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Gorloks Give Back: Webster Tashkent students meet with children with disabilities

December 03, 2019

The spirit of giving thanks was felt in Webster Tashkent on Nov. 28 as students connected to their community. On Thanksgiving, 15 student volunteers and a few staff members went to Qibray, a town near Tashkent, to meet with local children with disabilities. Webster University partnered with an organization called Opa-singillar, which translates to “Elder sisters and younger sisters,” who provides support and advocacy for women and children with disabilities. During the meeting, students played games with the children, presented them with treats, and even had a small dance.

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Chancellor, President Discuss Partnership With Uzbekistan's Ministry of Public Education

November 08, 2019

Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and President Julian Z. Schuster met with the Minister of Public Education of Uzbekistan, Sherzod Shermatov, to discuss a potential partnership. The meeting took place on Nov. 1 as a part of Webster leadership’s visit to Uzbekistan for the Tashkent location grand opening.

tags: extended campus, faculty, global, chancellor, president, webster life, webster today, uzbekistan

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Grand Opening Ceremony for Webster Uzbekistan Held Nov. 1

November 05, 2019

Webster University Uzbekistan held its grand opening ceremony on Nov. 1, beginning with a ribbon-cutting, and followed by a welcome from two current students and the Webster Uzbekistan Academic Director John Grainger. Speeches were given by Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President Julian Z. Schuster, and Abdujabbor Abduvohidov, adviser to the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Science, Education, Health and Sports. A short musical program followed, featuring traditional and contemporary Uzbek music and song.

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Webster in the News: Top colleges, Uzbekistan, Pease on Venezuela

October 25, 2019

Webster's 2nd-in-Missouri ranking by WalletHub was covered in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and by KSDK, the NBC affiliate. ... Kelly-Kate Pease was interviewed and quoted by El Mercurio about the controversial election of Venezuela to the United Nations Human Rights Council. ... Webster's campus in Tashkent was covered by University World News as part of Uzbekistan's efforts to expand higher education throughout the country.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, uzbekistan, international relations, faculty, home page, in the news, webster today

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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.

tags: academics, extended campus, global, webster life, webster today, uzbekistan, students

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Uzbekistan Opens as the Largest International Location in the Webster Network

October 07, 2019

When Webster University Uzbekistan holds a grand opening ceremony at the end of this month, it will have the largest enrollment out of any international operation in Webster’s network. With nearly 500 students enrolled, Uzbekistan has surpassed the size of Webster’s student populations in Thailand, China, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Austria and Ghana. Only Webster St. Louis, which includes its primary Webster Groves campus, has more students.

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Grainger Named Academic Director of Webster University Tashkent

July 08, 2019

Webster University has named John Grainger the academic director of its location in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In this role, Grainger will work to grow Webster’s programs in Tashkent, build the Webster network in Central Asia and manage Webster's partnership with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education. Grainger brings to Webster a broad background in international educational management and success in academic and entrepreneurial leadership roles.

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President Beth Stroble

In the News: Stroble on Ghana; Miller-Struttmann; Karash; Uzbekistan

February 19, 2019

The signing of a new agreement with Uzbekistan is gaining international notice for Webster’s new programmatic presence there, and is now featured on The Voice of America. … President Beth Stroble is interviewed in St. Louis Magazine, discussing the Ghana campus. … Nicole Miller-Struttmann was interviewed on KMOX radio discussing a recent study indicating major insect die-offs and the threat of extinctions. … Faculty member Igor Karash was interviewed in “Print” magazine about his illustration process and design career.

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