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Arts-Related Research Grant Opportunity for Faculty

August 25, 2016

The National Endowment for the Arts' Office of Research and Analysis makes awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts. In FY 2017, the NEA’s Research: Art Works program will fund matching grants of $10,000 to $30,000 for research studies that seek to “examine the value and/or impact of the arts in any topic area(s).” Faculty members who are considering applying to this program should collaborate with the Grant Staff in the Advancement Office.

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Mobile Mammography Van on Home Campus Sept. 22

August 24, 2016

The St. Luke’s Mobile Mammography van will be at Webster on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in Parking Lot G across from the Parking Garage and Bookstore. This provides an annual preventive care 2-D screening mammogram for women over 40. This does not require a doctor’s order in advance and St. Luke’s will report results to your primary care physician. Scheduling an appointment is required and spots are limited.

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International Relations Review Publishes 1st Working Papers from Master's Students

August 24, 2016

The Webster International Relations Review: The Graduate Student Working Paper Series (WIRR) has just published its first two working papers: Kevin G. Burt’s “Fulfilling President John F. Kennedy’s Vision for the Peace Corps” and Gregory Warner’s “Cold Peace: Non-governmental Organizations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization: Contributing Forces in the 2014 Ukrainian Crisis.”

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Green Talks and Coffee Tuesdays

August 23, 2016

It’s not easy being green -- or is it? Sometimes being green can be confusing, challenging and all around misunderstood. Environmentalism is happening all across the globe with efforts focused on energy, water, lifestyle sustainability, waste, youth involvement, climate justice, and everything in between. Join Kelsey Wingo, Webster University sustainability planner, every Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Marletto’s Marketplace for Green Talks and Coffee - a space for beginners and self-proclaimed experts to explore what being green is all about.

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Sept. 7 Meeting for Prior Learning Assessment

August 23, 2016

Over the spring and summer, Webster University community members attended best practices webinars on prior learning assessment. The process helps students identify, document and assesses college-level knowledge and skills learned outside the formal classroom. Interested faculty, staff, and departments are encouraged to hear a report and discuss next steps on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center.

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Faculty: Webster Opportunities Networking Event Sept. 15

August 23, 2016

The Faculty Development Center invites faculty to attend the Webster Opportunities Networking Event on Sept. 15 from 3-5 p.m. in the East Academic Building, to meet with academic partners and colleagues across disciplines while learning about the opportunities and services available to Webster faculty and students. This event aims to create connections between academic partners and faculty in order to support engaged student learning, and to share practices, services, and resources across traditional academic and administrative boundaries so that we are better equipped to reach all of our students.

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Fall 2016 Faculty Review Notices

August 23, 2016

The departments for the following faculty members have posted notice of faculty reviews during Fall 2016. Please see the instruction after each faculty member name for where to submit testimony for the review. Note: This post is updated throughout the term as notice of new reviews are received.

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Be a team leader on Oct. 5!

Webster Works Worldwide Team Leaders Needed

August 23, 2016

Webster Works Worldwide (WWW), Webster University's annual community service day, is just around the corner on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Since the start of WWW in 1995, over 31,000 volunteers have given more than 134,000 hours of service. Registration for team leaders is now open. Please browse the project database and consider being a team leader for this important annual tradition.

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Chamber Singers Perform with Josh Groban in Kansas City

August 22, 2016

The Webster University Chamber Singers were invited to join Josh Groban on stage for the fourth time this year, this time performing a song in Kansas City that the star will use when he headlines a new Broadway show this autumn. “Four concerts in a year’s time — it’s not a bad day when we sing with Josh Groban,” said Chamber Singers leader and associate professor Trent Patterson. “We really are the go-to choir in Saint Louis, with some good recognition in Central Florida and in Kansas City.”

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News media coverage highlighting Webster University

In the News: Cross on Milwaukee; Lyon on entrepreneurship; Clewell's new poetry; Chamber Singers in K.C.

August 22, 2016

Remy Cross was interviewed in a widely distributed Associated Press story on riots in Milwaukee, Little Rock's Kelly Lyon penned an article on higher education's role in entrepreneurship, English professor David Clewell talked with the Webster-Kirkwood Times about his new book of poetry, and the Chamber Singers' date with Josh Groban was covered in the Kansas City Star concert review.

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Reflective Teaching Community 2016-17 Schedule

August 22, 2016

This year's Reflective Teaching Community will focus on practices faculty members use to help students to be engaged lifelong learners by understanding student perspectives on teaching and learning, balancing practical and theoretical concerns, increasing student motivation, and encouraging inclusivity and diversity. The Faculty Development Center invites all full-time and part-time faculty and academic partners to participate in these monthly discussions and to join us for a pizza lunch.

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