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The School of Communications is again offering Adobe Creative Cloud one-credit workshops

Adobe Creative Cloud One-Credit Workshops in Spring 2018

December 11, 2017

The School of Communications is again offering a series of weekend, one-credit seminars that introduce students, faculty and staff to several Adobe applications. The courses are prerequisite-free, open to anyone (students, staff and faculty) at Webster, and will meet from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday. The courses are offered early in the semester so that students are able to utilize the skills in their respective courses immediately in the fall semester.

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Announcing the partnership on World AIDS Day

In the News: President on tax bill, AIDS initiative; Rothenbuhler on media

December 11, 2017

President Stroble was interviewed on CBS Radio affiliate KMOX about the current tax reform bills' potential impact on higher education. Separately, her op/ed on Webster's partnering with ARDN for AIDS awareness and prevention was published in the St. Louis American. Stroble also appeared on STL TV along with Dean Eric Rothenbuhler to discuss the initiative. Rothenbuhler was also quoted by Fox about NBC's internal investigation of sexual misconduct.

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100 percent of participants think that the Webster Wellness Committee should offer NO-vember again next year.

Wellness NO-vember Impact: Reflections, survey results, drawing winners  

December 11, 2017

During Webster Wellness' NO-vember initiative, participants received a success tracking survey via email. In the final NO-vember survey, 100 percent of participants said they were at least somewhat successful in reaching their goals and 30 percent felt that they were definitely successful. Find out what some of them told us about the experience, how it helped them, and what we can do next year.

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Xerox Training Sessions Dec. 13-15

December 11, 2017

A Xerox trainer will be onsite to conduct one hour sessions Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 13-15. The training will highlight all the functionality of the equipment and address some specific questions relative to special needs of departments. Additionally, the trainer will be able to introduce the new fax capabilities instituted by the University. Individuals will be able to initiate and receive faxes at their desk.

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Go the Whole 9 is an awareness campaign funded through the Department of Mental Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the United Way.

Production House Gives Students Experience with Real-World Clients

December 08, 2017

Part of the Career Launch Initiative in the School of Communications, the Production House course puts video production students in position to assist real-world clients with real deadlines and client-specific expectations that prepare them to work as freelancers or employees in the fields of film and video production. The latest client, the nonprofit St. Louis Arc, was thrilled with the students' work developing a PSA.

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All new CIC applications and renewed CIC and TE applications are due Dec. 15

Tuition Exchange Program Application and Renewal Deadlines Fast Approaching

December 08, 2017

In addition to Webster Tuition Remission, the university offers two programs where dependent children of full-time Webster employees may be eligible to apply for scholarships at other higher education institutions: the Tuition Exchange, Inc. (TE) Program and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Tuition Exchange Program.

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Service Remembering Professor Bill McConnell

December 08, 2017

A memorial service for longtime Webster University Professor Bill McConnell will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Winifred Moore Auditorium in Webster Hall. A pioneer for the MAT in Science program which he coordinated for most of his tenure, McConnell served as a professor at Webster from 1965-2009, and then continued as an adjunct faculty member until 2015.

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Webster’s TESL Program Hosts First Grant Saturday Seminar

Webster?s TESL Program Hosts First Grant Saturday Seminar

December 07, 2017

Classes for the first two cohorts in Webster’s five-year $2.7 million National Professional Development grant, “Increasing Teacher Capacity through Communities of Practice to Serve English Learners,” are already underway. The School of Education’s Teaching English as a Second Language program has recruited two initial cohorts of high school teachers from Parkway School District, Ritenour School District, and St. Louis Public Schools, who are meeting weekly for classes.

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ARC, Testing Center, Tutoring center and Writing Center

ARC Announces End of Semester, Winter Break Hours

December 07, 2017

The end of the Fall 2017 semester is near, and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) encourages Webster employees and students to use all services fully during this time and between the Fall and Spring semesters as well. Hours will be adjusted during student breaks; the ARC will be closed during the all-campus winter break—from 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, until 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2.

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Kaat was longtime academic director and faculty member at Webster's Leiden campus.

Remembering Jacques Kaat, Former Leiden Academic Director

December 07, 2017

The Webster University community mourned the passing of Jacques Kaat, former academic director of the Leiden campus in the Netherlands. Serving as academic director at Leiden from 2000-14, Kaat was instrumental in bringing Dutch accreditation to the Leiden campus and is remembered as an exceptional leader and friend among colleagues throughout the Webster global network.

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Friday, Dec. 8 is the sign-up deadline.

Call for Volunteers: Transparent Teaching Project

December 06, 2017

Amanda Rosen, associate professor in the Department of History, Politics, and International Relations, is seeking volunteers from the worldwide Webster community to participate in her project on Transparent Teaching. The project focuses on clear communication between professors and students about the purpose, tasks and criteria for success on course assignments.

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Brenda Fyfe, dean of the School of Education, has announced her retirement at the end of 2017.

Brenda Fyfe Leaves Behind a Strong Legacy of Community Partnerships and Academic Leadership

December 06, 2017

Webster University School of Education Dean Brenda Fyfe has been a major influencer on education in St. Louis. During her 35 years at Webster – the past 15 as dean - she helped attract millions of dollars in grants for community-based educational partnerships that have started programs both at the University and numerous local school districts.

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