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Incomplete Grades: Guidance on when to use them and why

October 17, 2018

Fall 1 is coming to an end and grades will be due soon. Inaccurately using Incomplete grades or leaving In Progress grades posted can harm a student’s academic progress, course sequencing, financial aid, persistence, and graduation. Do not submit an Incomplete as a student’s grade or leave a student’s grade as In Progress if the student has not attended class for several weeks and/or is missing most of the required work. All graduate and undergraduate Fall 1, 2018, course grades are due by Friday, Oct. 26.

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Spring 2019 Study Abroad Application Deadline Extended

October 05, 2018

The Spring 2019 study abroad application deadline has been extended to Friday, Oct. 19. This extension applies to students interested in studying abroad during the Spring Semester, Spring 1 and Spring 2. Any students who are still interested in studying abroad need to stop by the Office of Study Abroad as soon as possible to go over next steps with them.

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Student Government Association Election Results Announced

October 04, 2018

The Office of Student Engagement has released the results for the 2018-19 Student Government Association elections. Regular elections occur during the Fall Semester for At-Large Senators and the Spring semester for Academic Senators and Executive Board members. This year, 269 votes were cast in the election.

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New P-Card Fraud Trend Identified

September 18, 2018

Commerce has notified Webster University that a new Fraud trend has been identified. Currently, there has been no indication that this has impacted any Webster users; however, cardholders should be aware of the situation if it were to arise. Commerce client's emails are being hacked by a fraudster who posing as the President or CEO of the company and is instructing cardholders to purchase gift cards.

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Webster Hosts Weekend of Digital Citizenship: Summit Sept. 21-22

September 13, 2018

The Digital Citizenship Institute, in partnership with Webster University, will host its 4th Annual Digital Citizenship Summit on the Webster Groves campus of Webster University Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22. This annual gathering of digital citizenship enthusiasts and influencers from around the world will build up connections among four critical stakeholders namely, students, parents, business leaders and educators.

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Call for 2019 Messing Faculty Award Applications

September 06, 2018

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for the 2019 Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Faculty Award. Every year since 1977, the Messing Faculty Award has been presented to a full-time faculty member for international summer activity that strengthens the curriculum of the faculty member’s department or improves the teaching/learning relationship. The award will fund travel and activities in Summer 2019.

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Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship: Faculty Mobility Applications for Fall 2019

August 31, 2018

Applications for the Fall 2019 term are now open. The Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship is the university’s in-network faculty mobility program. This program allows faculty the opportunity to travel to teach for a term or semester at one of the following Webster international campuses: Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna, Accra, Cha-am/Bangkok, St. Louis (main campus and Gateway campus).

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Conservatory Celebration Performers Announced, Tickets Now Available

March 30, 2018

Featured performers and speakers have been confirmed for the Conservatory of Theatre Arts' 50th anniversary celebration weekend (April 20-22), and tickets are available for Saturday night’s event emceed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell. Among those appearing are Webster alumni Hunter Bell ([title of show]), Rocky Carroll (NCIS), Kevin Earley (Broadway’s Les Misérables, Tale of Two Cities, Death Takes a Holiday), Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul), Nathan Lee Graham (LA to Vegas, Sweet Home Alabama), Sigrid Wise (soon-to-be Juliet in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ Romeo and Juliet), and dean Peter Sargent, along with other faculty, alumni and students. Performances of the Conservatory production Brigadoon will also run that weekend as part of the celebration.

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Conservatory Reflections: Bringing the original Webster Gorlok costume to life

March 12, 2018

Even the most decorated Webster trivia champions may not know that the body of the original Gorlok mascot was covered in blue fur, not the gold fur we are accustomed to seeing today. In advance to the Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th Anniversary Celebration, Conservatory alumna Jana Park-Rogers reflected on her role in bringing the Gorlok to life in the late 1980s.

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