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Webster Ghana campus director Christa Sanders (left) and academic director Michael Williams (right) congratulate Suransky.

Ghana Campus Salutes Suransky on Retirement

October 20, 2017

Leonard Suransky, head of department for International Relations at Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, is retiring at the end of October 2017, after serving Webster for nearly 17 years. Suransky, who began teaching at the Webster Leiden campus and also taught in St. Louis and Thailand, described his experience over nearly two decades of service as simply “phenomenal.”

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2017 United Way Campaign Reaches Mid-point

October 20, 2017

Webster’s 2017 United Way campaign is half way complete. All St. Louis faculty and staff received a customized email letter containing a secured link to register participation in this year’s campaign and contribute through the secure, confidential ePledge system. By simply following the link, employees are automatically entered to win one of three prizes, to be awarded each week of the campaign. Follow the link contained in your email to qualify for entry into the drawing, which this week is an Amazon Echo. A contribution of any size makes a difference for local agencies.

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Invitation for 2018-19 Provost Faculty Fellow Program

October 19, 2017

The Provost’s Faculty Fellows Program is an invitation for faculty members to contribute to the leadership of key strategic efforts of Webster University on a part-time basis by partnering with Academic Affairs or its support units. This opportunity allows faculty to work on special projects that are of particular interest and importance that take full advantage of the unique interests, skills, and academic backgrounds of the University’s diverse faculty. There will be up to four faculty fellows in the 2018-19 academic year. Submit proposals by Jan. 19, 2018.

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Find out what the portal can do for you and your students.

Student Success Portal Training Continues for Faculty, Staff, Students

October 19, 2017

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, launched Oct. 16. Users (students as well as faculty and staff members) may now access and explore the highly intuitive and easy-to-use system at their leisure, and trainings continue to more formally acclimate users to the current functionality. Get yourself up to speed on this major initiative through one of the following introductory training options.

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Artist Talk and May Gallery Opening: Jen Morris, 'Sanctioned Memory'

October 18, 2017

The May Gallery's current exhibition, "Jen Morris: Sanctioned Memory," is on view until Nov. 3. Morris will speak about her work at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in Sverdrup 123, and join the reception in the gallery from 5-7 p.m. Also, in the Small Wall Gallery see solar eclipse photos from Webster community members Bill Barrett, Inocencio Boc, Ron Gaddis, Patrick Giblin, Christine Giancola, Kristi Lenz and Susan Hacker Stang.

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United Way

2017 United Way Campaign Underway

October 18, 2017

Webster’s 2017 United Way three-week campaign is under way, supporting a network of 200 local organizations including more than 20 around Webster Groves. All St. Louis faculty and staff received a customized email letter containing a secured link to register participation in this year’s campaign directly on the United Way’s secure and confidential ePledge system. By following the link, employees are automatically entered to win one of three prizes, to be awarded each week of the campaign.

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Learn about the CLICK vision and mission and meet professionals like yourself

Walker EDGE Brings Back CLICK: Creating Links in Community Knowledge

October 18, 2017

CLICK: Creating Links in Community Knowledge, a unique opportunity to interact with local nonprofit organization junior boards and young professional groups. Enjoy drinks and appetizers, network and gain insights on the impact of community collaboration on Oct. 19. Please encourage all students to attend. This is an excellent opportunity for students to connect with the community and find out about volunteer and leadership opportunities. Classes are welcome.

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Webster colleagues gathered in St. Louis from around the network to discuss, learn, and promote high standards in academic advising.

Webster Advising Day and NACADA in St. Louis

October 17, 2017

Advising Day was held at the Gateway campus on Wednesday, Oct. 11 where over 30 Webster colleagues gathered from across the network to discuss, learn, and promote high standards in academic advising. Following Webster Advising Day, they continued their professional development journey by attending the Global Community for Academic Advising Annual Conference (NACADA) held through Saturday, Oct. 14.

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Buudhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India created the sand mandala at Webster University.

Video: Buddhist monks create sand mandala

October 17, 2017

Last week Webster University welcomed Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India to campus for the creation of a sand mandala around the theme of world peace and diversity. The three-day process involves careful, intricate design with grains of sand. It closes with a destruction of the sand mandala, evoking the theme that everything is moving and temporary in the world. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Fox 2 were among the outlets capturing the activity with video.

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