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Webster Uzbekistan Admissions Meets with Students In Samarkand, Karshi

October 18, 2019

Members of the Webster University Uzbekistan admissions team visited lyceums and universities in two of the country’s regions – Samarkand and Kashkadarya. The goal of the three-day-long series of meetings was to build the Webster brand in cities outside the capital and to inform current high school and undergraduate students about Bachelor's and Master's programs offered in the Tashkent campus.

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Paula Witkowski (center) discussed dyslexia on St. Louis On The Air.

In the News: Fatton on Asia security, Witkowski on dyslexia, Film Series

October 18, 2019

School of Education Professor Paula Witkowski was interviewed for a half hour discussion on dyslexia on St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air” program. ... Geneva's Lionel Fatton was interviewed by Swiss, Swedish and Chinese media to discuss different aspects of security and international relations topics in Japan, China, North Korea and Hong Kong. ... Webster's Film Series was featured for the upcoming screening of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" with live accompaniment by The Invincible Czars.

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people

GCP Committee Seeks Keystone Seminars Director Applicants

October 17, 2019

The Global Citizenship Program Committee is seeking applicants for Director of Keystone Seminars to to serve a three-year term, beginning Summer 2020. The applicant must be a full-time faculty member with tenure/FDL status (probationary status may be considered). Compensation will be $7,000 annually and two courses reassigned time with the approval of the dean and department chair (1-course release per semester). The Director of Keystone Seminars reports to the Director of the Global Citizenship Program.

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faculty

Fall 1 Grades Due Oct. 24: Guidance on incomplete grades

October 16, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all graduate and undergraduate Fall 1 course grades are due by Oct. 24, now is the time to look over the resources Webster has available to help faculty determine when or if an Incomplete grade is appropriate.

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Chatham University Joins WINS Program

October 16, 2019

Chatham University is the newest institution to join the WINS program. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the university is composed of three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside and Eden Hall Campus which is one of the world’s most sustainable. All Chatham students are encouraged to study abroad, and the university offers a study abroad voucher to support undergraduates choosing from a number of programs that now include the full WINS network.

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music

Music Majors Win Top Honors at NATS Chapter Auditions

October 15, 2019

Webster University music majors took top honors at the St. Louis-area chapter auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) on Oct. 12, hosted by Webster University. Winning first place in their divisions were sophomore Madalyn Tomkins, sophomore Caleb McCarroll (winning first in both musical theatre and classical division), senior Olivia Bosaw, senior Madeleine Buckley, and graduate student Amy Mazzeo. Conservatory of Theatre Arts junior Savannah Smith won first place in her musical theatre division, and first-year music major Kelly Beekman won second place in her division.

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Webster Groves Shrewsbury Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce Heart of the Community Awards

Heart of the Community Award Nominations

October 15, 2019

The Webster Groves - Shrewsbury - Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Heart of the Community award. Nominations are open in several categories, including the Heart of Gold Award, which recognizes individuals making exceptional contributions through volunteer service or commitment to the individuals they serve. Nominations are due by Oct. 26. Awards will be presented Feb. 7, 2020.

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scholarship recipients

San Antonio Grad Students Awarded Endowed Scholarships

October 15, 2019

Two students from the Webster University San Antonio metro campus location were awarded scholarships: Courtney Leanne Bradford was awarded The Joyce Garlick Peavy Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $3,244, and Denzell Erves was awarded the William Thornton Memorial Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $1,454. Both scholarships are funded by esteemed alumni and community members who believe in and value a distinguished Webster education.

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Human Rights Conference

In the News: Witkowski, Geraghty-Rathert, Human Rights Conference

October 15, 2019

Paula Witkowski will be on St. Louis Public Radio at noon Wednesday to discuss the many misunderstandings the public has about dyslexia. ... Anne Geraghty-Rathert appears in a Time Magazine story about a murder conviction that was overturned due to an ineffective defense attorney. ... Blake Hamilton, one of the guest speakers at last week's annual Human Rights Conference, was on KMOX 1120 discussing the conference and immigration in St. Louis.

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Accessibility Committee

October is Disability Awareness Month

October 15, 2019

In observance of disability awareness month, Webster's Universal Accessibility Committee has posted signage around campus meant to accomplish three things: 1) to acknowledge that people with disabilities are an innate and essential part of the Webster community, 2) to raise awareness of the many barriers that people with disabilities face in their daily lives and their need for accommodations, and 3) to encourage a more proactive approach to the inclusion of people with disabilities.

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The Luke Air Force Base campus location is an active partner in the Glendale, Arizona community.

Webster University Receives 2019 Best of Glendale Award

October 15, 2019

Webster University has been selected for the 2019 Best of Glendale Award in the University category by the Glendale Award Program, recognizing Webster and its Luke Air Force Base location. The awards recognize institutions that "make the Glendale area a great place to live, work and play." Webster's Luke AFB campus is active in the Glendale community, including engagement with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, enrolling Glendale First Responders in graduate programs and other efforts.

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Student Success

Student Success Portal Fall Midterm Progress Survey launches Oct. 18

October 14, 2019

The Fall 2019 Midterm Progress Survey launches Friday, Oct. 18, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, Oct. 28, at 11 p.m. CST. This survey will be distributed to all Fall semester-long, graduate and undergraduate, U.S. domestic courses, on-ground and online. Faculty members are expected to complete their survey(s) during the 10-day window.

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DIversity

2020 Diversity and Inclusion Conference Request for Presentations

October 14, 2019

The 2020 Webster University Diversity and Inclusion conference will be held in on campus on Feb. 25-27. Past conferences have featured a variety of learning formats including lectures, panel discussions, hands-on learning experiences and performances. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the upcoming event. Proposals are due by Oct. 25, 2019.

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