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Chess grandmaster Sukandar with Ambassador Sonny

Chess Player Meets Indonesian Ambassador after 1st-Place Finish

June 22, 2016

Webster student Irene Kharisma Sukandar, one of the youngest female grandmasters in the world, earned a special honor after tying for first place at 2016 Continental Class Championships in Herndon, Virginia. She met with Indonesian Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono (Sonny) in Washington, D.C. She and her Webster teammates Katerina Nemcova, Anna Sharevich and Luisa Fernanda Mercado won the 2015-2016 National Division I College Women's Team Championship.

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A rendering of the interior of the ISB

Tower Crane to be Erected for ISB Project

June 20, 2016

For the first time in Webster University's history, a tower crane will be erected on campus as part of the ISB construction project. During the erection of the crane, Lot K will be closed to all traffic. Two buildings also will be temporarily evacuated on a Saturday as parts of the crane are hoisted into place.

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Nicholas Hall, Nancy Haparimwi, Kim McGrath, Jennifer Dickey, Nancy Hellerud and Bethany Keller at NAFSA

Webster Hosts Study Abroad Partners, Presents at Annual NAFSA Conference

June 20, 2016

International education professionals from around the globe recently meet in Denver, Colorado for the annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference. More than 9,000 professionals gathered to discuss issues surrounding all specialties of the field. The conference featured more than 200 sessions and workshops including presentations by Webster’s Bethany Keller, assistant director of the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs, and Kim McGrath, WINS director.

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The data literacy workshop during Gobal Leadership Academy

GLA Wraps Week in Athens: 'I now see the potential'

June 17, 2016

Fellows in the Global Leadership Academy's 2016 cohort concluded an intensive week in Athens. Now in its fifth year, the yearlong program brings together a diverse group of faculty, staff and administrators from across Webster University to better understand the network and of their own leadership capabilities, and the past week had a great impact in both respects.

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Webster Artists in 'Atomic' Musical at New Line Theatre through June 25

June 17, 2016

Webster University is well-represented at performances of the musical Atomic, running Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays now through June 25 at New Line Theatre in St. Louis' Grand Center. Department of Music chair Jeffrey Carter serves musical director for the production, Webster alumnus Jake Stereos (BM ’15) plays bass, current student Eric Bateman plays cello, former students Larissa White and Sean McDaniel are cast in supporting roles, and Benjamin Roseman (BA ’16) is the sound designer.

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After Hours Community Band

Community Music School Hosts 1st 'Make Music Day St. Louis'

June 16, 2016

Webster's Community Music School is one of 18 venues participating in the first Make Music Day St. Louis on June 21, presenting the After Hours Community Band in concert at 8 p.m. in the CMS Concert Hall. Join for summer fun with concert band music from the traditional to marches, musicals, jazz and patriotic. Make Music Day St. Louis is a city-wide celebration of music on the summer solstice. All concerts and events are free and open to everyone.

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An example of sustainability practices on the home campus

Webster University Conference to Explore the Meaning of Sustainability

June 16, 2016

Webster University will explore “Demystifying Sustainability: the Impact of the Individual” at its annual Sustainability Conference at 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 8th on its home campus. The conference’s keynote speaker is Catherine Werner, the director of sustainability for the City of St. Louis. Renowned poet Kevin Coval also will be featured.

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