News Articles

Oreste Foppiani

In the News: Foppiani on Iran; Falconer on black history; Clewell tributes

February 20, 2020

Oreste Foppiani was interviewed by the Swiss financial magazine Allnews on the Iranian legislative elections and the consequences of tensions between Washington and Tehran. ... Jameca Falconer's public radio interview about teaching black history was picked up by outlets in Florida. ... Two St. Louis publications penned tributes to Webster literature professor David Clewell, who passed away last weekend.

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Webster Ghana Goes Green

February 20, 2020

Kicking off a Webster Goes Green initiative, in an attempt to reduce the carbon footprint of the campus, Webster Ghana undertook various conservation practices, leading up to their first Public Lecture of the year, focused on the environment. Feb. 1-7 was designated as Eco Week with a number of recycling, reducing and reusing activities taking place on campus, heightened by a competition element for maximum student involvement.

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Webster Forensics and Debate Wins Big at State Tournament

February 19, 2020

The Webster Forensics and Debate Team returned from the Missouri State Tournament this past Sunday, Feb. 16, bringing home four State Championships, third place overall Individual Events Sweepstakes, and 26 awards. Freshman Sarah Hammeke also qualified for the elite Interstate Oratory Tournament, the nation’s oldest forensic tournament. Only two people per state are selected to attend the competition each year. Webster has previously qualified individuals and won third place in that prestigious tournament.

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Webster University

Focus Groups for Employees, Students on Fundraising Campaign Priorities

February 19, 2020

Webster University's Board of Trustees and university leaders are in the planning stages of launching a major fundraising campaign that will advance Webster's vision and mission. Deans and unit heads have been identifying their highest strategic priorities and needs. The next step: securing feedback about these proposed funding priorities. Faculty, staff and students in the St. Louis area are invited to the upcoming focus groups to discuss these priorities.

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The logo for the ARDN and FIFA Red Card Campaign

Chancellor to Help Launch Campaign to Fight Discrimination, Violence Against Women

February 19, 2020

Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, will help launch the African Renaissance Diaspora Network’s (ARDN) international “Red Card” Campaign at the United Nations’ New York headquarters on March 6. The campaign will raise awareness about domestic violence and gather personal pledges from people around the world to help raise awareness of discrimination and violence against women.

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Adesina Oludayo with Rich Dippel

Forensic Accounting Speaker, Scholarship Winner at Certified Fraud Examiners Speaker Series

February 18, 2020

Keynote speaker Jason Zirkel, CFE and former Texas Ranger financial crime investigator and Army intelligence analyst, spoke to a crowd of over 100 professionals, students and faculty members at the Greater St. Louis Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and Webster University’s Forensic Accounting Reception and Speaker Series on Jan. 30. Adesina Oludayo, a Webster student in the MS in Forensic Accounting program, was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Greater St. Louis Area Chapter of the ACFE.

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'The Milly Project' performed at Webster University and was featured by Fox2 News.

In the News: Smith on bots, Kaiser on accents, Legal Studies on Milly Sawyers

February 18, 2020

Fox2 featured an event hosted by Legal Studies Department about the powerful story of Milly Sawyers, an enslaved woman who won her freedom years before the more famous Dred Scott case. ... Julie Smith discussed how to spot bots online in the second part of her appearance, in animated form, on an Arizona news station. ... DJ Kaiser's post on Medium, "Everyone Has an Accent," has gained traction on several platforms and will be published in Age of Awareness Magazine.

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Webster's Testing Center: Resources, hours and appointments

February 18, 2020

Webster University’s Testing Center, part of the Academic Resource Center on the home campus, provides a distraction-reduced environment for students to test outside the classroom. This service is free to students taking Webster course or placement exams. Read through for hours, how to schedule an appointment and contact information for any questions.

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Over 100 Attend Annual Walker EDGE Internship Fair

February 17, 2020

Over 100 students, faculty and staff attended the Walker EDGE Internship Fair. Students met face to face with recruiters seeking interns for the spring and summer. Co-hosted by the Career Planning and Development Center and George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, the event attracted national and international employers with headquarters in St. Louis and an international footprint, ranging from Fortune 500 to tech startups, representing a variety of industries.

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Professor David Clewell, poet laureate of Missouri (2010 - 2012) passed away Saturday morning.

Remembering David Clewell: Missouri Poet Laureate and Honored Professor

February 16, 2020

David Clewell, Missouri’s poet laureate from 2010-2012, author of 10 collections of poetry and more than 50 other works that appeared in various publications, and a long-time professor of literature at Webster University, passed away early Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, his relatives confirmed. He was 65.

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Paula Witkowski-Dieckmann

Around Webster: Perniciaro award, P. Stroble poem, Witkowski on reading

February 14, 2020

Paula Witkowski-Dieckmann authored a post in Medium critiquing approaches to teaching reading and their effect on young readers with dyslexia. ... Paul Stroble's poem was selected to appear on St. Louis transit vehicles as part of Arts In Transit. ... Westport's Karen Perniciaro received the "Rookie of the Year" award from the Northwest Chamber of Commerce.

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The tools previously available via are now part of LinkedIn Learning, available to all faculty, staff and students.

Have You Been LinkedIn Learning?

February 14, 2020

Have you been taking advantage of LinkedIn Learning? The self-guided learning tools previously offered to Webster University community members via are now part of WebsterLearns powered by LinkedIn Learning. These on-demand learning tutorials are available to all students, faculty and staff to help you develop new skills and advance your career. The array of topics ranges from specific software and creativity approaches to management and workplace coaching.

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Sheetal Shah Named Academic Director at Webster Leiden Campus

February 13, 2020

Sheetal Shah has been appointed as the new academic director of Webster Leiden Campus. Having been head of the department of behavioral and social sciences since 2013, Shah took on this role as of Jan. 1. Shah is a psychologist, specializing in the field of counseling for chronic illnesses and trauma; her research interests are focused in the area of modern-day slavery and human trafficking

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Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble is leading a national discussion about the value of independent institutions of higher education.

Value of a Private College Education: Chancellor Leads Discussion on Access, Equity, Student Success

February 13, 2020

The Council of Independent Colleges is hosting a series of workshops to provide data and persuasive arguments that equip campus faculty and staff to make the case for the value of private institutions. Leading that effort is the CIC Board of Director’s Public Information Committee, chaired by Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble.

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