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Hill and Bollan

Hill, Bollan Win 2019 Freshmen Writing Awards

April 23, 2019

Congratulations to this year's Freshman Writing Award winners, who were celebrated at the event's 14th annual ceremony and luncheon sponsored by the Academic Resource Center. The 1st-place winner was Sarah Hill for her essay, "U.S.-Russia Nuclear Pact and The Blame Game," for Kelly-Kate Pease. The Creative Writing Award winner was Jai Bollan for his essay, "The Validity of My Humanity," for Kate Parsons.

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Committee to Review Faculty Information Session, May 14

April 22, 2019

The Committee to Review Faculty will hold an informational meeting for faculty members approaching initial status/tenure and promotion Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. The committee recommends status- and tenure-track faculty attend this session regardless of what year they will be going up for initial review.

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Sandra Jenkins of Webster on WALB News

In the News: Faculty at border; Film, TV, Video; Fort Stewart's Jenkins

April 22, 2019

Faculty and students in the Film, Television, and Video Production program will be interviewed on 107.3 RAF at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23. .... Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Mary Ann Drake and Silvia Navia will be interviewed on the April 25 "St. Louis on the Air" about their trips to the U.S.-Mexico border to offer legal advice and health services to migrants. ... Fort Stewart director Sandra Jenkins was interviewed on WALB about her efforts to support scholarships for first-generation students from low-income families.

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Phyllis Nawrot (MAT '00) was featured in the Houston Chronicle for her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award.

In the News: Goedereis, Miller-Struttmann, Patterson, Werfelmann, Nawrot '00

April 19, 2019

Eric Goedereis' insights on millennials during St. Louis On the Air can now be heard online. ... Nicole Miller-Struttmann also appeared on the show to discuss her bee research. ... School of Education alumna Phyllis Nawrot praised her time at Webster in a Houston Chronicle feature about her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award. ... Trent Patterson and David Werfelmann will discuss Harmonices Mundi on Classic 107.3 FM Monday, April 22.

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Save the Date: Ninth Annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory, May 21-22

April 17, 2019

Faculty, students, and academic partners are invited to attend the ninth annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 on the Webster Groves campus, East Academic Building. The annual Collaboratory provides a space for the Webster community to share research, collaborate across disciplines, strengthen assessment practices, and explore new directions related to teaching and learning.

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News Around Webster: Armbruster, Foppiani, Rothbart, Stehn

April 15, 2019

Andrea Rothbart delivered the keynote address at a convention for community college mathematics teachers. ... Oreste Foppiani met with Swiss Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis, who is invited to speak at next year's International Humanitarian and Security Conference. ... Karla Armbruster’s essay, "The Gaze of Predators, Fleshly Worlds, and the Redefinition of the Human," is published in a environmental humanities collection. ... Molly Stehn presented with MA in Counseling students Brooke Blythe and Andy Conrad at the American Counseling Association of Missouri annual conference.

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BioSTL, MilliporeSigma Welcome WATTS Scholars

April 15, 2019

On Friday, April 12, Winning Approaches for Talented Transfers in STEM (WATTS) Scholarship recipients and additional science majors participated in a Career Development Employer Tour coordinated by the Career Planning & Development Center and Biological Sciences Department. Students visited BioSTL and MilliporeSigma, where they were able to meet with scientists and gain insight into careers and the growing science start-up community in St. Louis.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Students create signs to raise awareness

April 12, 2019

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, a time to bring attention to sexual violence and educate people about prevention. To highlight this, Christiana Chekoudjian's Intro to Women, Gender and Sexuality studies class has collaborated with Olivia Haupt, Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, to create signs to raise awareness of this important and prevalent issue. The signs will be posted on campus beginning on Monday, April 15th.

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Webster Geneva 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Webster University Celebrates 40 Years in Geneva

April 09, 2019

A weekend of activities recognizing Webster University Geneva’s 40th anniversary culminated with a Gala Fundraiser with alumni and friends, over a celebration evening of cocktails, art, music, dinner and dancing, with proceeds benefiting scholarship funds at Webster Geneva. Current student Emil Brew-Butler served as master of ceremonies, and Sema Jonsson's gallery exhibit, “Women Who Inspire,” recalled Webster's humble origins and pioneering spirit from its 1915 founding in St. Louis.

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2019-20 Provost's Faculty Fellows

April 08, 2019

Karla Armbruster and Kate Parsons have been selected as the Provost's Faculty Fellows for the 2019-20 academic year. The Provost’s Faculty Fellows Program is an opportunity for faculty members to contribute to the leadership of key strategic efforts of Webster University on a part-time basis by partnering with Academic Affairs or its support units on projects that are of particular interest and importance that take full advantage of the unique interests, skills, and academic backgrounds of the University’s diverse faculty.

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President Beth Stroble

In the News: Stroble DIVERSE honor, Polgar HOF induction, SVO event

April 03, 2019

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was named to DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education's "Top 35 Women in Higher Education." ... Head coach Susan Polgar was featured in STL Magazine for her induction into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame. ... This week's Student Veterans Organization events, including an improv workshop with BJ Lange and a film screening with alumna Jas Boothe, were featured in We Are Movie Geeks.

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Thommi Lawson, full-time faculty member at Myrtle Beach

News Around Webster: Henley, Tuncel, Lawson, Cosic

April 02, 2019

Charleston's Patricia Henley was honored her natural disaster preparation leadership efforts, including leading Charleston to be the first county in South Carolina to attain EMAP accreditation. ... Myrtle Beach's Thommi Lawson has published two papers, including one on using narrative therapy with trauma-exposed black youth. ... Ece Tuncel's "The Retrospective Imputation of Nefarious Intent," was selected to appear in the Best Paper Proceedings at the 2019 Academy of Management Meeting. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are screening in New York, Cuba and Italy this month.

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Lindsey Kingston

Fully Human: Kingston book takes new look at human rights, 'functioning citizenship'

March 27, 2019

Lindsey Kingston’s monograph Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights was published this month by Oxford University Press. Kingston argues that citizenship within our current international system signifies being fully human, or being worthy of fundamental human rights. For some vulnerable groups, however, this form of political membership is limited or missing entirely, and they face human rights challenges despite a prevalence of international human rights law.

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Webster University's 14th Annual Philosophy Conference, March 29

March 27, 2019

The Webster University Philosophy Department invites students, faculty and staff to the 14th Annual Philosophy Conference on Friday, March 29, in the Sunnen Lounge at the University Center. The Keynote Speaker this year is Dr. Catherine Z. Elgin. Elgin will be presenting "Science and Public Policy: Bridging the Epistemic Gap."

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