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Learn about current research and develop plans to teach other members of the Webster community about P.I.E.

Learning Community Invitation: Problem-based Integrative Education

August 22, 2019

Current research shows problem-based, integrative education (P.I.E.) motivates and transforms students better than almost any other approach to learning by capitalizing on the basic human desire and ability to learn through experience, integrating knowledge and skills from various disciplines and professions. As part of a Provost’s Faculty Fellowship, Karla Armbruster will lead a learning community on P.I.E. All are welcome (not just faculty!); contact Armbruster by Aug. 30 to express interest.

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Letters of Intent are due Aug. 30.

Letters of Intent for Faculty Petitioning for Status or Tenure

August 20, 2019

Faculty intending to petition for initial status or tenure, as well as promotion, must submit a letter of intent to the Committee to Review Faculty (CRF) no later than Friday, Aug. 30. Paper copies of the letter should be sent to either Larry Baden or Joe Sencibaugh, CRF co-chairs for the 2019-20 academic year.

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Vincent C. 'Best Dressed' Flewellen

Around Webster: Kingston, Miller books; 'Best Dressed' Flewellen, Reed mudder

August 16, 2019

Andrea Miller co-edited “Expanding the Rainbow: Exploring the Relationships of Bi+, Consensually Polyamorous, Kinky, Ace, Intersex, and Trans People." ... Lindsey Kingston’s “Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights” was reviewed in Times Higher Education. ... Margaret Reed represented Webster in the Tough Mudder CO 19. ... You can vote for Vincent C. Flewellen, a finalist for Best Dressed in St. Louis.

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Applications are open through Sept. 16, for activities beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020.

Applications for 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 15, 2019

Applications for the 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 16, 2019. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. The fund, which was established in Spring 2016 by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel and research activities.

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NAFSA returns to St. Louis in 2020.

NAFSA in St. Louis: Call for proposals

August 14, 2019

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is coming to St. Louis in May 2020 and the call for proposals is open now! Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to submit proposals to present at this premier global professional learning and networking event for all international educators and supporting organizations. Session proposals are due Aug. 21, and poster proposals are due Dec. 11.

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The CDPC helps students explore and define their personal career goals while developing the skills and confidence necessary to succeed.

Referring Students to the Career Planning and Development Center

August 12, 2019

The Career Planning and Development Center (CDPC) works with undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to alumni through one year after completion of their degrees, to help with career goal setting and planning. The CDPC team engages with students in a variety of career development areas, including job and internship search strategies, customizing application materials, networking strategies, and graduate school decision making.

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Aug. 22-25

Help Welcome Gorloks During Welcome Weekend Aug. 22-25

August 07, 2019

Come join the First Year Experience and Undergraduate Persistence team in welcoming our new students to campus during Welcome Weekend 2019. We need your help as Volunteers to make Welcome Weekend 2019 vibrant, energetic, and memorable for our incoming Freshman, Transfers, and International First Year Students in their first days as new Webster Gorloks.

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Find out how the Academic Resource Center can help.

Academic Resource Center Ready for Students, Faculty this Fall

August 06, 2019

A new Fall semester approaches, and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is looking forward to working with you and your students! Please reach out to us with any questions you have and/or assistance you need personally or for your students. Here are hours, 10 facts, resources and contacts that will help you get the most out of the ARC.

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Webster's Global Citizenship Program learning outcomes are embedded across the curriculum.

In the News: Global Citizenship Program spotlight; Link on careers

August 05, 2019

The AACU ran a top-story feature on Webster's Global Citizenship Program, speaking about its design and impact with Webster faculty and one alum who "feels like a totally different person" after completing GCP courses. ... John Link, director of Webster's Career Planning and Development Center, was interviewed live on 690 AM KSTL to discuss students' career development assistance after graduation, including Webster’s individual services.

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Hands-on Faculty Training for Teaching and Learning Technology

August 05, 2019

All part-time and full-time new and returning faculty are invited to three hands-on sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 20, about using technology to support and engage students. Come learn how the Student Success Portal, Microsoft Office 365, and WorldClassRoom (Canvas) can help you support student success, engage your students in and out of the classroom, and collaborate and communicate with colleagues and students. All sessions will be held on Aug. 20 in the Library eClassroom (Emerson Library 110).

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Erin Bode '03, who teaches lyric writing and song writing, is experimenting with new ways of reaching audiences.

Erin Bode '03 Charts New Path in Songwriting

August 05, 2019

Erin Bode (BA ’03), Saint Louis-based singer/songwriter, is having a busy 2019. Her latest album, Here and Now, is available for download and on compact disc. Bode has also released the album on vinyl, a first for her. Bode, who teaches lyric writing and song writing in the Department of Music’s Bachelor of Music in Composition (Songwriting) major, is also experimenting with new ways of reaching audiences in the fast-changing world of popular music and recordings.

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The first podcast in the series discusses accessing accommodations and tips for self-advocacy.

Podcast Series Supports Accessibility for Students with Disabilities

July 31, 2019

Throughout Fall 2019 Webster University’s Accessibility Committee will be coordinating with campus and community partners to produce a series of podcasts focused on providing access to students with disabilities. The first podcast of the series is "Student Self-Advocacy 101," with important information about accessing accommodations as a student with a disability. This information is important for all students and helpful to faculty and staff members as well.

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Sheila Hwang

News Around Webster: Hwang, B. Smith, Stiles

July 29, 2019

Sheila Hwang has an article in the latest Jane Austen Society of North America journal, "Persuasions." ... Debbie Stiles presented a poster at the 77th Annual Conference of the International Council of Psychologists in Càdiz, Spain, and published an article related to her Faculty Research Grant in "The Peace Psychologist," an APA publication. ... Barry Smith has been appointed to the board of directors of the Advertising Club of Greater Saint Louis.

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Matt Vogel

In the News: Pickart on music career, Vogel's Big Bird in KC, Smith on media literacy, Laburda on mental health

July 25, 2019

Matt Pickart was a recent subject of "20Q," a feature that introduces readers to people involved in the area’s arts and entertainment community in The Gazette. ... Conservatory of Theatre Arts alumnus Matt Vogel and his work on "Sesame Street" was the focus of a July 10 Kansas City Star feature story. ... Julie Smith was quoted in Education Dive about a study that exposed the difficulties in trying to teach media literacy in K-12 environments. ... Webster alumna and licensed mental health counselor Mary Beth Laburda was a featured columnist in USA Today’s “Florida Today” section.

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