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Webster World Report Podcast 8: Voices from Thailand, Tashkent, South Carolina

May 29, 2020

The eighth edition of the Webster World Report, the discussion linking Webster University’s global operations, features in-depth interviews with Robin Ramcharan from Webster’s Bangkok, Thailand location; part two of a conversation with Maggie Dankert, deputy academic director in Tashkent; and an interview with Sherriel Byrd, the director of Webster’s Columbia, South Carolina location. The news segment of the program features excerpts of speeches by Chancellor Beth Stroble and President Julian Schuster, and adjunct faculty member Betsy Brandt.

tags: academics, extended campus, faculty, president, webster life, webster today, chancellor, thailand, tashkent, columbia


Scott Jensen Selected as 2020-21 President's Faculty Fellow

May 26, 2020

Scott Jensen, professor in the School of Communications, has been selected as the 2020-21 President’s Faculty Fellow. The President’s Faculty Fellows Program is an opportunity for faculty members to contribute to the leadership of key strategic efforts of Webster University by partnering with Academic Affairs or support units.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, school of communications, president, webster life, webster today


Webster At Home: DADAH Live Stream Exhibit 'After Dark'

May 22, 2020

On May 10, the Department of Art, Design, and Art History (DAHAH) live streamed their exhibit After Dark. The show features a collection of works from DADAH’s 2020 graduating BA and BFA students. At the end of every Spring semester, the department has a new, talented group of artists, graphic designers, and art historians that culminate their time at Webster with a final exhibition or presentation of their research thesis.

tags: academics, college of fine arts, webster life, webster today, students, department of art design and art history, dadah

creation concert

Webster At Home: Virtual Department of Dance concert; Conservatory Alumni LokDown Cabaret this weekend

May 21, 2020

The Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance will host their Creation Concert virtually on May 22, at 7 p.m. All dance performances will be posted on the Creation Concert website and also to Facebook in real time. ... On Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. the Webster Conservatory will host an Instagram Live Concert featuring performances by Conservatory alumni.

tags: college of fine arts, webster life, webster today, department of dance, conservatory of theatre arts, students, webster at home

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Seven Communications Students Win St. Louis Press Club Scholarships

May 20, 2020

The St. Louis Press Club with the St. Louis Journalism Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $20,500 to the region’s outstanding communication students. Seven of these 15 scholarships were awarded to Webster University School of Communications students. These scholarship winners come from all over the St. Louis region, and this year an international student from Vietnam was among Webster's scholarship winners.

tags: academics, school of communications, webster life, webster today, students, scholarships, advancement

Darreyl Milledge and Vida Tiu won the competition over an international field.

Webster Students Win 2020 Spring Capsim Challenge

May 18, 2020

Webster graduate students Vida Tiu and Darreyl Milledge won the 2020 Capstone Business Simulation Spring Challenge over a strong field of international contenders from universities in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica, Poland, Thailand, Turkey and the United States. Tiu and Milledge were encouraged to enter the competition by their professor, John Jinkner at Webster's Jacksonville, Florida, location.

tags: academics, extended campus, faculty, home page, school of business and technology, jacksonville, florida, mba, webster life, webster today

Virtual recognition

Snapshots: Community, camaraderie at global recognition breakfast

May 18, 2020

Unit leaders at Webster University campuses hosted virtual team breakfast meetings on May 15 to celebrate the accomplishments, service anniversaries and retirements of faculty and staff. Meetings began with a video recording of welcome and appreciation from Chancellor Beth Stroble and President Julian Schuster. A Year-In-Review photo slideshow was also shown, reflecting on the main campus events of 2019-2020.

tags: employee news, extended campus, faculty, webster life, webster today, human resources, global marketing and communications, chancellor, president, global


Webster Film Series Presents 'The Wolf House' and 'Jose'

May 15, 2020

This week The Webster Film Series is presenting two new films. The first film is a stunning and innovative work of stop-motion Chilean animation title "The Wolf House." The second film presented is the Guatemalan love story "José." This film is partnership with QFest St. Louis, which is St. Louis' annual LGBTQIA+ film festival.

tags: academics, school of communications, webster life, webster today, film series, community engagement


Photojournalism Student Documents Quarantine Life in Vietnam

May 14, 2020

Last week, the Webster World Report podcast shared the story of Phuong Bui, an undergraduate photojournalism student in the School of Communications in Webster Groves who had endured 23 days of quarantine, when she returned to her home country of Vietnam, due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was a government imposed quarantine that began immediately after she stepped off a plane to Ho Chi Minh City, the last plane allowed into that city’s airport before the Vietnamese government closed the country to incoming flights. Read her poignant story in this edited transcript of her conversation.

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

Give STL Day is an annual day for supporting St. Louis-area nonprofits.

Webster Increases Giving, Participation on Give STL Day

May 14, 2020

In a challenging year when donations were projected to be down as much as 30%, Webster University Give STL Day donations surpassed last year’s gifts by 14%. A total of $6,484 was donated by 76 donors, a 46% increase in donors over last year for this annual giving day for St. Louis-area nonprofits. Chancellor Beth Stroble and her spouse, Paul, were so moved by the generosity of the Webster community, they made a dollar-for-dollar match to raise this year's total donations to nearly $13,000.

tags: alumni, employee news, faculty, home page, chancellor, advancement, webster life, webster today


ARC Strives for Excellence, Sees Increase in Usage

May 14, 2020

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) team strives for excellence in their work to support students, faculty, and staff. In order to focus on continuous improvement, assessment is necessary. Amidst positive survey feedback and an upward trend in the usage of the ARC, it's a good time to get a refresher on the services available heading into Summer 2020.

tags: academics, online learning, webster life, webster today, academic resource center, starfish


New Inductees to Webster Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society

May 12, 2020

Webster University’s Eta Alpha chapter of Sigma Iota Rho inducted 26 new members on May 8. These new members will further the honor society’s mission to acknowledge scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international affairs. The virtual induction began with a welcome by Eta Alpha co-presidents Brandon Jackson and Daniela Piazzi, followed by a keynote from Webster University President, Julian Z. Schuster.

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