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2021-22 Faculty Research Grants

2021-22 Faculty Research Grants, Now Accepting Applications

September 08, 2020

The Office of the President and Office of Academic Affairs are pleased to invite applications for Faculty Research Grants for 2021-22. The purpose of the Faculty Research Grant program is to encourage and promote faculty research and professional development. Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.

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Elizabeth Thurmond Robb

Remembering Elizabeth Thurmond Robb, Alumna, Former Trustee and Webster Advocate

August 31, 2020

The Webster University community mourns the passing of alumna, donor, former trustee and long-time advocate Elizabeth Thurmond Robb, who passed away Friday. Robb was a pioneer in the St. Louis region for women-owned and operated businesses, a former alderman for the City of Clayton and a local leader for many charitable organizations. “Because of Elizabeth’s confidence in the university’s vision and mission, we are equipped to educate future generations of Webster students to lead with knowledge and courage," said Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, in comments reflecting on Robb's life.

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Officer Tamarris

Remembering Tamarris Bohannon, Student and St. Louis Police Officer

August 31, 2020

The Webster University community mourns the passing of undergraduate student Tamarris “T” Bohannon, a St. Louis Police Officer who was pursuing a degree in the Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Gateway campus in downtown St. Louis. Officer Bohannon was killed in the line of duty while responding to a call on Saturday afternoon. "Tamarris was a promising student who was dedicated to personal growth and to serving communities," said President Julian Z. Schuster. "His loss will be felt throughout the Webster and St. Louis communities."

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Webster University donors rallied to support its students working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webster Surpasses Front-Line Responders Fundraising Goal

August 21, 2020

Thanks to the generosity and quick response by our donors, Webster University has surpassed its $100,000 goal for the Front-Line Responders Fund. The news was announced at the annual Fall Convocation. Part of this summer's crowdfunding efforts, Front-Line Responders was launched to support more than 300 Webster University students who have made personal sacrifices serving on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. "This is a wonderful show of support for our front-line students at a time when we all need good news," Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble said.

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Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant

Applications Open for Fall 2020 Collaborative Research Grants

August 17, 2020

Applications are now open for the Fall 2020 President's Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program. The program provides up to $500 to current undergraduate students across Webster’s global network who are conducting research under the direction of a faculty member, which will result in a work product.

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Professor Linda Woolf was awarded the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology by the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Foundation

Webster Psychology Professor Receives National Distinguished Teaching Award

August 06, 2020

Professor Linda Woolf was awarded the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology by the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Foundation (APA) last month. Only one professor of psychology in the United States is selected for the award annually. It is considered one of the highest life-time achievement awards in the profession of psychology.

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Safety Measures, Expectations for Returning to Campus

July 31, 2020

To meet the diverse needs of our students, our entire community has thoughtfully evaluated and implemented many steps to safely build community on campus and provide in-person instruction in Fall 2020. This message contains an overview of these safety measures and expectations for returning to campus, and the latest information on updates to course delivery modalities. We will continually adapt as we learn more about ways to mitigate the spread of COVID 19 and promote safety and health on campus.

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Webster University Values its International Students [Video]

July 20, 2020

For more than 100 years, international students have been woven into the fabric of Webster University. Listen as the Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President Julian Z. Schuster and Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen discuss how international students are vital to strengthening our diversity, inclusivity and enrich the quality of our lives and the our education.

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Webster University was named as one of five institutions in Missouri and Southern Illinois that are most effective at helping low-income and Black students graduate with minimal debt.

Webster Named in Top Five Best Colleges for Black and Low-Income Students to Graduate with the Least Debt

July 16, 2020

Webster University was named by the non-profit organization St. Louis Graduates as one of five Universities in Missouri and Southern Illinois that stand out for enrolling significant percentages of low-income students and Black students and supporting them to graduate with less debt. The reported data indicate that Webster has the highest percentage of Black undergraduate students, the highest graduation rate for Black students, and the highest graduation rate for Black Pell Grant recipients among the five schools named in the report.

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