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WINS partners at Webster Leiden

WINS Conference Welcomes Study Abroad Partners to Leiden

August 07, 2017

The Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) program conference, held at the Leiden campus July 2-5, showcased Webster's international campuses as study abroad destinations for WINS partner institutions. This year's attendance marked the highest in WINS program history, including long-standing partners such as King's College, and new partners such as Goucher College.

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Public Safety

New Version of Webster Alerts Launches This Week

August 01, 2017

Beginning today, community members will receive an e-mail announcing the updated version of Webster Alerts, with instructions on how to make sure you receive these alerts on your cell phone or another email address. Webster Alerts the primary messaging system for letting students, faculty and staff know when there is an emergency on or near campus, or to notify of campus closures caused by severe weather, power outages or other factors.

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A puzzle game opens the Girls' Invitational with 75 young women competitors from 13 countries.

Chess Girls' Invitational Opens as Children's Camp Ends

July 24, 2017

It's a busy July for chess at Webster University, where the Susan Polgar Foundation completed a chess camp with 100 children before opening the annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational, which welcomes 75 young women and girls from 13 countries in North, Central and South America competing for scholarships and prizes. Seven alumnae from the tournament dating back to its beginning in 2005 were on hand to help welcome this year's competitors.

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Visiting Ghana for the first time, students and faculty integrated and formed connections and friendships on campus and in the surrounding community.

Life-Changing West African Study Abroad Experience in Ghana

July 14, 2017

This summer, 10 Webster University students had the experience of a lifetime through the inaugural "West African Experience" study abroad program at Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana. Danielle MacCartney, associate professor of Sociology at the Webster Groves campus, taught Global Social Problems, supported by the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship. Webster Ghana academic director Michael Williams taught a second course, Pan-African Social Movements. Learn more about their experience in this story and at a study abroad event this fall.

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