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Safe Zone Brown Bag Lunch Series March 31 and April 14

March 29, 2017

Safe Zone at Webster University will be coordinating a two-part brown-bag lunch series on Friday, March 31 and Friday, April 14 from 12-1 p.m. in East Academic Building, Room 238. The two events, on allies and resources for LGBTQIA+ and on "communicating my identity," are designed for faculty, staff and students to share their perspective in an open conversation. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch and join the conversation.

tags: webster life, diversity and inclusion, students, faculty, employees, college of arts and sciences, community engagement


WSA Professional Development Day Feedback Survey, Recorded Sessions

March 29, 2017

The Webster Staff Alliance (WSA) would like to thank everyone who participated in Professional Development Day 2017. WSA’s goal was to show how each person, department, and campus location is an essential piece of the puzzle that is Webster University. In total, about 150 staff members participated in the event either in person or via WebEx. Please share your feedback and suggestions through the WSA PDD Feedback Survey, and if you missed any sessions, three are available for replay via WebEx.

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Webster SAAC and FCA Sponsor Division III Week

March 29, 2017

The Webster University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) are sponsoring events for Division III Week, April 3-7, with a week of events to engage the community in celebrating D-III sports. From watching the NCAA basketball championship while getting a massage and eating free pizza, to a pool party with free Chick-fil- A, there will several fun activities, a collection drive for an alumna-founded nonprofit, and a free raffle for Cardinal tickets.

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Fall 2017 Adobe Seminar Series

School of Communications Offers Fall 2017 Adobe Seminar Series

March 29, 2017

The School of Communications will offer a series of weekend, one-credit seminars that introduce students to several Adobe applications starting in the fall of 2017. The courses are prerequisite-free, open to anyone at Webster, and will meet from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday. The courses will be offered early in the semester so that students are able to utilize the skills in their respective courses immediately in the fall semester.

tags: school of communications, webster today, adobe creative cloud, media production, students, employees, faculty


Hunt Gallery Presents Alumnus Zane Forshee March 31

March 29, 2017

Join Zane Forshee BA'98 for the Laptop Tour, a musical performance at the Hunt Gallery on Friday, March 31, from 5-7 p.m. “The creation of Laptop Tour was inspired from an idea I frequently consider: the need for a concert hall holds much less importance today with regard to live performance than it once did," said Forshee. "With this in mind, I have decided to push myself to see what else is possible. I’ve created a series of concerts that make use of a range of venues not normally associated with musical performance."

tags: alumni, college of fine arts, webster life, webster today, hunt gallery, department of music

Carrie Figdor

Eleventh Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference March 31

March 28, 2017

The 11th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference Friday, March 31will feature six student presenters and keynote speaker Carrie Figdor, from the University of Iowa. Figdor's address, "Philosophy and Gender: Beyond the Socratic Stereotype," will explore how the gendered tradition of philosophy harms those who do not fit the Socratic stereotype, why philosophy has lagged behind many sciences and humanities disciplines in bringing in women and minorities into the field, and what is being done to change these traditional norms.

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General Paul Selva will be the 2017 Commencement Speaker

General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Named 2017 Commencement Speaker

March 28, 2017

Gen. Paul Selva, the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be Webster University’s 2017 Commencement Speaker. Selva, a four star Air Force general, is the nation’s second-highest ranking military officer. He will address more than 10,000 Webster graduates and guests at the University’s 98th annual commencement ceremonies May 13.

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Webster director Jean Paul van Marissing and Rwanda's ambassador to the Netherlands, Jean Pierre Karabaranga

Snapshot: Webster Director Discusses International Human Rights with Rwandan Ambassador

March 28, 2017

Webster University the Netherlands director Jean Paul van Marissing met with Jean Pierre Karabaranga, the Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda, at the embassy of Rwanda in The Hague. They discussed the importance of international human rights and the commemoration of genocide. Among the Webster degree programs offered in the Netherlands is the MA in International Human Rights.

tags: college of arts and sciences, faculty, global, community engagement, webster life, webster today

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Faculty, Alumni Fight for Missouri's Forgotten Women with WILLOW Project

March 28, 2017

Student-teacher relationships sometimes go beyond the classroom, and that’s what happened for Webster associate professor Anne Geraghty-Rathert and her student Amy Lorenz-Moser. After graduating from Webster and later completing law school, Moser began representing women who were incarcerated for murdering their abusers. Her commitment to fight for her clients has successfully played a role in the release of several domestic survivors from prison. Through the WILLOW Project, these attorneys aim to help prevent more victims.

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students creating sculptures outdoors

Sculpture Students' Bronze Works Showcased in Pulitzer's 'Holding Cognition' April 1

March 28, 2017

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri, will host a public reception for "Holding Cognition," Saturday, April 1, 2-5 p.m., showcasing bronze works by Webster sculpture students. Similar to the work of Medardo Rosso, who is showcased in the Pulitzer museum, students are learning to work with the lost-wax process, plaster-sand casting and pouring bronze.

tags: college of fine arts, webster life, webster today, home page, academics, department of art design and art history, sculpture, students

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Construction Update March 27 2017

March 27, 2017

The countdown is on for the completion of the Parking Garage Expansion. A ceremonial ribbon cutting for the event will be held in the garage at 11 a.m. April 20. The garage is expected to open by the end of April, provided the proper occupation permits are issued.

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Justin Bitner

Bitner Named Director of OIE

March 27, 2017

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce that Justin Bitner has been appointed director of Webster University’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE), effective immediately. Bitner has been serving as Interim director of the OIE since last July. He has been with Webster for six years and earned his B.A. in English from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and his M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University in Chicago.

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