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Centre Francophone at Webster University

Webster to Host Quebec Gaming Industry Conference

May 03, 2019

Centre Francophone at Webster University has received a $12,000 grant to organize a symposium on the video game industry in Quebec, as well as on issues related to translation and cultural localization in French. Professor and Centre Francophone director Lionel Cuille said the conference on Oct. 5 will demonstrate to American technophile students that French studies are are also an asset for their career prospects. High school audiences will also be welcome, with the symposium concluding with an esports competition.

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DJ Kaiser, School of Education

Supporting Success for English Language Learners in Today's Schools

March 29, 2019

The Webster University School of Education is completing its second year of a five-year, $2.7 million National Professional Development (NPD) grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition in a project titled “Increasing Teacher Capacity through Communities of Practice to Serve English Learners.” On April 6, 22 teachers from the first two cohorts will present their group projects.

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Research

Applications for Summer/Fall 2019 Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program

March 19, 2019

The deadline for applications for the Summer/Fall 2019 Provost's Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program has been extended to April 19. This program provides up to $500 to current undergraduate students across Webster’s global network who are conducting research under the direction of a faculty member, which will result in a work product.

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Webster University received a $124,000 grant to encourage more to become STEM Teachers in Missouri Schools

Webster Granted $124,000 to Encourage More to Become STEM Teachers in Missouri Schools

February 11, 2019

Webster University was awarded a $124,000 National Science Foundation Noyce Capacity-Building grant to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors to become math and science teachers in high-need Missouri K-12 schools, addressing a critical need in the state.

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24 Webster faculty members received grants for 20 projects.

2019 Faculty Research Grant Recipients Announced

January 07, 2019

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 24 recipients and 20 projects of the 2019 Faculty Research Grants. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University. Congratulations to the 2019 recipients!

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Brenda Fyfe, dean emeritus, and Nahid Nader-Hashemi, director of Mind Full of Words

Webster Dean Emeritus, PNC President on Early Childhood Education

August 29, 2018

Brenda Fyfe, dean emeritus in the Webster University School of Education, and Michael Scully, regional president of PNC Bank, co-authored an op/ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the importance of investing in high-quality early childhood education, of which there is a shortage in the region. Through a grant from the PNC Foundation, the Mind Full of Words program in the School of Education works with community partners to help low-income families build vocabulary among young children.

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Webster MSN students in the nurse educator tract learn on a SIMman 3G human simulator.

Nurse Educator Students Reflect on Impact of Simulator, NEIP Grant

August 10, 2018

One year after a Missouri Nursing Education Incentive Program (NEIP) grant award supported Webster University in purchasing a SIMman 3G human simulator, Webster nursing students are thrilled with the impact it has had on their preparation to become nurse educators. The simulator enables "amazing role-play" learning in a safe environment. Two simulator "boot camps" created as part of the program were so successful that nursing faculty will continue them with future nurse educator students.

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Student tutors, donors and leaders gathered to reflect on the program's impact this spring.

Maritz Grant Continues Support of Student Literacy Corps, Math Tutoring

August 07, 2018

A $15,000 grant from Maritz will continue support of the Webster University Student Literacy Corps and Math Tutoring Program. "This grant will ensure that Webster students can continue to tutor and that struggling readers will continue to enjoy the additional support and encouragement tutors provide," said Kate Northcott, director of the Student Literacy Corps, which began in 1990. St. Louis’ growing population of English Language Learners has only increased the need for such engagement, she said.

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The Preparatory Program (Prep) is designed to augment the individual music study of exceptionally talented string, woodwind, brass, and piano students who anticipate pursuing a career in music.

Community Music School Awarded NEA Grant

March 21, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University is receiving a $15,000 grant for its Preparatory Program as part of the National Endowment for the Arts' first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

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Twenty-two faculty members received Faculty Research Grants for 2018.

2018 Faculty Research Grants Announced

February 23, 2018

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 22 recipients and 18 projects of the 2018 Faculty Research Grants. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University.

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Submit proposals by Nov. 3.

Apply for a 2018-19 Faculty Research Grant

September 08, 2017

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for Faculty Research Grants for the 2018-19 academic year. The purpose of the Faculty Research Grant program is to encourage and promote faculty research and professional development. Grant applications are invited for scholarly research, academic projects, artistic performances, exhibitions and studies in any discipline. Proposals that might lead to external funding are encouraged. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 3.

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Webster University received a state grant to enhance the nursing program, it was announced Tuesday.

Webster Receives State Grant to Enhance Nursing Program

May 03, 2017

Webster University was awarded a grant for the Nursing Department, it was announced Tuesday. Webster will receive $112,013 from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and the Missouri Board of Nursing through the Nursing Education Incentive Grant program. Webster will use the grant to purchase a patient simulator to further enhance Webster’s Master’s of Science in Nursing program.

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Webster students in a biochemistry class.

Webster University Receives Two Prestigious Grants in the Sciences

September 08, 2016

The University received more than $1 million in grants for faculty research and student scholarships. Webster University is one of four institutions worldwide and one of only two in the United States to receive the NIH Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development grant in this current round of funding. Webster also is one of only five colleges in Missouri to receive grants from both the NIH and NSF this year. This is the first time Webster University has received a grant from the NIH, while the grant from the NSF is the largest it has ever awarded the University.

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