News Articles

Students, faculty and staff celebrate the Buddhist New Year

Webster Thailand Makes a Splash at Annual Songkran Festival

April 24, 2017

Thailand’s annual Songkran festival (Water Splashing Festival) takes place each year from April 13-15 to mark the beginning of the Buddhist New Year. Throughout these three days, young and old alike congregate across Thailand to celebrate with music, laughter, over-indulgence, and of course water. From a light sprinkling of water for purification purposes to all-out water fights, the festival is a favorite of both Thais and foreigners.

tags: global, thailand, students, faculty, staff, webster life, webster today

Students volunteer at Hua Hin's Central Beach

Webster Thailand Rotaract Club Students Cleans Up Beach

April 03, 2017

On March 22, students from Webster University Thailand and Stamford International University joined hands as part of a voluntary effort to clean up Hua Hin’s Central Beach. Organized by the respective Rotaract Clubs of the two universities, the afternoon provided an opportunity to highlight the environmental damage caused by littering. 

tags: global, thailand, student engagement, community engagement, webster life, webster today

Career Fair

Global Opportunities Showcased at Thailand Internship and Career Fair

March 30, 2017

Webster University Thailand’s periodic Internship and Career Fair was held at Empire Tower on March 29. This event provided graduate and undergraduate students alike with the chance to explore internship and career opportunities both in Thailand and abroad. In addition, the event also shed valuable light on other ways that students can gain valuable work experience especially in today’s ever-competitive job market.

tags: global, webster life, webster today, thailand, students, career services

Sumendra Sing, MBA student at Webster University Thailand

Thailand MBA Student Wins Top E-Commerce Paper

March 13, 2017

Sumendra Singh, a Webster University student pursuing his MBA in Thailand, has won the Best Paper Award at an international e-commerce conference in Bangkok. Written in collaboration with his MBA thesis mentor Leslie Klieb, the paper on e-commerce security was honored at the International Conference on E-Commerce, E-Business and E-Technology (IC17Thai).

tags: academics, global, home page, mba, school of business and technology, thailand, webster life, webster today

Model UN provides students with real life diplomatic experience that also tests and develops their critical decision-making.

Thailand International Relations Students Attend Pan Asia Model UN

March 02, 2017

Two Webster University Thailand students were selected as delegates for the 2016 Pan Asia Model United Nations Conference during Fall semester held in Taipei, Taiwan, Dec. 8-11. The conference provided Solomiya Dzera and Cassie Dodge with a unique opportunity to engage with hundreds of other students from around the world in a simulation of an actual UN meeting.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, thailand, international relations, students, global, webster life, webster today

News and professional activities from Webster University faculty and staff

News Around Webster: Rein Fulbright; Andrews London fellowship; Ervin leader summit; OLC on transfer students

February 28, 2017

The Library's Laura Rein has been named a Fulbright Specialist, Thailand's Tim Andrews has been appointed senior visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics, Katie Ervin served on a panel for the K.C. Executive Leadership Summit, and a team from the Online Learning Center and Advising will present in Jefferson City on how Webster serves transfer students.

tags: academics, employee news, online learning, online learning center, thailand, library, fort leavenworth, kansas city, military, extended campus, faculty, webster today

A group of attendees at an academic conference at Webster Thailand

Webster Thailand's International Relations Department Gathers Experts in Regional Security, Migration

February 28, 2017

Webster University Thailand hosted an academic conference Feb. 22-23 in collaboration with Calcutta University, covering the 'Regional Dynamics in Asia.' It was organized by the International Relations department. The event brought together scholars from Webster University Thailand and Calcutta University as well as a contribution from Thammasat University.

tags: college of arts and sciences, global, webster life, webster today, thailand, international relations, academics

microsoft

Microsoft Holds Internship Program Session at Webster Thailand

January 31, 2017

At an informative session held on Jan. 30, students had the opportunity to learn about the company, career paths and types of roles such as corporate & sales, technical sales and customer facing technology. The Intern to Microsoft Academy of College Hires (MACH) program opportunity enables students to experience Microsoft whilst still studying through a paid job during summer break. All of Asia Pacific Interns also spend one week in Singapore as part of the learning experience.

tags: academics, global, school of business and technology, thailand, career center

Anthony Rhodes

Thailand 'Psychology Matters' Podcast Launches with Cross-Cultural Perspectives

December 16, 2016

Webster University Thailand has launched a new "Psychology Matters" podcast on Hua Hin Surf 102.5 FM radio, with faculty member Anthony Rhodes devoting the first few episodes to exploring perceptions and misunderstandings between native Thais and foreigners. With a light-hearted, accessible approach, the series will take a psychological look at a range of topics like Thai language, cross-cultural exchanges and working in culturally diverse workplaces.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, psychology, thailand, faculty, global, webster today

Webster faculty and staff quoted in the news

In the News: Billhymer, Harrison, Houston on fake news, Trump, Wehrenberg

December 14, 2016

School of Communications adjunct faculty member Jessica Brown Billhymer's op/ed on teaching media literacy to combat fake news appeared in the Post-Dispatch, James Harrison was quoted in Webster-Kirkwood Times on the sale of Wehrenberg Theatres, and Webster Thailand's Kenneth Houston's piece on identity politics and Trumpism was published in World Politics Journal.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, faculty, media literacy, thailand, history politics and international relations, film studies, in the news, school of communications, webster today

collage of cultures

Webster Thailand's Collage of Cultures Celebrates Diversity

December 13, 2016

The Collage of Cultures was held on Nov. 26 at the Sheraton Hua Hin and attracted over 180 guests, including Webster Thailand students, faculty and staff from Bangkok and Cha-Am/Hua Hin. It featured a national dress fashion show and various performance by students from Vietnam, Bhutan, France, Russia, India, Italy, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, South Korea, Thailand, UK and USA.

tags: global, webster life, webster today, thailand, diversity, inclusion