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WebsterVOTES

WebsterVOTES and Faculty Post-Election Panel Discussion Nov. 19

November 18, 2020

WebsterVOTES and the History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies Department will hold an online panel discussion on the post-election on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. Panelists will discuss what has happened regarding voting, the election results and what is still to come before the Jan. 20 inauguration.

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Webster Speaks

[Video] Webster Speaks on The Journey to Becoming an Antiracist

November 17, 2020

White allyship is vital to fighting racism against Black people. It is not a matter of embracing those who look different; being an antiracist involves hard, daily, deliberate work. Four white social justice activists from the St. Louis area addressed this issue in the tenth edition of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION on Nov. 11. This marks the first time the Zoom Livestream show, which debuted July 8, featured white panelists.

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career week

School of Communications Careers Week Success with 300 Attendees

November 17, 2020

The School of Communications Careers Week was a success with attendance exceeding 300 students, faculty and staff. The theme was "Changing the Way We Work…Navigating Your Career in Communications…Virtually!" This year's Careers Week addressed the current issue of the world of work going virtual. The events aimed at educating and assisting students on how to navigate and launch their careers in the current virtual environment.

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 Teaching Festival

2021 Teaching Festival 'Reflections on Teaching in a Pandemic' Feb. 8-12

November 17, 2020

The campus community is invited to participate in the 2021 Webster University Teaching Festival held on Feb. 10-14, with the theme 'Reflections on Teaching in a Pandemic'. The 2021 Teaching Festival will occur almost one year after faculty and students experienced extreme disruptions created by the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Internship Expo

Virtual Internship Expo Connects 70 Communications Students with Recruiters

November 16, 2020

On Nov. 12, the School of Communications welcomed nearly 70 students to the first Virtual Internship Expo, part of its Communications Careers Week. Students met virtually with recruiters using Handshake, participating in over 100 one-on-one interviews and almost 20 group information sessions while learning about internship opportunities for Spring, Summer and Fall 2021.

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Sherman, Oliver

Sherman, Oliver Graduates of The Columbia Chamber's Leadership Program

November 13, 2020

Rhonda Sherman, assistant director, and Brittney Oliver, recruitment coordinator from Webster University, Columbia, South Carolina, have recently graduated from the Columbia Chamber’s Leadership Program, Columbia Class of 2020. Leadership Columbia is a 10-month Columbia Chamber program, presented by BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina, for emerging and existing leaders in the Midlands, which provides an opportunity to enhance their civic knowledge and network.

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Webster University

Task Force Message on St. Louis Classes After Thanksgiving

November 13, 2020

Because of new developments from the pandemic in the communities that surround the main campus, Webster University will move the majority of on-ground classes in the St. Louis area to remote instruction beginning Monday, Nov. 30, the first day following the Thanksgiving break. Classes that require in-person instruction or require use of specific facilities will continue meeting on campus as originally scheduled. This initiative is intended to minimize the risk of transmission from the community to the campus, while preserving access to essential campus services and activities. We remind our community of the importance of following COVID-19 safety protocols.

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International Education Week

Webster to Celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

November 13, 2020

International Education Week (IEW) is an annual nation-wide celebration of international education and exchange that begins Monday, Nov. 16, and runs through Friday, Nov. 20. It is an opportunity to “celebrate the benefits of education and exchange worldwide,” as defined by the US Department of State. Colleges and universities across the country and embassies, international organizations, and businesses- host globally themed events and activities throughout the week.

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The Living

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts Presents 'The Living' Nov. 20-22

November 12, 2020

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents "The Living" by Anthony Clarvoe. Conservatory alumna Jennifer Wintzer directs this story about the bubonic plague. This metaphor for the AIDS crisis begins with a note from the playwright, a note that starkly reminds us of the play's relevance today. "The Living" is available for streaming during Nov. 20-22. Click through for details and ticket reservations.

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Connecting Webster

Redesign of Connections Internal Portal in Spring 2021

November 11, 2020

The Informational Technology Team is happy to announce that Webster University will transition to a new portal in the Spring of 2021. This will be a redesign of our existing portal, Connections. The new portal aims to facilitate communication, collaboration, and information sharing, and will host much of the inward-facing information that currently lives on the external webster.edu site.

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Professional Association Membership Program

Twelve Students Awarded Professional Association Memberships

November 10, 2020

The Career Planning and Development Center awarded twelve students membership fees to a professional association of their choice through the Fall 2020 Professional Association Membership Program (ProAMP). Since ProAMP’s inception in January 2016, the Career Planning and Development Center has supported 95 students in engaging in professional communities related to students’ career and academic goals.

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News Around Webster

News Around Webster: Rodney, Westmoreland at AECT, Cosic November Screenings, Kwon in Korea Journal

November 05, 2020

Basiyr Rodney and Kelli Westmoreland presented research on the barriers that teachers face when attempting to utilize Multimodal Internet Resources...Zlatko Ćosić will have three films screening at festivals this month, the St. Louis International Film Festival, and festivals in Portugal and Australia...Jong Bum Kwon recently published his research article “Forging Workers of Iron: The Politics of Memory and the Performance of Revolutionary Promise” in the international, peer-reviewed Korea Journal.

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15 to Finish

15 to Finish Undergraduate Campaign Helps Students Stay on Track to Graduate

November 05, 2020

Webster University has launched 15 to Finish, a new campaign to help undergraduate students prioritize a four-year graduation timeline. To complete a 120-credit hour degree in four years (or eight semesters) students need to earn 30 hours per year. Complete College America, an organization which serves as a “bold national advocate for dramatically increasing college completion rates and closing institutional performance gaps,” has provided the framework for states and institutions to adopt this campaign.

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