In the News: PanAm Chess Win, Corporate Partners, Rishe on Football, Palmer on Ironman

| January 3, 2014

Recent news media coverage of Webster University includes:

Webster Chess Dominance Makes News Locally, Internationally

Webster chess teams dominated at the Pan-Am, resulting in local, national and international coverage of Webster University.

The Webster University chess team’s historically dominant performance at the PanAm “World Series” of college chess has made news locally and abroad.

A sampling of coverage includes:

Webster Corporate Partnerships at U.S. News

An article at USNewsDirectory, a publication from U.S. News & World Report, covers Webster University’s trend-setting corporate education initiatives through the Office of Corporate Partnerships:

Not many companies are likely to turn down the opportunity to have a more educated and skilled workforce. To help their employees get to this point, many organizations have partnered with colleges to provide workers chances to return to school.


“Our new corporate partners have one thing in common,” said Benjamin Akande, dean of Webster’s Walker School of Business and chief of Corporate Partnerships, in a statement. “They are invested in the development and welfare of their talents and believe that the heart and soul of any viable organization rest with their human resources.

Through these partnerships, workers at these companies will be eligible for special tuition rates, whether they wish to pursue bachelor’s degrees or master’s degrees at a Webster location or online. As a result, qualified employees at businesses such as Office Depot or Scottrade will be able to receive a helping hand as they set out to advance their education.

‘Ironman’ Palmer Featured in Town & Style

Julie ‘JP’ Palmer-Schuyler, professor of management in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, completed her 17th Ironman race in October 2013. That had Town & Style Magazine St. Louis asking her about her fitness regimen.

“When I started training in 1996, I couldn’t even swim from one end of the pool to the other,” she says.  Today, her weekly training consists of three hours of swimming, eight to 12 hours of biking and six to eight hours of running.  Passion is the key to Palmer’s success.”

Check the Walker School blog to read more of the feature.

Rishe on Economics of NCAA Football

As the football season draws to a close, Patrick Rishe, professor of economics in the Walker School, discussed the economics of Texas’ college football program. Watch the segment on Aljazeera America. … Separately, in his Forbes online column, he analyzed whether all the college football bowl games make economic sense for sponsors, an analysis which also aired Friday morning on KMOX-AM 1120.

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