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The program is about learning to speak about race and racism, exploring white privilege, and practicing allying with sisters and brothers of color.

'Witnessing Whiteness' Registration Now Open Through July 12

June 12, 2019

In collaboration with the YWCA, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to host a Witnessing Whiteness group for St. Louis area faculty and staff. Since 2011, the YWCA has been sponsoring Witnessing Whiteness groups as part of its mission to eliminate racism. Witnessing Whiteness groups are white people voluntarily coming together to do work around racism in a supportive, non-threatening setting. It is about learning to speak about race and racism, exploring white privilege, and practicing allying with sisters and brothers of color.

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Privacy managers and security team members in Athens

Webster Athens Hosts 2nd Annual Privacy Summit

June 12, 2019

Webster Athens hosted the 2nd Annual Privacy Summit on May 30-31. Webster University’s Privacy Mangers and Privacy and Information Security Teams met for the second time to address University’s growing privacy and information security agenda, following the enforcement of the new EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation and in the light of the upcoming U.S. privacy laws next year.

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Community Days Parade in Webster Groves

July 4 Community Days Parade: Call for volunteers

June 12, 2019

The Office of the President invites members of the Webster University community (faculty, staff, students, alumni and their families) to participate in the City of Webster Groves’ Community Days Parade on Thursday, July 4, and represent the University in this major community event. We need both energetic walkers to hand out small items to the crowd along with six people who are able to slowly ride a decorated bike (provided) through the parade. Contact Jennifer Starkey to participate.

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Margaret Reed and John Lee at Webster Colorado Springs

Webster University Awarded 'Best of Colorado Springs'

June 12, 2019

Webster University has been selected for the 2019 Best of Colorado Springs Award in the University category by the Colorado Springs Award Program. This is the fifth consecutive year Webster has received the honor. The award recognizes local organizations that demonstrate marketing success and enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and the local community.

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Webster Rolla's Jamie Myers, Tracie Isakson and Greg Edwards

Webster Named Rolla Business of the Month

June 11, 2019

The Rolla (Missouri) Area Chamber of Commerce recently honored Webster University Rolla as their May Business of the Month. This award is presented to "a Chamber member business or organization that excels in the area of community involvement, economic growth, customer services and/or professional relationships." The Chamber also produced a video with director Greg Edwards describing academic opportunities at Webster for Rolla area residents.

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Werfelmann

Music's Werfelmann Named Finalist for The American Prize

June 11, 2019

David Werfelmann, associate professor and director of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program, has been named a finalist for The American Prize. He is recognized in the "instrumental chamber work" category for his composition Suite à l’antique. The American Prize is a series of non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals.

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Webster University

New Team for Office of Special Events

June 11, 2019

Webster University has named a new team for the Office of Special Events, President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble announced today. Caitlin Forness has been named director of special events, effective July 1, while Corinne Hilbert has been named associate director. The Office of Special Events coordinates University-wide and targeted outreach special events for the Office of the President and the Office of Advancement.

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Community engagement, volunteerism and service learning

Invitation to Join a Volunteerism or Service Learning Task Force

June 11, 2019

As previously announced, the Webster Works Worldwide day-of-service event will be put on hold so that the University can review the program and determine how we can build more service-learning, or community-based learning, projects into the curriculum. We are also investigating how we could keep the spirit of volunteerism active throughout the University. Two different task forces will investigate these options: the University Volunteerism Task Force, and the Service-Learning Task Force. Follow the instructions to indicate your interest in one of these task forces.

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Office 365 tools

Office 365 Did You Know: View email by messages or conversations

June 10, 2019

In Office 365 Outlook (the web version of Outlook Mail), your messages are displayed in Conversation view by default. A conversation includes all messages in the same thread with the same subject line. But many people prefer a layout that displays all messages individually. Here is how you can manage those preferences, whether you're using "old" or "new" Outlook.

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Commencement Program Participants

Snapshots: San Antonio-Area Commencement

June 10, 2019

As Webster campuses continue celebrating the 100th graduating class, Webster University's 43rd anniversary in the San Antonio area welcomed more than 1,000 guestscelebrating graduates from campus locations including the San Antonio Metro, Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base.

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Bruce Umbaugh

In the News: Cross, Donovan '95, Smith, Stroble, Umbaugh

June 10, 2019

President Beth Stroble was interviewed on Radio 63119 about Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts. ... Remy Cross was on KMOX discussing study that found thousands of racist posts on Facebook by active-duty police. ... Bruce Umbaugh spoke with Reviewed about data privacy issues with life and health tracking apps. ... Julie Smith was quoted in a Forbes article about social media platforms handling false and doctored political material. ... Matthew Donovan '95 has become acting secretary of the Air Force.

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starfish

Student Success Portal Summer Early Term Progress Survey Launches June 14

June 06, 2019

The Summer 2019 Early Term Progress Survey launches Friday, June 14, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, June 24, at 11 p.m. This survey is distributed to all Summer U.S. on-ground and online courses. Faculty members are expected to complete their survey(s) during the 10-day window – even if they have no feedback to submit – because students are responding to the flags and kudos raised.

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CMS Summer Registration

Community Music School New Student Registration June 8-13

June 04, 2019

The Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University offers one-on-one instruction on all instruments of the band and orchestra, piano, guitar, harp and voice at three St. Louis locations. Students of all ages and ability levels can be matched with one of the 100 master music teachers during New Student Registration for the Summer semester June 8-13. The summer semester for Individual Lessons runs from June 20 through Aug. 1.

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At the Fulbright Conference

News Around Webster: George, Hanssen, Hock, Liberati, MacCartney, Cosic

June 04, 2019

Paula Hanssen and Markus Hock represented Webster at the Fulbright Conference, "Building Bridges." ... Dani MacCartney's chapter "Monitoring the World Society: LGBT Human Rights in Russia and Sweden" was selected to commemorate Pride Month. ... Rebecca George presented to the Columbia, S.C., chapter of the National Council of Negro Women. ... Zlatko Cosic's video PIZZICATO is screen at the Citygarden, a co-presentation of Cinema St. Louis and Gateway Foundation. ... Ryan Liberati has been awarded an Alumni Award for Scholarship from Bradley University.

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