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Fall 2016 Faculty Review Notices

August 23, 2016

The departments for the following faculty members have posted notice of faculty reviews during Fall 2016. Please see the instruction after each faculty member name for where to submit testimony for the review. Note: This post is updated throughout the term as notice of new reviews are received.

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Sept. 7 Meeting for Prior Learning Assessment

August 23, 2016

Over the spring and summer, Webster University community members attended best practices webinars on prior learning assessment. The process helps students identify, document and assesses college-level knowledge and skills learned outside the formal classroom. Interested faculty, staff, and departments are encouraged to hear a report and discuss next steps on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 1 pm in the Faculty Development Center.

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Faculty: Webster Opportunities Networking Event Sept. 15

August 23, 2016

The Faculty Development Center invites faculty to attend the Webster Opportunities Networking Event on Sept. 15 from 3-5 p.m. in the East Academic Building, to meet with academic partners and colleagues across disciplines while learning about the opportunities and services available to Webster faculty and students. This event aims to create connections between academic partners and faculty in order to support engaged student learning, and to share practices, services, and resources across traditional academic and administrative boundaries so that we are better equipped to reach all of our students.

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Be a team leader on Oct. 5!

Webster Works Worldwide Team Leaders Needed

August 23, 2016

Webster Works Worldwide (WWW), Webster University's annual community service day, is just around the corner on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Since the start of WWW in 1995, over 31,000 volunteers have given more than 134,000 hours of service. Registration for team leaders is now open. Please browse the project database and consider being a team leader for this important annual tradition.

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News media coverage highlighting Webster University

In the News: Cross on Milwaukee; Lyon on entrepreneurship; Clewell's new poetry; Chamber Singers in K.C.

August 22, 2016

Remy Cross was interviewed in a widely distributed Associated Press story on riots in Milwaukee, Little Rock's Kelly Lyon penned an article on higher education's role in entrepreneurship, English professor David Clewell talked with the Webster-Kirkwood Times about his new book of poetry, and the Chamber Singers' date with Josh Groban was covered in the Kansas City Star concert review.

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Chamber Singers Perform with Josh Groban in Kansas City

August 22, 2016

The Webster University Chamber Singers were invited to join Josh Groban on stage for the fourth time this year, this time performing a song in Kansas City that the star will use when he headlines a new Broadway show this autumn. “Four concerts in a year’s time — it’s not a bad day when we sing with Josh Groban,” said Chamber Singers leader and associate professor Trent Patterson. “We really are the go-to choir in Saint Louis, with some good recognition in Central Florida and in Kansas City.”

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Reflective Teaching Community 2016-17 Schedule

August 22, 2016

This year's Reflective Teaching Community will focus on practices faculty members use to help students to be engaged lifelong learners by understanding student perspectives on teaching and learning, balancing practical and theoretical concerns, increasing student motivation, and encouraging inclusivity and diversity. The Faculty Development Center invites all full-time and part-time faculty and academic partners to participate in these monthly discussions and to join us for a pizza lunch.

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President Stroble shared thoughts on identity and community, stigma and bias, diversity and inclusion.

We Are All Webster: On Community and Choosing Inclusion at Fall Convocation 2016

August 19, 2016

With global tragedies affecting so many of the communities that Webster calls home, at Fall Convocation President Stroble spoke of the ways in which the Webster community can embrace inclusion and commit to a shared identity, a shared heritage, and a shared future. "With greater intention to include, to build community, it is my belief that we will gain more knowledge of each other, greater respect for the diversity of our experiences, thoughts, and perspectives."  

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The library has resources for every part of Webster

Library Webinars: Resources for Everyone in the World of Webster

August 17, 2016

This fall, in addition to webinars for students new to Webster or new to research, the library will offer more advanced content for those who are starting more in-depth research papers or projects. Visit the Webinars and Online Training section to browse a list of live and recorded webinars, learn of upcoming webinars, and find the webinars that are right for you.

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Apply by Sept. 15.

Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Submission Period Now Open

August 15, 2016

The application period for Adjunct Faculty Development Fund requests opens today, Aug. 15, and runs through Thursday, Sept. 15. The fund, which was announced last spring by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel, and research activities. The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

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Welcome, students!

International Student Orientation Resources

August 12, 2016

Please join the MCISA in welcoming our new class of students to St. Louis from all around the world! To extend our warm welcome, please familiarize yourselves with the schedule of events and resources available to help new students when they first arrive. Use these resources to answer any questions about directions or locations of programs and to help them navigate their new campus environment.

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Snapshots: Orlando Grand Opening Downtown

August 12, 2016

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer joined Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Webster Orlando Director and Central Florida Regional Director Nick Spina and 200 others from the City of Orlando, Economic Developments Commission, local business leaders, and Webster alumni, faculty and staff to celebrate the grand opening of the new downtown Orlando campus on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

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University Statement Regarding Incident in Hua Hin

August 11, 2016

Webster University is monitoring the news from Thailand this afternoon regarding an explosion shortly after 10 Hua Hin, a resort town located near Webster University’s Cha-am campus. Webster officials have contacted students, faculty and staff in the area and early reports indicate that no Webster community members have been harmed. Undergraduate classes start in late August, so there are few students at the Cha-am campus at this time. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update the whereabouts of all Webster community members in Thailand and their well being as more information becomes available.

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Webster experts in the news

In the News: Stroble on STEM in St. Louis, Orlando opening; Page on grief; Hayes on plagiarism

August 05, 2016

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was quoted in a St. Louis Business Journal article about the growing need for STEM-educated graduates in the St. Louis region, and in an Orlando Business Journal about Webster's campus downtown. Orlando faculty member Kristin Page discussed the counseling effort to help Orlando recover from a mass shooting. Sister Jan Hayes appeared on Fox2 to discuss plagiarism allegations at the GOP convention.

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