete their work if the situation is appropriate. Per catalog policy, appropriate situations are those “where the student has satisfactorily completed major components of the course and has the ability to finish the remaining work without re-enrolling.”

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Dixon

School of Communications Internship Program Implements New Success Plans using Starfish

October 12, 2020

Trezette Dixon, director, School of Communications Internship Program, has set up the Success Plans for students who want to do internships during the pandemic. This is a five-part plan that provides a task-oriented "To Do" List to guide students through the internship preparation, search, and acquisition process and ultimately lead to the internship class, MDST 4950 majors in the School of Communications concurrently with their internship experience.

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Ghana

Ghana Hosts Public Lecture on 2020 Elections in Ghana, USA

October 09, 2020

Webster Ghana took its popular panel event online on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The webinar explored the key axes along which voters in both nations are likely to make decisions as Americans and Ghanaians head to the polls in November and December, respectively. From the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic stagnation, racial tensions and concerns of voter suppressions, many interesting yet contentious topics were discussed.

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Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Wear purple on Oct. 22

October 08, 2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During the COVID-19 health crisis, domestic violence is on the rise, with some countries reporting more than double the usual number of calls to hotline and support services. The Title IX Office invites you to join in the conversation by wearing purple on Thursday, Oct. 22, to show your support for victims of domestic violence and to bring awareness to the epidemic of domestic violence co-occurring with the pandemic.

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