May 19, 2009
Webster University School of Business & Technology Publishes NotaBene 2009
Annual Magazine Focuses on Crisis and Change in Global Economic Environment
ST. LOUIS, May 19, 2009 – Crisis and change. These words, above all others, have permeated our lives and the global financial environment this year. With this in mind, Webster University’s School of Business & Technology spotlights the need to rise above crisis through change in the school’s just-released NotaBene 2009 magazine. The publication, which is available in both print and online formats, dissects the period we are living in, and then highlights the positive change that can emerge in times of crisis.
“Our focus is on the reality of crisis,” says Dr. Benjamin Akande, dean of Webster’s School of Business & Technology. “That is why we have dedicated this annual publication to our current economic situation and to the possibility that change will bring to get us out of it.” With essays and articles, reviews and reports, NotaBene 2009 brings crisis into focus from Webster’s educational backdrop to the world stage.
“In times of crisis, options for change are often deposited into our garbage can of alternatives,” writes Webster professor Dr. James Brasfield in his article, “Leadership in a Time of Crisis and Change.” NotaBene 2009 explores those options.
Inside its pages and through its online component (www.webster.edu/sbt/notabene2009) readers can go beyond Webster’s classrooms to follow its first Global MBA students as they study at the university’s international campuses in Geneva, Leiden, London and Shanghai. Through the marriage between the written word and the virtual world, Webster alumni can read how their peers around the world are using education to face their own business challenges, then join them online for conversations and collaborations.
NotaBene 2009 also explores the world’s economic crisis through the eyes of experts in mergers and acquisitions, and questions bankers on the forefront of the situation on the next steps needed to quell the current financial storm. In a letter to President Obama, Dr. Akande offers his insights for getting a nation derailed back on track. Other topics include the School of Business & Technology’s continued growth through new ACBSP certification, and how Webster University is embracing leadership change with the naming of a new president and chancellor.
NotaBene 2009 is available online at www.webster.edu/sbt/notabene2009. A printed copy also is available upon request at that site.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. The University’s core values include excellence in teaching, joining theory and practice, small class sizes, and educating students to be lifelong independent learners, fully prepared to participate in an increasingly international society.
Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.