Archive for July, 2012

Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Making Headlines

Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Making Headlines

| July 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

UPDATE July 27: Follow today’s championship match live here: www.ihigh.com/theo/broadcast The ninth annual Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational taking place at Webster University this week is garnering a lot of publicity, including “The girl-power gambit” today’s cover story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Read online version here. Each girl participating in the event received a letter […]

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In the News: Chess Grandmaster Wesley So

In the News: Chess Grandmaster Wesley So

| July 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chess grandmaster and new Webster student Wesley So is the topic of “GM Wesley’s really So good” in the Manila Standard Today. So, who came to Webster with Susan Polgar’s Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE), recently triumphed at the Crown Section of the 2012 Toronto International Chess Championship. The article states: “Although still a teenager, […]

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Webster Wellness Supports Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Oct. 12

Webster Wellness Supports Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Oct. 12

| July 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Webster Wellness is proud to support the St. Louis Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Oct. 21, 2012. This fantastic event is a fundraiser designed to build awareness of TASK (Team Activities for Special Kids). The first 25 registered runners will receive a free Brooks running hat, and every employee gets a $10 off race registration promo […]

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DOD Worldwide Education Symposium 2012

DOD Worldwide Education Symposium 2012

| July 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Webster representatives from the Office of Academic Affairs and 13 military campus directors are participating in the Department of Defense (DOD) Worldwide Education Symposium 2012 this week in Las Vegas. Keynote speaker Michele S. Jones, director of External Veterans/Military Affairs and Community Outreach, speaking on the theme “Educating the Force – Joint Effort, Joint Success.” […]

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Charlotte Walker-Said Named Inaugural Lentz Fellow

Charlotte Walker-Said Named Inaugural Lentz Fellow

| July 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Charlotte Walker-Said, PhD, has been named Webster University’s inaugural Lentz Fellow in Peace Studies and Human Rights. Walker-Said, whose appointment is from August 15, 2012, to May 15, 2013, will serve her fellowship in the Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies. The Lentz Fellowship is being funded by Webster University and the Lentz Peace […]

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CIE Annual Forum Aug. 14

CIE Annual Forum Aug. 14

| July 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Save the Date: The Center for International Education will host its annual forum Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Schroer Commons at Eden Seminary, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The presentation “Awakening the Dreamer” by the Pachamama Alliance, an organization dedicated to empowering indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture, will be […]

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In the News: Gunderson on Sustainability; Psihountas on Economy; Rishe on Penn State NCAA Sanctions

In the News: Gunderson on Sustainability; Psihountas on Economy; Rishe on Penn State NCAA Sanctions

| July 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Recent news coverage featuring Webster University includes: Chief financial officer Greg Gunderson discusses Webster University’s sustainability initiative in “Webster, Wash U, UMSL, SLU teach sustainability” in the St. Louis Business Journal. “The drive to become a more sustainable campus became a top priority when Elizabeth Stroble became president in 2009,” Gunderson says in the article, […]

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Global Internship Experience Recognition Ceremony July 26

Global Internship Experience Recognition Ceremony July 26

| July 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Members of the Webster University community are invited to attend the Global Internship Experience (GIE) Annual Recognition Ceremony Thursday, July 26, in the East Academic Building Edward Jones Commons. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a reception followed by the ceremony at 6 p.m. International and U.S. students who participated in the GIE program […]

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Tetley Initiates Styrofoam Recycling at Webster

Tetley Initiates Styrofoam Recycling at Webster

| July 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

Mail & Copy Solutions coordinator Justin Tetley had a situation in the mail center: a large stack of styrofoam packaging (approximately 500  pieces) he had collected over the course of a year, much of it from computers delivered for the new East Academic Building. Throwing it away wasn’t practical, and more importantly, Tetley realized that […]

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Susan Polgar Interviewed by FOX2 About SPICE Invitational

Susan Polgar Interviewed by FOX2 About SPICE Invitational

| July 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

FOX2 St. Louis interviewed Susan Polgar Sunday, July 22, about the Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational opening that afternoon at Webster University. When asked the reason for holding a chess tournament focused on young women, Polgar responded that chess teaches a number of skills, including logic, decision making and concentration and “It’s definitely not just for […]

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