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Light the Lights

Variety Theatre 'Light the Lights' Program to Feature Several Webster St. Louis Community Members

November 17, 2020

The Variety Theatres of St. Louis is streaming “Light the Lights," a virtual musical featuring performances, interviews and magical Variety Theatre moments Nov. 16-19. Among those interviewed for this program was Chancellor Stroble. Numerous Webster students, alumni and designers and directors are also featured in the one-hour film. For details on how to watch the program, visit All funds raised will go to Variety Theatre's Performing Arts Fund to support Variety Kids in our inclusive Performing Arts program that teaches new skills, builds confidence and introduces lifelong friends.

tags: alumni, faculty, webster life, webster today, chancellor, college of fine arts, community engagement

History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies Department

'Healing from Hate': A discussion with filmmaker Peter Hutchison and activist Sammy Rangel

November 17, 2020

The History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies Department will hold an online discussion on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. with director Peter Hutchison and activist Sammy Rangel on the award-winning documentary 'Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation.'

tags: college of arts and sciences, webster life, webster today, students, film, faculty, community engagement, history politics international relations and religious studies

Webster Speaks

[Video] Webster Speaks on The Journey to Becoming an Antiracist

November 17, 2020

White allyship is vital to fighting racism against Black people. It is not a matter of embracing those who look different; being an antiracist involves hard, daily, deliberate work. Four white social justice activists from the St. Louis area addressed this issue in the tenth edition of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION on Nov. 11. This marks the first time the Zoom Livestream show, which debuted July 8, featured white panelists.

tags: community engagement, webster speaks, diversity and inclusion, global, academics, home page, webster life, webster today

Webster Speaks

[Video] Webster Trustees Discuss 'Getting a Seat at the (Corporate) Table' on Webster Speaks

November 01, 2020

Corporate America is becoming more diverse at the top but still has a long road ahead as it faces both a racial reckoning and a pandemic economy. Still, there’s great hope for young and mid-career workers seeking a seat in the C-suite. Five members of Webster’s Board of Trustees, all executives of color, painted an optimistic perspective on the Oct. 14 episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION. The key takeaways: perseverance, mentorship, and change agency.

tags: community engagement, webster speaks, diversity and inclusion, global, academics, home page, webster life, webster today

Accessibility Committee and DEAF Inc.

Webster Accessibility Committee and DEAF Inc. Workshop on 'Communication During COVID-19' Nov. 6

October 28, 2020

Webster's Accessibility Committee and DEAF Inc. invite the Webster community to join a workshop at noon on Friday, Nov. 6. Community advocate Devon Whitmore from DEAF Inc will be giving the workshop on Communication During COVID-19. Whitmore will provide attendees with a handful of experiences he has faced as a person with a hearing loss and experiences he has witnessed personally and professionally.

tags: webster life, webster today, community engagement

 “Make Good Trouble

Webster and Dance The Vote Announce Winners of 'Make Good Trouble' Contest

October 27, 2020

Webster University and Dance the Vote are pleased to announce the winners of the first “Make Good Trouble: Why John Lewis Inspires Me to Vote” contest for college students throughout the United States. The competition received entries from students studying throughout Missouri and other states, including New York and Alabama. The submissions have included video, painting, collage, personal testimony, illustrated essay, dance, and spoken word.

tags: students, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, webster life, webster today

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion 2021 Conference Request for Proposals

October 19, 2020

The 2021 Webster University Diversity and Inclusion conference will be held virtually Feb. 23-25. Past conferences have featured various learning formats, including lectures, panel discussions, hands-on learning experiences and performances. The purpose of the Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals for professional speakers for the upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference. RFPs are due by email on Friday, Nov. 20, at 4:30 p.m.

tags: academics, webster life, webster today, students, faculty, diversity and inclusion, community engagement

Bakhromov (right) and other members of the COVIDarnost volunteer group were presented with medals during a ceremony on Oct. 10.

Uzbekistan Alumnus Awarded National Medal for Volunteer Work During Pandemic

October 14, 2020

Fazliddin Bakhromov, who earned his MBA from Webster in Tashkent, and other members of the COVIDarnost volunteer group were recognized for their volunteerism during the pandemic in Uzbekistan, receiving medals on Oct. 10 in Tashkent. Award ceremonies presenting this medal were held not only in the capital, but in all regional centers across Uzbekistan. Bakhromov’s volunteer work resulted in a coordinating center that helped supply food and other essential items to those in need.

tags: global, webster life, webster today, alumni, uzbekistan, tashkent, mba, community engagement


Ghana Hosts Public Lecture on 2020 Elections in Ghana, USA

October 09, 2020

Webster Ghana took its popular panel event online on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The webinar explored the key axes along which voters in both nations are likely to make decisions as Americans and Ghanaians head to the polls in November and December, respectively. From the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic stagnation, racial tensions and concerns of voter suppressions, many interesting yet contentious topics were discussed.

tags: community engagement, faculty, ghana, students, history politics international relations and religious studies, global, webster life, webster today


Disability Awareness Month: Sharing tips each Monday

October 02, 2020

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign held in October that raises awareness about employment issues for disabled people, and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. With this in mind, the University's Accessibility Committee will be sharing a tip each Monday.

tags: employee news, webster life, webster today, accessibility, academic resource center, accessibility committee, students, community engagement

Discussion of 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'

Confucius Institute Webster Film Series Highlight Discussion on 'Crouching Tiger...'

September 30, 2020

The Confucius Institute at Webster University recently teamed up with the Webster Film Series to bring the film 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' to the Webster community. From Sept. 10-24, film patrons were invited to watch this classic film online and then take a more in-depth look at the cultural context, trans-national reception and aesthetic elements of the film.

tags: academics, confucius institute, school of communications, webster life, webster today, film series, community engagement

Department of Teacher Education

Department of Teacher Education To Host Virtual Conference on Special Education

September 25, 2020

Webster University’s Department of Teacher Education is celebrating 25 years of offering the Special Education Program for Students with Severe Developmental Disabilities and Autism. The department is offering a free virtual conference entitled “Reaching and Teaching All Learners During a Global Pandemic: It Takes a Village."The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

tags: online learning, community engagement, faculty, school of education, webster life, webster today

Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute Virtual Workshop Introduces Beijing Opera

September 23, 2020

On Saturday, Sept.19, the Confucius Institute at Webster University partnered with the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University, SUNY to offer a virtual workshop on Beijing opera to Chinese language learners in the St. Louis community. The event featured a presentation and mini performances by Beijing opera actress Chenfu Zhu.

tags: academics, confucius institute, community engagement, webster life, webster today