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Webster SAAC and FCA Sponsor Division III Week

March 29, 2017

The Webster University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) are sponsoring events for Division III Week, April 3-7, with a week of events to engage the community in celebrating D-III sports. From watching the NCAA basketball championship while getting a massage and eating free pizza, to a pool party with free Chick-fil- A, there will several fun activities, a collection drive for an alumna-founded nonprofit, and a free raffle for Cardinal tickets.

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Safe Zone Brown Bag Lunch Series March 31 and April 14

March 29, 2017

Safe Zone at Webster University will be coordinating a two-part brown-bag lunch series on Friday, March 31 and Friday, April 14 from 12-1 p.m. in East Academic Building, Room 238. The two events, on allies and resources for LGBTQIA+ and on "communicating my identity," are designed for faculty, staff and students to share their perspective in an open conversation. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch and join the conversation.

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WSA Professional Development Day Feedback Survey, Recorded Sessions

March 29, 2017

The Webster Staff Alliance (WSA) would like to thank everyone who participated in Professional Development Day 2017. WSA’s goal was to show how each person, department, and campus location is an essential piece of the puzzle that is Webster University. In total, about 150 staff members participated in the event either in person or via WebEx. Please share your feedback and suggestions through the WSA PDD Feedback Survey, and if you missed any sessions, three are available for replay via WebEx.

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Hunt Gallery Presents Alumnus Zane Forshee March 31

March 29, 2017

Join Zane Forshee BA'98 for the Laptop Tour, a musical performance at the Hunt Gallery on Friday, March 31, from 5-7 p.m. “The creation of Laptop Tour was inspired from an idea I frequently consider: the need for a concert hall holds much less importance today with regard to live performance than it once did," said Forshee. "With this in mind, I have decided to push myself to see what else is possible. I’ve created a series of concerts that make use of a range of venues not normally associated with musical performance."

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Faculty, Alumni Fight for Missouri's Forgotten Women with WILLOW Project

March 28, 2017

Student-teacher relationships sometimes go beyond the classroom, and that’s what happened for Webster associate professor Anne Geraghty-Rathert and her student Amy Lorenz-Moser. After graduating from Webster and later completing law school, Moser began representing women who were incarcerated for murdering their abusers. Her commitment to fight for her clients has successfully played a role in the release of several domestic survivors from prison. Through the WILLOW Project, these attorneys aim to help prevent more victims.

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Webster director Jean Paul van Marissing and Rwanda's ambassador to the Netherlands, Jean Pierre Karabaranga

Snapshot: Webster Director Discusses International Human Rights with Rwandan Ambassador

March 28, 2017

Webster University the Netherlands director Jean Paul van Marissing met with Jean Pierre Karabaranga, the Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda, at the embassy of Rwanda in The Hague. They discussed the importance of international human rights and the commemoration of genocide. Among the Webster degree programs offered in the Netherlands is the MA in International Human Rights.

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Sculpture Students' Bronze Works Showcased in Pulitzer's 'Holding Cognition' April 1

March 28, 2017

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri, will host a public reception for "Holding Cognition," Saturday, April 1, 2-5 p.m., showcasing bronze works by Webster sculpture students. Similar to the work of Medardo Rosso, who is showcased in the Pulitzer museum, students are learning to work with the lost-wax process, plaster-sand casting and pouring bronze.

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General Paul Selva will be the 2017 Commencement Speaker

General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Named 2017 Commencement Speaker

March 28, 2017

Gen. Paul Selva, the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be Webster University’s 2017 Commencement Speaker. Selva, a four star Air Force general, is the nation’s second-highest ranking military officer. He will address more than 10,000 Webster graduates and guests at the University’s 98th annual commencement ceremonies May 13.

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2017 Global Game Day

Snapshots: ILC's 2017 Global Game Day

March 27, 2017

The International Languages and Cultures Department hosted the second annual Global Game Day on Thursday, March 23, in the University Center. The ILC collaborated with Campus Activities, ESL, UFGC, JSA, and MCISA in continuation of the idea of #WeAreAllWebster. The event gave International and domestic students a chance to interact and make new friends through playing games together.

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Construction Update March 27 2017

March 27, 2017

The countdown is on for the completion of the Parking Garage Expansion. A ceremonial ribbon cutting for the event will be held in the garage at 11 a.m. April 20. The garage is expected to open by the end of April, provided the proper occupation permits are issued.

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Seven Students Awarded Professional Membership Fees

March 27, 2017

The Career Planning & Development Center’s Spring 2017 Professional Association Membership Program (ProAMP) awarded seven students representing all five colleges and schools with membership fees to the professional association of their choice. Recipients chose to become student members of the Advertising Club of Greater Saint Louis, AIGA, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Information Systems Security Association, and the International Studies Association.

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Webster University’s chess team won its fifth consecutive national championship

Chess Team Wins Fifth Consecutive National Championship

March 27, 2017

Webster University’s chess team won its fifth consecutive national championship this weekend during the 2017 President’s Cup Collegiate Chess tournament in New York City. Webster University is only university in the history of the President’s Cup (also known as the Final Four Tournament) to win five consecutive championships. This win was also the seventh consecutive for Grand Master and Coach Susan Polgar and her SPICE program.

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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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