Tag: Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence

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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Polgar Named Top Chess Trainer in the World

Polgar Named Top Chess Trainer in the World

| June 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Susan Polgar was named the top chess trainer in the world by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, it was announced last week. Polgar, who is the chess coach at Webster University, was awarded the Furman Symeon medal, which is given annually to the best coach who works with both male and female players. Polgar is […]

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Webster University Chess Team Co-Hosts Webster Groves’ First District-wide Tournament

Webster University Chess Team Co-Hosts Webster Groves’ First District-wide Tournament

| May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the first time in the Webster Groves School District’s history, the K-6 schools held a district-wide chess tournament on Saturday, May 3. More than 50 students from seven of Webster Groves’ eight elementary schools competed. Members of Webster University’s SPICE chess program officiated and co-sponsored the tournament. At the end of the tournament, students […]

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