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Peter Sargent

Retirement Celebration for Peter Sargent May 9

April 25, 2019

The Webster University community is invited to attend a retirement celebration for Peter Sargent. He is retiring as Dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at the end of May 2019 after almost 53 years of service to Webster University. Please join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 3-5 p.m. in the Thompson Music Building to celebrate. Please RSVP to

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Beware of the "Are you available?" Email Scam

April 24, 2019

Webster Information Technology is seeing an increased number of reports from people who have been receiving an email from someone impersonating a Webster co-worker, supervisor or executive. These emails often come with a subject line of “Urgent” or something similar and try to engage the recipient into a conversation by asking if they are available. The purpose of these scams is to manipulate the recipients into replying by pretending to be someone they know. Please be extremely cautious in your daily email communications.

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Hill and Bollan

Hill, Bollan Win 2019 Freshmen Writing Awards

April 23, 2019

Congratulations to this year's Freshman Writing Award winners, who were celebrated at the event's 14th annual ceremony and luncheon sponsored by the Academic Resource Center. The 1st-place winner was Sarah Hill for her essay, "U.S.-Russia Nuclear Pact and The Blame Game," for Kelly-Kate Pease. The Creative Writing Award winner was Jai Bollan for his essay, "The Validity of My Humanity," for Kate Parsons.

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Committee to Review Faculty Information Session, May 14

April 22, 2019

The Committee to Review Faculty will hold an informational meeting for faculty members approaching initial status/tenure and promotion Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. The committee recommends status- and tenure-track faculty attend this session regardless of what year they will be going up for initial review.

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Webster University

Message to the Community after Attacks in Sri Lanka

April 22, 2019

This past weekend’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, coincidental with the tragic anniversaries of the Oklahoma City bombing and Columbine School massacre, are a sobering reminder of the cruel attempts to destroy the fabric of our communities. As members of the global Webster community, we experience these events deeply. It is important at these moments to gather as a community and to find solace in each others’ company and in places that provide for safe reflection

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Phyllis Nawrot (MAT '00) was featured in the Houston Chronicle for her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award.

In the News: Goedereis, Miller-Struttmann, Patterson, Werfelmann, Nawrot '00

April 19, 2019

Eric Goedereis' insights on millennials during St. Louis On the Air can now be heard online. ... Nicole Miller-Struttmann also appeared on the show to discuss her bee research. ... School of Education alumna Phyllis Nawrot praised her time at Webster in a Houston Chronicle feature about her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award. ... Trent Patterson and David Werfelmann will discuss Harmonices Mundi on Classic 107.3 FM Monday, April 22.

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Save the Date: Ninth Annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory, May 21-22

April 17, 2019

Faculty, students, and academic partners are invited to attend the ninth annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 on the Webster Groves campus, East Academic Building. The annual Collaboratory provides a space for the Webster community to share research, collaborate across disciplines, strengthen assessment practices, and explore new directions related to teaching and learning.

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invention of nature

Book Club Explores 'The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World' May 13

April 16, 2019

Join the Webster University Book Club for a discussion of Andrea Wulf's take on a giant in the history of science in her book, "The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World." This far-reaching biography tells of von Humboldt’s scientific exploration, new ideas of science, prolific writing, and immense influence on politicians, artists, scholars, and scientists. Paul Stroble will lead a discussion of the book on Monday, May 13, at noon in the Library Conference Room. Everyone is welcome, and there are several copies of the book on reserve at the front desk of the library.

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BioSTL, MilliporeSigma Welcome WATTS Scholars

April 15, 2019

On Friday, April 12, Winning Approaches for Talented Transfers in STEM (WATTS) Scholarship recipients and additional science majors participated in a Career Development Employer Tour coordinated by the Career Planning & Development Center and Biological Sciences Department. Students visited BioSTL and MilliporeSigma, where they were able to meet with scientists and gain insight into careers and the growing science start-up community in St. Louis.

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Armbruster's essay appears in the

News Around Webster: Armbruster, Foppiani, Rothbart, Stehn

April 15, 2019

Andrea Rothbart delivered the keynote address at a convention for community college mathematics teachers. ... Oreste Foppiani met with Swiss Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis, who is invited to speak at next year's International Humanitarian and Security Conference. ... Karla Armbruster’s essay, "The Gaze of Predators, Fleshly Worlds, and the Redefinition of the Human," is published in a environmental humanities collection. ... Molly Stehn presented with MA in Counseling students Brooke Blythe and Andy Conrad at the American Counseling Association of Missouri annual conference.

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Nicole Miller Struttmann named Science Educator of the Year

In The News: Miller-Struttmann, Rosenblum, Starkey

April 15, 2019

Nicole Miller-Struttmann will be interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio's "St. Louis On The Air" about her bee research this Thursday at noon. ... Warren Rosenblum presented “From the Age of Good Intentions to Programs of Mass Destruction: The ‘Feeble-Minded’ in Modern Germany” in conjunction with a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum traveling exhibition, with an article in the Tribune Democrat. ... Jennifer Starkey was interviewed by Radio 63119 for a discussion on Webster's outreach which airs at 1:30 p.m. Monday and again Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 a.m.

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Webster recently hosted Bobby Berk and Karamo Brown from the Netflix series,

In the News: Loretto-Hilton, Stroble and Flewellen, Brasfield, Corrigan

April 12, 2019

The New York Times' "36 Hours in..." travel series listed performances at the Loretto-Hilton Center as a must-see when visiting St. Louis. ... The St. Louis Post-Dispatch quoted Beth Stroble and Vincent C. Flewellen in coverage of "Queer Eye" stars' visit to campus. ... The Post-Dispatch reviewed Don Corrigan's latest book about squirrel's in popular culture. ... Jim Brasfield was quoted in Post-Dispatch analysis of the "Better Together" proposal to merge St. Louis and St. Louis County.

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Webster community members can use the discount code WEBSTERRUNS.

5K Run Supports Program Connecting Lakota and St. Louis Youth

April 12, 2019

Bridge Builders STL, a nonprofit organization facilitating cultural immersion, leadership development, and community service for youth within diverse communities, will hold its 2nd annual 5K Fun Run and Walk on April 27, 2019. A discount is available for Webster University community members who sign up, with proceeds benefiting the St. Louis-Dupree Exchange, an immersive exchange program St. Louis and Lakota youth. Bridge Builders is founded by Webster student Josh Krakos.

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