News Articles


CCO Departing after 5 Years Leading GMC

May 27, 2016

Barbara O’Malley, chief communications officer, will leave Webster University at the end of May to pursue other interests. Barbara came to Webster in 2011 to establish Webster’s first Global Marketing Communications (GMC) administrative unit – effectively integrating the marketing and communications functions and elevating the GMC team to perform global responsibilities. Under her leadership, the University launched Truly Global brand marketing, elevating awareness and establishing Webster’s reputation as a distinctive global institution in St. Louis and beyond.

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30.2 percent of Webster study abroad students do so via short-term, faculty-led programs.

Deadline for Spring Break Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposals

May 27, 2016

Almost 1 in 3 (30.2) percent of Webster study abroad students do so on short-term faculty-led programs. This proportion is increasing. Many faculty-led programs are also a necessary alternative for students who cannot accommodate international year-long or semester programs. Members of the Webster faculty, adjuncts included, are invited to plan and propose these short-term study abroad courses. The faculty proposal deadline for programs during Spring Break 2017 is June 15, 2016.

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Joseph Pederson presents on how investigators uncovered the largest municipal fraud case in U.S. history.

Walker School Hosts MFFI Conference on Fraud

May 27, 2016

Webster's George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology was host for the annual Midwest Financial Fraud Investigator’s Conference. The organization formed by law enforcement and financial institution investigators in order to exchange information regarding individuals who engage in criminal activity. “We’re proud to build a relationship between the Walker School and MFFI," said professor Rich Dippel, who noted the topic is a good fit for students in Webster's Forensic Accounting and Cybersecurity programs.

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Admissions, GMC Launch Virtual Campus Tour

May 26, 2016

The Office of Admission and Global Marketing and Communications have launched a virtual campus tour, offering a highly-engaging and interactive virtual reality experience that is expected to generate prospective student interest and increase conversion rates. This tool serves as a supplement to in-person, individualized campus visits and offers an additional resource for prospective students who cannot personally visit campus for any reason.

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A little time with a four-legged guest helps bring stress levels down.

Vienna's Study Program Preps Students for Finals Week

May 26, 2016

At the most stressful time of year for students, the library, writing, quant and counseling center at the Vienna campus offered a coordinated program to support students, staff and faculty as they wrapped up the semester. From writing tips to words of encouragement to therapy dogs, the services allowed community members to stay focused, make room for total wellness, and finish the academic year on a high note.

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In the News: Johnson in Hello Zuidas, Williams in Mother Jones, Barnidge in National Interest

May 25, 2016

Walker School interim dean Tom Johnson was interviewed in Dutch magazine Hello Zuidas on the importance of cybersecurity as that program prepares for launch at the Leiden campus, International Relations lecturer and coordinator Robert Barnidge authored a feature in The National Interest on France's approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and Gywneth Williams was quoted in Mother Jones for an article about "men's rights" organizations' response to the Donald Trump campaign.

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Submissions are due by July 1.

Call for Proposals: Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference

May 23, 2016

Faculty, staff and students are once again encouraged to consider attending or submitting proposals to the Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference, an annual regional conference planned by representatives from nearly 15 institutions. Webster University community members have presented at this conference in past years. This year's conference is Nov. 3-4, 2016 at UMSL. Proposal submissions can be submitted online and are due by July 1.

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After the film students, faculty and staff spoke with Fred Kudjo Kuwornu, an Italian-Ghanaian activist, producer, writer and director of

Ghana Screen Buffalo Soldiers Documentary with Director

May 23, 2016

The Ghana campus collaborated with National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) of Ghana, for a screening and director talk of "Inside Buffalo," an award-winning feature film and Black International Cinema Best Documentary, at NAFTI theatre in Accra. The screening provided a platform for students, faculty and staff to interact with director Fred Kudjo Kuworno.

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The certificate will be offered at Webster Vienna beginning Fall 2016.

Vienna Introduces Change Leadership Certificate

May 23, 2016

The Vienna campus is the latest to add the Certificate in Change Leadership, set to be offered there in Fall 2016. Last week Webster Vienna graduate students and working professionals were invited to campus to learn more about the offering from faculty in the Department of Business and Management. Professor Pernille Eskerod and adjunct faculty members Marcello Carmignani and Tina Larsen presented to guests.

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