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Deborah Taffa

Around Webster: Cosic, Kunz, Robinson, Taffa

May 21, 2018

Deborah Taffa was chosen Desert Writers Award recipient by the Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers. ... Sandra Kunz was appointed to the Oklahoma Commission by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. ... Marva Robinson was nominated regional representative for the national board of directors of The Association of Black Psychologists. ... Zlatko Cosic had films screened at multiple festivals in Italy and the U.K. this month.

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Convene with faculty, staff and students for resources on learning and engagement.

GCP Collaboratory: Opportunities to Join Remotely

May 16, 2018

Faculty, students, and staff throughout Webster’s worldwide network are invited to tune in for streamed events during the Global Citizenship Collaboratory on May 21-22. The plenary events on Monday will be streamed at, and participants can also remotely join two concurrent sessions on Tuesday. Those attending in person should RSVP by May 17.

tags: academics, employee news, extended campus, global citizenship program, faculty development center, academic affairs, library, home page, faculty, global, webster life, webster today

The annual event helps graduates who travel to St. Louis for Commencement to visit the main campus, and meet faculty and staff in person.

Reception for Online, Metro, Military Graduates Coming to St. Louis

May 09, 2018

The Online Learning Center will host the annual reception for graduates who completed their studies online or at Webster’s metro or military campuses and are coming to St. Louis for the 99th Commencement. Held Friday, May 11, 4-6 p.m. in Sunnen Lounge, the event provides an opportunity for these graduates to visit the main campus and meet faculty and staff in person.

tags: alumni, extended campus, faculty, home page, online learning, webster life, webster today

Celebrating in Orlando

Florida Campuses Celebrate 2018 Commencement in Orlando

May 07, 2018

Commencement season is underway and Webster University's campus locations in Florida got this tradition off on a celebratory footing with a celebration for graduates in Orlando on April 21. Glenton Gizean, president and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League, delivered the keynote address, while Board of Trustees member Scott Wuesthoff welcomed graduates and Associate Vice President Donavan Outten conferred degrees.

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Join the discussion sessions on May 10.

Group Discussions Continue Thursday for Extended Sites

May 07, 2018

Thank you to the more than 140 community members from across disciplines and units who participated in last week's small-group discussion sessions on budget initiatives and steering committee topics. This week, similar discussions will be held for extended U.S. and international campus colleagues via WebEx on Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m. CDT. Register for any of four specific topic sessions through the links provided here.

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Student Success Team members will answer your questions about the portal.

Excitement Builds Around Student Success Portal

May 04, 2018

Faculty, professional staff, and even students have been expressing excitement about Starfish, the Student Success Portal. Feedback has focused on a number of areas, including the accessibility of information that is needed for day-to-day operations that was previously more cumbersome to find. But the excitement extends beyond the accessibility of information to the ease of connecting students to the supports they need to be successful, the ability to access and share notes in one globally-accessible location, and the improvement of business practices.

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Ideas for Webster's future

President, Provost Host Forums on Strengthening Webster

May 01, 2018

President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster continue to host meetings with staff and faculty in the latest phase of the collaborative process to address changing market forces and demographic shifts that continue to impact overall revenue. At a meeting hosted by WSA today, Stroble emphasized the implementation teams' role in achieving steering committee initiatives in a way that advances Webster's vision and mission while minimizing negative impact on the community. Schuster reiterated that preserving Webster's community while improving the overall effectiveness of operation has been the primary purpose of the work done on these initiatives so far.

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Contact Jeff Hughes to loan an item for the exhibit.

Have Something to Share? Help co-curate the '68 art exhibition

April 27, 2018

Marking the 50th anniversary of the watershed year of 1968, 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...and you're invited to help co-curate the show. Following the success of the "Neighborhood's Choice" exhibition in 2016, the Webster community is again invited to loan items pertinent to this exhibition, which opens Aug. 31. If you have items to suggest for the exhibition, contact Jeff Hughes by May 11.

tags: academics, college of fine arts, employee news, extended campus, faculty, department of art design and art history, hunt gallery, community engagement, home page, webster life, webster today

Congrats to the winners of the Spring 2018 Gorlok Greats Awards

Gorlok Greats Award Winners Recognized for Spring 2018

April 24, 2018

Through the Gorlok Greats Program, the Webster Staff Alliance recognizes outstanding staff members whose achievements relate to Webster University strategies and support the University's values and mission. Congratulations to the Spring 2018 winners: Theresa Altmann, Sheila Anglin Jordan, Ed Chisholm, Holly Hubenschmidt, Engy Kassem and Shelley Krahl, and to all the nominees!

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Webster University's Colorado Springs location

Webster Receives 'Best of Colorado Springs' for 4th Consecutive Year

April 24, 2018

Webster University has been selected for the 2018 Best of Colorado Springs Award in the University category by the Colorado Springs Award Program for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category, and enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community.

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Student Success Team members will answer your questions about the portal.

Student Success Portal Open Office Hours

April 18, 2018

Have questions or ideas about the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish? Want to walk through the process of adding filters to access specific information? Need help setting up your profile or clearing a flag? Want to learn how to set up online office hours to streamline appointment scheduling with students? Join members of the Student Success Team on Fridays any time between noon and 1:30 p.m. CDT for assistance.

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Directors meet former Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke

Webster Reps Demo Online Learning as Neal Elected CCME President

April 11, 2018

Four Webster military and online education leaders represented Webster University at the 2018 Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) in San Diego, with Western regional director Janice Neal being elected president of the body. CCME facilitates military educators and civilian educators programs and services within the Department of Defense educational support network. Fort Bliss director Beth Vivaldi and Elizabeth Fiock of the Online Learning Center presented and demonstrated Webster's WebNet+ at the conference.

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