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Milner's keynote address is titled,

Urban Education Expert Keynotes Webster Education Conference

March 24, 2017

The Webster University School of Education welcomes H. Richard Milner IV, endowed chair of urban education at University of Pittsburgh and editor-in-chief of "Urban Education," as a keynote speaker for its annual conference, "Equity in Education: Creating Voice and Choice for Social Justice." The event on April 8 is open to the public and includes an alumni reception.

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Heof, Broeder, Buck and Preuss (clockwise from top left)

GLA Spring Week Wraps with Focus on Leadership, Student Experience

March 17, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy fellows is spending the year working around the theme of "Informed advocacy for engaged leadership." This theme is framed in five sessions delving deeper into the lifecycle of the student from recruitment through the alumni experience. The group's spring week together in St. Louis wrapped up with Webster experts explaining how different points in this cycle are handled.

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RAD

Research Across Disciplines: Call for Submissions, deadline extended to April 3

February 21, 2017

Submissions are being accepted until the extended deadline of April 3 for Webster's Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference, held May 5-6 in the East Academic Building. Students are encouraged to submit their work for the RAD conference and gain valuable experience as an emerging contributor to their field. Original work from students in all fields, throughout Webster's global network, and from other St. Louis regional institutions can be submitted.

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Identifying a global advising/retention solution is part of the strategic plan

Save the Date: Advising/Retention Software Vendor on Campus

February 21, 2017

Starfish, an advising and retention solution, is returning to Webster University Feb. 27-28, 2017, for an additional visit and series of presentations. This is one of the vendors that visited in November 2016. Your input and feedback is very important in this process as the University seeks to identify the option that enables us to best proactively serve and assist our students.

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WebsterLEADS Spring 2017 cohort

WebsterLEADS Ushers in 1st Cohort for Spring 2017

February 13, 2017

While the Webster Groves campus undergoes improvements and expansions, a longtime leadership program experienced new construction well. Spring 2017 ushered in a new setup for WebsterLEADS, bringing together 19 students as the program's first cohort to complete the leadership requirements. Each semester a new group of 20-25 students will start their WebsterLEADS process together and work collaboratively to foster growth in their leadership talents.

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Stop by to celebrate innovations and successes in teaching and learning.

Teaching Festival Preview: 2017 Opens with Poster Session, Reception

February 06, 2017

The opening reception and poster session of the 2017 Teaching Festival will be held on Monday, Feb. 13, 3-5 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center (Library Suite 420), and the event will feature projects by faculty, students, and academic partners. The entire Webster community is invited to stop by for refreshments and to celebrate Webster’s innovations and successes in the area of teaching and learning.

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A phage population isolated and characterized by Webster University undergraduates and viewed using electron microscopy

Webster University Biological Sciences Selected for SEA-PHAGES Research

January 24, 2017

Webster University’s Department of Biological Sciences is one of only 14 research groups nationwide to be selected for Cohort 9 of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s SEA-PHAGES program. The discovery-based undergraduate research curriculum provides students hands-on experiences discovering novel phages (viruses that infect bacteria).

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Webster Geneva welcomed new students from around the world for spring orientation.

Snapshots: Orientation in Geneva Heads to the Mountains

January 24, 2017

Webster Geneva's Spring New Student Orientation welcomed 77 new students from all over the world to the campus in Bellevue, Switzerland, including 50 through the Webster International Network Schools program. The students were thrilled to be "exposed to so many different cultures and languages" among their classmates, and enjoyed an orientation trip to Chamonix in the French Alps.

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The webinars are available live and via recording for faculty and students around the globe.

Global Library Webinars for Students, Faculty Improve Research Skills

January 23, 2017

The Library is excited to announce its webinars for the Spring I term. These online training sessions allow students and faculty of all skill levels to improve research skills and interact with a research expert. They can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and registration allows participants to view recordings if they cannot attend the live session.

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Presentations, panels and discussions will be oriented around the theme

2017 Teaching Festival Schedule and Highlights

January 23, 2017

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in the annual Teaching Festival organized by the Faculty Development Center, Academic Resource Center and University Libraries, to be held Feb. 13-17 in Emerson Library. This year's theme is "Finding and Sharing Voice: Active Learning for Inquiry, Agency, and Leadership."

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Almost one in three Webster study abroad students do so on faculty-led programs that include a short-term travel experience.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposal Deadline for Spring, Summer 2018

January 17, 2017

Members of the Webster faculty, adjuncts included, are invited to plan and propose short-term study abroad courses, which are often a necessary alternative for students who cannot accommodate international year-long or semester programs. The deadline for submitting faculty-led courses (hybrid or otherwise) to the Office of Study Abroad with travel during Spring Break 2018 and Summer 2018 is Feb. 15, 2017.

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Encourage recent graduates to respond to the outcomes survey.

Webster's Outcomes Survey for Fall Graduates

January 06, 2017

To gather important data about the outcomes of our graduates, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness needs your help in encouraging recent Fall 2016 graduates to complete the Webster University Outcomes Survey. The survey is delivered via email to recent graduates worldwide approximately six weeks after each term’s graduation date.

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