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This season is the Conservatory's 50th anniversary, with a special celebration weekend planned for April 20-22.

Webster Wins Industry Awards for Conservatory, Browning Hall Promotions

March 15, 2018

The Global Marketing and Communications unit has earned Webster University five more industry awards for advertisement, print production and video work that promoted two major initiatives in 2017-18. The Collegiate Advertising Awards and Service Industry Advertising Awards announced over the past month recognize creative work for this year's Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th anniversary and last fall's dedication and academic symposium for the opening of Browning Hall.

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Webster University staff are helping support College Bound STL.

Webster Staff Supporting College Bound STL

March 14, 2018

The Webster Staff Alliance invites everyone to consider joining its annual fundraiser to support a charitable cause. Instead of soliciting donations at the December luncheon, WSA has created an on-going campaign to support College Bound STL, which works with each of their students for up to seven years to help finish high school, matriculate into college, and persist to the award of a bachelor degree. About 90% of these students are the first in their families to earn a degree. You can donate online or during lunch at WSA Professional Development Day.

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 Associate Music Professor Kim Portnoy was one of 10 artists in the St. Louis region selected to receive a $20,000 fellowship from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.

Professor Portnoy Selected for Regional Arts Fellowship

March 13, 2018

Associate Music Professor Kim Portnoy was one of 10 artists in the St. Louis region selected to receive a $20,000 fellowship from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. The award was announced late last month. The award is part of the five-year-old Artist Fellowship program and is designed to allow each artist to further develop their career.

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Alumni Digital Publication Glimpse Presents Winter 2018 Issue

March 09, 2018

The Office of Advancement's Winter 2018 issue of “Glimpse,” the digital publication for Webster University alumni worldwide. With stories from the Netherlands to St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. to New York City, “Glimpse” provides a snapshot of Webster’s alumni, faculty, staff and students doing the extraordinary.

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Grades must be posted by Dec. 31

New Processes for Incomplete Grades

March 08, 2018

As faculty members prepare to submit grades, we encourage faculty members and academic advisors to review the guidance regarding Incompletes and ensure that Incompletes are only being used in appropriate situations. Spring 1, 2018, grades are due Friday, March 16. Click through to review some new processes regarding incomplete grades.

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student leadership awards

Student Award Nominations Open through March 26

March 08, 2018

Student Leadership Award nominations are currently being accepted through March 26. Please take a moment to nominate a deserving student or student organization for recognition of their accomplishments during the 2017-2018 academic year. Click through for more information on the awards, nomination criteria and nomination forms. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the 25th Annual Student Leadership Awards dinner on Friday, April 27.

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Webster University has been accredited by HLC since 1925.

Invitation to Open Forums During HLC Peer Review Team Visit

March 08, 2018

As part of its upcoming visit to review Webster University’s ongoing fulfillment of Higher Learning Commission's criteria for accreditation, the peer review team will hold three separate open forums with the Webster community based on HLC’s five criteria for accreditation. The peer review team will seek input from faculty, staff and students, who are encouraged to attend those forums which relate to their activities at Webster.

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Hear about Webster study abroad opportunities in

Study Abroad in Florence: Learn more March 13

March 08, 2018

Known as the "Cradle of the Renaissance,” the city of Florence is itself an open air museum, full of art and architechture including Michelangelo's statue of David at the Galleria dell'Accademia and the Duomo. Students, staff and faculty are invited to learn more about this exciting addition to the Webster network in a March 13 "lunch and learn" with Fabrizio Ricciardelli, campus director of Webster Florence at KSU Florence. Food and beverages will be served, so RSVP to the Office of Study Abroad.

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Amanda Kracen

News Around Webster: Kracen, Corrigan, Weeks, McGrath

March 07, 2018

Amanda Kracen chaired a symposium and presented findings on research co-authored by Webster students at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference. ... Edythe Weeks' book, "Do Race Relations Matter, in the United States?" publishes this week on Amazon/Kindle. ... Don Corrigan received the Award for Outstanding Service from the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis. ... Kim McGrath presented on internationalization at the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) conference.

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Faculty and staff are invited to a teaching demo, job talk, or meet and greet.

Game and Game Design Faculty Interviews

March 06, 2018

Please join associate professor Julia Griffey and members of the Game and Game Design Faculty Search Committee as they welcome Joshua Ronald Yates, the first of three candidates for one of two positions in games and game design. Members of Webster University faculty and staff are invited to attend any of three events during the interview on Wednesday, March 7, and Thursday, March 8.

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Oreste Foppiani

News Around Webster: Hong, Foppiani, Kaiser, Ervin

March 05, 2018

Oreste Foppiani was appointed political advisor to an EU body fighting human trafficking and smuggling. ... Katie Ervin is the first female elected as an officer of the Command and General Staff College Foundation board. ... Celine Hong is presenting a paper on social media at this month's International Public Relations Research Conference. ... DJ Kaiser had two papers recently published in international journals, on his research in South America and on a pronunciation mobile app.

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Don't forget to sign up for the new challenge beginning March 5

Kickstarter Weight Loss Results and New Challenge

February 28, 2018

The first Kickstarter Weight Loss Challenge with Dietbet concluded mid-February with some great results. There were 36 players accomplishing a weight loss of 231.6 pounds. There were 18 participants who lost 4 percent of their body weight and received a payout of $33. To keep the momentum going, Webster Wellness is teaming up with Webster Staff Alliance to offer another Webster Kickstarter. This one will start on Monday, March 5, and conclude Sunday, April 1.

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Webster University Thailand

Open Forum with 2nd Candidate for Thailand Director

February 28, 2018

The Webster Groves campus will host a candidate interviewing for the position of Director of Webster University Thailand on Monday, March 5. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an open forum with the candidate at 2:15 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Information on the candidate will be shared there, and attendees are asked to fill out a feedback survey afterward.

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