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The honorary degree recipient will deliver the commencement speech for Webster University's 100th annual commencement ceremony at The Muny in Forest Park.

Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and 100th Commencement Speaker

August 17, 2018

The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for Webster University's 100 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at The Muny in Forest Park in St. Louis. This annual ceremony is the largest gathering of graduates and their families from Webster University campus locations throughout the world. Nominations must be submitted through the online form and will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.

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The ARC serves the global Webster system and is available by phone, email, and video conferencing to all Webster students and employees.

Resources for Students, Faculty: ARC ready for Fall 2018

August 17, 2018

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is ready for you this fall! Please reach out to us with any questions you have and/or assistance you need personally or for your students. Not sure how the ARC can help you and your students? Our 10 Facts to Know about the Academic Resource Center is a quick-access guide to all the support it can offer.

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The group celebrated their final week with lunch from the renowned Kostas, a famous spot near the Athens campus known for traditional Greek souvlaki.

Athens Study Abroad Students Volunteer at Refugee Center, Conduct Research

August 16, 2018

Webster students wrapped up their summer “Global Health and Inequality” study abroad term at the Athens campus with field research and service experiences, including participating in community response to the wildfires in the region. After posting many of their reflections on a class blog, the group of psychology majors anticipates presenting their findings at upcoming research conferences, including Webster University's Research Across Disciplines conference in December.

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Webster is hosting a free Capsim course for area business leaders

Webster Welcomes Area Business Leaders for a Two-Day Capsim Seminar

August 14, 2018

Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, along with the Office of Advancement, will welcome 30 local corporate leaders for a Capsim® Business Strategy Seminar at the EAB on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17. This experience is a complimentary two-day seminar for corporate leaders with several years of business experience.

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CampusConnect VDI Launch, Training, Plans

August 13, 2018

Beginning in Fall 2018, Information Technology is launching the first phase of CampusConnect, a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) initiative. This first phase provides a new way for certain students and faculty to access special software or applications with an end-goal of providing truly anytime, anywhere access to applications for all Webster students, faculty and staff in an efficient and secure way. Please see the following resources on access, eligible software, future plans, and faculty training happening this week.

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Webster MSN students in the nurse educator tract learn on a SIMman 3G human simulator.

Nurse Educator Students Reflect on Impact of Simulator, NEIP Grant

August 10, 2018

One year after a Missouri Nursing Education Incentive Program (NEIP) grant award supported Webster University in purchasing a SIMman 3G human simulator, Webster nursing students are thrilled with the impact it has had on their preparation to become nurse educators. The simulator enables "amazing role-play" learning in a safe environment. Two simulator "boot camps" created as part of the program were so successful that nursing faculty will continue them with future nurse educator students.

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Nominations Open for Webster Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019

August 08, 2018

The Webster University Athletics Department has now begun accepting nominations for new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame. The deadline for nominations for the Class of 2019 is Sept. 15, 2018. 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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Student tutors, donors and leaders gathered to reflect on the program's impact this spring.

Maritz Grant Continues Support of Student Literacy Corps, Math Tutoring

August 07, 2018

A $15,000 grant from Maritz will continue support of the Webster University Student Literacy Corps and Math Tutoring Program. "This grant will ensure that Webster students can continue to tutor and that struggling readers will continue to enjoy the additional support and encouragement tutors provide," said Kate Northcott, director of the Student Literacy Corps, which began in 1990. St. Louis’ growing population of English Language Learners has only increased the need for such engagement, she said.

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Sign up to help welcome grad students Aug. 20-30.

Help Welcome Graduate Students for Fall 2018

August 03, 2018

Welcoming our new and returning graduate students is crucial and impactful for Webster University. Again this year the Welcome Student Committee is in need of your help staffing our Welcome Tables during the weeks of Aug. 20-30, 2018. If you are interested in offering your time and energy, please sign-up to volunteer through the link in this post. We hope to see you as we welcome students to campus!

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Webster staff from seven departments took this training to help them prepare student leaders to be curators of change.

Peer Educator Training Helps Webster Staff Prepare Student Leaders

August 03, 2018

Staff members from seven departments attended a NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Certified Peer Educator (CPE) "train the trainer" facilitation Aug. 1. The CPE training helps train students towards the development of leadership skills so that they are more comfortable in engaging with their peers around important topics. This will be integrated into Residential Assistant Training, Peer Mentor/Connection Leader Training, Student Athlete Mentor Training, and much more. Contact Justin Barton if you are interested in the training for your student leaders.

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Nourbakhsh

CMS Welcomes Iranian Composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh for Young Composers Competition

August 03, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University will welcome Niloufar Nourbakhsh as guest composer for their 2018-2019 Young Composers Competition (YCC). Described as "stark" by WNPR, Iranian composer Nourbakhsh's music has been commissioned and performed around the world. She is a founder of the Iranian Female Composers Association and a strong advocate of music education. Since 2004, the YCC has recognized and encouraged the efforts of those between the ages of 12 and 21 who are involved in the creative process of composing music.

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