Archive for June, 2015

Geneva Summer Class Learns Sustainability at ‘Nature’s Headquarters’

Geneva Summer Class Learns Sustainability at ‘Nature’s Headquarters’

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Climate change, resources, risk mitigation: these are the issues our students will be confronting in their careers after Webster,” said Peter Carson, instructor at Webster University’s Geneva campus. He is teaching “Introduction to Sustainability Studies” this summer as part of a cluster of classes around the theme of sustainability that allows students to integrate what […]

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Around Webster: Sheng in elite Chinese tech group; Henning on counseling ethics, Qasem on Saudi Arabia oil security, Walla on NeuroIS

Around Webster: Sheng in elite Chinese tech group; Henning on counseling ethics, Qasem on Saudi Arabia oil security, Walla on NeuroIS

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recent professional news and accomplishments for members of the Webster University community include:  Qasem Book on Oil and Security in Saudi Arabia Islam Qasem, academic director, Webster University Leiden, has authored the forthcoming book on oil and security in Saudi Arabia. The expected publishing date is October 2015 by Leiden University Brill. “By providing an […]

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Power Outage at Webster Hall June 20, June 27

Power Outage at Webster Hall June 20, June 27

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, June 20, and Saturday, June 27, contractors will replace the main electrical switchgear in Webster Hall. The building will not be accessible to faculty, staff or students. To prepare for the work, the occupants of Webster Hall need to turn off all computers, any electrical equipment and departmental copy machines on Friday, June […]

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Help Provide Resources for First-Generation College Students

Help Provide Resources for First-Generation College Students

| June 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

A group of staff (see list below) came together this summer to discuss some potential programs to better support first-generation students at Webster University. We are defining first-generation students as students whose parents have not graduated from a four-year college or university. We would like to create a list of Webster faculty and staff at […]

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Summer TAP Program Welcomes Incoming Students on Campus July 10-18

Summer TAP Program Welcomes Incoming Students on Campus July 10-18

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Academic Resource Center is gearing up for its fifth year of the summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program, to be held July 10-18. The program has expanded its capacity by 50 percent this year, allowing 36 incoming Transitions students to participate. The program is free for all students. Students live on campus, take […]

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Global Leadership Academy in Vienna: Microsoft tour, career planning

Global Leadership Academy in Vienna: Microsoft tour, career planning

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The goals of the Global Leadership Academy (GLA) are to develop and enhance the leadership skills of faculty and staff at Webster University and to provide a comprehensive and grounded understanding of Webster in all its complexity. Each year these goals are advanced as a cohort of fellows study and practice relevant leadership topics in workshop […]

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Centennial Event Connects Trustees, Vienna Alumni, Advisory Board

Centennial Event Connects Trustees, Vienna Alumni, Advisory Board

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

June 8 was the occasion for another Webster University centennial event in a historic setting: A networking event in the Vienna city center, where members of the Webster University board of trustees, the Vienna campus advisory board, and several alumni had the opportunity to exchange insights and reflections from Webster’s past and future. The event […]

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Culture & Conversation: International student speaking group on Tuesdays

Culture & Conversation: International student speaking group on Tuesdays

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new informal speaking group for international students, “Culture and Conversation with Carolyn and Carolyn,” will be held Tuesdays this summer, every Tuesday, from 1-2 p.m. in the Academic Resource Center. Conversations will center around aspects of American culture and are designed to help international students practice their conversation skills in a small group setting. […]

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Snapshot: Opera master class with diction coach Erie Mills

Snapshot: Opera master class with diction coach Erie Mills

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Famed opera star and diction coach Erie Mills led a master class with vocal students from the Department of Music in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts on Monday. This master class in English diction has become an annual event for Mills, who is in St. Louis each summer as diction coach at Opera […]

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Global Leadership Academy in Vienna: Finance, hackathon, IR program-in-depth, leadership profiles

Global Leadership Academy in Vienna: Finance, hackathon, IR program-in-depth, leadership profiles

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

A very busy week in Vienna continues for 2015 fellows of Webster University’s Global Leadership Academy. Over breakfast on Tuesday, the fellows met with Greg Gunderson, vice president and chief financial officer, who has been leading the cohort through a financial simulation this year. He led a discussion of why each team made the decisions […]

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