| Global M.A. Packs Worldly Experience into 1 Year
1st full cohort blazing across Europe—and beyond
The College of Arts & Sciences' newest full-time master's program encompasses student opportunities that are uniquely Webster: It's an M.A. in International Relations that puts each student in the classroom and in the field at all four of the University's European campuses.
Though the University already offers an M.A. in International Relations at each of Webster's European campuses, as well as in Thailand and several domestic military sites, the "Global M.A." program creates a traveling cohort of full-time students who complete their master's within one year.
In the process, students are exposed to the expert Webster faculty and the unique local culture at each campus. Students complete consecutive eight-week terms at Webster Vienna, Geneva, London, and Leiden, followed by a fifth, summer term at the campus of their choice. In fact, in this year's cohort of 19 students, at least 10 have chosen to do their final term at Webster's Bangkok Center in Thailand. FULL STORY
| Tackling Challenges on
Alumna turns foreign language degree into a global opportunity
Talk to any foreign language teachers about recruiting and they'll likely describe how studying a second language instantly broadens horizons: No matter what a student's other interests—business, international relations, the arts, anything—mastery of another language amplifies the opportunities that lie ahead.
Julie Fleischer is a prime example.
|Kemper Award Winners Exemplify Engaged Teaching |
Corvalan, Schmidt draw praise from colleagues and students
Each year, Webster University honors outstanding faculty members with the William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2006, two of the four distinguished recipients were faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences: Graciela Corvalan, International Languages and Cultures; and Paulette Schmidt, English.
A look at what colleagues, students, and alumni had to say in nominating and praising them illustrates how they represent the highest fulfillment of Webster's ideals.
|Dean's Message |
Dean David Carl Wilson discusses current issues and remembers Harriett F. Woods.
Advisory Board Spotlight:
Martin Luther King Jr. famously said of volunteer service, "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."
Webster's College of Arts & Sciences is fortunate to have such a soul at its service in Advisory Board member Christine Chadwick, known in the St. Louis community as one of the region's "most active volunteers."
As founding executive director of the nonprofit FOCUS St. Louis, Chadwick helps develop and promote service throughout the region by developing leaders, influencing policy, and promoting connections among those in the community driven to serve.