News Articles


Leiden: 'The Human Side of Presenting/Lecturing Online' Virtual Presentation

September 24, 2020

Staff and faculty at Webster University Leiden joined an online workshop, "The Human Side of Presenting/Lecturing Online," on Sept. 15-16. These workshops were offered by Jonathan Talbott, senior faculty in the GCP and Media Studies department, who has coached more than 250 TED and TEDx talks that have achieved millions of hits online. The workshop stemmed from the constructive feedback received during the Leiden faculty meeting in July, and to facilitate Hyflex/remote teaching for students in a way that utilizes teaching tools effectively.

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Jonah Mixon-Webster

Around Webster: Mixon-Webster in Harper's, Williams voting PSA, Kwon on Ferguson, Ellard NCLCA

September 24, 2020

Jonah Mixon-Webster has three poems published in the September issue of Harper's Magazine. ... Jong Bum Kwon co-edited and contributed to an issue of the journal, American Ethnologist, centered on Ferguson. ... Gwyneth Williams participated in Public Service Announcement for the City of St. Louis encouraging people to vote. ... Erica Ellard conributed to a special issue of the journal, The Learning Assistance Review, about higher education’s response to the novel coronavirus.

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Sverdrup Complex on the main campus in Webster Groves

Invitation for Faculty and Staff to 2020 Fall Faculty Institute

September 23, 2020

The Multicultural Studies Committee, in collaboration with faculty and staff members of color, has worked closely with the Faculty Senate in conceptualizing and planning the 2020 Webster University Fall Faculty Institute, which will be open to all faculty (i.e., full-time, part-time, contingent), staff and administrators across Webster's U.S. domestic campuses. Two sessions will be offered (Oct. 2 or Oct. 9), and registration is required. Space will be limited in order to facilitate engagement and meaningful conversation.

tags: employee news, faculty, faculty senate, diversity and inclusion, webster today

Gorlok Greats

Two Additional Gorlok Greats Awardees, Last Chance to Nominate a Staff Member

September 22, 2020

The deadline to nominate a staff member for the Gorlok Greats Award is almost here. This semester, two additional awardees will be selected for a total number of eight Gorlok Great Awards for Fall 2020. Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 30. Don't delay, take a moment to recognize the outstanding efforts of a staff member who you feel has done an exemplary job in one or more of the areas outlined below.

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Academic Resource Center Writing Support Services

September 22, 2020

The Writing Center, Online Writing Center (OWC), and NetTutor provide students, faculty, and alumni with many types of writing support. Due to COVID-19, our services, providing students support and feedback on every step of the writing process from brainstorming to citation, are currently remote. All Webster students, worldwide, are welcome to use any of our services. Our friendly coaches give constructive, holistic feedback on all assignments.

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Zoom Coffee Break, Happy Hour Sessions For Faculty and Staff

September 21, 2020

Various Webster faculty and staff will be hosting informal sessions for you to connect and socialize using our newest tool to enhance instruction, host remote meetings, and interact with others across the Webster network. These Zoom Coffee Break/Happy Hour Sessions are open to all Webster faculty and staff from all campus locations around the world. (Beverages not provided by Webster University, but you are invited to bring your own!)

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Students in the Quad on the main campus

Limitations on Gatherings at Main Campus Extended Indefinitely

September 17, 2020

As we monitor regional conditions and guidelines to limit spread of the coronavirus, the Task Force on Transition & Adaptability has indefinitely extended the limitation on gatherings and events at the main campus in Webster Groves. This limitation was initially imposed from the start of the fall term until at least Sept. 20 as part of the phased return to campus for fall. The current regional environment warrants extending this limitation indefinitely.

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Amanda Kracen

Around Webster: Kracen research; Dixon panel on diversity; apprentice teaching

September 14, 2020

Amanda Kracen and several Webster alumni who were her research assistants co-published a paper on psychologists providing clinical care in psycho-oncology. ... Trezette Dixon appeared on a special panel discussion on a Society for Human Resource Management panel, "Diversity Despite Disruption." ... A Medium interview with MAT graduate Betsy McMahon discusses teaching during the pandemic and how the School of Education helped students navigate field experiences during these unique times.

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Outcomes Survey

Webster's Outcomes Survey for Summer Graduates

September 14, 2020

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Summer 2020 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The Outcomes Survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately four to six weeks after each term’s graduation date.

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Webster World Report Podcast 13: International relations expert panel, international student perspective

September 11, 2020

The 13th edition of the Webster World Report, the discussion linking Webster University’s global operations during this year of crises, includes a panel of international relations experts from three different continents, all of whom are professors in the Webster worldwide system: Kelly-Kate Pease, Robin Ramcharan and Jozef Batora. The program also features the perspectives of Erika Gavilanes, an international student from Ecuador studying in the U.S.

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Webster Votes

WebsterVOTES: Notaries Needed for Absentee and Mail-in Ballots

September 09, 2020

If you are a notary in the state of Missouri we need your help in providing notary services for Absentee and Mail-in Ballots this election season. The St. Louis County Board of Elections anticipates a much higher rate of Absentee and Mail-in ballots submission. Ballots will begin being distributed Sept. 22 and are due to their local Board of Elections by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

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David Werfelmann

Werfelmann Receives 2020 Artist Support Grant from the Regional Arts Commission

September 09, 2020

David Werfelmann, director of the BA in Music program in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, is a recipient of a 2020 Artist Support Grant from the Regional Arts Commission (RAC). The RAC Artist Support Grant supports the career advancement of individual artists. This grant provides direct funds for projects or creative opportunities in all artistic disciplines.

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