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Summer/Fall 2020 Academic Technology Request Deadline March 2

February 13, 2020

In order to manage a growing catalog of software titles, Webster University’s Information Technology organization will assess all new software requests based on a number of factors in coordination with the programs of each school. This is in alignment with the themes of the University’s strategic plan, Global Impact for the Next Century. The lab and multimedia classroom software request deadline for Summer/Fall 2020 is Monday, March 2.

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Recent Webster Music Alumni Impacting the Local Music Scene

February 12, 2020

Webster University Department of Music alumni continue to be active in the St. Louis music scene. “We always say that we are the go-to music program in this area, and our alumni live that out,” said Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music. Click through for more about where each of the Music alumni may be seen performing everything from opera to jazz, and even with the circus!

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Africana Studies trip to Webster Ghana, Fall 2019

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion speakers, Ghana trip, Unified auditions

February 10, 2020

Michele Norris, Aisha Sultan and Colleen Starkloff will be guests on St. Louis on the Air Wednesday to discuss topics for Webster's upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference. ... St. Louis Magazine published a feature on the Africana Studies fall break trip to Ghana. ... The Chicago Tribune referenced Lara Teeter and Webster's part in the National Unified Auditions for prospective theatre students.

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Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Opportunities from the OLC

February 10, 2020

The Online Learning Center (OLC) is committed to supporting the ongoing teaching and learning in Webster University’s online courses. The same highly qualified faculty who teach for us in the classroom teach our online courses. They are experts in their fields, and contribute not only their content knowledge but also their international experience to the education of our global student body. These upcoming webinars are a great way to learn and practice skills to help elevate the learning process.

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Around Webster: Jostedt, Umbaugh on Neil Young; Hill on teaching music; Tuncel appointment

February 06, 2020

Music education director Stuart Chapman Hill is the co-author of "Musicianship for Teaching," in the Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States. ... Philosophy faculty members Mike Jostedt and Bruce Umbaugh each contributed to "Neil Young and Philosophy," the latest in the Philosophy of Popular Culture series. ... Ece Tuncel was appointed associate editor at Group Decision and Negotiation," a journal focused on the process of group decision and negotiation.

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Joanna Battles Receives the 2020 Wilma Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award

January 27, 2020

The Office of the President has announced the recipient of the 2020 Wilma Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award: Joanna Battles, associate professor in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Since 1977, the Messing has been awarded to full-time faculty members for internationally focused summer activities that will strengthen the curriculum and improve the teaching/learning experience. Faculty proposals are peer-reviewed by an appointed University committee.

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Student Curated Exhibit Focuses on Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation With the Past

January 27, 2020

Back to Our Roots,” a diverse and inclusive exhibition of art created by Webster University students that aims to address a reconciliation with the past, will open at the Webster University Arcade Contemporary Art Projects in the Arcade Building in Downtown St. Louis on Feb. 21. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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2020-21 Faculty Research Grant Recipients Announced

January 27, 2020

The Office of the President announced the 20 recipients and 19 projects receiving 2020-21 Faculty Research Grants. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities that will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University.

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Hunt Gallery Opening Exhibition '20/20' Jan. 24

January 23, 2020

The exhibition "20/20", curated by Kasper Lorene Woldtvedt, project manager for Barrett Barrera Projects, will open with a public reception on Jan. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Hunt Gallery at Webster University. The exhibition focuses on the infinitive “to see” as a constructed noun rather than a verb...vision as an art subject as well as an object.

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Spring and Spring 1 Early Term Progress Surveys Launch Jan. 24

January 21, 2020

The Spring and Spring 1 Early Term Progress Surveys launch Friday, Jan. 24, and will be open for 10 days, closing Monday, Feb. 3, at 11 p.m. Central Time. This survey is distributed to all graduate and undergraduate Spring semester and Spring 1 term courses on-ground and online throughout the United States and at the Leiden campus. Faculty members are expected to complete their survey(s) during the 10-day window – even if they have no feedback to submit – because students are responding to this feedback and have a better opportunity to achieve success with early alerts.

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The annual Community Celebration takes place the day before the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Webster University Students Perform at MLK 2020 Community Celebration in Webster Groves

January 15, 2020

Webster University student performers will again be part of annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations in Webster Groves. Conservatory of Theatre Arts students Tony Merritt II and Amara Webb will perform "The Color Purple," the titular selection from the Broadway musical. Also performing at the event is Madison Rodgers, a Webster Department of Dance student who will share a self-choreographed solo. The 2020 Community Celebration takes place Sunday, Jan. 19.

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'Ink Drawings from Other Places' Opens at Arcade Gallery Jan. 17

January 15, 2020

Join the Department of Art, Design & Art History (DADAH) at the Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Annex Gallery on Friday, Jan. 17 from 6-8 p.m. for the opening reception of "Grant Hargate: Ink Drawings from Other Places." While there, attendees have the opportunity to attend the closing reception of the "Art is Labor" exhibit.

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Carter Leads Music for Circus Harmony, Tickets Available

January 10, 2020

Jeffrey Carter, professor and chair in the Department of Music, is currently working as the music director and composer for Circus Harmony, a St. Louis’ only social circus organization, that uses circus art to motivate social change. Carter has written the music for the show titled FLUENTE, an underwater circus adventure, suitable for all ages, with performances are Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 26-26. Bandmembers also includes sophomore music major Noah Lovins, Community Music School's Joe Winters and Music alumnus Jake Stergos.

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Spring 2020 Success Portal Reminders, Updates and New Tools Available

January 06, 2020

Two new student success tools are launching in the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, in Spring 2020: the Academic Success plan and the English Proficiency Concern flag. In addition to these new resources, faculty and staff can read through to learn more about existing features, exciting updates to them and when to expect the Attendance Verification, Early Term and Midterm surveys to begin and end.

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