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International Friendship Program Application Deadline, Sept. 13

August 30, 2019

Join the Webster International Friendship Program by submitting your application to be a community friend today! The program is designed to foster new friendships that promote learning and appreciation for both community members and students, forming connections beyond campus and into the local community. Applications are due Sept. 13.

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Students wishing to establish a preferred name in time for the fall term should submit a request by Aug. 16.

Students Can Submit Preferred Name Requests

August 09, 2019

Beginning in the 2019-20 academic year Webster University is implementing a policy and procedures enabling students to designate a preferred first name on internal University-based systems (including email). Students wanting to establish a a preferred name on University-based systems should submit a request through the Preferred Name form, accessible via Connections. To establish a change before the fall term, submit a request by Aug. 16.

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Gorloks wanting to establish a preferred name will be able to submit a request soon.

Coming Soon: Preferred Name Policy for Webster Students

August 07, 2019

Beginning in the 2019-20 academic year Webster University is implementing a policy and procedures enabling students to designate a preferred first name on internal University-based systems (including email). Students wanting to establish a preferred name should be on the lookout for a follow-up communication and update to this post with instructions on how to establish a preferred name on University-based systems before the beginning of the Fall 2019 term.

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The first podcast in the series discusses accessing accommodations and tips for self-advocacy.

Podcast Series Supports Accessibility for Students with Disabilities

July 31, 2019

Throughout Fall 2019 Webster University’s Accessibility Committee will be coordinating with campus and community partners to produce a series of podcasts focused on providing access to students with disabilities. The first podcast of the series is "Student Self-Advocacy 101," with important information about accessing accommodations as a student with a disability. This information is important for all students and helpful to faculty and staff members as well.

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Liam Le Quang

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on pesticides, Flewellen on diversity, Mink on film, chess alumnus, Conservatory student

July 03, 2019

Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussed the effect of pesticides on pollinators on Fox2 after the City of Glendale announced it would stop weekly fogging for mosquitoes. ... Vincent C. Flewellen and Patrick Giblin were quoted in an "Insight into Diversity" article on "Witnessing Whiteness." ... Webster alumnus and former chess team member Liam Le Quang was in Vietnamnet news after winning the Summer Chess Classic. ... School of Communications faculty member Eric Mink will lead a post-film discussions during the “Silver Screen” film festival. ... Conservatory student Nate Walczyk was mentioned in the River Cities Reader for summer work at a live performance lighting company.

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The program is about learning to speak about race and racism, exploring white privilege, and practicing allying with sisters and brothers of color.

'Witnessing Whiteness' Registration Now Open Through July 12

June 12, 2019

In collaboration with the YWCA, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to host a Witnessing Whiteness group for St. Louis area faculty and staff. Since 2011, the YWCA has been sponsoring Witnessing Whiteness groups as part of its mission to eliminate racism. Witnessing Whiteness groups are white people voluntarily coming together to do work around racism in a supportive, non-threatening setting. It is about learning to speak about race and racism, exploring white privilege, and practicing allying with sisters and brothers of color.

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Bruce Umbaugh

In the News: Cross, Donovan '95, Smith, Stroble, Umbaugh

June 10, 2019

President Beth Stroble was interviewed on Radio 63119 about Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts. ... Remy Cross was on KMOX discussing study that found thousands of racist posts on Facebook by active-duty police. ... Bruce Umbaugh spoke with Reviewed about data privacy issues with life and health tracking apps. ... Julie Smith was quoted in a Forbes article about social media platforms handling false and doctored political material. ... Matthew Donovan '95 has become acting secretary of the Air Force.

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Student Life HOF

Three Selected for 2019 Student Life Hall of Fame

May 21, 2019

Ciléia Miranda-Yuen ‘01, Tammy Gocial ’03, and Jenn Christ ‘04, have been selected as the newest members of the Webster University Student Life Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a ceremony to be held in Sunnen Lounge Thursday, May 30, with a reception beforehand in the University Center Commons. RSVP before May 27. The Student Life Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving student life at Webster University through campus, or community, involvement and/or participation in organized campus activities.

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Ramadan

Ramadan May 6-June 4, Notes for Webster Community Members

May 08, 2019

Please join us in wishing our Muslim faculty, staff and students a joyful season of Ramadan! This is the first year in many years that Ramadan has begun during the end of the school year. There will be a Ramadan Iftar/Dinner in the University Center's Sunnen Lounge, on Wednesday, May 8. Everyone is welcome! Please register online to let organizers know if you plan to attend. Professors with night classes this summer, please consider the timing of your breaks during the evening classes.

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Ramadan

10th Annual Ramadan Potluck Iftar May 8

April 26, 2019

Ramadan 2019 will begin the evening of May 15, and ends the evening of June 14. MCISA will be sponsoring the 10th annual Ramadan Potluck Iftar on Wednesday, May 8, from 8-9:30 p.m. in the Sunnen Lounge. Please RSVP if you are interested in preparing and sharing a traditional dish from your country. Additionally, if you have students who are observing Ramadan, please consider the timing of your breaks during the evening classes.

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Message to the Community after Attacks in Sri Lanka

April 22, 2019

This past weekend’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, coincidental with the tragic anniversaries of the Oklahoma City bombing and Columbine School massacre, are a sobering reminder of the cruel attempts to destroy the fabric of our communities. As members of the global Webster community, we experience these events deeply. It is important at these moments to gather as a community and to find solace in each others’ company and in places that provide for safe reflection

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Message to the Community from the President, Provost and Chief Diversity Officer

March 22, 2019

The tragic loss of 51 lives during two horrific terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last weekend is another stark reminder that we have much work to do toward encouraging others to learn and accept others with different backgrounds and belief systems. This hatred and bigotry toward our Muslim brothers and sisters, as well as any act of hate toward any member of the human community, should immensely affect us all.

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Marilyn Booker delivered the keynote on the third day of the conference.

Snapshots and Audio: 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference

March 06, 2019

Webster University's 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew more than 500 speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees to the Webster Groves campus, coming together for three days of thought-provoking activities to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society.

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President Stroble and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who opened the conference's first day.

Thank You from Diversity and Inclusion Conference Planners

March 06, 2019

The 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference was a tremendous success thanks to speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees. We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile as members of our community came together to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society. The event this year broke all previous attendance records and would not have been possible without the contributions of so many of you and our generous sponsors.

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