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Brenda Fyfe, dean of the School of Education, has announced her retirement at the end of 2017.

Brenda Fyfe Leaves Behind a Strong Legacy of Community Partnerships and Academic Leadership

December 06, 2017

Webster University School of Education Dean Brenda Fyfe has been a major influencer on education in St. Louis. During her 35 years at Webster – the past 15 as dean - she helped attract millions of dollars in grants for community-based educational partnerships that have started programs both at the University and numerous local school districts.

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Friday, Dec. 8 is the sign-up deadline.

Call for Volunteers: Transparent Teaching Project

December 06, 2017

Amanda Rosen, associate professor in the Department of History, Politics, and International Relations, is seeking volunteers from the worldwide Webster community to participate in her project on Transparent Teaching. The project focuses on clear communication between professors and students about the purpose, tasks and criteria for success on course assignments.

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Eileen Condon Named Dean of University Libraries

December 05, 2017

Eileen Condon, senior associate dean of University Libraries at Webster University, was named the dean of University Libraries this week. She replaces Laura Rein, who is retiring at the end of this year. Condon will steer the library’s strategic direction in support of the University strategic plan, Global Impact for the Next Century, and oversee all areas of library operation, including development, provision, and management of resources, collections and services.

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Webster University and ARDN Announce Global AIDS Prevention Project on World AIDS Day

November 27, 2017

With more than 36 million people living with HIV in 2016, the United States accounted for 1.3 million persons and more than12,000 more of those people live in Missouri. On Friday, December 1, in recognition of World AIDS Day, Webster University and the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN) will announce their domestic and global initiatives for AIDS awareness and prevention during a joint press conference and live stream event at 10:00 am CST in the Browning Hall Auditorium at Webster University in St. Louis.

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Submit proposals for the 2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium.

2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium: Call for proposals

November 21, 2017

The Office of the Provost, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, University Library, and Faculty Development Center are working together to draw attention to the exciting research being conducted by our faculty. They will host the 2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, during the annual Teaching Festival. See this post for how to submit proposals. Contact Emily Scharf with questions.

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Saundra Yancy McGuire

Saundra McGuire, Sixth Annual Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning

November 16, 2017

Provost Julian Schuster invites the Webster University community to activities, featuring the fifth Annual William T. Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Saundra Yancy McGuire. McGuire is the director emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired assistant vice chancellor and professor of chemistry at Louisiana State University, and a renowned author and speaker on the topic of how to teach students to excel academically.

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New federal data says that Webster transfer students and Pell Grant recipients finish their programs at a higher rate than at other private non-profit institutions.

New Data: Webster Boosts Success of Transfer, Pell Students

November 15, 2017

Webster University has higher-than-average six-year completion rates for part-time and full-time transfer students, and for those who receive Pell Grants, according to provisional Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) statistics released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

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donor recognition

Video: Recognition Dinner Celebrates Donors to Webster, CMS

November 15, 2017

Webster University recognized its loyal supporters at the Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 9 in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Highlights of the event included honoring Arden and Harry Fisher with the 2107 Visionary Award for their dedication to the Community Music School, inspiring hundreds of young musicians.

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The event is part of the ORSP's fall speaker series on faculty productivity.

Faculty Workshop: Developing Your Semester Plan

November 13, 2017

For many faculty, the end of a semester can signify the completion of one’s teaching and service responsibilities, at least for the time being. However, all too often, we find that yet another semester has passed before we could accomplish other professional goals, particularly with respect to our scholarship. Come take stock in your progress toward such goals and the effectiveness of your current approach in the Nov. 15 ORSP workshop with Eric Goedereis and Dani MacCartney.

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Committees Forming to Work on Issues Presented at Delegates' Agenda

November 03, 2017

Administrative and student co-chairs have been appointed to lead committees that will address each of the issues presented at this year’s Delegates’ Agenda. The administrators were appointed by Beth Stroble, Webster University’s president, and Julian Schuster, the provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer. Student co-chairs were appointed by SGA president Vasif Durarbayli.

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President Stroble spoke to the significance of Browning Hall.

Videos and Dedication Highlights: Impact of Browning Hall

October 24, 2017

Webster University formally dedicated Browning Hall, the interdisciplinary science building, on Oct. 19 with a ceremony, academic symposium and faculty panel. Watch a video about what this means for the sciences at Webster, and see photos and video highlights from the dedication events, including heartfelt remarks from donor Jinny Browning, the faculty panel and the academic symposium keynote speaker, Vladimir Ivkovic '99.

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