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Seminar: Political and Historical Implications of the Trump Administration

January 19, 2017

The Department of History, Politics and International Relations is hosting a seminar series open to the broader community, and available for student credit, with guest speakers and readings on the political and historical implications of the Trump Administration. Seating is limited and begins Monday, Jan. 23.

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Hoffman LaChance Contemporary hosts a reception for

News Around Webster: Lang, Cosic, Woolf, Hulsizer

January 19, 2017

A reception for Tom Lang's recent prints and drawings takes place Jan. 20 at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary in Maplewood; on the same day, Zlatko Cosic's "It Can't Go Forever #1" will screen in Karlsruhe, Germany. Separately, psychology professors Linda Woolf and Michael Hulsizer presented in Florida on "Politics, Sex and Religion."

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Freshman Writing Award competition

Submissions Now Open for Freshman Writing Award Competition

January 18, 2017

Submissions are now being accepted for the annual Freshman Writing Award competition. Please consider nominating one or more of your student's papers for this award. Submissions must have been written for a class during the Fall 2016 semester, they may be in any genre, they must be a minimum of 500 words long, and they must be written in English.  

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FDC Monthly Faculty Writing Hours Begin Feb. 3

January 18, 2017

The Faculty Development Center invites all part-time and full-time faculty to participate in monthly writing hours in the FDC Suite, a quiet space designated for faculty use. All are welcome, and coffee and tea will be provided. Click through to view the Writing Hours schedule for Spring 2017. In addition, the Library and the FDC will offer a full-day writing retreat on March 31.

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New students in Ghana include several from across West Africa and three students in the Global MA in International Relations program from the United States (2) and Austria (1).

Webster Ghana Welcomes New Students from Across West Africa, Beyond

January 17, 2017

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, welcomed new students from across the West African sub-region to add to its diverse student base for Spring 2017. New students were drawn from Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo-Brazzaville, DRC, and Mali, with students from English-speaking countries in West Africa learning from their French-speaking counterparts and vice versa.

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Almost one in three Webster study abroad students do so on faculty-led programs that include a short-term travel experience.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposal Deadline for Spring, Summer 2018

January 17, 2017

Members of the Webster faculty, adjuncts included, are invited to plan and propose short-term study abroad courses, which are often a necessary alternative for students who cannot accommodate international year-long or semester programs. The deadline for submitting faculty-led courses (hybrid or otherwise) to the Office of Study Abroad with travel during Spring Break 2018 and Summer 2018 is Feb. 15, 2017.

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King during the 1963 civil rights march in Washington (U.S. National Archives)

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: Renewing and Increasing Our Resolve

January 13, 2017

As the nation reflects on the legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster call on the community to renew and increase our resolve to create a truly inclusive community through our interactions with each other, through programs and events, through new policies and practices.

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Spring 2017 Faculty Review Notices

January 10, 2017

The departments for the following faculty members have posted notice of faculty reviews during Spring 2017. 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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Encourage recent graduates to respond to the outcomes survey.

Webster's Outcomes Survey for Fall Graduates

January 06, 2017

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging recent Fall 2016 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately six weeks after each term’s graduation date.

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Groeneman and students' paper on thermal expansion earned the cover story for the peer-reviewed journal CrystEngComm.

Groeneman, Student Researchers Present, Earn Cover Story in Chemical Engineering Journal

January 06, 2017

Webster University professor Ryan Groeneman and student researchers' work on thermal expansion properties of crystals earned the cover story for the peer-reviewed journal CrystEngComm, and he and other students presented further work at the 51st Midwest American Chemical Society in Manhattan, Kansas.

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Action Required for New Turnitin-Canvas Integration

December 22, 2016

Turnitin and Canvas have recently released a new Turnitin-Canvas integration which will be ready to use starting Spring I, 2017. All faculty teaching online will need to view assignments that use Turnitin in their course prior to graduate students returning on Jan. 6 or undergraduate and School of Education graduate students returning on Jan. 13.

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Senior music education student Cameron White conducts his work during Webster University Department of Music's

Music Student's Original Work Featured in 'Gift to the City' Holiday Concert

December 21, 2016

For the eighth year in a row, Webster University music students and faculty gave St. Louis a performance to remember with the “Gift to the City” holiday concert at Christ Church Cathedral downtown. This time, and for the second event this year, one student even took a turn to conduct his own work.

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