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Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Submission Period Now Open

August 15, 2017

The application period for Adjunct Faculty Development Fund requests opens today, Aug. 15, and runs through Thursday, Sept. 15. The fund, which was established last year by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel, and research activities. The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

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Global Leadership Academy 2017

Global Leadership Academy 2018 Applications Open

August 01, 2017

Applications for the 2018 Global Leadership Academy are now open. Faculty and staff throughout the Webster University network are encouraged to apply for this cohort program, which entails a series of workshop and activities that help faculty and staff lead successfully within the university. There will be three information sessions at the end of August for those interested in applying by the application deadline of Sept. 29.

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Visiting Ghana for the first time, students and faculty integrated and formed connections and friendships on campus and in the surrounding community.

Life-Changing West African Study Abroad Experience in Ghana

July 14, 2017

This summer, 10 Webster University students had the experience of a lifetime through the inaugural "West African Experience" study abroad program at Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana. Danielle MacCartney, associate professor of Sociology at the Webster Groves campus, taught Global Social Problems, supported by the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship. Webster Ghana academic director Michael Williams taught a second course, Pan-African Social Movements. Learn more about their experience in this story and at a study abroad event this fall.

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This is the sixth year the TAP program has been institutionally funded.

Webster Welcomes Students in Summer TAP Program

July 13, 2017

The Academic Resource Center and academic partners throughout campus are gearing up for the Summer TAP (Transitions and Academic Prep) program to be held July 19-28, 2017. TAP is a free residential program for conditionally admitted Transitions students who are new to Webster. During the 10-day program, TAP students live on campus, take a two-credit college course, and participate in campus workshops and activities, including the faculty "lunch and learn," to help them transition to university life.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Global Student Leadership Summit Concludes in Vienna

June 12, 2017

The Global Student Leadership Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment. By developing relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University worldwide. Click through to read about the student leaders' final activities and the closing ceremony.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Students Assess Communication Skills, Discuss Fake News at Global Summit

June 08, 2017

The Global Student Leadership Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment. By developing relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University worldwide. Click through to read about activities for GSLS Days 3 and 4.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Global Student Leadership Summit Underway in Vienna

June 06, 2017

Student leaders from throughout the worldwide network of Webster University campuses began arriving in Vienna for a truly extraordinary leadership development experience, the Global Student Leadership Summit held June 7-10 at the Webster Vienna campus. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment.

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attendees from Athans at RAD conference

Athens Students Present on Arts and Learning at RAD Conference

May 10, 2017

The twice-per-year Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference in St. Louis has grown over the past two years, expanding to provide students from any campus or online across the global network the opportunity to participate via pre-recorded presentations or live video conference presentations. This past weekend’s conference was no different, including presentations by Athens students Sally Talal and Maria Stoli.

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Global Leadership Academy

Global Leadership Academy Summer Destinations for 2018, 2019

May 10, 2017

The Global Leadership Academy directors have announced the destinations of the June sessions for the 2018 and 2019 cohorts. The 2018 cohort will take a deeper dive into the U.S. metro and military campuses, exploring campuses in Florida in June 2018, enabling additional fellows from the international campuses and applicants in the U.S. who cannot do longer-distance travel. The 2019 cohort will return to international travel, visiting the campus in Accra, Ghana, in June 2019.

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Discussion during the workshop included colleagues in the room and online via WebEx

Southwest Faculty Workshop Develops Teaching Techniques, Student Engagement

April 04, 2017

Southwest directors organized a faculty training workshop connecting them with the Faculty Development Center in St. Louis via WebEx, leading to new connections across the region, ways to use their networks and technology to engage their students, and feedback for the FDC staff who led the virtual workshop.

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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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