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Sign Up: Help Welcome Students to Webster Aug. 21-31

July 26, 2017

Welcoming our new and returning undergraduate and graduate students is crucial and impactful for Webster University. Again this year the Department of First-Year Experience Programs and the Welcome Student Committee is in need of your help during the weeks of August 21- 31. We have a variety of ways in which you can assist. Let us know when you can offer your time and energy as the fall term begins.

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Celebrating 20 years teaching at Webster

Making a Difference: Rolla marks Counseling faculty 20-year anniversaries

July 26, 2017

The Rolla campus recently celebrated two adjunct faculty members who marked 20 years teaching in the Counseling program at Webster University. "I treasure the interactions with students," said David Duncan. "Working with Webster is one of the greatest experiences of my life," said Ben Shriver, a 2010 Staff Member of the Year. Both have long histories working in mental health services in the area, experiences they bring to the classroom.

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Volleyball at Webster University

Webster University Volleyball Earns Ninth Straight AVCA Team Academic Award

July 26, 2017

For the ninth consecutive year, the Webster University women’s volleyball team has been recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) with a Team Academic Award. The 2016 Gorloks also raised their team grade point average (GPA) for a third straight year, maintaining a lofty 3.64 for 2016-17.

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golf

Webster Golf Team Receives GCAA Special Academic Recognition Award

July 25, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, the Webster University men's golf team was awarded the 2016-2017 Team Academic Award by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Additionally, the Gorloks were one of only seven NCAA III teams nationwide that received President's Special Recognition by the GCAA for posting a 3.54 grade point average (GPA) for 2016-17.

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A rendering of the interior of Browning Hall when it is finished. Currently, it is still under construction.

Construction Update July 25 2017

July 25, 2017

There are several updates in the latest edition of the Construction updates, from the status of Browning Hall to a description of the work that has been completed in the Marletto's Marketplace remodeling project. There also are reminders about the upcoming planned power outage and information about the upcoming work for the Sverdrup Building.

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A puzzle game opens the Girls' Invitational with 75 young women competitors from 13 countries.

Chess Girls' Invitational Opens as Children's Camp Ends

July 24, 2017

It's a busy July for chess at Webster University, where the Susan Polgar Foundation completed a chess camp with 100 children before opening the annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational, which welcomes 75 young women and girls from 13 countries in North, Central and South America competing for scholarships and prizes. Seven alumnae from the tournament dating back to its beginning in 2005 were on hand to help welcome this year's competitors.

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MOACAC

Snapshot: College counselors learn about Webster during home campus visit

July 24, 2017

A group of 25 independent college counselors from around the country visited campus last week to learn more about Webster and the opportunities available for their students. Independent college counselors work individually with high school students and their families to help manage the college admissions process, and assist them in finding the best post-secondary education options. Their visit to Webster marks an important piece of the recruitment strategy for first-time freshmen.

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Attendance is free.

Webster Hosts Missouri Self-Directed Supports Conference

July 20, 2017

The Missouri Self-Directed Supports Conference will be held at Webster University in the East Academic Building on Aug. 4-5, with a variety of sessions discussing the use of self-directed supports for adults with autism or other developmental disabilities living in the community. Anyone who receives or anticipates receiving services through a Medicaid waiver to assist with caring for themselves or a person with special needs is welcome to attend this no-cost conference

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Browning Hall is nearly complete, but the building is officially off limits until an occupation permit is issued.

Safety Reminder - Browning Hall Off Limits to All but Authorized Personnel

July 19, 2017

Browning Hall, the Interdisciplinary Science Building, is nearly completed, but construction crews are still on site installing major components of the building and completing punch list work. Because it is still officially under construction, the building and the area inside the fenced-off construction zone are off-limits to all but authorized personnel.

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Webster University Athletics

Webster Baseball, Softball Win National NCAA D-III Stat Awards

July 17, 2017

Webster University students have been recognized as NCAA Division III national statistical champions in several categories on the baseball and softball fields. A week after graduating softball player Karissa Cardenas was declared the "Toughest to Strike Out" in 2017, baseball players Josh Fleming (lowest ERA) and Kyle Uhrich (strikeouts per nine innings) were also recognized for their champion performances. The baseball team itself was also NCAA D-III's top performer in strikeouts per nine innings.

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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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