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Diversity & Inclusion 2021 Conference Request for Proposals

October 19, 2020

The 2021 Webster University Diversity and Inclusion conference will be held virtually Feb. 23-25. Past conferences have featured various learning formats, including lectures, panel discussions, hands-on learning experiences and performances. The purpose of the Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals for professional speakers for the upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference. RFPs are due by email on Friday, Nov. 20, at 4:30 p.m.

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News Around Webster

News Around Webster: Saisanan at NVivo Virtual Conference, Stiles Member of RMHRN, Advisors Presents at Annual NACADA, Playwriting Faculty Upcoming Works

October 14, 2020

Yupa Saisanan presented her paper at the NVivo Virtual Conference 2020. … Debbie Stiles is on the Steering Committee of the Refugee Mental Health Resource Network. … Kyle McCool and Jordan Wienke were selected to present at the annual NACADA, the Global Community for Academic Advising. … Calamity West has been commissioned to write a new play, "PANGEA," for the Jackalope Theatre Company in Chicago. … Taylor Gruenloh was selected by Stowe Story Labs to work on a screenplay.

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Bakhromov (right) and other members of the COVIDarnost volunteer group were presented with medals during a ceremony on Oct. 10.

Uzbekistan Alumnus Awarded National Medal for Volunteer Work During Pandemic

October 14, 2020

Fazliddin Bakhromov, who earned his MBA from Webster in Tashkent, and other members of the COVIDarnost volunteer group were recognized for their volunteerism during the pandemic in Uzbekistan, receiving medals on Oct. 10 in Tashkent. Award ceremonies presenting this medal were held not only in the capital, but in all regional centers across Uzbekistan. Bakhromov’s volunteer work resulted in a coordinating center that helped supply food and other essential items to those in need.

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incomplete grades

Incomplete Grade Guidance for Fall 1, 2020

October 13, 2020

Effective on June 1, 2020, the allowable timeframe for grades of Incompletes has changed to two terms following the course end date. Grades of Incomplete are an option that faculty may select to allow students to complete their work if the situation is appropriate. Per catalog policy, appropriate situations are those “where the student has satisfactorily completed major components of the course and has the ability to finish the remaining work without re-enrolling.”

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Health Communications in America Is in Critical Condition - School of Communication Summit to Explore Best Practices

October 12, 2020

Health Communications in America is now in critical condition. The spread of coronavirus, growing social and economic issues, introduction of new treatment options, and lack of equal access to health care is testing our ability to keep the public informed and educated about their health and options to care for it. Webster University’s School of Communications Virtual Health Communications Summit on Oct. 22-23 will examine these issues and seek to find solutions to them.

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Dixon

School of Communications Internship Program Implements New Success Plans using Starfish

October 12, 2020

Trezette Dixon, director, School of Communications Internship Program, has set up the Success Plans for students who want to do internships during the pandemic. This is a five-part plan that provides a task-oriented "To Do" List to guide students through the internship preparation, search, and acquisition process and ultimately lead to the internship class, MDST 4950 majors in the School of Communications concurrently with their internship experience.

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Election

Webster World Report on Upcoming Election, Women of the Diaspora Summit

October 09, 2020

The 14th edition of the Webster World Report features a discussion with Professors Bill Hall and Gwyneth Williams, two of the University’s experts on political science, analyzing the state of the presidential election in the U.S. The news segment of the program includes excerpts from the Women of the Diaspora Global Virtual Summit that featured both Chancellor Stroble and Clementina Acedo, director of the Geneva campus, and highlights from the Webster Speaks video series.

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Ghana

Ghana Hosts Public Lecture on 2020 Elections in Ghana, USA

October 09, 2020

Webster Ghana took its popular panel event online on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The webinar explored the key axes along which voters in both nations are likely to make decisions as Americans and Ghanaians head to the polls in November and December, respectively. From the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic stagnation, racial tensions and concerns of voter suppressions, many interesting yet contentious topics were discussed.

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