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Webster alumni Abigail Pfeiffer and Dominique Nadeau

Interracial Gay Couple Finds Love and Success after Webster

August 07, 2020

When Webster alumni Abigail Pfeiffer and Dominique Nadeau met each other the fall semester of their sophomore year, they never thought that they would be spending the rest of their lives together, but now the two are happily engaged. Pfeiffer, who majored in biology, and Nadeau, who majored in theatre studies and dramaturgy, have not only made successful careers for themselves after graduation, but also lives filled with love.

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Professor Linda Woolf was awarded the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology by the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Foundation

Webster Psychology Professor Receives National Distinguished Teaching Award

August 06, 2020

Professor Linda Woolf was awarded the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology by the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Foundation (APA) last month. Only one professor of psychology in the United States is selected for the award annually. It is considered one of the highest life-time achievement awards in the profession of psychology.

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Zoë Kennison, creator of the award-winning film

Webster Alumna Earns Multiple Awards at Film Showcase

July 31, 2020

The last thing that Zoë Kennison expected when she majored in religious studies at Webster University was to become an award-winning filmmaker. Kennison, who graduated from the College of Arts and Science in 2015, discovered her passion for film through other Webster students. Her feature-length film about pressures on women to have children, "Easy-Bake," won seven awards at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase this spring.

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Safety Measures, Expectations for Returning to Campus

July 31, 2020

To meet the diverse needs of our students, our entire community has thoughtfully evaluated and implemented many steps to safely build community on campus and provide in-person instruction in Fall 2020. This message contains an overview of these safety measures and expectations for returning to campus, and the latest information on updates to course delivery modalities. We will continually adapt as we learn more about ways to mitigate the spread of COVID 19 and promote safety and health on campus.

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Adjustment to Graduate Programs for Fall 2020

July 30, 2020

The modalities of some graduate programs have been adjusted for Fall 2020. These decisions were made by academic deans in collaboration with department chairs and faculty, based on a variety of factors, including input from academic partners, employers and students. These and other course modality plans are subject to change based on evolving conditions and capacity related to the pandemic. Students in these programs do not need to re-register for classes.

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Jonah Mixon-Webster

Poet Jonah Mixon-Webster Joins English Department

July 29, 2020

Webster University welcomes Jonah Mixon-Webster as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry in the College of Arts and Sciences. Mixon-Webster’s first book, Stereo(TYPE), won the Sawtooth Prize from Ahsahta Press and the 2019 PEN America/Joyce Osterweil Award, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. Mixon-Webster's research and teaching interests include paracolonialism, the Black Arts Movement, queer literary theories, and experimental performance/digital arts studies.

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U.S. Department of Education's Final Title IX Rule Begins Aug. 14

July 20, 2020

In May, the U.S. Department of Education unveiled a final rule which changes how colleges and universities that receive federal funds must handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The rule takes effect Aug. 14, 2020. Webster University is taking action to ensure full compliance with these new regulations.

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Webster University was named as one of five institutions in Missouri and Southern Illinois that are most effective at helping low-income and Black students graduate with minimal debt.

Webster Named in Top Five Best Colleges for Black and Low-Income Students to Graduate with the Least Debt

July 16, 2020

Webster University was named by the non-profit organization St. Louis Graduates as one of five Universities in Missouri and Southern Illinois that stand out for enrolling significant percentages of low-income students and Black students and supporting them to graduate with less debt. The reported data indicate that Webster has the highest percentage of Black undergraduate students, the highest graduation rate for Black students, and the highest graduation rate for Black Pell Grant recipients among the five schools named in the report.

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Byron Rogers created one of the 42 Doors of Hope.

Webster Alumnus Participates in 42 Doors of Hope

July 13, 2020

The mysterious door that has appeared outside the Sverdrup building might appear to be a door to a fantastical wonderland, but it has a more serious nature - raising money to help cancer patients. Named “Release,” it’s a work by Webster University alumnus Byron Rogers, who earned a BA in Art History in 1995. It is on display as part of the 42 Doors of Hope project, one of the 42 doors around the St. Louis bi-state area, each painted by a different artist.

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Emerson Library to Reopen Aug. 17 with Safety Changes

July 13, 2020

The Library is looking forward to reopening on Monday, Aug. 17 for Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please see the Library website for scheduled hours. Upon reopen, users will be able to browse and check out library materials, request and pick up items, and use computers and study spaces. In order to facilitate social distancing, furniture and computer seating have been rearranged, allowing more space.

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Message to the Community on International Students in the U.S.

July 10, 2020

With a new federal policy about educational visa holders in the United States, we want our students from outside the United States to know that we will continue to welcome you as Webster students because your presence strengthens our educational community, enriches the quality of our lives, and your leadership now and in the future is essential in advancing Webster’s core values, mission, and vision. Please see this message from Webster's chancellor, president, and chief diversity officer.

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