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Communication Careers Week Hosted By School of Communications

November 11, 2019

Communication Careers Week is five days of engaging events held Nov 11 – Nov 15 that bring together students, alumni, faculty, staff, and industry professionals. It provides opportunities for students to expand their knowledge of the ever-changing landscape of the communication industry by gaining insights from alumni and working professionals.

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Ralph Olliges, Webster University School of Education

In the News: Olliges, Smith on digital literacy and safety; Tashkent opening

October 30, 2019

Webster University professors Ralph Olliges and Julie Smith were quoted in separate stories relating to digital literacy and safety for children. Smith, in the School of Communications, was interviewed for a St. Louis Public Radio story about proposed legislation requiring such literacy in K12 curriculum. Olliges, in the School of Education, was on the KMOX commute-time news about teaching kids digital citizenship. ... Separately, the opening of Webster in Tashkent was covered by AKI Press in the Kyrgyz Republic.

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ARC to Conduct Academic Integrity/PPP Focus Groups

October 29, 2019

This Fall semester, the ARC will conduct faculty/staff focus groups that will help assess success in meeting the individual program goals of the Plagiarism Prevention Program (PPP) and academic integrity initiatives. The PPP addresses plagiarism by educating students about Webster University’s academic honesty policy and then by having students incorporate those principles into their own work. Both full-time and adjunct faculty members, as well as staff throughout the worldwide network, are invited to attend these focus groups and provide feedback either in person or remotely.

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Webster Teaching Festival 2020 Call for Proposals

October 21, 2019

The Teaching Festival Committee is accepting proposals for presentations and posters for the 10th annual Webster Teaching Festival, to be held the week of Feb. 10, 2020. Proposals will be accepted until Dec. 20. All Webster instructors, part-time and full-time, are invited to participate.

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Lionel Cuille

News Around Webster: Chappell, Cosic, Cuille, Fatton

October 21, 2019

John Chappell presented the paper "No Secrets: Carly Simon in the Early 70s," as the Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Lionel Cuillé delivered a paper during the Biennale du français at the University of Chicago, "Learn French, and find a job!" ... Zlatko Cosic has films screening next month at international film festivals in St. Louis and Marseilles. ... Lionel Fatton embarked on a book a tour in Asia and Europe to promote his new book, "Japan’s Awakening: Moving toward an Autonomous Security Policy."

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Paula Witkowski (center) discussed dyslexia on St. Louis On The Air.

In the News: Fatton on Asia security, Witkowski on dyslexia, Film Series

October 18, 2019

School of Education Professor Paula Witkowski was interviewed for a half hour discussion on dyslexia on St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air” program. ... Geneva's Lionel Fatton was interviewed by Swiss, Swedish and Chinese media to discuss different aspects of security and international relations topics in Japan, China, North Korea and Hong Kong. ... Webster's Film Series was featured for the upcoming screening of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" with live accompaniment by The Invincible Czars.

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Fall 1 Grades Due Oct. 25: Guidance on incomplete grades

October 16, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all graduate and undergraduate Fall 1 course grades are due by Oct. 25, 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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Julie Smith

In the News: Smith on social media; alumni profiles; Arcade exhibit

October 14, 2019

Julie Smith was quoted in Courthouse News about a Pew Research survey about how social media is affecting readers' trust in news ... A release on alumnus Wyatt Mailloux about his lighting design on The Psychedelic Furs tour appears in Live Design. ... Alumna Michelle (Haberberger) Oyola was featured in eMissourian for her latest book. ... The "Our Last Race" exhibit at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects was covered in Slovenian press.

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Webster Ghana Holds Social Media Conference

October 11, 2019

Webster University Ghana was involved in the Accra edition of the renowned global Social Media Week (SMW) as a tertiary partner. SMW is one of the world’s leading conferences for media marketing and technology professionals. The 2019 theme was “Stories.” The partnership highlighted the Media Communications department at the Ghana campus, bringing awareness to faculty, academic offerings and how studying media leads to great career prospects in the always illustrious and evolving communications industry.

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Annual Research Across Disciplines Conference Dec. 6

October 10, 2019

Submit your work for the RAD conference and gain valuable experience as an emerging contributor to your field. Original work from students in any field, and throughout all levels of Webster’s global network can be submitted. All submissions will be considered for an oral presentation, poster presentation, or creative display. Submissions are being accepted until Nov. 10.

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Around Webster: Pollak election, Corrigan awards, Kracen keynote, Christeson arts

October 07, 2019

Webster Vienna director Johannes Pollak has been elected chairman of the Institute for European Politics board of directors. ... Don Corrigan won two first-place awards for journalism at the 153rd Missouri Press Association convention. ... Amanda Kracen was the keynote speaker for the Mental Health Assembly to kick off the mental health week at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). ... Con Christeson and two colleagues will present with Americans for the Arts in Oakland this month.

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Mother's Milk, Father's Blood

May Gallery: 'Mother's Milk, Father's Blood' photography exhibit, lecture Oct. 4

September 30, 2019

The photography exhibit “Mother’s Milk, Father’s Blood” from Elizabeth M. Claffey will be on view at the Webster University May Gallery Oct. 4-Sept. 27. A lecture with Claffey will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. in Sverdrup 123, followed by an opening reception in the May Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. The photos examine contemporary Albanian identity and the complex intersection of present and past as shaped by a people’s perseverance, desire, hope, and conflict.

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News Around Webster: Andrews, Butler, Cosic

September 13, 2019

Webster Thailand's Tim Andrews received the "Best Reviewer" award for the International Management Division at this year’s Academy of Management conference in Boston. ... Kansas City's Cass Butler has been selected for the 2020 class of The Emerging Leaders | Institute for Advancing Women, Kansas City’s premier women’s leadership development program. ... Zlatko Cosic will have two more films screening at festivals this month, two in Milwaukee and one in Wrocław, Poland.

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Julie Smith discussed how parents can coach their children on safe social media habits.

In the News: Parenting social media, student mobility, chess grandmaster

September 11, 2019

Julie Smith discussed tips for parents guiding children on safe social media during a feature on NBC affiliate KSDK, filmed in Webster's Sverdrup Complex. ... President Beth Stroble is mentioned in a University World News, "Urgent action needed to sustain global student mobility." ... Incoming student and chess team grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman was profiled in World Magazine.

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