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Typewriters, slide projectors...and Pong?

International Student Trivia, Throwback Thursday, Homecoming Human Library

August 21, 2017

Among the social events hosted in the University Library Conference Room this fall are an International Student Trivia Night on Tuesday, Aug. 29, a "Throwback Thursday" night with forgotten technologies from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sept. 7, and the "Homecoming Human Library" event that will introduce students to alumni on Thursday, Sept. 14.

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Since 1995, over 32,000 volunteers have given more than 141,000 hours of service on WWW day.

Webster Works Worldwide: Call for team leaders

August 21, 2017

Webster Works Worldwide (WWW), our annual community service day, is just around the corner on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Since the start of WWW in 1995, over 32,000 volunteers have given more than 141,000 hours of service! We hope you will join us in this very important Webster tradition again this year. In St. Louis, the project database is open and team leaders are needed. Team leaders serve as liaisons between individual volunteers and the agency in need and serve a critical role in making WWW a success.

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We Are All Webster

#WeAreAllWebster: On inclusion, respect and welcoming all students at Webster

August 18, 2017

As students return to campus in the wake of events of violence, hatred and intolerance around the world, Webster University President Elizabeth J. Stroble and Provost Julian Z. Schuster share a message about embracing our differences, rejecting hatred and exclusion, and nurturing a welcoming campus community.

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The City of Webster Groves approved a Conditional Occupancy Permit for the Building Friday.

Construction Update Aug. 18: City Approves Permit for Browning Hall

August 18, 2017

The City approved a permit to occupy Browning Hall Friday. Some construction is still going on, so students, faculty and staff are asked to be aware of the work and exercise caution when navigating the building. In other news, contact information on how to schedule rooms in the building has been determined, and Marletto's is nearly finished.

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Part of the poster campaign designed by graduating senior Anna Cruzen

Student Campaign Features Inclusion Pledge for Diversity, Respect on Campus

August 18, 2017

Following a Town Hall Forum in January 2017, a group of students and staff developed a campaign to engage the entire campus community in promoting diversity, inclusion and respect for one another. One element of the campaign is a voluntary pledge available to students in a variety of ways this fall. Another aspect is inclusive messages underlining the theme #WeAreAllWebster, including student-designed posters that will appear on campus and in social media. Look for more as the campaign launches with the opening of the fall term.

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Apply by Sept. 15.

Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Submission Period Now Open

August 15, 2017

The application period for Adjunct Faculty Development Fund requests opens today, Aug. 15, and runs through Thursday, Sept. 15. The fund, which was established last year by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel, and research activities. The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

tags: faculty, provost, academic affairs, webster life, strategic plan, webster today

Addressing the graduates

Global MA in International Relations Cohort Completes Program in Vienna

August 09, 2017

Webster University’s Global Master of Arts in International Relations students celebrated their program completion at a graduation luncheon held at the Palais Wenkheim on the Vienna campus. Students complete this degree in 11 months, traveling every eight weeks to a new campus location in the Webster system. The class of 2017 studied in Vienna, Leiden, Athens, Geneva, Accra, Havana, Beijing, Bangkok, and Washington, D.C.

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Browning Hall is nearly completed. The  University is waiting for the city to issue an occupancy permit, which is expected any day.

Construction Update Aug 9 2017

August 09, 2017

While the University waits for an occupancy permit, the city has agreed to give access to some administrators and faculty members who need to start setting up offices in anticipation of the start of the Fall Semester. Some floors in the building still require safety equipment be worn at all times while work crews make finishing touches to the rooms.

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Faculty networking and resource fair

Save the Date: Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair Sept. 14

August 08, 2017

All faculty are invited to attend the Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair on Thursday, Sept. 14 for an afternoon of learning and socializing. The goal of this event is for faculty to learn about services and resources available to them and their students -- an excellent opportunity to learn about new developments and meet colleagues. If your office or unit is interested in hosting a table at this event, please fill out the survey to let us know.

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Hunter Johnson, music education major

Music Education Student Wins MCDA Award for Outstanding Choral Composition

August 06, 2017

Webster University music education major and Presidential Scholar Hunter Johnson is the 2017 recipient of the Opus Award from the Missouri Choral Directors Association. The Opus Award recognizes an outstanding choral composition by a Missouri composer. Johnson won for his choral work "Stars," with poetry by St. Louis native Sara Teasdale.

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Global Leadership Academy 2017

Global Leadership Academy 2018 Applications Open

August 01, 2017

Applications for the 2018 Global Leadership Academy are now open. Faculty and staff throughout the Webster University network are encouraged to apply for this cohort program, which entails a series of workshop and activities that help faculty and staff lead successfully within the university. There will be three information sessions at the end of August for those interested in applying by the application deadline of Sept. 29.

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The Gorlok at the 2017 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational

12-Year-Old Wins Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational

July 31, 2017

Nastassja Matus, a 12-year-old from Minnesota, became the youngest champion ever in the Susan Polar Foundation Girls’ Invitational held last week at Webster University. The annual tournament brought 75 young women and girls from 13 countries in North, Central and South America to Webster competing for scholarships and prizes. See photos and news coverage from NBC affiliate KSDK, highlighting the tournament's impact on girls.

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