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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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Draft of the 2018-19 Academic Catalogs Online

May 14, 2018

In order to help new students and their advisors plan for Summer and Fall classes, preliminary versions of the 2018-19 Graduate Studies Catalog and Undergraduate Studies Catalog have been posted online and will stay in draft mode until the official publication date of June 1, 2018. Please continue to review the content for your programs and notify Kara Carline in the Office of Academic Affairs of any corrections

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Ideas for Webster's future

President, Provost Host Forums on Strengthening Webster

May 01, 2018

President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster continue to host meetings with staff and faculty in the latest phase of the collaborative process to address changing market forces and demographic shifts that continue to impact overall revenue. At a meeting hosted by WSA today, Stroble emphasized the implementation teams' role in achieving steering committee initiatives in a way that advances Webster's vision and mission while minimizing negative impact on the community. Schuster reiterated that preserving Webster's community while improving the overall effectiveness of operation has been the primary purpose of the work done on these initiatives so far.

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Webster University was founded in 1915

Message from the President and Provost

April 19, 2018

Webster University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a budget for the coming year and a multi-year plan for strengthening Webster’s financial and academic position. Through the steering committee process, we are meeting the challenges of the new highly competitive environment in higher education and finding new ideas for additional revenue sources along with making prudent fiscal changes. Now begins the implementation phase, which will require the work of all members of the University community.

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Craig A. Miller Sr. Of Facilities Planning and Management and Lisa Sombart of William Tao and Associates accepting first place 2018 Technology Award in Category - New Educational Buildings - Outstanding Achievement in the Application of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Technology from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) St. Louis Chapter.

Browning Hall Recognized for Innovation in Heating and Air Conditioning

April 18, 2018

Browning Hall, the Interdisciplinary Science Building, was honored with a first-place technology award for “Outstanding Achievement” from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The award was presented by the St. Louis Chapter of ASHRAE during their annual awards dinner Monday night, April 16, 2018, and accepted by Craig Miller Sr. Of Facilities Planning and Management.

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President Stroble and scholarship recipient Jovan McBride

Scholars, Donors Celebrate at Annual Scholarship Dinner

April 17, 2018

More than 300 guests joined Chair of the Board of Trustees Lynn Britton, President Beth Stroble, and Provost Julian Schuster for the 2018 Scholarship Dinner. This special evening unites Webster University scholarship recipients with their patrons to celebrate, connect and learn from each other. The evening also featured live music by Webster students and a tribute to Dr. Donald Suggs. Webster University is grateful to all who attended and appreciative of our donors' support of Webster students.

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Webster University

Podcast: President, Provost Discuss Education Funding, Pell Grants, PROSPER Act

April 05, 2018

Webster University President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster were interviewed by Galaxy Radio to discuss recent federal funding news for higher education with Pell Grants, SOE Grants and work study, plus on-going proposals to revise the PROSPER Act, and how they directly affect Webster students.

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The application deadline is Wednesday, April 25.

Apply for Summer/Fall 2018 Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant

March 27, 2018

To date, the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant has provided research awards to more than 100 undergraduate students. 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. The application deadline for Summer/Fall 2018 projects has been extended to Wednesday, May 2.

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Jeffrey Carter is professor and chair of the Department of Music.

Messing Award: Carter to Visit Vienna, Strengthen Music Curriculum

February 28, 2018

The 2018 recipient of the Wilma and Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award is Jeff Carter, professor and chair in the Department of Music in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. The award is presented annually to a full-time faculty member for a summer activity that strengthens his or her curriculum and that improves the teaching/learning experience. Carter will spend three weeks in Vienna this summer pursuing a variety of avenues to enhance music curriculum at Webster.

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The CIC's

Additional Resources for Discussions, Ideas on Future of Higher Education

February 20, 2018

Two more reports have been added to the library of materials for community members discussing solutions to challenging trends in the U.S. higher education landscape. These may be familiar to those who have read about or participated in Webster's on-going efforts with regional and national peer institutions. This resource base can help inform discussions and questions for members of the steering committee that is delving into these industry topics as they apply to Webster.

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Steering Committee Members and Focus Areas

February 15, 2018

As discussed at Spring Convocation and in other recent communications with our community, U.S. higher education faces significant challenges on several fronts, which pose budget strains on Webster University. As a reminder, the articles and reports shared earlier this month about this landscape provide important context as our community discusses these challenges and the Steering Committee reviews University functions and formulates recommendations for ways to address them.

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Webster has been accredited by HLC since 1925.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation: Pre-visit forums for faculty and staff

February 12, 2018

Webster's working group for the Reaffirmation of Accreditation comprehensive visit by the Higher Learning Commission will host two pre-visit forums to help inform and prepare faculty and staff for what to expect during the HLC peer review team's March visit to the Webster Groves campus. Colleagues will provide an overview of the process, what to expect from the visit, its importance, and how each member of our community can help. Join members of the working group Feb. 20 or March 7, either in Browning Hall or via WebEx.

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