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Accounts Payable Year End Date Reminder

December 12, 2019

Before we start wrapping up 2019, Accounts Payable would like to advise faculty and staff that the final check run in December will be Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Accounts Payable would also like to remind everyone that if you are submitting an invoice that will be paying a contact, subscription or any goods or service that extends past Sunday, May 31, 2020, this invoice is considered prepay and must be identified.

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Busy December for Chamber Singers, Including 'Home Alone' Screening with STL Symphony

December 11, 2019

The Webster University Chamber Singers, the flagship choral ensemble in the Department of Music, performed the Vivaldi Gloria concert on Dec. 7, and joined the Bach Society on Dec. 10 at Powell Hall for the annual Bach Society holiday concert. Members of the Webster choirs Aurelia and Chorale finish the fall 2019 semester with two performances along with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in the live screening of the 1990 holiday classic "Home Alone," complete with John Williams’ whimsical score, at Powell Hall on Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21.

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The training was developed in consultation with SafeColleges, which administers an online training platform addressing critical issues like Title IX compliance.

Mandatory Title IX Training for All Students, Employees

December 11, 2019

Webster University has prepared new training in Title IX awareness and compliance, which will be required for all students, faculty and staff beginning on Jan. 21, 2020. The training was developed this fall by Webster’s Title IX Office in consultation with SafeColleges. Federal regulation compliance requires community education. This training aligns with that requirement while communicating Webster’s belief in the importance of informed, healthy interactions among students, faculty and staff.

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Kemper Teaching Excellence Award Nominations Due Feb. 10

December 10, 2019

The Office of the President invites nominations for the 2020 William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate teaching at its finest: two for full-time, main campus faculty members who will each receive a $10,000 award, and two adjunct faculty members (all campuses and online) who will each receive a $5,000 award. Nominations are due by Feb. 10, 2020.

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Grand opening in Uzbekistan

In the News: Uzbekistan, Spencer, Larson

December 09, 2019

Webster University’s new campus in Uzbekistan was covered in an Associated Press story about U.S. universities’ strategy as fewer students are coming to the United States from abroad. ... Vanika Spencer was profiled in St. Louis Magazine for a concert series she created showcasing artists of color. ... Allen Larson was interviewed on St. Louis on the Air about his book exploring letters from the Sisters of Loretto to Conrad Hilton that helped persuade the hotelier to fund the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

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CHINA Town Hall: The evolving U.S.-China relationship

December 06, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University (WUCI) and the World Affairs Council of St. Louis (WACSTL) co-hosted the CHINA Town Hall on Nov. 18 at the Gateway Campus. Students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered in the auditorium to view a live webcast discussion on US-China relations. Following the nation-wide broadcast was an in-person panel of local experts from universities around the area who dissected the webcast and provided their own commentary on issues raised.

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Lindsey Kingston

Around Webster: Balogun, Cosic, Cuille, Kingston, Liberati, Stehn

December 06, 2019

Ryan Liberati and Molly Stehn were awarded a Melanie E. Rawlings research grant for research on college counselor treatment of gay male college students. ... Lindsey Kingston delivered a human rights lecture in Seoul, South Korea, and has spent November on a research fellowship in Melbourne, Australia. ... Emmanuel Balogun delivered a public lecture at Johns Hopkins on African Studies. ... Lionel Cuille’s article on Francis Ponge was published in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are screening at festivals in Argentina and Spain.

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Gorlok Greats Award Winners Recognized for Fall 2019

December 06, 2019

The Gorlok Greats Award recognizes staff members whose achievements, whether an individual act or sustained effort of exemplary service, relate to Webster University strategies and support the University's values and mission. This fall the Webster Staff Alliance received over 40 nominations for this distinguished award and a dedicated committee selected six exceptional employees from across the Webster Network: Richard Brafo, Nicholas Frank, David Handrahan, Allison Labaali, DeLayne Levels and Vanika Spencer.

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Ellard, Palmore Trains Leiden Community on Student Success Portal

December 05, 2019

Erica Ellard, director of the Academic Resource Center, and Erik Palmore, director of the Faculty Development Center, spent a week in November at the Leiden campus holding training sessions for faculty, staff, and students on the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, and other University resources to support student success.

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Peter Sargent in his office as dean

In the News: Sargent tributes, Jane Austen Festival, Smith on Tik Tok

December 05, 2019

Several publications ran memorial features on Peter Sargent, the dean emeritus and "man who changed fine arts" who passed away last month. ... St. Louis Magazine featured the upcoming Jane Austen festival that will take place on the main campus. ... School of Communications instructor and social media expert Julie Smith was interviewed on KMOX about the video app Tik Tok.

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Professor Emeritus Allen Carl Larson donates a cache of historic letters to Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble during a guest lecture earlier this week. The letters were between the Sisters of Loretto and hotel magnet Conrad Hilton and they show how the sisters convinced Hilton to fund most of the construction of the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

Historic Correspondence to Conrad Hilton from Sisters of Loretto Donated to Archives

December 05, 2019

Five folders filled with original copies of correspondence between the Sisters of Loretto and hotel magnate Conrad Hilton were donated to the University archives on Dec. 3. The letters were written nearly six decades ago, regarding the solicitation for funding for the construction of a performing arts building, which became the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

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Students in the Sverdrup Complex

Advising Curriculum Series: How Students Can Take the Next Steps in Advising

December 04, 2019

The Undergraduate Team of the Academic Advising Center offers a second program for faculty advisors on Friday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. CT in East Academic Building Room 133 and via WebEx. "How Students Can Take the Next Steps in Advising" will cover what students can learn from advisors once they have mastered advising basics to get the most out of their education. Guests for the session include Kelly Heath, Silvia Navia and John Buck to discuss the ways different programs and credentials can complement students' major and interests.

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Arts and Education Council

Contribute to Arts and Education Council, Receive ARTS Card Discounts

December 04, 2019

Show support by contributing to Workplace Giving. For as little as one dollar a week, you can provide class supplies for a summer art workshop for special needs children or 10 weeks of music classes for one student. With a donation of $50 or more, donors receive Art and Education’s ARTS card, which allows contributors to take advantage of special discounts on events. A gift of any amount is much appreciated.

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Submissions Now Open for Freshman Writing Award Competition

December 04, 2019

Submissions are being accepted for the annual Freshman Writing Award competition. This competition is designed to encourage and recognize excellence in student writing and to help foster a culture of writing at Webster University. Submissions must be written during the Fall 2019 semester, be 500 words minimum and written in English. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

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