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Fischer hopes that all future students can study well despite their experience of the pandemic, because, as she says, their academic future will depend on it. However, she also hopes they can enjoy the camaraderie that Webster Vienna provides. “But do wear your masks!” she concludes.

Alumna reflects on support, opportunities at Webster Vienna

October 16, 2020

"Life is a struggle" might sound trite, but for 25-year-old Maleen Fischer, the struggle was life itself. When she was four years old, Fischer was diagnosed with a rare, incurable and often fatal lung disease called Pulmonary Hypertension. Today, she can boast that she is successfully fighting the disease, and also succeeded at Webster Vienna, where she graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Media Communications, Business Management and Economics before pursuing a master’s degree at Harvard University. "Webster made it possible for me to study safely and become an intricate part of the community," she said.

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Starfish

New Student Features Launching in Starfish Oct.19

October 09, 2020

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, will launch some exciting new students' features on Oct. 19. Some features included a redesigned Dashboard, a calendar section that includes students’ course schedules and a notifications section that will include all of a student’s tracking items – with or without due dates.

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faculty

Call for Nominations: Adjunct faculty outstanding performance recognition

September 29, 2020

The academic deans invite academic department chairpersons, domestic extended campus directors, domestic extended campus assistant directors and the director of the Global Citizenship Program to nominate U.S. adjunct faculty for a one-time payment in recognition of demonstrated outstanding teaching performance. One-time payments will be $1,000 to each selected individual with up to 50 adjunct faculty members selected. Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2020. Click through for the nomination form.

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Darrell Yates

2020 Alumni Association Award Recipients to be Honored at Homecoming

September 09, 2020

The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2020 Alumni Award recipients as Darrell Yates, Terry Gorski, Cody Richard and Michelle Esswein. These outstanding alumni will be honored during the virtual 2020 "Stay" Homecoming events, with a special presentation and video on Sept. 25.

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Faculty Members

Introducing New Full-Time Faculty Members in Fall 2020

August 20, 2020

Fourteen new faculty members joined Webster University for the Fall 2020 academic term. Click through to read about each one. “We are pleased to welcome this distinguished and diverse group of new full-time faculty members,” said Webster University President Julian Schuster. “They bring strong academic credentials and unique yet varied experiences in a range of industry and educational settings, and I look forward to the energy and talent they will share with students and colleagues this fall. This has been a challenging time to conduct searches, and I thank the faculty and staff on search committees and the academic deans for completing their work so successfully.”

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Joe Roberts

Roberts on Arts Entrepreneurship in Oxford Research Encyclopedia

August 19, 2020

Joseph Roberts had his article, "Arts Entrepreneurship: Education, Theory, and Practice," published an article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia. There are no clear definitions of entrepreneurship and art, making explanation and theory on arts entrepreneurship education difficult. The article explores what artists think about these issues in the United States, India and Mexico, and the business and aesthetic skill sets needed to make a living as an artist. It also shares results from a test of arts entrepreneurship theory through the Coleman Fellows Program.

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Faculty Development Grant

Applications for 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 17, 2020

Applications for the 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 21, 2020. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021

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Ece Tuncel

Around Webster: Tuncel, Link, Christeson, Cosic

August 06, 2020

Ece Tunce has a paper on negotiations published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. ... John Link was a featured presenter at the MidWest Association of Colleges and Employers Virtual Conference. ... A compendium of Con Christeson's reflection prompts are featured by the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA). ... Zlatko Cosic had films screening in Berlin and streaming this month at e-flux.

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Christina

In the News: Hall on attorney race; Curtis on cyber scams; Rodney on school; Stewart, Bowers profiles

August 02, 2020

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiled Christina "Steenz" Stewart as a trailblazer. ... Bill Hall was quoted in a widely circulated Associated Press article about the high-profile St. Louis Circuit Attorney election. ... James Curtis was interviewed on the Missouri Business Alert podcast. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed on Fox 2 about the challenges schools face this fall in the pandemic. ... The late music professor emerita Kathryn Smith Bowers was featured in the Post-Dispatch.

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Fall at Webster

Adjustment to Graduate Programs for Fall 2020

July 30, 2020

The modalities of some graduate programs have been adjusted for Fall 2020. These decisions were made by academic deans in collaboration with department chairs and faculty, based on a variety of factors, including input from academic partners, employers and students. These and other course modality plans are subject to change based on evolving conditions and capacity related to the pandemic. Students in these programs do not need to re-register for classes.

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Webster University Ghana

In the News: Ghana, Cooper, Roberts, Smith

July 22, 2020

A National Catholic Reporter column cited Webster University as a higher education leader for its campus in Accra, Ghana. ... Joe Roberts was quoted by Wallet Hub to explain the difference among credit card offers. ... Julie Smith was quoted in Greencamp magazine about the difference between misinformation and disinformation on social media. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed by Med Circle about the importance of finding a therapist who is culturally inclusive.

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Tehindrazanarivelo

News Around Webster: Tehindrazanarivelo, Breault, Corrigan, Cosic

July 02, 2020

Geneva faculty member Djacoba Tehindrazanarivelo has been appointed as foreign minister of Madagascar. … Don Corrigan and the Environmental Echo student blog class project received recognition in a Missouri Statehouse Resolution. ... Mike Breault, assistant professor in the Games and Game Design program, has published a textbook on narrative design and game design, “Narrative Design: The Craft of Writing for Games.” … Faculty member Zlatko Ćosić and Miami artist Laurencia Strauss have been awarded a WaveMaker grant for The Bubble Pops Popsicle Project/ PROJECTIONS.

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Jameca Woody Cooper

In the News: Cooper on children and protests; Smith on social media; Alum's lifetime achievement award

June 23, 2020

Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed in "Insider" amid debate about the role of children in political activism. ... Julie Smith was interviewed by a PBS program and the Arizona Republic about sorting fact from fiction in social media. ... Alumna Rosetta Keeton was featured in the St. Louis American for her "Lifetime Achiever in Healthcare" award.

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Anthony “Tony” Jimenez was named the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology’s Outstanding Alumni for 2020.

MicroTech CEO Named Walker School Alumni of the Year at Webster University

June 09, 2020

Anthony “Tony” Jimenez was named the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology’s Outstanding Alumni for 2020. Jimenez, who graduated in 2000 with a Master’s in Information Systems Management from the Walker School, is the CEO and founder of MicroTech, one of the most successful Hispanic-owned technology companies in the United States.

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Final Academic Catalogs

2020-21 Final Academic Catalogs Published

June 04, 2020

The 2020-21 final academic catalogs, which became effective June 1, are live online. Final 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. PDF versions of the catalogs have been published online as well, and can be downloaded and printed on demand.

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