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New Inductees to Webster Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society

May 12, 2020

Webster University’s Eta Alpha chapter of Sigma Iota Rho inducted 26 new members on May 8. These new members will further the honor society’s mission to acknowledge scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international affairs. The virtual induction began with a welcome by Eta Alpha co-presidents Brandon Jackson and Daniela Piazzi, followed by a keynote from Webster University President, Julian Z. Schuster.

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Webster Vienna Hosts Digital Open House April 16

April 09, 2020

Webster Vienna will be hosting a digital open house on April 16. This will give incoming students a chance to learn about their academic programs, classroom studies and real-world experience. Students can also have the chance to hear the latest on admissions, student life and financial aid, which includes scholarships that may be made available to students.

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Webster World Podcast: Voices from DC, St. Louis, Tashkent, Vienna

April 03, 2020

Check out the debut of the Webster World Report, a podcast to link the international operations of Webster University, working remotely and globally at campuses on four continents throughout the world. This program features Earl McCoy, regional recruiting coordinator; Engy Kassem, of the Webster Privacy and Information Security team; Prof. Jody Spiess who specializes in public health and nursing; and Malika Baratova, public relations executive for the Webster operations in Uzbekistan.

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Nikolaos Antonakakis

News Around Webster: Antonakakis, Chappell, Sims, George and Smith

February 27, 2020

Webster Vienna's Nikolaos Antonakakis was named by IDEAS as one of the top 10 economics researchers in Austria. ... Rebecca George received the Human Rights Award and Alexanderia Smith received the Outstanding Administrator Award from the South Carolina Counseling Association. ... John Chappell chaired a panel and presented a paper at the Southwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Beth Sims was inducted into the Southeast Missouri State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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Ali accepts the award

Vienna Student Receives Global 'Champion of Tolerance' Award in Dubai

February 21, 2020

Syrian national Rania Ali, an international relations student at Webster Vienna, was recognized with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Tolerance Award in Dubai on Feb. 19. Ali won the tolerance award in the visual arts category for her efforts in spreading awareness about refugee and women issues through filmmaking.

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Vienna Students Win Top Awards at Warwick Economics Summit

February 10, 2020

Webster Vienna students are celebrating after claiming two out of a possible three awards at the Warwick Economics Summit 2020. Last week, the 2020 Summit welcomed Webster Vienna’s delegation of 14 students, who joined over 500 other student delegates representing 63 countries and 43 universities worldwide, for a weekend of lectures, debates, and student-led seminars.

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Around Webster: Pollak election, Corrigan awards, Kracen keynote, Christeson arts

October 07, 2019

Webster Vienna director Johannes Pollak has been elected chairman of the Institute for European Politics board of directors. ... Don Corrigan won two first-place awards for journalism at the 153rd Missouri Press Association convention. ... Amanda Kracen was the keynote speaker for the Mental Health Assembly to kick off the mental health week at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). ... Con Christeson and two colleagues will present with Americans for the Arts in Oakland this month.

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Alumna Presents 'Our Last Race' Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Oct. 4

October 01, 2019

The Arcade Contemporary Art Projects (ACAP) is proud to present a multimedia solo exhibition of internationally exhibited artist and Webster University Vienna alumna Eva Petric with her work titled, "Our Last Race". Opening with a reception on Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m. at 812 Olive Street, St. Louis 63101, Webster Arcade (Gateway Campus). "Our Last Race" explores questions surrounding the growing possibilities through genetic engineering, which seemed not so long ago as just science fiction, but which is and becomes more normal, accepted and perhaps even required, if not now, in our close future, no matter what the cost to our humanity and our fabric of natural human connection.

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Webster Vienna

Vienna Series Hosts Political Scientists, Historians, Sociologists, Philosophers

September 10, 2019

Webster Vienna this fall is hosting a series of lectures and workshops with leading political scientists, historians, sociologists, and natural philosophers. Among them are top Norwegian political scientist and social anthropologist Iver B. Neumann, returning to Webster Vienna, and Asian Studies expert David Shambaugh as the Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professor.

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The Palais Wenkheim, home of Webster Vienna Private University

Vienna: Webster's 'perfect' city

September 06, 2019

Vienna, home to a Webster University campus since 1981, has once again received international acclaim as the "most livable city in the world." The latest report by the Economist weighs a variety of factors including stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure, to give Vienna a near-perfect score. Webster students, staff and faculty from all around the world call this city home, and students from Webster and WINS partner schools enjoy a taste through a range of study abroad opportunities.

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Students discuss themes at the Global Student Leadership Summit

Students Bond, Strategize, Prepare for Action at Leadership Summit

May 30, 2019

Students from Webster campuses in Accra, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna and Webster Groves are deep into the planning for Friday's presentations on strategies to improve student experiences at each of their campuses as part of the Global Student Leadership Summit. All week they have engaged in leadership theory, inter-cultural bonding and reflections, and an issues management case study as part of this unique immersive experience that John Buck explained can only happen at Webster University.

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Syrian Refugee and Activist Rania Ali Awarded Scholarship at Webster Vienna

May 10, 2019

Webster University has awarded a scholarship to Rania Ali, who will enter into the International Relations Bachelors program at Webster Vienna beginning Fall I. Born in 1995, Ali escaped her hometown of Raqqa, Syria in 2014, filming every step. Her journey was later turned into the documentary. An aspiring journalist, she will be joining a competitive international student body at Webster Vienna.

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Celebrating the intercampus football championship

Geneva Hosts Intercampus Football, 'Webster's Got Talent' Final

May 03, 2019

Each year, students from across Webster University's European campuses gather for a weekend of activities, including a student leaders’ summit, an intercampus football (soccer) tournament and the European finals of "Webster’s Got Talent." This year was hosted by Student Affairs in Geneva, led by Kristina Shimkus, welcoming about 50 student leaders and participants from Webster’s Leiden and Vienna campuses to join their counterparts in Geneva.

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Speakers at Webster Ghana's event

In the News: Ghana, Vienna, ELL program, Smith and George

April 08, 2019

Numerous media outlets in Ghana covered Webster University’s lecture “Celebrity, Complicity and Community: Making Sense of ‘Surviving R. Kelly,'" held on the Ghana campus. ... NBC affiliate KSDK covered the English Language Learners certification program. ... Würstel Stand had a photo essay on Webster Vienna's Palais Wenkheim. ... Alexanderia Smith and Rebecca George, faculty in Webster's Professional Counseling program in South Carolina, were guests on Visibility's "Our Voices Our Stories" podcast series.

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