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Proposals are due by Dec.15.

Save the Date for Teaching Festival Feb. 12-16

January 17, 2018

The entire campus community is invited to save the date for Webster’s yearly Teaching Festival, to be held Feb. 12-16. This year’s Teaching Festival will feature workshops, poster presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions by Webster faculty, students, and staff on the theme “Teaching Toolkit for Engaged Learning.”

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Nominations are due by Mar. 1

Call for Nominations: Dr. Ortner-Chopin Visiting Professorship at Webster Vienna

January 17, 2018

Webster Vienna is excited to re-launch the Dr. Ortner-Chopin Visiting Professorship. This professorship was created in honor of Chopin's long history of service to the university and the community. The endowment allows Webster Vienna to attract world-renowned professors in the fields of business, international relations, art, media and psychology to lecture and share their professional experiences through public forums.

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The survey will be open until Jan. 25.

HLC Student Opinion Survey Launches Tuesday

January 16, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, Webster University is administering the Higher Learning Commission’s Student Opinion Survey. The HLC’s survey was sent via email to all students who were enrolled in Fall 2017 but have not yet graduated. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. Students’ comments about their experiences at Webster are an important part of the reaccreditation process.

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Try a new approach to weight loss and wellness.

Kickstarter Weight Loss Challenge Details, Info Session Jan. 10

January 09, 2018

Webster Wellness will host a private weight loss challenge using "DietBet," which is an online weight-loss game with financial accountability and concrete goals. DietBet has been incredibly successful, with 93.65 percent of 570,303 players losing weight during their challenges. See details below, and learn more during the information session Jan. 10 at noon Central, also available via WebEx.

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The new site makes research easier on all smart devices.

New Smart Device-Friendly Library Site is Live

January 09, 2018

Webster University Library is excited to unveil its new website. The new homepage will make research easier on all smart devices, and will help library staff better serve students at extended sites, international campuses and online. Library staff members are eager to support students, faculty, and staff during this transition. Visit libanswers.webster.edu to contact a librarian.

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Applications are open for the Leif J. Sverdrup global teaching fellowship

Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship: Applications Now Open

January 09, 2018

Applications for the Spring/Summer 2019 term are now open. The Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship is the university’s in-network faculty mobility program. This program allows faculty the opportunity to travel to teach for a term or semester at one of the following Webster international campuses: Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna, Accra, Cha-am/Bangkok, St. Louis (main campus and Gateway campus). 

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Library Online Presentations

Library Online Presentation Spring Schedule Announced

January 08, 2018

The library is excited to announce its online presentations for the spring semester. In addition to the customary Overview of Library Resources (which will include instructions for using the new library website), there will be live presentations on topics such as writing scholarly literature reviews and APA style citation. Registration will allow students and faculty to attend live sessions, but will include a recording with closed captioning for those who cannot attend.

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Check out how the Student Success Portal can help you

Student Success Portal: January training dates and new, updated resources

January 08, 2018

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, is being used to promote student success by aiding in student advising, facilitating communication between faculty and students, and helping students access Webster resources. New resources and frequently asked questions are regularly added, and the following additions or updates may be especially helpful.

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Spring 2018 Faculty Review Notices

January 05, 2018

The Committee to Review Faculty invites signed, written testimony on any of the faculty listed below who are going up for initial status (FDL or tenure) and/or promotion. 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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Campus Safety Advisory

Campus Safety Advisory

January 03, 2018

On Jan. 3, 2018, at approximately 10 a.m. there was a report of two burglaries at University-owned, non-student residential housing. As a reminder, please be vigilant of your surroundings and mindful of suspicious activity. Please report any suspicious person(s) or behavior immediately to the Webster Groves Police Department at 314-963-5402 or the Department of Public Safety at 314-968-7430 or ext. 7430.

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Tom Palozola's family attended the Veterans Center dedicated in his memory in October.

In the News: Kingston on BBC; Miller-Struttmann in UK; Cross in AP; Vet Center on public radio

January 03, 2018

Nicole Miller-Struttmann was quoted on dwindling bee populations in a story for the U.K.-based Independent that was carried by several international outlets. ... Lindsey Kingston was interviewed on BBC Newsday about the cessation of refugee status for thousands of Rwandans. ... Remy Cross was quoted about the "swatting" incident in Kansas for an AP story picked up by NBC affiliates nationwide. ... Several public radio affiliates aired a story on Webster's Vet Center dedication and Tom Palozola's family's efforts to increase services for veterans with PTSD.

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The ARC is ready to start the Spring 2018 semester

ARC Excited for Spring Semester

January 02, 2018

After a refreshing winter break, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) team is excited about the Spring 2018 semester. As graduate classes start Monday, Jan. 8, and the undergraduate term begins Monday, Jan. 15 (classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 16, since Monday is a holiday), we want to take a moment to remind you about the academic resources available to you and your students.

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Chat will not be available Saturday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

Library Cybercafe 24 Hour Chat Available During Winter Break

December 22, 2017

The Library Cybercafe will be available 24 hours a day during Winter Break. This space is accessible from the second floor entrance, and contains computers and a printer. When the library is closed, the café is only accessible with a valid student, faculty or staff ID card. While the café area will by open, Kaldi’s will remain closed until Friday, Jan. 19.

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Students take a walking tour of North Webster Groves

Beginning to Commence: Class Learns about Community of Webster Groves

December 21, 2017

Students on Webster University’s main campus might take Elm Avenue through Webster Groves when commuting into class. Or maybe they find a home to rent in North Webster. But other than restaurants and parks, students don’t naturally get much of a chance to really learn about the community that is home to their school. This fall a group of first-year students is took a deeper look at Webster Groves to learn more about the community, its history and the people who have shaped it.

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