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Message from the President and Provost

October 12, 2018

At Webster, we are called to advance our mission and live our values by appreciating each other’s diverse experiences and perspectives as our strength. Webster will continue to be a place that strives to include, that avoids the shortcuts of damaging stereotypes, and that can hear each other’s stories with the desire to learn rather than to judge or stigmatize.

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President Elizabeth J. Stroble

President Invited to Commemorate Anniversary of Uzbekistan's Independence

October 02, 2018

Webster University President Elizabeth Stroble has been invited to deliver a keynote speech at the Republic of Uzbekistan Embassy on Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The invitation came from Uzbekistan's Ambassador Javlon Vakhabova and Shakhnoza Vakhabova, and the event is celebrating the 27th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Webster is the first American university with a partnership in Uzbekistan, where this fall 122 students have begun the MA in TESL program.

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Vincent Flewellen (photo: Lance Tilford)

Webster University Appoints Vincent Flewellen as Chief Diversity Officer

October 02, 2018

Vincent Flewellen has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer for Webster University. For the past two years, Flewellen has served as the director of equity and inclusion at the College School of Webster Groves. In his role at Webster, Flewellen will provide key leadership for the University’s core value of advancing diversity and inclusion as part of the educational mission through the University’s network of domestic and international locations.

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Sessions are scheduled for Oct. 8, 9, 11, 15, with an online session also to be announced.

Fall 2018 Discussion Forums for Faculty and Staff

October 01, 2018

Continuing the work of last spring’s discussion forums for engaging faculty and staff in conversations about ideas advanced by the budget steering committee and the implementation teams, we will again provide opportunities to members of our community to engage in focused conversations. Our discussions will focus on advancing the work of the implementation teams that are focused on enhancing and growing revenue. The sessions are scheduled for Oct. 8, 9, 11, 15 with an online session also to be announced.

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Morgan Grotewiel, assistant professor of Psychology, delivers a presentation on women in the media for the 2018 conferenc

2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference: Request for presentations

September 24, 2018

The 2019 Webster University Diversity and Inclusion conference will be held on campus Tuesday, Feb. 26, through Thursday, Feb. 28. Changes in format, time of day and location on campus are being made to this conference to take advantage of feedback received and broaden the scope and reach of the event. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community are invited to submit proposals by Oct. 15 for presentations to give at the event.

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President Stroble and Provost Schuster with members of ARDN earlier this year during an agreement signing ceremony.

President Stroble Invited to Speak at United Nations Forum About Africa

September 21, 2018

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble will speak on a panel at the United Nations next week as part of the “Africa: Open for Business Forum.” The goal of the forum is to explore the way in which government agencies, private organizations and community activists can work together to promote African business, innovation and entrepreneurship that adds to the public good.

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New students heard from deans and had the opportunity to ask questions of current graduate students.

New Students Meet Classmates, Deans at Graduate Orientation

August 22, 2018

Webster University welcomed over 150 new graduate students at the Graduate New Student Orientation in St. Louis. Students met University leadership and deans, heard from a panel of current graduate students, and participated in concurrent sessions ranging from career development to writing skills for graduate school. Graduate New Student Orientation is hosted in St. Louis twice a year, prior to the Fall I and Spring I terms.

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The honorary degree recipient will deliver the commencement speech for Webster University's 100th annual commencement ceremony at The Muny in Forest Park.

Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and 100th Commencement Speaker

August 17, 2018

The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 100 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at The Muny in Forest Park in St. Louis. This annual ceremony is the largest gathering of graduates and their families from Webster University campus locations throughout the world. Nominations must be submitted through the online form and will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

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Simone Cummings, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology

In the News: Stroble on Education, Labor; Cummings feature; Essig podcasting

July 11, 2018

President Stroble was quoted in Diverse Issues in Higher Education about how the proposed merger of the federal departments of labor and education could impact college students. ... Dean Simone Cummings is the subject of a feature on Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. ... School of Communications faculty member Jeremy Essig and his new comedy podcast with Tina Dybal was profiled in The Riverfront Times.

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John Pyle

John Pyle Named Chief Innovation Officer, VP for New Business

July 05, 2018

John Pyle has been appointed chief innovation officer and vice president for new business at Webster University. In this role, Pyle will grow and enhance Webster’s approaches to innovation across its services, programs and campuses to foster enrollment and revenue growth. He will lead the University’s approaches to business incubation, entrepreneurship, strategy execution, partnership and joint venture development in ways that competitively position Webster in a rapidly changing higher education sector.

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Supermodel Karlie Kloss visited Webster University's Gateway Campus as it hosted one of her “Kode with Klossie” summer camps.

Karlie Kloss Visits 'Kode with Klossy' Camp at Gateway Campus

July 02, 2018

Supermodel Karlie Kloss visited the Gateway Campus last week to drop in on one of her “Kode with Klossy” summer camps, which was hosted by Webster University. Kloss started the summer camps in 2015 to encourage more young women to learn how to write computer code and enter the fields of computer engineering, programming and design. On this visit, President Stroble presented Kloss with a Webster University coin to honor her for supporting the education of young women.

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