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Nominations are due by Mar. 1

Call for Nominations: Dr. Ortner-Chopin Visiting Professorship at Webster Vienna

January 17, 2018

Webster Vienna is excited to re-launch the Dr. Ortner-Chopin Visiting Professorship. This professorship was created in honor of Chopin's long history of service to the university and the community. The endowment allows Webster Vienna to attract world-renowned professors in the fields of business, international relations, art, media and psychology to lecture and share their professional experiences through public forums.

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Proposals are due by Dec.15.

Save the Date for Teaching Festival Feb. 12-16

January 17, 2018

The entire campus community is invited to save the date for Webster’s yearly Teaching Festival, to be held Feb. 12-16. This year’s Teaching Festival will feature workshops, poster presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions by Webster faculty, students, and staff on the theme “Teaching Toolkit for Engaged Learning.”

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Join the free concert on Sunday Jan. 21

CMS Preparatory Program Welcomes Internationally Known Violist, Kirsten Docter

January 17, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University's Preparatory Program welcomes internationally known violist and pedagogue Kirsten Docter for an afternoon featuring a free concert and dedicated viola masterclasses on Sunday, Jan. 21, from 1-5 p.m. Ms. Docter is assistant professor of viola at Oberlin College and was a member of the Cavanni Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music for 23 years. A former winner of the Primrose International Viola Competition, Ms. Docter is equally prized as a pedagogue.

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Members of the Webster Athens community hosted a holiday party benefitting the Caritas Refugee Center

Webster Athens Hosts Third Annual Holiday Party for Refugee Children

January 16, 2018

On Dec. 15, Webster Athens hosted the third annual holiday party for the children at Caritas Refugee Center. Approximately 100 children and their parents, mainly from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Northern Africa, attended the party. With money raised, the students were able to purchase toys for each child, food and beverages for the party, decorations and entertainment. In addition, supplies such as diapers and baby food were gathered and taken to one of the facilities where approximately 80 refugee families reside.

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The survey will be open until Jan. 25.

HLC Student Opinion Survey Launches Tuesday

January 16, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, Webster University is administering the Higher Learning Commission’s Student Opinion Survey. The HLC’s survey was sent via email to all students who were enrolled in Fall 2017 but have not yet graduated. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. Students’ comments about their experiences at Webster are an important part of the reaccreditation process.

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W. Steven Winter Named Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

January 12, 2018

Webster University this week named W. Steven Winter its interim chief human resources officer. He will serve in this role while Webster completes the search for a successor to Betsy Schmutz. Winter has human resources leadership experience in a diverse range of industries, leading HR for corporations that operate in multiple regions and countries. Among his areas of expertise are strategic planning, employee engagement and retention strategies, talent acquisition, employee training and HR practices compliance.

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President Stroble Elected to CIC Board

January 12, 2018

President Beth Stroble has been elected to the board of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), an association of nonprofit independent colleges and universities that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership; advance institutional excellence; and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society.

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King during the 1963 civil rights march in Washington (U.S. National Archives)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

January 11, 2018

The Webster University community is invited to the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 14, at Steger Sixth Grade Center in Webster Groves. The celebration includes a march, dinner reception and service. Nicole Roach, Webster University’s Associate Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, will be representing the University at the event by reciting a poem.

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Doaa Al Zamel shared her experiences in Austria as a Syrian refugee.

Vienna Campus on National TV for Panel with Syrian Refugee, Policy Experts

January 11, 2018

The Webster Vienna campus was featured on Austrian national television as it hosted a panel with Syrian refugee Doaa Al Zamel and several international influencers and policy experts discussing pressing issues around refugee rights and public policy. The panel was hosted by Klaus Unterberger of ORF, which profiled Doaa Al Zamel in its news program.

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The St. Louis premier is presented by First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, United Church of Christ.

Premiere of 'Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light'

January 10, 2018

Webster University will host the St. Louis premiere of "Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light" on Monday, Jan. 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Weaving forgotten and little-known stories and themes from World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s, up to the German occupation of WWII, this compilation of vintage film footage and rare photographs documents a community of American expatriates in Paris free from the constraints of their oppressive home country.

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Join the screening of 'Deej' on Jan. 18

'Deej' Profiles Journey of Young Man with Autism through College

January 10, 2018

The Webster University Film Series, in coordination with MO-FEAT and Great Circles, is presenting a screening of DEEJ, a film about the journey of a non-speaking young man with autism through college. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join us on Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall. The film is preceded by a reception in Webster Hall at 6:30 p.m., where popcorn and sandwiches will be available. The star and co-producer, DJ (Deej) Savarese, will attend the reception, and be available after the screening for a Q & A session.

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