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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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Jenifer Lewis, pictured here delivered the Commencement Address in 2015, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jenifer Lewis '79 to Receive Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

June 22, 2020

International film and television star and Webster Alumna Jenifer Lewis will be immortalized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lewis announced the honor on Facebook earlier this month. Lewis is a St. Louis-born actress, singer and community activist. She earned a Bachelor of Theatre Arts from Webster University in 1979.

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Webster University will commemorate Juneteenth and celebrate Black history and culture on June 19, 2020.

Commemorating Black Culture and History on Juneteenth

June 16, 2020

Webster University will recognize Juneteenth as a paid holiday for our U.S. employees on Friday, June 19, 2020. In light of the national conversation regarding racism in our country, we ask that members of our community take this day as an important opportunity to commemorate and celebrate Black history and culture, and take the time to educate ourselves on the issues faced by Black communities and the role that we each play in ending racism.

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Webster University's Black Lives Matter Banner Reported Stolen

June 12, 2020

Webster University’s banner that declared “Black Lives Matter!” was reported stolen the evening of June 11. The banner, which was installed in front of the University’s Luhr Building, was noticed missing during a Public Safety routine campus patrol at 11 p.m. A replacement banner was installed before 1 p.m. the next day in the same spot as the original, along with an additional banner installed at the intersection of Big Bend Blvd. and Edgar Rd. by 3 p.m. Friday.

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Message from the Chancellor, the President, and the Chief Diversity Officer

June 06, 2020

We are writing again this weekend at a pivotal moment for our community and the nation, with a message of hope and change, along with a report of progress, as promised. As our letter to the community last week outlined, the killings of George Floyd and so many other Black Americans, such as Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Manuel Ellis, along with those of the recent past, such as Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, are unacceptable and tragic losses.

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Webster University was founded in 1915

Webster Plans Safe, Phased, Flexible Transition to Begin Fall 2020

June 02, 2020

As local jurisdictions across our campus network begin to ease pandemic-related restrictions, Webster University is finalizing the plans and processes for students to return to our campuses for the fall 2020 term. Webster University will begin the fall 2020 semester and term as scheduled and with face-to-face instruction, following careful guidelines to ensure a safe, healthy university community. Campuses outside the United States are monitoring their local conditions to adjust their plans as needed.

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Founded in 1915, Webster has always led conversation and action to meet the challenges facing society.

Message from the Chancellor, the President and the Chief Diversity Officer

May 30, 2020

Webster University has always led conversation and action to meet the challenges facing society. Our mission of meeting unmet needs holds our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion at its foundation. We are living through a moment that reflects society at a crossroads; we must approach this as a time of learning and reflection. But we must also embrace the challenge of this time and construct a map that shows the pathways for communities to set aside divisiveness.

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Webster World Report Podcast 8: Voices from Thailand, Tashkent, South Carolina

May 29, 2020

The eighth edition of the Webster World Report, the discussion linking Webster University’s global operations, features in-depth interviews with Robin Ramcharan from Webster’s Bangkok, Thailand location; part two of a conversation with Maggie Dankert, deputy director in Tashkent; and an interview with Sherriel Byrd, the director of Webster’s Columbia, South Carolina location. The news segment of the program features excerpts of speeches by Chancellor Beth Stroble and President Julian Schuster, and adjunct faculty member Betsy Brandt.

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Scott Jensen Selected as 2020-21 President's Faculty Fellow

May 26, 2020

Scott Jensen, professor in the School of Communications, has been selected as the 2020-21 President’s Faculty Fellow. The President’s Faculty Fellows Program is an opportunity for faculty members to contribute to the leadership of key strategic efforts of Webster University by partnering with Academic Affairs or support units.

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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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Virtual recognition

Snapshots: Community, camaraderie at global recognition breakfast

May 18, 2020

Unit leaders at Webster University campuses hosted virtual team breakfast meetings on May 15 to celebrate the accomplishments, service anniversaries and retirements of faculty and staff. Meetings began with a video recording of welcome and appreciation from Chancellor Beth Stroble and President Julian Schuster. A Year-In-Review photo slideshow was also shown, reflecting on the main campus events of 2019-2020.

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New Inductees to Webster Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society

May 12, 2020

Webster University’s Eta Alpha chapter of Sigma Iota Rho inducted 26 new members on May 8. These new members will further the honor society’s mission to acknowledge scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international affairs. The virtual induction began with a welcome by Eta Alpha co-presidents Brandon Jackson and Daniela Piazzi, followed by a keynote from Webster University President, Julian Z. Schuster.

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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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