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Focus Groups for Employees, Students on Fundraising Campaign Priorities

February 19, 2020

Webster University's Board of Trustees and university leaders are in the planning stages of launching a major fundraising campaign that will advance Webster's vision and mission. Deans and unit heads have been identifying their highest strategic priorities and needs. The next step: securing feedback about these proposed funding priorities. Faculty, staff and students in the St. Louis area are invited to the upcoming focus groups to discuss these priorities.

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'The Milly Project' performed at Webster University and was featured by Fox2 News.

In the News: Smith on bots, Kaiser on accents, Legal Studies on Milly Sawyers

February 18, 2020

Fox2 featured an event hosted by Legal Studies Department about the powerful story of Milly Sawyers, an enslaved woman who won her freedom years before the more famous Dred Scott case. ... Julie Smith discussed how to spot bots online in the second part of her appearance, in animated form, on an Arizona news station. ... DJ Kaiser's post on Medium, "Everyone Has an Accent," has gained traction on several platforms and will be published in Age of Awareness Magazine.

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Professor David Clewell, poet laureate of Missouri (2010 - 2012) passed away Saturday morning.

Remembering David Clewell: Missouri Poet Laureate and Honored Professor

February 16, 2020

David Clewell, Missouri’s poet laureate from 2010-2012, author of 10 collections of poetry and more than 50 other works that appeared in various publications, and a long-time professor of literature at Webster University, passed away early Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, his relatives confirmed. He was 65.

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Paula Witkowski-Dieckmann

Around Webster: Perniciaro award, P. Stroble poem, Witkowski on reading

February 14, 2020

Paula Witkowski-Dieckmann authored a post in Medium critiquing approaches to teaching reading and their effect on young readers with dyslexia. ... Paul Stroble's poem was selected to appear on St. Louis transit vehicles as part of Arts In Transit. ... Westport's Karen Perniciaro received the "Rookie of the Year" award from the Northwest Chamber of Commerce.

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The tools previously available via are now part of LinkedIn Learning, available to all faculty, staff and students.

Have You Been LinkedIn Learning?

February 14, 2020

Have you been taking advantage of LinkedIn Learning? The self-guided learning tools previously offered to Webster University community members via are now part of WebsterLearns powered by LinkedIn Learning. These on-demand learning tutorials are available to all students, faculty and staff to help you develop new skills and advance your career. The array of topics ranges from specific software and creativity approaches to management and workplace coaching.

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Summer/Fall 2020 Academic Technology Request Deadline March 2

February 13, 2020

In order to manage a growing catalog of software titles, Webster University’s Information Technology organization will assess all new software requests based on a number of factors in coordination with the programs of each school. This is in alignment with the themes of the University’s strategic plan, Global Impact for the Next Century. The lab and multimedia classroom software request deadline for Summer/Fall 2020 is Monday, March 2.

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Sheetal Shah Named Academic Director at Webster Leiden Campus

February 13, 2020

Sheetal Shah has been appointed as the new academic director of Webster Leiden Campus. Having been head of the department of behavioral and social sciences since 2013, Shah took on this role as of Jan. 1. Shah is a psychologist, specializing in the field of counseling for chronic illnesses and trauma; her research interests are focused in the area of modern-day slavery and human trafficking

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Julie Smith, in avatar form

In the News: Falconer on black history, Smith on fake photos, Baseball ranked 1st

February 11, 2020

Jameca Falconer was interviewed by KWMU about approaches to teaching black history to school children of varying ages. ... Julie Smith was turned into an animation for an Arizona news station that asked her to give lessons on how to tell if online information is real or fake. ... The Webster baseball team was highlighted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as it enters the season ranked first in all of NCAA Division III.

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Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Opportunities from the OLC

February 10, 2020

The Online Learning Center (OLC) is committed to supporting the ongoing teaching and learning in Webster University’s online courses. The same highly qualified faculty who teach for us in the classroom teach our online courses. They are experts in their fields, and contribute not only their content knowledge but also their international experience to the education of our global student body. These upcoming webinars are a great way to learn and practice skills to help elevate the learning process.

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Writing Center Resources: Online and in-person

February 10, 2020

The Writing Center and Online Writing Center (OWC) provides students, faculty, and alumni with many types of writing support. Students get support and feedback on every step of the writing process, from brainstorming to how to use a citation properly, they also offer writing assistance through the OWC to graduate students, online students, or students at extended or international campuses. The Writing Center also has friendly coaches to give constructive, holistic feedback on all assignments.

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Stuart Chapman Hill

Around Webster: Jostedt, Umbaugh on Neil Young; Hill on teaching music; Tuncel appointment

February 06, 2020

Music education director Stuart Chapman Hill is the co-author of "Musicianship for Teaching," in the Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States. ... Philosophy faculty members Mike Jostedt and Bruce Umbaugh each contributed to "Neil Young and Philosophy," the latest in the Philosophy of Popular Culture series. ... Ece Tuncel was appointed associate editor at Group Decision and Negotiation," a journal focused on the process of group decision and negotiation.

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In the News: Ghana featured; Falconer on attention; Smith on 'fake news'

February 05, 2020

Jameca Falconer was a guest on St. Louis on the Air to discuss attention spans and how they can impact the lengthy impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Senate. ... Webster Ghana was featured for its community events, and also mentioned in an Op/Ed about the importance of Africa's academic, economic and cultural importance to St. Louis. Julie Smith was interviewed by Thompson Coburn about “fake news,” Russian misinformation, and what average citizens can do.

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