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Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Year End Financial Closing

May 21, 2019

The University’s fiscal year ends on May 31, 2019. In order to be compliant with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), Webster must include in its financial statements all expenses incurred during the year. The Webster community’s effort to meet all deadlines is greatly appreciated. Click through to review these deadlines for Expenditures, Invoices and Voucher Requests, Petty Cash, Concur and P-card.

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2018-19 Highlights: Academics, Athletics, Achievements and Awards

May 20, 2019

Webster University’s Class of 2019 numbers 5,000 graduates across the world, bringing Webster’s total alumni to more than 200,000 and capping another historic year for Webster University. Enjoy highlights of the 2018-19 academic year's achievements for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the University across the worldwide network.

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Join the 9th annual GCP Collaboratory in person or online

Join GCP Collaboratory Sessions Online

May 20, 2019

The ninth annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory will be held Tuesday and Wednesday with faculty, students and academic partners. This is a space for the Webster community to share research, collaborate across disciplines, strengthen assessment practices, and explore new directions related to teaching and learning. For those wishing to join us remotely, the following sessions will be streamed and video made available after the event on the GCP website.

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Academic Resource Center Pairs with NetTutor, Wyatt Moves to Tutoring Program Coordinator

May 17, 2019

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is excited to announce two developments with the Tutoring Program. Effective Monday, June 3, Cherie Wyatt, current part-time Undergraduate Academic Advisor, will move into the full-time role of the Tutoring Program Coordinator. Additionally, the university is moving forward with its partnership with NetTutor, a professional online tutoring program.

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Kemper Award

Excellence in Teaching: 2019 Kemper Award Winners Awada, Geraghty-Rathert, Arese Visconti, Ryals

May 15, 2019

The William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded each year to two full-time and two part-time faculty members at Webster University who demonstrate teaching at its finest. This year’s recipients are Jef Awada, Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Francesco Arese Visconti and Robert Ryals.

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New Email Security Feature on Webster Accounts

May 15, 2019

Effective Wednesday evening, May 15, a new email security feature will be implemented for accounts that will make it easier to identify emails that come from outside of the organization by displaying a caution message at the top of the email body. Designed to serve as a reminder to exercise caution in daily email communications, especially when opening emails from unknown or external sources, this security feature is part of Information Technology’s effort to fight spam and phishing emails.

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The Gorlok

Staff Members of the Year Announced at Annual Recognition Breakfast

May 15, 2019

Tara Campbell and Nancy Higgins were announced as the Staff Members of the Year at the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Breakfast on Tuesday, May 14. The two are also Webster alumnae. Other previously announced honorees from the network were also recognized, including the faculty recipients of this year's Kemper and Messing awards, the staff Gorlok Greats, new retirees and those who reached milestones for years of service in 2019.

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Ramadan May 6-June 4, Notes for Webster Community Members

May 08, 2019

Please join us in wishing our Muslim faculty, staff and students a joyful season of Ramadan! This is the first year in many years that Ramadan has begun during the end of the school year. There will be a Ramadan Iftar/Dinner in the University Center's Sunnen Lounge, on Wednesday, May 8. Everyone is welcome! Please register online to let organizers know if you plan to attend. Professors with night classes this summer, please consider the timing of your breaks during the evening classes.

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Brenda Newberry

In the News: Newberry, Corrigan, Roberts, Tennis

May 08, 2019

NBC affiliate TV6 out of Marquette, Michigan, produced a story on Katrina Serbentes, who will begin study next year and join the Webster University tennis team. ... The St. Louis American highlighted Brenda Newberry, who will receive an honorary degree at Saturday’s 100th Commencement ceremony. ... Joe Roberts was quoted by Wallhub about advice for emerging entrepreneurs. ... Don Corrigan will be featured in a Festus-Crystal City radio interview and newspaper article next week on his new book “Nuts About Squirrels."

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Advising Excellence Award Winners, NACADA Certificate of Merit

May 08, 2019

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Academic Advising Center announce this year’s Advising Excellence Award winners. Terry Sullivan, assistant professor in the Communications and Journalism Department, and Amy Carroll, senior academic advisor on the Academic Advising Center’s Graduate Team for faculty and professional staff advising. Additionally, last year's winner Jordan Wienke was recently awarded with a Certificate of Merit of the Outstanding Advising Award – Primary Advising Role and will be recognized in October at the NACADA national conference.

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Spring 2019 Grade Due Dates and Guidance on Incomplete Grades

May 08, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all undergraduate course grades are due by May 17 and all graduate Spring II course grades are due by May 24, 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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Commencement at The Muny

Commencement Staff, Faculty Bus Schedule

May 06, 2019

Buses will be available according to the following schedule for taking faculty and staff to The Muny for the 2019 Commencement rehearsal on Friday, May 10, and the ceremony itself on Saturday, May 11. The meeting for all staff working the ceremony is Monday, May 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Winifred Moore Auditorium.

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News Around Webster: Hyman, Rosenblum, Cosic, Corrigan

May 06, 2019

Randall Hyman's traveling interactive exhibit on climate change is on display in Minneapolis. ... Warren Rosenblum will present two lectures in St. Louis, on Holocaust denial and antisemitism in Europe. ... Zlatko Ćosić has two films, "DIRTY LOOK" and "UN-POLLUTE," screening as part of Twisted Oyster Film and New Media Festival. ... Don Corrigan had a paper on “Squirrels and Popular Culture” accepted for the Midwest Popular Culture Association conference.

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Data Security

Updated Resources: Security and Privacy Section of the Website

May 01, 2019

The Privacy and Information Security Department hosts critical resources regarding privacy and data security on a new section of the Webster University’s website: These resources are made available to help protect personal and sensitive information of the entire Webster community. Users can use the site to learn more about security and privacy topics, access pertinent forms and notices, as well as keep informed of awareness training, guidance and consultation.

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