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Green (G3) Sustainability Peer Educator workshops provide  environmental, social and economic sustainability insights for any office, club or student organization.

Request A G3 Sustainability Peer Educator Workshop

October 27, 2016

Is your office, club, student organization, class or department interested in learning more about the basics of sustainability and efforts around campus? Gorloks Going Green (G3) Sustainability Peer Educator workshops provide spaces where newbies and "green" veterans alike can join in conversations and activities focused around environmental sustainability! Requests are open now through Dec. 1, 2016.

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After her keynote, Chen led a faculty workshop on evaluating learning through innovative media.

Evaluating Learning in Innovative Ways: 5th Annual Kemper Speaker Visit

October 27, 2016

Webster University's fifth annual William T. Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Helen L. Chen, gave a keynote address and faculty workshop on the topic of documenting, sharing, and evaluating learning through innovative mediums. The takeaways from her visit will be useful for a number of current and upcoming initiatives with curriculum and accreditation.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, faculty development center, global citizenship program, global, provost, webster life, webster today

Leaders from The Nitrous Effect will share insights on the changing nature of agencies.

Changing Nature of Agencies: Nitrous Effect kicks off Communication Careers Week

October 26, 2016

As the kick-off event for Communication Careers Week, the School of Communications will host a panel discussion featuring leaders from The Nitrous Effect, a unique family of specialists that work together to solve complex challenges better and faster than the traditional multi-agency model. All members of the University community are welcome to attend and hear their insights on the changing nature of agencies and more.

tags: academics, faculty, school of communications, webster life, webster today


Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship: Applications due Nov. 18

October 26, 2016

Applications are now open for the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017. The fellowship is a revision of Webster’s in-network faculty mobility program. This program provides the opportunity for faculty members to travel to teach at Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna, Accra, Cha-am/Bangkok, St. Louis (main campus and Gateway campus). The submission deadline for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 applications is Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.

tags: faculty, global, webster today, strategic plan, academic affairs, faculty mobility


Reflective Teaching Community to Discuss Traditional vs. Emerging Competencies Nov. 4

October 26, 2016

The Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) will hold its next session on Friday, Nov. 4, from noon to 1 p.m. All part-time and full-time faculty and academic partners are invited to join the group for discussion and a pizza lunch in the Faculty Development Center Suite (Emerson Library 420). Associate professor Basiyr Rodney will facilitate a discussion on the topic of “Traditional versus Emerging Competencies.” RSVP for the November meeting to Liza Dister, Faculty Development coordinator.

tags: faculty, webster today, faculty development center, reflective teaching community


Invitation for 2017-18 Provost Faculty Fellow Program

October 26, 2016

The Provost’s Faculty Fellows Program is an invitation for faculty members to contribute to the leadership of key strategic efforts of Webster University on a part-time basis by partnering with Academic Affairs or its support units. This opportunity allows faculty to work on special projects that are of particular interest and importance that take full advantage of the unique interests, skills, and academic backgrounds of the University’s diverse faculty.

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The ORSP, Academic Affairs and the IRB will work to support scholarly productivity and success for students and faculty across the network.

Provost Announces Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

October 25, 2016

The Provost announced the creation of a new Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Sustained faculty interest and commitment to research and a new multi-year capacity building NIH grant provide Webster with the ideal opportunity to establish a new level of infrastructure and support for achieving operational and academic excellence. The OSRP will have a faculty adviser who will work with principle investigators to propose policies and develop programs supporting research.

tags: academics, faculty, global, research, partnerships, advancement, home page, provost, webster today

Three candidates will be on campus between Oct. 24 and Nov. 8

Meet HPIR Faculty Candidates During Campus Visits

October 24, 2016

The Department of History, Politics, and International Relations invites the Webster community to meet their candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of International Relations. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend their research talks, and faculty in St. Louis are also invited to a lunch where you can get to know the candidates. Research talks are open to all, but RSVP to if you plan to attend any of the lunches.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, history politics and international relations, employee news, faculty, webster today

Faculty are no strangers to Shakespeare productions. [Pictured: Conservatory production of The Tempest]

Webster Faculty in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis 2017's 'The Winter's Tale'

October 24, 2016

Once again Webster University faculty members will have a big hand in the annual Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. The 2017 production of "The Winter's Tale" will be directed by Bruce Longworth with additional Conservatory faculty members John Wylie (lighting design), Rusty Wandall (sound design) and Dorothy Marshall Englis (costume design) also among those involved.

tags: college of fine arts, faculty, conservatory of theatre arts, home page, webster today

Every 28 Hours

'Every 28 Hours' Play Festival Addresses Racial Justice Oct. 24

October 21, 2016

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a free, one-night only performance of “Every 28 Hours”—a festival of one-minute plays about racial justice in the United States—on Monday, Oct. 24, 8 pm, at the Loretto-Hilton Theatre. The “Every 28 Hours” Plays are inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, with participation by playwrights and theaters nationwide.

tags: college of fine arts, faculty, webster life, webster today, community engagement, diversity and inclusion

The Conservatory's production of The Tempest

Teeter on the Importance of Failing in 'Stage Directions'

October 21, 2016

Lara Teeter, head of Musical Theatre in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts, was one of three faculty members asked to share their thoughts on letting students learn by failing for a feature in Stage Directions magazine. "We take a cultural view of failure. If you're going to be curious, failure is a huge part of that, part of the tools to understand what the process is really about."

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'American Textures' screens with the director Nov. 1.

Film Screening with Director Kicks off Critical Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion

October 20, 2016

To kick off common reading and conversations around diversity and inclusion, members of the Webster University community are invited to a screening with the director of "American Textures," which explores the difficult conversations regarding being and belonging in America. Resources and films in the series are available to the worldwide community as a catalyst for intersectional dialogues with faculty, staff and students that link intercultural learning and diversity training.

tags: academics, employee news, extended campus, home page, diversity and inclusion, faculty, global, president, webster life, webster today

Professor Stephanie Schroeder works with students in a biology class.

Webster University Ranked First for Faculty Resources

October 20, 2016

Webster University was ranked first for “Faculty Resources” among all Midwest Regional Universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The ranking uses several metrics to quantify the institution’s commitment to instruction as measured through student/teacher ratio, compensation, percentage of faculty who are full-time, percentages of faculty with terminal degree, and class size.

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