News Articles


Leiden: 'The Human Side of Presenting/Lecturing Online' Virtual Presentation

September 24, 2020

Staff and faculty at Webster University Leiden joined an online workshop, "The Human Side of Presenting/Lecturing Online," on Sept. 15-16. These workshops were offered by Jonathan Talbott, senior faculty in the GCP and Media Studies department, who has coached more than 250 TED and TEDx talks that have achieved millions of hits online. The workshop stemmed from the constructive feedback received during the Leiden faculty meeting in July, and to facilitate Hyflex/remote teaching for students in a way that utilizes teaching tools effectively.

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Book Circle

Read, Reflect, Discuss: Join the Chancellor's Book Circle in 2020-21

September 24, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble invites Webster University faculty and staff throughout the global campus network to join her for the Chancellor’s Book Circle, a new venue for engagement via Zoom to provide another avenue for members of our community to connect across campuses and departments in an informal, collegial environment. The first selection is “Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men,” by Caroline Criado Perez. The book is available at no cost, with the Zoom meeting on Oct. 14.

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Campbell University

Campbell University Joins WINS Program

September 23, 2020

Webster University welcomes its newest Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) member, Campbell University, a private Baptist university located just outside Raleigh in Buies Creek, North Carolina. As one of only four private universities in the state to achieve highest accreditation level, Campbell offers over 100 tracks and concentrations.

tags: extended campus, global, webster life, webster today, WINS, study abroad, partnerships,

Webster Speaks: Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era

Students Speak Out About Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era

September 23, 2020

The most-watched, most discussed episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION opened the floor to young voices on Sept. 16. Host Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s chief diversity officer, interviewed four Webster Suggs Scholars in an extended episode titled “Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era.”

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Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute Virtual Workshop Introduces Beijing Opera

September 23, 2020

On Saturday, Sept.19, the Confucius Institute at Webster University partnered with the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University, SUNY to offer a virtual workshop on Beijing opera to Chinese language learners in the St. Louis community. The event featured a presentation and mini performances by Beijing opera actress Chenfu Zhu.

tags: academics, confucius institute, community engagement, webster life, webster today

Gorlok Greats

Two Additional Gorlok Greats Awardees, Last Chance to Nominate a Staff Member

September 22, 2020

The deadline to nominate a staff member for the Gorlok Greats Award is almost here. This semester, two additional awardees will be selected for a total number of eight Gorlok Great Awards for Fall 2020. Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 30. Don't delay, take a moment to recognize the outstanding efforts of a staff member who you feel has done an exemplary job in one or more of the areas outlined below.

tags: academics, gorlok greats, wsa, webster staff alliance, employee news, extended campus, students, faculty, webster life, webster today

Dance The Vote

Webster and Dance The Vote Kick Off National Voter Registration Day with 'Make Good Trouble'

September 22, 2020

Following the death of iconic civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis, Dance the Vote and Webster University have partnered to offer the “Make Good Trouble: Why John Lewis Inspires Me to Vote” multimedia collegiate competition, a non-partisan voting initiative to encourage voter registration and participation in the November 2020 elections. The contest kicks off on Sept. 22 and entries are accepted until Oct. 12.

tags: students, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, webster life, webster today

Zoom Coffee Break, Happy Hour Sessions For Faculty and Staff

September 21, 2020

Various Webster faculty and staff will be hosting informal sessions for you to connect and socialize using our newest tool to enhance instruction, host remote meetings, and interact with others across the Webster network. These Zoom Coffee Break/Happy Hour Sessions are open to all Webster faculty and staff from all campus locations around the world. (Beverages not provided by Webster University, but you are invited to bring your own!)

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Students in the Quad on the main campus

Limitations on Gatherings at Main Campus Extended Indefinitely

September 17, 2020

As we monitor regional conditions and guidelines to limit spread of the coronavirus, the Task Force on Transition & Adaptability has indefinitely extended the limitation on gatherings and events at the main campus in Webster Groves. This limitation was initially imposed from the start of the fall term until at least Sept. 20 as part of the phased return to campus for fall. The current regional environment warrants extending this limitation indefinitely.

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Dance the Vote

Webster Invites Students to 'Make Good Trouble'

September 17, 2020

Webster University and Dance the Vote are partnering on a non-partisan voting initiative to encourage voter registration and participation in the November 2020 elections. Webster University and Dance the Vote invite students to post multi-media, images, videos, music, dance, painting, sculpture, poetry or other artistic expressions inspired by John Lewis’ legacy.

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Webster University

Webster Announces 10 Donald M. Suggs Scholarship Recipients

September 17, 2020

Webster University is pleased to announce 10 incoming freshmen have been awarded the Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship, a four-year full scholarship. This year, Webster has increased the number of Suggs Scholarships fivefold, from two to 10. "We are thrilled to be able to increase our Suggs Scholars," said Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. "We know these students are engaged and talented and will become leaders on campus. We look forward to their contributions in the classroom and in the community during their time at Webster."

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Athletics Hall of Fame

Nominations Open for Webster Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2021

September 15, 2020

The Webster University Athletics Department has begun accepting nominations for new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame. The deadline for nominations for the Class of 2021 is Oct. 2, 2020. Former Webster players, coaches, and teams, and other individuals who have made significant contributions to the Athletics program are eligible for selection to the Hall of Fame.

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