News Articles

Jennifer Moiles

LERRN Project Supports Refugees Pursuing Education at Webster Athens

October 21, 2020

Since January 2018, Webster Athens has partnered with the Love Elevates Refugee Relief Network (LERRN) to make higher education more accessible to students who are refugees. The program has sponsored 18 students at Webster’s Athens, encompassing 234 credit hours, while the first student in the program graduated with an MBA in August 2020. This fall, the program has sponsored ten students, who are all on their way to earning their degree despite extraordinarily difficult life circumstances.

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Webster Athens Completes First Virtual Study Abroad Course

October 15, 2020

Webster Athens has successfully completed its first virtual study abroad course during Fall 1. Professor Stanley Sfekas engaged students in the Virtual Greek Mythology and Religion course through online class discussions and lectures, virtual tours of archaeological sites, museums and educational videos. The Greek Mythology and Religion course was already offered as part of the curriculum in Athens. Adding and modifying the Modern Greek Society and Culture course gave students this experience to virtually travel while staying at home. These courses allow students to learn about Greece’s historical past, which laid the foundations for Western civilization, culture, mythology, religion, philosophy, art, literature and political institutions.

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President Julian Z. Schuster

In the News: Schuster on pandemic learning; Hall on Rewire; South Carolina TCS; Beckstein

October 13, 2020

President Julian Schuster was quoted about safety prep, modifications and future plans as part of a Ladue News feature on learning during the pandemic. ... Bill Hall was quoted on the PBS program, "Rewire," about the nature of politicians' promises of major reform. ... Several news outlets covered the agreement to make it easier for students in the South Carolina Technical College System to transfer into programs at Webster. ... Webster Thailand's Amoneeta Beckstein wrote a guest column in Community Psychology about how Native Americans are coping during the pandemic.

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New Student Features Launching in Starfish Oct.19

October 09, 2020

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, will launch some exciting new students' features on Oct. 19. Some features included a redesigned Dashboard, a calendar section that includes students’ course schedules and a notifications section that will include all of a student’s tracking items – with or without due dates.

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Call for Nominations: Adjunct faculty outstanding performance recognition

September 29, 2020

The academic deans invite academic department chairpersons, domestic extended campus directors, domestic extended campus assistant directors and the director of the Global Citizenship Program to nominate U.S. adjunct faculty for a one-time payment in recognition of demonstrated outstanding teaching performance. One-time payments will be $1,000 to each selected individual with up to 50 adjunct faculty members selected. Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2020. Click through for the nomination form.

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Campbell University

Campbell University Joins WINS Program

September 23, 2020

Webster University welcomes its newest Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) member, Campbell University, a private Baptist university located just outside Raleigh in Buies Creek, North Carolina. As one of only four private universities in the state to achieve highest accreditation level, Campbell offers over 100 tracks and concentrations.

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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.

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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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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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Tashkent First MBA Graduates Employed At Prestigious Institutions

September 11, 2020

Webster University in Tashkent will soon be celebrating its first graduates who earned Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. Many of the newly minted MBAs will continue at their current jobs, and a few are taking on prestigious new roles including chairperson of the Youth Parliament, deputy head of department at the Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan, a government medal recipient, and a head specialist at the Agency for Information and Mass Communications of Uzbekistan.

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Jenifer Lewis speaks at Commencement

Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and Webster University 102nd Commencement Speaker

August 31, 2020

The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 102nd commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8, 2021. This annual ceremony is the largest gathering of graduates and their families from Webster University campus locations throughout the world. Nominations must be submitted through the online form and will be accepted through Oct. 2, 2020.

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Gorlok Greats

Gorlok Greats Award Nomination Deadline Oct. 1

August 18, 2020

The Webster Staff Alliance 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 Aug. 15 through Oct. 1.

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Faculty Development Grant

Applications for 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 17, 2020

Applications for the 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 21, 2020. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021

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In the News: Hall on Bush-Clay; Liberati on children in pandemic; Alum book; Rodak

August 13, 2020

A story quoting Bill Hall on a prominent Congressional primary appeared in more than 300 newspapers in the United States...Ryan Liberati was interviewed live on Fox2 about the effects of the pandemic on children. ... Webster Alumnus Willie (Mac) McDaniel was featured in several newspapers for his book chronicling his childhood in 1950s Selma, Alabama. ... Dawn Rodak, campus director for Webster's Melbourne Metropolitan location, wrote an article in Space Coast Business.

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