Tag: Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence

Webster Vienna Hosts Top Global Talent in 2nd Annual FIDE WOM Chess for Girls Competition

Webster Vienna Hosts Top Global Talent in 2nd Annual FIDE WOM Chess for Girls Competition

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webster University was the proud co-host of the 2nd annual “FIDE WOM Chess for Girls” competition, which brought 10 of the world’s best young chess players from around the globe—from Indonesia to Belarus—to the Vienna campus for a week of training and competition. Webster University partnered with the Commission for Women’s Chess (WOM) of the […]

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‘Webster University Chess Team Day’ Declared in Webster Groves, Honoring National Champs

‘Webster University Chess Team Day’ Declared in Webster Groves, Honoring National Champs

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Webster Groves City Council proclaimed April 23, 2015, as “Webster University Chess Team Day” in honor of the team’s third consecutive national collegiate chess championship. The declaration was made during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting and presented to Webster chess coach Susan Polgar, President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and members of the team. The […]

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SPICE’ing up Strategy: Chess coach, business faculty combine for special 1-credit offering

SPICE’ing up Strategy: Chess coach, business faculty combine for special 1-credit offering

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Webster University has the top-ranked chess program and one of the largest business schools in the country. The two have combined forces to offer a special weekend course in October that leverages the insights of both. The one-credit hour management course, “SPICE’ing-Up Strategy” (MNGT 3100, MNGT 5500), focuses on the key points of successful strategic […]

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Webster Chess Coach, Alumna Among STL Business Journal’s Diverse Leaders

Webster Chess Coach, Alumna Among STL Business Journal’s Diverse Leaders

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chess coach Susan Polgar was recognized Sept. 12 during the St. Louis Business Journal’s annual Diverse Business Leaders Award luncheon at the Renaissance Grand Hotel. The awards, which were introduced more than a decade ago, promote diversity around race, sexual orientation and disability. Polgar, the only female coach in Division I collegiate chess, was included […]

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In the News: Polgar, Lipkin named Diverse Leaders; Farish on dark characters, teaching writing; Press Club scholarships

In the News: Polgar, Lipkin named Diverse Leaders; Farish on dark characters, teaching writing; Press Club scholarships

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Webster Represented in Business Journal Diverse Business Leader Awards Two Webster University community members were selected for the St. Louis Business Journal 2014 Diverse Business Leader awards, as published this month. The awards, which were introduced more than a decade ago, promote diversity around race, […]

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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

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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In the News: Akande on Nigerian Kidnappings; Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Featured; Rishe on LeBron James

In the News: Akande on Nigerian Kidnappings; Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Featured; Rishe on LeBron James

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Akande on Impact of Nigerian Kidnappings Benjamin Akande, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, has been following the situation in his native country of Nigeria, where over 200 schoolgirls and women have been abducted and have yet to be located. […]

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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

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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In the News: Psihountas in KC Star on MBA Trends; Polgar as Chess Role Model

In the News: Psihountas in KC Star on MBA Trends; Polgar as Chess Role Model

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Public Radio: Polgar Leads Role Models for St. Louis Girls Webster University chess coach Susan Polgar‘s latest accomplishments were featured as the lead in a St. Louis Public Radio article, “On Chess, Role Models Abound for St. Louis Girls.” The article discusses the growing opportunities […]

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Webster Geneva Hosts 1st Event in FIDE Chess for Girls Series, Draws TV Coverage

Webster Geneva Hosts 1st Event in FIDE Chess for Girls Series, Draws TV Coverage

| June 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Last week was a busy — yet intentionally “quiet” — one at Webster University Geneva’s campus. The campus was host for the first of three prestigious events this summer in the “Chess for Girls” series, where Webster University chess coach Susan Polgar is conducting weeklong training capped by tournaments among the world’s top young female […]

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