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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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Webster Community Invited to Attend Virtual Freshman Writing Award Ceremony

April 17, 2020

The Freshman Writing Award celebrates academic excellence in writing. It honors two students – a first place winner and a second place winner – each spring. These students must be freshmen during the Fall semester preceding the award and must have written their nominations for a Webster course during the applicable Fall semester. Beyond those details, there are no limitations on the types of written works that may be submitted for the award.

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Richard (Rick) Meyer

Richard Meyer Appointed CFO of Webster University

April 15, 2020

Richard (Rick) Meyer has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Webster University. The CFO position is part of the University’s senior leadership team and President’s Council. A Missouri-licensed CPA, Meyer has served in the interim CFO role at Webster since August 2018. He also chairs the University’s COVID-19 Task Force, which has guided Webster’s preparation and response to the coronavirus pandemic throughout spring 2020.

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Webster representatives accept the award at CCME

Webster Wins CCME Award for Support of Military Education

April 15, 2020

Webster University received the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) Institution Award, which was presented during the CCME's 2020 annual professional development symposium in Philadelphia. This award is given to higher education institutions in recognition of their significant contributions to the cause of military education. Several representatives from Webster, including Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, attended the March 10 luncheon to accept the award from CCME President Janice Neal.

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