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This is part of a graphic (seen below) that explains the transition a student takes from a freshman to a career, and how Webster plays a role in that process.

Webster Excels with Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Students, New Study Concludes

April 13, 2017

A new study affirms that Webster University excels in offering accessible and affordable bachelor’s degrees for students from households that earn less than the average national income. Importantly, the study concludes that Webster graduates typically increase their earning potential by securing employment that increases their income level from precollegiate levels. In fact, the University is one of the best in the country for increasing social mobility for these students.

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The Online Learning Center's Programs were named the best in the state and the sixth best in the nation, according to a recent survey.

Online Programs Named the Best in Missouri, Sixth Best in the Nation

April 12, 2017

Webster University offers the best online courses for college students working on a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Missouri, according to AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. Webster is listed in first place, up five spots from last year, among Missouri schools, and sixth place nationally. The rankings were released Thursday.

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Next HLC Focus Sessions: Academic Quality and Planning, General Ed

April 10, 2017

In preparation for the next HLC comprehensive visit, a working group is gathering evidence to demonstrate that Webster meets the five criteria for accreditation and developing a first draft of the assurance argument. This spring, the working group is offering "HLC Focus Sessions" on key areas of accreditation. The sessions are designed to provide information, but also to solicit information and examples that support our assurance argument. Please plan to attend sessions relevant to your area.

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Webster Provost Schuster Named to Ingram's Icons of Education 2017

April 07, 2017

Julian Schuster, Webster University's provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer, has been named to Ingram's "Icons of Education 2017." The 11 named to the list are recognized "for their impact as well as their commitment" to education. In the magazine's profile, Schuster discusses Webster's global footprint: “We try to lend our skills, our understanding to increase the capacity of people in those countries in which we operate. We, in the meantime, learn and transform ourselves.”

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General Paul Selva will be the 2017 Commencement Speaker

General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Named 2017 Commencement Speaker

March 28, 2017

Gen. Paul Selva, the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be Webster University’s 2017 Commencement Speaker. Selva, a four star Air Force general, is the nation’s second-highest ranking military officer. He will address more than 10,000 Webster graduates and guests at the University’s 98th annual commencement ceremonies May 13.

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Interest in Grant program is growing

Applications Open for Provost's Student/Faculty Collaborative Grant Program

March 24, 2017

Applications are now open for the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program for Summer/Fall 2017. The application deadline is Friday, April 21. The program provides assistance 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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2017 International Distinction Award Applications Due March 31

March 20, 2017

The Office of Academic Affairs is accepting applications from undergraduate students for the 2017 International Distinction Award. Students who successfully complete all of their requirements for their bachelor's degree and satisfy three core components of international education will have their bachelor's degree awarded with International Distinction. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 31 and should be sent to Allison Scheuler in the Office of Academic Affairs.

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Critical Conversations: Diversity and Inclusion 2017

March 15, 2017

In early March Webster University hosted its second annual two-day "Critical Conversations: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion" event as a forum for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners to share their experiences, research, and emerging trends in creating communities that embrace diversity in ways that welcome and include. Art Holliday and alumna Joan Lipkin's Uppity Theatre were among the highlights of two days of dialogue and reflection.

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