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OLC First Friday Webinar March 3

February 23, 2017

Are you familiar with the Announcement feature in WorldClassRoom? Join the Online Learning Center on Friday, March 3, at 9 a.m. for the First Friday webinar, How Using Announcements can Improve Engagement, with with instructional designer Lori Kovarik. The presentation will be followed by a 30-minute discussion.

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Stroble on education, van Marissing on Dutch law, Cross on protests

In the News: Stroble in Post, van Marissing on Dutch radio, Cross in Sacramento Bee

February 23, 2017

Webster University President Beth Stroble was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on a Chamber effort to make St. Louis a top-10 education region, Leiden director Jean Paul van Marissing was interviewed on Dutch national radio about a law affecting the telecom sector, and Criminology faculty member Remy Cross was interviewed by the Sacramento Bee on the impact of protest movements in the United States.

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Dr. Anton Wallner was named the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Anton Wallner Appointed Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

February 23, 2017

Anton S. Wallner, associate dean of Undergraduate Programs and a professor of Chemistry at Barry University in Florida, was appointed the new dean of Webster University’s College of Arts and Sciences, it was announced today. Wallner will start the new position this summer, just in time to help faculty and staff move into Browning Hall, the Interdisciplinary Science Building.

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The story appeared Feb. 16 with St. Louis Magazine photo illustration by Kevin A. Roberts.

In the News: Webster MBA student from Egypt profiled in St. Louis Magazine

February 22, 2017

"The faculty went out of their way to ensure that her transition was going smoothly." Webster University student Asmaa Hassan Ahmed Ali was profiled in St. Louis Magazine for her experiences since coming to St. Louis via an international scholarship program that helps Egyptian women earn MBAs.

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Identifying a global advising/retention solution is part of the strategic plan

Save the Date: Advising/Retention Software Vendor on Campus

February 21, 2017

Starfish, an advising and retention solution, is returning to Webster University Feb. 27-28, 2017, for an additional visit and series of presentations. This is one of the vendors that visited in November 2016. Your input and feedback is very important in this process as the University seeks to identify the option that enables us to best proactively serve and assist our students.

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Stephanie Martinez

Stephanie Martinez: 'My Life As a Female, Latino Dance-Artist' March 1

February 21, 2017

The Department Of Dance in Webster Univesity’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts will host nationally renowned dancer, professional choreographer and master teacher Stephanie Martinez on March 1 from1-2:30 p.m. in the Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance in the Loretto-Hilton Center. Martinez will discuss her career in dance and in particular, her experience in the field as a Hispanic woman.

tags: college of fine arts, faculty, webster life, webster today, department of dance, diversity and inclusion

RAD

Research Across Disciplines: Call for Submissions

February 21, 2017

Submissions are being accepted from Feb. 20-March 27 for Webster's Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference, held May 5-6 in the East Academic Building. Students are encouraged to submit their work for the RAD conference and gain valuable experience as an emerging contributor to their field. Original work from students in all fields, throughout Webster's global network, and from other St. Louis regional institutions can be submitted.

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attendees at the global citizenship collaboratory

Save the Date: Global Citizenship Collaboratory May 23-24

February 21, 2017

Faculty, students, and academic partners are invited to save the date for the seventh annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory, May 23-24. The annual Collaboratory provides a space for the Webster community to share research, collaborate across disciplines, strengthen assessment practices, and explore new directions related to teaching and learning.

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Professor Indjikian moderated an interactive debate between the keynote speaker, other panelists and an active and participative audience.

Webster Geneva Launches Series on Future of Energy

February 21, 2017

Under the leadership of Rouben Indjikian, lecturer in commodities and trade finance, the Geneva campus has launched a series of conferences devoted to the future of energy. The first such event, “What Future for Petroleum?” attracted managers, traders, financiers, consultants and other private sector representatives.

tags: academics, faculty, global, geneva, finance, community engagement, school of business and technology, webster life, webster today

WebNet+ allows sites to link to on-ground courses at other campus locations.

Little Rock Pilots Master of Public Administration via WebNet+

February 20, 2017

Collaboration among the Online Learning Center, the Walker School of Business and Technology, and the Little Rock Air Force Base campus location has led to a pilot to integrate WebNet+ into the on-ground Master of Public Administration program, with the opportunity to integrate WebNet+ into other programs Webster offers at Little Rock.

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Research Workshop Series

Research Workshop Series: Jumping Right in with R

February 17, 2017

Members of the Webster University community are invited to a four-part workshop series, Jump Right In with R: Getting Data from Twitter, held on Friday afternoons from 2-3:15 p.m., on March 24, March 31, April 7 and April 14. Over the course of four short sessions, attendees will be introduced to R while learning practical skills related to gathering data from Twitter. Faculty, staff, and students from any background and with any experience level are welcome to attend. Each session builds on the previous session, so registrants should plan to attend all four sessions.

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News and scholarly activities from Webster University community members

News Around Webster: Kingston, McGrath, Scharf, Cosic, Hellinger

February 17, 2017

Lindsey Kingston published "Haitians Seeking Refuge in Brazil," Kim McGrath presented a webinar on leadership and negotiation strategies, Emily Scharf co-published on transformative learning, Dan Hellinger consulted on Danielle Smith-Llera’s book on Che Guevara, and Zlatko Cosic's film "It Can't Go Forever" screens at Artspace in Tel Aviv.

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Webster Ghana's Black History Month events include panel discussions and educational events for local schools.

Ghana Marks Black History Month with AAAG, Du Bois Centre, U.S. Embassy

February 16, 2017

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, partnered with with the African-American Association of Ghana (AAAG), the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, and the U.S. Embassy to celebrate Black History Month with a series of panels and educational events for high schools and children on topics such as Pan Africanism, the diaspora, and African arts and culture.

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