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Webster University Values its International Students [Video]

July 20, 2020

For more than 100 years, international students have been woven into the fabric of Webster University. Listen as the Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President Julian Z. Schuster and Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen discuss how international students are vital to strengthening our diversity, inclusivity and enrich the quality of our lives and the our education.

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Webster University

Message to the Community on International Students in the U.S.

July 10, 2020

With a new federal policy about educational visa holders in the United States, we want our students from outside the United States to know that we will continue to welcome you as Webster students because your presence strengthens our educational community, enriches the quality of our lives, and your leadership now and in the future is essential in advancing Webster’s core values, mission, and vision. Please see this message from Webster's chancellor, president, and chief diversity officer.

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The Gorlok

Webster Surpasses Gorloks Now! Crowdfunding Goal

July 01, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of over 160 community members and friends across 24 U.S. states and five countries, Webster University surpassed its goal of raising $30,000 for the Gorloks Now! Fund. Launched in May to support members of the Webster community affected by the pandemic, Gorloks Now! is part of Webster’s inaugural crowdfunding efforts, a way to quickly rally community support for a specific need.

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Webster University will commemorate Juneteenth and celebrate Black history and culture on June 19, 2020.

Commemorating Black Culture and History on Juneteenth

June 16, 2020

Webster University will recognize Juneteenth as a paid holiday for our U.S. employees on Friday, June 19, 2020. In light of the national conversation regarding racism in our country, we ask that members of our community take this day as an important opportunity to commemorate and celebrate Black history and culture, and take the time to educate ourselves on the issues faced by Black communities and the role that we each play in ending racism.

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Webster Univeristy

Message from the Chancellor, the President, and the Chief Diversity Officer

June 06, 2020

We are writing again this weekend at a pivotal moment for our community and the nation, with a message of hope and change, along with a report of progress, as promised. As our letter to the community last week outlined, the killings of George Floyd and so many other Black Americans, such as Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Manuel Ellis, along with those of the recent past, such as Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, are unacceptable and tragic losses.

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Founded in 1915, Webster has always led conversation and action to meet the challenges facing society.

Message from the Chancellor, the President and the Chief Diversity Officer

May 30, 2020

Webster University has always led conversation and action to meet the challenges facing society. Our mission of meeting unmet needs holds our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion at its foundation. We are living through a moment that reflects society at a crossroads; we must approach this as a time of learning and reflection. But we must also embrace the challenge of this time and construct a map that shows the pathways for communities to set aside divisiveness.

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Webster World Report Podcast 8: Voices from Thailand, Tashkent, South Carolina

May 29, 2020

The eighth edition of the Webster World Report, the discussion linking Webster University’s global operations, features in-depth interviews with Robin Ramcharan from Webster’s Bangkok, Thailand location; part two of a conversation with Maggie Dankert, deputy director in Tashkent; and an interview with Sherriel Byrd, the director of Webster’s Columbia, South Carolina location. The news segment of the program features excerpts of speeches by Chancellor Beth Stroble and President Julian Schuster, and adjunct faculty member Betsy Brandt.

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Virtual recognition

Snapshots: Community, camaraderie at global recognition breakfast

May 18, 2020

Unit leaders at Webster University campuses hosted virtual team breakfast meetings on May 15 to celebrate the accomplishments, service anniversaries and retirements of faculty and staff. Meetings began with a video recording of welcome and appreciation from Chancellor Beth Stroble and President Julian Schuster. A Year-In-Review photo slideshow was also shown, reflecting on the main campus events of 2019-2020.

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Give STL Day is an annual day for supporting St. Louis-area nonprofits.

Webster Increases Giving, Participation on Give STL Day

May 14, 2020

In a challenging year when donations were projected to be down as much as 30%, Webster University Give STL Day donations surpassed last year’s gifts by 14%. A total of $6,484 was donated by 76 donors, a 46% increase in donors over last year for this annual giving day for St. Louis-area nonprofits. Chancellor Beth Stroble and her spouse, Paul, were so moved by the generosity of the Webster community, they made a dollar-for-dollar match to raise this year's total donations to nearly $13,000.

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On Give STL Day, you can support students like Dakota Harmon, Class of 2021, an emergency room nurse.

Support Webster Student Funds on Give STL Day

May 07, 2020

Give STL Day, the annual day to mobilize support for St. Louis area nonprofits, is Thursday, May 7. For this year's Give STL Day, Webster is focusing on supporting the emergency funds created to help students, staff and other urgent needs. No gift is too small. Check Webster's Facebook for posts throughout the day with stories of our students who need support to get through these challenging times.

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Betsy Schmutz

Remembering Betsy Schmutz, Retired AVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

May 05, 2020

Webster University mourns the May 1 passing of Betsy Schmutz. Schmutz was associate vice president and chief human resources officer when she retired in December 2017 after 16 years with Webster. She was also a Webster alumna, having earned her MA in Management here with distinction. A private family service is planned with a celebration of life to be held at a later date.

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Stacey Hutchens

Stacey Hutchens Appointed Special Assistant to Chancellor

April 24, 2020

Webster University has appointed Stacey Hutchens as the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Advancement Strategy, effective May 1. Hutchens will assist Webster’s chancellor in developing and guiding a comprehensive and results-oriented advancement plan. The plan will include traditional and innovative strategies that support Webster’s strategic goals and engagement to achieve major gifts and communicate with effectiveness and impact locally, nationally and internationally.

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In the News: Stroble on commencement, Stewart in Wash. Post, Falconer on remote treatment

April 21, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble was interviewed on Pulse about Webster's virtual commencement plans. ... School of Communications adjunct faculty member Christina Stewart, aka "Steenz," was profiled in the Washington Post as one of the few black female cartoonists to have a regular comic strip in a mainstream newspaper. ... Jameca Falconer was quoted in American Psychological Association news about the challenges for psychologists treating patients remotely during the pandemic.

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