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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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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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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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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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Scholarship dinner

Annual Scholarship Dinner Connects Donors, Students

April 25, 2019

Nearly 300 Webster University donors and scholarship recipients joined President Stroble and Provost Schuster for the 2019 Scholarship Dinner on April 4 in Grant Gym. This annual event brings together the recipients of Webster University scholarships, with their generous donors, to celebrate and connect. A tribute to Marilyn and Sam Fox’s years of generous support of Webster University was the highlight of the evening.

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Sandra Jenkins of Webster on WALB News

In the News: Faculty at border; Film, TV, Video; Fort Stewart's Jenkins

April 22, 2019

Faculty and students in the Film, Television, and Video Production program will be interviewed on 107.3 RAF at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23. .... Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Mary Ann Drake and Silvia Navia will be interviewed on the April 25 "St. Louis on the Air" about their trips to the U.S.-Mexico border to offer legal advice and health services to migrants. ... Fort Stewart director Sandra Jenkins was interviewed on WALB about her efforts to support scholarships for first-generation students from low-income families.

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Committee to Review Faculty Information Session, May 14

April 22, 2019

The Committee to Review Faculty will hold an informational meeting for faculty members approaching initial status/tenure and promotion Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. The committee recommends status- and tenure-track faculty attend this session regardless of what year they will be going up for initial review.

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forensic

Award-Winning Forensic Team Showcase April 24

April 18, 2019

See Webster’s award winning forensics team, which recently finished 5th in the nation, next Wednesday, April 24, from noon-1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Four performances will be featured, as they close out the 2018-2019 season. Feel free to bring lunch. Please contact program director Gina Jensen at jensen@webster.edu for more information.

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