Webster News

Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Finishes with Co-Champs from New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica

Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Finishes with Co-Champs from New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica

The 11th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational chess tournament, held July 10-15 at Webster University, wrapped up on Tuesday, July 15, in an unprecedented three-way tie. The co-champions include top-seeded Kimberly Ding of New Jersey, Natasha Morales Santos of Puerto Rico and Neeshmy Nunez Gonzales of Costa Rica. Ultimately, rules of FIDE, the International Chess […]

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Snapshots: 2014 Girls’ Invitational Chess Tournament Underway

Snapshots: 2014 Girls’ Invitational Chess Tournament Underway

The opening ceremony for the 11th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational chess tournament was held July 12 at the Loretto-Hilton Theatre on Webster University’s home campus. Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch and World Chess Federation Vice President Ali Nihat Yazici joined President Beth Stroble at the ceremony. Stroble congratulated the girls for already being […]

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11th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational at Webster July 12-15

11th Annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational at Webster July 12-15

Fifty-six girls from across the U.S. and six countries – including Cuba, Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada – arrived July 10 at Webster University’s home campus to compete in the 11th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational chess tournament. The six-day event is considered the most prestigious all-girls chess event in the […]

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International & U.S. Campuses

Webster Thailand Students Produce Interactive Magazine, HHQ

Webster Thailand Students Produce Interactive Magazine, HHQ

Undergraduate photography students in the School of Communication at Webster University’s Thailand campus produced an interactive magazine, HHQ, during the Summer 2014 term. Three different courses collaborated into creating the interactive magazine, also known as a “DPS app” by Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. The courses involved consisted of MEDC 3150 (Media Writing), INTM 3150 (Interactive […]

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Webster Geneva Students Study Art History in Istanbul

Webster Geneva Students Study Art History in Istanbul

The Global Citizenship Program has led to a variety of courses specifically designed to prepare students with the skills needed to meet the demands of high-impact learning in this interconnected and global century. Once such offering at Webster’s Geneva campus is an art history course that included a one-week study abroad component to Istanbul, Turkey, […]

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Vienna Holds Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Course

Vienna Holds Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Course

In one of the last events at Webster Vienna’s location on Berchtoldgasse, the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management course concluded with its final visiting speaker, Daniel Cronin from Austrian Startups. Over the term — which had 14 students including one person auditing online through Canvas — several visiting speakers brought their expertise from the entrpreneurship […]

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Webster Events

Webster University’s Department of Dance Summer Intensive 2014

Webster University’s Department of Dance Summer Intensive 2014

Webster University’s Department of Dance will host its third annual Summer Dance Intensive July 28 through Aug. 1 in the Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance on the home campus in Webster Groves. The intensive will feature students from around the country as well as faculty who have taught around the world, such as […]

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Wellness: Natural Area Guided Tour June 12

Wellness: Natural Area Guided Tour June 12

Join Webster Wellness and Biology adjunct faculty member Jeff DePew as we explore environmental wellness on a tour of the “Natural Area” on Thursday, June 12, at 12 p.m. This area is located just behind the parking garage on Garden Avenue. DePew will provide updates on new projects going on around the water area and […]

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Experience the Music, Food, Culture of India May 16

Experience the Music, Food, Culture of India May 16

The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) presents Explore Music! INDIA: Experience the Music and Culture of India on Friday, May 16, featuring a performance-demonstration of classical Indian music by legendary sitar and surbahar player Ustad Imrat Khan. The event is for all ages, free and open to the public. Students, teachers and those with […]

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Campus Snapshots

Snapshots: Fort Sill Students Present Marketing Plans to Community Organizations

Snapshots: Fort Sill Students Present Marketing Plans to Community Organizations

Each year, team members at Webster University Fort Sill consider how to noticeably support students in a learning environment of application while serving the local community and support students’ networking opportunities. Three teams of graduate students presented their marketing packages to three community organizations: Society for Human Resources Management, Great Plains Technology Center Incubator and […]

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Snapshots: TAP Program Underway, ‘First to College’ Session

Snapshots: TAP Program Underway, ‘First to College’ Session

The Transitions and Academic Prep (TAP) program got underway July 18, with students from as near as Illinois and Kentucky, and as far as Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee. Students have been attending classes and workshops each day on topics ranging from college adjustment to campus employment. The Academic Resource Center hosts the summer residential […]

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Snapshots: Centennial Flag Raised at Webster Groves Campus

Snapshots: Centennial Flag Raised at Webster Groves Campus

Webster University’s centennial celebration is just around the corner, and Thursday afternoon saw the first public sign of nearly a year of planning. Though the official kickoff happens this fall, the official centennial flag was raised in front of Webster Hall on the home campus in Webster Groves, where the institution was founded in 1915. […]

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Other Recent Articles

In the News: Farish’s book in Slice; Corrigan on Asian carp; Rishe on golf; Barnidge on Israel; Philippone, Rhoderick in art initiative

In the News: Farish’s book in Slice; Corrigan on Asian carp; Rishe on golf; Barnidge on Israel; Philippone, Rhoderick in art initiative

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Farish’s “Inappropriate Behavior” Murray Farish, English and creative writing assistant professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed in Slice, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit print magazine that publishes both emerging and established authors, about his debut short story collection, “Inappropriate Behavior.” Book editor and […]

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Academic Honors Awarded to Webster Track & Field Teams

Academic Honors Awarded to Webster Track & Field Teams

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Webster University men’s and women’s track and field teams have been awarded All-Academic Team honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for 2013-14. This is the first time the teams have been honored by the USTFCCCA, with both having a cumulative grade point average (GPA) above the minimum […]

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Snapshots: Fort Sill Students Present Marketing Plans to Community Organizations

Snapshots: Fort Sill Students Present Marketing Plans to Community Organizations

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each year, team members at Webster University Fort Sill consider how to noticeably support students in a learning environment of application while serving the local community and support students’ networking opportunities. Three teams of graduate students presented their marketing packages to three community organizations: Society for Human Resources Management, Great Plains Technology Center Incubator and […]

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Webster Tennis Teams Earn ITA Academic Honors

Webster Tennis Teams Earn ITA Academic Honors

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Webster University women’s tennis team was recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) with an All-Academic Team Award for 2014. In addition, three players from the women’s team and four players from the men’s team earned individual honors, being named ITA Scholar Athletes for 2014. To qualify for the ITA All-Academic Team Award, team […]

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Webster Thailand Students Produce Interactive Magazine, HHQ

Webster Thailand Students Produce Interactive Magazine, HHQ

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Undergraduate photography students in the School of Communication at Webster University’s Thailand campus produced an interactive magazine, HHQ, during the Summer 2014 term. Three different courses collaborated into creating the interactive magazine, also known as a “DPS app” by Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. The courses involved consisted of MEDC 3150 (Media Writing), INTM 3150 (Interactive […]

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Community Music School’s Kindermusik Program Enrolling for Fall Classes

Community Music School’s Kindermusik Program Enrolling for Fall Classes

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the original music and movement program for children, Kindermusik teachers understand that children learn best when they can see it, hear it, touch it, and then express it in their own creative ways. Each week in class, a trained Kindermusik educator leads families through research-proven and giggle-approved activities using music as the vehicle for […]

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Identity Protection Benefit No Longer Available to Employees

Identity Protection Benefit No Longer Available to Employees

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

To all benefits eligible employees: Last week, Webster University was notified that Griffin Protection Group will no longer offer identity protection services to existing Webster University staff or family member participants after Aug. 31, 2014. They are no longer accepting any new subscribers, effective immediately. Griffin’s web server which supports these services experienced a power […]

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