News Articles


Webster Golf Team Earns 5th GCAA Academic Award

July 28, 2016

The Webster University men's golf team was awarded the 2016 Team Academic Award by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), for the fifth year in a row. Additionally, the Gorloks were one of only six teams who received President's Special Recognition by the GCAA for posting a 3.66 grade point average (GPA) for 2015-16, marking the third straight year.

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Information Technology

IT Updates: Upgrades to Cherwell Portal; Calendars on Connections

July 28, 2016

On July 28, Information Technology upgraded the Cherwell Customer Portal to a newer version. While basic functionality remains the same, users may notice a few subtle changes to the interface as well as the process to add comments to a work order you submitted. Separately, IT seeks your input if you currently use personal or shared calendars on the Connections portal, as its software will be transitioned this fall.

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GLA develops leadership skills and knowledge of the entire Webster University network through a cohort program for faculty and staff.

Applications Open for 2017 Global Leadership Academy

July 28, 2016

The application period for the 2017 Global Leadership Academy officially opens on Friday, July 29, and applications will be accepted until Friday, Sept. 30. Faculty and staff throughout the Webster University network are encouraged to apply for this cohort program, which entails a series of workshop and activities that help faculty and staff lead successfully within the university. The 2017 cohort will include sessions in St. Louis, Thailand and a U.S. extended campus location.

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Kaiser in Brazil

Faculty Research Grant: Kaiser observes EnglishWorks project in Brazil

July 27, 2016

Associate professor DJ Kaiser recently completed his Faculty Research Grant activities in Brazil, spending more than three weeks in Rio de Janeiro observing classes in a project called EnglishWorks, managed by Sequoia Foundation, which partners with various public entities in the city of Rio to provide free English language classes in areas of critical need.

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Provost Julian Schuster and Kent State's Marcello Fantoni

Webster, Kent State Expand Strategic Partnership in Italy

July 26, 2016

Webster University and WINS affiliate Kent State, are expanding their partnership with the addition of Kent State Florence, enabling study abroad in the Italian city and student and faculty exchange throughout the Webster network.

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Help welcome students back for Fall 2016.

Call for Participation: Help Welcome Students Aug. 15-27

July 22, 2016

Welcoming our new and returning undergraduate and graduate students is crucial and impactful for Webster University. All faculty and staff are invited to help at welcome tables and with assisting students as they return for Fall 2016 during the weeks of Aug. 15-27. This initiative is a combined effort of the Department of First-Year Experience Programs and the Welcome Student Committee.

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Student Affairs Joins Enrollment Management to Become EMSA

July 22, 2016

The Office of the Provost announces the consolidation of the administrative units Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, effective immediately. Now known as EMSA, the realignment will better link enrollment plans with academic and financial plans, and strengthen student experience from recruitment to graduation.

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