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Alumnus' Company Providing 3D-Printed Supplies to Hospitals during Pandemic

June 01, 2020

A company co-founded by Webster University alumnus Michael Storey (MBA '12) is using cutting-edge technology to provide equipment to hospitals and health care providers facing shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beckatt Solutions is a technology company and distributor of 3D printers, print materials and software. "I was able to take the knowledge learned in operations, marketing, finance, economics, leadership and more, and directly apply these lessons throughout the entire process of creating and building Beckatt to the company it is today," said Storey.

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In the News: Smith on social media, Kracen on anxiety, Roberts on small business

June 01, 2020

Julie Smith was interviewed on several media outlets about evaluating information spread over social media during breaking news events. ... Amanda Kracen was interviewed in the Webster Kirkwood-Times for her insights on handling stress at home amid pandemic-related worries about jobs, the economy, and family health. ... Joe Roberts was interviewed by Credit Donkey to share tips for small businesses establishing banking relationships.

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McCuien Elected Alumni Board of Directors President

May 28, 2020

Webster University alumna Alexandria (Alex) McCuien BS’11, MBA’15, MS’18 was unanimously elected to become the next president of the Alumni Board of Directors at the May 19 meeting. In her role as president, she will work to build community among our 190,000 alumni worldwide, as well as support them in their personal and professional growth. McCuien succeeds Vanessa Davis MA'04, DMGT'15 who completed two years in this role.

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Darreyl Milledge and Vida Tiu won the competition over an international field.

Webster Students Win 2020 Spring Capsim Challenge

May 18, 2020

Webster graduate students Vida Tiu and Darreyl Milledge won the 2020 Capstone Business Simulation Spring Challenge over a strong field of international contenders from universities in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica, Poland, Thailand, Turkey and the United States. Tiu and Milledge were encouraged to enter the competition by their professor, John Jinkner at Webster's Jacksonville, Florida, location.

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CRF Orientation for Those Seeking Initial Status of Tenure, FDL May 12

May 07, 2020

The Committee to Review Faculty (CRF) will hold its annual orientation for faculty seeking initial status of tenure or FDL via WebEx on Tuesday, May 12, at 1 p.m. CRF co-chairs Joe Sencibaugh and Larry Baden will discuss deadlines and process for the coming year. They will distribute information sheets for candidates seeking initial status and for department chairs as well as take questions about the process.

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In the News: Roberts on small business, Reddy on exercise, Falconer on anxiety

April 20, 2020

Listen to Joe Roberts' interview on St. Louis Public Radio about resources small businesses can access to get through the loss of revenues during the pandemic. ... Dave Reddy was on Fox 2 discussing exercises people should be doing while following stay-home orders. ... Jameca Falconer was quoted in the AARP newsletter and in Mother Jones about reducing fear and anxiety and handling social isolation during these difficult times.

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Webster's Virtual 101st Commencement Ceremony Scheduled for May 9

April 14, 2020

This year our main commencement ceremony will be delivered virtually on Saturday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m. The virtual main commencement ceremony will include all of the pomp and circumstance of our traditional main ceremony. The event will commence with a virtual flag ceremony followed by speeches from University leadership. Vladimir Ivkovic, an expert on the neurological effects of spaceflight and extreme environments on human health and performance, will deliver the commencement address to our graduates.

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Encourage and Celebrate the Class of 2020

April 10, 2020

Although we are living in unprecedented times, Webster University wants to honor our traditions and support our graduates. The 101st Commencement on May 9 will be virtual for the Class of 2020. School-specific ceremonies will be held on the Webster Groves campus on Saturday, Sept. 25, as part of Alumni Homecoming Weekend. Email your message of support by April 15 to Kelly Dopman, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund, at kdopman93@webster.edu.

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Webster at Home: Reptiles and art; Connecting through video; Keeping up with Career Planning

April 07, 2020

While discussing the "reptilian brain" in Carol Hodson's topics in studio art course, one student brought a live guest to their online meeting: a blue-tongued skink. ... To stay connected during remote operations, video usage has become key to making connections. Webster Vienna provided the community with several messages from students and staff, while the Walker School's Eric Rhiney put together an intro for his students. ... Career Planning and Development has been active on social media to inspire students and employees, as well as offer resources to find online activities.

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Remembering Ahmad Zain, Webster Alumnus

April 03, 2020

Muhammad Ahmad Zain, a 2019 graduate of the Walker School of Business and Technology, passed away on April 1 from COVID-19. Originally from Pakistan, Ahmad completed his studies and recently took a promising job offer in New York to work as a business analyst in his field of study. This was a long sought-after opportunity and he had just begun his work there when the outbreak began. He was a strong student and a beloved member of the international student community at the Webster Groves main campus.

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In the News: Palmer, Falconer on toxic people; Olliges, Tashkent student on distance learning

April 01, 2020

J.P. Palmer and Jameca Falconer were part of a half-hour interview on KMOX radio about handling difficult or toxic people in the workplace. ... Ralph Olliges also appeared on KMOX, discussing helping parents and teachers adapt to learning from home. ... MBA student Kanat Abdikarimo was interviewed on "Hello, Uzbekistan" about the steps the government has taken to enable students in the country to continue learning despite the nationwide quarantine.

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2020-21 Draft Academic Catalogs Published

April 01, 2020

The 2020-21 draft academic catalogs, which will become effective June 1, are live online. See summaries of the new, revised, and deleted programs, as well as links to the approved proposals for Curriculum Committee and Graduate Council. Please note that each committee is still reviewing curriculum proposals. Updates to the draft catalogs will be published as proposals are approved.

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The Walker School Welcomes Scheuler as Director of Operations

March 20, 2020

The George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology welcomes Allison Scheuler, director of operations, as the newest member of the dean’s office. Scheuler will work collaboratively with the dean’s office, Walker School faculty and staff, and the university to support and manage the school’s operational goals as well as support a number of school and university initiatives.

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In the News: Falconer, Baebler on coronavirus; Flewellen; Higgins and Rosenblum

March 13, 2020

Jameca Falconer was in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and KSDK on anxiety and reactions around COVID-19. Barrett Baebler was quoted in the St. Louis Business Journal on how businesses can prepare employees amid the pandemic. ... Vincent C. Flewellen provided commentary on Mary Engelbreit on the occasion of her Lifetime Achievement Award. ... Robin Jefferson-Higgins and Warren Rosenblum appeared on The Pulse to discuss the Milly Sawyers story.

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