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The challenge begins March 28

Destination: WELLNESS 4-Week Challenge

March 13, 2018

Destination: WELLNESS is a four-week challenge beginning March 28 and open to all students, staff and faculty at all campus locations. Focus on your health and wellness from the inside out, based on your personal goal(s) that you set in one or more of the following elements of the Wellness Wheel: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, social, environmental, financial.

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Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women, Raise Awareness For Heart Disease Feb. 2

January 26, 2018

For the past several years, Webster University has actively participated in the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day campaign, Go Red for Women. This year’s goal is to raise $1,000 and increase awareness in the fight against heart disease in women. By wearing red on Feb. 2 and making a donation of any amount, you can be part of raising awareness of what the American Heart Association (AHA) calls “the silent killer.”

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W. Steven Winter Named Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

January 12, 2018

Webster University this week named W. Steven Winter its interim chief human resources officer. He will serve in this role while Webster completes the search for a successor to Betsy Schmutz. Winter has human resources leadership experience in a diverse range of industries, leading HR for corporations that operate in multiple regions and countries. Among his areas of expertise are strategic planning, employee engagement and retention strategies, talent acquisition, employee training and HR practices compliance.

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Storm Named Title IX Coordinator

December 21, 2017

Webster University announces that University conduct officer and deputy Title IX coordinator Philip Storm has been named Title IX coordinator, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Storm will assume these duties in the wake of associate vice president and chief human resource officer Betsy Schmutz’ retirement this month. As the Title IX coordinator, his role will shift to ensure the overall compliance with Title IX, including educational programming and trainings for the entire University community.

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Betsy Schmutz

Schmutz Retiring after Nearly 16 Years Advocating for Employees

December 18, 2017

Leadership in the human resources field often requires long hours tackling complex and sensitive challenges while maintaining the utmost discretion, confidentiality and sensitivity to all involved. But the impact of Betsy Schmutz, who retires this month as associate vice president and chief human resources officer just two days shy of 16 years with Webster, will be felt for years to come.

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100 percent of participants think that the Webster Wellness Committee should offer NO-vember again next year.

Wellness NO-vember Impact: Reflections, survey results, drawing winners  

December 11, 2017

During Webster Wellness' NO-vember initiative, participants received a success tracking survey via email. In the final NO-vember survey, 100 percent of participants said they were at least somewhat successful in reaching their goals and 30 percent felt that they were definitely successful. Find out what some of them told us about the experience, how it helped them, and what we can do next year.

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All new CIC applications and renewed CIC and TE applications are due Dec. 15

Tuition Exchange Program Application and Renewal Deadlines Fast Approaching

December 08, 2017

In addition to Webster Tuition Remission, the university offers two programs where dependent children of full-time Webster employees may be eligible to apply for scholarships at other higher education institutions: the Tuition Exchange, Inc. (TE) Program and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Tuition Exchange Program.

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Webster University

Retirement Celebration for Fyfe, Rein, Schmutz

December 01, 2017

The Webster University community is invited to a retirement celebration for three longtime members of the leadership team who are retiring at the end of 2017. Join us Dec. 18, 2-4 p.m. in the Edward Jones Commons, to celebrate Brenda Fyfe, dean of the School of Education, Laura Rein, dean of University Library, and Betsy Schmutz, associate vice president and chief human resource officer, on a collective 72 years of service to Webster.

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NO-vember begins on Wednesday, Nov. 1

Webster Wellness NO-vember Midpoint Results

November 17, 2017

The Webster Wellness Committee's NO-vember initiative encourages setting personal, realistic goals and tracking progress made over a four-week period. The Committee is thrilled with participation in the first ever NO-vember! The 60 total participants consisted of 70 percent staff, 22 percent faculty, and 8 percent students. Each of the seven categories was selected by participants, but the most common selections were physical (40 percent), emotional (21 percent), and spiritual (13 percent).

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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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