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

Snapshots: Staff, Faculty Settle into New Vienna Location

Snapshots: Staff, Faculty Settle into New Vienna Location

It’s “Back to School” Week for so many throughout Webster University as fall graduate classes begin and staff and faculty prepare to welcome undergraduates and orient new students. But in Vienna, this annual rite has a new wrinkle: Faculty and staff are themselves getting oriented. Last week they opened the doors to the new location […]

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Sanders Named Interim Director for Webster Ghana

Sanders Named Interim Director for Webster Ghana

Christa Sanders has been named the interim director of Webster University’s campus in Accra. She currently serves as associate director of NYU Accra, New York University’s study abroad program in Ghana. She will start her new position at Webster Sept. 1. “We are excited that Professor Sanders will be joining Webster University and lead our […]

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Webster University Thailand Hosts Australian Ambassador and Higher Ed Delegates

Webster University Thailand Hosts Australian Ambassador and Higher Ed Delegates

Webster University Thailand welcomed Australian Ambassador James Wise, delegates from the Australian Trade Commission and Department of Education, and representatives from Curtin University at Webster’s new Bangkok Academic Center. Curtin University is a leading Australian university with locations in Perth and Sydney and is considered the largest and most multicultural of western Australia’s universities, a […]

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Webster Events

Webster Works 20-Year Tradition: Team Leaders Needed

Webster Works 20-Year Tradition: Team Leaders Needed

Webster Works Worldwide (WWW), our annual community service day, is just around the corner on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Since the start of WWW in 1995, over 28,000 volunteers have given more than 121,000 hours of service! We hope you will join us in this very important Webster tradition again this year. The 20th Anniversary Webster […]

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Fall Convocation is Aug. 21

Fall Convocation is Aug. 21

Mark your calendars for Fall Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 21. Welcome back colleagues and hear updates from leadership on university initiatives and progress on the strategic plan. Program: The Convocation Program is at 1:30 p.m. CDT in the Loretto-Hilton Center. The annual program is also streamed live for extended campus audiences.) Lunch (before the program): […]

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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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Campus Snapshots

Snapshot: Students Lead Peaceful Protest of Events in Ferguson

Snapshot: Students Lead Peaceful Protest of Events in Ferguson

Tuesday night Webster University students led a peaceful demonstration on the home campus in Webster Groves in response to the on-going events in Ferguson, Missouri, which have captured national and international attention. The Webster student chapter of the Association for African American Collegians (AAAC) organized the event, which was attended by approximately 75 people including […]

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Short-Term Study Abroad: Travel journalism in Scotland includes Arran, Edinburgh, Glasgow

Short-Term Study Abroad: Travel journalism in Scotland includes Arran, Edinburgh, Glasgow

A group of Webster University students has just completed exploration of the Isle of Arran and other parts of Scotland in the Travel Journalism class. This 13-day short-term study abroad experience included one week on Arran followed by time in Edinburgh and Glasgow. (See this 2013 feature on the course at webster.edu.) This is the […]

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Snapshots: Shaw AFB Commencement features Webster Myrtle Beach alum as speaker

Snapshots: Shaw AFB Commencement features Webster Myrtle Beach alum as speaker

Karen Slevin, Class of 2010 graduate from Webster University’s Myrtle Beach campus location, was the guest speaker as Webster University Shaw Air Force Base held its 2014 commencement ceremony Saturday, Aug. 9. The ceremony, held at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter, South Carolina, drew approximately 150 guests including family and friends of the graduates. […]

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Other Recent Articles

Student Employment Information for Supervisors

Student Employment Information for Supervisors

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Undergraduate classes begin in one week, and there are some important things for staff and faculty to remember for hiring and managing student employees. If you have a student employee returning to work that is already authorized in ADP, then you do not need to complete any additional paperwork. It is possible that your returning […]

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In the News: Akande on Voice of America; Cross on social media in Ferguson; Ghana/WSJ story; Peaceful protest covered

In the News: Akande on Voice of America; Cross on social media in Ferguson; Ghana/WSJ story; Peaceful protest covered

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Akande on Ebola’s Impact on West African Economies In a recent interview with Voice of America, Benjamin Akande, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology and professor of economics, discussed how the Ebola virus is hurting economies in West Africa. “The economic […]

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Webster Athletics Adds Indoor Track and Field for 2014-15

Webster Athletics Adds Indoor Track and Field for 2014-15

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Men’s and women’s indoor track and field will become Webster University Athletics’ 15th and 16th teams, as they have been officially sanctioned by the department for the 2014-15 season. While the Gorlok track teams have participated in indoor events previously, this recognition will allow Webster track and field athletes to qualify for the NCAA III indoor […]

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Snapshot: Students Lead Peaceful Protest of Events in Ferguson

Snapshot: Students Lead Peaceful Protest of Events in Ferguson

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tuesday night Webster University students led a peaceful demonstration on the home campus in Webster Groves in response to the on-going events in Ferguson, Missouri, which have captured national and international attention. The Webster student chapter of the Association for African American Collegians (AAAC) organized the event, which was attended by approximately 75 people including […]

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Webster Golf Team Honors Fallen Military Member

Webster Golf Team Honors Fallen Military Member

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Webster University golf team this year is honoring a fallen serviceman through the Folds of Honor Military Tribute Program (FHMTP). Sean Patrick “Sully” Sullivan, a chief petty officer in the United States Navy, gave his life for his country on July 19, 2012, when his helicopter crashed in Oman during a heavy lift operation. He […]

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Webster Works 20-Year Tradition: Team Leaders Needed

Webster Works 20-Year Tradition: Team Leaders Needed

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Webster Works Worldwide (WWW), our annual community service day, is just around the corner on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Since the start of WWW in 1995, over 28,000 volunteers have given more than 121,000 hours of service! We hope you will join us in this very important Webster tradition again this year. The 20th Anniversary Webster […]

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Email Cleanup: Take Out the Trash

Email Cleanup: Take Out the Trash

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Information Technology reminds Webster community members to regularly empty their trash folder and deleted items in their Webster e-mail account in order to maximize available space and performance of Webster’s e-mail servers. For messages to be permanently deleted, your trash folder must also be cleared. Empty Trash Weekly Think of your electronic trash just like […]

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