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Election

Webster World Report on Election Aftermath, 'Anti-Racist' Discussion Excerpts

November 20, 2020

The 16th edition of the Webster World Report, the discussion linking Webster University’s global operations during this year of crises, features in-depth discussions with Professors Bill Hall and Gwyneth Williams, two of the University’s experts on political science, and a student about how they see the presidential election in the United States and what they think of the aftermath. The news segment of the program includes excerpts from the recent Webster Speaks program entitled “My Journey Toward Becoming an Anti-Racist.”

tags: college of arts and sciences, advancement, faculty, global, webster life, webster today, political science, webster speaks, podcast

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.

tags: academics, faculty, webster life, webster today, college of arts and sciences, history politics international relations and religious studies, webster votes,

History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies Department

'Healing from Hate': A discussion with filmmaker Peter Hutchison and activist Sammy Rangel

November 17, 2020

The History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies Department will hold an online discussion on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. with director Peter Hutchison and activist Sammy Rangel on the award-winning documentary 'Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation.'

tags: college of arts and sciences, webster life, webster today, students, film, faculty, community engagement, history politics international relations and religious studies

Wauneen Rucker was profiled in the St. Louis American after being crowned Mrs. Missouri America 2020.

Alumni in the News: Mrs. Missouri, White House fellow, Laguna police chief, Hometown Hero

November 10, 2020

Several Webster University alumni were in the news for notable career achievements: Lindsey Gerheim was named a White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of Commerce. ... Wauneen Rucker was crowned Mrs. Missouri America 2020. ... Kalen McAllister was named a “Hometown Hero” by Schnuck’s for her work helping former prisoners find employment. ... Double alumnus Robert Thompson was named chief of the Laguna Beach Police Department.

tags: alumni, college of arts and sciences, home page, in the news, military, school of business and technology, biological sciences, management, political science, history, webster today

Julie Smith

Webster World Report on Classroom Engagement and Online Learning

November 06, 2020

The 15th edition of the Webster World Report features Julie Smith discussing her new book, "Wake Them Up: Supercharge Your Classroom Engagement," and the second part of an in-depth discussion with Michelle Loyet, the director of the Online Learning Center on the philosophical approaches to creating and teaching online courses. The news segment of the program includes excerpts from a panel on U.S. politics that featured Gwyneth Williams; coverage of the School of Communications’ conference on health communications; highlights from the “Webster Speaks” video series from October; and more.

tags: school of communications, college of arts and sciences, faculty, global, webster life, webster today, political science, online learning center, podcast

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.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, webster life, webster today, video production, school of communications, college of arts and sciences, anthropology, research, news around webster, school of education

Michael R. Hulsizer

Hulsizer Appointed Interim Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

November 04, 2020

Michael R. Hulsizer has been named the interim dean for the Webster University College of Arts and Sciences, effective January 2021. A professor and chair of the Department of Psychology, Hulsizer will succeed Anton (Tony) Wallner, who has announced he will retire at the end of the fall 2020 semester. "As a longtime member of the College of Arts and Sciences faculty, Mike knows the College and Webster well and has the respect of his colleagues," said President Julian Z. Schuster. "We are happy that he will step up to lead the College during this important time."

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Linda M. Woolf

Linda Woolf's Webster Story Takes Alumna to Height of Her Field

November 03, 2020

Webster alumna, psychology professor and donor Linda M. Woolf (BA ’79) has achieved one of the highest lifetime honors in her field, earning the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology by the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Foundation. "I wouldn't be who I am today without my early years at Webster University," she recalled. "Webster was so much smaller decades ago! Nonetheless, the features that make the university special today were part of the college during that time."

tags: academics, alumni, employee news, faculty, global, webster life, college of arts and sciences, psychology, alumni newsletter, webster today

