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Positive Psychology and Learnings About Our Mental Health During the Lockdown

Positive Psychology and Learnings About Mental Health During the Lockdown

August 11, 2020

In the past fifteen years, positive psychology and the use of positive psychology interventions have seen a surge of public interest. The western cultural narrative around taking care of one’s mental health has partly shifted from being a taboo to becoming a trendy topic. Western millennials and generation Z have to some extent freed themselves from previous generations' stigma around mental health and seeking professional help to improve well-being.

tags: vienna, psychology, extended campus, global

Coffee Break, Happy Hour

Zoom Coffee Break, Happy Hour Sessions For Faculty and Staff

August 10, 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.

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Information Technology Announces Beta Launch for Zoom

August 05, 2020

The Information Technology department recently announced that Webster University will launch Zoom as the new web conferencing solution. We have worked hard to make sure this option is available to you for the Fall 2020 semester. The Information Technology department is excited to announce a beta launch for faculty and staff, and access is now available. During this beta launch period, support will be limited and is intended to collect some early feedback on faculty and staff experience with the tool.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, webster today, information technology, online learning, extended campus, global

Alumnus Vienna

Webster Vienna Alumnus Kickstarts New Business 'Yoga Junkies'

July 23, 2020

Wisniewski joined Webster Vienna intending to attain his BA in Management with an Emphasis in Marketing while making new friends, exploring this beautiful city and eventually starting his own business. Yoga Junkies is a monthly subscription box filled with trendy yoga lifestyle goods from around the world. The genius of their business is its simplicity. Each month, they send their members boxes based around a particular theme: containing vegan snacks, jewelry, yoga equipment, vegan cosmetics, crystals, aromatherapy items, and spiritual growth tools.

tags: vienna, alumni, webster life, webster today, global, extended campus


Webster University Signs Agreement For Institutional License with Zoom

July 15, 2020

Webster University is excited to announce to have signed an agreement for an institutional license with Zoom to become the university’s primary web conferencing solution. Recommended by a sub-committee of the CIO Council with a focus on teaching and learning, Zoom was selected for the anticipated benefits for our student, faculty and staff community.

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Larry Hearn

Webster World Report: Students discuss racism, police brutality, pandemic on podcast

July 10, 2020

The 11th edition of the Webster World Report podcast features discussions with a diverse sect of Webster undergraduate students who share their views on racism, police brutality and our pandemic times. Students include psychology major Larry Hearn of the Association of African American Collegians; speech communications major Vincent Fedorko, founder and president of the Webster University Conservatives; and international human rights major Mimiw Seagrave of Webster University Leiden, currently in Thailand.

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Webster University will commemorate Juneteenth and celebrate Black history and culture on June 19, 2020.

Commemorating Black Culture and History on Juneteenth

June 16, 2020

Webster University will recognize Juneteenth as a paid holiday for our U.S. employees on Friday, June 19, 2020. In light of the national conversation regarding racism in our country, we ask that members of our community take this day as an important opportunity to commemorate and celebrate Black history and culture, and take the time to educate ourselves on the issues faced by Black communities and the role that we each play in ending racism.

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Christa Sanders, Webster Ghana director

Podcast: Racism, Race and the Coronavirus on Webster World Report 9

June 12, 2020

The ninth edition of the Webster World Report podcast features in-depth interviews with Christa Sanders in Accra and Jameca Woody Cooper in St. Louis discussing racism, race and its relation to the coronavirus pandemic. The program also deals with various reactions to the killing of George Floyd, and an excerpt from the podcasting project on global citizenship produced by Webster University’s Leiden campus.

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A variety of health and safety signage is available for download at your campus.

Return to Campus Planning: Signage, Daily Health Screening, Safety Measures

June 11, 2020

In preparation for this summer's phased return to on-campus operations, health reminders and social distancing signage is being installed on the main campus and is available for printing for extended campuses. As part of the return, faculty, staff and students visiting campus are now required to perform and pass a daily health self-assessment via a web-based application. Verification of completed health assessment will be sent to the individual through their Webster University email address.

tags: employee news, extended campus, students, coronavirus, faculty, webster today


The Annual Juried Photography Show, Now Online

June 10, 2020

Webster University's May Gallery 2019-2020 Annual Juried Photography Show is now available online for patrons to view this year's entries. Photos were submitted from current enrolled Webster students worldwide. The jurors for this year's show were photography alumni Jamison Ford, technical representative with Fujifilm, and David Kovaluk, visual communication specialist at St. Louis Public Radio.

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Slate is a customer relationship management tool for everyone involved with student recruitment.

Slate CRM Goes Live June 15

June 08, 2020

Slate, the new customer relationship management (CRM) tool for undergraduate and graduate student recruitment, will launch on June 15. The Enrollment Management is beginning the process to switch everything from Recruiter to Slate this week. On Thursday, June 11, at 12 p.m. CDT, Recruiter will become unavailable for all prospective students and all staff. During the downtime, prospective students will be redirected to a maintenance page that informs them that our application system is undergoing an update. On that page they will be given the option of entering basic information if they wish to be notified when the system is operational and we can contact them. 

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