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University Center Hours Changing Fall 2019

August 22, 2019

The University Center in Webster Groves has analyzed usage data over the last academic year and made the decision to adjust hours of operation to better utilize student employment funding while still serving the needs of the campus community. Revised hours of operation will begin Aug. 25. We will continue to work with departments and student organizations who wish to have events outside of these hours using our Extra Hours process.

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Learn about current research and develop plans to teach other members of the Webster community about P.I.E.

Learning Community Invitation: Problem-based Integrative Education

August 22, 2019

Current research shows problem-based, integrative education (P.I.E.) motivates and transforms students better than almost any other approach to learning by capitalizing on the basic human desire and ability to learn through experience, integrating knowledge and skills from various disciplines and professions. As part of a Provost’s Faculty Fellowship, Karla Armbruster will lead a learning community on P.I.E. All are welcome (not just faculty!); contact Armbruster by Aug. 30 to express interest.

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2019 Alumni Association Award Winners: Hightshoe, McGee, Peckham Stoever, Thompson

August 20, 2019

A pioneering police officer, a peace and social justice advocate, a longtime alumni leader and a community builder: The Webster University Alumni Association is proud to announce the 2019 Alumni Award recipients as Nancy Hightshoe, Diane McGee, Jane Peckham Stoever and Kayla Thompson. The recipients will be honored at the Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 28, during Alumni Weekend.

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Features Added as New Students Complete Summer TAP Program

August 20, 2019

The 2019 cohort of the Transitions and Academic Prep (TAP) program experienced an even more focused academic curriculum than previous cohorts, with 26 students enrolled in two credits of WRIT 1000 Basic Writing Workshop and one credit of EDUC 1500 Webster 101, marking three credits for successful completion of the program. This year’s program ran July 18-27.

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Letters of Intent are due Aug. 30.

Letters of Intent for Faculty Petitioning for Status or Tenure

August 20, 2019

Faculty intending to petition for initial status or tenure, as well as promotion, must submit a letter of intent to the Committee to Review Faculty (CRF) no later than Friday, Aug. 30. Paper copies of the letter should be sent to either Larry Baden or Joe Sencibaugh, CRF co-chairs for the 2019-20 academic year.

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Jie Wang led high school students through a master class.

Chinese Dance Professor Leads Master Class

August 19, 2019

As part of the Confucius Institute at Webster University’s China Spotlight Series and the Webster Department of Dance’s Summer Intensive, the Confucius Institute and the Department of Dance jointly invited Jie Wang, associate professor from the Dance Education Department in the School of Arts and Communication at Beijing Normal University in China, to host a master class for high school students from across the country on Aug. 2. Her class showcased Tibetan folk dance.

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International Student Orientation Schedule, Resources

August 19, 2019

Orientation for international students studying in St. Louis has begun and continues as undergraduates arrive this week. Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs invites you to view the schedule, review their website resources at or email with any questions. Thank you for helping extend a warm welcome to the newest global Gorloks!

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Nominations for fall are open through Sept. 30

Gorlok Greats Award: Fall 2019 Nominations Open till Sept. 30

August 16, 2019

The Webster Staff Alliance (WSA) encourages all faculty, staff, and students to submit nominations to help recognize the outstanding work of Webster University staff members. The Gorlok Greats Award was created by the WSA to help recognize 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.

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Vincent C. 'Best Dressed' Flewellen

Around Webster: Kingston, Miller books; 'Best Dressed' Flewellen, Reed mudder

August 16, 2019

Andrea Miller co-edited “Expanding the Rainbow: Exploring the Relationships of Bi+, Consensually Polyamorous, Kinky, Ace, Intersex, and Trans People." ... Lindsey Kingston’s “Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights” was reviewed in Times Higher Education. ... Margaret Reed represented Webster in the Tough Mudder CO 19. ... You can vote for Vincent C. Flewellen, a finalist for Best Dressed in St. Louis.

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Applications are open through Sept. 16, for activities beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020.

Applications for 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 15, 2019

Applications for the 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 16, 2019. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. The fund, which was established in Spring 2016 by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel and research activities.

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NAFSA returns to St. Louis in 2020.

NAFSA in St. Louis: Call for proposals

August 14, 2019

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is coming to St. Louis in May 2020 and the call for proposals is open now! Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to submit proposals to present at this premier global professional learning and networking event for all international educators and supporting organizations. Session proposals are due Aug. 21, and poster proposals are due Dec. 11.

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Julie Smith

In the News: Chess champ, Smith on media literacy, Film Series opens

August 14, 2019

Graduate student and alumnus Illya Nyzhnyk won the U.S. Open chess championship, drawing coverage in the Washington Times and a comparison to Bobby Fischer. ... Julie Smith was interviewed by South Korean radio about media literacy, and quoted in Education Dive on a similar topic. ... We Are Movie Geeks featured the opening of the 2019-20 Webster University Film Series with this weekend’s “Paris Is Burning.”

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Nyzhnyk's U.S. Open title is the 57th national title won by a Webster chess team member.

Webster Student Wins 120th Chess U.S. Open Championship

August 14, 2019

Webster University graduate student and chess team member Illia Nyzhnyk has won the prestigious 120th U.S. Open Championship. Lazaro Bruzon, a fellow grandmaster and Webster teammate, finished 2nd. This builds on a successful summer for Nyzhnyk, who is ranked 77th in the world after winning the National Open in June and the U.S. g/10 and U.S. g/60 championships in July. These are the 55th, 56th, 57th, and 58th national titles won by members of the Webster chess team since the program was formed.

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