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GCP Committee Seeks Fall 2020 Proposal For Global Cornerstone Seminar

November 14, 2019

The Global Citizenship Committee is seeking Fall 2020 seminar proposals for incoming, first-time, traditional-age students. The Global Cornerstone Seminar (GLBC 1200, a renamed FRSH 1200, pending Curriculum Committee approval) is the first course in the GCP of undergraduate general education. The seminars provide students with an interdisciplinary academic experience. These seminars emphasize the skills of integrative learning, critical thinking, written and oral communication.

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Cyber Camp

Cyber Explorers: Middle school girls gain insight into cybersecurity, computer science

November 14, 2019

Webster University hosted its third annual girls’ Cyber Explorers Workshop in partnership with Gateway to Innovation, Willis Towers Watson, Best Buy, First Bank, RGA, and the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology on Nov. 2. The day began with Walker School Dean Simone Cummings welcoming the 30 aspiring young middle school student-leaders from various St. Louis-area and metro-east schools and one agency.

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Webster Athletics Names Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Inductees

November 13, 2019

Webster University Athletics will place six new inductees into the Webster Athletics Hall of Fame during at the 2020 induction in February. This year's inductees are former student-athletes Greg Murphy (men's golf, 2003-06), Andy Rudroff (men's soccer, 2006-09), Craig Schaefer (baseball, 2008-11), Jenna Steiner Sladek (women's soccer, 2006-09) and Crystal Wilson Wurth (softball, 2001-02), as well as Niel DeVasto, longtime retired athletics administrator and former sports information director Niel DeVasto (1984-2017).

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Students Attend Advancing Racial Equity Institute

November 13, 2019

Four Webster University students recently participated in a students-only workshop focused on advancing racial equity on campus. Coordinated by St. Louis Graduates, the day was designed specifically for students seeking to enhance their understanding, relationships, strategies, and tactics as important political actors in the process of transformative institutional change.

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Twelfth Night

Conservatory Presents Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'

November 13, 2019

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents the second production of the fall season, William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Performances run from Nov. 21-24 in the Browning Mainstage Theatre in the Loretto-Hilton Center. Ticket reservations can be made online or by calling the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128.

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Webster University received three national awards Tuesday, Nov. 12, for its Student Life efforts to increase voting participation

Webster University Receives Three National Voting Awards

November 12, 2019

Webster University won three national awards for its efforts to register students to vote and to get them to the polls on election day. The University was recognized with two Best in Class Awards for having the highest voting rate and the highest undergraduate voting rate at a large, private, four-year institution and the Platinum SEAL Award for excellence in student voter engagement.

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SLIFF Returns to Webster for Screenings and Master Classes

November 12, 2019

The Webster University Film Series welcomed nearly 100 film buffs last weekend for a master class with Laika Studios animation supervisor, Oscar nominee, and St. Louis native, Brad Schiff. This week will feature more films as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), as well as more master classes and guest speakers.

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womens soccer SLIAC

Women's Soccer Wins SLIAC Championship, Enters NCAA Tournament

November 12, 2019

After their 10th SLIAC tournament championship this past weekend, the women's soccer team learned its postseason destination and opponent on Monday afternoon. The Gorloks will head to Wheaton, Ill., this weekend to compete in the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship against Wheaton College at Joe Bean Stadium.

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Debbie Stiles

News Around Webster: George, Gregg, McBride, Stiles

November 11, 2019

Ryan Gregg presented a paper, "Francesco da Sangallo’s Beard: Artistic Identity in Portraits of Cinquecento Sculptors,” at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. ... Counseling faculty member Rebecca George conducted a workshop for local high schools students applying for college. ... Jovan McBride finished third in the Student Human Resource Management competition at the Greater Miami Society of Human Resource Management Legal Update Conference. ... Debbie Stiles has two additional psychology papers publishing this fall.

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