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Tobacco-Free, Smoke-Free Campus Initiative Begins Aug. 15

July 18, 2018

Effective Aug. 15, 2018, Webster University’s main campus in Webster Groves will be designated as a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus, joining the many universities across the United States and in Missouri in setting this policy. This policy change reinforces our commitment to preserving and improving the health and comfort of our students, faculty, staff and guests.

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This is the 7th year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program July 18-27

July 16, 2018

The Academic Resource Center and academic partners throughout campus are gearing up for the Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program to be held July 18-27, 2018. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During the 10-day program, TAP students live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in campus workshops and activities, including the faculty "lunch and learn," to help them transition to university life.

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The judges assess the Webster University float in the July 4, 2018 Community Days Parade.

Webster University Receives 'Outstanding' Award in July 4 Parade

July 11, 2018

Webster University's float in the annual Webster Groves Community Days July 4 parade received the "Outstanding" award in the category of Best Theme. Global Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement and Facilities Operations collaborated on the University's representation in this major community event, including constructing a float and organizing staff, alumni, student and family member volunteers to represent Webster during the parade, which drew an estimated 40,000 spectators.

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Remembering Jim Messmer

July 11, 2018

James “Jim” Messmer, the assistant director of IT Services Management passed away Monday night. He managed the IT Service Desk and also hired and managed many students who worked in the IT call center. He is survived by a wife and two children.

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News Around Webster: Foppiani, Kaiser, Cosic, CPDC

July 06, 2018

Geneva's Oreste Foppiani participated in and spoke at the “SOS Rule of Law” side-event at the 38th Session of the U.N. Council of Human Rights. ... The School of Education's DJ Kaiser presented at the 16th annual Asia TEFL International Conference in Macau SAR, China. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are screening at festivals in St. Louis, Chicago, and Varna, Bulgaria, this month. ... NACE featured a diversity recruiting video produced by John Link and Trezette Dixon of Webster's CPDC.

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Faculty and staff can explore the Inventory in the Student Success Portal.

New in Student Success Portal: Learn about Inventory now!

July 06, 2018

The Inventory, available beginning Friday, July 6, is a new feature available to faculty and staff users in the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish. The Inventory is a listing of student success interventions, including at other Starfish partner institutions, that can be explored to provide additional support to students. Faculty and staff users can search the Inventory and share relevant information on services, programs and support with students.

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John Pyle

John Pyle Named Chief Innovation Officer, VP for New Business

July 05, 2018

John Pyle has been appointed chief innovation officer and vice president for new business at Webster University. In this role, Pyle will grow and enhance Webster’s approaches to innovation across its services, programs and campuses to foster enrollment and revenue growth. He will lead the University’s approaches to business incubation, entrepreneurship, strategy execution, partnership and joint venture development in ways that competitively position Webster in a rapidly changing higher education sector.

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Seena Kohl taught for 42 years at Webster.

Remembering Seena Kohl, Anthropologist and Women's Studies Pioneer

June 25, 2018

The Webster University community remembers Seena Kohl, an anthropologist who helped found the Women's Studies program during her 42-year teaching career at Webster. Kohl was one of the earliest recipients of the Roswell Messing, Jr. Award, and in 1986 used a Faculty Development Leave to study relations among blacks, whites, and Choctaws in Mississippi. Kohl passed away this month in Helena, Montana. A memorial service on the Webster Groves campus is scheduled for July 21.

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Ambassador Reuben Brigety II visits Webster's Ghana campus as part of a 12-day tour.

Webster Ghana Hosts Former Ambassador to African Union

June 21, 2018

The Webster Ghana campus recently hosted Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II for a brief interactive session with students, faculty and staff. He shared his experiences as a diplomat and his overall professional experiences in Africa and the field of international relations. Webster was the first stop on the former U.S. representative to the African Union's 12-day African and European tour.

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Rosenblum on TV

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bees, Rosenblum on Holocaust, Ibroscheva on media stereotypes

June 21, 2018

Warren Rosenblum was on KPLR Channel 11/Fox 2 News with representatives from the Holocaust Museum Learning Center to discuss the their summer teacher institute at Webster. ... St. Louis Public radio followed Nicole Miller-Struttmann in Forest Park as volunteers tracked bees as part of a national study. ... Elza Ibroscheva was quoted in the story, “Why are Men So Afraid of Skin-Care Products?” in Stylecast Magazine.

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Kevin Heuser

Heuser Named Sr. Director of Information Security

June 21, 2018

Kevin Heuser has been named senior director of information security for Webster University effective June 1, 2018. This is a new and important position for the University. The security of the personal information of students, faculty and staff along with University data is a high priority of the University. Heuser brings the special skill sets needed to raise awareness and develop and implement programs to continually improve data security.

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Simone Cummings, dean of the Walker School

In the News: Cummings on healthcare; Wellness award; Gilbert on transfers

June 19, 2018

Simone Cummings was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about a proposal to build new cancer treatment centers at several Mercy hospitals and clinics. ... Christina Gilbert was quoted in a story about what prospective students should ask at college fairs. ... The Pharmacy Choice medical news service covered the institutions like Webster University that recently won UHC's "Well Deserved" award for wellness.

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Attend the session.

Director of Undergraduate, Graduate Admissions Candidate Session

June 19, 2018

The Office of Admission is hosting a candidate interview for the position of Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions at the Webster Groves campus Monday, June 25, 1:30-2 p.m. in the Webster Groves room. This position serves a critical leadership and strategic need in the recruitment of new students to the Webster Groves home campus. Following the interview, attendees are asked to complete a candidate feedback survey.

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The 24th Webster Works Worldwide will be Oct. 3.

Save the Date: WWW 24 Oct. 3; Submit new agency names

June 18, 2018

Webster Works Worldwide (WWW) will celebrate its 24th year of providing community service on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Since the event began at Webster University in 1995, more than 35,000 volunteers have given more 147,000 hours of service worldwide! Mark your calendars for this date, including the kickoff at 8 a.m. in St. Louis. If you would like to invite an agency that hasn't previously participated, please submit their information.

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