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Spring Study Abroad Fair, Jan. 29

January 17, 2020

It's your world explore it! The Office of Study Abroad will be hosting its Spring Study Abroad Fair. Come learn how to study abroad at the Study Abroad Fair on Jan. 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Sunnen Lounge. The fair will feature information on Webster’s international campuses, international partner and exchange programs as well as faculty-led opportunities.

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D&I 2020

Students: Share your art at the Diversity & Inclusion Conference

January 16, 2020

The SGA Diversity and Inclusion Committee invite students to submit their art to be exhibited on campus at the 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Conference. Art submissions are due no later than Feb. 14. The submission must include a written explanation (maximum 250 words) on how or why your art exemplifies the theme “Seeing Humanity.”

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The annual Community Celebration takes place the day before the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Webster University Students Perform at MLK 2020 Community Celebration in Webster Groves

January 15, 2020

Webster University student performers will again be part of annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations in Webster Groves. Conservatory of Theatre Arts students Tony Merritt II and Amara Webb will perform "The Color Purple," the titular selection from the Broadway musical. Also performing at the event is Madison Rodgers, a Webster Department of Dance student who will share a self-choreographed solo. The 2020 Community Celebration takes place Sunday, Jan. 19.

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Gorlok Greats Award Nominations, Now Open

January 15, 2020

The Webster Staff Alliance (WSA) encourages all faculty, staff, and students to submit nominations to help recognize the outstanding work of Webster University staff members. The Gorlok Greats Award was created by the WSA to help recognize staff members whose achievements, whether an individual act or sustained effort of exemplary service, relate to Webster University strategies and support the University’s values and mission. The nomination period runs from Jan. 15 through Mar. 1.

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'Ink Drawings from Other Places' Opens at Arcade Gallery Jan. 17

January 15, 2020

Join the Department of Art, Design & Art History (DADAH) at the Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Annex Gallery on Friday, Jan. 17 from 6-8 p.m. for the opening reception of "Grant Hargate: Ink Drawings from Other Places." While there, attendees have the opportunity to attend the closing reception of the "Art is Labor" exhibit.

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Around Webster: Fan, Vix, Scharf publications; Chakaryan workshop; Cosic screenings

January 14, 2020

Hasmik Chakaryan will present a workshop, "Working with Immigrant and Refugee Populations: Increasing Contextual Knowledge and Cultural Competency." ... Elsa Fan co-edited a special section in Medicine Anthropology Theory on how the category "men who have sex with men," or “MSM," circulates in global health spaces and development interventions. ... Heidi Vix and Emily Scharf wrote a chapter in "The Library Workplace Idea Book: Proactive Steps for Positive Change." ... Zlatko Cosic's films screened in Ethiopia, Germany and Croatia.

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The training was developed in consultation with SafeColleges, which administers an online training platform addressing critical issues like Title IX compliance.

Mandatory Title IX Training: All Students, Employees to complete by Feb. 21

January 13, 2020

Title IX awareness and compliance training is required for all Webster all students, faculty and staff at all campus locations and will launch on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The Title IX Office will allow participants 30 days to complete the required training. All students, faculty and staff are expected to complete the training by Friday, Feb. 21.

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Carter Leads Music for Circus Harmony, Tickets Available

January 10, 2020

Jeffrey Carter, professor and chair in the Department of Music, is currently working as the music director and composer for Circus Harmony, a St. Louis’ only social circus organization, that uses circus art to motivate social change. Carter has written the music for the show titled FLUENTE, an underwater circus adventure, suitable for all ages, with performances are Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 26-26. Bandmembers also includes sophomore music major Noah Lovins, Community Music School's Joe Winters and Music alumnus Jake Stergos.

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Book Club: Trevor Noah's 'Born a Crime' Jan. 13

January 10, 2020

Join the Webster University Book Club as we discuss Trevor Noah’s "Born a Crime" on Monday, Jan. 13, at noon in the Library Conference Room. All are welcome. Born to a black mother and a white father, Trevor Noah’s birth was literally a crime in Apartheid South Africa. A strong mother protected him as best she could from the South African government and the poverty and violence of their Soweto neighborhood. Trevor Noah tells his story with a sense of humor and gratitude for the family that prepared him to survive and find opportunities including his current hosting gig on Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show."

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Webster Launches New Chapter for BBB National Biological Honor Society

January 10, 2020

Webster University was evaluated and accepted for a new chapter of the Beta Beta Beta (BBB) National Biological Honor Society, also known as TriBeta. This is an honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

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NCNAA Student Literacy Corps

Student Literacy Corps Spotlight: Tutor role 'life-changing' for student veteran

January 09, 2020

Webster's Student Literacy Corps program trains and places tutors in St. Louis-area schools. Marine veteran and Webster University student Michael Guthrie serves as a tutor and mentor with Student Literacy Corps, spending a majority of his time in the classroom at Nahed Chapman New American Academy at Roosevelt High School. He describes his experience working with the refugee and immigrant teenage students there as truly life-changing.

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