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Guidance on Protecting Privacy Rights and Public Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020

While Webster University´s primary focus remains on slowing COVID-19 transmission and addressing public health impacts on all of its constituents, there are numerous other issues that the University is mindful of and is addressing simultaneously. Privacy and information security considerations remain at the top of University´s concerns.

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Spring 2 Early Term Progress Surveys Launch March 27

March 23, 2020

The Spring 2 Early Term Progress Surveys launch on Friday, March 27 and will be open for ten days, closing Monday, April 6 at 11 p.m. Central Time. The survey is distributed to all graduate and undergraduate Spring 2 courses throughout the United States and Leiden campuses. Survey completion is especially helpful as the student success team navigates the issues brought about by COVID-19.

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Update: ARC Supports and Services Remain Available

March 19, 2020

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is available to support faculty and students as we move all St. Louis and US Metro classes – as well as classes at many of our non-US campuses – online. Due to the need to continue to cut down on person-to-person interactions, the physical Academic Resource Center (ARC) is closing until it is safe to return to normal operations. While the physical ARC is closed, the core academic support resources and services – academic counseling, ADA services, assistive technology assistance, tutoring, and writing – remain available to faculty and students.

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COVID-19 Updates for Students, Faculty and Staff - March 15

March 15, 2020

The COVID-19 situation is changing so quickly that events can happen overnight that require Webster University to quickly react to enhance the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff. Though today is a Sunday, it is no exception to this new reality of rapid developments occurring nearly hourly. Please review the following updates from Sunday, March 15.

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Student Success Portal Updates for Spring II, 2020

March 13, 2020

Some developments have been occurring with regard to the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, including additional attributes for financial aid and graduation status, more non-US campus integration and on-boarding, and updates to the website such as search parameters and a survey calendar for the 2020-21 academic year.

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COVID-19 Enhanced Travel Measures, Social Distancing

March 11, 2020

As University leadership and members of the COVID-19 task force are work to ensure safety so our mission of providing education may go forward unabated, the following Enhanced Travel Measures and a method of self-registering travel have been instated. Webster University remains focused on the health and wellbeing of the entire Webster community, so please review these measures and, if applicable, the Social Distancing Policy.

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See the latest recommendations and FAQ from the CDC for COVID-19 prevention.

COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness

March 08, 2020

Health officials emphasize that there are actions each of us can take to prevent spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please see guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and stay tuned to updates from Webster's COVID-19 Task Force at Safety, clear communication, and education will remain our goals throughout this challenging time.

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Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Opportunities from the OLC

March 06, 2020

The Online Learning Center (OLC) is committed to supporting the ongoing teaching and learning in Webster University’s online courses. The same highly qualified faculty who teach for us in the classroom teach our online courses. These upcoming webinars are a great way to learn and practice skills to help elevate the learning process.

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CDC Officials Visit Webster Ghana for COVID-19 Awareness Talk

March 05, 2020

Amidst news on the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases sprouting up globally, Webster University Ghana held a campus awareness talk on the virus in partnership with the CDC Global Health Ghana on Feb. 25. The talk involved a team of CDC representatives from the US and Ghana presenting the hard facts of COVID-19 to students and staff, demystifying misconceptions about the virus and discussing relevant international relations implications.

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Smithsonian Curator Visits Webster Ghana to Discuss Sports as an Art Form

February 25, 2020

In collaboration with the American Embassy, the Ghana Campus welcomed Dr. Damion Thomas to deliver a Black History Month talk to students and faculty, exploring how the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture uses sports as an entry point into larger social, cultural, and political conversations affecting U.S. race relations. Thomas is the sports section curator for the museum and the director of the Sports and Race Initiative.

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A Valentine's Day Gift from Ghana Gorloks to Children in Need

February 21, 2020

In an impressive community service effort, Webster Ghana students developed the campus’ first-ever coin drive led by the SGA to raise funds to purchase food items for underprivileged children at the Kaya Childcare Center in Accra. Over three weeks, students, faculty and staff donated loose change and bills to pay for the various necessities. On the morning of Valentine’s Day, student volunteers, SGA representatives and Student Life staff went to make the donation.

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Webster Ghana Goes Green

February 20, 2020

Kicking off a Webster Goes Green initiative, in an attempt to reduce the carbon footprint of the campus, Webster Ghana undertook various conservation practices, leading up to their first Public Lecture of the year, focused on the environment. Feb. 1-7 was designated as Eco Week with a number of recycling, reducing and reusing activities taking place on campus, heightened by a competition element for maximum student involvement.

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Chancellor to Help Launch Campaign to Fight Discrimination, Violence Against Women

February 19, 2020

Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, will help launch the African Renaissance Diaspora Network’s (ARDN) international “Red Card” Campaign at the United Nations’ New York headquarters on March 6. The campaign will raise awareness about domestic violence and gather personal pledges from people around the world to help raise awareness of discrimination and violence against women.

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Professor David Clewell, poet laureate of Missouri (2010 - 2012) passed away Saturday morning.

Remembering David Clewell: Missouri Poet Laureate and Honored Professor

February 16, 2020

David Clewell, Missouri’s poet laureate from 2010-2012, author of 10 collections of poetry and more than 50 other works that appeared in various publications, and a long-time professor of literature at Webster University, passed away early Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, his relatives confirmed. He was 65.

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