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Posted: 11/19/2020 9:49:00 PM

Message from the Webster University Task Force on Transition and Adaptability

Message from the Webster University Task Force on Transition and Adaptability Read More >

Posted: 11/19/2020 9:16:00 PM

11/19/20 - Adjunct News

  • Classes to Move Online Following Thanksgiving
  • Webster Speaks: Meet the Experts Leading Workplace Diversity; Wednesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. (CST)
  • School of Communications Hosts Virtual Internship Expo
  • Conservatory of Theatre Arts Presents ‘The Living’
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Posted: 11/12/2020 9:20:00 PM

11/12/20 - Adjunct News

  • Exam Prep: Best Practices for Students
  • Classroom Engagement and Online Learning: Tips on Boosting Student Engagement
  • New Campaign to Help Students Stay on Track to Graduate
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Posted: 11/6/2020 4:27:00 PM

11/6/20 - Adjunct News

  • Message from the Chancellor and Provost On Election Results
  • Hulsizer Appointed Interim Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
  • Next Webster Speaks Topic: My Journey Toward Becoming An Antiracist
  • For COVID-19 Information and resources, www.Webster.edu/COVID19
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Posted: 10/30/2020 4:44:00 PM

10/30/20 - Adjunct News

During this time of surging cases of COVID-19, it is especially important for all faculty, staff and students to continue to strictly adhere to the protocols the University has outlined in order to proceed safely on campus. Read More >

Posted: 10/27/2020 9:34:00 PM

10/27/20 - Adjunct News

  • Fall 2 Early Term Progress Survey Launches Friday, Oct. 30
  • Joint Workshop on Communication During COVID-19 to be Presented by the Accessibility Committee and DEAF Inc.
  • Webster Speaks: Activism Through Art, Wednesday, October 28, at 7 p.m.
  • Nominate Your Choice for Staff Member of the Year
  • COVID-19 Information and Resources: www.Webster.edu/COVID19
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Posted: 10/21/2020 7:19:00 PM

10/21/20 - Adjunct News

  • Registration Opening Soon For Spring 2021
  • Chief Diversity Officer Flewellen Offers Information on Support Programs and Investments to Address Inequities
  • Next Webster Speaks Topic: “Activism Through Art”
  • Library to Host Online Orientation
  • COVID-19 Information and Resources
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Posted: 10/14/2020 2:51:00 PM

10/14/20 - Adjunct News

  • Don’t Forget Fall Schedule Changes
  • Incomplete Grade Guidance for Fall 1
  • Voting Absentee and Need A Notary? University Colleagues Can Help
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Posted: 10/14/2020 2:45:00 PM


As first announced in June as part of preparations for returning to campuses during the pandemic, this year the traditional fall break (originally scheduled for October 19-23) for undergraduate students and for applicable graduate students was moved to the end of the semester. Read More >

Posted: 10/9/2020 5:14:00 PM

10/9/20 - Adjunct News

  • “CANFIELD DRIVE” Is Conservatory’s Fall Offering Streaming October 9-12
  • Students Facing Registration Difficulties Because of Financial Hardship? Urge Them to Apply to the Parent Fund -- Applications Due October 15
  • Webster University a Finalist for Hobsons Education Advances Award
  • Disability Awareness Month – Tips Shared Each Monday
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Posted: 9/24/2020 4:01:00 PM

9/24/20 - Adjunct News

  • Limitations on Main Campus Gatherings Extended Indefinitely
  • Check the Academic Resource Center’s Writing Support Services
  • ZOOM Happy Hour for Faculty and Staff
  • WebsterVOTES Covers Voter Postage Cost
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Posted: 9/16/2020 6:54:00 PM

9/16/20 - Adjunct News

  • 2021 U.S. News & World Report College Rankings: Webster Earns Best Ranking Ever
  • TONIGHT: “Webster Speaks: Coming of Age in the Black Lives Matter Era”Next Installment of Successful Virtual Series
  • Webster Geneva Director Featured Panelists at Upcoming Summit
  • Dang-Williams Named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Posted: 9/9/2020 6:03:00 PM

