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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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Steve Winter

Remembering Steve Winter

November 26, 2018

The Webster University community is saddened to learn of the death of Steve Winter, Webster's Chief Human Resources Officer. The diversity of experience he brought to the position helped him quickly establish himself as a trusted and valued colleague. His positive impact increases the sympathy we feel for his family and friends and heightens our sense of loss for a friend and colleague. We will plan to convene as a community to provide opportunity for a time of remembrance for him.

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Faculty members have been selected for the APR Committee

Academic Program Review Committee Members Named

November 20, 2018

Provost Julian Schuster has announced the members of the Academic Program Review (APR) Committee for the current year. Following guidelines for the composition of the Committee established with Faculty Senate, the Faculty Senate selected five faculty members, one from each school and college, and recommended additional faculty members. Additional members – faculty, deans, the vice provost, and an international campus representative – were selected by the Provost in consultation with Faculty Senate President Gary Renz. The Committee will convene in the next weeks to create a work plan for Spring '19 and the 2019-20 Academic Year.

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Webster leadership meets with American Chamber of Commerce Ghana.

In the News: Global education in Ghana, Film Series, 'Fake News'

November 09, 2018

President Stroble and Provost Schuster were featured in Ghana Nation for their joint lecture, "The importance of Global Education in the 21st Century," delivered at the Ghana campus. Their visit was also the lead story in the American Chamber of Commerce Ghana. ... Julie Smith's lecture "What is Fake News" was featured by Gatehouse Media. ... The Webster University Film Series was noted among "Best Things to Do" by the Riverfront Times.

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Invitation for 2019-20 Provost Faculty Fellow Program

November 09, 2018

The Provost’s Faculty Fellows Program is an invitation for faculty members to contribute to the leadership of key strategic efforts of Webster University on a part-time basis by partnering with Academic Affairs or its support units (Faculty Development Center, Academic Resource Center, Academic Advising, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Study Abroad and global program development).

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Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2019 Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program

Spring 2019 Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Call for Submissions

November 08, 2018

Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2019 Provost's Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program. This 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. The deadline for applications is Friday, Dec. 14.

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Webster Holiday

President and Provost's Faculty and Staff Holiday Party Dec. 7

November 08, 2018

President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster invite St. Louis-area faculty and staff to celebrate the holiday season with good friends and good cheer, Friday, Dec. 7, from 4-5:30 p.m., in the Edward Jones Commons of the East Academic Building. In the spirit of the season, guests are invited to bring monetary or donations for Affton Christian Food Pantry to the party, for collection.

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Browning Hall was recognized for the design of the common areas and its overall design by two architecture magazines this month.

Browning Hall Earns Two Design Awards

November 01, 2018

Browning Hall, the Interdisciplinary Science Building that opened in fall of 2017, receives interior design excellence awards by two national educational publications for effective learning environments and benchmark type designs, Spellman Brady and Company announced this week. Spellman Brady was applauded for the interior design, planning and procurement for the project’s finishes and furniture.

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Community members gathered in Donor Plaza on Tuesday evening.

Snapshots: Community Interfaith Vigil

October 31, 2018

The Webster University community held an interfaith candlelight vigil on Tuesday evening to reaffirm the core value of diversity and inclusion and provide an opportunity to come together in the aftermath of tragedies and incidents across the world where individuals have been targeted for their beliefs and convictions. University leaders and students representing multiple faith traditions spoke, and each participant received the name of a recent victim to reflect upon during the gathering.

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Webster University

Message to the Community

October 28, 2018

The tragic loss of life in the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue is the most recent of events that disturb us as individuals and urge us to encourage each other as we learn more, understand more, and act in ways consistent with our values. Along with interfaith leaders across the United States and in St. Louis who have begun to organize vigils and events to show a unity of human concern for this loss of life, we will organize a series of Webster University events and forums that will help us in this difficult time.

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The Center for Innovation and Professional Development is based at the main campus in Webster Groves.

Webster Launching Center for Innovation and Professional Development

October 26, 2018

Webster University is launching a Center for Innovation and Professional Development (CIPD) to create and implement a wide range of collaborative programs in the public and private sectors. This initiative is the outcome of an implementation team of administration, faculty and staff members, created in spring 2018, to explore the development of continuing, professional, and non-credit education offerings. It will enable Webster University to develop innovative non-credit and interdisciplinary for-credit programs and initiatives beyond its traditional for-credit programs, courses and markets.

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