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Florence

Campus Closures, Reopenings in Carolinas Following Hurricane Florence

September 18, 2018

Following the impact of Hurricane Florence over the weekend, several campuses in North Carolina and South Carolina have reopened, while a few others remain closed as part of safety precautions. Full details are posted on individual campus web pages. Click through for a list of scheduled reopenings and closures (both on-ground classes and WebNet+ classes hosted from these locations) as of noon today.

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Florence

Additional Details on Campus Closures in NC, SC due to Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018

Webster campuses in the Carolinas are currently closed as part of safety precautions and mandatory evacuation orders due to Hurricane Florence. Please note that all closures impact both on-ground classes and WebNet+ classes hosted from these locations. Full details, which are subject to change, are posted on individual campus web pages, which can be found by visiting the full list of Webster Campus Locations. However, to assist with fielding student questions and to ensure that our entire community is aware of all campuses currently impacted, please click through to review the current details. Further information regarding the campuses will be released via Webster Today as details they are known, as well as made available on the individual campus websites.

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Katie Ervin directs the Fort Leavenworth campus location.

News Around Webster: Ervin, Kracen, McLaughlin, Weiner

September 11, 2018

Dorcas McLaughlin presented a training workshop at an international psychotherapy conference in Malmo, Sweden. ... Vienna's Seth Weiner completed work on the sound for a film in the ORF III: Pixel, Bytes and Film program. ... Amanda Kracen will speak on "Fighting Burnout" at a workshop at Washington University School of Medicine. ... Fort Leavenworth's Katie Ervin is co-chair of this Saturday's American Royal Red, White and ‘Que-A Salute to the Military.

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Katie Ervin (left) is a co-chair for the fundraiser.

Webster Ft. Leavenworth Director Leads Red, White, and 'Que-A

September 06, 2018

Katie Ervin, director of Webster's Fort Leavenworth campus location, has been named co-chair of the American Royal’s Red, White and ‘Que-A Salute to the Military. Best known for its World Series of Barbecue, the American Royal is a nonprofit providing educational and agricultural opportunities. Ervin's role includes hosting the Giving Back to Those Who Give event held on Aug. 22, and the Red, White & ‘Que-A Salute to the Military on Sept 15.

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Robin Ramcharan presenting his analysis at the Rohingya Crisis conference

Thailand Faculty Contribute to International Conference on Rohingya Crisis

September 04, 2018

Webster University Thailand’s faculty members, Kenneth Houston and Robin Ramcharan, along with scholars from around the world, contributed to “The Rohingya Crisis: A Multidimensional Tragedy” International Conference in Bangkok on Aug. 24. Ramcharan presented analysis of the role that ASEAN has (or has not) played in the crisis, while Houston analyzed the official discourse of Myanmar’s government.

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Billy Spears

News Around Webster: Spears award, Davis chapter, Christeson remarks, Aaron film

August 31, 2018

School of Communications faculty member Dorian Hunter Davis has co-written a new textbook chapter, "Tweet the Press: Effects of Donald Trump's 'Fake News!' Epithet on Civics and Popular Culture." ... Con Christeson will speak at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference. ... Irvine cybersecurity faculty member Billy Spears won the Evanta Global CISO Breakaway Leadership Award in the "influence" category. ... A film edited by Chris Aaron, Forever Waves, premiered at the French Quarter Festival over the summer.

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Dr. Derek Butler (center, front) hosted the group at BASECLEAR at the Leiden BioScience Park.

Leiden Campus Hosts China MBA Students, Alumni

August 30, 2018

A group of 22 Webster China MBA students and alumni completed a summer study tour through the Netherlands this month, hosted by the Webster Leiden campus. Activities included Webster faculty lectures and site visits on topics like consumer technology, biotech, EU economy and more. It was the 11th such tour with Webster China MBA partners Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), and the University of Electronic Science and Technology China (UESTC).

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Students watch the 'Meet the Artists' lecture

Webster Geneva 'Meet the Artist' Series Connects International Artists to Local Community

August 29, 2018

Webster University’s Geneva campus hosted the first season of a monthly "Meet the Artists" lunch lecture series this summer, giving artists the chance to present their work and creative process to an audience from the campus community as well as external guests. Each artist was also interviewed for a podcast. The series, which will return next year, was co-hosted by Webster University's Global Citizenship Program, the Webster Center of Creativity and Innovation, and the Department of Media Communications, and organized by Julianna Sandholm-Bark.

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1968

Hunt Gallery Opening: '68 Recalls Pivotal, Turbulent Year

August 29, 2018

1968 has been called one of the most significant and turbulent years of the twentieth-century. The ’68 exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of that tumultuous year. Webster University's Hunt Gallery will present the exhibition '68 with a few selected works created in 1968 by Eva Hesse, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra and others.

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Applications are open until Sept. 17.

Applications for 2018-19 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 17, 2018

Applications for the 2018-19 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 21, 2018. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. The fund, which was established in Spring 2016 by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel and research activities.

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The honorary degree recipient will deliver the commencement speech for Webster University's 100th annual commencement ceremony at The Muny in Forest Park.

Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and 100th Commencement Speaker

August 17, 2018

The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 100 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at The Muny in Forest Park in St. Louis. 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 Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.

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Webster has been accredited by HLC continuously since 1925.

Webster Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation from HLC

August 10, 2018

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has reaffirmed accreditation of Webster University. Webster has been accredited by HLC continuously since 1925, and this accreditation applies to every Webster campus and location throughout the world and online. The reaffirmation concludes the 10-year cycle under the HLC’s Open Pathway program, a process that includes self-evaluation steps, compliance reports, collection of evidence, quality improvement initiatives, and interim visits leading up to a peer review team’s comprehensive evaluation and visit, which was conducted at the Webster Groves campus in spring 2018. 

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