News Articles


Volleyball Coach Reflects on Team's Trip to Dominican Republic

March 24, 2020

Webster University's volleyball team spent their 2020 spring break in the Dominican Republic, taking 17 student-athletes, three coaches and seven parents. In addition to playing three matches, the team conducted a volleyball clinic with 52 campers in attendance, participated in a house painting project in a small village and visited an orphanage.

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Guidance on Protecting Privacy Rights and Public Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020

While Webster University´s primary focus remains on slowing COVID-19 transmission and addressing public health impacts on all of its constituents, there are numerous other issues that the University is mindful of and is addressing simultaneously. Privacy and information security considerations remain at the top of University´s concerns.

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Soheil Mansouri

News Around Webster: Mansouri, Pesakovic, Wiggins

March 22, 2020

Soheil Mansouri was selected as a Specialized Professional Association program reviewer for TESOL and the Council for Accreditation of the Educator Preparation. ... Gordana Pesakovic's chapter on National and Regional Branding of Central Asia appears in the new text, "Economic, Educational, and Touristic Development in Asia." ... Bradley Wiggins’ book, "The Discursive Power of Memes in Digital Culture: Ideology, Semiotics, and Intertextuality," was reviewed by the prestigious European Journal of Communication.

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Webster University Announces Virtual Commencement for 2020

March 20, 2020

Webster University has announced plans to alter its commencement for the 2020 year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University-wide ceremony will now be held as a virtual commencement for the Class of 2020, while individual school and college events will be held during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend Sept 25-26, assuming gatherings of that size will be deemed safe for everyone.

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COVID-19 Updates: Adobe and online access, faculty FAQ, more

March 17, 2020

The past week has seen so much adjustment, collaboration and new learning throughout our community. It has also created personal anxiety and challenges for so many as we balance the demands of daily public advisories affecting Webster with the uncertainty of a global pandemic that impacts our homes and our families. We are grateful to all of you who have risen to the challenge in these uncertain times.

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Adobe is extending at-home access to students at learning institutions who have moved to online instruction on a temporary basis during COVID-19.

At-Home Adobe Creative Cloud Use for Students

March 16, 2020

Adobe is opening up access to its Adobe Creative Cloud for students at learning institutions who have moved to online instruction on a temporary basis during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information Technology is helping implement this option for our students during this unprecedented time. As a reminder, all active faculty and staff automatically have access to Adobe Creative Cloud on work and personal devices.

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COVID-19 Updates for Students, Faculty and Staff - March 15

March 15, 2020

The COVID-19 situation is changing so quickly that events can happen overnight that require Webster University to quickly react to enhance the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff. Though today is a Sunday, it is no exception to this new reality of rapid developments occurring nearly hourly. Please review the following updates from Sunday, March 15.

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COVID-19 Updates for Students - March 14

March 14, 2020

A message for students as Webster's COVID-19 Task Force continues to monitor developments and communicate updates about resulting operational changes. We understand that these changes are occurring at an incredibly fast pace, but we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this international health crisis. We believe that these policies will significantly reduce our exposure to COVID-19 and keep our community and our loved ones safer as a result.

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COVID-19 response

COVID-19 Updates for Faculty and Staff - March 14

March 14, 2020

In the past 72 hours, we have seen rapid changes in response to the COVID-19 crisis, from schools and businesses temporarily closing to declarations of emergency orders on both the state and federal levels, restricting travel and the sizes of events. Webster University’s COVID-19 Task Force has continued meeting daily and shares the following changes affecting operations at multiple campuses.

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Student Success Portal Updates for Spring II, 2020

March 13, 2020

Some developments have been occurring with regard to the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, including additional attributes for financial aid and graduation status, more non-US campus integration and on-boarding, and updates to the website such as search parameters and a survey calendar for the 2020-21 academic year.

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