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Submit proposals for the 2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium.

2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium: Call for proposals

November 21, 2017

The Office of the Provost, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, University Library, and Faculty Development Center are working together to draw attention to the exciting research being conducted by our faculty. They will host the 2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, during the annual Teaching Festival. See this post for how to submit proposals. Contact Emily Scharf with questions.

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Saundra Yancy McGuire

Saundra McGuire, Sixth Annual Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning

November 16, 2017

Provost Julian Schuster invites the Webster University community to activities, featuring the fifth Annual William T. Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Saundra Yancy McGuire. McGuire is the director emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired assistant vice chancellor and professor of chemistry at Louisiana State University, and a renowned author and speaker on the topic of how to teach students to excel academically.

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donor recognition

Video: Recognition Dinner Celebrates Donors to Webster, CMS

November 15, 2017

Webster University recognized its loyal supporters at the Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 9 in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Highlights of the event included honoring Arden and Harry Fisher with the 2107 Visionary Award for their dedication to the Community Music School, inspiring hundreds of young musicians.

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While on campus, the delegation also learned about Webster's range of academic programs.

Geneva Hosts Iranian Delegation of Business Entrepreneurs

November 15, 2017

The Geneva campus recently hosted an Iranian delegation of business leaders and entrepreneurs led by the Tehran Chamber of Commerce. The Iran-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce selected Webster as the academic focus for the delegation's visit, and as a follow-up of Webster's “Doing Business in Iran” conference held last May.

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Lisa Brunette, Visiting Assistant Professor of Games and Game Design

Assistant Professor in School of Communications Launches Video Games

November 15, 2017

Lisa Brunette, a visiting assistant professor for Games and Game Design in the Webster University School of Communications, is on the leading edge of the computer gaming industry. Since the industry was first established with the first video games nearly five decades ago, the industry has been predominantly male. But that is now changing, and Brunette is leading the way. Two of her games - “Sender Unknown: The Woods” and “Matchington Mansion” - are currently topping the iTunes game charts.

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New federal data says that Webster transfer students and Pell Grant recipients finish their programs at a higher rate than at other private non-profit institutions.

New Data: Webster Boosts Success of Transfer, Pell Students

November 15, 2017

Webster University has higher-than-average six-year completion rates for part-time and full-time transfer students, and for those who receive Pell Grants, according to provisional Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) statistics released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

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A panel discussion with local music and theater leaders kicked off Brewer's Fall 2017 visit.

Soprano's Visit Includes Master Class, Scholarship Benefit

November 15, 2017

Renowned operatic soprano and visiting professor Christine Brewer returned to campus this week for a panel discussion with local theater and music leaders and a master class with Department of Music students. Wednesday evening's master class is free to all students, while the $15 general admission benefits the Nigh Opera Scholarship Fund. Brewer will return in Spring 2018 for a week-long teaching residency focused on music from the Holocaust.

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Oct. 2017 marked the 23rd consecutive year that WWW has been held worldwide.

Webster Works Worldwide Projects in Thailand Support Local Agencies

November 14, 2017

Webster University Thailand students in Bangkok and Hua Hin/Cha Am observed the 23rd annual Webster Works Worldwide on Oct. 28, each working with agencies that serve children in their local communities. In Bangkok, participants went to the Baan Tan Tawan Foundation, which supports underprivileged and orphaned children. Participants from Hua Hin/Cha-Am visited the Brain & Mind Disabilities Center in Ratchaburi province.

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President Beth Stroble

President Stroble Featured in KMOX Profiles Series

November 13, 2017

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was featured in KMOX 1120 AM radio's KMOX Profiles series with Carol Daniel. The wide-ranging and personal interview goes back to childhood influence from teachers, the inspiration she has experienced throughout her career, the importance of mentoring others, the reasons Webster's mission attracted her to the University.

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Blumenthal discussed

Video: Sidney Blumenthal discusses Abraham Lincoln in Visit to Webster

November 10, 2017

American journalist and author Sidney Blumenthal shared insights from his research into Abraham Lincoln when he visited Webster University as part of Webster's Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World series and the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival. Blumenthal discussed the latest release in his four-book series about the president.

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University United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge

Chamber Singers Dazzle in National Performance

November 06, 2017

Webster University Chamber Singers performed on Friday, Nov. 3 at the biennial gathering of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) in Baton Rouge, receiving a standing ovation. The Chamber Singers ensemble was one of 10 collegiate choirs selected through a blind peer review to perform at the conference.

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The Paid Parental Leave Policy becomes effective Jan. 1, 2018.

New Paid Parental Leave Policy for Full-Time Staff, Administrators

November 06, 2017

A new Staff and Administrator Parental Leave Policy will become effective Jan. 1, 2018. at U.S. locations. This follows a Webster Staff Alliance Compensation Committee request that administration consider implementing such a policy, and a task force working through the summer and early fall to research similar policies and recommend a policy for Webster. NOTE: Because benefits under this policy may run concurrent with short term disability benefits, it is important to review the policy while you are also eligible to enroll in those benefits in the current enrollment period through Nov. 15.

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