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Students Attend Advancing Racial Equity Institute

November 13, 2019

Four Webster University students recently participated in a students-only workshop focused on advancing racial equity on campus. Coordinated by St. Louis Graduates, the day was designed specifically for students seeking to enhance their understanding, relationships, strategies, and tactics as important political actors in the process of transformative institutional change.

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Women's Soccer Wins SLIAC Championship, Enters NCAA Tournament

November 12, 2019

After their 10th SLIAC tournament championship this past weekend, the women's soccer team learned its postseason destination and opponent on Monday afternoon. The Gorloks will head to Wheaton, Ill., this weekend to compete in the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship against Wheaton College at Joe Bean Stadium.

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Webster University received three national awards Tuesday, Nov. 12, for its Student Life efforts to increase voting participation

Webster University Receives Three National Voting Awards

November 12, 2019

Webster University won three national awards for its efforts to register students to vote and to get them to the polls on election day. The University was recognized with two Best in Class Awards for having the highest voting rate and the highest undergraduate voting rate at a large, private, four-year institution and the Platinum SEAL Award for excellence in student voter engagement.

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Dutch, EU Parliamentarian van der Laan Guest Lecturer at Webster Leiden

November 05, 2019

On Oct. 29, Webster University Leiden hosted guest lecturer Lousewies van der Laan, a former fraction leader of the Democrat 66 party in the Dutch Parliament, former EU parliamentarian, and currently head of corporate affairs at Eurojust, the EU agency for judicial co-operation in criminal matters. Van der Laan discussed her current activities at Eurojust and about her former political career, explaining why an organization like Eurojust is so vital in modern Europe.

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Graphic Design Student Showcase: Sexual Misconduct Prevention Poster Series

November 05, 2019

Students in the Professional Practice in Graphic Design course designed posters to confront how college students approach sexual misconduct on campus. Students were challenged to increase awareness of sexual misconduct prevention, with focuses on “consent,” “bystander intervention,” “importance of reporting,” and “amnesty.” With assistance of the Title IX office, students had the opportunity to learn about the subject matter in depth. Works are being showcased in the display area of the library's second floor.

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IT Service Desk Offers New Guest Wi-Fi Method

November 04, 2019

Webster University Information Technology is pleased to announce a new streamlined method for university guests to access the guest wireless network. Guests can now self-register for immediate access to the guest network (WU_Guest) for up to eight hours without having to contact the IT Service Desk or know a registration code. The self-registration process should take only moments to complete, and guests can easily re-register for access after the eight hours expire if needed.

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Webster University Dance Faculty, Alumni, Students Collaborate in 'New Works' Nov. 7-9

October 30, 2019

Webster University’s Department of Dance in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts (LGCFA) Presents the "New Works" Concert 2019 on Nov. 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. on Stage III in Webster Hall. "New Works" is an opportunity for choreographers to try new methodologies, to explore new ideas. It is a laboratory for taking risks, growing and seeking feedback. The choreographers for the "New Works" Concert consist of alumni Marcus Johnson, Paige Walden-Johnson and Rain Stippec. Webster University Faculty Maggi Dueker, Dawn Karlovsky, Monica Newsam, Beckah Reed and Zhao Xi are also contributing pieces.

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Women's Soccer Earns Team Pinnacle Award From United Soccer Coaches

October 29, 2019

Webster University's 2018-19 women's soccer team received the Team Pinnacle Award on Oct. 24 from the United Soccer Coaches (USC). The Gorloks were one of the 52 institutions and just one of 19 college programs that were bestowed the award by the organization. The Team Pinnacle Award was created by the USC to recognize teams for achieving a high level of fair play, educational excellence and success on the soccer field.

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Webster Offers One Week Study Abroad for Spring Break 2020

October 28, 2019

Webster University is offering five fantastic study abroad programs in various locations around the world for students this Spring Break! These courses are taught during the Spring Semester with the study abroad component taking place over Spring Break. There are options for both undergraduates and graduate students. Two of the five courses are online, and thus can work for students studying at any campus.

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Webster Uzbekistan Admissions Meets with Students In Samarkand, Karshi

October 18, 2019

Members of the Webster University Uzbekistan admissions team visited lyceums and universities in two of the country’s regions – Samarkand and Kashkadarya. The goal of the three-day-long series of meetings was to build the Webster brand in cities outside the capital and to inform current high school and undergraduate students about Bachelor's and Master's programs offered in the Tashkent campus.

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Campus Activities Headliner Jameela Jamil Rescheduled for Dec. 9

October 17, 2019

The Campus Activities Fall headliner, Jameela Jamil, has now been rescheduled to Monday, Dec. 9. Jamil's accomplishments include writer, DJ, model and radio host. She has recently gained a large following speaking out against body-shaming in the media. Due to a medical issue preventing travel, this event (originally scheduled for Sept. 16) was postponed. Already distributed student tickets with the original date will still be accepted on the rescheduled event date. Any faculty, staff or alumni who previously purchased a ticket has received an email from Campus Activities with instructions for requesting a refund if desired. Tickets are still available for purchase.

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