News Articles

Michael Cottam

Cottam Named Dean, AVP of Military Campuses and Online Education

August 22, 2017

Provost Julian Schuster has announced that Michael Cottam, associate vice president and director of the Online Learning Center, has been named dean and associate vice president of Military Campuses and Online Education effective Sept. 1. In this role, Cottam will oversee military base locations in addition to the online operations.

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Simone Cummings

In the News: Cummings profile; Woolf on Trump; Cottam on online; Erbs '85 salute

August 11, 2017

Simone Cummings was profiled in the St. Louis American for her new role as dean of the Walker School. ... Linda Woolf's op/ed on President Trump's speech to the Boy Scouts was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ... EducationDIVE spoke with Michael Cottom about online learning opportunities for degree completion. ... Donna Erbs ’85 has been named by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of this year’s Most Influential Business Women.

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Lt. Col. R. Tyler Willibanks, a Webster alumnus who is the deputy commander of

Webster Alumnus Serves as Deputy Commander of the Elite Old Guard Army Regiment

July 13, 2017

Lt. Col. R. Tyler Willbanks, who graduated with a master’s degree in international relations this spring, serves as the deputy regimental commander of The Old Guard, also known as the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment. The elite unit serves at military funerals, major events with international dignitaries, and other high-profile occasions such as the recent presidential inauguration.

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Bringing critical thinking into the classroom

Online Learning Presents First Fridays: Critical Thinking April 14

April 07, 2017

This webinar will cover the integration of critical thinking components across the curriculum. The concept of critical thinking will be defined and specific ways to bring critical thinking into your classroom. More specifically, the session will look at ways to include critical thinking components to the online environment. It will take place on Friday, April 14, at 9 a.m CDT. 

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Sessions are also recorded for those who cannot attend live.

Library Webinars: Research Techniques, Overview of Library Resources for You

March 22, 2017

In its continuing series of global webinars for faculty, students and staff at any campus, the Webster University Library offers more sessions this spring on "Beginning Research for BUSN and MNGT 5000," "Mendeley 102: Advanced Techniques for Researchers," plus its regular "Overview of Library Resources." For those who cannot attend at the time of the webinar, registering allows you to see a recorded version.

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News and professional activities from Webster University faculty and staff

News Around Webster: Rein Fulbright; Andrews London fellowship; Ervin leader summit; OLC on transfer students

February 28, 2017

The Library's Laura Rein has been named a Fulbright Specialist, Thailand's Tim Andrews has been appointed senior visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics, Katie Ervin served on a panel for the K.C. Executive Leadership Summit, and a team from the Online Learning Center and Advising will present in Jefferson City on how Webster serves transfer students.

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WebNet+ allows sites to link to on-ground courses at other campus locations.

Little Rock Pilots Master of Public Administration via WebNet+

February 20, 2017

Collaboration among the Online Learning Center, the Walker School of Business and Technology, and the Little Rock Air Force Base campus location has led to a pilot to integrate WebNet+ into the on-ground Master of Public Administration program, with the opportunity to integrate WebNet+ into other programs Webster offers at Little Rock.

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Research Workshop Series

Research Workshop Series: Jumping Right in with R

February 17, 2017

Members of the Webster University community are invited to a four-part workshop series, Jump Right In with R: Getting Data from Twitter, held on Friday afternoons from 2-3:15 p.m., on March 24, March 31, April 7 and April 14. Over the course of four short sessions, attendees will be introduced to R while learning practical skills related to gathering data from Twitter. Faculty, staff, and students from any background and with any experience level are welcome to attend. Each session builds on the previous session, so registrants should plan to attend all four sessions.

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The captioned videos feature Webster students sharing their online experiences in Webster degree programs.

Testimonial Videos Highlight Online Student, Blended Learning Experience

February 14, 2017

The Online Learning Center has created video testimonials featuring fully online graduate students and blended program learners discussing their experiences taking Webster University courses and programs online. The testimonials provide a range of perspectives for current and prospective students and are available for use in promotional or educational purposes.

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library webinars

Library Offering Webinars for faculty, students

February 02, 2017

The Library is offering webinars for faculty and students interested in online training sessions. These sessions allow students and faculty of all skill levels to improve research skills and interact with a research expert. The webinars can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and registration allows participants to view recordings if they cannot attend the live session.

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