William Hall

In the News: Election coverage featuring Hall, Smith, Webster outreach

November 02, 2020

It's an election edition of Webster in the News: Professor of political science Bill Hall will be part of an election night discussion of civil rights policies, simulcast on KETC and NBC affiliate KSDK. The next morning he'll also be on Fox 2. Separately, Hall was interviewed by the Company Dime about the risks and benefits of CEO’s express personal political opinions. ... Julie Smith was quoted by Vox Media about why some people choose not to vote, and was interviewed by a public radio station and TV station about spotting disinformation during the election. ... Webster's voting support efforts were part of a St. Louis Magazine article about community efforts to increase voter engagement.

tags: college of arts and sciences, faculty, home page, in the news, political science, media literacy, school of communications, webster life, webster today

Dance the Vote

In the News: Dance the Vote on CBS; Technology in Charleston; Suggs Scholar

October 29, 2020

The Dance the Vote initiative founded by alumna Joan Lipkin will be featured on CBS television tonight for the program "Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy." ... Webster Charleston faculty members were quoted in a feature in Mount Pleasant Magazine about how Webster's programs incorporate technology and adapt to virtual environments. ... Webster student Dashauna Mairidith was featured in the St. Louis American as a new Suggs Scholar.

tags: alumni, college of arts and sciences, employee news, in the news, south carolina, scholarships, financial aid, dance, extended campus, faculty, school of business and technology, webster today

Anton (Tony) S. Wallner

Dean Tony Wallner to Retire End of December

October 29, 2020

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Anton (Tony) S. Wallner announced that he will retire at the end of the year. Wallner has served as dean of the College since 2017. During his time as dean, Wallner's accomplishments were increasing the number of grants received by the University, restructuring the College, helping create the Master's in Biomedical Sciences programs, founding the Human Performance Lab, guiding the CACREP accreditation process in South Carolina, and many other accomplishments that have served to Webster growth.

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Chancellor Beth Stroble

In the News: Stroble on Suggs Scholars; Webster value in WalletHub; Cooper, Stephenson on pandemic

October 22, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble was interviewed live on KMOX and in the St. Louis American about Webster's Suggs Scholars. ... Mercedes Stephenson was interviewed by Red Latina on the pandemic's impact on the Latino community. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was quoted in USA Today about the fate of community policing during the pandemic. ... WalletHub ranked Webster University among the "top performing schools with the lowest possible cost for undergraduates" in Missouri.

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News Around Webster

News Around Webster: Saisanan at NVivo Virtual Conference, Stiles Member of RMHRN, Advisors Presents at Annual NACADA, Playwriting Faculty Upcoming Works

October 14, 2020

Yupa Saisanan presented her paper at the NVivo Virtual Conference 2020. … Debbie Stiles is on the Steering Committee of the Refugee Mental Health Resource Network. … Kyle McCool and Jordan Wienke were selected to present at the annual NACADA, the Global Community for Academic Advising. … Calamity West has been commissioned to write a new play, "PANGEA," for the Jackalope Theatre Company in Chicago. … Taylor Gruenloh was selected by Stowe Story Labs to work on a screenplay.

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President Julian Z. Schuster

In the News: Schuster on pandemic learning; Hall on Rewire; South Carolina TCS; Beckstein

October 13, 2020

President Julian Schuster was quoted about safety prep, modifications and future plans as part of a Ladue News feature on learning during the pandemic. ... Bill Hall was quoted on the PBS program, "Rewire," about the nature of politicians' promises of major reform. ... Several news outlets covered the agreement to make it easier for students in the South Carolina Technical College System to transfer into programs at Webster. ... Webster Thailand's Amoneeta Beckstein wrote a guest column in Community Psychology about how Native Americans are coping during the pandemic.

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Starfish

New Student Features Launching in Starfish Oct.19

October 09, 2020

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, will launch some exciting new students' features on Oct. 19. Some features included a redesigned Dashboard, a calendar section that includes students’ course schedules and a notifications section that will include all of a student’s tracking items – with or without due dates.

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