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Webster Ghana Goes Green

February 20, 2020

Kicking off a Webster Goes Green initiative, in an attempt to reduce the carbon footprint of the campus, Webster Ghana undertook various conservation practices, leading up to their first Public Lecture of the year, focused on the environment. Feb. 1-7 was designated as Eco Week with a number of recycling, reducing and reusing activities taking place on campus, heightened by a competition element for maximum student involvement.

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The logo for the ARDN and FIFA Red Card Campaign

Chancellor to Help Launch Campaign to Fight Discrimination, Violence Against Women

February 19, 2020

Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, will help launch the African Renaissance Diaspora Network’s (ARDN) international “Red Card” Campaign at the United Nations’ New York headquarters on March 6. The campaign will raise awareness about domestic violence and gather personal pledges from people around the world to help raise awareness of discrimination and violence against women.

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Webster Forensics and Debate Wins Big at State Tournament

February 19, 2020

The Webster Forensics and Debate Team returned from the Missouri State Tournament this past Sunday, Feb. 16, bringing home four State Championships, third place overall Individual Events Sweepstakes, and 26 awards. Freshman Sarah Hammeke also qualified for the elite Interstate Oratory Tournament, the nation’s oldest forensic tournament. Only two people per state are selected to attend the competition each year. Webster has previously qualified individuals and won third place in that prestigious tournament.

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Adesina Oludayo with Rich Dippel

Forensic Accounting Speaker, Scholarship Winner at Certified Fraud Examiners Speaker Series

February 18, 2020

Keynote speaker Jason Zirkel, CFE and former Texas Ranger financial crime investigator and Army intelligence analyst, spoke to a crowd of over 100 professionals, students and faculty members at the Greater St. Louis Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and Webster University’s Forensic Accounting Reception and Speaker Series on Jan. 30. Adesina Oludayo, a Webster student in the MS in Forensic Accounting program, was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Greater St. Louis Area Chapter of the ACFE.

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Webster's Testing Center: Resources, hours and appointments

February 18, 2020

Webster University’s Testing Center, part of the Academic Resource Center on the home campus, provides a distraction-reduced environment for students to test outside the classroom. This service is free to students taking Webster course or placement exams. Read through for hours, how to schedule an appointment and contact information for any questions.

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Over 100 Attend Annual Walker EDGE Internship Fair

February 17, 2020

Over 100 students, faculty and staff attended the Walker EDGE Internship Fair. Students met face to face with recruiters seeking interns for the spring and summer. Co-hosted by the Career Planning and Development Center and George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, the event attracted national and international employers with headquarters in St. Louis and an international footprint, ranging from Fortune 500 to tech startups, representing a variety of industries.

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Summer/Fall 2020 Academic Technology Request Deadline March 2

February 13, 2020

In order to manage a growing catalog of software titles, Webster University’s Information Technology organization will assess all new software requests based on a number of factors in coordination with the programs of each school. This is in alignment with the themes of the University’s strategic plan, Global Impact for the Next Century. The lab and multimedia classroom software request deadline for Summer/Fall 2020 is Monday, March 2.

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Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble is leading a national discussion about the value of independent institutions of higher education.

Value of a Private College Education: Chancellor Leads Discussion on Access, Equity, Student Success

February 13, 2020

The Council of Independent Colleges is hosting a series of workshops to provide data and persuasive arguments that equip campus faculty and staff to make the case for the value of private institutions. Leading that effort is the CIC Board of Director’s Public Information Committee, chaired by Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble.

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We've got spirit, yes we do!

Snapshots: Webster pride, traditions celebrated at Spirit Weekend

February 13, 2020

Over 500 students, parents, family members, faculty and staff came together Feb. 7-8 for Spirit Weekend 2020. The weekend gives parents an opportunity to see what college life is like for their student as well as to have some fun. Events include home basketball games, Siblings Night, and many opportunities to celebrate Webster spirit! The weekend began with the kick-off pep rally in the University Center Commons, where attendees were entertained by the Webster University Cheerleaders, Pep Band and the Chordloks.

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Vienna Students Win Top Awards at Warwick Economics Summit

February 10, 2020

Webster Vienna students are celebrating after claiming two out of a possible three awards at the Warwick Economics Summit 2020. Last week, the 2020 Summit welcomed Webster Vienna’s delegation of 14 students, who joined over 500 other student delegates representing 63 countries and 43 universities worldwide, for a weekend of lectures, debates, and student-led seminars.

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Writing Center Resources: Online and in-person

February 10, 2020

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center (OWC) provides students, faculty, and alumni with many types of writing support. Students get support and feedback on every step of the writing process, from brainstorming to how to use a citation properly, they also offer writing assistance through the OWC to graduate students, online students, or students at extended or international campuses. The Writing Center also has friendly coaches to give constructive, holistic feedback on all assignments.

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Career Planning and Development Center Host U.S. Department of State, Diplomat in Residence, Amanda Johnson

January 31, 2020

The Career Planning and Development Center will host the U.S. Department of State, Diplomat in Residence, Amanda Johnson, on Feb. 7. Johnson will conduct classroom visits in the Walker School of Business and Technology in room 133 and host a lunch and learn from noon-1 p.m. This event is open to all Webster University students, faculty and staff, both in-person and online.

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