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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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Basiyr Rodney

In the News: Rodney on education, Davis on Trump, Dance the Vote, Lewis

October 08, 2020

Basiyr Rodney was interviewed by St. Louis Public Radio about the impact of early childhood students who are not accessing school during the pandemic. ... Dorian Hunter Davis's journal article, "Beyond Fact-Checking: Lexical Patterns as Lie Detectors in Donald Trump’s Tweets," was cited in The Daily Beast. ... Dance the Vote event, led by alumna Joan Lipkin, was featured on HEC-TV. ... The German news site Android Kosmos had a brief biography on alumna Jenifer Lewis.

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The Conservatory Presents An Online Performance of 'CANFIELD DRIVE'

October 05, 2020

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University proudly presents its first show of Fall 2020 titled "CANFIELD DRIVE", written and gathered by Kristen Adele Calhoun and Michael Thomas Walker. The play centers on two reporters covering the death of Michael Brown, the protests that ensued in Ferguson, and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. "CANFIELD DRIVE" will be available to audiences through Vimeo from Oct.8-12.

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faculty

Call for Nominations: Adjunct faculty outstanding performance recognition

September 29, 2020

The academic deans invite academic department chairpersons, domestic extended campus directors, domestic extended campus assistant directors and the director of the Global Citizenship Program to nominate U.S. adjunct faculty for a one-time payment in recognition of demonstrated outstanding teaching performance. One-time payments will be $1,000 to each selected individual with up to 50 adjunct faculty members selected. Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2020. Click through for the nomination form.

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David Werfelmann

Werfelmann Receives 2020 Artist Support Grant from the Regional Arts Commission

September 09, 2020

David Werfelmann, director of the BA in Music program in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, is a recipient of a 2020 Artist Support Grant from the Regional Arts Commission (RAC). The RAC Artist Support Grant supports the career advancement of individual artists. This grant provides direct funds for projects or creative opportunities in all artistic disciplines.

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Darrell Yates

2020 Alumni Association Award Recipients to be Honored at Homecoming

September 09, 2020

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2020 Alumni Award recipients as Darrell Yates, Terry Gorski, Cody Richard and Michelle Esswein. These outstanding alumni will be honored during the virtual 2020 "Stay" Homecoming events, with a special presentation and video on Sept. 25.

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Zimmerman's

Around Webster: Zimmerman's 'Waiting Room' opening; Stiles published; 'Nothingness'

August 25, 2020

Sculptor Brian Zimmerman's solo show "Waiting Room" opens Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Cathy Gregory Gallery. ... Debbie Stiles was a panelist at the 2020 convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) and also authored an article in the International Psychology Bulletin, both relating to COVID-19. ... Anna Kuznetsova, who is presenting at Webster Geneva, lectured in Geneva's "Meet the Artist" series on how art affords insight into the political, social, and economic environment of countries, through the example of "Nothingness" in Russia.

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Faculty Members

Introducing New Full-Time Faculty Members in Fall 2020

August 20, 2020

Fourteen new faculty members joined Webster University for the Fall 2020 academic term. Click through to read about each one. “We are pleased to welcome this distinguished and diverse group of new full-time faculty members,” said Webster University President Julian Schuster. “They bring strong academic credentials and unique yet varied experiences in a range of industry and educational settings, and I look forward to the energy and talent they will share with students and colleagues this fall. This has been a challenging time to conduct searches, and I thank the faculty and staff on search committees and the academic deans for completing their work so successfully.”

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Faculty Development Grant

Applications for 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 17, 2020

Applications for the 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 21, 2020. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021

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Webster alumni Abigail Pfeiffer and Dominique Nadeau

Interracial Gay Couple Finds Love and Success after Webster

August 07, 2020

When Webster alumni Abigail Pfeiffer and Dominique Nadeau met each other the fall semester of their sophomore year, they never thought that they would be spending the rest of their lives together, but now the two are happily engaged. Pfeiffer, who majored in biology, and Nadeau, who majored in theatre studies and dramaturgy, have not only made successful careers for themselves after graduation, but also lives filled with love.

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Professor Linda Woolf was awarded the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology by the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Foundation

Webster Psychology Professor Receives National Distinguished Teaching Award

August 06, 2020

Professor Linda Woolf was awarded the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology by the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Foundation (APA) last month. Only one professor of psychology in the United States is selected for the award annually. It is considered one of the highest life-time achievement awards in the profession of psychology.

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Ece Tuncel

Around Webster: Tuncel, Link, Christeson, Cosic

August 06, 2020

Ece Tunce has a paper on negotiations published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. ... John Link was a featured presenter at the MidWest Association of Colleges and Employers Virtual Conference. ... A compendium of Con Christeson's reflection prompts are featured by the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA). ... Zlatko Cosic had films screening in Berlin and streaming this month at e-flux.

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Daniel Schene

Music Professor Daniel Schene Retiring after 36 Years with Webster

August 05, 2020

Daniel Schene, musician and professor in the Department of Music in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, is retiring after 36 years of service on the faculty of Webster University. Schene has led a successful concert career as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician ever since, giving more than 400 performances across the United States and Canada, and on concert tours in France, Austria, Brazil, Chile and Taiwan.

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