December 2, 2020

News Briefs

Dean’s Service Award recipients announced

Students Lisa Adden, Jessica Brannan and Kent Gisiger of Webster’s Geneva campus were selected as Dean’s Service Award recipients for the fall I term. Dean of Students Ted Hoef selected the recipients. Adden is the president of the Catholic Student Union. Jordan Olufson, head women’s basketball coach, nominated her for the award based on her participation in Project Clean Stream and her efforts to get solar panels installed on campus.

John Ginsburg, director of the University Center and student activities, nominated Brannan. She is the Student Government Association comptroller and president of the University Center Board.

Gisiger was nominated because he rescued a student from potentially harmful injuries on a train in Geneva, according to Webster Today. Four employees of the Geneva campus selected Gisiger for the award, including Bob Spencer, director.

World’s six best chess players come to Webster University

 The six best chess players in the world will bring their talents to Webster University on Friday, Oct. 12.

The Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) Cup Invitational will take place in the East Academic Building (EAB). The SPICE Cup Invitational will be the highest-rated chess tournament in U.S. history.

The tournament starts off with a free welcome ceremony at 1 p.m. in Room 102 of the EAB.

Professional writing certificate offered in Spring 2013

 Webster University’s English department will offer an 18-hour certificate in professional writing in spring 2013.

In 2004, the National Commission on Writing surveyed 120 major American corporations and found writing to be a “threshold skill” for employees.

The commission found interviewees with proficient writing skills often had a greater  chance of being hired.

To receive the certificate, students will need to take the courses: Introduction to Professional Writing, available in spring I; Writing in the Workplace, available in spring II. The four other courses will be offered in summer 2013.

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