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Webster University Signs Agreement For Institutional License with Zoom

July 15, 2020

Webster University is excited to announce to have signed an agreement for an institutional license with Zoom to become the university’s primary web conferencing solution. Recommended by a sub-committee of the CIO Council with a focus on teaching and learning, Zoom was selected for the anticipated benefits for our student, faculty and staff community.

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Webster Speaks

Webster Speaks Series: View episode 1, join July 22 for next discussion on race, equity and inclusion

July 15, 2020

More than 140 Webster students, alumni and community members logged on WebEx July 8 to see the premiere episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion. The new virtual speaker series featured guest Donald M. Suggs, publisher and president of the St. Louis American, engaging in a wide-ranging discussion with Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s Chief Diversity Officer. Regional recruiting coordinator Earl McCoy, Jr. served as the moderator, fielding audience questions. The next live episode will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, and feature two guests: The Hon. Ella Jones, the first African American and first female mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, and Michael McMillan, chairman of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis.

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Emerson Library to Reopen Aug. 17 with Safety Changes

July 13, 2020

The Library is looking forward to reopening on Monday, Aug. 17 for Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please see the Library website for scheduled hours. Upon reopen, users will be able to browse and check out library materials, request and pick up items, and use computers and study spaces. In order to facilitate social distancing, furniture and computer seating have been rearranged, allowing more space.

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Conservatory Welcomes New Stage Management Faculty Member

July 13, 2020

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University is proud to welcome Evangeline Rose Whitlock as assistant professor of stage management. Whitlock's impressive artistic trajectory and innovative teaching philosophy uniquely qualify her to lead the BFA program in Stage Management. Prior to her appointment at Webster, Whitlock lived and worked in New York City and was the visiting assistant arts professor of stage management at New York University. She has also taught and mentored student stage managers at Adelphi University, Brooklyn College, and Baylor University.

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Byron Rogers created one of the 42 Doors of Hope.

Webster Alumnus Participates in 42 Doors of Hope

July 13, 2020

The mysterious door that has appeared outside the Sverdrup building might appear to be a door to a fantastical wonderland, but it has a more serious nature - raising money to help cancer patients. Named “Release,” it’s a work by Webster University alumnus Byron Rogers, who earned a BA in Art History in 1995. It is on display as part of the 42 Doors of Hope project, one of the 42 doors around the St. Louis bi-state area, each painted by a different artist.

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Larry Hearn

Webster World Report: Students discuss racism, police brutality, pandemic on podcast

July 10, 2020

The 11th edition of the Webster World Report podcast features discussions with a diverse sect of Webster undergraduate students who share their views on racism, police brutality and our pandemic times. Students include psychology major Larry Hearn of the Association of African American Collegians; speech communications major Vincent Fedorko, founder and president of the Webster University Conservatives; and international human rights major Mimiw Seagrave of Webster University Leiden, currently in Thailand.

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Webster University Named Finalist for Hobsons Education Advances Award, Webinar Announced

July 10, 2020

Webster University was named a finalist for the 2020 Hobsons Education Advances Award earlier this spring. This designation recognizes the progress Webster University has made in support of students through the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, and other initiatives. This progress includes cultural change to put students first and use data to drive decision-making.

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Webster University

Message to the Community on International Students in the U.S.

July 10, 2020

With a new federal policy about educational visa holders in the United States, we want our students from outside the United States to know that we will continue to welcome you as Webster students because your presence strengthens our educational community, enriches the quality of our lives, and your leadership now and in the future is essential in advancing Webster’s core values, mission, and vision. Please see this message from Webster's chancellor, president, and chief diversity officer.

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Woody Cooper

In the News: Cooper on police, Rodney on school openings, Kracen on Kennard

July 09, 2020

Jameca Woody Cooper was quoted in Salon on why many police departments target ethnic minority communities. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed by KSDK about the plans to reopen K-12 schools in the St. Louis region. ... Amanda Kracen co-authored a St. Louis American editorial calling for Kennard Classic Junior Academy to be renamed.

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outcome survey

Outcomes Survey for Spring 2, 2020 Graduates

July 08, 2020

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 2, 2020 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The Outcomes Survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately four to six weeks after each term’s graduation date. The survey asks recent graduates about the impact of their Webster experiences as well as their employment status, educational plans, and updated contact information.

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Kathryn Smith Bowers

Remembering Kathryn Smith Bowers, Emerita Professor of Music

July 07, 2020

The Webster University community extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Kathryn Smith Bowers, emerita professor of Music, who passed away June 30 in Boulder, Colorado. Bowers retired from Webster University in 2010, after 24 years on the faculty. She served as director of choral activities and music education in the Department of Music. She established the MM in Sacred Music, and led the popular Summer Sings series. Before coming to Webster University, she taught at Butler University in Indianapolis.

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reverse parade

Webster University Participates in the 'Reverse Parade' for July 4

July 06, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in which social distancing is encouraged, the city of Webster Groves canceled its annual Community Days three-day festival over Independence Day holiday, including the July 4 parade. Instead, community members and local business were invited to set up displays in their front yards or decorate their houses. The University participate in the reverse parade occasion with a display of an inflatable masked Gorlok and banner honoring healthcare and essential workers.

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