News Articles

Bruce Umbaugh

In the News: Cross, Donovan '95, Smith, Stroble, Umbaugh

June 10, 2019

President Beth Stroble was interviewed on Radio 63119 about Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts. ... Remy Cross was on KMOX discussing study that found thousands of racist posts on Facebook by active-duty police. ... Bruce Umbaugh spoke with Reviewed about data privacy issues with life and health tracking apps. ... Julie Smith was quoted in a Forbes article about social media platforms handling false and doctored political material. ... Matthew Donovan '95 has become acting secretary of the Air Force.

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At the Fulbright Conference

News Around Webster: George, Hanssen, Hock, Liberati, MacCartney, Cosic

June 04, 2019

Paula Hanssen and Markus Hock represented Webster at the Fulbright Conference, "Building Bridges." ... Dani MacCartney's chapter "Monitoring the World Society: LGBT Human Rights in Russia and Sweden" was selected to commemorate Pride Month. ... Rebecca George presented to the Columbia, S.C., chapter of the National Council of Negro Women. ... Zlatko Cosic's video PIZZICATO is screen at the Citygarden, a co-presentation of Cinema St. Louis and Gateway Foundation. ... Ryan Liberati has been awarded an Alumni Award for Scholarship from Bradley University.

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students

2019-20 Academic Catalogs Finalized

June 03, 2019

The 2019-20 academic catalogs, which became effective June 1, have been finalized and are live online. Click through for summaries of the new, revised, and deleted programs, as well as links to the annual curriculum change summary reports and approved proposals for Curriculum Committee and Graduate Council.

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Farida Bedwei

Webster Ghana Holds 5th Commencement Ceremony

May 24, 2019

Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, celebrated its 5th and largest-ever commencement on Saturday, May 18, with undergraduate and graduate students convening from three of Webster academic colleges and schools. Graduates heard remarks from Farida Bedwei, co-founder and chief technology officer of Logiciel (Ghana), as well as Webster Ghana Director Christa Sanders, Walker School Dean Simone Cummings, and governmental representatives from Ghana, Italy and the United States.

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Webster Hall

2018-19 Highlights: Academics, Athletics, Achievements and Awards

May 20, 2019

Webster University’s Class of 2019 numbers 5,000 graduates across the world, bringing Webster’s total alumni to more than 200,000 and capping another historic year for Webster University. Enjoy highlights of the 2018-19 academic year's achievements for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the University across the worldwide network.

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Kemper Award

Excellence in Teaching: 2019 Kemper Award Winners Awada, Geraghty-Rathert, Arese Visconti, Ryals

May 15, 2019

The William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded each year to two full-time and two part-time faculty members at Webster University who demonstrate teaching at its finest. This year’s recipients are Jef Awada, Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Francesco Arese Visconti and Robert Ryals.

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The winning design was submitted by Sarah Lafser '15

New Webster Seal Unveiled with Contest Winner

May 14, 2019

Webster University's new seal was unveiled at Commencement Dinner. A design by Sarah Lafser '15 (BA Animation) was selected through a contest that drew submissions from current students, alumni and faculty. "Webster has had such a huge impact on my life that goes beyond a degree," she said. With that in mind, she said her design modernizes the seal and reflects Webster's global impact while incorporating elements from past seals in its history.

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Dean Eric Rothenbuhler and Courtney Stewart (MA '05)

2019 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners

May 13, 2019

The Outstanding Alumni Award recipients from each Webster University college and school were honored at Friday's Commencement Dinner and invited to address graduates from their respective colleges and schools at the 100th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 11, at The Muny in Forest Park.

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Brenda Newberry

In the News: Newberry, Corrigan, Roberts, Tennis

May 08, 2019

NBC affiliate TV6 out of Marquette, Michigan, produced a story on Katrina Serbentes, who will begin study next year and join the Webster University tennis team. ... The St. Louis American highlighted Brenda Newberry, who will receive an honorary degree at Saturday’s 100th Commencement ceremony. ... Joe Roberts was quoted by Wallhub about advice for emerging entrepreneurs. ... Don Corrigan will be featured in a Festus-Crystal City radio interview and newspaper article next week on his new book “Nuts About Squirrels."

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Advising

Advising Excellence Award Winners, NACADA Certificate of Merit

May 08, 2019

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Academic Advising Center announce this year’s Advising Excellence Award winners. Terry Sullivan, assistant professor in the Communications and Journalism Department, and Amy Carroll, senior academic advisor on the Academic Advising Center’s Graduate Team for faculty and professional staff advising. Additionally, last year's winner Jordan Wienke was recently awarded with a Certificate of Merit of the Outstanding Advising Award – Primary Advising Role and will be recognized in October at the NACADA national conference.

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Spring 2019 Grade Due Dates and Guidance on Incomplete Grades

May 08, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all undergraduate course grades are due by May 17 and all graduate Spring II course grades are due by May 24, now is the time to look over the resources Webster has available to help faculty determine when or if an Incomplete grade is appropriate.

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Centre Francophone at Webster University

Webster to Host Quebec Gaming Industry Conference

May 03, 2019

Centre Francophone at Webster University has received a $12,000 grant to organize a symposium on the video game industry in Quebec, as well as on issues related to translation and cultural localization in French. Professor and Centre Francophone director Lionel Cuille said the conference on Oct. 5 will demonstrate to American technophile students that French studies are are also an asset for their career prospects. High school audiences will also be welcome, with the symposium concluding with an esports competition.

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The

The Journal Wins SPJ Excellence, MCMA Sweepstakes Awards

May 02, 2019

The Journal, the student newspaper at Webster University, won the 2018 Society of Professional Journalists Region 7's Mark of Excellence Award for Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper, among other awards, including an award for In-Depth Reporting on immigration in St. Louis. The publication also received 29 awards at the Missouri College Media Association annual convention.

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Collaboratory

Registration for 2019 Global Citizenship Collaboratory Now Open

April 30, 2019

Registration for the ninth annual Global Citizenship Collaboratory on May 21-22 is now open. Faculty, students and academic partners are invited to visit the Collaboratory website and to register now. The annual Collaboratory provides a space for the Webster community to share research, collaborate across disciplines, strengthen assessment practices, and explore new directions related to teaching and learning.

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Tom Lange of Union Pacific

In the News: Balogun on Sudan; faculty at the border; Rothenbuhler, Lange on Bush train; Portnoy and Martin

April 26, 2019

Emmanuel Balogun published an editorial in the Washington Post analyzing African Union response to Sudan. ... Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Mary Ann Drake and Silvia Navia were interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio about assisting with health and legal services at the Mexico-U.S. border. ... Kim Portnoy and Jim Martin were interviewed on 107.3 RAF about Portnoy's latest CD, which Martin produced, and their teaching. ... Eric Rothenbuhler and alumnus Tom Lange were interviewed on Fox 2 about the Bush Funeral Train.

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