News Articles

[Video] 'You're Being Lied To' Media Literacy Discussion

November 19, 2020

The Oct. 26 online conversation with KMOX radio personality Megan Lynch and media literacy expert and School of Communications professor Julie Smith is available to view. Part of Media Literacy Week, the discussion centered on how much misinformation is being spread through social media and websites, and how regular viewers can separate the lies from the truth. During the hour-long discussion, Smith and Lynch also shared ways that people can determine if a rumor or story is true or fake.

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 Teaching Festival

2021 Teaching Festival 'Reflections on Teaching in a Pandemic' Feb. 8-12

November 17, 2020

The campus community is invited to participate in the 2021 Webster University Teaching Festival held on Feb. 10-14, with the theme 'Reflections on Teaching in a Pandemic'. The 2021 Teaching Festival will occur almost one year after faculty and students experienced extreme disruptions created by the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Webster University

Task Force Message on St. Louis Classes After Thanksgiving

November 13, 2020

Because of new developments from the pandemic in the communities that surround the main campus, Webster University will move the majority of on-ground classes in the St. Louis area to remote instruction beginning Monday, Nov. 30, the first day following the Thanksgiving break. Classes that require in-person instruction or require use of specific facilities will continue meeting on campus as originally scheduled. This initiative is intended to minimize the risk of transmission from the community to the campus, while preserving access to essential campus services and activities. We remind our community of the importance of following COVID-19 safety protocols.

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Sherman, Oliver

Sherman, Oliver Graduates of The Columbia Chamber's Leadership Program

November 13, 2020

Rhonda Sherman, assistant director, and Brittney Oliver, recruitment coordinator from Webster University, Columbia, South Carolina, have recently graduated from the Columbia Chamber’s Leadership Program, Columbia Class of 2020. Leadership Columbia is a 10-month Columbia Chamber program, presented by BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina, for emerging and existing leaders in the Midlands, which provides an opportunity to enhance their civic knowledge and network.

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President's Faculty Fellow Program

Invitation for 2021-22 President's Faculty Fellows Program

November 12, 2020

The President’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 support units (Faculty Development Center, Academic Resource Center, Academic Advising, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Study Abroad, and Global Program Development). This opportunity allows faculty to work on special 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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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.

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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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Webster University is a community of learners.

Message from Chancellor Stroble and President Schuster

November 04, 2020

As the results from the U.S. elections unfold, we would like to caution against seeing this as an opportunity to diminish or belittle others because of their perspectives about the results. We will not necessarily agree on our view of the outcomes of various contests, but it is important to respect each other's opinions, value others' input and work together as we continue to learn and grow as individuals and evolve as a community. Offering respect to everyone in our community is fundamental to our core values.

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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."

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Reflective Teaching Community

Reflective Teaching Community Continues Discussion of Antiracist Teaching

November 03, 2020

The 2020-21 Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) will hold its next meeting of the year this Friday, Nov. 6, 2-3 p.m. All full-time and part-time faculty and academic partners are invited to attend. The RTC meets monthly to discuss teaching and learning topics, and this year’s theme is “Antiracist Teaching.”

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