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Webinar: Gaining Speed with WorldClassRoom Jan. 23-24

January 16, 2020

In this one hour webinar offered Jan. 23 and Jan. 24, participants will learn more about how and why to use some of the tools in WCR, including Announcements, SpeedGrader and the New Gradebook to create an engaging environment for students. Information will also be provided about modifying and enhancing assignments with Turnitin, rubrics and plagiarism prevention strategies.

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Gorlok Greats Award Nominations, Now Open

January 15, 2020

The Webster Staff Alliance (WSA) encourages all faculty, staff, and students to submit nominations to help recognize the outstanding work of Webster University staff members. The Gorlok Greats Award was created by the WSA to help recognize staff members whose achievements, whether an individual act or sustained effort of exemplary service, relate to Webster University strategies and support the University’s values and mission. The nomination period runs from Jan. 15 through Mar. 1.

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Elsa Fan

Around Webster: Fan, Vix, Scharf publications; Chakaryan workshop; Cosic screenings

January 14, 2020

Hasmik Chakaryan will present a workshop, "Working with Immigrant and Refugee Populations: Increasing Contextual Knowledge and Cultural Competency." ... Elsa Fan co-edited a special section in Medicine Anthropology Theory on how the category "men who have sex with men," or “MSM," circulates in global health spaces and development interventions. ... Heidi Vix and Emily Scharf wrote a chapter in "The Library Workplace Idea Book: Proactive Steps for Positive Change." ... Zlatko Cosic's films screened in Ethiopia, Germany and Croatia.

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The training was developed in consultation with SafeColleges, which administers an online training platform addressing critical issues like Title IX compliance.

Mandatory Title IX Training: All Students, Employees to complete by Feb. 21

January 13, 2020

Title IX awareness and compliance training is required for all Webster all students, faculty and staff at all campus locations and will launch on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The Title IX Office will allow participants 30 days to complete the required training. All students, faculty and staff are expected to complete the training by Friday, Feb. 21.

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Carter Leads Music for Circus Harmony, Tickets Available

January 10, 2020

Jeffrey Carter, professor and chair in the Department of Music, is currently working as the music director and composer for Circus Harmony, a St. Louis’ only social circus organization, that uses circus art to motivate social change. Carter has written the music for the show titled FLUENTE, an underwater circus adventure, suitable for all ages, with performances are Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 26-26. Bandmembers also includes sophomore music major Noah Lovins, Community Music School's Joe Winters and Music alumnus Jake Stergos.

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Trevor Noah

Book Club: Trevor Noah's 'Born a Crime' Jan. 13

January 10, 2020

Join the Webster University Book Club as we discuss Trevor Noah’s "Born a Crime" on Monday, Jan. 13, at noon in the Library Conference Room. All are welcome. Born to a black mother and a white father, Trevor Noah’s birth was literally a crime in Apartheid South Africa. A strong mother protected him as best she could from the South African government and the poverty and violence of their Soweto neighborhood. Trevor Noah tells his story with a sense of humor and gratitude for the family that prepared him to survive and find opportunities including his current hosting gig on Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show."

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Jeanelle Wiley Named Assistant Chancellor, Secretary of the University and Senior Privacy Director

January 10, 2020

Jeanelle Wiley has been named Assistant Chancellor, Secretary of the University and Senior Privacy Director, reflecting her role as a direct report to the Chancellor and as an officer of the Board of Trustees. Wiley also serves as the University's liaison to external counsel for all legal issues institutionally and collaborates with University departments to implement regulations and policies.

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Academic Resource Center Sees Increased Use of Key Services

January 07, 2020

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers a variety of services that are an excellent resource for students and faculty alike. Between the Fall 2018 and 2019 semesters, data has shown an increase in the usage of a variety of services. To ensure faculty members continue to get the most out of the center, there are resources available to help deepen their knowledge and even bring ARC staff to the classroom and share with students.

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Spring 2020 Success Portal Reminders, Updates and New Tools Available

January 06, 2020

Two new student success tools are launching in the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, in Spring 2020: the Academic Success plan and the English Proficiency Concern flag. In addition to these new resources, faculty and staff can read through to learn more about existing features, exciting updates to them and when to expect the Attendance Verification, Early Term and Midterm surveys to begin and end.

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The Reflective Teaching Community Announces New Remote Sessions for Faculty Worldwide

December 19, 2019

Based on growing demand, the Reflective Teaching Community announces that it will hold remote sessions of the learning community via WebEx beginning in January. These sessions continue the learning community’s year-long exploration of the theme of experiential and place-based learning, opening up these conversations to faculty across our network. In order to accommodate as many locations as possible, these sessions will be held at 8:30 or 9 a.m. central time.

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Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

In the News: Hinson on the MBA; Art is Labor; Drury carols

December 18, 2019

MBA program director Steve Hinson was featured on a panel of business school leaders that appeared in the Dec. 13 edition of the St. Louis Business Journal. ... The "Art is Labor" exhibit at Webster's Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery was featured by St. Louis Public Radio. ... The Community Music School's Rebecca Drury was interviewed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about her role as a professional Christmas caroler in the St. Charles Christmas Traditions Festival.

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Fall 2 Grades Due Dec. 31: Guidance on incomplete grades

December 18, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all graduate and undergraduate Fall 2 course grades are due by Dec. 31, now is the time to look over the resources Webster has available to help faculty determine when or if an Incomplete grade is appropriate.

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WorldClassRoom Training Available

December 17, 2019

All instructors are welcome to join members of the Online Learning Center for two new upcoming webinars. Faculty members who are new to using WorldClassRoom will consider these topics useful and helpful as they fully incorporate the use of the online tools of WorldClassRoom into their teaching, with the goal of increasing engagement with students. Each webinar will be offered two times and recorded for future viewing.

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