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Students displayed their work to local designers, art directors, prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members

Fifth Annual Graphic Design Showcase

December 12, 2017

Local designers, art directors, prospective students, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered to commemorate the Fifth Annual Graphic Design Showcase, held Dec. 1, in the East Academic Building's Edward Jones Commons. This event is co-hosted by the Department of Art, Art History and Design and the Career Planning and Development Center. Thirteen Graphic Design students presented their digital and print portfolios, while one walked away with a $1000 award presented by the event’s agency sponsors, Momentum Worldwide.

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Spanish students visit Red Latina

Spanish Language Students Visit Red Latina

December 12, 2017

On Thursday, Dec. 7, students in SPAN 1100 (second semester Spanish), had an opportunity to put their language skills to good use when they met with the president of the bilingual newspaper Red Latina, located on Washington Ave. Students shared their future plans for networking, advertising and interest in working with Hispanic communities in the St Louis area.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, webster life, webster today, students, international languages and cultures, spanish

Students in the Introduction to Women and Gender Studies course at the Feminism Awareness Project on Dec. 7

Snapshots: Feminism Awareness Project Demonstration

December 12, 2017

Students in the Introduction to Women and Gender Studies course took part in the annual Feminism Awareness Project on Dec. 7, learning a valuable lesson on feminist activism. This semester, in particular, has been especially interesting for this class because some of the key topics, like sexual harassment in the workplace and sexual assault, have been all over the news.

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Go the Whole 9 is an awareness campaign funded through the Department of Mental Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the United Way.

Production House Gives Students Experience with Real-World Clients

December 08, 2017

Part of the Career Launch Initiative in the School of Communications, the Production House course puts video production students in position to assist real-world clients with real deadlines and client-specific expectations that prepare them to work as freelancers or employees in the fields of film and video production. The latest client, the nonprofit St. Louis Arc, was thrilled with the students' work developing a PSA.

tags: academics, faculty, school of communications, students, home page, partnerships, webster life, webster today

Webster’s TESL Program Hosts First Grant Saturday Seminar

Webster?s TESL Program Hosts First Grant Saturday Seminar

December 07, 2017

Classes for the first two cohorts in Webster’s five-year $2.7 million National Professional Development grant, “Increasing Teacher Capacity through Communities of Practice to Serve English Learners,” are already underway. The School of Education’s Teaching English as a Second Language program has recruited two initial cohorts of high school teachers from Parkway School District, Ritenour School District, and St. Louis Public Schools, who are meeting weekly for classes.

tags: academics, school of education, webster today, tesl, community engagement

ARC, Testing Center, Tutoring center and Writing Center

ARC Announces End of Semester, Winter Break Hours

December 07, 2017

The end of the Fall 2017 semester is near, and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) encourages Webster employees and students to use all services fully during this time and between the Fall and Spring semesters as well. Hours will be adjusted during student breaks; the ARC will be closed during the all-campus winter break—from 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, until 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2.

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Brenda Fyfe, dean of the School of Education, has announced her retirement at the end of 2017.

Brenda Fyfe Leaves Behind a Strong Legacy of Community Partnerships and Academic Leadership

December 06, 2017

Webster University School of Education Dean Brenda Fyfe has been a major influencer on education in St. Louis. During her 35 years at Webster – the past 15 as dean - she helped attract millions of dollars in grants for community-based educational partnerships that have started programs both at the University and numerous local school districts.

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Friday, Dec. 8 is the sign-up deadline.

Call for Volunteers: Transparent Teaching Project

December 06, 2017

Amanda Rosen, associate professor in the Department of History, Politics, and International Relations, is seeking volunteers from the worldwide Webster community to participate in her project on Transparent Teaching. The project focuses on clear communication between professors and students about the purpose, tasks and criteria for success on course assignments.

tags: academics, extended campus, faculty, global, webster life, webster today, faculty development center, provost

World Quest 2017

Webster Hosts World Quest Academic Competition

December 05, 2017

The 16th annual Academic World Quest competition was held on Nov. 30 at Webster University in the Luhr Building, welcoming 200 people to the event. Questions were developed and presented by the World Affairs Council, with topics intended to challenge student’s knowledge and understanding of world-wide current events as well as political and economic information from around the globe. The competition included 28 local high schools from the St. Louis area.

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Outcomes survey to be sent to graduates on Monday, Dec. 4

Encourage Participation in Webster's Outcomes Survey for Fall 1 Graduates

December 04, 2017

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Fall 1 2017 graduates to complete Webster's Outcomes Survey. Graduates from Fall 1 will receive an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, Dec. 4.

tags: academics, alumni, office of institutional effectiveness, career planning and development center, outcomes survey, webster life, webster today

Webster performs 'Lysistrata' Dec. 6-10, 13-17

Conservatory Performs Ancient Greek Comedy 'Lysistrata'

December 04, 2017

How do you end a war that seems never ending? The great Greek comedian, Aristophanes, takes on this question with "Lysistrata," a story centered on the lives of the soldiers' wives toward the end of the Peloponnesian War. Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts will be performing the show beginning Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Stage III, located in Webster Hall.

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(right) One of the top award recipients

Vienna Students, Alumni Present Research at Graduate Research Summit

December 04, 2017

Webster Vienna held its Inaugural Graduate Research Summit (GRS) on Nov. 28. The evening began with a specialized thesis workshop, followed by oral presentations given by four students and alumni and a keynote address on the importance of student research. The research presented was selected by the scientific committee, with awards for the top presentations.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, alumni, students, vienna, global, school of communications, research