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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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President Beth Stroble

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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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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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

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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GLA 2017 fellows in Thailand.

GLA Concludes Week in Thailand with Team Presentations

June 16, 2017

The Global Leadership Academy 2017 cohort concluded its summer week in Thailand with group presentations on different topics in higher education and Webster's network, followed by a campus thank you lunch and farewell dinner. They now head back to their respective campuses before a final week together in the fall in St. Louis. The application period for 2018 GLA opens July 28.

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Surveys went out to students and faculty.

ARC Customer Service Survey Feedback Invaluable

June 15, 2017

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) thanks everyone who completed the recent ARC customer satisfaction survey. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us improve our services and communications. These will be repeated every two years during the same timeframe to continue a regular cycle of program assessment and process improvement. To learn more about key feedback, see the summary and infographic.

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Students reflected on how to improve each campus community through engaged student leadership.

'Working Together': Webster LEADS Students Retreat in Tuscany

June 14, 2017

What could be better than learning about leadership under the Tuscan sun? Twenty-one students from Webster's Vienna and Geneva campuses experienced exactly this during their annual leadership retreat. Through the Webster LEADS program, the students had the opportunity to journey to Italy for a weekend of workshops and activities at a small Tuscan town of Pistoia near Florence, Italy. The LEADS Retreat program included different activities aimed at preparing the students to assume leadership positions at their universities, especially as leaders in upcoming new student orientations.

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Find dedicated quite time and supportive colleagues during Writing Retreat hours at the library.

Summer Faculty Writing Retreat July 13-14

June 13, 2017

Registration is now open for the Summer 2017 Faculty Writing Retreat, July 13-14, in the Faculty Development Center. Writing Retreats provide dedicated quiet time for faculty to pursue their scholarly and teaching agendas free from distraction, and to experience the support and camaraderie of working side-by-side with colleagues. All faculty, full-time and part-time, are invited to participate.

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Starfish

Starfish Advising and Retention Gathers Information at Workshop

June 12, 2017

Advising and retention group Starfish returned to campus for a three day workshop to learn more about Webster University and our readiness, as an institution, to accept this new system and use it as a tool to help us achieve our student success goals as outlined in the strategic plan. The workshop consisted of focus groups, a leadership assessment and a workshop for colleagues to begin the work of building our system.

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Faculty at the Webster Charleston ceremonies

Snapshots: Charleston Commencement 2017

June 08, 2017

Provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer Julian Schuster was the commencement speaker for ceremonies at Webster University's Charleston, South Carolina, campus location. The graduates included a married couple retired from the military, an active duty captain who traveled to the ceremony from Fort Meade, and many grads who pursued their degrees to aid transition to new careers.

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