News Articles

Paula Witkowski (center) discussed dyslexia on St. Louis On The Air.

In the News: Fatton on Asia security, Witkowski on dyslexia, Film Series

October 18, 2019

School of Education Professor Paula Witkowski was interviewed for a half hour discussion on dyslexia on St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air” program. ... Geneva's Lionel Fatton was interviewed by Swiss, Swedish and Chinese media to discuss different aspects of security and international relations topics in Japan, China, North Korea and Hong Kong. ... Webster's Film Series was featured for the upcoming screening of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" with live accompaniment by The Invincible Czars.

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GCP Committee Seeks Keystone Seminars Director Applicants

October 17, 2019

The Global Citizenship Program Committee is seeking applicants for Director of Keystone Seminars to to serve a three-year term, beginning Summer 2020. The applicant must be a full-time faculty member with tenure/FDL status (probationary status may be considered). Compensation will be $7,000 annually and two courses reassigned time with the approval of the dean and department chair (1-course release per semester). The Director of Keystone Seminars reports to the Director of the Global Citizenship Program.

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Fall 1 Grades Due Oct. 24: Guidance on incomplete grades

October 16, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all graduate and undergraduate Fall 1 course grades are due by Oct. 24, now is the time to look over the resources Webster has available to help faculty determine when or if an Incomplete grade is appropriate.

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Music Majors Win Top Honors at NATS Chapter Auditions

October 15, 2019

Webster University music majors took top honors at the St. Louis-area chapter auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) on Oct. 12, hosted by Webster University. Winning first place in their divisions were sophomore Madalyn Tomkins, sophomore Caleb McCarroll (winning first in both musical theatre and classical division), senior Olivia Bosaw, senior Madeleine Buckley, and graduate student Amy Mazzeo. Conservatory of Theatre Arts junior Savannah Smith won first place in her musical theatre division, and first-year music major Kelly Beekman won second place in her division.

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Human Rights Conference

In the News: Witkowski, Geraghty-Rathert, Human Rights Conference

October 15, 2019

Paula Witkowski will be on St. Louis Public Radio at noon Wednesday to discuss the many misunderstandings the public has about dyslexia. ... Anne Geraghty-Rathert appears in a Time Magazine story about a murder conviction that was overturned due to an ineffective defense attorney. ... Blake Hamilton, one of the guest speakers at last week's annual Human Rights Conference, was on KMOX 1120 discussing the conference and immigration in St. Louis.

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Webster Groves Shrewsbury Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce Heart of the Community Awards

Heart of the Community Award Nominations

October 15, 2019

The Webster Groves - Shrewsbury - Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Heart of the Community award. Nominations are open in several categories, including the Heart of Gold Award, which recognizes individuals making exceptional contributions through volunteer service or commitment to the individuals they serve. Nominations are due by Oct. 26. Awards will be presented Feb. 7, 2020.

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Student Success

Student Success Portal Fall Midterm Progress Survey launches Oct. 18

October 14, 2019

The Fall 2019 Midterm Progress Survey launches Friday, Oct. 18, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, Oct. 28, at 11 p.m. CST. This survey will be distributed to all Fall semester-long, graduate and undergraduate, U.S. domestic courses, on-ground and online. Faculty members are expected to complete their survey(s) during the 10-day window.

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Julie Smith

In the News: Smith on social media; alumni profiles; Arcade exhibit

October 14, 2019

Julie Smith was quoted in Courthouse News about a Pew Research survey about how social media is affecting readers' trust in news ... A release on alumnus Wyatt Mailloux about his lighting design on The Psychedelic Furs tour appears in Live Design. ... Alumna Michelle (Haberberger) Oyola was featured in eMissourian for her latest book. ... The "Our Last Race" exhibit at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects was covered in Slovenian press.

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Dyslexia 101 at Webster University

Dyslexia Symposium Brings Educators, Parents to Webster

October 11, 2019

More than 100 people came to Webster University Thursday night as the School of Education hosted a "Dyslexia 101" symposium, a panel presentation and question-and-answer session for parents and education professionals. Literacy is one of the biggest predictors of quality of life outcomes, so early identification and intervention for students with dyslexia has a significant impact on their education and opportunities throughout life.

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ghana smw

Webster Ghana Holds Social Media Conference

October 11, 2019

Webster University Ghana was involved in the Accra edition of the renowned global Social Media Week (SMW) as a tertiary partner. SMW is one of the world’s leading conferences for media marketing and technology professionals. The 2019 theme was “Stories.” The partnership highlighted the Media Communications department at the Ghana campus, bringing awareness to faculty, academic offerings and how studying media leads to great career prospects in the always illustrious and evolving communications industry.

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Annual Research Across Disciplines Conference Dec. 6

October 10, 2019

Submit your work for the RAD conference and gain valuable experience as an emerging contributor to your field. Original work from students in any field, and throughout all levels of Webster’s global network can be submitted. All submissions will be considered for an oral presentation, poster presentation, or creative display. Submissions are being accepted until Nov. 10.

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Faculty and Staff Invited to Open House for Becoming Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

October 10, 2019

The Walker School of Business and Technology Math and Computer Science Department is hosting an open house for Webster faculty and staff to celebrate the national accreditation of the Cybersecurity program. Come celebrate in becoming a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). The open house will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the East Academic Building, Edward Jones Commons. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Spectrum 2019 Conference at Webster University Oct. 22

October 09, 2019

The Spectrum 2019 Conference for non-profit marketers is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22. This one-day professional development opportunity is for nonprofit communications professionals and leaders; more than 200 marketing professionals are expected to attend the conference in the East Academic Building and Browning Hall. Student and Webster Staff registration is priced at $99.  

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