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Joseph Pederson presents on how investigators uncovered the largest municipal fraud case in U.S. history.

Walker School Hosts MFFI Conference on Fraud

May 27, 2016

Webster's George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology was host for the annual Midwest Financial Fraud Investigator’s Conference. The organization formed by law enforcement and financial institution investigators in order to exchange information regarding individuals who engage in criminal activity. “We’re proud to build a relationship between the Walker School and MFFI," said professor Rich Dippel, who noted the topic is a good fit for students in Webster's Forensic Accounting and Cybersecurity programs.

tags: academics, faculty, school of business and technology, forensic accounting, cybersecurity, partnerships, webster life, webster today


Snapshot: Hungarian-Missouri Educational Partnership graduation party

May 27, 2016

The Hungarian-Missouri Educational Partnership (HMEP) graduation party was held on May 9 at the East Academic Building. One of the HMEP graduates celebrated was Webster's international student Agnes Bendsak (MBA/BUSA). The mission of the HMEP is to create global connections through a scholarship program and related activities for participating universities while creating a life changing experience for student scholars. The HMEP provides full tuition scholarships for graduate students from Hungary and other former communist countries of Central Europe.

tags: academics, alumni, global, webster life, partnerships, international students

A little time with a four-legged guest helps bring stress levels down.

Vienna's Study Program Preps Students for Finals Week

May 26, 2016

At the most stressful time of year for students, the library, writing, quant and counseling center at the Vienna campus offered a coordinated program to support students, staff and faculty as they wrapped up the semester. From writing tips to words of encouragement to therapy dogs, the services allowed community members to stay focused, make room for total wellness, and finish the academic year on a high note.

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Admissions, GMC Launch Virtual Campus Tour

May 26, 2016

The Office of Admission and Global Marketing and Communications have launched a virtual campus tour, offering a highly-engaging and interactive virtual reality experience that is expected to generate prospective student interest and increase conversion rates. This tool serves as a supplement to in-person, individualized campus visits and offers an additional resource for prospective students who cannot personally visit campus for any reason.

tags: admissions, college of arts and sciences, home page, global marketing and communications, college of fine arts, school of business and technology, school of communications, school of education, webster life, webster today

After the film students, faculty and staff spoke with Fred Kudjo Kuwornu, an Italian-Ghanaian activist, producer, writer and director of

Ghana Screen Buffalo Soldiers Documentary with Director

May 23, 2016

The Ghana campus collaborated with National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) of Ghana, for a screening and director talk of "Inside Buffalo," an award-winning feature film and Black International Cinema Best Documentary, at NAFTI theatre in Accra. The screening provided a platform for students, faculty and staff to interact with director Fred Kudjo Kuworno.

tags: academics, global, school of communications, ghana, webster life, webster today

Students reflected on how to improve each campus community through engaged student leadership.

'An Amazing Network': Webster LEADS Students Retreat in Tuscany

May 23, 2016

Continuing what has become a hallowed tradition, 30 students in the Webster LEADS leadership program from the Geneva, Leiden and Vienna campuses met for a join leadership retreat. This year they experienced a new location, a 16th century villa perched amongst the Tuscan hills just outside of Pistoia, near Florence, the home region of Geneva professor and head of Photography Department Francesco Arese Visconti. The weekend included icebreakers, team-building and skills-building activities as these students got to better know each other -- and their selves.

tags: academics, global, vienna, geneva, leiden, students, Webster LEADS, webster life, webster today

Alliance for Interracial Dignity Sponsors Free 'Black and Blue' Production May 22

May 16, 2016

An alliance of regional arts collaboratives, churches and other community organizations have combined to sponsor the production of "Black and Blue," which explores the complex relationship between the African-American community and the police. The original play is authored and directed by Lee Patton Chiles, and the free May 22 performance includes Webster University professor and Webster Groves resident Garrett Bergfeld.

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