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Message from the President and Provost

October 12, 2018

At Webster, we are called to advance our mission and live our values by appreciating each other’s diverse experiences and perspectives as our strength. Webster will continue to be a place that strives to include, that avoids the shortcuts of damaging stereotypes, and that can hear each other’s stories with the desire to learn rather than to judge or stigmatize.

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Faculty Research Grant program and the Messing Award Information Session

Faculty Research Grant and Messing Award Info Session, Oct. 17

October 12, 2018

An information session on the Faculty Research Grant program and the Messing Award will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center (Emerson Library, room 420). This session is an opportunity for faculty members who are considering applying for these programs to learn more about the programs, their requirements, and to hear success stories and lessons learned from previous recipients.

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Academic Program Review and Prioritization

October 12, 2018

Five years ago, we completed a comprehensive Academic Program Review and Prioritization initiative to ensure we were continuously improving and strengthening our academic offerings. Because this was the first systematic Program Review at Webster, the scope of this project was large and included gathering baseline data on all undergraduate and graduate degrees and majors.

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Vincent Flewellen (photo: Lance Tilford)

Webster University Appoints Vincent Flewellen as Chief Diversity Officer

October 02, 2018

Vincent Flewellen has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer for Webster University. For the past two years, Flewellen has served as the director of equity and inclusion at the College School of Webster Groves. In his role at Webster, Flewellen will provide key leadership for the University’s core value of advancing diversity and inclusion as part of the educational mission through the University’s network of domestic and international locations.

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Sessions are scheduled for Oct. 8, 9, 11, 15, with an online session also to be announced.

Fall 2018 Discussion Forums for Faculty and Staff

October 01, 2018

Continuing the work of last spring’s discussion forums for engaging faculty and staff in conversations about ideas advanced by the budget steering committee and the implementation teams, we will again provide opportunities to members of our community to engage in focused conversations. Our discussions will focus on advancing the work of the implementation teams that are focused on enhancing and growing revenue. The sessions are scheduled for Oct. 8, 9, 11, 15 with an online session also to be announced.

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While in Armenia, Chakaryan discussed counseling and the importance of a code of ethics in a live TV interview.

Chakaryan Discusses Counseling, Ethics in Armenia

September 24, 2018

Hasmik Chakaryan traveled across Armenia this summer as part of work with a Webster University Faculty Research Grant she received for 2018-19. During the trip, Chakaryan held two workshops, the first on clinical counseling and a second on the need for and importance of a Code of Ethics in Armenia. The workshops drew public attention to these topics, including a live television interview (conducted in Armenian) that is now available on YouTube.

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Applications are invited for scholarly research, academic projects, artistic performances, exhibitions and studies in any discipline.

2019-20 Faculty Research Grant Application Period Open

September 06, 2018

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for Faculty Research Grants for the 2019-20 academic year. This program encourages and promotes faculty research and professional development. Grant applications are invited for scholarly research, academic projects, artistic performances, exhibitions and studies in any discipline. Proposals that might lead to external funding are encouraged. Apply by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2.

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Call for 2019 Messing Faculty Award Applications

September 06, 2018

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for the 2019 Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Faculty Award. Every year since 1977, the Messing Faculty Award has been presented to a full-time faculty member for international summer activity that strengthens the curriculum of the faculty member’s department or improves the teaching/learning relationship. The award will fund travel and activities in Summer 2019.

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The honorary degree recipient will deliver the commencement speech for Webster University's 100th annual commencement ceremony at The Muny in Forest Park.

Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and 100th Commencement Speaker

August 17, 2018

The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 100 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at The Muny in Forest Park in St. Louis. This annual ceremony is the largest gathering of graduates and their families from Webster University campus locations throughout the world. Nominations must be submitted through the online form and will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

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Applications are open until Sept. 17.

Applications for 2018-19 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 17, 2018

Applications for the 2018-19 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 21, 2018. 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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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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