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Webster Speaks

Webster Speaks Series: View episode 1, join July 22 for next discussion on race, equity and inclusion

July 15, 2020

More than 140 Webster students, alumni and community members logged on WebEx July 8 to see the premiere episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion. The new virtual speaker series featured guest Donald M. Suggs, publisher and president of the St. Louis American, engaging in a wide-ranging discussion with Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s Chief Diversity Officer. Regional recruiting coordinator Earl McCoy, Jr. served as the moderator, fielding audience questions. The next live episode will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, and feature two guests: The Hon. Ella Jones, the first African American and first female mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, and Michael McMillan, chairman of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis.

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Webster University Signs Agreement For Institutional License with Zoom

July 15, 2020

Webster University is excited to announce to have signed an agreement for an institutional license with Zoom to become the university’s primary web conferencing solution. Recommended by a sub-committee of the CIO Council with a focus on teaching and learning, Zoom was selected for the anticipated benefits for our student, faculty and staff community.

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Conservatory Welcomes New Stage Management Faculty Member

July 13, 2020

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University is proud to welcome Evangeline Rose Whitlock as assistant professor of stage management. Whitlock's impressive artistic trajectory and innovative teaching philosophy uniquely qualify her to lead the BFA program in Stage Management. Prior to her appointment at Webster, Whitlock lived and worked in New York City and was the visiting assistant arts professor of stage management at New York University. She has also taught and mentored student stage managers at Adelphi University, Brooklyn College, and Baylor University.

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Emerson Library to Reopen Aug. 17 with Safety Changes

July 13, 2020

The Library is looking forward to reopening on Monday, Aug. 17 for Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please see the Library website for scheduled hours. Upon reopen, users will be able to browse and check out library materials, request and pick up items, and use computers and study spaces. In order to facilitate social distancing, furniture and computer seating have been rearranged, allowing more space.

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Woody Cooper

In the News: Cooper on police, Rodney on school openings, Kracen on Kennard

July 09, 2020

Jameca Woody Cooper was quoted in Salon on why many police departments target ethnic minority communities. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed by KSDK about the plans to reopen K-12 schools in the St. Louis region. ... Amanda Kracen co-authored a St. Louis American editorial calling for Kennard Classic Junior Academy to be renamed.

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outcome survey

Outcomes Survey for Spring 2, 2020 Graduates

July 08, 2020

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 2, 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. The survey asks recent graduates about the impact of their Webster experiences as well as their employment status, educational plans, and updated contact information.

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Kathryn Smith Bowers

Remembering Kathryn Smith Bowers, Emerita Professor of Music

July 07, 2020

The Webster University community extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Kathryn Smith Bowers, emerita professor of Music, who passed away June 30 in Boulder, Colorado. Bowers retired from Webster University in 2010, after 24 years on the faculty. She served as director of choral activities and music education in the Department of Music. She established the MM in Sacred Music, and led the popular Summer Sings series. Before coming to Webster University, she taught at Butler University in Indianapolis.

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Balazs Szanto

In the News: MacNeill on inequality, Szanto on Vietnam, alumni in news

July 06, 2020

Allan MacNeill was quoted extensively by CNBC regarding racial wealth inequalities and how they perpetuate social injustice. ... Balaz Szanto was quoted by DAP News about the ASEAN member conference and how Vietnam is positioning itself in border disputes. ... Alumnus Ken Lorentzen co-wrote an article for the U.S. Army website about artificial intelligence and data strategy in the Army. ... Webster University was mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine in a profile on John Zorn, who studied music at Webster before beginning his legendary composing career.

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Bill Hall

In the News: Pease on pandemic, Ramcharan on Iran, Hall on protests, alum takes command

July 02, 2020

Kelly-Kate Pease was quoted extensively in El Universal, the major Mexican newspaper, on the impact of Covid 19 on the future of multilateralism and international organizations. ... Robin Ramcharan was quoted in Iranian news outlets about the impact of U.S. withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Treaty. ... Bill Hall was quoted in Time Magazine about "the history of looting" in the United States. ... Alumnus Lt. Col. Jay VanDenbos was profiled after taking command of the U.S. Army 900th Contracting Battalion.

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The Gorlok

Webster Surpasses Gorloks Now! Crowdfunding Goal

July 01, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of over 160 community members and friends across 24 U.S. states and five countries, Webster University surpassed its goal of raising $30,000 for the Gorloks Now! Fund. Launched in May to support members of the Webster community affected by the pandemic, Gorloks Now! is part of Webster’s inaugural crowdfunding efforts, a way to quickly rally community support for a specific need.

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Warren Rosenblum

In the News: Rodney, Rosenblum, Smith, Cooper

June 29, 2020

Warren Rosenblum was interviewed on NBC affiliate KSDK and KWRH radio about the historical context of Christopher Columbus and Confederacy monuments and their removal. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed by MEL Magazine on “How to Use Motivational Interviewing Tactics to Make People Realize They’re Wrong." ... Julie Smith was on the “Persons of Interest” podcast on how to debunk false info on social media. ... Basiyr Rodney penned an op-ed in the newsletter for the PanAfrican Ahmadiyya Muslim Association USA.

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incomplete grades

Incomplete Grade Guidance for Summer 2020

June 29, 2020

Effective June 1, 2020, the allowable timeframe for grades of Incompletes has changed to two terms following the course end date. Grades of Incomplete are an option that faculty may select to allow students to complete their work if the situation is appropriate. Per catalog policy, appropriate situations are those “where the student has satisfactorily completed major components of the course and has the ability to finish the remaining work without re-enrolling.”

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Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion

Launch of 'Webster Speaks' Part of Several Initiatives on Race, Equity and Inclusion

June 26, 2020

As part of on-going efforts to underscore its commitment to social justice issues, this summer Webster University is launching a virtual speaker series, "Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion." The series will be presented every other week and will feature live interviews with thought leaders from within Webster and the wider community. The first edition, scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, will feature Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen interviewing Dr. Donald M. Suggs.

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