9/9/20 - Adjunct News

  • Connect Students With Academic Counseling
  • Webster University Mourns Officer Tamarris “T” Bohannon, Undergrad Alum
  • University Leadership Responds to Community Incidents in Webster Groves
  • Webster Speaks Welcomes Olympian Jackie Joyner Kersee; Next Episode to Address “Growing Up In the Era of Black Lives Matter”
  • Check Webster.edu/COVID19 for University Updates
  • Nominations Requested for Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker
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Posted: 9/4/2020 4:20:00 PM

9/4/20 - Adjunct News

  • Student Success Portal: Early Term Progress Survey Launches Today, September 4
  • Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker
  • Applications for the Leif J. Sverdrup 2021 Global Teaching Fellowships and the Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Now being Accepted.
  • Chief Diversity Officer Honored by St. Louis Business Journal
  • U.S. Embassy Uses Recent “Webster Speaks” Session for Lunch-N-Learn
  • Remembering Elizabeth Thurmond Robb: Alumna, Former Trustee, and Webster Advocate
  • Academic Testing Center Reopens
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Posted: 8/21/2020 5:02:00 PM

8/21/20 - Adjunct News

  • Covid-19 Resources & Information
  • Applications for the 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Now Being Accepted
  • The Academic Advising Center Offers Limited Walk-Up Advising
  • 2020 Homecoming and Alumni Weekend Plans Modified
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Posted: 8/13/2020 4:00:00 PM

8/13/20 - Adjunct News

  • Faculty & Staff: Take a Break — Zoom Coffee Breaks and Happy Hours Available
  • Updated Pay Dates Are Posted
  • Next “Webster Speaks” Series Examines Race Coverage By the Media — August 19
  • Coronavirus Information, Resources and Updates
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Posted: 8/7/2020 9:17:00 PM

8/7/20 - Adjunct News

  • Coronavirus Updates and Information
  • Adjunct Faculty Pay Dates for 2020-21 School Year Posted
  • ZOOM Beta Launch Underway and Available for Faculty and Staff
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Posted: 7/30/2020 1:40:00 PM

7/30/20 - Adjunct News

  • Webster Speaks Schedule Announced, Recordings of Previous Episodes Now Available
  • Registration Open for Teaching and Technology Virtual Conference 2020
  • Return to Teaching Update From the Task Force On Transition and Adaptability
  • Webster Mourns Kimberly Harrick, School of Education Adjunct Faculty Member
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Posted: 7/24/2020 4:00:00 PM

7/24/20 - Adjunct News

  • Incomplete Grade Guidance
  • Webpage for University Information Concerning Covid-19
  • Witnessing Whiteness: Enrollment is Closed; YWCA Is An Option
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Posted: 7/17/2020 1:57:00 PM

7/17/20 - Adjunct News

  • Webster Speaks Guests, July 22: Urban League President Michael McMillan and Newly-Elected Ferguson Mayor Ella Jones
  • ZOOM Video Conferencing Tool of Choice For Webster University
  • Emerson Library Reopening August 17 — With Safety Changes
  • Latest Webster World Report Podcast Now Available
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Posted: 7/8/2020 7:19:00 PM

7/8/20 - Adjunct News

  • St. Louis American Publisher and Executive Editor First “Webster Speaks” Guest — Virtual Seminar Series to Foster Discussion on Race, Equity and Inclusion
  • Academic Resource Center Opens Temporary Testing Center During Renovations
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Posted: 7/2/2020 7:07:00 PM

7/2/20 - Adjunct News

  • Grade Due Dates Are Approaching
  • Academic Resource Center Posts Survey Feedback
  • Gorloks Now! Fund Surpasses Goal
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Posted: 6/18/2020 4:40:00 PM

6/18/20 - Adjunct News

  • IT Outage Information
  • Juneteenth A Paid Holiday for U.S. Employees
  • St. Louis Community Scholarship Announced
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Posted: 6/9/2020 6:52:00 PM

