The Webster University Model United Nations Club held its inaugural meeting on Thursday, January 30th, and was well-attended by over forty students. The club grew out of Model United Nations class that is being offered this term by Dr. Elina Brutschin. The eight students in the course wanted to extend the opportunity to participate to the entire student body and beyond the spring semester. Judging by the turnout at the first meeting, it is clear that students were waiting for such an opportunity!
In recognition of academic excellence, a Dean’s List is compiled each academic semester. To qualify, students must complete at least 12 credit hours at Webster University, of which no fewer than 6 credit hours must have regular letter grades. All enrolled coursework must be successfully completed, with no Incomplete or Withdrawn grades recorded. Qualified students who achieve a current semester GPA of 3.80 or higher will be placed on the Dean’s List for that semester.
Webster University has launched a new Instagram account this week: MyWebsterU. Viewers of MyWebsterU can see photos and videos from the vantage point of Webster University students. Each week, a different student will take over the account and post photos of their classes, activities, job and everything else that makes up their unique Webster University experience. Students from the Webster Groves campus and other global campus locations will be posting photos throughout the semester.
In Fall 2013, first year Webster students enrolled in FRSH Ethics got up close and personal with issues of poverty, vegetarianism, prostitution, food waste and more. Ethics is a core part of the Freshman Seminar and aims to foster ethical reasoning skills. For the Ethics final project, faculty members, Dr. Gupta and Mag. Ferris, created an opportunity for students to investigate the ethical dilemmas and concerns present right here in Vienna. Students were asked to form project teams and choose an ethically controversial topic.