News Articles

Cyber Explorers Workshop Saturday, Oct. 21

Webster to Host Cyber Explorers Camp Oct. 21

October 17, 2017

Webster University's Corporate Relations presents a Cyber Explorers Camp in partnership with MasterCard and the Walker School of Business and Technology at our Webster Groves campus Saturday, Oct. 21. Webster Cybersecurity program lead Paul Frazier will lead this dynamic event. There will be 24 students from various St. Louis-area school districts attending this event. Guests will participate in a series of interactive training sessions focused on stimulating interest in cybersecurity and computer science.

tags: academics, school of business and technology, webster life, webster today, cybersecurity, partnerships

Webster colleagues gathered in St. Louis from around the network to discuss, learn, and promote high standards in academic advising.

Webster Advising Day and NACADA in St. Louis

October 17, 2017

Advising Day was held at the Gateway campus on Wednesday, Oct. 11 where over 30 Webster colleagues gathered from across the network to discuss, learn, and promote high standards in academic advising. Following Webster Advising Day, they continued their professional development journey by attending the Global Community for Academic Advising Annual Conference (NACADA) held through Saturday, Oct. 14.

tags: academics, advising, webster life, webster today

Writer, performer and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney was the keynote speaker.

Snapshots: Human Rights Conference addresses environmental justice

October 16, 2017

Webster's 10th Annual Human Rights Conference concluded Oct. 12 after two days of intersectional analysis of environmental racism, sexism, classism, and colonialism. Growing awareness of climate change has led to increasing recognition that human rights and environmental sustainability are inextricably linked, with human rights advocates contending that climate change threatens fundamental rights with particular impact on indigenous people and the global poor.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, global, home page, human rights, institute for human rights and humanitarian studies, webster life, webster today

starfish

Student Success Portal Training Announced

October 13, 2017

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, launches Oct. 16. Users will be able to access and explore the highly intuitive and easy-to-use system at their leisure, and trainings have been scheduled to more formally acclimate users to the current functionality. Introductory trainings have been scheduled beginning on Oct. 18, and running through the first full week of November. Click through for details on the first two weeks of training sessions.

tags: academics, faculty, webster today, starfish, academic resource center, strategic plan, students, advising

One of ten collegiate choirs selected to perform at biennial conference

Chamber Singers Selected to Perform at National Event

October 09, 2017

The Webster University Chamber Singers ensemble is one of 10 collegiate choirs selected to perform at the biennial conference of the National Collegiate Choral Association (NCCO). The performance in Baton Rouge is Friday, Nov. 3. St. Louis audiences will have a chance to see them perform in a free preview concert, open to all, on Monday, Oct. 30, at Second Presbyterian Church in the Central West End.

tags: academics, students, faculty, college of fine arts, department of music, home page, webster life, webster today

The new Student Success Portal launches on Oct. 16

The New Student Success Portal is Almost Here

October 09, 2017

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, has its initial launch on Oct. 16! In this first phase, the focus will be on training our faculty, staff, and students on the benefits of this new shared technology. The rollout will include information about setting up profiles, understanding and submitting early alerts (Flags), providing positive feedback to students (Kudos), and connecting students to resources through their personalized success teams. In addition, training will focus on online appointment scheduling and shared advising notes.

tags: academics, faculty, webster life, webster today, advising, strategic plan, students

ORSP will host their next workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 11

ORSP Fall Speaker Series on Faculty Productivity

October 05, 2017

Last Friday brought an impressive group of faculty writers and researchers together for a day of workshops focused on building productivity. In sessions on Planning for a Productive Year and Juggling Multiple Projects, speaker Katie Linder, from Oregon State University, elicited lively conversation around the tools attendees use to stay organized and offered insights into planning regimens that optimize for daily energy levels and maximum accountability. For those who are intent on making meaningful progress in your research this year, please join ORSP and Emerson Library staff for a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

tags: academics, faculty, webster life, webster today, office of research and sponsored programs, research, strategic plan

The dance concert showcases original choreography

BFA Dance Concert 'Layers' Showcases Original Choreography

October 05, 2017

Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents Layers. The dance concert showcases the original choreography of senior Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Dance candidates Gabriella Farrell, Nicole Kennett, and Isabelle Lande. Hannah Price is a self-interdisciplinary major who is also creating work in the concert. Layers runs Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12-13, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. The performance is located in Stage III, the lower level of Webster Hall. The concert is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted and appreciated.

tags: academics, students, college of fine arts, department of dance, webster life, webster today

Lisa Brunette's new game

Around Webster: Brunette, Burkard, Antonakakis, Clewell-Portnoy-DeMarinis performance

October 04, 2017

Shawn Burkard's work is on display in the "Stray Rays in Grease" exhibition in Granite City. ... Lisa Brunette's new game, "Sender Unknown: The Woods," was featured in the App Store's "New Games We Love" listing. ... Nikos Antonakakis published an article on bond yield spreads in the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. ... David Clewell's poetry will be accompanied by Kim Portnoy and Paul DeMarinis jazz in "No Hard Feelings" on Oct. 7.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, college of fine arts, faculty, department of music, department of art design and art history, vienna, game design, english, school of business and technology, school of communications, webster today

Fall RAD conference to take place Dec. 15

Call for Submissions: Research Across Disciplines (RAD) Conference Fall 2017

October 04, 2017

The submission period is now open for Webster’s Fall 2017 Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference, to be held Friday, Dec. 15 in Browning Hall and the East Academic Building on the Webster Groves main campus, with opportunities for extended campus and online students to participate remotely. Submissions are being accepted now through Nov. 3.

tags: academics, students, faculty, research, college of arts and science, school of communications, college of fine arts, school of business and technology, school of education, webster life, webster today