Palais Wenkheim

Students to resolve energy crisis in new Webster Campus

Don’t miss your opportunity to join Webster’s Model United Nations conference this fall in Palais Wenkheim Webster will host the first edition of Webster University Model United Nations, WebMUN 2014, with the theme of “Energy issues of the 21st century”. The conference will take place from October 18 to 21 in the new Webster campus, located in the handsome Palais Wenkheim in the heart of Vienna. As part of Model UN, students participate in simulated conferences as country delegates, drafting resolutions and working together to solve crises and world issues. Model UN helps participants develop research, public speaking, debating, writing, teamwork, critical thinking and leadership skills.

Fountain bench

Wenkheim Wednesday: 10 Weeks!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Only ten more weeks 'til we officially  open the doors to Palais Wenkheim and begin a new chapter in Webster history.  This week will be the final week for our construction workers as they briskly finish up the final touches to the building's mill work.

Since last week, the library's project rooms have nearly been completed. The rooms now feature comfortable booth seating, surrounding each room's large work table. In addition, sliding glass doors have been added to the rooms.

Balkan Flood Relief Project

Webster Vienna would like to recognize Ivan Prnja and Uros Nikolic, the initiators of the flood relief project that was going on at our campus for the past two weeks and all those who contributed to the cause.

Wenkheim Countdown: 11 weeks!

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
We must wait only 11 more weeks until our students move into Webster's new campus, Palais Wenkheim. As the millwork continues, the Palais begins to look more and more like a university campus every day (apart from the giant machine being used for painting touch-ups in the Atrium). Today, we got a glimpse of the workers carrying in a few of the classroom desk/chairs and watched as they carried each of them up the stairs and into the classrooms. The chairs seen below are special swivel chairs which will be used in six of the university's classrooms. They will continue to move in more furniture during the upcoming weeks.

UN Expert speaks on the threat of Al-Qaida and affiliates

Dr. Alexander Evans, a coordinator of United Nations Al-Qaida / Taliban Monitoring Team gave a lecture on June 2, 2014 on  "The evolving threat of Al-Qaida and affiliates".  Before being appointed by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a member of the UN Security Council expert team, Dr. Evans served as the U.S. and British diplomat and also worked as a senior fellow at Yale's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and led an Asia Society review of U.S. South Asia policy.

Fracking and the Future of Unconventional Gas and Oil Resources

Another lecture in the “Energy Talks”  series took place on March 31 at the Amerika Haus. The lecture, “The Future of Fracking and Unconventional Gas And Oil Resources” was held by Lee A. Brudvig of US Embassy in Vienna and was moderated by Dr. Samuel Schubert, Head of the International Relations Department of Webster University.

Career Event Participants

Hilton Worldwide Career Event

Hilton Worldwide recently launched Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, its largest ever global career event showcasing the many opportunities available to young professionals in the hospitality industry. It was a special honor for Webster Vienna University to be part of this exceptional career-event: Webster Scholars as well as Webster Leads students, Members of the Delta Mu Delta and of the Dean’s List had the great chance to meet General Manager of Hilton Austria, Mr. Norbert Lessing, together with some top Managers at Hilton Stadtpark in Vienna.

Graduation Weekend 2014

Thanks to a collective effort from staff, Webster Vienna’s 2014 graduation festivities successfully took place this weekend – and it was certainly something to behold!

It started off with the Honors Convocation Friday evening at Palais Eschenbach, where 26 awardees were recognized for their academic excellence. An intimate cocktail reception followed with approximately 100 guests. Photos from the Honors Convocation/Cocktail can be found on our Flickr album.

Building library benches

Wenkheim Countdown: 12 weeks!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
It's Wenkheim Wednesday and just 12 more weeks 'til we move into the newly renovated Palais Wenkheim. With an extended weekend ahead, you may want to consider taking an evening stroll down Praterstrasse to see the Palais's beautiful, illuminating lights we had set up on the façade.  Other additions include new studio lights in the Video Recording Studio. Although the room is completely black, the new lights have the ability to turn the studio into the brightest room in the building.

Alumni Cocktail & Graduation Celebration 2014

On May 17, 2014, Webster Vienna was happy to welcome the Class of 2014 to the Alumni Association!  To celebrate their achievements, over 300 students, staff, faculty and alumni gathered to toast the new graduates and reunite with old friends and colleagues.

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