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'Witnessing Whiteness' Registration Now Open Through July 12

June 12, 2019

In collaboration with the YWCA, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to host a Witnessing Whiteness group for St. Louis area faculty and staff. Since 2011, the YWCA has been sponsoring Witnessing Whiteness groups as part of its mission to eliminate racism. Witnessing Whiteness groups are white people voluntarily coming together to do work around racism in a supportive, non-threatening setting. It is about learning to speak about race and racism, exploring white privilege, and practicing allying with sisters and brothers of color.

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Community Days Parade in Webster Groves

July 4 Community Days Parade: Call for volunteers

June 12, 2019

The Office of the President invites members of the Webster University community (faculty, staff, students, alumni and their families) to participate in the City of Webster Groves’ Community Days Parade on Thursday, July 4, and represent the University in this major community event. We need both energetic walkers to hand out small items to the crowd along with six people who are able to slowly ride a decorated bike (provided) through the parade. Contact Jennifer Starkey to participate.

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Community engagement, volunteerism and service learning

Invitation to Join a Volunteerism or Service Learning Task Force

June 11, 2019

As previously announced, the Webster Works Worldwide day-of-service event will be put on hold so that the University can review the program and determine how we can build more service-learning, or community-based learning, projects into the curriculum. We are also investigating how we could keep the spirit of volunteerism active throughout the University. Two different task forces will investigate these options: the University Volunteerism Task Force, and the Service-Learning Task Force. Follow the instructions to indicate your interest in one of these task forces.

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Werfelmann

Music's Werfelmann Named Finalist for The American Prize

June 11, 2019

David Werfelmann, associate professor and director of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program, has been named a finalist for The American Prize. He is recognized in the "instrumental chamber work" category for his composition Suite à l’antique. The American Prize is a series of non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals.

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Student Success Portal Summer Early Term Progress Survey Launches June 14

June 06, 2019

The Summer 2019 Early Term Progress Survey launches Friday, June 14, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, June 24, at 11 p.m. This survey is distributed to all Summer U.S. on-ground and online courses. Faculty members are expected to complete their survey(s) during the 10-day window – even if they have no feedback to submit – because students are responding to the flags and kudos raised.

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At the Fulbright Conference

News Around Webster: George, Hanssen, Hock, Liberati, MacCartney, Cosic

June 04, 2019

Paula Hanssen and Markus Hock represented Webster at the Fulbright Conference, "Building Bridges." ... Dani MacCartney's chapter "Monitoring the World Society: LGBT Human Rights in Russia and Sweden" was selected to commemorate Pride Month. ... Rebecca George presented to the Columbia, S.C., chapter of the National Council of Negro Women. ... Zlatko Cosic's video PIZZICATO is screen at the Citygarden, a co-presentation of Cinema St. Louis and Gateway Foundation. ... Ryan Liberati has been awarded an Alumni Award for Scholarship from Bradley University.

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2019-20 Academic Catalogs Finalized

June 03, 2019

The 2019-20 academic catalogs, which became effective June 1, have been finalized and are live online. Click through for summaries of the new, revised, and deleted programs, as well as links to the annual curriculum change summary reports and approved proposals for Curriculum Committee and Graduate Council.

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Learn more to make communicating and managing tasks easier.

Coming Soon: IT's Office 365 'Did You Know' Series

May 24, 2019

Adopting new technology can be overwhelming. Through discovery sessions with the community, the Information Technology Service Management team is committed to compiling Office 365 learning and training resources to empower every person in their day to day operations. One upcoming initiative is a weekly “Did You Know” series that will be featured in Webster Today, highlighting different ways to improve communication and collaboration using the tools included with Office 365.

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Join the 9th annual GCP Collaboratory in person or online

Join GCP Collaboratory Sessions Online

May 20, 2019

The ninth annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory will be held Tuesday and Wednesday with faculty, students and academic partners. This is a space for the Webster community to share research, collaborate across disciplines, strengthen assessment practices, and explore new directions related to teaching and learning. For those wishing to join us remotely, the following sessions will be streamed and video made available after the event on the GCP website.

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Webster Hall

2018-19 Highlights: Academics, Athletics, Achievements and Awards

May 20, 2019

Webster University’s Class of 2019 numbers 5,000 graduates across the world, bringing Webster’s total alumni to more than 200,000 and capping another historic year for Webster University. Enjoy highlights of the 2018-19 academic year's achievements for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the University across the worldwide network.

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Nurse Anesthesia student Hilary Mackin with Sister Lucy Arombo

In the News: Sullivan, Corrigan, Mackin

May 16, 2019

Nurse Anesthesia student Hilary Mackin was featured by NBC affiliate KSDK for the remarkable story of how she helped a nun, Sister Lucy Arombo, who had helped her on a visit to Uganda. ... Katy Sullivan '02 was featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch coverage of commencement speakers. ... Don Corrigan will appear on KMOX Radio on May 25 and Kristi Carson’s “Talk of the Town” on May 26 to discuss his book about squirrels in pop culture.

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The Gorlok

Staff Members of the Year Announced at Annual Recognition Breakfast

May 15, 2019

Tara Campbell and Nancy Higgins were announced as the Staff Members of the Year at the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Breakfast on Tuesday, May 14. The two are also Webster alumnae. Other previously announced honorees from the network were also recognized, including the faculty recipients of this year's Kemper and Messing awards, the staff Gorlok Greats, new retirees and those who reached milestones for years of service in 2019.

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Kemper Award

Excellence in Teaching: 2019 Kemper Award Winners Awada, Geraghty-Rathert, Arese Visconti, Ryals

May 15, 2019

The William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded each year to two full-time and two part-time faculty members at Webster University who demonstrate teaching at its finest. This year’s recipients are Jef Awada, Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Francesco Arese Visconti and Robert Ryals.

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