News Articles

Simone Cummings, dean of the Walker School

In the News: Cummings on healthcare; Wellness award; Gilbert on transfers

June 19, 2018

Simone Cummings was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about a proposal to build new cancer treatment centers at several Mercy hospitals and clinics. ... Christina Gilbert was quoted in a story about what prospective students should ask at college fairs. ... The Pharmacy Choice medical news service covered the institutions like Webster University that recently won UHC's "Well Deserved" award for wellness.

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Presentations will take place April 20 and 24

Webster Wellness to Host Presentations on Social Security and Medicare

April 10, 2018

As a part of financial wellness, Webster Wellness will host presentations on Social Security and Medicare this month. A representative from Missouri Claim will be on campus Friday, April 20. On Tuesday, April 24, a representative from the Social Security Administration will be on campus to give a presentation on Social Security benefits.

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Mascot costumes optional for Wednesday's walk.

Walk with the President in Destination: WELLNESS Wednesday

April 10, 2018

Part of the Destination: WELLNESS activities this month is an opportunity to walk around campus with President Stroble on Wednesday, April 11. All are welcome even if you did not sign up for this "Path 3: Weekly Pit Stops" track or any part of the Destination: WELLNESS challenge. Gather for the walk at noon on Wednesday, April 11, at Emerson Library. The forecast looks great, but in case of bad weather, look for a notice on the Wellness blog at blogs.webster.edu/wellness.

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The challenge begins March 28

Destination: WELLNESS 4-Week Challenge

March 13, 2018

Destination: WELLNESS is a four-week challenge beginning March 28 and open to all students, staff and faculty at all campus locations. Focus on your health and wellness from the inside out, based on your personal goal(s) that you set in one or more of the following elements of the Wellness Wheel: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, social, environmental, financial.

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Don't forget to sign up for the new challenge beginning March 5

Kickstarter Weight Loss Results and New Challenge

February 28, 2018

The first Kickstarter Weight Loss Challenge with Dietbet concluded mid-February with some great results. There were 36 players accomplishing a weight loss of 231.6 pounds. There were 18 participants who lost 4 percent of their body weight and received a payout of $33. To keep the momentum going, Webster Wellness is teaming up with Webster Staff Alliance to offer another Webster Kickstarter. This one will start on Monday, March 5, and conclude Sunday, April 1.

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yoga

Friday Noon Yoga Sessions through April

February 09, 2018

Friday Yoga sessions will be held Feb. 9-April 27 at 12 p.m. in Webster Hall, room 135. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to fill out a waiver and get set up. We do have a few yoga mats if you need to borrow one. We wrap up a little before 1 p.m. to allow you enough time to make it to your next stop! We look forward to seeing you then!

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Guard against spreading the flu.

Flu Warning: Symptoms, Tips, Guidance for the Webster Community

January 29, 2018

Widespread flu activity has been reported across the United States. The number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths from the flu this season continue to rise. There are still weeks of flu activity ahead. It is not too late to get a flu shot, which may provide some protection. In an effort to prevent the spread of this highly contagious strain, students, employees and supervisors are encouraged to be aware of symptoms and take these precautions.

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Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women, Raise Awareness For Heart Disease Feb. 2

January 26, 2018

For the past several years, Webster University has actively participated in the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day campaign, Go Red for Women. This year’s goal is to raise $1,000 and increase awareness in the fight against heart disease in women. By wearing red on Feb. 2 and making a donation of any amount, you can be part of raising awareness of what the American Heart Association (AHA) calls “the silent killer.”

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Try a new approach to weight loss and wellness.

Kickstarter Weight Loss Challenge Details, Info Session Jan. 10

January 09, 2018

Webster Wellness will host a private weight loss challenge using "DietBet," which is an online weight-loss game with financial accountability and concrete goals. DietBet has been incredibly successful, with 93.65 percent of 570,303 players losing weight during their challenges. See details below, and learn more during the information session Jan. 10 at noon Central, also available via WebEx.

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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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NO-vember begins on Wednesday, Nov. 1

Webster Wellness NO-vember Midpoint Results

November 17, 2017

The Webster Wellness Committee's NO-vember initiative encourages setting personal, realistic goals and tracking progress made over a four-week period. The Committee is thrilled with participation in the first ever NO-vember! The 60 total participants consisted of 70 percent staff, 22 percent faculty, and 8 percent students. Each of the seven categories was selected by participants, but the most common selections were physical (40 percent), emotional (21 percent), and spiritual (13 percent).

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Gorlok Health

Prepare for Open Enrollment at the Benefits Fair Nov. 2

November 01, 2017

As benefits open enrollment commences, Nov. 1-15, the Annual Benefits Fair will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m, in Sunnen Lounge. All insurance carriers, such as United Healthcare and TIAA, will be available to respond to questions, along with Human Resources and Webster Wellness. There will also be giveaways and prizes. Extended site employees can request vendor contact by sending an email to benefits@webster.edu.

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