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The survey will be open until Jan. 25.

HLC Student Opinion Survey Launches Tuesday

January 16, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, Webster University is administering the Higher Learning Commission’s Student Opinion Survey. The HLC’s survey was sent via email to all students who were enrolled in Fall 2017 but have not yet graduated. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. Students’ comments about their experiences at Webster are an important part of the reaccreditation process.

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Members of the Webster Athens community hosted a holiday party benefitting the Caritas Refugee Center

Webster Athens Hosts Third Annual Holiday Party for Refugee Children

January 16, 2018

On Dec. 15, Webster Athens hosted the third annual holiday party for the children at Caritas Refugee Center. Approximately 100 children and their parents, mainly from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Northern Africa, attended the party. With money raised, the students were able to purchase toys for each child, food and beverages for the party, decorations and entertainment. In addition, supplies such as diapers and baby food were gathered and taken to one of the facilities where approximately 80 refugee families reside.

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W. Steven Winter Named Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

January 12, 2018

Webster University this week named W. Steven Winter its interim chief human resources officer. He will serve in this role while Webster completes the search for a successor to Betsy Schmutz. Winter has human resources leadership experience in a diverse range of industries, leading HR for corporations that operate in multiple regions and countries. Among his areas of expertise are strategic planning, employee engagement and retention strategies, talent acquisition, employee training and HR practices compliance.

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Doaa Al Zamel shared her experiences in Austria as a Syrian refugee.

Vienna Campus on National TV for Panel with Syrian Refugee, Policy Experts

January 11, 2018

The Webster Vienna campus was featured on Austrian national television as it hosted a panel with Syrian refugee Doaa Al Zamel and several international influencers and policy experts discussing pressing issues around refugee rights and public policy. The panel was hosted by Klaus Unterberger of ORF, which profiled Doaa Al Zamel in its news program.

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King during the 1963 civil rights march in Washington (U.S. National Archives)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

January 11, 2018

The Webster University community is invited to the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 14, at Steger Sixth Grade Center in Webster Groves. The celebration includes a march, dinner reception and service. Nicole Roach, Webster University’s Associate Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, will be representing the University at the event by reciting a poem.

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Join the screening of 'Deej' on Jan. 18

'Deej' Profiles Journey of Young Man with Autism through College

January 10, 2018

The Webster University Film Series, in coordination with MO-FEAT and Great Circles, is presenting a screening of DEEJ, a film about the journey of a non-speaking young man with autism through college. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join us on Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall. The film is preceded by a reception in Webster Hall at 6:30 p.m., where popcorn and sandwiches will be available. The star and co-producer, DJ (Deej) Savarese, will attend the reception, and be available after the screening for a Q & A session.

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Nicole Roach

In the News: Roach reflects on role, lessons of chief diversity officer

January 10, 2018

Nicole Roach's column on the role of a chief diversity officer is the cover story in this month's newsletter of the American Council on Education. The newsletter goes to thousands of administrative officers and employees in higher education in the United States. She recounts lessons and challenges in her four-plus years in the role, and offers tips for her peers in higher education on how to build inclusion and collaboration in a diverse university community.

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The St. Louis premier is presented by First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, United Church of Christ.

Premiere of 'Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light'

January 10, 2018

Webster University will host the St. Louis premiere of "Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light" on Monday, Jan. 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Weaving forgotten and little-known stories and themes from World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s, up to the German occupation of WWII, this compilation of vintage film footage and rare photographs documents a community of American expatriates in Paris free from the constraints of their oppressive home country.

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The new site makes research easier on all smart devices.

New Smart Device-Friendly Library Site is Live

January 09, 2018

Webster University Library is excited to unveil its new website. The new homepage will make research easier on all smart devices, and will help library staff better serve students at extended sites, international campuses and online. Library staff members are eager to support students, faculty, and staff during this transition. Visit libanswers.webster.edu to contact a librarian.

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Applications are open for the Leif J. Sverdrup global teaching fellowship

Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship: Applications Now Open

January 09, 2018

Applications for the Spring/Summer 2019 term are now open. The Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship is the university’s in-network faculty mobility program. This program allows faculty the opportunity to travel to teach for a term or semester at one of the following Webster international campuses: Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna, Accra, Cha-am/Bangkok, St. Louis (main campus and Gateway campus). 

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Try a new approach to weight loss and wellness.

Kickstarter Weight Loss Challenge Details, Info Session Jan. 10

January 09, 2018

Webster Wellness will host a private weight loss challenge using "DietBet," which is an online weight-loss game with financial accountability and concrete goals. DietBet has been incredibly successful, with 93.65 percent of 570,303 players losing weight during their challenges. See details below, and learn more during the information session Jan. 10 at noon Central, also available via WebEx.

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Christy Herzing

New Academic ADA Coordinator

January 09, 2018

Effective Tuesday, Jan. 16, Christy Herzing will join the Academic Resource Center (ARC) as the academic ADA coordinator. Herzing replaces Shelley Wolfmeyer, who left the position in Oct. 2017. Temporary academic ADA coordinator Michelle Fassler will continue working through Friday, Jan. 26, to help transition Herzing into the full-time role and to make the transition as smooth as possible for Herzing, students, and faculty and staff members.

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