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Reminder on Faculty Guidance for Incompletes

June 28, 2017

As 5-week summer courses near their completion, it’s a good time to review information regarding the use of Incompletes once again. Incompletes can affect students’ academic progress, course sequencing, persistence, and graduation. We encourage faculty members and academic advisors to review the guidance and procedures regarding Incompletes and ensure they are only being used in appropriate situations

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Fulfilling the Promise: President Stroble on Student Success, Access Initiatives

June 28, 2017

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble authored an article for ACE's Higher Education Today blog about the many initiatives Webster has implemented to fulfill the promise of higher education amid changing demographics for degree-seeking students. The article outlines these national trends and elaborates on how Webster has responded with regional partnerships, state-level initiatives like Reverse Transfer, and Webster's Transitions program, among others.

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Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, was honored by the Educational Theatre Association this weekend.

Educational Theatre Association Honors Peter Sargent

June 26, 2017

Peter Sargent has been honored with the Educational Theatre Association’s Founders’ Award, which is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of theatre education, research and practice. The award recognizes work that supports the principles and mission of the EdTA founders to promote and strengthen theatre education.

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Lara Teeter, seen here teaching in the Muny Summer Intensive, is head of Musical Theatre at Webster.

News Around Webster: Teeter at Broadway Bootcamp; McGrath, Daniel on GCP; Rockwell with Afghan journalists

June 26, 2017

Lara Teeter taught at Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway Bootcamp in Oklahoma. ... Kim McGrath and Ron Daniel presented at NAFSA in Los Angeles on "Global Citizenship: Learning Outcomes in a Worldwide Curriculum." ... Rick Rockwell was cited for his webinar work with journalists in Afghanistan and the Salam Watandar radio network by Internews.

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Webster at Yellow Ribbon Program Event in San Antonio

June 22, 2017

The Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program held a training event June 17-18 in San Antonio for deploying or recently deployed members from around the country. Webster University participated as a resource provider, with Lackland and Randolph Air Force Base campus directors Nicole Garcia and Ruben Molina, Jr. providing information about Webster programs to members, spouses and other interested family members.

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Kyle Uhrich became the second Gorlok to land a contract, signing with the Gateway Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League.

Second Baseball Player Joins Professional Team

June 22, 2017

Webster University baseball had a rare feat in 2017 for an NCAA III program, with two players signing professional contracts, including one drafted to the MLB. Josh Fleming was drafted in the fifth round of the MLB draft with the 139th pick overall by the Tampa Bay Rays, and Kyle Uhrich became the second Gorlok to land a contract, signing with the Gateway Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League.

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Fort Leavenworth director Katie Ervin, alumna Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais, and Associate Vice President Sean Coleman

Snapshots: Major General Alumna Keynotes Fort Leavenworth Commencement

June 21, 2017

Webster University's Fort Leavenworth location celebrated the graduation of 177 students on June 7, with Webster alumna Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais serving as commencement speaker. Gervais is the current Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center-Training and holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Webster University.

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Stuart Chapman Hill, director of Music Education

Webster Music Education Director, Choral Teacher in Residence in North Carolina

June 21, 2017

Stuart Chapman Hill, director of Music Education in the Department of Music, is teaching this summer at the Governor’s School of North Carolina, a residential summer enrichment program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students. A published composer and researcher, Hill is assistant professor of music in the Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, where he leads the Women’s Chorus and teaches courses in choral music education.

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Punch for Purple: Myrtle Beach campus holds domestic violence fundraiser event

June 20, 2017

The Counseling department at Webster University’s Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, recently partnered with local businesses to raise awareness and advocate for those impacted by domestic violence at the event Punch for Purple, held at Title Boxing Club Myrtle Beach. Guests enjoyed complimentary chair massages and a 30-minute boxing technique class, along with a 50-50 raffle. Items and donations were collected for the local domestic violence shelter. The event was organized by faculty member Thommi Lawson. "As a counselor educator, we encourage our students to advocate for our clients, and I believe we must practice what we preach," said Lawson.

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