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D&I 2020

Students: Share your art at the Diversity & Inclusion Conference

January 16, 2020

The SGA Diversity and Inclusion Committee invite students to submit their art to be exhibited on campus at the 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Conference. Art submissions are due no later than Feb. 14. The submission must include a written explanation (maximum 250 words) on how or why your art exemplifies the theme “Seeing Humanity.”

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Gorlok Greats Award Nominations, Now Open

January 15, 2020

The Webster Staff Alliance (WSA) 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 Jan. 15 through Mar. 1.

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Webster Uzbekistan Welcomes New Students at Spring Orientation

January 13, 2020

Webster University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, greeted its first Spring cohorts, welcoming approximately 70 undergraduate students at the final registration process on Jan. 10. Graduate orientation was held on Jan. 6 in the evening. The ten new MBA students had the opportunity to meet Webster staff and campus leadership, as well as learn more about the university's values and academics.

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Spring 2020 Success Portal Reminders, Updates and New Tools Available

January 06, 2020

Two new student success tools are launching in the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, in Spring 2020: the Academic Success plan and the English Proficiency Concern flag. In addition to these new resources, faculty and staff can read through to learn more about existing features, exciting updates to them and when to expect the Attendance Verification, Early Term and Midterm surveys to begin and end.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, college of fine arts, employee news, extended campus, faculty, online learning, school of business and technology, school of communications, school of education, webster life, webster today, student success portal, starfish

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Webster Geneva Student Aya Abdullah Speaks At Opening Plenary of the Global Refugee Forum

December 20, 2019

Webster University Geneva Aya Abdullah was a speaker at the opening plenary of the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva. This event was the most important high-level political event on refugees ever taken place; and one year after the creation of the Global Compound for action on refugees. Abdullah, who is member of the Global Youth Advisory Council, spoke immediately after seven heads of state, including the presidents of Switzerland and Turkey. Abdullah spoke about her experience as a refugee, fleeing Iraq to Syria with her family at the age of 14, and then again in 2011 to Turkey due to the war in Syria.

tags: global, webster life, webster today, student, geneva, extended campus

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Webster Athens Students Host Holiday Celebration for Refugee Children

December 18, 2019

For the fifth year in a row, Webster Athens study abroad and local students, under the direction of the Office of Student Affairs, coordinated a holiday celebration for refugee children at the Caritas Refugee Center. The party took place on Dec 13, at the facilities of Caritas Hellas, where approximately 100 children and their families had a chance to enjoy the festivities and forget about their difficulties for a while.

tags: extended campus, global, webster today, athens, study abroad, community engagement,

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WorldClassRoom Training Available

December 17, 2019

All instructors are welcome to join members of the Online Learning Center for two new upcoming webinars. Faculty members who are new to using WorldClassRoom will consider these topics useful and helpful as they fully incorporate the use of the online tools of WorldClassRoom into their teaching, with the goal of increasing engagement with students. Each webinar will be offered two times and recorded for future viewing.

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Webster Athens Hosts The International Scientific Forum 'The Water'

December 17, 2019

Webster Athens hosted the International Scientific Forum “The Water” on Dec. 10-11. This Forum was organized by the Center of European Studies and Humanities "Ioannis Kapodistrias" in close cooperation with Webster Athens and under the auspices of the President to the Hellenic Republic on the premises of Zapio, in Athens, Greece. The Forum targeted several main aims: to provide academics, researchers, representatives of the government and business people a platform where they could share their ideas, present papers and receive feedback about their research

tags: academics, extended campus, global, webster today, athens, employee news

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Kemper Teaching Excellence Award Nominations Due Feb. 10

December 10, 2019

The Office of the President invites nominations for the 2020 William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate teaching at its finest: two for full-time, main campus faculty members who will each receive a $10,000 award, and two adjunct faculty members (all campuses and online) who will each receive a $5,000 award. Nominations are due by Feb. 10, 2020.

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Gorlok Greats Award Winners Recognized for Fall 2019

December 06, 2019

The Gorlok Greats Award recognizes 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. This fall the Webster Staff Alliance received over 40 nominations for this distinguished award and a dedicated committee selected six exceptional employees from across the Webster Network: Richard Brafo, Nicholas Frank, David Handrahan, Allison Labaali, DeLayne Levels and Vanika Spencer.

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Ellard, Palmore Trains Leiden Community on Student Success Portal

December 05, 2019

Erica Ellard, director of the Academic Resource Center, and Erik Palmore, director of the Faculty Development Center, spent a week in November at the Leiden campus holding training sessions for faculty, staff, and students on the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, and other University resources to support student success.

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Ronald W. Hunt was pursuing a dual Master's in Business Administration and Information Technology Management.

Remembering Ronald W. Hunt, Webster Hill AFB Student

December 05, 2019

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Ronald W. Hunt, who was pursuing a dual graduate degree at the Hill Air Force Base campus location. The community extends condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at Hill AFB, where he was a computer scientist for the Department of Defense. A viewing and services are scheduled for Dec. 6 and 7.

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Gorloks Give Back: Webster Tashkent students meet with children with disabilities

December 03, 2019

The spirit of giving thanks was felt in Webster Tashkent on Nov. 28 as students connected to their community. On Thanksgiving, 15 student volunteers and a few staff members went to Qibray, a town near Tashkent, to meet with local children with disabilities. Webster University partnered with an organization called Opa-singillar, which translates to “Elder sisters and younger sisters,” who provides support and advocacy for women and children with disabilities. During the meeting, students played games with the children, presented them with treats, and even had a small dance.

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News Around Webster: Bunch veteran award, Cosic film in Russia, transgender conference

November 26, 2019

Recent professional news and achievements for Webster University faculty members include: Alumnus Charles (“Chuck”) Bunch, USAF United States Air Force (ret.), was presented an award by the San Antonio Business Journal, one of 14 Veterans honored with the Veterans in Business award. ... Webster alumnus and adjunct faculty member Zlatko Ćosić will screen an original film, Even the Birds Know It, at the Green Vision International Environmental Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, Nov. 26-29. ... Webster alumni Taylor Michl and current Webster student Elliot Laurence presented at the 2019 Transgender Spectrum Conference, held on Nov. 8-9 at Washington University.

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