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The NSA and DHS approved accreditation for Webster’s Bachelor of Science Computer Science with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity Program.

Cybersecurity Program Receives National Accreditation

October 04, 2019

Webster University was named as the first private non-profit university in Missouri to receive accreditation from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Webster’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity Program. The accreditation was awarded through the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), which is jointly sponsored by the DHS and NSA.

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Chinese artist Dengbai Yuejin

Confucius Institute Hosts Academic Conference, Art Exhibit

September 13, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University (WUCI) hosted an academic conference in the East Academic Building entitled “Embracing the World: China’s Transformation in the New Era, 1979-2019” on Sept. 4. Scholars and experts from Webster University as well as universities from both the U.S. and China came together for a day of multidisciplinary academic exchange on issues pertaining to China. On the same day, the Confucius Institute held an art exhibition in the Edward Jones commons featuring the works of noted Chinese artist Dengbai Yuejin.

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Webster earned its highest ranking every in the annual U.S. News and World Report list of

Webster University Earns Highest US News Ranking

September 09, 2019

Webster University rose six places and earned its best ranking ever in the “2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges” report, it was announced this morning. The national magazine also recognized Webster for numerous other categories, ranging from the services and financial aid it offers students to the resources provided to faculty.

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2020-21 Faculty Research Grant Application Period Open

September 03, 2019

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for Faculty Research Grants for the 2020-21 academic year. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University. The deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 1.

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2020 Messing Faculty Award Application Period Open

September 03, 2019

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for the 2020 Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Faculty Award. Since 1977, the annual Messing Faculty Award has been presented to a full-time faculty member for international summer activity that strengthens the curriculum of their department or improves the teaching/learning relationship. The award will fund international travel and activities in Summer 2020. The deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 1.

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Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker

August 29, 2019

The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 101st Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2020, 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, Oct. 4.

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Learn about current research and develop plans to teach other members of the Webster community about P.I.E.

Learning Community Invitation: Problem-based Integrative Education

August 22, 2019

Current research shows problem-based, integrative education (P.I.E.) motivates and transforms students better than almost any other approach to learning by capitalizing on the basic human desire and ability to learn through experience, integrating knowledge and skills from various disciplines and professions. As part of a Provost’s Faculty Fellowship, Karla Armbruster will lead a learning community on P.I.E. All are welcome (not just faculty!); contact Armbruster by Aug. 30 to express interest.

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Applications are open through Sept. 16, for activities beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020.

Applications for 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 15, 2019

Applications for the 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 16, 2019. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. 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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Jim Myers and Susan Polgar present Mitzy Caballero with her prizes.

Peruvian Wins International Girls' Invitational Chess Tournament

June 28, 2019

Mitzy Caballero of Peru has won the 2019 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational chess tournament held this week at Webster University. The 16th edition of the annual tournament was its largest ever, drawing 90 top young female chess players from 11 countries, 38 U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces. Caballero's victory is worth $120,000 in scholarships, cash and prizes.

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Webster University Appoints Paul Steger Dean of Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

May 23, 2019

Paul Steger has been named dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University, effective mid-July. Steger joins Webster University from Virginia Tech where he has served as the director of the School of Performing Arts – Music|Theatre|Cinema since 2017. Steger has appeared across North America, Europe, and Scandinavia as a performer, director, speaker and consultant. He has been a guest artist for the National Theatre Conservatory and the North Carolina School of the Arts.

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