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New Ghana campus

New Ghana Campus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 24, 2016

Community members at Webster Ghana held a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new location in Accra, with Peter Maher, associate vice president of international campuses and initiatives, performing the honors. The new location is in a community with other universities in the area and has several features designed to enhance student experience, plus housing options for residential students and visiting faculty.

tags: global, webster life, webster today, ghana, strategic plan, study abroad

Students collect t-shirts for this year's Webster Works Worldwide day of service.

Webster University Named to National Honor Roll For Community Service

October 24, 2016

Webster University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The annual list names universities and colleges in the United States that demonstrate a commitment to civic engagement. The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning, and civic engagement.

tags: global, home page, president, provost, webster life, webster today


Webster and Diversity Abroad in Athens

October 24, 2016

In support of diversity in international education, Webster-Athens and Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) hosted Diversity Abroad’s inaugural European workshop on Oct. 4. Provost Julian Schuster delivered the keynote address. This conference supported Diversity Abroad’s outstanding work in the field, and aligned with Webster’s strategic commitment to global innovation through inclusive leadership.

tags: academics, global, webster life, webster today, provost, study abroad, athens, wins

Every 28 Hours

'Every 28 Hours' Play Festival Addresses Racial Justice Oct. 24

October 21, 2016

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a free, one-night only performance of “Every 28 Hours”—a festival of one-minute plays about racial justice in the United States—on Monday, Oct. 24, 8 pm, at the Loretto-Hilton Theatre. The “Every 28 Hours” Plays are inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, with participation by playwrights and theaters nationwide.

tags: college of fine arts, faculty, webster life, webster today, community engagement, diversity and inclusion

The Conservatory's production of The Tempest

Teeter on the Importance of Failing in 'Stage Directions'

October 21, 2016

Lara Teeter, head of Musical Theatre in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts, was one of three faculty members asked to share their thoughts on letting students learn by failing for a feature in Stage Directions magazine. "We take a cultural view of failure. If you're going to be curious, failure is a huge part of that, part of the tools to understand what the process is really about."

tags: academics, college of fine arts, faculty, conservatory of theatre arts, in the news, webster life, webster today

A rendering of what the garage will look like once expanded

Construction Update Oct 21 2016

October 21, 2016

The concrete floors continue to be poured for the Interdisciplinary Science Building as crews continue to install concrete walls and pillars in the north end of the building. At the parking garage, drilling operations are expected to be completed today and the demolition of the east wall in the existing garage should be completed this weekend.

tags: college of arts and sciences, webster life, webster today, ISB


G3 Peer Educators Host Donation Drive and Swap Shop

October 21, 2016

The Gorloks Going Green (G3) Sustainability Peer Educators will host a Donation Collection and Swap Shop the week of Oct. 24. Bring your gently used items to either the University Center, Marletto’s Marketplace or West Hall for donation collection Oct. 24-27. On the Friday, Oct. 28, the G3 Educators will host a Swap Shop in Sunnen Lounge from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

tags: webster life, webster today, sustainability, employee

'American Textures' screens with the director Nov. 1.

Film Screening with Director Kicks off Critical Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion

October 20, 2016

To kick off common reading and conversations around diversity and inclusion, members of the Webster University community are invited to a screening with the director of "American Textures," which explores the difficult conversations regarding being and belonging in America. Resources and films in the series are available to the worldwide community as a catalyst for intersectional dialogues with faculty, staff and students that link intercultural learning and diversity training.

tags: academics, employee news, extended campus, home page, diversity and inclusion, faculty, global, president, webster life, webster today


Student Employment Realigned to Financial Aid Office

October 19, 2016

Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA) announces the realignment and relocation of Student Employment from Career Planning and Development Center to the Financial Aid Office, Webster Hall 101, effective Oct. 24. In addition, the new general phone number for student employment questions will be the Financial Aid Office at 314-246-6992.

tags: announcement, employee news, webster life, webster today, enrollment management, academic affairs, students

H.E. Andrea Gustovic-Ercegovac

Leiden Hosts Croatian Ambassador

October 19, 2016

Webster University Leiden welcomed the Croatian Ambassador to the Netherlands, H.E. Andrea Gustovic-Ercegovac, for a fascinating lecture and interactive discussion on the relations between Croatia and the Netherlands. The event was organized by the International Relations department, the IR Club, and the Scholars Group at Webster, drawing both undergrad and graduate students as well as alumni, faculty, and non-Webster students to campus.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, leiden, the netherlands, international relations, global, webster life, webster today


Home Campus to Participate in Great Central U.S. Shake Out Earthquake Drill

October 18, 2016

This Thursday, Oct.20, 2016 at 10:20 a.m. Webster University in Webster Groves will take part in The Great Central U.S. Shake Out. The earthquake drill is designed to reinforce shelter-in-place procedures, including “Drop, Cover and Hold On” and preparation measures such as securing one’s space to prevent injuries and property damage.

tags: webster life, webster today, student, faculty, employee, earthquake

intl students

International Student Orientation Oct. 17

October 17, 2016

Join the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) in welcoming our new class of international student to St. Louis from all around the world! Their orientation will be held on Monday, Oct. 17. To extend our warm welcome, please familiarize yourselves with the schedule of events and resources available to help new students when they first arrive.

tags: global, webster life, webster today, mcisa, international students

national financial aid day

Oct. 19: Celebrate National Financial Aid Day with Office of Financial Aid

October 17, 2016

National Financial Aid Day celebrates and recognizes the contribution of all financial aid professionals across the United States for helping students realize their college dreams and for being so ever effective at helping our institutions accomplish their mission. Come and celebrate with the Office of Financial Aid on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 1-3 p.m. in Webster Hall, Room 115. There will be cookies and a free drawing for a lunch with four of the Financial Aid team at Cyrano’s.

tags: employee news, webster life, webster today, financial aid

Jenny Broeder, interim co-dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, signs the beam.

Snapshots: Webster Celebrates ISB 'Topping Out'

October 14, 2016

Friday's "Topping Out" ceremony celebrated the bolting into place of a top beam on the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB), marking a key milestone in the construction project of a new facility that will open in Fall 2017. Speakers recognized donors for their support, faculty, staff and students for providing input on the layout, and the partners who helped design and execute this major addition to the home campus. Look for more photos and sounds from the event to come.

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