News Articles


Webster World Report on Election Aftermath, 'Anti-Racist' Discussion Excerpts

November 20, 2020

The 16th edition of the Webster World Report, the discussion linking Webster University’s global operations during this year of crises, features in-depth discussions with Professors Bill Hall and Gwyneth Williams, two of the University’s experts on political science, and a student about how they see the presidential election in the United States and what they think of the aftermath. The news segment of the program includes excerpts from the recent Webster Speaks program entitled “My Journey Toward Becoming an Anti-Racist.”

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[Video] 'You're Being Lied To' Media Literacy Discussion

November 19, 2020

The Oct. 26 online conversation with KMOX radio personality Megan Lynch and media literacy expert and School of Communications professor Julie Smith is available to view. Part of Media Literacy Week, the discussion centered on how much misinformation is being spread through social media and websites, and how regular viewers can separate the lies from the truth. During the hour-long discussion, Smith and Lynch also shared ways that people can determine if a rumor or story is true or fake.

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School of Communication

A Conversation with Academy Award-winning Screenwriter Jin-won Han

November 19, 2020

On Nov. 17, the School of Communication Film, Television and Video Production program welcomed scriptwriting writer Jin-won Han, of the winning 92nd Academy Award Best Picture film "Parasite." This virtual exchange reached an audience of over 100 Webster students, faculty and staff. For his work on "Parasite," Han received much critical appraisal and recognition, including an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

tags: school of communications, webster life, webster today, film, video production, students, faculty


WebsterVOTES and Faculty Post-Election Panel Discussion Nov. 19

November 18, 2020

WebsterVOTES and the History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies Department will hold an online panel discussion on the post-election on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. Panelists will discuss what has happened regarding voting, the election results and what is still to come before the Jan. 20 inauguration.

tags: academics, faculty, webster life, webster today, college of arts and sciences, history politics international relations and religious studies, webster votes,

Light the Lights

Variety Theatre 'Light the Lights' Program to Feature Several Webster St. Louis Community Members

November 17, 2020

The Variety Theatres of St. Louis is streaming “Light the Lights," a virtual musical featuring performances, interviews and magical Variety Theatre moments Nov. 16-19. Among those interviewed for this program was Chancellor Stroble. Numerous Webster students, alumni and designers and directors are also featured in the one-hour film. For details on how to watch the program, visit All funds raised will go to Variety Theatre's Performing Arts Fund to support Variety Kids in our inclusive Performing Arts program that teaches new skills, builds confidence and introduces lifelong friends.

tags: alumni, faculty, webster life, webster today, chancellor, college of fine arts, community engagement

 Teaching Festival

2021 Teaching Festival 'Reflections on Teaching in a Pandemic' Feb. 8-12

November 17, 2020

The campus community is invited to participate in the 2021 Webster University Teaching Festival held on Feb. 10-14, with the theme 'Reflections on Teaching in a Pandemic'. The 2021 Teaching Festival will occur almost one year after faculty and students experienced extreme disruptions created by the global coronavirus pandemic.

tags: academics, employee news, faculty, webster life, webster today, teaching festival, faculty development center, online learning center

History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies Department

'Healing from Hate': A discussion with filmmaker Peter Hutchison and activist Sammy Rangel

November 17, 2020

The History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies Department will hold an online discussion on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. with director Peter Hutchison and activist Sammy Rangel on the award-winning documentary 'Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation.'

tags: college of arts and sciences, webster life, webster today, students, film, faculty, community engagement, history politics international relations and religious studies

career week

School of Communications Careers Week Success with 300 Attendees

November 17, 2020

The School of Communications Careers Week was a success with attendance exceeding 300 students, faculty and staff. The theme was "Changing the Way We Work…Navigating Your Career in Communications…Virtually!" This year's Careers Week addressed the current issue of the world of work going virtual. The events aimed at educating and assisting students on how to navigate and launch their careers in the current virtual environment.

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International Education Week

Webster to Celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

November 13, 2020

International Education Week (IEW) is an annual nation-wide celebration of international education and exchange that begins Monday, Nov. 16, and runs through Friday, Nov. 20. It is an opportunity to “celebrate the benefits of education and exchange worldwide,” as defined by the US Department of State. Colleges and universities across the country and embassies, international organizations, and businesses- host globally themed events and activities throughout the week.

tags: academics, faculty, global, webster life, webster today, students, mcisa, office of study abroad

Webster University

Task Force Message on St. Louis Classes After Thanksgiving

November 13, 2020

Because of new developments from the pandemic in the communities that surround the main campus, Webster University will move the majority of on-ground classes in the St. Louis area to remote instruction beginning Monday, Nov. 30, the first day following the Thanksgiving break. Classes that require in-person instruction or require use of specific facilities will continue meeting on campus as originally scheduled. This initiative is intended to minimize the risk of transmission from the community to the campus, while preserving access to essential campus services and activities. We remind our community of the importance of following COVID-19 safety protocols.

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President's Faculty Fellow Program

Invitation for 2021-22 President's Faculty Fellows Program

November 12, 2020

The President’s Faculty Fellows Program is an opportunity for faculty members to contribute to the leadership of key strategic efforts of Webster University on a part-time basis by partnering with Academic Affairs support units (Faculty Development Center, Academic Resource Center, Academic Advising, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Study Abroad, and Global Program Development). This opportunity allows faculty to work on special projects that are of particular interest and importance that take full advantage of the unique interests, skills, and academic backgrounds of the University’s diverse faculty.

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