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The program is about learning to speak about race and racism, exploring white privilege, and practicing allying with sisters and brothers of color.

'Witnessing Whiteness' Registration Now Open Through July 12

June 12, 2019

In collaboration with the YWCA, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to host a Witnessing Whiteness group for St. Louis area faculty and staff. Since 2011, the YWCA has been sponsoring Witnessing Whiteness groups as part of its mission to eliminate racism. Witnessing Whiteness groups are white people voluntarily coming together to do work around racism in a supportive, non-threatening setting. It is about learning to speak about race and racism, exploring white privilege, and practicing allying with sisters and brothers of color.

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Community Days Parade in Webster Groves

July 4 Community Days Parade: Call for volunteers

June 12, 2019

The Office of the President invites members of the Webster University community (faculty, staff, students, alumni and their families) to participate in the City of Webster Groves’ Community Days Parade on Thursday, July 4, and represent the University in this major community event. We need both energetic walkers to hand out small items to the crowd along with six people who are able to slowly ride a decorated bike (provided) through the parade. Contact Jennifer Starkey to participate.

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Margaret Reed and John Lee at Webster Colorado Springs

Webster University Awarded 'Best of Colorado Springs'

June 12, 2019

Webster University has been selected for the 2019 Best of Colorado Springs Award in the University category by the Colorado Springs Award Program. This is the fifth consecutive year Webster has received the honor. The award recognizes local organizations that demonstrate marketing success and enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and the local community.

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Privacy managers and security team members in Athens

Webster Athens Hosts 2nd Annual Privacy Summit

June 12, 2019

Webster Athens hosted the 2nd Annual Privacy Summit on May 30-31. Webster University’s Privacy Mangers and Privacy and Information Security Teams met for the second time to address University’s growing privacy and information security agenda, following the enforcement of the new EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation and in the light of the upcoming U.S. privacy laws next year.

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Werfelmann

Music's Werfelmann Named Finalist for The American Prize

June 11, 2019

David Werfelmann, associate professor and director of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program, has been named a finalist for The American Prize. He is recognized in the "instrumental chamber work" category for his composition Suite à l’antique. The American Prize is a series of non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals.

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Community engagement, volunteerism and service learning

Invitation to Join a Volunteerism or Service Learning Task Force

June 11, 2019

As previously announced, the Webster Works Worldwide day-of-service event will be put on hold so that the University can review the program and determine how we can build more service-learning, or community-based learning, projects into the curriculum. We are also investigating how we could keep the spirit of volunteerism active throughout the University. Two different task forces will investigate these options: the University Volunteerism Task Force, and the Service-Learning Task Force. Follow the instructions to indicate your interest in one of these task forces.

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Webster Rolla's Jamie Myers, Tracie Isakson and Greg Edwards

Webster Named Rolla Business of the Month

June 11, 2019

The Rolla (Missouri) Area Chamber of Commerce recently honored Webster University Rolla as their May Business of the Month. This award is presented to "a Chamber member business or organization that excels in the area of community involvement, economic growth, customer services and/or professional relationships." The Chamber also produced a video with director Greg Edwards describing academic opportunities at Webster for Rolla area residents.

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Commencement Program Participants

Snapshots: San Antonio-Area Commencement

June 10, 2019

As Webster campuses continue celebrating the 100th graduating class, Webster University's 43rd anniversary in the San Antonio area welcomed more than 1,000 guestscelebrating graduates from campus locations including the San Antonio Metro, Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base.

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Students discuss themes at the Global Student Leadership Summit

Students Bond, Strategize, Prepare for Action at Leadership Summit

May 30, 2019

Students from Webster campuses in Accra, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna and Webster Groves are deep into the planning for Friday's presentations on strategies to improve student experiences at each of their campuses as part of the Global Student Leadership Summit. All week they have engaged in leadership theory, inter-cultural bonding and reflections, and an issues management case study as part of this unique immersive experience that John Buck explained can only happen at Webster University.

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Headed to the World Series!

Super Regional Sweep Sends Webster to NCAA D-III World Series

May 26, 2019

For the fourth time in school history and first time since 2015, the Webster University baseball team is headed to the NCAA Division III World Series after sweeping top-ranked Concordia-Chicago in the best-of-three NCAA Midwest Super Regional. The Gorloks pounded a season-high 22 hits and walked no one in Saturday's series-clinching 16-5 victory over Concordia-Chicago, which had qualified for the past two World Series.

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Jacob Ridenhour

Sophomore Jacob Ridenhour 2nd in the Nation in 200 Meter

May 26, 2019

Webster University sophomore Jacob Ridenhour capped off his outstanding 2019 season by finishing runner-up in the 200-meter dash at the 2019 NCAA Division Track and Field Championships. Ridenhour recorded a school record time of 21.07 to finish the race in second place and earn National Runner-up honors. Ridenhour is the first-ever All-American in men's track in Webster University history.

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Farida Bedwei

Webster Ghana Holds 5th Commencement Ceremony

May 24, 2019

Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, celebrated its 5th and largest-ever commencement on Saturday, May 18, with undergraduate and graduate students convening from three of Webster academic colleges and schools. Graduates heard remarks from Farida Bedwei, co-founder and chief technology officer of Logiciel (Ghana), as well as Webster Ghana Director Christa Sanders, Walker School Dean Simone Cummings, and governmental representatives from Ghana, Italy and the United States.

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Student leader presentations at the 2017 GSLS in Vienna

View Final Presentations for Global Student Leadership Summit

May 24, 2019

The 2019 Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS) kicks off May 27, and the community members are invited to see students' final presentations on Friday, May 31. One of the key components of GSLS is the creation of an Action Plan by student leaders to implement at their home campuses next academic year. Through online class collaboration this spring and throughout the week of GSLS under the guidance of mentors, the students will develop and finalize these plans and present them on May 31.

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Sally Talal

Webster Athens Student in International Art Exhibit

May 23, 2019

Webster Athens senior English Literature and Psychology student Sally Talal is participating in an international art exhibit through Perspectives Art, an Athens-based group of artists from the refugee, local and International community who come together to promote integration and solidarity through their work and community-based activities. Talal, who is from Iraq, and other talented artists from Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Georgia and Greece are participating in an exhibition highlighting issues for those who have been through migration to Europe.

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