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Webster is offering two new financial resources for students, faculty, and staff.

Two New Financial Wellness Resources Available

January 22, 2019

Webster Wellness is pleased to announce two new financial wellness resources for our Webster community. First, the "Financial Wellness" digital platform, in partnership with Prudential, will go live on Tuesday, Jan. 22. It combines digital learning and interactive tools with personalized content for action at your pace along with a library of topic-specific videos, educational articles and the opportunity to attend monthly webinars on relevant financial topics. The second opportunity is Webster's Pathways Financial Wellness Series starting Feb. 6. This series of five courses will be classroom/lecture type presentations on topics like savings & budgeting, investment principles, retirement strategies and more. 

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student leadership awards

Nominations Open for Individual, Organization Student Leadership Awards

January 18, 2019

Student Leadership Award nominations are currently being accepted through March 1 (Walker Award nominations are due Feb. 22). Please take a moment to nominate a deserving student or student organization for recognition of their accomplishments during the 2018-2019 academic year. Click through for more information on the awards, nomination criteria and nomination forms. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards dinner on Friday, April 26.

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call for judges

Call for Judges for Gorlok Gala Forensic Tournament

January 17, 2019

Webster University’s Forensic and Debate Program is hosting their annual Gorlok Gala tournament the weekend of Jan. 25-27. The team is still in need of judges. No experience is necessary; actually, it is ideal to have a pool of objective critics in order to provide a more sound, competitive and educational experience for the competitors. If interested in judging, please contact Gina Jensen, director of forensics, at jensen@webster.edu.

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The MCISA will have an on-going food drive, a lunch, and film series to honor MLK and Black History Month.

MCISA to Honor MLK, Black History Month

January 16, 2019

Webster's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs have planned a number of events to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. Through select films, campus engagement/promotions, and social media campaigns we put a critical lens on the events and people that would impact Dr. King before the pivotal years of 1965 and 1968, his evolving stance within that timeframe, the eventual outcomes from that turbulent period and the lingering impact left on the civil rights movement and American society.

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Webster was named the winner in the

Webster Athletics Recognized for Community Service Efforts

January 15, 2019

The Webster University Athletics Department received the highest level of national recognition for its community service from the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) on Monday afternoon as Webster was named the winner in the "One-Time Activity/Project" category as part of the annual NADIIIAA Community Service Awards.

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Student Artist Finds Inspiration and Opportunity in Athens

January 11, 2019

Maxim Heller, a senior Peace Studies student at Goucher College, a WINS affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, decided to spend his last semester studying abroad at Webster Athens. There he was able to combine two passions in his life, volunteering and painting. He had no idea this experience would change his life in such a dramatic way.

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The ARC Ready to Help Students, Faculty, and Staff In Spring

January 07, 2019

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers support and a wide array of resources to students, faculty, and staff at Webster University throughout the global system. The challenge, however, is getting students to use the services. The ARC team, and Webster University, provides assistance in a variety of ways to help faculty and staff members take on these challenges in an effectively.

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students

Submit Parent Emergency Fund Nominations by Feb. 22

January 02, 2019

The Parent Emergency Fund gives financial assistance to qualified students enrolled at Webster when the parents are unable to provide. This need could arise from the death or severe illness of a parent, a guardian’s job loss, or other grave circumstance. The Webster University Parent Council are looking for recommendations for the grant to be awarded in March 2019.

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News Around Webster: Guterman, Moentmann, Albers

News Around Webster: Guterman, Moentmann, Albers, Rumenjak

December 20, 2018

Gad Guterman was invited to Argentina to teach a four-day intensive course in Contemporary Anglophone Drama. ... School of Communications student Eva Moentmann won an Oregon International Film Award. ... Paula Albers, electronic resources librarian, won the Robin Kespohl IUG Conference Scholarship. ... Webster Leiden's Nives Rumenjak was one of this year's recipients of the new ASEEES Convention Opportunity Travel Grant.

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Webster Athens hosted a holiday party for local refugee children.

Webster Athens Students Hold Holiday Party for Refugee Children; Reflections on Odyssey in Athens Experience

December 19, 2018

On Dec. 14, the Odyssey in Athens study abroad, along with the local and international students, through the guidance of the office of student affairs at Webster Athens held the fourth annual party for refugee children at Caritas Hellas. Over 100 children and their families came to the Caritas center, where they come daily for their meal, to see the kitchen area transformed to a festive holiday wonderland. In addition to 200 gift bags for the children, non-perishable food and supplies were purchased and delivered to the families who reside in one of the refugee squats in Athens.

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Webster University

Realignment of Media Center from IT to School of Communications

December 19, 2018

The Office of the Provost has announced that personnel and budget responsibility for the Media Center will move from Information Technology to the School of Communications. The Media Center manages inventory, supplies, maintenance, checkout, and repair of media equipment, as well as labs and studios for the School of Communications. This reorganization will improve efficiency and better align responsibilities with goal-setting and learning outcomes.

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The fall semester On Campus Recruiting has concluded.

Fall Semester On Campus Recruiting Wraps Up

December 17, 2018

The Career Planning and Development Center concluded the fall semester On Campus Recruiting Program with information tables hosted by local employers. Students had the opportunity to chat with local recruiters and gather information about St. Louis-area employers at information tables in the University Center Commons and Edward Jones Commons area in the East Academic Building. The organizations promoted seasonal, part-time, flexible, summer and entry-level opportunities.

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Wallace Named Student Ambassador to Keep Me In College Coalition

December 17, 2018

Political science major Darneesha Wallace has been selected to represent Webster University students with the new statewide student coalition Keep Me In College (KMIC). KMIC is made up of students selected from each of Missouri’s independent, nonprofit colleges who are working to build an advocacy apparatus to keep the Missouri legislature informed of the importance and the real-life impact of Missouri’s student aid programs.

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