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Tobacco-Free, Smoke-Free Campus Initiative Begins Aug. 15

July 18, 2018

Effective Aug. 15, 2018, Webster University’s main campus in Webster Groves will be designated as a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus, joining the many universities across the United States and in Missouri in setting this policy. This policy change reinforces our commitment to preserving and improving the health and comfort of our students, faculty, staff and guests.

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This is the 7th year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program July 18-27

July 16, 2018

The Academic Resource Center and academic partners throughout campus are gearing up for the Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program to be held July 18-27, 2018. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During the 10-day program, TAP students live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in campus workshops and activities, including the faculty "lunch and learn," to help them transition to university life.

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News Around Webster: Foppiani, Kaiser, Cosic, CPDC

July 06, 2018

Geneva's Oreste Foppiani participated in and spoke at the “SOS Rule of Law” side-event at the 38th Session of the U.N. Council of Human Rights. ... The School of Education's DJ Kaiser presented at the 16th annual Asia TEFL International Conference in Macau SAR, China. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are screening at festivals in St. Louis, Chicago, and Varna, Bulgaria, this month. ... NACE featured a diversity recruiting video produced by John Link and Trezette Dixon of Webster's CPDC.

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Faculty and staff can explore the Inventory in the Student Success Portal.

New in Student Success Portal: Learn about Inventory now!

July 06, 2018

The Inventory, available beginning Friday, July 6, is a new feature available to faculty and staff users in the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish. The Inventory is a listing of student success interventions, including at other Starfish partner institutions, that can be explored to provide additional support to students. Faculty and staff users can search the Inventory and share relevant information on services, programs and support with students.

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Faculty: Confirm Fall 2018 course materials immediately

June 28, 2018

The University Bookstore is unable to assist a large portion of students who are now inquiring about their Fall course materials. Fall 2018 adoptions/book orders were due this past April, yet materials for nearly half of the Fall courses are severely overdue. Faculty should immediately confirm and submit the course materials they plan to use. It can take 10-21 days to process, source, research and receive course materials into the store.

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Presenters spoke about trade, governmental relations and entering the Brazilian market.

Webster Geneva Hosts Conference on Swiss Business with Brazil

June 28, 2018

Sixty members of the local business community gathered at Webster University's Geneva campus for a half-day conference to exchange insights, experiences and common interests for business in—and with—Brazil, in a conference organized by Dominique Jolly, head of Walker School programs at Webster Geneva. Six of the presentations are viewable in PDF form.

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Incomplete Grades: Faculty guidance on usage, Starfish features

June 27, 2018

Courses ending Friday, June 29, must have grades posted by Friday, July 6. Do not submit an Incomplete as a student’s grade or leave a student’s grade as In Progress if the student has not attended class for several weeks and/or is missing most of the required work. Inaccurately using Incomplete grades or leaving In Progress grades posted can harm a student’s academic progress, course sequencing, persistence and graduation. See this post for more guidance.

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Seena Kohl taught for 42 years at Webster.

Remembering Seena Kohl, Anthropologist and Women's Studies Pioneer

June 25, 2018

The Webster University community remembers Seena Kohl, an anthropologist who helped found the Women's Studies program during her 42-year teaching career at Webster. Kohl was one of the earliest recipients of the Roswell Messing, Jr. Award, and in 1986 used a Faculty Development Leave to study relations among blacks, whites, and Choctaws in Mississippi. Kohl passed away this month in Helena, Montana. A memorial service on the Webster Groves campus is scheduled for July 21.

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Ambassador Reuben Brigety II visits Webster's Ghana campus as part of a 12-day tour.

Webster Ghana Hosts Former Ambassador to African Union

June 21, 2018

The Webster Ghana campus recently hosted Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II for a brief interactive session with students, faculty and staff. He shared his experiences as a diplomat and his overall professional experiences in Africa and the field of international relations. Webster was the first stop on the former U.S. representative to the African Union's 12-day African and European tour.

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In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bees, Rosenblum on Holocaust, Ibroscheva on media stereotypes

June 21, 2018

Warren Rosenblum was on KPLR Channel 11/Fox 2 News with representatives from the Holocaust Museum Learning Center to discuss the their summer teacher institute at Webster. ... St. Louis Public radio followed Nicole Miller-Struttmann in Forest Park as volunteers tracked bees as part of a national study. ... Elza Ibroscheva was quoted in the story, “Why are Men So Afraid of Skin-Care Products?” in Stylecast Magazine.

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Graduates from Spring 1 2018 received an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, April 9.

Outcomes Survey for Spring 2 2018 Graduates

June 18, 2018

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging Spring 2 2018 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The Outcomes Survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately six to eight weeks after each term’s graduation date. Graduates from Spring 1 2018 received an email invitation to the survey the morning of Monday, June 18.

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Ryan Liberati

News Around Webster: Zhang on China, Woolf-Hulsizer chapter, Ibroscheva on Merkel, Liberati president

June 15, 2018

Dongling Zhang co-organized an academic conference, “Confronting predicament: The mentality and patterns of behavior of Chinese intellectuals in the second millennium,” in Hong Kong. ... Elza Ibroscheva presented in New York on feminism and Angela Merkel. ... Linda Woolf and Michael Hulsizer have published a chapter, "Peace psychology: A gateway and path to culture and diversity." ... Ryan Liberati has been re-elected president of the Illinois College Counseling Association.

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Catch screenings July 13-22, including 28 works by Webster students, faculty and alumni.

Webster Students, Alumni, Faculty in St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

June 15, 2018

Webster students, alumni, and faculty make up more than a quarter of the screenings at the upcoming St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. All work, including work by 30 Webster community members, will be shown at Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University between Friday, July 13, and Sunday, July 22. “This is another example of how much the Webster University School of Communications adds to the culture of filmmaking and media in this region," said Aaron AuBuchon, associate professor and chair.

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The two-day event featured keynotes, panels and workshops on a variety of trauma and therapy topics.

Webster Geneva Hosts International Conference on Trauma

June 14, 2018

Webster University's Geneva campus hosted a two-day international conference on trauma with a wide range of experts, researchers, practitioners and general participants interested in understanding and alleviating human suffering. Speakers, panelists and workshops covered such topics as collective trauma, anger and revenge, trauma and imagination, trauma from war, displacement or gender-based violence, and more.

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