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Webster offers several resources for military-affiliated student and alumni communities in navigating the transition to a civilian career.

New Career Resource for Military-Affiliated Students

November 12, 2018

The Career Planning and Development Center (CPDC) has developed a resource to aid Webster University's military-affiliated student and alumni communities in navigating their transition into a civilian career. This resource is a one of several that the CPDC has developed for targeted student communities.

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Monday, Nov. 12

Annual Military Appreciation Breakfast Nov. 12

November 05, 2018

Webster’s Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host the 7th annual Military Appreciation Breakfast on Monday, Nov. 12, from 8-9:30 a.m., honoring the military service of Webster students, faculty and staff. St. Louis-area veterans, military students and their families are invited to enjoy a free breakfast at Marletto’s Marketplace, along with camaraderie and fellowship with SVO members.

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VetSuccess Counselor Moving to Advising Center

October 23, 2018

Effective Oct. 23, VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) counselor Jason Blakemore will be located in the Advising Center and Career Planning and Development Center in Garden Park Plaza. Student veterans may now check in with the Advising Center front desk for appointments. VSOC serves a vital role supporting our veteran population from the Webster Groves campus, providing various services to student veterans such as education and training opportunities, adjustment counseling to resolve problems, referrals to health and community services, assistance for other veterans benefits and a mentorship program.

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Jordan Wienke and Genesis Steele

Around Webster: Wienke, Steele 'Best of Conference,' Schultz's Scott AFB honor, Cosic screenings

October 15, 2018

Graduate academic advisors Genesis Steele and Jordan Wienke were awarded Best of Conference at the 2018 MACADA Conference for their presentation, partially funded through Webster Staff Alliance. ... Susan Schultz will be named Honorary Base Commander at Scott Air Force Base at an induction ceremony on Oct. 19. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are part of a group exhibition, RE/CONSTRUCTING IDENTITY, running through Jan. 26 at Sheldon Galleries.

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Katie Ervin directs the Fort Leavenworth campus location.

News Around Webster: Ervin, Kracen, McLaughlin, Weiner

September 11, 2018

Dorcas McLaughlin presented a training workshop at an international psychotherapy conference in Malmo, Sweden. ... Vienna's Seth Weiner completed work on the sound for a film in the ORF III: Pixel, Bytes and Film program. ... Amanda Kracen will speak on "Fighting Burnout" at a workshop at Washington University School of Medicine. ... Fort Leavenworth's Katie Ervin is co-chair of this Saturday's American Royal Red, White and ‘Que-A Salute to the Military.

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Katie Ervin (left) is a co-chair for the fundraiser.

Webster Ft. Leavenworth Director Leads Red, White, and 'Que-A

September 06, 2018

Katie Ervin, director of Webster's Fort Leavenworth campus location, has been named co-chair of the American Royal’s Red, White and ‘Que-A Salute to the Military. Best known for its World Series of Barbecue, the American Royal is a nonprofit providing educational and agricultural opportunities. Ervin's role includes hosting the Giving Back to Those Who Give event held on Aug. 22, and the Red, White & ‘Que-A Salute to the Military on Sept 15.

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Webster alumni and DAU fellows Bryan R. Cleve and Corry B. Cox with Fort Leavenworth director Katie Ervin.

Students Complete DAU Senior Service Fellowship Program

June 04, 2018

Two Webster graduates recently completed the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Senior Service Fellowship program. The fellows spend 10 months in the program and all take classes through Webster. Two of the fellows, Bryan R. Cleve and Corry B. Cox, also completed their MA in Management and Leadership from Webster during this time. Webster's Fort Leavenworth director, Katie Ervin, presented them with their degrees at their graduation ceremony at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

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Opera Theatre Offers Special Military Appreciation Performances of 'American Soldier'

May 25, 2018

In recognition of the service of our men and women in uniform, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is honored to host two military appreciation performances of the new opera, "An American Soldier," inspired by the true story of Private Danny Chen. All veterans, active military personnel, and their families are invited June 6 and June 9 for only $15. A pre-show wine and cheese reception will be offered at both performances.

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Commencement 2018

In the News: Pease on NPR; Curtis on cybersecurity; Tony-nominee alumni; Shifting demographics

May 14, 2018

Kelly-Kate Pease's sit-down on the nationally broadcast NPR program 1A is now available online. ... Jim Curtis appeared on the educational podcast "Yes College" discussing Webster's cybersecurity program. ... An Inside Higher Ed column examines how schools like Webster have evolved over the decades to meet changing demographics, like non-traditional and online students. ... A sydnicated round-up of Tony nominees highlights where they went to school, like Webster alumnus Norbert Leo Butz.

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Directors meet former Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke

Webster Reps Demo Online Learning as Neal Elected CCME President

April 11, 2018

Four Webster military and online education leaders represented Webster University at the 2018 Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) in San Diego, with Western regional director Janice Neal being elected president of the body. CCME facilitates military educators and civilian educators programs and services within the Department of Defense educational support network. Fort Bliss director Beth Vivaldi and Elizabeth Fiock of the Online Learning Center presented and demonstrated Webster's WebNet+ at the conference.

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News Around Webster: Hong, Foppiani, Kaiser, Ervin

March 05, 2018

Oreste Foppiani was appointed political advisor to an EU body fighting human trafficking and smuggling. ... Katie Ervin is the first female elected as an officer of the Command and General Staff College Foundation board. ... Celine Hong is presenting a paper on social media at this month's International Public Relations Research Conference. ... DJ Kaiser had two papers recently published in international journals, on his research in South America and on a pronunciation mobile app.

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SVO to Host Mental Health Advocacy Panel March 21

February 26, 2018

The Webster University Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host a panel discussion to empower students, veterans and community members to take part in fighting the stigma surrounding mental illness, gain skills to identify signs of depression or suicidal thoughts, and provide tools and resources in the event of a crisis. Panelists are mental health professionals and those working in the suicide prevention and depressive illness fields. The event will be held Wednesday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. in Browning Hall Auditorium, and is free and open to everyone.

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Yanagihara earned her master's degree at Webster while juggling jobs, two childbirths and relocation in the Air Force.

'Don't Wait': USAF officer reflects on path to degree

January 22, 2018

Air Force officer Julie Yanagihara shares her experience earning an MA in Management and Leadership while juggling her military career and raising a young family. Colleagues, faculty, advisors and her own ingenuity helped her navigate the degree amid military relocation and the births of her fourth and fifth children. "There is no perfect time - so don’t keep waiting because you are afraid of failure," she says to future students.

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