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Robert K. Musil, PhD, MPH, President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council

Contemporary Conversations: 'Can We Still Save the Environment?' with Robert Musil

March 21, 2018

Webster University welcomes Robert K. Musil to campus in April as the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. Musil is president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, the legacy organization envisioned by Carson and founded in 1965 by her closest friends and colleagues. Among the events while he is on campus will be a talk in the "Critical Conversations for a Connected World" series hosted by President Beth Stroble. "Rachel Carson's Legacy: Can We Still Save the Environment?" will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the East Academic Building.

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Mindi Spencer

Psychology Lecture Series: Mindi Spencer Talks on Opioid Epidemic, LGBT Health

March 21, 2018

The final speaker in this year's Psychology Lecture Series, Mindi Spencer of the University of South Carolina, will deliver two presentations this week on current topics. On Thursday at noon, “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Change Agents and the Epidemics of Despair” will explore the opioid epidemic as well as the Millennial generation's views on social change and collective action. On Friday at 11 a.m. will be the series concluding talk, “LGBT Health and the Politics of ‘Who Counts’".

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The competition gathers competitive cheerleaders from across the country

Webster Cheerleading Places 6th in National Competition

March 21, 2018

Webster University Competitive Cheerleading competed for the second year at Cheer Ltd. Nationals at CANAM in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Webster Cheer was one of over 500 teams at this national competition and represented Webster University well with a 6th place national ranking. They demonstrated school spirit and stunting skills for the second year in a row, and only the second time ever in Webster University’s 103 year history.

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Professor Paula Hanssen with Samantha Womack

European Studies Major Wins German Travel Scholarship

March 20, 2018

Samantha Womack has received the Summer 2018 St. Louis Stuttgart Sister Cities travel scholarship for students studying German and/or working in a German-speaking country. She is looking forward to learning more about German culture and working in Europe during the internship in the state of Baden-Wurtemberg close to Stuttgart, our sister city.

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Counseling students Mareayna Caine, Ayana Jackson, Jehan Ganachaud, Calin Sterling, Heidi Payton and Kristen Darr

Students Advocate for Professional Counseling Field in State Capital

March 20, 2018

Students in the Master of Arts in Counseling program participated in the 2018 Student Legislative Day in Jefferson City, Missouri. Each year the Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association gathers faculty and students to advocate for the field of professional counseling in the state of Missouri. This year students spoke with state senators and representatives about House Bill HB2205, which relates to their field.

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Attend the series on Wednesday, April 11

Lecture Series Examines Gentrification, Culture, and Community Change: The Onus to Protect Black History

March 20, 2018

Natalie Hopkinson, assistant professor at Howard University, will speak on the preservation of culture and community in the face of development and gentrification on Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in Winifred Moore Auditorium. The lecture is part of the Webster Groves Historic Preservation Lecture Series, sponsored in part by the Department of Art, Design, and Art History, with the Webster Groves Historic Preservation Commission.

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A welcome dinner for Webster University and Instituto Superior de Arte students and faculty

Students Enjoy Study Abroad in Greece, Costa Rica, Cuba, Galapagos

March 19, 2018

During the spring break, 33 students participated in various short-term faculty-led trips to Athens, Greece; San Jose, Costa Rica; Havana, Cuba; Quito and Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. These programs are designed to enrich the curriculum by giving students a learning experience outside the classroom, and allow them understand the world around them.

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The experience was led by School of Communications faculty

STEM Outreach Event Hosted by Webster School of Communications

March 16, 2018

On March 15, Webster University’s School of Communications, in partnership with the Academy of Science of Saint Louis, hosted a FUTURE TREK event on exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in Communications Careers. Students got the opportunity to experience the applications of technology in multiple media industries and had the chance to hear from current students at Webster University who are pursuing degrees in the School of Communications.

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Jake Anderson, freshman pitcher

Gorlok Baseball Extends Win Streak to Eight Games

March 16, 2018

Webster University used a six-run second inning here Friday morning en route to posting a 12-5 victory over 24th-ranked Wheaton (Mass.) College in its sixth game of the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational at Lake Myrtle Park. With the victory, Webster extends its win streak to eight straight games and improves its record to 9-2 overall, while Wheaton falls to 4-6 on the year.

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This season is the Conservatory's 50th anniversary, with a special celebration weekend planned for April 20-22.

Webster Wins Industry Awards for Conservatory, Browning Hall Promotions

March 15, 2018

The Global Marketing and Communications unit has earned Webster University five more industry awards for advertisement, print production and video work that promoted two major initiatives in 2017-18. The Collegiate Advertising Awards and Service Industry Advertising Awards announced over the past month recognize creative work for this year's Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th anniversary and last fall's dedication and academic symposium for the opening of Browning Hall.

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Webster University staff are helping support College Bound STL.

Webster Staff Supporting College Bound STL

March 14, 2018

The Webster Staff Alliance invites everyone to consider joining its annual fundraiser to support a charitable cause. Instead of soliciting donations at the December luncheon, WSA has created an on-going campaign to support College Bound STL, which works with each of their students for up to seven years to help finish high school, matriculate into college, and persist to the award of a bachelor degree. About 90% of these students are the first in their families to earn a degree. You can donate online or during lunch at WSA Professional Development Day.

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Confucius Institute

Bristol Elementary Students Celebrate Chinese New Year at Confucius Institute

March 14, 2018

As part of its ongoing celebration of Chinese New Year, the Confucius Institute at Webster University recently partnered with teachers at Bristol Elementary School in Webster Groves to give students a taste of this holiday’s major customs and over all significance to the over one billion people who celebrate it worldwide.

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The challenge begins March 28

Destination: WELLNESS 4-Week Challenge

March 13, 2018

Destination: WELLNESS is a four-week challenge beginning March 28 and open to all students, staff and faculty at all campus locations. Focus on your health and wellness from the inside out, based on your personal goal(s) that you set in one or more of the following elements of the Wellness Wheel: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, social, environmental, financial.

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