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This is the 7th year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program July 18-27

July 16, 2018

The Academic Resource Center and academic partners throughout campus are gearing up for the Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program to be held July 18-27, 2018. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During the 10-day program, TAP students live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in campus workshops and activities, including the faculty "lunch and learn," to help them transition to university life.

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Meghan Illig

Meghan Illig Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

July 16, 2018

Webster University's Meghan Illig is a nominee for the prestigious 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions. Illig was the only female student-athlete from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference nominated for this award, and is a member of Webster's women's cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams.

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The judges assess the Webster University float in the July 4, 2018 Community Days Parade.

Webster University Receives 'Outstanding' Award in July 4 Parade

July 11, 2018

Webster University's float in the annual Webster Groves Community Days July 4 parade received the "Outstanding" award in the category of Best Theme. Global Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement and Facilities Operations collaborated on the University's representation in this major community event, including constructing a float and organizing staff, alumni, student and family member volunteers to represent Webster during the parade, which drew an estimated 40,000 spectators.

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Simone Cummings, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology

In the News: Stroble on Education, Labor; Cummings feature; Essig podcasting

July 11, 2018

President Stroble was quoted in Diverse Issues in Higher Education about how the proposed merger of the federal departments of labor and education could impact college students. ... Dean Simone Cummings is the subject of a feature on Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. ... School of Communications faculty member Jeremy Essig and his new comedy podcast with Tina Dybal was profiled in The Riverfront Times.

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Remembering Jim Messmer

July 11, 2018

James “Jim” Messmer, the assistant director of IT Services Management passed away Monday night. He managed the IT Service Desk and also hired and managed many students who worked in the IT call center. He is survived by a wife and two children.

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A fashion show and art exhibit will open in the Gateway Art Museum on July 20.

"Manology II" Fashion Show and Art Exhibit Scheduled at Gateway Art Museum

July 09, 2018

A fashion show that will explore the essence of "manhood" will be the featured event July 20 at the Gateway Art Museum. "Manology II" is the brainchild of local fashion visionary Jacquelyne Craig, founder of BLAQ Séance Productions, and William Humphrey of EYEKON Klothing. It will be accompanied by two art exhibits in the gallery space that will be on display through Aug. 20.

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News Around Webster: Foppiani, Kaiser, Cosic, CPDC

July 06, 2018

Geneva's Oreste Foppiani participated in and spoke at the “SOS Rule of Law” side-event at the 38th Session of the U.N. Council of Human Rights. ... The School of Education's DJ Kaiser presented at the 16th annual Asia TEFL International Conference in Macau SAR, China. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are screening at festivals in St. Louis, Chicago, and Varna, Bulgaria, this month. ... NACE featured a diversity recruiting video produced by John Link and Trezette Dixon of Webster's CPDC.

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Faculty and staff can explore the Inventory in the Student Success Portal.

New in Student Success Portal: Learn about Inventory now!

July 06, 2018

The Inventory, available beginning Friday, July 6, is a new feature available to faculty and staff users in the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish. The Inventory is a listing of student success interventions, including at other Starfish partner institutions, that can be explored to provide additional support to students. Faculty and staff users can search the Inventory and share relevant information on services, programs and support with students.

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John Pyle

John Pyle Named Chief Innovation Officer, VP for New Business

July 05, 2018

John Pyle has been appointed chief innovation officer and vice president for new business at Webster University. In this role, Pyle will grow and enhance Webster’s approaches to innovation across its services, programs and campuses to foster enrollment and revenue growth. He will lead the University’s approaches to business incubation, entrepreneurship, strategy execution, partnership and joint venture development in ways that competitively position Webster in a rapidly changing higher education sector.

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Supermodel Karlie Kloss visited Webster University's Gateway Campus as it hosted one of her “Kode with Klossie” summer camps.

Karlie Kloss Visits 'Kode with Klossy' Camp at Gateway Campus

July 02, 2018

Supermodel Karlie Kloss visited the Gateway Campus last week to drop in on one of her “Kode with Klossy” summer camps, which was hosted by Webster University. Kloss started the summer camps in 2015 to encourage more young women to learn how to write computer code and enter the fields of computer engineering, programming and design. On this visit, President Stroble presented Kloss with a Webster University coin to honor her for supporting the education of young women.

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Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Association Awards recipients!

Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Association Award Winners

June 29, 2018

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2018 Alumni Award recipients as Manal Fakhoury, Joan Marie Godoy Liere, Eve Coulson and Christopher Whitmore. The awardees will be honored during Reunion Weekend at the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception on September 29, 2018. Congratulations to these amazing alumni!

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Faculty: Confirm Fall 2018 course materials immediately

June 28, 2018

The University Bookstore is unable to assist a large portion of students who are now inquiring about their Fall course materials. Fall 2018 adoptions/book orders were due this past April, yet materials for nearly half of the Fall courses are severely overdue. Faculty should immediately confirm and submit the course materials they plan to use. It can take 10-21 days to process, source, research and receive course materials into the store.

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Presenters spoke about trade, governmental relations and entering the Brazilian market.

Webster Geneva Hosts Conference on Swiss Business with Brazil

June 28, 2018

Sixty members of the local business community gathered at Webster University's Geneva campus for a half-day conference to exchange insights, experiences and common interests for business in—and with—Brazil, in a conference organized by Dominique Jolly, head of Walker School programs at Webster Geneva. Six of the presentations are viewable in PDF form.

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Incomplete Grades: Faculty guidance on usage, Starfish features

June 27, 2018

Courses ending Friday, June 29, must have grades posted by Friday, July 6. Do not submit an Incomplete as a student’s grade or leave a student’s grade as In Progress if the student has not attended class for several weeks and/or is missing most of the required work. Inaccurately using Incomplete grades or leaving In Progress grades posted can harm a student’s academic progress, course sequencing, persistence and graduation. See this post for more guidance.

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