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Creativity and Evidence Learning Community are held monthly. The next meeting is Thursday, Jan. 24.

Creativity and Evidence Faculty Learning Community Meets Jan. 24

January 18, 2019

The next meeting of the Creativity and Evidence Learning Community will be held Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. in the FDC Suite (Library 420). All part-time and full-time faculty and academic partners are invited to join the group’s monthly meetings, which focus on using digital tools to promote creativity while teaching skills such as critical thinking, digital literacy, and effective communication.

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student leadership awards

Nominations Open for Individual, Organization Student Leadership Awards

January 18, 2019

Student Leadership Award nominations are currently being accepted through March 1 (Walker Award nominations are due Feb. 22). Please take a moment to nominate a deserving student or student organization for recognition of their accomplishments during the 2018-2019 academic year. Click through for more information on the awards, nomination criteria and nomination forms. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards dinner on Friday, April 26.

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Lionel Cuillé

News Around Webster: Cuille, Cosic, Johnson

January 18, 2019

Lionel Cuillé published an essay on French novelist Emile Zola in the European journal RELIEF. ... Zlatko Cosic's exhibition, STORY 4: SCENES 1-9, has been selected for the Intimate Lens Ethnographic Film Festival, Caserta, Italy. ... Ashley Johnson was a panelist at two entrepreneurial-focused events this winter in St. Louis and Dallas.

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call for judges

Call for Judges for Gorlok Gala Forensic Tournament

January 17, 2019

Webster University’s Forensic and Debate Program is hosting their annual Gorlok Gala tournament the weekend of Jan. 25-27. The team is still in need of judges. No experience is necessary; actually, it is ideal to have a pool of objective critics in order to provide a more sound, competitive and educational experience for the competitors. If interested in judging, please contact Gina Jensen, director of forensics, at jensen@webster.edu.

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French author Leila Slimani

Centre Francophone Bringing French Author Leila Slimani to St. Louis

January 17, 2019

The Centre Francophone is set to welcome French author Leila Slimani to St. Louis on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the St. Louis County Library. Author of the internationally bestselling thriller “The Perfect Nanny,” Leila Slimani is the first Moroccan woman to win France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt.

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Hasmik Chakaryan

News Around Webster: Carter, Chakaryan, Falconer, Pollak

January 17, 2019

Jeffrey Carter is music director for Circus Harmony, with six January performances beginning this weekend at the City Museum. ... Hasmik Chakaryan's "Effective Ways to Approach Sexual Assault Response" was 2nd on the American Counseling Association's Top Articles of 2018. Jameca Woody Falconer was selected for the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology... Johannes Pollak co-edited the book, "Creating Political Presence: The New Politics of Democratic Representation."

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The MCISA will have an on-going food drive, a lunch, and film series to honor MLK and Black History Month.

MCISA to Honor MLK, Black History Month

January 16, 2019

Webster's Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs have planned a number of events to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. Through select films, campus engagement/promotions, and social media campaigns we put a critical lens on the events and people that would impact Dr. King before the pivotal years of 1965 and 1968, his evolving stance within that timeframe, the eventual outcomes from that turbulent period and the lingering impact left on the civil rights movement and American society.

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Webster leaders were featured in Gazelle discussing the annual diversity and inclusion conference.

In the News: Stroble, Flewellen on diversity; Rodney on schools; Polgar on chess

January 16, 2019

President Beth Stroble and Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen were featured in Gazelle magazine discussing Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts and this spring's conference. ... Susan Polgar was interviewed by Fox 2 while two chess team members played live on air after Webster's seventh consecutive Pan-Am Championship. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed on KMOX radio and Fox 2 News about school districts that have moved to a four-day week.

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Aurelia

Aurelia Presents MMEA Preview Concert in Webster Groves

January 15, 2019

Aurelia, formerly known as the Webster University Women’s Chorus, presents a Hometown Preview Concert on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. at Webster Hills United Methodist Church in Webster Groves, before the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) conference later this month. Aurelia’s repertoire celebrates a diverse array of pieces composed for treble voices, with a special emphasis on uplifting the work of living composers who are women. Admission is free.

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Webster was named the winner in the

Webster Athletics Recognized for Community Service Efforts

January 15, 2019

The Webster University Athletics Department received the highest level of national recognition for its community service from the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) on Monday afternoon as Webster was named the winner in the "One-Time Activity/Project" category as part of the annual NADIIIAA Community Service Awards.

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Volleyball team receives NCAA DIII accolades.

Webster Volleyball Wins NCAA Division III Team Statistics National Titles, Farrah Named Statistical Champion

January 14, 2019

Webster University concluded the 2018 volleyball season as the NCAA Division III team statistical national champion in both digs per set and team attacks per set. In addition to this team accolade, sophomore libero Kristen Farrah claimed an NCAA Division III national statistical champion in digs per set during the 2018 volleyball season.

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Webster University

Douglas Rau to Lead Human Resources

January 14, 2019

Webster University has appointed Douglas (Doug) Rau as its interim Chief Human Resources Officer, effective Jan. 15. "Doug is known as a champion for building employee engagement to improve retention and productivity,” said Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. “We are eager for him to bring his insights and experience to Webster, and we look forward to welcoming him to our global community as he helps us build on the momentum of the accomplishments of our outstanding team in Human Resources."

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