News Articles


COVID-19 Updates: Grading Options, Reporting Positive Tests, Essential Work

March 27, 2020

The pandemic has required many adjustments for our students, staff and faculty members, so we thank all of you for your flexibility as we rally around Webster’s mission in support of students. Going forward, the COVID-19 Task Force will continue to monitor and evaluate issues that directly affect our community, and we will update you accordingly, including the following on grading options during spring 2020, how to report positive COVID-19 tests, and essential work at the main campus.

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Jameca Falconer

Webster in the News: Bio Sciences, Falconer, Smith

March 26, 2020

The Biological Sciences Department's donation of needed supplies to hospitals during the pandemic was covered by multiple outlets. ... Jameca Falconer has been interviewed on ABC and CNBC about anxiety and response to the pandemic. ... Julie Smith was interviewed by Catholic News Service about the importance of teaching media literacy.

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IT Wants to Hear Your Feedback On Help Sessions

March 26, 2020

The Information Technology team thanks everyone who attended one of their Information Technology Working Remotely Help Sessions that happened this past week. Now they want to hear back from those who attended the session via a brief survey. Your responses will help IT improve support and plan for additional sessions that may be of interest in the future.

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Chemistry lab

Biological Sciences Department Donates PPE to Mercy Hospitals to Aid Healthcare Workers

March 25, 2020

In support of the urgent nationwide need for personal protective equipment for those working on the front lines of the coronavirus testing and treatment, Webster University's Biological Sciences Department has donated their unopened stock supply of N-95 masks, goggles, gloves and disposable lab coats to Mercy Hospitals in St. Louis.

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Warren Rosenblum

News Around Webster: Link, Pollak, Rosenblum, Stiles

March 25, 2020

Warren Rosenblum was awarded a Fulbright grant to Belgium for research and teaching on his project, "Between Sympathy and Persecution: The ‘Feeble-Minded’ in Modern Europe." ... Johannes Pollak’s book on the future of Europe was among the Council Library's most popular reads in 2019. ... John Link will present on “best practices for career engagement through digital tools." ... Debbie Stiles was invited by the International Council of Psychologists to serve on the Advisory Council for the Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights.

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Debbie Stiles and Kaori Chaki discussed their research on

In the News: Stiles on child separation, nursing nomination, Kaiser on Medium

March 24, 2020

Debbie Stiles and graduate student Kaori Chaki were interviewed on "St. Louis on the Air" to discuss their project, "The Psychological Impact of Separating Immigrant Children from their Families." ... Webster alumna Carlita Vasser is a nominee for the top nurses in the St. Louis area in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's #CelebrateNurses contest. ... DJ Kaiser posted at Medium on varying public health responses to the coronavirus.

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Guidance on Protecting Privacy Rights and Public Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020

While Webster University´s primary focus remains on slowing COVID-19 transmission and addressing public health impacts on all of its constituents, there are numerous other issues that the University is mindful of and is addressing simultaneously. Privacy and information security considerations remain at the top of University´s concerns.

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Spring 2 Early Term Progress Surveys Launch March 27

March 23, 2020

The Spring 2 Early Term Progress Surveys launch on Friday, March 27 and will be open for ten days, closing Monday, April 6 at 11 p.m. Central Time. The survey is distributed to all graduate and undergraduate Spring 2 courses throughout the United States and Leiden campuses. Survey completion is especially helpful as the student success team navigates the issues brought about by COVID-19.

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Career Planning and Development Center Ready to Assist Virtually

March 23, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 requiring so many courses and services to move to remote operations, many students may be concerned they won't get the resources or guidance they once did while on campus. The Career Planning and Development Center has taken steps to make sure that students are still receiving these resources and guidance virtually, offering a virtual format for over 75 percent of career development and employer programs and events.

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Soheil Mansouri

News Around Webster: Mansouri, Pesakovic, Wiggins

March 22, 2020

Soheil Mansouri was selected as a Specialized Professional Association program reviewer for TESOL and the Council for Accreditation of the Educator Preparation. ... Gordana Pesakovic's chapter on National and Regional Branding of Central Asia appears in the new text, "Economic, Educational, and Touristic Development in Asia." ... Bradley Wiggins’ book, "The Discursive Power of Memes in Digital Culture: Ideology, Semiotics, and Intertextuality," was reviewed by the prestigious European Journal of Communication.

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COVID 19: St. Louis, St. Louis County, Illinois Orders

March 21, 2020

We want to acknowledge again the tremendous effort our community has undertaken as we transition to remote working operations. We are writing again to re-emphasize the need to support public health initiatives during this pandemic. Please be aware of the recent "stay home" public health orders issued by the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, and by the State of Illinois.

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Main campus of Webster University

Webster University Announces Virtual Commencement for 2020

March 20, 2020

Webster University has announced plans to alter its commencement for the 2020 year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University-wide ceremony will now be held as a virtual commencement for the Class of 2020, while individual school and college events will be held during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend Sept 25-26, assuming gatherings of that size will be deemed safe for everyone.

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