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Coronavirus

COVID-19 Updates: Grading Options, Reporting Positive Tests, Essential Work

March 27, 2020

The pandemic has required many adjustments for our students, staff and faculty members, so we thank all of you for your flexibility as we rally around Webster’s mission in support of students. Going forward, the COVID-19 Task Force will continue to monitor and evaluate issues that directly affect our community, and we will update you accordingly, including the following on grading options during spring 2020, how to report positive COVID-19 tests, and essential work at the main campus.

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IT Wants to Hear Your Feedback On Help Sessions

March 26, 2020

The Information Technology team thanks everyone who attended one of their Information Technology Working Remotely Help Sessions that happened this past week. Now they want to hear back from those who attended the session via a brief survey. Your responses will help IT improve support and plan for additional sessions that may be of interest in the future.

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Support The Webster Film Series: online screening March 27

March 26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place direction, the Webster Film Series has canceled all upcoming screenings. Now they need the members of the Webster community's help. On Friday, March 27, a link will be made available where the film "Vitalina Varela" can be rented directly from its distributor's website. To continue to support the Webster Film Series through these difficult times, if patrons use our specific link, the Webster Film Series will receive $5 of the $12 rental fee.

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News Around Webster: Link, Pollak, Rosenblum, Stiles

March 25, 2020

Warren Rosenblum was awarded a Fulbright grant to Belgium for research and teaching on his project, "Between Sympathy and Persecution: The ‘Feeble-Minded’ in Modern Europe." ... Johannes Pollak’s book on the future of Europe was among the Council Library's most popular reads in 2019. ... John Link will present on “best practices for career engagement through digital tools." ... Debbie Stiles was invited by the International Council of Psychologists to serve on the Advisory Council for the Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights.

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Biological Sciences Department Donates PPE to Mercy Hospitals to Aid Healthcare Workers

March 25, 2020

In support of the urgent nationwide need for personal protective equipment for those working on the front lines of the coronavirus testing and treatment, Webster University's Biological Sciences Department has donated their unopened stock supply of N-95 masks, goggles, gloves and disposable lab coats to Mercy Hospitals in St. Louis.

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Career

Career Planning and Development Center Ready to Assist Virtually

March 23, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 requiring so many courses and services to move to remote operations, many students may be concerned they won't get the resources or guidance they once did while on campus. The Career Planning and Development Center has taken steps to make sure that students are still receiving these resources and guidance virtually, offering a virtual format for over 75 percent of career development and employer programs and events.

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Spring 2 Early Term Progress Surveys Launch March 27

March 23, 2020

The Spring 2 Early Term Progress Surveys launch on Friday, March 27 and will be open for ten days, closing Monday, April 6 at 11 p.m. Central Time. The survey is distributed to all graduate and undergraduate Spring 2 courses throughout the United States and Leiden campuses. Survey completion is especially helpful as the student success team navigates the issues brought about by COVID-19.

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Soheil Mansouri

News Around Webster: Mansouri, Pesakovic, Wiggins

March 22, 2020

Soheil Mansouri was selected as a Specialized Professional Association program reviewer for TESOL and the Council for Accreditation of the Educator Preparation. ... Gordana Pesakovic's chapter on National and Regional Branding of Central Asia appears in the new text, "Economic, Educational, and Touristic Development in Asia." ... Bradley Wiggins’ book, "The Discursive Power of Memes in Digital Culture: Ideology, Semiotics, and Intertextuality," was reviewed by the prestigious European Journal of Communication.

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The Walker School Welcomes Scheuler as Director of Operations

March 20, 2020

The George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology welcomes Allison Scheuler, director of operations, as the newest member of the dean’s office. Scheuler will work collaboratively with the dean’s office, Walker School faculty and staff, and the university to support and manage the school’s operational goals as well as support a number of school and university initiatives.

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Josh Johnson Earns Multiple Regional Honors in Basketball

March 20, 2020

Webster University senor Josh Johnson raked in two regional honors for his performance on the basketball court this season, earning places on the National Association of Basketball Coaches Second-Team All-District Team for the Central Region and Second-Team All-Central Region honors by D3Hoops.com. Johnson becomes the first Gorlok men's basketball player to earn a spot on the D3Hoops.com All-Central Region Team since the organization began its postseason awards program in 2002.

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Webster University Announces Virtual Commencement for 2020

March 20, 2020

Webster University has announced plans to alter its commencement for the 2020 year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University-wide ceremony will now be held as a virtual commencement for the Class of 2020, while individual school and college events will be held during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend Sept 25-26, assuming gatherings of that size will be deemed safe for everyone.

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Jaysea Morgan Named WBCA Division III Honorable Mention All-American

March 20, 2020

Webster University senior Jaysea Morgan picked up the most prestigious honor of her four-year playing career on March 19 as an NCAA Division III Honorable Mention All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Morgan earned her Honorable Mention All-American honors from the WBCA after a senior year campaign that had her named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, along with earning First-Team All-SLIAC honors, she was also a two-time SLIAC Player of the Week and was named to the SLIAC All-Tournament Team.

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Update: ARC Supports and Services Remain Available

March 19, 2020

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is available to support faculty and students as we move all St. Louis and US Metro classes – as well as classes at many of our non-US campuses – online. Due to the need to continue to cut down on person-to-person interactions, the physical Academic Resource Center (ARC) is closing until it is safe to return to normal operations. While the physical ARC is closed, the core academic support resources and services – academic counseling, ADA services, assistive technology assistance, tutoring, and writing – remain available to faculty and students.

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