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Accounts Payable Year End Date Reminder

December 12, 2019

Before we start wrapping up 2019, Accounts Payable would like to advise faculty and staff that the final check run in December will be Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Accounts Payable would also like to remind everyone that if you are submitting an invoice that will be paying a contact, subscription or any goods or service that extends past Sunday, May 31, 2020, this invoice is considered prepay and must be identified.

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Alumni Help Bring 'Frozen 2' to Life

December 12, 2019

Take notice when watching the hit Disney film "Frozen 2," currently in theatres. While set in a fantastic imaginary kingdom filled with magic, singing and an anthropomorphic snowman, astute viewers may spot a lot of Webster University hidden between the frames of the film. Webster graduates Leah Latham and Ashley Lam both contributed to the layout and production of the blockbuster hit.

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Busy December for Chamber Singers, Including 'Home Alone' Screening with STL Symphony

December 11, 2019

The Webster University Chamber Singers, the flagship choral ensemble in the Department of Music, performed the Vivaldi Gloria concert on Dec. 7, and joined the Bach Society on Dec. 10 at Powell Hall for the annual Bach Society holiday concert. Members of the Webster choirs Aurelia and Chorale finish the fall 2019 semester with two performances along with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in the live screening of the 1990 holiday classic "Home Alone," complete with John Williams’ whimsical score, at Powell Hall on Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21.

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The training was developed in consultation with SafeColleges, which administers an online training platform addressing critical issues like Title IX compliance.

Mandatory Title IX Training for All Students, Employees

December 11, 2019

Webster University has prepared new training in Title IX awareness and compliance, which will be required for all students, faculty and staff beginning on Jan. 21, 2020. The training was developed this fall by Webster’s Title IX Office in consultation with SafeColleges. Federal regulation compliance requires community education. This training aligns with that requirement while communicating Webster’s belief in the importance of informed, healthy interactions among students, faculty and staff.

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Donor Count Tripled for #GivingTuesday in Support of Webster Students

December 10, 2019

Thanks to generous donors, Webster University raised nearly $22,000 on #GivingTuesday Dec. 3to support our mission of delivering an extraordinary education one student at a time. "The generous outpouring of support from so many of Webster's alumni, faculty, staff and friends for our students is truly heartwarming," said Kelly Dopman, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund in the Office of Advancement.

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Kemper Teaching Excellence Award Nominations Due Feb. 10

December 10, 2019

The Office of the President invites nominations for the 2020 William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate teaching at its finest: two for full-time, main campus faculty members who will each receive a $10,000 award, and two adjunct faculty members (all campuses and online) who will each receive a $5,000 award. Nominations are due by Feb. 10, 2020.

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Snapshots: Students present creative work at Graphic Design Showcase

December 10, 2019

Local designers, art directors, prospective students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered to commemorate the 7th Annual Graphic Design Showcase, held Dec. 6, in the Edward Jones Commons of the East Academic Building. This event was co-hosted by the Department of Art, Art History and Design in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts and the Career Planning and Development Center. Graphic Design students presented their digital and print portfolios.

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China France

Snapshots: A Celebration of French and Chinese Cultural Exchange

December 09, 2019

On Nov. 22, the Confucius Institute at Webster University and Centre Francophone teamed up to host the event, “A Celebration of French and Chinese Cultural Exchange,” as part of International Education Week, bringing Webster students closer to two foreign cultures and celebrating the multicultural heritage of St. Louis. Participants heard from two speakers who discussed the cultural and business impacts of the two countries, and enjoyed a musical performance and buffet-style lunch of Chinese dishes and French cheese and desserts.

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Back to Back Wins: Webster students again take first place in Chevy College Marketing Program Competition

December 09, 2019

On Dec. 3, the ADVT 3150 Digital Marketing class won the Chevy College Marketing Program competition for the second year in a row. The class competed against two teams from Lindenwood University and one team from UMSL. The judging panel of approximately 15 comprised representatives from top local Chevy dealers and agency personnel representing the local Chevy dealers.

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Grand opening in Uzbekistan

In the News: Uzbekistan, Spencer, Larson

December 09, 2019

Webster University’s new campus in Uzbekistan was covered in an Associated Press story about U.S. universities’ strategy as fewer students are coming to the United States from abroad. ... Vanika Spencer was profiled in St. Louis Magazine for a concert series she created showcasing artists of color. ... Allen Larson was interviewed on St. Louis on the Air about his book exploring letters from the Sisters of Loretto to Conrad Hilton that helped persuade the hotelier to fund the Webster University Loretto-Hilton Center.

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Lindsey Kingston

Around Webster: Balogun, Cosic, Cuille, Kingston, Liberati, Stehn

December 06, 2019

Ryan Liberati and Molly Stehn were awarded a Melanie E. Rawlings research grant for research on college counselor treatment of gay male college students. ... Lindsey Kingston delivered a human rights lecture in Seoul, South Korea, and has spent November on a research fellowship in Melbourne, Australia. ... Emmanuel Balogun delivered a public lecture at Johns Hopkins on African Studies. ... Lionel Cuille’s article on Francis Ponge was published in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are screening at festivals in Argentina and Spain.

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CHINA Town Hall: The evolving U.S.-China relationship

December 06, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University (WUCI) and the World Affairs Council of St. Louis (WACSTL) co-hosted the CHINA Town Hall on Nov. 18 at the Gateway Campus. Students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered in the auditorium to view a live webcast discussion on US-China relations. Following the nation-wide broadcast was an in-person panel of local experts from universities around the area who dissected the webcast and provided their own commentary on issues raised.

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Gorlok Greats Award Winners Recognized for Fall 2019

December 06, 2019

The Gorlok Greats Award recognizes staff members whose achievements, whether an individual act or sustained effort of exemplary service, relate to Webster University strategies and support the University's values and mission. This fall the Webster Staff Alliance received over 40 nominations for this distinguished award and a dedicated committee selected six exceptional employees from across the Webster Network: Richard Brafo, Nicholas Frank, David Handrahan, Allison Labaali, DeLayne Levels and Vanika Spencer.

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