The 2014 Global Photo Contest is now open!

All current Webster students are encouraged to participate! Entrants may submit a total of two photos in any one of four categories: nature, architecture, cross-cultural moments and Global Gorlok. Winning photos will be displayed in the Edwards Jones Commons in the East Academic Building during fall semester 2014. For contest details click here.

2013 Global Photo Contest Winners

Kyla Kiefer - 1st Place

Tranquility in Orange          location: Bangkok, Thailand

"This photo was taken in hopes to capture young monks out visiting the Grand Palace in Bangkok without them being aware of the camera. I took two shots with my camera at my waist and ended up with this turning out exceptionally well. This accidental shot sums up my time in Thailand: spirituality, exploration, tranquility, and embracing young spirit."

David McDonald - 2nd Place

Waiting for a Train          location: near Krabi, Thailand

"Arguably one of my favorite moments in Thailand was every interaction with Thai monks -- and just being in their presence was awe-inspiring. I want to honor their life's devotion to helping others and this small picture of such "superheroes" doing ordinary activities inspires me so much."

Khanh Vu - 3rd Place

Breadth of Vietnam           location: Gia Lai, Vietnam

"This photo was taken in Gia Lai, a province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. No buildings, no traffic lanes, no hassle, no adults. It is a very different, still charming side of a developing country, Vietnam."

Melissa Fritz - Honorable Mention

A Mother Macaque          location: Hua Hin, Thailand

"I really enjoy this photo because of the placement of the macaques on the statue. This was taken at "Monkey Mountain." a tourist attraction that offers great scenic vies of the city and allows you to observe the playful macaques that inhabit the grounds. for the visitor, this place is a great photo op, but for the macaques, this is their home and at times when they aren't intrigued and focused on the visitors, you can catch glimpses of precious moments int heir everyday lives."

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CIE Small Grants

Applications are now being accepted through October 17, 2014. Please contact Debbie Pierce or for more information.



CIE Annual Forum and Workshop

Using Service Learning to Teach Global Competence

Friday, January 10, 2014      9am - 3pm

2015 Forum and Workshop TBA