Congratulations to Samia Geldner, Dept. Head of English at the Webster Vienna campus, on the highly successful workshop "The Trans-disciplinary Functions of the English Programs" that she organized and held this past weekend. She did this in collaboration with Abbott Chrisman (MFA) from Geneva.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014: It's another Wenkheim Wednesday! We're only 16 weeks away from our move-in and we hear developments will be taking place very quickly from here.
Over the past week, the crew has installed nearly all of the building's classroom and office doors and windows. To give a modern look to our neoclassical campus, the facility features a number of rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, which are likely to be glazed once finished. Other recent changes include more carpeting and installing covers to the heating/cooling systems.
Webster Vienna celebrated the opening of its new student dorms, OeJAB Webster Residence Am Augarten on Thursday, April 24, 2014. This housewarming party was open to all students, faculty, administration and alumni. We were also very pleased to host everyone that was involved in its reconstruction including Mr. Santi of the project management company, KS Ingenieure, and Helmut Herglotz representing the owners of the building from the firm, “Geduris”. Special Guest, Mag.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014: It's Wenkheim Wednesday and just 17 weeks 'til we move into our new campus location!
Over last couple weeks, we have been documenting the progress of our latest addition to the Academic Resource Center, the project rooms. The framework of the rooms was started just a week and a half ago, and have already shown a great deal of progress.
Students will be able to reserve the work spaces for collaborative group projects, allowing them not to disturb other students who may be quietly working in the library.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014: With just 18 weeks to go, we're getting even closer to moving into our beautiful, new campus, Palais Wenkheim.
Since last week there has been a great deal of progress going on in the Atrium. They have finished up painting the walls, cleaning up the floors and tearing down the remaining scaffolding. The historic fountain is visible again and not surrounded by a protective wall of wood. The crew has moved in a giant lift to help them reach the glass ceiling to touch up the windows.
Webster Vienna, through the Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professorship Grant, and in partnership with Lauder Business School, will have the privilege to host Professor Joel M. Stern’s course: “The Theory and Policy of Modern Finance” this Spring. A pioneer and leading advocate of the concept of managing for shareholder value, Prof. Stern has published and co-authored several acclaimed books on financial economics and is founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stern Stewart & Co.
A huge congratulation is due to the Webster University Model United Nations team for its extremely successful performance at its first international Model UN conference, MEDMUN in Menton, France! Our Model UN team sent 17 students to participate and compete against students from other prestigious participating universities—such as SciencesPo, LSE, Princeton, MIT and Cambridge —and came out as champions. Webster students received the second-highest number of awards of all participating universities, only coming after Colgate University, and two of our students received the Best Delegate a
Walter Boltz, Director of e-control and deputy chairman of the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, gave a lecture on the “Future of the European Gas Market” at the European Union House on the 27th of February, 2014.