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Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann works with sixth grade students on setting up scientific equipment for a national bee study.

Webster Professor Works with Area Sixth-Graders on National Bee Study

August 21, 2017

Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann, who holds the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed chair in the Department of Biology, has been working with area students and teachers, to set up scientific equipment and collect data on how bees behave during a solar eclipse. The project is part of the “Beeclipse,” a national study conducted by several universities during the recent eclipse.

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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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View the presentations online from anywhere in Webster.

Fall 2017 Library Online Webinars: Research, resources, presentation tips and more

August 21, 2017

The Library is excited to announce its webinars for the fall. These online training sessions allow students and faculty of all skill levels to improve research skills and interact with a research expert. They can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and registration allows participants to view recordings if they cannot attend the live session.

tags: academics, extended campus, global, library, students, research, webster today

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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Webster University faculty in the news

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bees, eclipse; Woolf on human rights; Cross on violence

August 21, 2017

Nicole Miller-Struttmann appeared on CBS affiliate KMOV's evening and morning newscasts to discuss her research with bees and their behavior during the eclipse, which will be part of a national study. ... Linda Woolf was quoted in USA Today and also was interviewed on KGO Radio in San Francisco about human rights and combatting the spread of hate in the wake of events in Charlottesville. ... Remy Cross was interviewed by KMOX-AM and on BBC World News about violence in Charlottesville.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, biological sciences, sociology, criminology, human rights, faculty, in the news, webster today

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.

tags: college of arts and sciences, faculty, home page, president, provost, webster life, webster today, ISB

Sean Coleman joined Webster University in 2011.

Farewell for Sean Coleman Aug. 23

August 18, 2017

Sean Coleman, associate vice president for U.S. Military Campuses and Government Programs, has announced his retirement from Webster University, effective Aug. 31. During his time at Webster, Coleman had a major impact on the University’s reach and enrollment of students in the National Capital Region, as well as its service to military students throughout the network.

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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

This is an image of a piano.

Faculty Member's 'Pianos for People' an Arts Innovator of the Year

August 11, 2017

Patricia Eastman, adjunct professor of piano, presented about Pianos for People at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Eastman is co-founder of Pianos for People, which received the 2017 Regional Arts Commission “Arts Innovator of the Year” award. The unique nonprofit is quickly gaining national attention for addressing the diminishing presence of pianos in households, and the increasing number of pianos that are abandoned or destroyed.

tags: academics, college of fine arts, employee news, department of music, faculty, webster today

Simone Cummings

In the News: Cummings profile; Woolf on Trump; Cottam on online; Erbs '85 salute

August 11, 2017

Simone Cummings was profiled in the St. Louis American for her new role as dean of the Walker School. ... Linda Woolf's op/ed on President Trump's speech to the Boy Scouts was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ... EducationDIVE spoke with Michael Cottom about online learning opportunities for degree completion. ... Donna Erbs ’85 has been named by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of this year’s Most Influential Business Women.

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