News Articles

Book Circle

Read, Reflect, Discuss: Join the Chancellor's Book Circle in 2020-21

September 24, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble invites Webster University faculty and staff throughout the global campus network to join her for the Chancellor’s Book Circle, a new venue for engagement via Zoom to provide another avenue for members of our community to connect across campuses and departments in an informal, collegial environment. The first selection is “Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men,” by Caroline Criado Perez. The book is available at no cost, with the Zoom meeting on Oct. 14.

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Jonah Mixon-Webster

Around Webster: Mixon-Webster in Harper's, Williams voting PSA, Kwon on Ferguson, Ellard NCLCA

September 24, 2020

Jonah Mixon-Webster has three poems published in the September issue of Harper's Magazine. ... Jong Bum Kwon co-edited and contributed to an issue of the journal, American Ethnologist, centered on Ferguson. ... Gwyneth Williams participated in Public Service Announcement for the City of St. Louis encouraging people to vote. ... Erica Ellard contributed to a special issue of the journal, The Learning Assistance Review, about higher education’s response to the novel coronavirus.

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Leiden: 'The Human Side of Presenting/Lecturing Online' Virtual Presentation

September 24, 2020

Staff and faculty at Webster University Leiden joined an online workshop, "The Human Side of Presenting/Lecturing Online," on Sept. 15-16. These workshops were offered by Jonathan Talbott, senior faculty in the GCP and Media Studies department, who has coached more than 250 TED and TEDx talks that have achieved millions of hits online. The workshop stemmed from the constructive feedback received during the Leiden faculty meeting in July, and to facilitate Hyflex/remote teaching for students in a way that utilizes teaching tools effectively.

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Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute Virtual Workshop Introduces Beijing Opera

September 23, 2020

On Saturday, Sept.19, the Confucius Institute at Webster University partnered with the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University, SUNY to offer a virtual workshop on Beijing opera to Chinese language learners in the St. Louis community. The event featured a presentation and mini performances by Beijing opera actress Chenfu Zhu.

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Sverdrup Complex on the main campus in Webster Groves

Invitation for Faculty and Staff to 2020 Fall Faculty Institute

September 23, 2020

The Multicultural Studies Committee, in collaboration with faculty and staff members of color, has worked closely with the Faculty Senate in conceptualizing and planning the 2020 Webster University Fall Faculty Institute, which will be open to all faculty (i.e., full-time, part-time, contingent), staff and administrators across Webster's U.S. domestic campuses. Two sessions will be offered (Oct. 2 or Oct. 9), and registration is required. Space will be limited in order to facilitate engagement and meaningful conversation.

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Webster Speaks: Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era

Students Speak Out About Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era

September 23, 2020

The most-watched, most discussed episode of Webster Speaks: Dialogues on RACE, EQUITY and INCLUSION opened the floor to young voices on Sept. 16. Host Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster’s chief diversity officer, interviewed four Webster Suggs Scholars in an extended episode titled “Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era.”

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Campbell University

Campbell University Joins WINS Program

September 23, 2020

Webster University welcomes its newest Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) member, Campbell University, a private Baptist university located just outside Raleigh in Buies Creek, North Carolina. As one of only four private universities in the state to achieve highest accreditation level, Campbell offers over 100 tracks and concentrations.

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Academic Resource Center Writing Support Services

September 22, 2020

The Writing Center, Online Writing Center (OWC), and NetTutor provide students, faculty, and alumni with many types of writing support. Due to COVID-19, our services, providing students support and feedback on every step of the writing process from brainstorming to citation, are currently remote. All Webster students, worldwide, are welcome to use any of our services. Our friendly coaches give constructive, holistic feedback on all assignments.

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Dance The Vote

Webster and Dance The Vote Kick Off National Voter Registration Day with 'Make Good Trouble'

September 22, 2020

Following the death of iconic civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis, Dance the Vote and Webster University have partnered to offer the “Make Good Trouble: Why John Lewis Inspires Me to Vote” multimedia collegiate competition, a non-partisan voting initiative to encourage voter registration and participation in the November 2020 elections. The contest kicks off on Sept. 22 and entries are accepted until Oct. 12.

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Gorlok Greats

Two Additional Gorlok Greats Awardees, Last Chance to Nominate a Staff Member

September 22, 2020

The deadline to nominate a staff member for the Gorlok Greats Award is almost here. This semester, two additional awardees will be selected for a total number of eight Gorlok Great Awards for Fall 2020. Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 30. Don't delay, take a moment to recognize the outstanding efforts of a staff member who you feel has done an exemplary job in one or more of the areas outlined below.

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Zoom Coffee Break, Happy Hour Sessions For Faculty and Staff

September 21, 2020

Various Webster faculty and staff will be hosting informal sessions for you to connect and socialize using our newest tool to enhance instruction, host remote meetings, and interact with others across the Webster network. These Zoom Coffee Break/Happy Hour Sessions are open to all Webster faculty and staff from all campus locations around the world. (Beverages not provided by Webster University, but you are invited to bring your own!)

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Doctor of Education

Seventeen Students Join the Doctor of Education Program

September 18, 2020

The Doctor of Education (EdD) program welcomes 17 students who have joined the fifth cohort in the EdD program. They are the first to take advantage of the recent revisions to the EdD program, beginning Fall 2020. Click through to read more about each of their areas of interest and study. The program has also just released a newsletter, which contains updates to the EdD program, new and alumni student profiles, academic journals, upcoming conferences and more.

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