News Articles

Jonah Mixon-Webster

Around Webster: Mixon-Webster in Harper's, Williams voting PSA, Kwon on Ferguson, Ellard NCLCA

September 24, 2020

Jonah Mixon-Webster has three poems published in the September issue of Harper's Magazine. ... Jong Bum Kwon co-edited and contributed to an issue of the journal, American Ethnologist, centered on Ferguson. ... Gwyneth Williams participated in Public Service Announcement for the City of St. Louis encouraging people to vote. ... Erica Ellard contributed to a special issue of the journal, The Learning Assistance Review, about higher education’s response to the novel coronavirus.

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Book Circle

Read, Reflect, Discuss: Join the Chancellor's Book Circle in 2020-21

September 24, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble invites Webster University faculty and staff throughout the global campus network to join her for the Chancellor’s Book Circle, a new venue for engagement via Zoom to provide another avenue for members of our community to connect across campuses and departments in an informal, collegial environment. The first selection is “Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men,” by Caroline Criado Perez. The book is available at no cost, with the Zoom meeting on Oct. 14.

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Sverdrup Complex on the main campus in Webster Groves

Invitation for Faculty and Staff to 2020 Fall Faculty Institute

September 23, 2020

The Multicultural Studies Committee, in collaboration with faculty and staff members of color, has worked closely with the Faculty Senate in conceptualizing and planning the 2020 Webster University Fall Faculty Institute, which will be open to all faculty (i.e., full-time, part-time, contingent), staff and administrators across Webster's U.S. domestic campuses. Two sessions will be offered (Oct. 2 or Oct. 9), and registration is required. Space will be limited in order to facilitate engagement and meaningful conversation.

tags: employee news, faculty, faculty senate, diversity and inclusion, webster today

Gorlok Greats

Two Additional Gorlok Greats Awardees, Last Chance to Nominate a Staff Member

September 22, 2020

The deadline to nominate a staff member for the Gorlok Greats Award is almost here. This semester, two additional awardees will be selected for a total number of eight Gorlok Great Awards for Fall 2020. Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 30. Don't delay, take a moment to recognize the outstanding efforts of a staff member who you feel has done an exemplary job in one or more of the areas outlined below.

tags: academics, gorlok greats, wsa, webster staff alliance, employee news, extended campus, students, faculty, webster life, webster today

Zoom Coffee Break, Happy Hour Sessions For Faculty and Staff

September 21, 2020

Various Webster faculty and staff will be hosting informal sessions for you to connect and socialize using our newest tool to enhance instruction, host remote meetings, and interact with others across the Webster network. These Zoom Coffee Break/Happy Hour Sessions are open to all Webster faculty and staff from all campus locations around the world. (Beverages not provided by Webster University, but you are invited to bring your own!)

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Doctor of Education

Seventeen Students Join the Doctor of Education Program

September 18, 2020

The Doctor of Education (EdD) program welcomes 17 students who have joined the fifth cohort in the EdD program. They are the first to take advantage of the recent revisions to the EdD program, beginning Fall 2020. Click through to read more about each of their areas of interest and study. The program has also just released a newsletter, which contains updates to the EdD program, new and alumni student profiles, academic journals, upcoming conferences and more.

tags: doctor of education, academics, employee news, school of education, webster today

Students in the Quad on the main campus

Limitations on Gatherings at Main Campus Extended Indefinitely

September 17, 2020

As we monitor regional conditions and guidelines to limit spread of the coronavirus, the Task Force on Transition & Adaptability has indefinitely extended the limitation on gatherings and events at the main campus in Webster Groves. This limitation was initially imposed from the start of the fall term until at least Sept. 20 as part of the phased return to campus for fall. The current regional environment warrants extending this limitation indefinitely.

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Dang-Williams Named AVP for Academic Affairs

September 15, 2020

Thao Dang-Williams will join the Office of Academic Affairs as associate vice president for Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 28. Dang-Williams has served for six years as Dean of Extended Education for Webster’s St. Louis metropolitan locations at Gateway, Westport and WingHaven. In her new role, Dang-Williams will lead efforts to improve degree progression, retention, and completion for graduate students. She will also manage programming to strengthen undergraduate enrollment and student success, including Dual Credit, and will help to build and improve services and programs for adult learners.

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Amanda Kracen

Around Webster: Kracen research; Dixon panel on diversity; apprentice teaching

September 14, 2020

Amanda Kracen and several Webster alumni who were her research assistants co-published a paper on psychologists providing clinical care in psycho-oncology. ... Trezette Dixon appeared on a special panel discussion on a Society for Human Resource Management panel, "Diversity Despite Disruption." ... A Medium interview with MAT graduate Betsy McMahon discusses teaching during the pandemic and how the School of Education helped students navigate field experiences during these unique times.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, employee news, psychology, master of arts in teaching, news around webster, faculty, school of communications, school of education, webster today

Outcomes Survey

Webster's Outcomes Survey for Summer Graduates

September 14, 2020

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Summer 2020 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The Outcomes Survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately four to six weeks after each term’s graduation date.

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Take the Red Card Pledge

Join Webster at 'Women of the Diaspora: Gender and Race Discrimination' Summit

September 09, 2020

Webster University Geneva Director Clementina Acedo will be one of the featured panelists at the upcoming global forum, “Women of the Diaspora: Gender and Race Discrimination,” the first in a series of upcoming summits on topics related to UN Sustainable Development Goals. The entire Webster University community is invited to register and engage in this event on Sept. 18 and to add their name to the Red Card initiative to combat discrimination and violence against women and girls.

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title ix

Title IX Presents Virtual Bystander Intervention Discussion

September 09, 2020

Join Clery compliance coordinator Paula Stewart for "Don’t Stand By: Bystander Intervention" on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at noon CDT. This guided discussion explores why people may not be inclined to always step in when certain situations arise. Believe it or not, there is science behind it. But it doesn’t always have to be that way. One person can make a difference.

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