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 Geena Davis to visit campus 

Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis will visit Webster University for a video screening and Q&A session on Thursday, Nov. 29. The session will be held at 12:45 p.m. in room 253/262 of the East Academic Building.

Davis founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. According to a press release on Webster Today, a video production class taught by Aaron AuBuchon, adjunct professor, produced a one-minute public service announcement for the institute’s new series, “Guess Who?”

The series targets children under the age of 11 and depicts men and women in nontraditional careers for the purpose of “challenging gender stereotypes,” according to the release.

Davis will screen the new public service announcement produced by Webster students before taking questions about gender, the media, education and entertainment.


Webster to strengthen ties with Oman 

President Elizabeth Stroble, Provost Julian Schuster and a delegation of Webster University administrators visited Muscat, a city in the Sultanate of Oman. They went in an effort to begin a relationship with the education sector in Muscat, according to an article in the Oman Tribune.

Schuster was quoted in the article, saying, “We want to be the bridge between Oman and the U.S. in the education sector.” The purpose of a partnership between Webster and Oman would be to “promote student mobility, faculty exchange programs, joint research programs, summits and conferences,” according to the article.

Webster already has campuses and exchange programs in Austria, England, the Netherlands and Thailand. A new campus was recently announced for Ghana.


Kirkwood High wins first football state championship 

The Kirkwood High School Pioneers made history on Friday, Nov. 23 by winning the school’s first state football championship in the program’s 114- year existence. The Pioneers defeated the Fort Osage Indians 31-7 in the Class 5 championship game at the Edward Jones Dome.

It was Kirkwood’s third appearance in a state championship game. The school lost in 2006 and 2011. The 12-1 Pioneers had T-shirts made to mark the occasion, reading, “Dome Time, Pioneers, Third Time’s the Charm.”

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