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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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University Center

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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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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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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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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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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The CDPC helps students explore and define their personal career goals while developing the skills and confidence necessary to succeed.

Referring Students to the Career Planning and Development Center

August 12, 2019

The Career Planning and Development Center (CDPC) works with undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to alumni through one year after completion of their degrees, to help with career goal setting and planning. The CDPC team engages with students in a variety of career development areas, including job and internship search strategies, customizing application materials, networking strategies, and graduate school decision making.

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Extended Campuses: ADA Accommodations Webinar Aug. 13

August 09, 2019

Nellie Hopmann, Webster University’s Academic ADA coordinator, will be hosting a webinar for all extended site employees who work with students to set up and implement ADA accommodations on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 12:30 p.m. CST. The webinar will provide information on the steps that should be taken in setting up accommodations, and how extended site staff can support students throughout the accommodations process.

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Students wishing to establish a preferred name in time for the fall term should submit a request by Aug. 16.

Students Can Submit Preferred Name Requests

August 09, 2019

Beginning in the 2019-20 academic year Webster University is implementing a policy and procedures enabling students to designate a preferred first name on internal University-based systems (including email). Students wanting to establish a a preferred name on University-based systems should submit a request through the Preferred Name form, accessible via Connections. To establish a change before the fall term, submit a request by Aug. 16.

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President Beth Stroble

Stroble to Discuss Local Impact of University at Chamber Luncheon

August 08, 2019

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble will be the guest speaker as Webster University hosts this month’s Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. She will discuss the many lesser known ways a university positively impacts a local community, including faculty activities, research and sharing expertise with local companies, conference, camps and more. Non-Chamber members are also welcome to the luncheon on Aug. 15, but must register by Aug. 13.

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Confucius Institute at Webster University

Two Countries, One World: International summer camp brings children from two countries together for a week of fun

August 08, 2019

The Confucius Institute at Webster University conducted its first ever international summer camp July 28-Aug. 2. What made this camp special was that half of the campers, aged six to 12, traveled to the U.S. from China to participate. Each American camper was matched with a Chinese partner for the week. The theme of this camp was “Two Countries, One World.”

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Aug. 22-25

Help Welcome Gorloks During Welcome Weekend Aug. 22-25

August 07, 2019

Come join the First Year Experience and Undergraduate Persistence team in welcoming our new students to campus during Welcome Weekend 2019. We need your help as Volunteers to make Welcome Weekend 2019 vibrant, energetic, and memorable for our incoming Freshman, Transfers, and International First Year Students in their first days as new Webster Gorloks.

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