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Coronavirus

COVID-19 Updates: Grading Options, Reporting Positive Tests, Essential Work

March 27, 2020

The pandemic has required many adjustments for our students, staff and faculty members, so we thank all of you for your flexibility as we rally around Webster’s mission in support of students. Going forward, the COVID-19 Task Force will continue to monitor and evaluate issues that directly affect our community, and we will update you accordingly, including the following on grading options during spring 2020, how to report positive COVID-19 tests, and essential work at the main campus.

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sports

Volleyball Coach Reflects on Team's Trip to Dominican Republic

March 24, 2020

Webster University's volleyball team spent their 2020 spring break in the Dominican Republic, taking 17 student-athletes, three coaches and seven parents. In addition to playing three matches, the team conducted a volleyball clinic with 52 campers in attendance, participated in a house painting project in a small village and visited an orphanage.

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Guidance on Protecting Privacy Rights and Public Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020

While Webster University´s primary focus remains on slowing COVID-19 transmission and addressing public health impacts on all of its constituents, there are numerous other issues that the University is mindful of and is addressing simultaneously. Privacy and information security considerations remain at the top of University´s concerns.

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Career

Career Planning and Development Center Ready to Assist Virtually

March 23, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 requiring so many courses and services to move to remote operations, many students may be concerned they won't get the resources or guidance they once did while on campus. The Career Planning and Development Center has taken steps to make sure that students are still receiving these resources and guidance virtually, offering a virtual format for over 75 percent of career development and employer programs and events.

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Coronavirus

COVID 19: St. Louis, St. Louis County, Illinois Orders

March 21, 2020

We want to acknowledge again the tremendous effort our community has undertaken as we transition to remote working operations. We are writing again to re-emphasize the need to support public health initiatives during this pandemic. Please be aware of the recent "stay home" public health orders issued by the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, and by the State of Illinois.

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Josh Johnson Earns Multiple Regional Honors in Basketball

March 20, 2020

Webster University senor Josh Johnson raked in two regional honors for his performance on the basketball court this season, earning places on the National Association of Basketball Coaches Second-Team All-District Team for the Central Region and Second-Team All-Central Region honors by D3Hoops.com. Johnson becomes the first Gorlok men's basketball player to earn a spot on the D3Hoops.com All-Central Region Team since the organization began its postseason awards program in 2002.

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music

College of Fine Arts Events Canceled for Rest of Semester

March 18, 2020

After a discussion with the college leadership and faculty of the College of Fine Arts, it has been determined that the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak mean we will need to cancel all public performances in the programs for the remainder of the current semester. This decision is effective Tuesday, March 17, out of concern for the safety of students, faculty, staff, and patrons of the College of Fine Arts. This includes Hunt and Arcade Gallery openings, Conservatory performances, music events, and dance performances.

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Coronavirus

COVID-19 Updates: Adobe and online access, faculty FAQ, more

March 17, 2020

The past week has seen so much adjustment, collaboration and new learning throughout our community. It has also created personal anxiety and challenges for so many as we balance the demands of daily public advisories affecting Webster with the uncertainty of a global pandemic that impacts our homes and our families. We are grateful to all of you who have risen to the challenge in these uncertain times.

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