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Safety Measures, Expectations for Returning to Campus

July 31, 2020

To meet the diverse needs of our students, our entire community has thoughtfully evaluated and implemented many steps to safely build community on campus and provide in-person instruction in Fall 2020. This message contains an overview of these safety measures and expectations for returning to campus, and the latest information on updates to course delivery modalities. We will continually adapt as we learn more about ways to mitigate the spread of COVID 19 and promote safety and health on campus.

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School of Communications Virtual Internship Poster Presentations

July 27, 2020

On Wednesday, July 22, the School of Communications Internship Program hosted its first Virtual Internship Poster Presentations presented by the summer interns under the leadership of Trezette Dixon, director School of Communications Internship Program. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, students remained focused and secured internships that will shape their future careers and life after Webster.

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Men's Golf Earns Special Academic Recognition from GCAA

July 24, 2020

The Webster University Men's Golf Team was one of 15 NCAA Division III programs to earn a President's Special Recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) that were announced by the organization on July 24. In order to earn a President's Special Recognition from the GCAA for academics, a men's golf team had to have earned a cumulative 3.5 or above grade point average during the 2019-20 school year.

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Incomplete Grade Guidance for Summer 2020

July 23, 2020

Effective June 1, 2020, the allowable timeframe for grades of Incompletes has changed to two terms following the course end date. Grades of Incomplete are an option that faculty may select to allow students to complete their work if the situation is appropriate. Per catalog policy, appropriate situations are those “where the student has satisfactorily completed major components of the course and has the ability to finish the remaining work without re-enrolling.”

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Volleyball Earns 12th Consecutive USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award

July 22, 2020

For the 12th consecutive year, Webster University has been recognized by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) with a USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2019-20 school year. The Team Academic Award, initiated in 1992 by the AVCA, recognizes team who have their dedication to the sports of volleyball with excellence in the classroom.

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U.S. Department of Education's Final Title IX Rule Begins Aug. 14

July 20, 2020

In May, the U.S. Department of Education unveiled a final rule which changes how colleges and universities that receive federal funds must handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The rule takes effect Aug. 14, 2020. Webster University is taking action to ensure full compliance with these new regulations.

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Webster University Values its International Students [Video]

July 20, 2020

For more than 100 years, international students have been woven into the fabric of Webster University. Listen as the Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President Julian Z. Schuster and Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen discuss how international students are vital to strengthening our diversity, inclusivity and enrich the quality of our lives and the our education.

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Elijah Macias

Macias Named to 2019-20 NABC Honors Court

July 17, 2020

Webster University junior guard Elijah Macias was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on July 15 as the organization announced its 2019-20 NABC Honors Court. Macias was among the 1,350 men's collegiate basketball players from NCAA Division I, II and III and the NAIA to recognized for their excellence in the classroom during the 2019-20 season

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Aziz Khasanov and Azamat Raemov

Uzbekistan Students Launch E-book Platform

July 16, 2020

Sophomores Aziz Khasanov and Azamat Raemov of Webster University in Tashkent have created and released the mobile app Kitobnoma, allowing people to purchase books directly from the publisher. Kitobnoma facilitates a B2C model in Uzbekistan's publishing industry, allowing readers to access books online and make purchases at a lower price point, and the profit goes directly to the publisher. Customers can get books delivered to their homes in any part of the country.

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News Around Webster: McElwee's Laumeier installation, Rodney 'Challenging Racism,' DADAH students win film award

July 16, 2020

Recent professional news and achievements for Webster University community members include: Professor Van McElwee has been named the Ken and Nancy Kranzberg Artist at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis. ... Associate Professor Basiyr Rodney participated in the online discussion “Challenging Racism and Injustice,” hosted by the Pan-African Ahmadiyya Muslim Association. ... Department of Art, Design, and Art History students Bethany Clemens' and Emma Bright's film “Woolgathering” won first place in the Spotlight Experimental Category the Concordia Film Festival in Montreal.

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Webster Speaks

Webster Speaks Series: View episode 1, join July 22 for next discussion on race, equity and inclusion

July 15, 2020

More than 140 Webster students, alumni and community members logged on WebEx July 8 to see the premiere episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on Race, Equity and Inclusion. The new virtual speaker series featured guest Donald M. Suggs, publisher and president of the St. Louis American, engaging in a wide-ranging discussion with Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s Chief Diversity Officer. Regional recruiting coordinator Earl McCoy, Jr. served as the moderator, fielding audience questions. The next live episode will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, and feature two guests: The Hon. Ella Jones, the first African American and first female mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, and Michael McMillan, chairman of the Urban League of Greater St. Louis.

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Emerson Library to Reopen Aug. 17 with Safety Changes

July 13, 2020

The Library is looking forward to reopening on Monday, Aug. 17 for Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please see the Library website for scheduled hours. Upon reopen, users will be able to browse and check out library materials, request and pick up items, and use computers and study spaces. In order to facilitate social distancing, furniture and computer seating have been rearranged, allowing more space.

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Larry Hearn

Webster World Report: Students discuss racism, police brutality, pandemic on podcast

July 10, 2020

The 11th edition of the Webster World Report podcast features discussions with a diverse sect of Webster undergraduate students who share their views on racism, police brutality and our pandemic times. Students include psychology major Larry Hearn of the Association of African American Collegians; speech communications major Vincent Fedorko, founder and president of the Webster University Conservatives; and international human rights major Mimiw Seagrave of Webster University Leiden, currently in Thailand.

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