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Positive Psychology and Learnings About Our Mental Health During the Lockdown

Positive Psychology and Learnings About Mental Health During the Lockdown

August 11, 2020

In the past fifteen years, positive psychology and the use of positive psychology interventions have seen a surge of public interest. The western cultural narrative around taking care of one’s mental health has partly shifted from being a taboo to becoming a trendy topic. Western millennials and generation Z have to some extent freed themselves from previous generations' stigma around mental health and seeking professional help to improve well-being.

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Webster Vienna Private University is actively planning for the Fall Semester with our

Webster Vienna Flexibly Planning for Fall Semester

July 24, 2020

Webster Vienna Private University is actively planning for the Fall Semester with our "new normal" in mind! With health and safety as a top priority, we will offer HybridClass attendance options - in the classroom or online, synchronous, and asynchronous. We also offer small classes where the distance rule is observed and a safe learning environment for students is guaranteed.

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Alumnus Vienna

Webster Vienna Alumnus Kickstarts New Business 'Yoga Junkies'

July 23, 2020

Wisniewski joined Webster Vienna intending to attain his BA in Management with an Emphasis in Marketing while making new friends, exploring this beautiful city and eventually starting his own business. Yoga Junkies is a monthly subscription box filled with trendy yoga lifestyle goods from around the world. The genius of their business is its simplicity. Each month, they send their members boxes based around a particular theme: containing vegan snacks, jewelry, yoga equipment, vegan cosmetics, crystals, aromatherapy items, and spiritual growth tools.

tags: vienna, alumni, webster life, webster today, global, extended campus

Dr. Bradley Wiggins

Dr. Wiggins' Published in Prestigious New Media & Society

July 08, 2020

Dr. Bradley Wiggins, associate professor and department head of media communications, was informed that an article he wrote was recently accepted for publication by the prestigious and highly-ranked academic journal, New Media & Society and according to Journal Citation Reports, its 2019 impact factor of 4.577 gives it a ranking of 1 out of 79 journals in the category 'Communication'.

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Dr. Bradley Wiggins

A Strategic View of Communication

July 02, 2020

Students graduating from Webster Vienna Private University’s program in Strategic Communication will gain multimodal literacies required for the successful navigation of a professional career in various such as, among others, international affairs, corporate communication, public relations, crisis management, promotional campaigns, and more.

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Effects of Global Pandemic: Webster World Report Podcast 10

June 26, 2020

The tenth edition of the Webster World Report features a discussion with two of Webster’s international relations faculty, Kelly-Kate Pease and Franco Algieri, about the current state of diplomacy, police brutality, and human rights in the U.S. in the wake of the George Floyd protests. The news segment of the program features short audio with Webster University Ghana's Christa Sanders and Mjiba Frehiwot, and Amanda Kracen of the Psychology Department discusses stress relief during the pandemic.

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At Webster Vienna, Every Deserving Student is a Scholarship Candidate

June 23, 2020

When considering a top choice of university, your dreams should never be placed on hold by the limitations of tuition costs. At Webster Vienna Private University, we strive to financially enable our students as much as we can, so that their main focus while attending university is on themselves and their academic growth.

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Graduating students tossing caps in air

Designed to Elevate the Student Experience

June 16, 2020

Selecting a bachelor's degree that matches personal and career goals, as well as aspirations, is crucial to securing a successful future for every individual. This difficult task of deciding on whether to pursue a bachelor’s degree and which school and program to attend does not need to be stressful.

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Loren Sandoval

Building an International Skillset in the Heart of Vienna

May 28, 2020

For a 23-year-old student from Monterrey, Mexico, an "American education in the heart of Europe" and Webster Vienna’s double accreditation was just what Loren Sandoval needed. When the Borealis Scholarship endowment at Webster Vienna, made possible by the Borealis Social Fund, recognized her need and merit, her dream came true.

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Luxembourg Student Enjoys International Relations at Webster Vienna

May 18, 2020

With around 170 different nationalities living in her birthplace - Luxembourg, Claude Bindels, readily embraced Webster Vienna Private University’s multiculturism and its 77 student nationalities. But, as she admits, "people say time flies when you're having fun," and at Webster Vienna, “this is a non-debatable fact." After three years, she was among dozens of international students to complete her major in International Relations, complemented by a minor in history.

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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.

tags: academics, president, webster life, webster today, international studies, extended campus, online programs, vienna, leiden

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Moving with the Times: Webster Vienna Private University

May 05, 2020

The OPEC Bulletin visited Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) in the heart of Vienna to uncover the changes the oldest private university in the city has undergone and its historical link to OPEC. Dr Samuel R Schubert’s office looks like a typical professor’s room. Papers and books cover every surface. A coffee machine is placed prominently on the coffee table. Home to great thoughts and ideas. Schubert, the Associate Director of Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) fits right in. A man who has accomplished a lot during his tenure at the university, he is friendly with a ready smile and natty clothes befitting his position.

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