In the News: Top colleges overseas; Palmer on Monsanto; Student move-in; Ghana outreach

Aug. 24, 2018

Recent news media coverage featuring Webster University community members includes:

Buck, Dickherber in Student Move-In Feature

In the News: Top colleges overseas; Palmer on Monsanto; Student move-in; Ghana outreach
John Buck and Anna Dickherber were part of a student move-in feature.

John Buck, interim associate vice president of Student Affairs & Dean of Students, and Anna Dickherber, director of Housing & Residential Life, were both interviewed by FOX 2 News/KPLR 11 News about all of the students moving into residence halls in St. Louis this week. 

The feature includes footage of the move-in process on the Webster Groves, with the help of Orientation Leaders and faculty and staff volunteers, as well as Buck and Dickherber discussing this major occasion in the academic year.

Watch the segment online at Fox2 here.

Forbes: Webster University a Top Global College

Webster University Geneva
Webster University Geneva

Webster University was listed among the “top colleges” with branches overseas by Forbes.

The feature specifically mentioned Webster University’s Thailand, Geneva and Vienna campuses as places that U.S. students should consider if they want to study abroad while earning a degree.  

But Webster students have even more opportunities to earn a U.S. accredited college degree abroad than those mentioned in the article. The Webster network also includes campuses in Leiden, the Netherlands; Athens, Greece; and Accra, Ghana; as well as many more partnership locations and study abroad programs around the globe.

Read the full feature at Forbes online.

Palmer on Employee Impact of Monsanto-Bayer Merger

JP Palmer
J.P. Palmer

Professor J.P. Palmer, who teaches human resources topics in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, was interviewed by Fox 2/KPLR 11 for comments on what employees at the former Monsanto headquarters are feeling after seeing after all the Monsanto signs come off their work buildings yesterday.

German drugmaker Bayer has now completed its acquisition and merger with the St. Louis-based chemical company, dropping the Monsanto name and naming it Bayer's Crop Science Division.

Palmer was quoted in two clips in the story, which aired on both stations, about the effects a merger can have on employees of the acquired company. 

Watch the full segment here.

Webster Ghana Featured for Community, Academic Events

The Investigative Journalism Summit at Webster Ghana
The Ghana Investigative Journalism Summit

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, was featured on several outlets over the past month for academic and community engagement events hosted on campus.

An editorial about the #MeToo Movement in Africa appeared in several international papers, discussing the #MeToo Movement event hosted by Webster Ghana campus in the spring.

One version of the editorial appears here

Other recent media coverage featuring Webster Ghana:

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