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The judges assess the Webster University float in the July 4, 2018 Community Days Parade.

Webster University Receives 'Outstanding' Award in July 4 Parade

July 11, 2018

Webster University's float in the annual Webster Groves Community Days July 4 parade received the "Outstanding" award in the category of Best Theme. Global Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement and Facilities Operations collaborated on the University's representation in this major community event, including constructing a float and organizing staff, alumni, student and family member volunteers to represent Webster during the parade, which drew an estimated 40,000 spectators.

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Catch screenings July 13-22, including 28 works by Webster students, faculty and alumni.

Webster Students, Alumni, Faculty in St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

June 15, 2018

Webster students, alumni, and faculty make up more than a quarter of the screenings at the upcoming St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. All work, including work by 30 Webster community members, will be shown at Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University between Friday, July 13, and Sunday, July 22. “This is another example of how much the Webster University School of Communications adds to the culture of filmmaking and media in this region," said Aaron AuBuchon, associate professor and chair.

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A powerful career management platform for Webster students and alumni

Webster Offers Handshake for Student, Alumni Career Planning

June 13, 2018

The Career Planning and Development Center is excited to offer Webster University students and alumni an easier way to keep track of their career planning through Handshake, the ultimate career network that brings together students, alumni and employers and strengthens student engagement. Launching at Webster in July, Handshake is a robust career platform designed by students to help them build meaningful careers.

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Click the link below for a full infographic on Writing Center usage.

Faculty Referrals Help Students Use Writing Center Resources

June 12, 2018

The Webster University community used the Academic Resource Center’s (ARC’s) Writing Center and Online Writing Center more than 2,000 times during the 2017-2018 academic year, with graduate students and undergraduate freshmen being the largest users, in part thanks to faculty recommendations about these services. The accompanying infographic highlights key usage statistics for the year.

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Graduates at the 2018 Webster Ghana commencement ceremony, Webster's fourth in Accra

U.S. Ambassador Addresses 4th Webster Ghana Commencement

June 11, 2018

The fourth commencement held at Webster University Ghana was celebrated by a near-capacity crowd of excited families and friends of the latest additions to the Webster alumni network, with U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson delivering the commencement address. Sharing lessons from his own 36-year career in the diplomatic service, Jackson called on graduates to "Take the harder path. Learn from your mistakes. Let your struggles shape you for your purpose."

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Fritzen and Kern's final research papers were published in WIRR.

International Relations Student Research on North Korea, Pakistan

June 06, 2018

The Department of History, Politics, and International Relations congratulates Charles Kern and Katharine Fritzen for the publication of their final research in the Webster International Relations Review: The Graduate Student Working Paper Series (WIRR). WIRR is a competitive, peer-reviewed journal that publishes the best graduate research papers from Master of Arts and Global Master of Arts students in international relations. Kern addressed North Korea's nuclear strategy, while Fritzen researched aid in Pakistan.

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Catherine Schook's presentation in Portugal led to an invitation to present a workshop at a Sex Positive conference in Norway.

Leiden Student's Sexology Research Leads to More Opportunities

June 06, 2018

Catherine Schook, a MA in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling Psychology student at Webster Leiden Campus, recently presented her research findings on sex positive attitudes at the European Federation of Sexology (EFS) Congress in Albuferia, Portugal on behalf of Webster Leiden. Her presentation eld to an invitation to the Youth Committee of EFS and also to give a workshop at an upcoming Sex Positive Conference in Oslo, Norway, based on her research at Webster.

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Webster alumni and DAU fellows Bryan R. Cleve and Corry B. Cox with Fort Leavenworth director Katie Ervin.

Students Complete DAU Senior Service Fellowship Program

June 04, 2018

Two Webster graduates recently completed the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Senior Service Fellowship program. The fellows spend 10 months in the program and all take classes through Webster. Two of the fellows, Bryan R. Cleve and Corry B. Cox, also completed their MA in Management and Leadership from Webster during this time. Webster's Fort Leavenworth director, Katie Ervin, presented them with their degrees at their graduation ceremony at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

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Webster students are studying European Contemporary Dance in Geneva as part of a summer abroad program.

Dance Students Spend Summer Abroad in Geneva

May 30, 2018

Webster University Department of Dance students are enjoying an eight-week summer course at the Webster Geneva campus with classes from Webster alumnus Ramon Moraes and fellow Royal Ballet School alumna Estelle Bovay. This new study abroad program for dance is a partnership between the Department of Dance, Webster Geneva, and Conservatoire populaire de musique, danse et théâtre in Geneva.

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Overall, 42 students were awarded scholarships for study abroad in Summer or Fall 2018.

Study Abroad Scholarships Awarded to 42 Students

May 29, 2018

Webster University study abroad scholarships have been awarded to 42 students going abroad on Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 programs. Overall, 26 students received awards for summer and 16 for fall. Award amounts ranged from $500-$3,000, with the average award was around $1,000. Students were selected based on a variety of factors, including GPA, financial need, essays, and recommendations, and the specific requirements of each award. During the 2018-19 academic year, about $100,000 in study abroad scholarships will be awarded.

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Help welcome international students for orientation and move-in.

Welcome International Students for Orientation

May 23, 2018

The Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) has been working hard to prepare for the upcoming arrival of new international students on campus. Our new class of students come to St. Louis from all around the world: India, Uzbekistan, China, and Nigeria with four students from the Chengdu campus and two students from the Thai campuses studying abroad for the summer term.

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Students and colleagues shared the news with a surprise party.

2018 Student Employees, Supervisor of the Year

May 21, 2018

Jennifer Hylton-Whited, representative for the Department of Art, Design and Art History (DADAH), was selected as the 2017-18 Student Employment Supervisor of the Year. She was nominated by nine of her student workers. A surprise party was organized in her honor by students and colleagues. See other outstanding nominees and previously announced Student Employees of the Year.

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