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Around Webster: Global Learning, Community College conferences; Rosenblum; Ryan

November 16, 2017

Warren Rosenblum gave the lecture, "Disability and Human Rights: Towards a Global History," at the U.S. State Department. ... Kim McGrath, Ron Daniel and Tyann Cherry co-presented with WINS partner Kent State at the Global Learning Conference. ... Christina Gilbert and Kelsey Bourne and faculty member Stephanie Schroeder presented at the Missouri Community College Association convention. ... Tim Ryan received the Audio Engineering Society's Board of Governors Award.

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Mieko Hironaka-Bergt

In the News: Pollak, Cross, Werfelmann, Hironaka-Bergt, Bushey

November 14, 2017

Music faculty David Werfelmann and Mieko Hironaka-Bergt will be interviewed Wednesday on 107.3 FM about their Nov. 21 concert. ... Vienna director Johannes Pollak was on Austrian radio FM4 about Brexit's prospects. ... Criminology professor Remy Cross was interviewed about the investigation of police action during the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally. ... Art and psychology major Amanda Bushey was featured in the Belleville News Democrat for her art therapy work with veterans dealing with PTSD.

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President Beth Stroble

President Stroble Featured in KMOX Profiles Series

November 13, 2017

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was featured in KMOX 1120 AM radio's KMOX Profiles series with Carol Daniel. The wide-ranging and personal interview goes back to childhood influence from teachers, the inspiration she has experienced throughout her career, the importance of mentoring others, the reasons Webster's mission attracted her to the University.

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Training sessions have been announced for the Student Success Portal

Student Success Portal Advanced Training Announced

November 08, 2017

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, is a robust system used throughout the global Webster network. Training sessions are being offered to more formally acclimate users to the current functionality. Advanced training has been scheduled for three key areas: advising tools, progress surveys, and advanced filters.

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United Way of Greater St. Louis

United Way Campaign Conclusion

November 07, 2017

The 2017 Webster University United Way planning committee would like to thank all St. Louis area faculty and staff for their generosity and participation this year. The three-week campaign closes with the announcement of the grand prize winner of a Bose Wi-Fi Music System, to Dorcas McLaughlin, professor, Nursing. Contributions support a network of 200 nonprofits that make a difference in the community, including more than 20 located within just two miles of the Webster Groves campus.

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The Paid Parental Leave Policy becomes effective Jan. 1, 2018.

New Paid Parental Leave Policy for Full-Time Staff, Administrators

November 06, 2017

A new Staff and Administrator Parental Leave Policy will become effective Jan. 1, 2018. at U.S. locations. This follows a Webster Staff Alliance Compensation Committee request that administration consider implementing such a policy, and a task force working through the summer and early fall to research similar policies and recommend a policy for Webster. NOTE: Because benefits under this policy may run concurrent with short term disability benefits, it is important to review the policy while you are also eligible to enroll in those benefits in the current enrollment period through Nov. 15.

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Find out what the portal can do for you and your students.

Student Success Portal Initial Training Wrapping Up

November 03, 2017

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, launched Oct. 16. Users (students as well as faculty and staff members) may now access and explore the highly intuitive and easy-to-use system at their leisure, and trainings continue to more formally acclimate users to the current functionality. Please see the final sessions of Fall 2017 initial introductory training to get you up to speed.

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Gorlok Health

Prepare for Open Enrollment at the Benefits Fair Nov. 2

November 01, 2017

As benefits open enrollment commences, Nov. 1-15, the Annual Benefits Fair will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m, in Sunnen Lounge. All insurance carriers, such as United Healthcare and TIAA, will be available to respond to questions, along with Human Resources and Webster Wellness. There will also be giveaways and prizes. Extended site employees can request vendor contact by sending an email to

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Sidney Blumenthal, journalist, author

Webster University Hosts Author Sidney Blumenthal Nov. 8

October 31, 2017

President Beth Stroble invites the Webster community to a talk with author Sidney Blumenthal as part of the Contemporary Conversation for a Connected World series, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m, in the East Academic Building, room 253. The talk is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested.

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GLA fellows toured Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

Global Leadership Academy 2017 Concludes

October 27, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy has its final sessions together Friday, concluding an 10-month journey of leadership development and reflection and deeper understanding of the complexities of the Webster University network. Fellows visited Scott Air Force Base on Thursday for perspectives on military and online education, while Friday features a wrap-up session and group project presentations. Congratulations to the 2017 GLA fellows!

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