Webster in the News: Top online programs; scholarship, mental health, media and more

Recent news media coverage featuring Webster University includes:

Walker School Program Named One of the Best in the Nation

ZD Net, one of the oldest online tech publications that is currently owned and operated by CBS, named the online Master’s in Network Security offered by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology as one of the best security programs in the country this week. Landing in 12th place in the national list, the magazine said that Webster’s program provides core training in cybersecurity communications, infrastructures, and strategic operations.” The ZD Net review was picked up by several other publications, including WiredFOCUS, a subsidiary of Wired magazine.

Read the full article here.

Chancellor Stroble Interviewed for Reasons to Be Grateful this Holiday Season

Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was one of several leaders in St. Louis who shared with The Patch online newspapers “Why They are Grateful”: 16 Leaders Across Missouri Share Why They Are Grateful | St. Louis, MO Patch

EdSmart Names Webster as one of the Best Online Schools in Missouri

EDsmart.org, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and independent rankings, named Webster University as one of the best universities to pursue an online education in Missouri, according to an article in The Business Newspaper. The ranking includes only fully accredited schools. Rankings are based on affordability, academic quality, student satisfaction, and post-graduation earnings according to data from the U.S. Department of Education and school websites.

Read the full article here.

Notion Endowed Scholarship Receives Media Attention

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran the joint Notion/Webster University announcement about an endowed scholarship established by Notion to help graphic art students in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts.

“As one of seven kids growing up in a blue-collar household, I could not afford the type of education that Webster University offers and I struggled to stay in school,” says partner and executive creative director John Senseney. “Now that I’m on the other side, I’m passionate about investing in the future of the design community. Webster’s Graphic Design program nurtures great talent and my partners and I are eager to pay it forward and give students a little boost.”

This is the first endowed scholarship for graphic arts students at Webster University.

Read the full article here.

Professor Musangali Discusses Seasonal Affective Disorder

Counseling Professor Muthoni Musangali, College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed by KSDK about Season Affective Disorder, a type of depression that affects millions of Americans and many survive through while undiagnosed.

“The fact that you're experiencing something does not mean that something is wrong with you. It just means you could use some resources and so reach out and get the help you need,” said Dr. Musangali.

Read the full article here.

Professor Musangali Gives Tips on How to Set Boundaries During Holiday Gatherings

Musangali was also interviewed earlier by KSDK about tips for setting boundaries and keeping your sanity during the normally stressful and hectic holiday season. She was quoted twice in the story and was among several counseling experts in the region interviewed for the story.

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Jameca Woody Cooper Discusses the School Shooting in Michigan

School of Education Adjunct Professor Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed by KMOX about last the recent school shooting in Michigan. Among the topics discussed during the live interview were what signs parents should look for if they think their children are having mental breakdowns and what more school officials could have done to possibly prevent the shooting.

Listen to the full interview here.

Julie Smith Discusses CNN’s Decision to Fire Chris Cuomo

School of Communications instructor Julie Smith was interviewed on KMOX about CNN’s decision to fire Chris Cuomo and what that says about modern media ethics. She discussed the media ethics behind the firing and how those ethics seem to change from network to network. Additionally, she also discussed another topic – slang terms that will likely become popular in the new year.

Listen to the full interview here.

Professor Joe Roberts Interviewed by Money Geek

George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology Professor Joe Roberts was quoted in Money Geek with financing tips and tricks for people who are looking to start a small business.

“The most common sources of startup funds are from family, friends and angel investors. But now, there are crowdsourcing and funding platforms that allow for creative ways to find funding sources.”

Read the full article here.

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