On Wednesday, April 26th, Webster hosted the second annual Student Life Awards in the atrium to honor students for exceptional work both on campus and in the community. The formal evening recognized students for their dedication and offered a well-deserved moment to celebrate. The nomination committee comprised of two undergrad students, one graduate student, one staff member, and one faculty member. Students Josh Stern and Alexis Wing hosted, and guest performer, Atum Jones played two mesmerizing pieces on the guitar.
On Friday, April 21st, a group of enthusiastic Webster Vienna students visited the OPEC offices. As a part of WEBMUN, a student organized model UN club, the members were invited to see the facilities. While at the offices they had a tour, met the Secretariat, and closed with a Q&A session. Student Daniil Titov said, "The trip to OPEC was fascinating as the students could learn vital facts about the structure and day to day operations of the organization.
Webster’s student-organized Model United Nations Organization (WebMUN) traveled to Budapest for MUNapest, a model UN conference. From April 11th to the 15th, 9 students from the International Relations Department took part in the simulations.
Last Thursday, April 6th, Webster’s atrium was filled with food, costume, and good vibes from all over the world. The Intercultural Night and Food Festival, organized by the Student Government Association, was a success! Delicacies from all over the world were showcased as guests could taste unique dishes prepared by students, staff, and faculty.
Last Saturday, Webster students ventured to Upper Austria for a guided tour at Mauthausen, a former concentration camp from the National Socialist period of Austria's history (1938- 1945). Students spent the day learning about the tragic history of Mauthausen and the people who were sent there. The camp has been partially preserved and turned into a memorial and educational site.
An article co-written by Dr. Bradley E Wiggins, associate professor and department head of media communications, was recently re-published in Hungarian by the peer-reviewed, online journal Apertúra. The article was identified as a definitive piece of scholarship on the topic of internet memes and was included in a special issue of Apertúra along with re-publications of related, definitive scholarship by others.
Article on innovation within Webster Vienna along with a special feature on the Vice President and Provost of Webster University, Dr. Julian Schuster, and the Head of our Business department in Vienna, Dr. Nikolaos Antonakakis.