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The Briefing Book published by the Foreign Policy Association

Discuss Global Issues with Webster Faculty in Great Decisions 2018

February 21, 2018

Alumni, students and members of the Webster Community are invited to Great Decisions 2018, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. The schedule this year will run eight consecutive Monday evenings, March 5 to April 23. Register online or by calling the Alumni Office at 314-968-7149.

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Webster faculty in the news

In the News: Page, Woolf on school shootings; Ibroscheva on #metoo; Reddy on 'smart' gyms

February 19, 2018

Webster's Florida State counseling program director Kristin Page was interviewed by multiple local news outlets about how to respond to tragedies like last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. ... Linda Woolf's article on the topic was one of Psychology Today's "Essential Reads" on Thursday. ... Exercise Science director Dave Reddy was in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the evolution of "smart" gyms. ... Elza Ibroscheva was quoted in Footwear News article about how the #MeToo movement challenges the marketing industry to diverge from "sex sells" policies.

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Jenifer Lewis '79 at 2015 commencement

In the News: Lewis '79 feature, Gateway students on the beat, Hayes and Norman on KDHX

February 09, 2018

Jenifer Lewis '79 was profiled in a Washington Post feature that was picked up by other U.S. outlets. ... Adjunct faculty members Bernie Hayes and Rosalind Norman were part of KDHX’s live panel discussion of "Race and the Blues" as part of the station's "Black History Month series. Video is available on Facebook ... Two students at the Gateway were featured by local media for their role as police officers working the Cherokee beat as part of a community policing effort.

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The remodeling of the Sverdrup Building continues

Sverdrup Construction Update Feb 8 2018

February 08, 2018

Heat in the Sverdrup Building could be temporarily shut off Saturday as crews continue to work on the HVAC system. This work may also impact the Emerson Library as the boiler systems to the two buildings are interconnected. Other work scheduled this week include work on the Big Bend entrances, new electrical wiring and concrete work

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Interact with faculty, staff and students and hear the latest on approaches to engaged learning at sessions from Feb. 12-16.

RSVP for the 2018 Teaching Festival

February 06, 2018

Now is the time to RSVP for next week's annual Webster University Teaching Festival. The entire Webster community is invited to participate, with several sessions to be broadcast via WebEx. This year’s festival includes workshops, poster presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions by Webster faculty, students and staff on the theme "Teaching Toolkit for Engaged Learning." Find out the latest tools, research and happenings and interact with colleagues and classmates at any session Feb. 12-16.

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Shoe drive

Forensic and Debate Team Co-Sponsoring Shoe Drive This Week

February 05, 2018

The Webster Forensic and Debate team is co-sponsoring a shoe drive for the St. Louis Urban Debate League. Gently used and new shoes may be brought to Sverdrup room 243 until noon on Friday, Feb. 9, and to EAB 239 from 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, through 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Please contact Scott Jensen, drive coordinator and a member of the St. Louis Urban Debate League Board of Directors at or (314-968-7439) for more information.

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Lisa Brunette

News Around Webster: Hellinger's Fulbright, Brunette's 'Love Story,' Wilkinson and Marshall Keynotes

February 05, 2018

Daniel Hellinger has received a Fulbright Award and will teach and deliver public lectures at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in spring 2019. ... Lisa Brunette's latest game project was a new challenge: A Love Story, in 27 Characters or Less. She incorporated the concept in her game design course this term. ... Webster Lakeland, Florida, adjunct faculty members Berney Wilkinson and Richard Marshall will be keynote speakers at the International Conference on Psychology, Counseling, and Education in the Philippines.

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Hasmik Chakaryan will discuss internationalizing counseling as a profession and graduate degree.

Faculty Research Symposium Presenters Announced

January 31, 2018

Eight presenters have been announced for the annual Faculty Research Symposium, which takes place this year on Thursday, Feb. 18, during the annual Teaching Festival. Life in southeast Asia, dance injury prevention, helping students publish and athlete hazing are just some of the topics to be covered by presenters Keith Welsh, Monte Hancock, Bill Russell, Kim Kleinman, Hasmik Chakaryan, Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Con Christeson and Allison Levin.

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Eric Mink, 2018 Media Person of the Year

News Around Webster: Mink, Woolf, Hulsizer, Barrett

January 26, 2018

Linda Woolf, who has been named to the APA Ethics Code Task Force, and Michael Hulsizer presented at the APA's National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. ... Eric Mink has been named a 2018 Media Person of the Year. ... One of Bill Barrett's photo of Dorothy Day and Mother Teresa was part of the exhibit, "A Catholic Paradox: The Life and Words of Dorothy Day," at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.

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From a photo by Claudia Burris

Photography Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception Jan. 26

January 24, 2018

The opening reception for the Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition is Friday, Jan. 26, 5-7 p.m. in the May Gallery. Photographers in the exhibition on view through Feb. 23 include Francesco Arese Visconti, Tom Barkman, Bill Barrett, Juraj Bohus, Claudia Burris, Dan Dreyfus, Krista Frohling, Christine Giancola, Thomas Groves, David Hanlon, Jùnn, Greg Landrum, Dominique Macaire, David Moore, Caroline Philippone, Jennifer Silverberg, Kristian Skeie and Matthew Weber.

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call for judges

Call for Judges for Gorlok Gala Forensic Tournament

January 23, 2018

Webster University’s Forensic and Debate Program is hosting their annual Gorlok Gala tournament the weekend of Jan. 26-28. The team is still in need of judges. No experience is necessary; actually, it is ideal to have a pool of objective critics in order to provide a more sound, competitive and educational experience for the competitors. If interested in judging, please contact Gina Jensen, director of forensics, at

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