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School of Communications alumnus Drew Jordan won a Pulitzer Prize this year as part of the New York Times' Visual Investigations Team

Webster Alum Wins Pulitzer Prize for Times Syria Coverage

May 22, 2020

When School of Communications alumnus Drew Jordan started working as a motion designer for the New York Times, he never thought he’d end up winning one of the highest honors in the journalism industry, but he did. After working with a team of journalists on two ground-breaking stories that proved that Russia was engaging in shadow warfare in Syria, he, along with the whole team, was awarded the coveted Pulitzer Prize. His award was announced earlier this month.

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Webster University

Update from Task Force on Transition and Adaptability

May 21, 2020

The three working groups of the Task Force on Transition and Adaptability are developing recommendations in alignment with CDC guidelines and orders from local jurisdictions to steadily and safely transition to campus-based operations this fall, including a phased approach for employees returning to campus, the modified delivery of face-to-face courses, modified housing and dining, and continued exploration of options for athletics, university events, and other key components of university life.

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Professor Julie Smith used the gaming app Discord to supplement her online Media Literacy course and increase student engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Literacy Class Uses a Gaming App to Enhance the Online Environment

May 18, 2020

The sudden shift from on-site to on-line was a difficult transition for many students and professors. But for one class—Media Comm 1630 class, or Media Literacy, taught by Professor Julie Smith—the students have found a creative way to stay engaged with each other outside of Canvas, Webster’s official online teaching platform. The class adopted Discord as part of its communications and use it to augment the lessons that happen on Canvas.

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Darreyl Milledge and Vida Tiu won the competition over an international field.

Webster Students Win 2020 Spring Capsim Challenge

May 18, 2020

Webster graduate students Vida Tiu and Darreyl Milledge won the 2020 Capstone Business Simulation Spring Challenge over a strong field of international contenders from universities in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica, Poland, Thailand, Turkey and the United States. Tiu and Milledge were encouraged to enter the competition by their professor, John Jinkner at Webster's Jacksonville, Florida, location.

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Master Sergeant Steven Doty and his service dog Filos

Webster Grad, Employee and Air Force Veteran Receives Service Dog

May 18, 2020

Master Sergeant Steven Doty, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications and Rhetoric in 2016 through the School of Communications, was paired with his dog, Filos, a few months ago through the program K9’s for Warriors, a non-profit organization that provides service dogs to disabled American veterans. He is now helping raise awareness of PTSD by publicly sharing his story. He recently was featured on FOX 13 news about PTSD and how service dogs help.

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Dean Tony Wallner during the virtual 2020 Commencement ceremony

Webster World Report Podcast 7: Dankert, Johnson, Wallner

May 15, 2020

The seventh edition of this podcast linking voices from across Webster's network features in-depth interviews from Tashkent and St. Louis: nursing student Charlie Johnson, who works on the front lines in the pandemic, Dean Tony Wallner of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Maggie Dankert in Tashkent. The news segment features Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussing her new bee census project called ShutterBee, and a short excerpt from the commencement address by Vladimir Ivkovic '99.

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Nicole Miller-Struttmann

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on Shutterbee, Falconer on mental health, Smith on social media

May 14, 2020

Nicole Miller-Struttmann was interviewed on "St. Louis on the Air" about how citizens in St. Louis can help catalogue bees in the region through her "Shutterbee" project. ... Jameca Falconer was interviewed on NBC affiliate KSDK discussing the mental health implications of staying home during the pandemic. ... Julie Smith was interviewed on KMOX 1120 about media literacy and how to tell real COVID-19 stories from fake and conspiracy-fueled ones.

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Give STL Day is an annual day for supporting St. Louis-area nonprofits.

Webster Increases Giving, Participation on Give STL Day

May 14, 2020

In a challenging year when donations were projected to be down as much as 30%, Webster University Give STL Day donations surpassed last year’s gifts by 14%. A total of $6,484 was donated by 76 donors, a 46% increase in donors over last year for this annual giving day for St. Louis-area nonprofits. Chancellor Beth Stroble and her spouse, Paul, were so moved by the generosity of the Webster community, they made a dollar-for-dollar match to raise this year's total donations to nearly $13,000.

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In the News: Soccer teams' lunch for nurses, Balogun on WHO, Steenz on the air

May 11, 2020

St. Louis Public Radio interviewed animator and School of Communications adjunct faculty member Christina “Steenz” Stewart, on her vision for "Heart of the City." ... The soccer teams' donation of lunch to local nurses was covered by Gazelle Magazine, Fox 2 news, KTRS 550 AM radio, and the Webster-Kirkwood Times. ... Emmanuel Balogun's op/ed on the WHO's importance in global and U.S. health efforts ran in the Washington Post and was picked up by several other newspapers.

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Webster University

Modified Operations Continued through June 15

May 11, 2020

The Task Force on Transition and Adaptability has determined that Webster University will continue with its current modified operations through June 15, 2020. Many of the communities that we operate in are slowly lifting government restrictions on business operations before that date, and this will allow the university ample time to monitor conditions in the community and determine the best strategy for transitioning to on-campus operations while protecting the well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

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Free COVID-19 Testing Available in St. Louis

May 11, 2020

We want St. Louis-area members of our community to be aware that Affinia Healthcare is offering free COVID-19 testing at several locations to individuals who are asymptomatic. The testing is available to anyone, but Affinia is in particular reaching out to African American, Hispanic and Native Americans because reports indicate those populations are experiencing significantly high infection and mortality rates during the pandemic. For our entire community, we encourage you to stay informed through public resources on where testing is available in your area.

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Jean Paul van Marissing

Webster World Report Podcast 6: Voices from Vietnam, Leiden, St. Louis, San Antonio

May 08, 2020

The sixth edition of the podcast returns this week, featuring an interview with Vietnamese photojournalism student Phuong Bui of Webster’s School of Communications, who spent 23 days in quarantine after returning home to deal with the pandemic there. The program also features interviews with Jean Paul van Marissing, director of Webster University Leiden, and Erica Ellard, director of the Academic Resource Center. The news segment of the program features Jian Gong, web services analyst in San Antonio, discussing her protective mask-making project, the San Antonio Chinese Alliance Face Masks Group.

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Webster University

Continued Remote Operations and Safe, Phased Transition Planning

May 07, 2020

While social distancing policies and other measures have reduced the spread of the coronavirus, experts still urge everyone to continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands thoroughly, wear masks, and call a doctor if you are feeling ill. Please see the following message on how Webster University will make a transition to in-person operations over time, in a safe and orderly way, with careful planning and phases that prioritize the health and well-being of all our students, faculty and staff.

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On Give STL Day, you can support students like Dakota Harmon, Class of 2021, an emergency room nurse.

Support Webster Student Funds on Give STL Day

May 07, 2020

Give STL Day, the annual day to mobilize support for St. Louis area nonprofits, is Thursday, May 7. For this year's Give STL Day, Webster is focusing on supporting the emergency funds created to help students, staff and other urgent needs. No gift is too small. Check Webster's Facebook for posts throughout the day with stories of our students who need support to get through these challenging times.

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