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NO-vember begins on Wednesday, Nov. 1

Webster Wellness NO-vember Midpoint Results

November 17, 2017

The Webster Wellness Committee's NO-vember initiative encourages setting personal, realistic goals and tracking progress made over a four-week period. The Committee is thrilled with participation in the first ever NO-vember! The 60 total participants consisted of 70 percent staff, 22 percent faculty, and 8 percent students. Each of the seven categories was selected by participants, but the most common selections were physical (40 percent), emotional (21 percent), and spiritual (13 percent).

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 Loy Krathong, which refers to the lotus-shaped baskets (krathong) that people float (loy) down waterways across Thailand. Traditionally made from the trunk of a banana tree and decorated with banana leaves and other flowers, each krathong has its own unique design and personality.

Webster Thailand Celebrates Loy Krathong

November 17, 2017

Celebrated each year, Thailand’s Loy Krathong Festival provides an opportunity for people to wave goodbye to their troubles of the past year and welcome a future of good fortune. Celebrations are held across the country, but are most prominent in Sukhothai, Chiang Mai and Bangkok. 

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Showcase will be held on Dec. 1 in the EAB, Edward Jones Commons

Student Work Displayed in Graphic Design Showcase Dec. 1

November 17, 2017

Webster will host the 5th annual Graphic Design Showcase Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the East Academic Building, Edward Jones Commons. This showcase is an open portfolio review event in which graphic design students will present their most recent digital and print portfolios.

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The deadline for donations is Dec. 8

Join Webster Warmth's Fall Project Benefiting Oasis International

November 16, 2017

Members of the Webster community who enjoy knitting, crocheting, sewing, or similar crafts are invited to participate in the Webster Warmth Fall 2017 project. This year we are excited to be partnered with Oasis International which provides support and resources for refugees in the St. Louis area. We welcome handcrafted or store-bought items such as scarves, gloves, hats, quilts, afghans, etc. The deadline for turning in completed items is Dec. 8.

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Saundra Yancy McGuire

Saundra McGuire, Sixth Annual Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning

November 16, 2017

Provost Julian Schuster invites the Webster University community to activities, featuring the fifth Annual William T. Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Saundra Yancy McGuire. McGuire is the director emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired assistant vice chancellor and professor of chemistry at Louisiana State University, and a renowned author and speaker on the topic of how to teach students to excel academically.

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Brianna Pagan named to CoSIDA 2017 Academic All-District First Team

Soccer Player Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District 1st Team

November 15, 2017

Webster University senior soccer player Brianna Pagan has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) 2017 Academic All-District First Team. Pagan, from St. Louis, Missouri (Washington HS), becomes the first Academic All-District First Team selection for the Gorloks since Webster Athletics Hall of Famer Christy Capkovic in 2010.

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A panel discussion with local music and theater leaders kicked off Brewer's Fall 2017 visit.

Soprano's Visit Includes Master Class, Scholarship Benefit

November 15, 2017

Renowned operatic soprano and visiting professor Christine Brewer returned to campus this week for a panel discussion with local theater and music leaders and a master class with Department of Music students. Wednesday evening's master class is free to all students, while the $15 general admission benefits the Nigh Opera Scholarship Fund. Brewer will return in Spring 2018 for a week-long teaching residency focused on music from the Holocaust.

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donor recognition

Video: Recognition Dinner Celebrates Donors to Webster, CMS

November 15, 2017

Webster University recognized its loyal supporters at the Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 9 in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Highlights of the event included honoring Arden and Harry Fisher with the 2107 Visionary Award for their dedication to the Community Music School, inspiring hundreds of young musicians.

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Lisa Brunette, Visiting Assistant Professor of Games and Game Design

Assistant Professor in School of Communications Launches Video Games

November 15, 2017

Lisa Brunette, a visiting assistant professor for Games and Game Design in the Webster University School of Communications, is on the leading edge of the computer gaming industry. Since the industry was first established with the first video games nearly five decades ago, the industry has been predominantly male. But that is now changing, and Brunette is leading the way. Two of her games - “Sender Unknown: The Woods” and “Matchington Mansion” - are currently topping the iTunes game charts.

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Check out Demo Day classes by visiting the Community Music School website

Now Enrolling Students for Spring Kindermusik and Music For Little Mozarts

November 15, 2017

Open enrollment for Community Music School of Webster University’s Kindermusik® and Music for Little Mozarts (keyboard) Spring classes will begin on Monday, Dec. 4. Classes are available in four convenient locations in Chesterfield, Webster Groves and University City and are open to children from newborn to six year olds and their caregivers.

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Oct. 2017 marked the 23rd consecutive year that WWW has been held worldwide.

Webster Works Worldwide Projects in Thailand Support Local Agencies

November 14, 2017

Webster University Thailand students in Bangkok and Hua Hin/Cha Am observed the 23rd annual Webster Works Worldwide on Oct. 28, each working with agencies that serve children in their local communities. In Bangkok, participants went to the Baan Tan Tawan Foundation, which supports underprivileged and orphaned children. Participants from Hua Hin/Cha-Am visited the Brain & Mind Disabilities Center in Ratchaburi province.

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