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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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Global Education

Division of Global Education Established in Academic Affairs

February 13, 2019

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the creation of the Division of Global Education (DGE), which will bring together four units that focus on developing and delivering international education experiences for students and faculty: Office of Study Abroad, Global Program Development, Webster International Network of Schools (WINS), and Confucius Institute.

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Webster University received a $124,000 grant to encourage more to become STEM Teachers in Missouri Schools

Webster Granted $124,000 to Encourage More to Become STEM Teachers in Missouri Schools

February 11, 2019

Webster University was awarded a $124,000 National Science Foundation Noyce Capacity-Building grant to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors to become math and science teachers in high-need Missouri K-12 schools, addressing a critical need in the state.

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faculty

Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Applications Due Feb. 15

January 29, 2019

Applications for the 2018-19 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open, and will be accepted through Feb. 15. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. The fund, which was established in Spring 2016 by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel and research activities.

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International campuses

International Campuses and Initiatives Leadership

January 24, 2019

Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster announced changes to leadership of Webster's international campuses and initiatives. Working collaboratively with academic and administrative units across the network, John Pyle will concentrate on marketing, recruitment and enrollment management at the campuses and partnerships, while Nancy Hellerud will provide leadership for accreditation, academics and academic support, and operations.

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Search Committee

Search Committee for Next Dean of Fine Arts

January 22, 2019

Webster University Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster has announced the search committee for the position of dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. Committee members will assist in recruiting and evaluating a strong and diverse pool of academic leaders. The members of the committee were selected through a collaborative effort with faculty members in the College.

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Webster University

Realignment of Media Center from IT to School of Communications

December 19, 2018

The Office of the Provost has announced that personnel and budget responsibility for the Media Center will move from Information Technology to the School of Communications. The Media Center manages inventory, supplies, maintenance, checkout, and repair of media equipment, as well as labs and studios for the School of Communications. This reorganization will improve efficiency and better align responsibilities with goal-setting and learning outcomes.

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Manuel León Hoyos and Chess Coach Susan Polgar. León Hoyos is one of two chess team alumni who have landed prestigious research positions at Ivy League institutions.

Webster University SPICE Alumni Land Research Careers at Ivy League Universities

December 18, 2018

Two international alumni have landed prestigious positions as researchers at Ivy-League institutions and they say they owe their success to their experience at Webster University. Manuel León Hoyos and Luisa Mercado entered Webster University because of the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence, (SPICE) chess team. But their interactions with faculty, staff and other students helped prepare them for their future careers, they said.

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Webster leaders in Accra, Ghana

Stroble, Schuster Visit Ghana Campus, Meet Leaders in Accra

December 05, 2018

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Julian Schuster, visited the Webster University Ghana campus in November, speaking with current students, alumni, faculty and staff, and regional leaders. For each it was their first trip to Africa and to Accra, the nation’s capital, where Webster opened its campus in 2014. Among the events was a public lecture, "The Importance of Global Education in the 21st Century."

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The Office of the Provost invites nominations for the 2017 William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Call for 2019 Kemper Award Nominations

December 04, 2018

The Office of the Provost invites nominations for the 2019 William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award, generously funded by the William T. Kemper Foundation, recognizes faculty members who demonstrate teaching at its finest. Up to four Kemper Awards will be presented: two for full-time faculty members on the home campus who will each receive a $10,000 award, and two adjunct faculty members (all campuses and online) who will each receive a $5,000 award.

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