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Message to the Community after Attacks in Sri Lanka

April 22, 2019

This past weekend’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, coincidental with the tragic anniversaries of the Oklahoma City bombing and Columbine School massacre, are a sobering reminder of the cruel attempts to destroy the fabric of our communities. As members of the global Webster community, we experience these events deeply. It is important at these moments to gather as a community and to find solace in each others’ company and in places that provide for safe reflection

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Webster Geneva 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Webster University Celebrates 40 Years in Geneva

April 09, 2019

A weekend of activities recognizing Webster University Geneva’s 40th anniversary culminated with a Gala Fundraiser with alumni and friends, over a celebration evening of cocktails, art, music, dinner and dancing, with proceeds benefiting scholarship funds at Webster Geneva. Current student Emil Brew-Butler served as master of ceremonies, and Sema Jonsson's gallery exhibit, “Women Who Inspire,” recalled Webster's humble origins and pioneering spirit from its 1915 founding in St. Louis.

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Julian Schuster

Message from the Provost, SVP and COO on Leadership Changes

April 05, 2019

The following message from Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster outlines changes in leadership duties at Webster's main campus. Beginning with the new fiscal year on June 1, the University will optimize its services for prospective and current students. Vice President John Pyle will begin supervision of the enrollment management unit at that time. Also, Vice Provost Nancy Hellerud will initiate her oversight of student affairs.

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Message to the Community from the President, Provost and Chief Diversity Officer

March 22, 2019

The tragic loss of 51 lives during two horrific terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last weekend is another stark reminder that we have much work to do toward encouraging others to learn and accept others with different backgrounds and belief systems. This hatred and bigotry toward our Muslim brothers and sisters, as well as any act of hate toward any member of the human community, should immensely affect us all.

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Research

Applications for Summer/Fall 2019 Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program

March 19, 2019

The deadline for applications for the Summer/Fall 2019 Provost's Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program has been extended to April 19. This 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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President Stroble and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who opened the conference's first day.

Thank You from Diversity and Inclusion Conference Planners

March 06, 2019

The 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference was a tremendous success thanks to speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees. We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile as members of our community came together to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society. The event this year broke all previous attendance records and would not have been possible without the contributions of so many of you and our generous sponsors.

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Marilyn Booker delivered the keynote on the third day of the conference.

Snapshots and Audio: 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference

March 06, 2019

Webster University's 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew more than 500 speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees to the Webster Groves campus, coming together for three days of thought-provoking activities to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society.

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Paul Hanstedt will give the keynote presentation at the Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Faculty Workshop

March 04, 2019

Provost Julian Schuster invites the Webster community to the seventh annual William T. Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning on March 29. There will be a keynote presentation by Paul Hanstedt followed by a faculty workshop, "Creating Wicked Students: Designing Assignments that Improve Student Authority."

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Webster University President Beth Stroble with Ambassador Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah of the Republic of Ghana

Leadership Meets with U.S. Legislators, International Ambassadors

February 15, 2019

President Beth Stroble, Provost, Senior Vice President and COO, Julian Schuster, Chief Communications Officer, Rick Rockwell, and AVP for Government Relations and Sponsored Programs, Carolyn Corley, met last week with members of congress, officials at the Department of State and embassy personnel to advance Webster priorities and affirm University relationships with key policy-makers.

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