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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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Webster Geneva Hosts 1st Event in FIDE Chess for Girls Series, Draws TV Coverage

Webster Geneva Hosts 1st Event in FIDE Chess for Girls Series, Draws TV Coverage

Last week was a busy — yet intentionally “quiet” — one at Webster University Geneva’s campus. The campus was host for the first of three prestigious events this summer in the “Chess for Girls” series, where Webster University chess coach Susan Polgar is conducting weeklong training capped by tournaments among the world’s top young female […]

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Nurse Anesthesia Department Receives Grant for Student Financial Aid

Nurse Anesthesia Department Receives Grant for Student Financial Aid

Thanks to a Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Webster’s second-year nurse anesthesia students will receive approximately $1,500 each toward their tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year. The federal government has awarded Webster this grant annually since 1999. Totaling $27,350 this year, the grant allows the Department of […]

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International & U.S. Campuses

Geneva, Vienna Students Explore Sustainability Issues in Innovative Summer Cluster

Geneva, Vienna Students Explore Sustainability Issues in Innovative Summer Cluster

This summer term Webster Geneva offered a cluster of classes around the theme of sustainability, attended by students from the Geneva and Vienna campuses. Studying together, these Webster University students composed a learning community that explored the ethical, scientific and sociological aspects of the subject, culminating in a field trip to the Grande Dixence Dam […]

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As Wenkheim Takes Shape, Austrian Media Tour Webster Vienna’s New Location

As Wenkheim Takes Shape, Austrian Media Tour Webster Vienna’s New Location

As Webster University Vienna prepares for its much-anticipated move to the Palais Wenkheim in the city’s second district, campus representatives are spreading the word throughout the community: After 100 years as an institution and more than 30 years in Vienna, Webster University is reaching the next level. This week campus leaders briefed faculty and staff […]

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Special Quality Distinction for Webster Leiden International Business Program

Special Quality Distinction for Webster Leiden International Business Program

The Bachelor program International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) at Webster Leiden received a Special Quality Distinction this month for its internationalization activities from the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO). The special recognition of the program, which allows students to earn both an American and a Dutch bachelor diploma, came after a separate, voluntary assessment procedure […]

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Webster Events

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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4th Annual Sustainability Institute for P12 Educators: ‘The Ripple Effect: Water Education,’ June 24-26

4th Annual Sustainability Institute for P12 Educators: ‘The Ripple Effect: Water Education,’ June 24-26

The School of Education, in partnership with the US Green Building Council, MICDS, Earthways, and the St Louis Zoo, will host the 4th annual Sustainability Institute for P12 Educators on June 24-26. “The Ripple Effect: Water Education” will focus on water issues, and help educators bring awareness to our youth, consider their responsibilities, and take […]

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Campus Snapshots

5th Annual Ramadan Potluck Iftar and Potluck Dinner Draws 100 Guests

5th Annual Ramadan Potluck Iftar and Potluck Dinner Draws 100 Guests

Thank you to our faculty, staff, students, alumni and community friends for participation in the 5th Annual Ramadan Potluck Iftar and Potluck Dinner at Webster University. Over 100 guests joined together to share culture, traditions and celebrate at our annual event. See you next year, and thank you! Ευχαριστώ. Gracias. Хвала. Hvala. Спасибо. Merci. 感謝 […]

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July 4 Festival Snapshots: Webster Salutes the Troops, Celebrates 40 Years of Military Education

July 4 Festival Snapshots: Webster Salutes the Troops, Celebrates 40 Years of Military Education

Webster University’s participation in 2014 Independence Day celebrations included two of the largest festivals in the St. Louis region: Fair St. Louis and Webster Groves Community Days. Fair St. Louis & Salute to the Troops Webster University again served as a sponsor of the annual Fair St. Louis, the largest Independence Day festival in the […]

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High School Students Participate in SOC Music Recording, Media Production Camps

High School Students Participate in SOC Music Recording, Media Production Camps

High school students from across the area were on Webster University’s campus during the week of June 23 attending two different School of Communications camps: Music Recording Camp and Sci-Fi Media Production Camp. Audio Aesthetics & Technology Department chair Barry Hufker led the Music Recording Camp, where campers were able to get into a professional-grade […]

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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

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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In the News: Psihountas in KC Star on MBA Trends; Polgar as Chess Role Model

In the News: Psihountas in KC Star on MBA Trends; Polgar as Chess Role Model

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Public Radio: Polgar Leads Role Models for St. Louis Girls Webster University chess coach Susan Polgar‘s latest accomplishments were featured as the lead in a St. Louis Public Radio article, “On Chess, Role Models Abound for St. Louis Girls.” The article discusses the growing opportunities […]

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Around Webster: Dreyfus in China; Louisville Nonprofit Fest; Bauer’s Union Avenue Opera Lectures; Wilke on Military Transition; Armit Returns

Around Webster: Dreyfus in China; Louisville Nonprofit Fest; Bauer’s Union Avenue Opera Lectures; Wilke on Military Transition; Armit Returns

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent professional news and accomplishments by Webster University community members include: Dreyfus ’10 Days in China’ School of Communications adjunct faculty member Dan Dreyfus was one of 10 photographers invited by the Nanjing Photographic Association, in association with the Sister Cities exchange program, to participate in a trip to China. The trip, sponsored by the […]

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Incoming Students on Campus for Summer TAP Program July 18-26

Incoming Students on Campus for Summer TAP Program July 18-26

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Academic Resource Center will host the summer Transitions and Academic Prep Program the week of July 18-26, the Transitions Program.  Now in its fourth year, the program is residential and offers academic credit for participating students. Students will be housed in Maria Hall and attend a Webster 101 course, writing appointments, and campus workshops […]

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Applied Educational Psychology Program Takes Off with International Presentations, Internships

Applied Educational Psychology Program Takes Off with International Presentations, Internships

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Educational Specialist (EdS) degree program in Applied Educational Psychology: School Psychology, which officially launched in June 2013, has taken off this year, with students presenting at an international conference in this field, and the program’s first school interns placed for the 2014-15 school year. The post-master’s EdS provides a specialist degree program that completes […]

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Securing Building Access during University Holiday and Weather Closures

Securing Building Access during University Holiday and Weather Closures

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

To all faculty and staff: Please remember that when campus is closed on holidays or due to inclement weather, prior approval is needed to have buildings open for events or classes to be held. The approval needs to come from the dean of the department that is housed in the buildings. Please have this approval […]

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Geneva, Vienna Students Explore Sustainability Issues in Innovative Summer Cluster

Geneva, Vienna Students Explore Sustainability Issues in Innovative Summer Cluster

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

This summer term Webster Geneva offered a cluster of classes around the theme of sustainability, attended by students from the Geneva and Vienna campuses. Studying together, these Webster University students composed a learning community that explored the ethical, scientific and sociological aspects of the subject, culminating in a field trip to the Grande Dixence Dam […]

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