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The group celebrated their final week with lunch from the renowned Kostas, a famous spot near the Athens campus known for traditional Greek souvlaki.

Athens Study Abroad Students Volunteer at Refugee Center, Conduct Research

August 16, 2018

Webster students wrapped up their summer “Global Health and Inequality” study abroad term at the Athens campus with field research and service experiences, including participating in community response to the wildfires in the region. After posting many of their reflections on a class blog, the group of psychology majors anticipates presenting their findings at upcoming research conferences, including Webster University's Research Across Disciplines conference in December.

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Webster is hosting a free Capsim course for area business leaders

Webster Welcomes Area Business Leaders for a Two-Day Capsim Seminar

August 14, 2018

Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, along with the Office of Advancement, will welcome 30 local corporate leaders for a Capsim® Business Strategy Seminar at the EAB on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17. This experience is a complimentary two-day seminar for corporate leaders with several years of business experience.

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IT

CampusConnect VDI Launch, Training, Plans

August 13, 2018

Beginning in Fall 2018, Information Technology is launching the first phase of CampusConnect, a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) initiative. This first phase provides a new way for certain students and faculty to access special software or applications with an end-goal of providing truly anytime, anywhere access to applications for all Webster students, faculty and staff in an efficient and secure way. Please see the following resources on access, eligible software, future plans, and faculty training happening this week.

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Webster MSN students in the nurse educator tract learn on a SIMman 3G human simulator.

Nurse Educator Students Reflect on Impact of Simulator, NEIP Grant

August 10, 2018

One year after a Missouri Nursing Education Incentive Program (NEIP) grant award supported Webster University in purchasing a SIMman 3G human simulator, Webster nursing students are thrilled with the impact it has had on their preparation to become nurse educators. The simulator enables "amazing role-play" learning in a safe environment. Two simulator "boot camps" created as part of the program were so successful that nursing faculty will continue them with future nurse educator students.

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athletics

Nominations Open for Webster Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019

August 08, 2018

The Webster University Athletics Department has now begun accepting nominations for new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame. The deadline for nominations for the Class of 2019 is Sept. 15, 2018. Former Webster players, coaches, and teams, and other individuals who have made significant contributions to the Athletics program are eligible for selection to the Hall of Fame.

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Student tutors, donors and leaders gathered to reflect on the program's impact this spring.

Maritz Grant Continues Support of Student Literacy Corps, Math Tutoring

August 07, 2018

A $15,000 grant from Maritz will continue support of the Webster University Student Literacy Corps and Math Tutoring Program. "This grant will ensure that Webster students can continue to tutor and that struggling readers will continue to enjoy the additional support and encouragement tutors provide," said Kate Northcott, director of the Student Literacy Corps, which began in 1990. St. Louis’ growing population of English Language Learners has only increased the need for such engagement, she said.

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Webster staff from seven departments took this training to help them prepare student leaders to be curators of change.

Peer Educator Training Helps Webster Staff Prepare Student Leaders

August 03, 2018

Staff members from seven departments attended a NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Certified Peer Educator (CPE) "train the trainer" facilitation Aug. 1. The CPE training helps train students towards the development of leadership skills so that they are more comfortable in engaging with their peers around important topics. This will be integrated into Residential Assistant Training, Peer Mentor/Connection Leader Training, Student Athlete Mentor Training, and much more. Contact Justin Barton if you are interested in the training for your student leaders.

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Nourbakhsh

CMS Welcomes Iranian Composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh for Young Composers Competition

August 03, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University will welcome Niloufar Nourbakhsh as guest composer for their 2018-2019 Young Composers Competition (YCC). Described as "stark" by WNPR, Iranian composer Nourbakhsh's music has been commissioned and performed around the world. She is a founder of the Iranian Female Composers Association and a strong advocate of music education. Since 2004, the YCC has recognized and encouraged the efforts of those between the ages of 12 and 21 who are involved in the creative process of composing music.

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Sign up to help welcome grad students Aug. 20-30.

Help Welcome Graduate Students for Fall 2018

August 03, 2018

Welcoming our new and returning graduate students is crucial and impactful for Webster University. Again this year the Welcome Student Committee is in need of your help staffing our Welcome Tables during the weeks of Aug. 20-30, 2018. If you are interested in offering your time and energy, please sign-up to volunteer through the link in this post. We hope to see you as we welcome students to campus!

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Webster's women's track and field team won an all-academic team award for the fourth time in the last five years.

Women's Track and Field, Illig Honored for Academics

July 30, 2018

Webster University's women's track and field team was honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with a 2017-18 All-Academic Team Award. Senior women's track and field athlete Meghan Illig also earned NCAA Division III All-Academic Honors for 2017-18. Webster has now earned a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Award for the fourth time in the last five years, including three straight awards from 2013-16.

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Gorloks on the beach in The Hague.

Leiden Alumni Reconnect for Ocean Race Event in The Hague

July 26, 2018

Webster University Leiden alumni from the graduating classes of 2000 to 2018 networked and shared their Webster stories during an alumni event last month at Scheveningen beach in The Hague during the Volvo Ocean Race. The race is a major event in the Netherlands, and served as a perfect opportunity to bring alumni together. Some were attending their first Webster event since graduation.

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Just Mercy

Book Club: Memoir 'Just Mercy' Sept. 24

July 25, 2018

The Library's next Book Club Meeting will take place on Sept. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. This meeting's selection is "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a professor of law at New York University School of Law. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color.

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