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Webster Plans Safe, Phased, Flexible Transition to Begin Fall 2020

June 02, 2020

As local jurisdictions across our campus network begin to ease pandemic-related restrictions, Webster University is finalizing the plans and processes for students to return to our campuses for the fall 2020 term. Webster University will begin the fall 2020 semester and term as scheduled and with face-to-face instruction, following careful guidelines to ensure a safe, healthy university community. Campuses outside the United States are monitoring their local conditions to adjust their plans as needed.

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Webster Geneva 'Meet the Artist' Lecture Series Online

June 01, 2020

The Geneva campus hosted three of the nine "Meet the Artist" Lecture Series events in an online format. These events would have been scheduled to take place during the spring semester before the campus closed on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Devoted to celebrating in-house creative talent, the speakers included painter Tim Young, actor and playwright Gary Bird and writer Amanda Callendrier.

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Founded in 1915, Webster has always led conversation and action to meet the challenges facing society.

Message from the Chancellor, the President and the Chief Diversity Officer

May 30, 2020

Webster University has always led conversation and action to meet the challenges facing society. Our mission of meeting unmet needs holds our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion at its foundation. We are living through a moment that reflects society at a crossroads; we must approach this as a time of learning and reflection. But we must also embrace the challenge of this time and construct a map that shows the pathways for communities to set aside divisiveness.

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Snapshots: Biological sciences social distancing grad event

May 28, 2020

Like all students at the home campus and other global and extended campuses, Biological Sciences students completed the Spring 2 semester virtually. Wanting to do something special for their graduates, faculty in the Biological Sciences Department held an informal graduation celebration outside of Browning Hall on Saturday, May 23.

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Political Science Student Sam Wobbe Receives 2020 Julia Walsh Award

May 26, 2020

The faculty of History, Politics, and International Relations congratulate political science student Sam Wobbe for winning the 2020 Julia Walsh Award, an annual recognition of the best student paper in the fields of history, politics, and international relations. Wobbe’s paper, “From Bismarck, to Wilhelm, to Hitler: Germany’s Legacy of Imperialism,” explored the roots of Nazism.

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Webster At Home: DADAH Live Stream Exhibit 'After Dark'

May 22, 2020

On May 10, the Department of Art, Design, and Art History (DAHAH) live streamed their exhibit After Dark. The show features a collection of works from DADAH’s 2020 graduating BA and BFA students. At the end of every Spring semester, the department has a new, talented group of artists, graphic designers, and art historians that culminate their time at Webster with a final exhibition or presentation of their research thesis.

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Webster At Home: Virtual Department of Dance concert; Conservatory Alumni LokDown Cabaret this weekend

May 21, 2020

The Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance will host their Creation Concert virtually on May 22, at 7 p.m. All dance performances will be posted on the Creation Concert website and also to Facebook in real time. ... On Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. the Webster Conservatory will host an Instagram Live Concert featuring performances by Conservatory alumni.

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End of Academic Year Cash Deposits

May 20, 2020

Cash deposits will only be accepted at the Business Office on Tuesday, May 26, and Friday, May 29, from 8:30-10:30 a.m., with a pre-scheduled appointment. For students unable to make these times, there is a payment deposit box to drop off the deposit. Include the banking information as well as a contact name and number. Due to Webster Hall being locked, please coordinate with Public Safety to gain access to the building.

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Seven Communications Students Win St. Louis Press Club Scholarships

May 20, 2020

The St. Louis Press Club with the St. Louis Journalism Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $20,500 to the region’s outstanding communication students. Seven of these 15 scholarships were awarded to Webster University School of Communications students. These scholarship winners come from all over the St. Louis region, and this year an international student from Vietnam was among Webster's scholarship winners.

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Remote Learning Transition Student Survey

May 19, 2020

The Office of Academic Affairs is administering a brief survey to students about the Spring 2020 transition to remote learning. Feedback from the survey will be used to help improve planning and delivery of remote learning experiences in Summer 2020. Students received a prompt to take the anonymous survey on May 19. Students may also access the survey here.

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Revised Education Program with Seven Emphases

May 13, 2020

Webster University’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program has undergone some exciting revisions. Beginning in Fall 2020 students will be able to choose from seven different emphases, which were built from some of the academic programs in education. The program allows students to focus on their chosen specialty area and thus a closely related master’s degree is required. Students entering with an Ed.S. degree will have 15 credit hours waived, which is equivalent to the first year of content courses. The program is designed to be a 3-year program.

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