Webster Staff Prepare as NAFSA Begins

| May 28, 2013

Webster staff were trained on how to use the high-tech booth representing the University at the NAFSA convention this week.

Just before the Memorial Day holiday weekend, many Webster University staffers put the finishing touches on their preparation for this week’s big NAFSA conference, which welcomes more than 8,000 international educators from approximately 120 countries to St. Louis.

College presidents, provosts, professors, administrators and policy experts from around the world are in town May 26-31 for the annual conference that focuses on the globalization of higher education.

Webster is a lead sponsor of the event this year and thus is welcoming guests to St. Louis in a variety of ways, from downtown to the airport:

Webster welcomes visitors at #813-815.

President Beth Stroble speaks tonight (Tuesday, May 28) before keynote and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan, and Webster representatives will present papers and host events throughout the conference.

On Tuesday morning, special conference guests were on the home campus in Webster Groves as part of a campus tour and opportunity to speak with various Webster personnel.

Webster will host visitors at its exhibit #813-815 throughout the week.

In addition to information and discussions about Webster, guest performers at the booth include the Gorlok (Tuesday), the calligraphy of Jimmy Liu through the Webster University Confucius Institute and the Lion Dance from the Nine Dragon Academy (Wednesday), and chess exhibitions for international visitors by Webster chess head coach Susan Polgar and some of her national champion players.

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