In The News

Henna Tattoos, Hair Braids and International Food at Ifest

April 17, 2012

Mehndi henna art, hair braiding, foods from around the world and live music brought Webster University students together to celebrate international diversity at this year’s iFest


Speaker Discusses White Privilege, Being Male In the U.S.


April 11, 2012

Professor Harry Brod visited Webster University in April.  “I benefit from the oppression of others,” Brod said. “It is just right to give back. It’s trying to be an ethical human being in a world that’s not.”


Hip-Hop Cultural Specialist Teaches Workshop, Performs at Webster

April 4, 2012

Hip-hop artist Toni Blackman worked with Webster students attending her I Rhyme Like a Girl workshop, before performing later in the evening.


Journalist and Writer Toni Tipton-Martin Discusses African-American Cookbooks for Soul Food Week

February 29, 2012

For more than 30 years, author, journalist and previous white house guest Toni Tipton-Martin said she has four passions: journalism, cook books, the African-American women behind these cook books and teaching young people about health.


Webster University Celebrates Black History Month with African-American Read-In

February 8, 2012

In celebration of Black History Month, Webster University’s Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) hosted a read-in as part of the Twenty-Third National African-American Read-In.


Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

January 26, 2012

A colorful display of decorations, live entertainment and an abundance of food were made for a Webster celebration of the Chinese New Year.  Sunnen Lounge was filled with people Thursday, Jan. 26 as different festivities took place.


Former MO State Representative, Civil Rights Activist Shares Life Story

January 25, 2012

Betty L. Thompson sat down with her granddaughter Kayla Thompson in the Sunnen Lounge Thursday night, as the junior anthropology major asked her grandmother questions about her life.


Students Perform Monologues for AIDS Week

December 7, 2011

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs’s (MCISA)  presented The Latex Lounge, presenting 13 of the original 30 performances from Bill Russell’s “Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens.”


Refugee Students Tell Their Stories

November 22, 2011

My St. Louis Story — Immigrants and Refugees in St. Louis, part of International Education Week, presented a panel of four students, representing Iraq, Bosnia and Nigeria.


Prayers for Peace

September 14, 2011

MCISA remembers September 11.


Multicultural Center Hosts International Festival

International Festival (I-Fest): Video

April 21, 2011

The MCISA’s annual International Festival!


Beyond Savage Love: Columnist Speaks On Anti-Bullying Campaign

March 29, 2011

On Monday, March 21, Dan Savage brought his sense of humor and his project to the Loretto-Hilton Center, speaking at Webster University to members of the school and community about homophobic bullying.


From New York Mosques to Webster: Creators of the “30 Mosques, 30 States” Project Talk About Ramadan Road Trip

September 30, 2011

Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq chose Webster University as the first stop on their “30 Mosques, 30 States” tour. The Muslim-Americans visited a different mosque in a different state on each of the 30 days of Ramadan, getting a first-hand view of the many diverse Islamic communities in the United States.


Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.: Students March, Celebrate 25th National Holiday

January 20, 2011

Students celebrated Martin Luther King Day on Webster University’s campus by marching and reading the famous “I Have a Dream” speech.


Taste of Thai Food

November 17, 2010

Free Thai Food. This three letter phrase attracted over 100 guests on the front porch of the Love Alumni House November 12th 2010. International Studies Professor Yupa Saisanan Na Ayudhya helped prepare Thai curry at the food festival. The food festival culminated the end of International week.