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Nominations Open for Individual, Organization Student Leadership Awards

January 18, 2019

Student Leadership Award nominations are currently being accepted through March 1 (Walker Award nominations are due Feb. 22). Please take a moment to nominate a deserving student or student organization for recognition of their accomplishments during the 2018-2019 academic year. Click through for more information on the awards, nomination criteria and nomination forms. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards dinner on Friday, April 26.

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Webster leaders were featured in Gazelle discussing the annual diversity and inclusion conference.

In the News: Stroble, Flewellen on diversity; Rodney on schools; Polgar on chess

January 16, 2019

President Beth Stroble and Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen were featured in Gazelle magazine discussing Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts and this spring's conference. ... Susan Polgar was interviewed by Fox 2 while two chess team members played live on air after Webster's seventh consecutive Pan-Am Championship. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed on KMOX radio and Fox 2 News about school districts that have moved to a four-day week.

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Webster Athletics Recognized for Community Service Efforts

January 15, 2019

The Webster University Athletics Department received the highest level of national recognition for its community service from the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) on Monday afternoon as Webster was named the winner in the "One-Time Activity/Project" category as part of the annual NADIIIAA Community Service Awards.

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Douglas Rau to Lead Human Resources

January 14, 2019

Webster University has appointed Douglas (Doug) Rau as its interim Chief Human Resources Officer, effective Jan. 15. "Doug is known as a champion for building employee engagement to improve retention and productivity,” said Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. “We are eager for him to bring his insights and experience to Webster, and we look forward to welcoming him to our global community as he helps us build on the momentum of the accomplishments of our outstanding team in Human Resources."

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Student Artist Finds Inspiration and Opportunity in Athens

January 11, 2019

Maxim Heller, a senior Peace Studies student at Goucher College, a WINS affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, decided to spend his last semester studying abroad at Webster Athens. There he was able to combine two passions in his life, volunteering and painting. He had no idea this experience would change his life in such a dramatic way.

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Degree plans students, advisors and prospective students plan a path to graduation.

Undergraduate Degree Plans: Resource for students, families, advisors

January 10, 2019

Webster University students and their families as well as advisors, Admissions representatives, and others have an important tool: Course sequence degree plans for undergraduate majors, which are now available in one place on the web. A subcommittee of the Retention and Graduation Committee worked during 2017-2018 with faculty in all five schools and colleges to assemble this resource for students and their advisors to help plan their path to graduation.

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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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Traci Blackmon

24th Annual MLK Community Celebration

January 04, 2019

The 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Celebration in Webster Groves and Rock Hill will be held Sunday, January 20, 2019. The event will begin with a march from Webster Groves City Hall to the Steger/Givens school building in Rock Hill, to be followed by a dinner reception in the school cafeteria, and the celebration program of word and song in Steger’s auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Vincent C. Flewellen

In the News: Flewellen on NBC, Chess champs, Gaspar NATS award

January 03, 2019

Vincent C. Flewellen, chief diversity officer, was quoted multiple times on camera in a national NBC News story about “Witnessing Whiteness” programs, which create spaces for white people to confront their biases. ... The chess team won its record seventh consecutive Pan-Am Championship, garnering coverage in multiple news and chess publications. ... Carole Gaspar's NATS Lifetime Achievement Award was covered in the Troy Messenger.

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Chess head coach Susan Polgar on Fox 2's morning show

In the News: Chess team, Sanders, marketing winners, Cross

December 21, 2018

Chess coach Susan Polgar and two team members played live on Fox 2 news ahead of this month’s Pan-Am championship, which they will attempt to win for the seventh consecutive time. … Two marketing students who were part of the winning team in the Chevy dealers competition were interviewed on Channel 4’s Great Day St. Louis. … Ghana director Christa Sanders was profiled in New African Woman magazine, on promoting a global approach to education. … Remy Cross was interviewed in Associated Press stories about a unionization vote in the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Manuel León Hoyos and Chess Coach Susan Polgar. León Hoyos is one of two chess team alumni who have landed prestigious research positions at Ivy League institutions.

Webster University SPICE Alumni Land Research Careers at Ivy League Universities

December 18, 2018

Two international alumni have landed prestigious positions as researchers at Ivy-League institutions and they say they owe their success to their experience at Webster University. Manuel León Hoyos and Luisa Mercado entered Webster University because of the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence, (SPICE) chess team. But their interactions with faculty, staff and other students helped prepare them for their future careers, they said.

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