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Message to the Community from the President, Provost and Chief Diversity Officer

March 22, 2019

The tragic loss of 51 lives during two horrific terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last weekend is another stark reminder that we have much work to do toward encouraging others to learn and accept others with different backgrounds and belief systems. This hatred and bigotry toward our Muslim brothers and sisters, as well as any act of hate toward any member of the human community, should immensely affect us all.

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Faculty Conversation Series: Supporting trans and non-binary students

March 22, 2019

All faculty, students, and staff are invited to the next session of the Equity and Access Faculty Conversation Series. This session will focus on supporting trans and non-binary students and will be held March 28 from 12-1 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center Suite (Library 420). RSVP if you plan to attend, as pizza will be served. Students are more than welcome to attend.

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ARC Announces Demo for Online Tutoring Program, NetTutor

ARC Announces Demo for Online Tutoring Program, NetTutor

March 21, 2019

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is hosting a demo for a professional online tutoring program, NetTutor. The proposed partnership with NetTutor will supplement the current options within the Tutoring Program. An online demonstration showing of NetTutor is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, from 3-4:30 p.m., in EAB 137. Anyone interested in joining the session remotely may join via WebEx.

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Starfish Analytics Orientation March 26, April 2

March 20, 2019

Department chairs, program leaders, faculty working with student success initiatives, and managers of student support areas are invited to attend a one-hour Starfish Analytics orientation, focused on empowering campus leaders to dive into predictive and historical data about our students, their courses and what characteristics can help improve student retention.

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FDC Announces Additional Active Learning Tuesdays Topics for March and April

FDC Announces Active Learning Tuesdays Topics for March and April

March 18, 2019

The Faculty Development Center invites all interested Webster University faculty and staff to join them for Active Learning Tuesdays, workshops focused on engaged learning, technology, and student success. All workshops are held on Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. in Sverdrup 119, the Active Learning space. Feel free to drop in or register now. RSVPs are appreciated.

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Géopolitis on channel RTS

In the News: Fatton, Frazier, Nyzhnyk, Rothenbuhler, Seurkamp

March 15, 2019

International relations professor Lionel Fatton was interviewed on Swiss TV about tensions around Taiwan and the South China Sea. ... School of Communications Dean Eric Rothenbuhler was interviewed on KMOX about finding the right fit for college amid an admission scandal among "ultra-wealthy" parents. ... Graduate student and chess team member Illya Nyzhnyk was interviewed by the Associate Press. ... Cybersecurity professor Paul Frazier was interviewed on KMOV about child safety on the internet. ... Alumna Mary Pat Seurkamp was inducted into the Baltimore Sun Civic and Business Hall of Fame.

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Farewell, Retirement Announcements

March 14, 2019

As individuals announce their retirements this spring, we will collect invitations submitted by their departments on ways to wish them well. This post will be updated each time new information is submitted to Webster Today. If you would like you or your colleague's information shared in this way, send to

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student veterans organization

'Laughing at Life's Challenges': Webster SVO presents improv workshops, animated film screening April 3

March 13, 2019

On April 3, the Webster Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host "Laughing At Life’s Challenges," a day of networking, camaraderie and interactive learning for both civilians and military members to utilize comedy and the arts to actively combat life stress and adversity. Two applied improv comedy resiliency workshops, one with general/civilian focus and one with a military/veteran focus, will be instructed by actor/comedian and veteran BJ Lange. A screening of the animated series "DISCHARGED" followed by Q&A with creator Maj. Jas Boothe, is also planned. The events will be held in Browning Hall Auditorium, and are free and open to everyone.

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IT Announces Office 365 Training This Summer

March 08, 2019

Information Technology is pleased to announce that it will be offering Office 365 learning and training sessions beginning this summer. Starting next week and continuing through Spring, IT will reach out to the community to discuss current usage of Office 365 tools and identify any departmental processes or opportunities that may be enhanced with increased education, training and adoption of Office 365 applications.

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President Stroble and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who opened the conference's first day.

Thank You from Diversity and Inclusion Conference Planners

March 06, 2019

The 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference was a tremendous success thanks to speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees. We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile as members of our community came together to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society. The event this year broke all previous attendance records and would not have been possible without the contributions of so many of you and our generous sponsors.

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Marilyn Booker delivered the keynote on the third day of the conference.

Snapshots: 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference

March 06, 2019

Webster University's 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew more than 500 speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees to the Webster Groves campus, coming together for three days of thought-provoking activities to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society.

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Spring I grades are due March 15

Spring I Grades Due March 15, Guidance on Incomplete Grades

March 06, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Webster has several resources available to help faculty determine when/if an Incomplete grade is appropriate. By more closely monitoring Incompletes and their resolutions and ensuring that all grades are posted in a timely manner, Webster can help keep students on track to meet their academic goals.

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Merit Student-Recognition Platform Training Sessions March 19, March 27

March 06, 2019

Webster students do great things every day. To recognize their accomplishments and connect their stories of success to our institution’s key stakeholders, the University has implemented the Merit Pages system to showcase the success of our students. A live tutorial is the best way to illustrate how Merit could be implemented. Patrick Giblin, director of Public Relations, will demonstrate the Merit system on March 19 and March 27 for faculty and staff, and provide information on how to get started.

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