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FDC and OIE Staff, Service Updates

September 16, 2019

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce staff changes in the Faculty Development Center (FDC) and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE). Marissa Cope, assessment and accreditation analyst, has moved to the FDC. Allison Scheuler joins the OIE in her new role as analyst, continuing her work with the IRB and the Academic Program Review Committee while taking on additional OIE responsibilities. Additionally, the FDC will establish a learning inquiry lab, which will be used to help faculty and academic partners.

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News Around Webster: Andrews, Butler, Cosic

September 13, 2019

Webster Thailand's Tim Andrews received the "Best Reviewer" award for the International Management Division at this year’s Academy of Management conference in Boston. ... Kansas City's Cass Butler has been selected for the 2020 class of The Emerging Leaders | Institute for Advancing Women, Kansas City’s premier women’s leadership development program. ... Zlatko Cosic will have two more films screening at festivals this month, two in Milwaukee and one in Wrocław, Poland.

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Save The Date: Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair, Sept. 20

September 12, 2019

All faculty are invited to attend the Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair on Friday, Sept. 20 for an afternoon of learning and socializing. The event will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in the East Academic Building, Edward Jones Commons. Join your colleagues for a quick beer or glass of wine, or stay for the entire event.

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Leadership Structure for Military, Online Programs

September 10, 2019

New leadership and organization have been announced for Webster University’s Military Campuses and Online Learning unit. Michelle Loyet has been named Associate Vice President for Online Education and will lead the online area across all of Webster’s network as well as the academic area for military programs. Ben Brink has moved to the expanded role of Senior Director Military Campus Operations and will lead all aspects of operations at the military campus locations.  

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Webster University Earns Highest US News Ranking

September 09, 2019

Webster University rose six places and earned its best ranking ever in the “2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges” report, it was announced this morning. The national magazine also recognized Webster for numerous other categories, ranging from the services and financial aid it offers students to the resources provided to faculty.

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Soul of America

Book Club: 'The Soul of America' Sept. 16

September 05, 2019

Join the Webster University Book Club on Monday, Sept. 16, at noon in the Library Conference Room for a discussion of New York Times bestsellers Jon Meachem's "The Soul Of America".The book is about one of the most significant events from American history- from the early days of the United States of America to the present day. Readers discover what a true American soul is and everything Americans needed to endure in order for them to be where they are now. "The Soul of America" will show you how what it takes for one nation to be, to survive, and to progress. Everyone is welcome to join!

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ADA Accommodation Reminders, Resources, and Upcoming Training

September 04, 2019

With the new academic year upon us, faculty will have received copies of students’ letters of accommodations for Fall I and fall semester courses. To assist in making these accommodations, the ARC has a variety of resources, from charts to podcasts. In addition, there will be various training sessions throughout the year for faculty and staff related to supporting the needs of students with disabilities. The first of these trainings will take place on Oct. 30.

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Dog's Best Friend?

Around Webster: Armbruster on dogs, Vahldick audition guide, Cosic films

September 04, 2019

Karla Armbruster's essay, “Dogs, Dirt, and Public Space," is part of the collection, "Dog’s Best Friend?: Rethinking Human-Canid Relations," published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. ... Community Music School faculty member Tyler Vahldick partnered with the Kansas City Symphony to create a website and video guide for students preparing for All-State Band auditions. ... Zlatko Cosic has films screening at international festivals in Malta and Palestine this month.

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Join the Reflective Teaching Community.

2019-20 Reflective Teaching Community Begins Sept. 6

September 03, 2019

The 2019-20 Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) will hold its first meeting of the year on Friday, Sept. 6, 12-1 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center (FDC) Suite (Library 420). All full-time and part-time faculty and academic partners are welcome at this monthly gathering to discuss topics in teaching and learning in a supportive environment of like-minded colleagues. The first topic is Experiential and Integrative Learning, facilitated by Karla Armbruster.

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David Werfelmann Premieres 'On Vitreous Forms' on Sept. 7

September 03, 2019

David Werfelmann, assistant professor of the Department of Music, is an award-winning American composer of instrumental, vocal, and electronic music whose works are widely performed and recorded by ensembles and soloists throughout the United States. On Sept. 7, David will premiere his new piece called "On Vitreous Forms."

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2020-21 Faculty Research Grant Application Period Open

September 03, 2019

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for Faculty Research Grants for the 2020-21 academic year. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University. The deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 1.

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2020 Messing Faculty Award Application Period Open

September 03, 2019

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for the 2020 Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Faculty Award. Since 1977, the annual Messing Faculty Award has been presented to a full-time faculty member for international summer activity that strengthens the curriculum of their department or improves the teaching/learning relationship. The award will fund international travel and activities in Summer 2020. The deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 1.

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Starfish Training Opportunities, Fall 2019

August 30, 2019

The Academic Resource Center and the Student Success Portal have a variety of trainings scheduled throughout September and October. These trainings will cover a variety of topics throughout the year, starting with an introduction to Starfish on Sept. 3 and 4 where you can learn tips on navigating the system's features for teachers and students. Come learn how to leverage this tool to help you enhance your relationships with students and motivate them to persevere and succeed in your courses.

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Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker

August 29, 2019

The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 101st Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at The Muny in Forest Park in St. Louis. This annual ceremony is the largest gathering of graduates and their families from Webster University campus locations throughout the world. Nominations must be submitted through the online form and will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 27.

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