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Webster Plans Safe, Phased, Flexible Transition to Begin Fall 2020

June 02, 2020

As local jurisdictions across our campus network begin to ease pandemic-related restrictions, Webster University is finalizing the plans and processes for students to return to our campuses for the fall 2020 term. Webster University will begin the fall 2020 semester and term as scheduled and with face-to-face instruction, following careful guidelines to ensure a safe, healthy university community. Campuses outside the United States are monitoring their local conditions to adjust their plans as needed.

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Webster World Report Podcast 8: Voices from Thailand, Tashkent, South Carolina

May 29, 2020

The eighth edition of the Webster World Report, the discussion linking Webster University’s global operations, features in-depth interviews with Robin Ramcharan from Webster’s Bangkok, Thailand location; part two of a conversation with Maggie Dankert, deputy director in Tashkent; and an interview with Sherriel Byrd, the director of Webster’s Columbia, South Carolina location. The news segment of the program features excerpts of speeches by Chancellor Beth Stroble and President Julian Schuster, and adjunct faculty member Betsy Brandt.

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Do You Help Recruit Students? Get Up to Speed with Slate

May 27, 2020

This summer the Enrollment Management team is launching Slate, a customer relationship management (CRM) tool for student recruitment. Slate will allow us to store and manage prospective student information in one location and streamline the whole process from the initial point of contact and advertising through application and enrollment. We expect everyone involved with student recruitment to engage with Slate at some point. Members of our community who recruit prospective students are required to participate in training before using Slate, so we urge you to familiarize yourself with its capabilities.

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Update from Task Force on Transition and Adaptability

May 21, 2020

The three working groups of the Task Force on Transition and Adaptability are developing recommendations in alignment with CDC guidelines and orders from local jurisdictions to steadily and safely transition to campus-based operations this fall, including a phased approach for employees returning to campus, the modified delivery of face-to-face courses, modified housing and dining, and continued exploration of options for athletics, university events, and other key components of university life.

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Darreyl Milledge and Vida Tiu won the competition over an international field.

Webster Students Win 2020 Spring Capsim Challenge

May 18, 2020

Webster graduate students Vida Tiu and Darreyl Milledge won the 2020 Capstone Business Simulation Spring Challenge over a strong field of international contenders from universities in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica, Poland, Thailand, Turkey and the United States. Tiu and Milledge were encouraged to enter the competition by their professor, John Jinkner at Webster's Jacksonville, Florida, location.

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Virtual recognition

Snapshots: Community, camaraderie at global recognition breakfast

May 18, 2020

Unit leaders at Webster University campuses hosted virtual team breakfast meetings on May 15 to celebrate the accomplishments, service anniversaries and retirements of faculty and staff. Meetings began with a video recording of welcome and appreciation from Chancellor Beth Stroble and President Julian Schuster. A Year-In-Review photo slideshow was also shown, reflecting on the main campus events of 2019-2020.

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Dean Tony Wallner during the virtual 2020 Commencement ceremony

Webster World Report Podcast 7: Dankert, Johnson, Wallner

May 15, 2020

The seventh edition of this podcast linking voices from across Webster's network features in-depth interviews from Tashkent and St. Louis: nursing student Charlie Johnson, who works on the front lines in the pandemic, Dean Tony Wallner of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Maggie Dankert in Tashkent. The news segment features Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussing her new bee census project called ShutterBee, and a short excerpt from the commencement address by Vladimir Ivkovic '99.

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New Inductees to Webster Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society

May 12, 2020

Webster University’s Eta Alpha chapter of Sigma Iota Rho inducted 26 new members on May 8. These new members will further the honor society’s mission to acknowledge scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international affairs. The virtual induction began with a welcome by Eta Alpha co-presidents Brandon Jackson and Daniela Piazzi, followed by a keynote from Webster University President, Julian Z. Schuster.

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Webster World Report Podcast 6: Voices from Vietnam, Leiden, St. Louis, San Antonio

May 08, 2020

The sixth edition of the podcast returns this week, featuring an interview with Vietnamese photojournalism student Phuong Bui of Webster’s School of Communications, who spent 23 days in quarantine after returning home to deal with the pandemic there. The program also features interviews with Jean Paul van Marissing, director of Webster University Leiden, and Erica Ellard, director of the Academic Resource Center. The news segment of the program features Jian Gong, web services analyst in San Antonio, discussing her protective mask-making project, the San Antonio Chinese Alliance Face Masks Group.

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BYOBreakfast Faculty and Staff Global Recognition May 15

May 06, 2020

As a celebration for the end of the academic year, unit leaders at all Webster University campuses will host virtual team meetings on Friday, May 15, to celebrate the accomplishments, service anniversaries and retirements of global faculty and staff. This year's BYOBreakfast Faculty and Staff Global Recognition meeting is a way to still celebrate our Webster colleagues and friends. Department leaders will be in touch to schedule the meetings with their direct reports.

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Webster forms Task Force on Transition and Adaptability from pandemic

May 05, 2020

Webster University has formed a Task Force on Transition and Adaptability to manage its return from remote operations and to address on-going community and operational needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Consisting of three working groups, the task force will maintain continuity for Webster’s annual planning process while ensuring that process is informed by and adaptable to the evolving and unique circumstances of the pandemic.

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Spring 2020 International Distinction Award Recipients

May 05, 2020

The Office of Study Abroad is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 International Distinction award recipients. International Distinction recognizes bachelor’s degree students who meet achievements in international education while at Webster, including advanced proficiency in a foreign language, study abroad and international fieldwork.

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Webster World Report Podcast 5: Voices from Athens, San Antonio, St. Louis

May 01, 2020

The fifth edition of the Webster World Report includes voices from Athens, San Antonio and St. Louis. This program features the second part of our interview with Ruben Molina, director at the Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, campus location; an interview with Laura Herring, a member of Webster’s Board of Trustees; and Sousana Michailidis, vice rector of Webster University Athens. The news segment of the program features Professor Bill Barrett of the School of Communications and Professor Gordana Pesakovic of Webster University Tashkent.

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