News Articles

Student Success Portal Spring Surveys launches Jan. 25

Student Success Portal Spring and Spring 1 Early Term Progress Survey launches Jan. 25

January 22, 2019

The Spring and Spring 1, 2019, Early Term Progress Survey will launch via the Student Success Portal on Friday, Jan. 25. This survey will be distributed to all Spring and Spring 1 U.S. on-ground and online courses and will be available for faculty to complete during a 10-day window that will close on Monday, Feb. 4.

tags: academics, faculty, webster life, webster today, academic resource center, advising, retention,

Search Committee Formed for Dean of Fine Arts

January 22, 2019

Webster University Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster has announced the search committee for the position of dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. Committee members will assist in recruiting and evaluating a strong and diverse pool of academic leaders. The members of the committee were selected through a collaborative effort with faculty members in the College.

tags: academics, college of fine arts, employee news, faculty, provost, webster today

Webster is offering two new financial resources for students, faculty, and staff.

Two New Financial Wellness Resources Available

January 22, 2019

Webster Wellness is pleased to announce two new financial wellness resources for our Webster community. First, the "Financial Wellness" digital platform, in partnership with Prudential, will go live on Tuesday, Jan. 22. It combines digital learning and interactive tools with personalized content for action at your pace along with a library of topic-specific videos, educational articles and the opportunity to attend monthly webinars on relevant financial topics. The second opportunity is Webster's Pathways Financial Wellness Series starting Feb. 6. This series of five courses will be classroom/lecture type presentations on topics like savings & budgeting, investment principles, retirement strategies and more. 

tags: employee news, faculty, students, webster today, financial wellness, human resources

faculty

Spring 2019 Faculty Review Notices

January 22, 2019

The Committee to Review Faculty invites signed, written testimony on any of the faculty listed below who are going up for initial status (FDL or tenure) and/or promotion. Please see the instruction after each faculty member name for where to submit testimony for the review. Note: This post is updated throughout the term as notice of new reviews are received.

tags: faculty, webster today, faculty reviews, committee to review faculty

Lionel Cuillé

News Around Webster: Cuille, Cosic, Johnson

January 18, 2019

Lionel Cuillé published an essay on French novelist Emile Zola in the European journal RELIEF. ... Zlatko Cosic's exhibition, STORY 4: SCENES 1-9, has been selected for the Intimate Lens Ethnographic Film Festival, Caserta, Italy. ... Ashley Johnson was a panelist at two entrepreneurial-focused events this winter in St. Louis and Dallas.

tags: college of arts and sciences, employee news, video production, entrepreneurship, international languages and cultures, news around webster, faculty, school of communications, webster today

student leadership awards

Nominations Open for Individual, Organization Student Leadership Awards

January 18, 2019

Student Leadership Award nominations are currently being accepted through March 1 (Walker Award nominations are due Feb. 22). Please take a moment to nominate a deserving student or student organization for recognition of their accomplishments during the 2018-2019 academic year. Click through for more information on the awards, nomination criteria and nomination forms. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards dinner on Friday, April 26.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, webster life, webster today, students, student affairs, home page, student life

Creativity and Evidence Learning Community are held monthly. The next meeting is Thursday, Jan. 24.

Creativity and Evidence Faculty Learning Community Meets Jan. 24

January 18, 2019

The next meeting of the Creativity and Evidence Learning Community will be held Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. in the FDC Suite (Library 420). All part-time and full-time faculty and academic partners are invited to join the group’s monthly meetings, which focus on using digital tools to promote creativity while teaching skills such as critical thinking, digital literacy, and effective communication.

tags: faculty, webster life, webster today, faculty development center

Hasmik Chakaryan

News Around Webster: Carter, Chakaryan, Falconer, Pollak

January 17, 2019

Jeffrey Carter is music director for Circus Harmony, with six January performances beginning this weekend at the City Museum. ... Hasmik Chakaryan's "Effective Ways to Approach Sexual Assault Response" was 2nd on the American Counseling Association's Top Articles of 2018. Jameca Woody Falconer was selected for the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology... Johannes Pollak co-edited the book, "Creating Political Presence: The New Politics of Democratic Representation."

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, college of fine arts, psychology, professional counseling, history politics and international relations, applied school psychology, news around webster, faculty, global, school of education, webster today

French author Leila Slimani

Centre Francophone Bringing French Author Leila Slimani to St. Louis

January 17, 2019

The Centre Francophone is set to welcome French author Leila Slimani to St. Louis on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the St. Louis County Library. Author of the internationally bestselling thriller “The Perfect Nanny,” Leila Slimani is the first Moroccan woman to win France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt.

tags: webster life, webster today, international languages and cultures, community engagement, centre francophone

call for judges

Call for Judges for Gorlok Gala Forensic Tournament

January 17, 2019

Webster University’s Forensic and Debate Program is hosting their annual Gorlok Gala tournament the weekend of Jan. 25-27. The team is still in need of judges. No experience is necessary; actually, it is ideal to have a pool of objective critics in order to provide a more sound, competitive and educational experience for the competitors. If interested in judging, please contact Gina Jensen, director of forensics, at jensen@webster.edu.

tags: webster life, webster today, forensic and debate, students, academics, school of communications

Webster leaders were featured in Gazelle discussing the annual diversity and inclusion conference.

In the News: Stroble, Flewellen on diversity; Rodney on schools; Polgar on chess

January 16, 2019

President Beth Stroble and Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen were featured in Gazelle magazine discussing Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts and this spring's conference. ... Susan Polgar was interviewed by Fox 2 while two chess team members played live on air after Webster's seventh consecutive Pan-Am Championship. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed on KMOX radio and Fox 2 News about school districts that have moved to a four-day week.

tags: employee news, faculty, in the news, home page, president, school of education, chess, global marketing and communications, webster today

The MCISA will have an on-going food drive, a lunch, and film series to honor MLK and Black History Month.

MCISA to Honor MLK, Black History Month

January 16, 2019

Webster's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs have planned a number of events to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. Through select films, campus engagement/promotions, and social media campaigns we put a critical lens on the events and people that would impact Dr. King before the pivotal years of 1965 and 1968, his evolving stance within that timeframe, the eventual outcomes from that turbulent period and the lingering impact left on the civil rights movement and American society.

tags: webster life, webster today, multicultural center and international student affairs, mcisa, diversity and inclusion, black history month, students, faculty, employee news