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Webster University Announces Virtual Commencement for 2020

March 20, 2020

Webster University has announced plans to alter its commencement for the 2020 year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University-wide ceremony will now be held as a virtual commencement for the Class of 2020, while individual school and college events will be held during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend Sept 25-26, assuming gatherings of that size will be deemed safe for everyone.

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Modified Operations Status: Moving to Remote Operations

March 18, 2020

In continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Webster University is moving to Modified Operations status. Under this status, to further reduce person-to-person contact during the pandemic, employees who are not already working remotely may do so in consultation with their supervisors. The objective remains to increase safety while maintaining academic programming and student support, on-ground facilities, and essential services to students who cannot leave campus due to extenuating circumstances.

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Webster University

Message from the President

March 16, 2020

A member of our community who participated in a recent Conservatory trip to New York felt ill upon returning to St. Louis. Despite the fact that this individual did not have many of the main symptoms associated with COVID-19, upon consulting with a physician our colleague then visited an Urgent Care facility and was tested t for COVID-19 out of a sense of precaution. The University is awaiting those results and this individual is now in a self-quarantine in their off-campus residence.

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COVID-19 Updates for Faculty and Staff - March 14

March 14, 2020

In the past 72 hours, we have seen rapid changes in response to the COVID-19 crisis, from schools and businesses temporarily closing to declarations of emergency orders on both the state and federal levels, restricting travel and the sizes of events. Webster University’s COVID-19 Task Force has continued meeting daily and shares the following changes affecting operations at multiple campuses.

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COVID-19 Updates for Students - March 14

March 14, 2020

A message for students as Webster's COVID-19 Task Force continues to monitor developments and communicate updates about resulting operational changes. We understand that these changes are occurring at an incredibly fast pace, but we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this international health crisis. We believe that these policies will significantly reduce our exposure to COVID-19 and keep our community and our loved ones safer as a result.

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COVID-19 Updates: Courses moving online, campus events canceled

March 11, 2020

As the COVID-19 Task Force considers the needs of our Webster community and the communities the University interacts with globally, we have made the following decisions to improve the climate for public health amid concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please see this full message for updates on courses moving to an online format, event cancelations and other important details for employees, students and community partners.

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COVID-19 Enhanced Travel Measures, Social Distancing

March 11, 2020

As University leadership and members of the COVID-19 task force are work to ensure safety so our mission of providing education may go forward unabated, the following Enhanced Travel Measures and a method of self-registering travel have been instated. Webster University remains focused on the health and wellbeing of the entire Webster community, so please review these measures and, if applicable, the Social Distancing Policy.

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See the latest recommendations and FAQ from the CDC for COVID-19 prevention.

COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness

March 08, 2020

Health officials emphasize that there are actions each of us can take to prevent spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please see guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and stay tuned to updates from Webster's COVID-19 Task Force at Safety, clear communication, and education will remain our goals throughout this challenging time.

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Message on COVID-19 Task Force, Resources

March 06, 2020

As Webster continues to monitor the global COVID-19 outbreak and refine its response accordingly, we will post the latest updates on impact to Webster operations at the web page dedicated to our coronavirus response. The first line of defense against COVID-19 is preparedness and prevention, and we will continue to issue guidance and share resources from the CDC and other agencies.

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Webster languages instructors share traditional foods from their respective cultures.

In the News: Schuster on coronavirus, Schöllhammer on U.S. elections, ILC on food, Kaiser on LGBTQ

March 03, 2020

Julian Z. Schuster was quoted by KMOV, KSDK and the St. Louis Business Journal about how a global institution like Webster is taking precautions amid the coronavirus outbreak. ... Ralph Schöllhammer at Webster Vienna was interviewed by Puls 24 about the U.S. primaries. ... Webster language instructors Yamile Mauad, Malte Hansen and Morgane Daynes were in the KMOX and KSDK newsrooms to share traditional foods and traditions around "Fat Tuesday." ... DJ Kaiser’s latest Medium piece was published in TH-Ink Queerly.

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Vladimir Ivkovic '99 testing with NASA

2020 Commencement Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

March 02, 2020

Vladimir Ivkovic, an expert on the neurological effects of spaceflight and extreme environments on human health and performance, has been named the commencement speaker for Webster University’s 101st Commencement to be held Saturday, May 9, 2020, at The Muny in Forest Park. Will D. Carpenter, the retired Monsanto scientist whose efforts were critical to the prohibition of chemical weapons, will also be celebrated at the ceremony with an honorary doctoral degree.

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