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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Vienna Draws Leading Economists for Symposium on Greek Debt Crisis

May 09, 2017

Vienna will host a symposium entitled, "Greece, Out of the Crisis: Debt-End or Dead End," on May 17. Organized by Nikolaos Antonakakis, head of the Department of Business at Webster Vienna, the symposium will draw leading economists to Webster to consider the background of the crisis, its current state, and weigh radical solutions.

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Sigma Iota Rho Chapter Inducts New Members

May 04, 2017

Webster University’s chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the honor society for international relations, welcomed 15 new members at its spring induction ceremony on April 30. Faculty, students, family and friends gathered in the H. Sam Priest Center to acknowledge the academic accomplishments of graduate and undergraduate students from Webster's campuses in St. Louis, Leiden and Vienna. Professor Daniel Hellinger's keynote encouraged members to pursue the creative conduct of international affairs through service.

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Stephanie Werner receiving GAHC scholarship

German Majors Win GAHC Scholarship to Study in Europe

May 02, 2017

German majors Stephanie Werner and Gina Perhat have won the German American Heritage Society (GAHS) scholarship granted annually by the GAHS and St. Louis Stuttgart Sister Cities (SLSSC) for students going to Europe to take German classes through Webster University. Werner will to attend the Vienna campus, while Perhat will participate in an internship organized by the Dual University in Villingen-Schweningen, a suburb of Stuttgart.

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Theresa Rueth and Priscillia Holbrook

Vienna Student's Paper on EU Asylum Policy Wins Graduate IR Thesis Award

April 26, 2017

Webster Vienna student Theresa Rueth has won the 2017 Best Graduate Thesis in International Relations Award for her thesis, "Asylum Seekers and European Integration: The Impact of EU Asylum Policy." Priscillia Holdbrook of the campus in Accra, Ghana campus received honorable mention for her paper on making agriculture to African youth for sustainable growth.

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ICDO raises awareness of different cultural expressions and values

ICDO Presents Cross-Cultural Workshop in Vienna, March 28

March 27, 2017

In order to encourage cultural interaction among migrants, International Cultural Diversity Organization (ICDO), a newly created NGO by Webster alumni, presents a cross-cultural workshop, “Cultural Speed Dating and Mashup." This event will be held at the Webster Vienna Private University campus on Tuesday, March 28, at 6 p.m.

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Webster student at city hall

Vienna Students Practice Waltz, Head to Ball of Sciences

February 15, 2017

Webster University students at the Vienna campus once again participated in the annual Wiener Ball Der Wissenschaften (Vienna Ball of Sciences) held at Vienna's historic city hall. A week before the formal event, dance instructor Gernot Pruschak walked them through classics, including the Viennese waltz, while a reception held at Webster Vienna before the ball prepared students for an unforgettable cultural experience.

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Ela Gandhi visits Webster Vienna Feb. 8.

Vienna Welcomes Ela Gandhi, Peace Activist and Interfaith Leader

February 07, 2017

Renowned peace activist and interfaith leader Ela Gandhi will share her insights in a special event for Webster University students, alumni, faculty and staff at the Vienna campus. Through the Gandhi Development Trust, Gandhi works to raise awareness and support for educational and research initiatives around the globe.

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News around Webster

Around Webster: Barrett's Day Review; Woolf on TOPSS; Ft. Leavenworth security roundtable; Ali on OPEC

December 19, 2016

Bill Barrett’s review of a Dorothy Day book appears in the Catholic Worker, Linda Woolf was named to an APA committee on secondary schools, Katie Ervin, Gary Hobin and Mark Wilcox joined the CGSC Foundation National Security Roundtable, and Mehdi Ali was an oil analyst at the Nov. 30 OPEC meeting.

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The Palais Wenkheim, home of Webster Vienna in the capital city's second district.

Webster Vienna to Receive Reaccreditation through 2022

December 16, 2016

Webster University will receive institutional reaccreditation in Austria, continuing dual U.S. and Austrian accreditation for the campus known locally as Webster Vienna Private University. The national accrediting body AQ Austria acknowledged Webster Vienna's effort to meet requirements, which AQA considers fulfilled. The institutional reaccreditation is for the six-year period ending in January 2022.

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The evening also showcased

Video: Vienna WEBTalks Showcases Webster Talent, Common Bonds

December 16, 2016

Webster Vienna hosted its first WEBTalks, an event welcoming three extraordinary Webster-associated speakers for an evening of TED Talk-style insights from Oscar-winning alumnus Charles Randolph, space neuroscientist alumnus Vladimir Ivkovic and Webster chess coach and grandmaster Susan Polgar.

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