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Spring Study Abroad Fair, Jan. 29

January 17, 2020

It's your world explore it! The Office of Study Abroad will be hosting its Spring Study Abroad Fair. Come learn how to study abroad at the Study Abroad Fair on Jan. 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Sunnen Lounge. The fair will feature information on Webster’s international campuses, international partner and exchange programs as well as faculty-led opportunities.

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Webinar: Gaining Speed with WorldClassRoom Jan. 23-24

January 16, 2020

In this one hour webinar offered Jan. 23 and Jan. 24, participants will learn more about how and why to use some of the tools in WCR, including Announcements, SpeedGrader and the New Gradebook to create an engaging environment for students. Information will also be provided about modifying and enhancing assignments with Turnitin, rubrics and plagiarism prevention strategies.

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Gorlok Greats Award Nominations, Now Open

January 15, 2020

The Webster Staff Alliance (WSA) encourages all faculty, staff, and students to submit nominations to help recognize the outstanding work of Webster University staff members. The Gorlok Greats Award was created by the WSA to help recognize staff members whose achievements, whether an individual act or sustained effort of exemplary service, relate to Webster University strategies and support the University’s values and mission. The nomination period runs from Jan. 15 through Mar. 1.

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Webster Uzbekistan Welcomes New Students at Spring Orientation

January 13, 2020

Webster University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, greeted its first Spring cohorts, welcoming approximately 70 undergraduate students at the final registration process on Jan. 10. Graduate orientation was held on Jan. 6 in the evening. The ten new MBA students had the opportunity to meet Webster staff and campus leadership, as well as learn more about the university's values and academics.

tags: students, academics, extended campus, home page, global, webster today, tashkent, uzbekistan, admissions

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Webster Launches New Chapter for BBB National Biological Honor Society

January 10, 2020

Webster University was evaluated and accepted for a new chapter of the Beta Beta Beta (BBB) National Biological Honor Society, also known as TriBeta. This is an honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

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Advertising students appeared on KMOV's Great Day Saint Louis after winning the Chevy competition.

In the News: Nursing, Advertising students; Smith on literacy

January 09, 2020

Two School of Communications students who won the Mid America Chevy Dealers College Marketing Program challenge were interviewed on Great Day Saint Louis. ... A MS in Nursing student's letter on workplace violence was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Webster's nursing program was named one of the best in the plains by Nursing Schools Almanac. ... Julie Smith's work with Rep. Jim Murphy to incorporate media literacy into public curriculum was covered by St. Louis Public Radio.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, in the news, school of communications, global marketing and communications, webster today

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Student Literacy Corps Spotlight: Tutor role 'life-changing' for student veteran

January 09, 2020

Webster's Student Literacy Corps program trains and places tutors in St. Louis-area schools. Marine veteran and Webster University student Michael Guthrie serves as a tutor and mentor with Student Literacy Corps, spending a majority of his time in the classroom at Nahed Chapman New American Academy at Roosevelt High School. He describes his experience working with the refugee and immigrant teenage students there as truly life-changing.

tags: academics, faculty, school of education, webster life, webster today, military, community engagement, student literacy corps, diversity and inclusion

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Academic Resource Center Sees Increased Use of Key Services

January 07, 2020

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers a variety of services that are an excellent resource for students and faculty alike. Between the Fall 2018 and 2019 semesters, data has shown an increase in the usage of a variety of services. To ensure faculty members continue to get the most out of the center, there are resources available to help deepen their knowledge and even bring ARC staff to the classroom and share with students.

tags: academics, employee news, student success portal, starfish, students, academic resource center, advising, faculty, webster today,

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Spring 2020 Success Portal Reminders, Updates and New Tools Available

January 06, 2020

Two new student success tools are launching in the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, in Spring 2020: the Academic Success plan and the English Proficiency Concern flag. In addition to these new resources, faculty and staff can read through to learn more about existing features, exciting updates to them and when to expect the Attendance Verification, Early Term and Midterm surveys to begin and end.

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Fiordimondo Selected to Represent Webster Students On Keep Me In College Coalition

January 06, 2020

Mia Fiordimondo has been selected to represent Webster students on the statewide Keep Me In College student coalition. The Keep Me In College (KMIC) coalition is a Missouri nonprofit organization working to keep members of the Missouri legislature informed of the importance and the real-life impact of student aid programs including Bright Flight, Access Missouri and Pell grants. Each year, students are selected from Missouri’s independent, nonprofit colleges to help amplify the voices of their peers before members of the Missouri legislature.

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The Reflective Teaching Community Announces New Remote Sessions for Faculty Worldwide

December 19, 2019

Based on growing demand, the Reflective Teaching Community announces that it will hold remote sessions of the learning community via WebEx beginning in January. These sessions continue the learning community’s year-long exploration of the theme of experiential and place-based learning, opening up these conversations to faculty across our network. In order to accommodate as many locations as possible, these sessions will be held at 8:30 or 9 a.m. central time.

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Fall 2 Grades Due Dec. 31: Guidance on incomplete grades

December 18, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all graduate and undergraduate Fall 2 course grades are due by Dec. 31, now is the time to look over the resources Webster has available to help faculty determine when or if an Incomplete grade is appropriate.

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