6/9/20 - Adjunct News

  • University Installs Sign Expressing Support for Black Lives Matter, Racial Equality, and Justice
  • Chancellor, President, and Chief Diversity Officer Outline Actions Underway To Fight Systemic Racism and Support Racial Equity
  • Early-Term Progress Surveys Launch June 12
  • Note: Incomplete Completion Timelines Reduced from One Year to Two Terms
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Posted: 6/3/2020 2:38:00 PM

6/3/20 - Adjunct News

  • Webster University Announces Plans for Fall Term 2020 and to Re-Open
  • Chancellor Beth Stroble, President Julian Schuster and Chief Diversity Officer Vincent Flewellen Comment on the Death of George Floyd and Civil Unrest
  • Cheryl Fritz Named Chief Human Resources Officer
  • School of Communications Alum Shares Pulitzer Prize
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Posted: 5/15/2020 8:14:00 AM

5/14/20 - Message from the Chancellor and the President

This week we mark the conclusion of a particularly dramatic year in Webster’s 105-year history. Read More >

Posted: 5/15/2020 7:43:00 AM

5/15/20 - Adjunct News

  • Latest COVID-19 Updates
  • Virtual Commencement 2020: Watch the Replay
  • Chancellor Stroble Reflects on Commencement and University Accomplishments
  • Webster Collaboratory Scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 - Thursday, May 21
  • Episode 6 of the Webster World Report Podcast Now Available
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Posted: 5/6/2020 10:41:00 AM

5/6/20 - Adjunct News

  • President Julian Schuster Interviewed on St. Louis’ KTRS-Radio on Getting Back to School
  • Adjunct Faculty Members Receive Kemper Awards
  • Virtual Commencement on Track and on Schedule
  • Chancellor Stroble Panel Discussion with St. Louis-Area Higher Ed Leaders
  • Student Success Portal by Starfish Offers New Features
  • Webster Dance Students Staying Connected While Home
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Posted: 5/5/2020 12:20:00 PM

5/5/20 - Remembering Betsy Schmutz, Former Chief HR Officer

In a letter to the Webster community, Chancellor Elizabeth Stroble and President Julian Schuster announced the passing of Betsy Schmutz, former associate vice president and chief human resources officer on Friday, May 1. Read More >

Posted: 4/24/2020 1:36:00 PM

4/24/20 - Adjunct News

  • As End of Term Approaches – Incomplete Grade Guidance
  • Chancellor Beth Stroble Interviewed
  • Webster Report Podcasts Are Now Available
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Posted: 4/14/2020 12:35:00 PM

4/14/20 - Adjunct News

  • Send a Message of Support to the Class of 2020
  • Chancellor Stroble: Media Gravitate to Webster University Experts On A Variety of Topics
  • Webster World Report Podcast 2, Now Available
  • Webster At Home: Take Time For Yourself
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Posted: 4/10/2020 12:12:00 PM

4/10/20 - Message from the Webster University COVID-19 Task Force

In its latest update, the COVID-19 Task Force announced all Summer Term instruction in the St. Louis area and at remote locations across the United States will be conducted remotely. Read More >

Posted: 4/8/2020 3:42:00 PM

A Note from Chancellor Beth Stroble

Greetings once again from Webster University. While I may not be physically on campus, I remain connected and committed to the Webster community each and every day. I am proud of the ways our faculty, staff, students and alumni have rallied to support each other and their communities during these unprecedented times. Read More >

Posted: 4/8/2020 11:30:00 AM

4/8/20 - Adjunct News

  • Chancellor Stroble Offers Features the University Nursing Program in Her Latest Update.
  • Bookmark the University’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Page
  • Webster World Report Podcast: Tune In
  • WebEx and WorldClassRoom Help
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Posted: 4/1/2020 2:00:00 PM

4/1/20 - Adjunct News

  • A Message From the President and the COVID-19 Task Force
  • While at Home Stay Healthy with Gorlock Strength
  • Biological Sciences Department Makes Donation to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis
  • Do Not Forget Early Term Progress Surveys
  • Webster Film Series Moves Online
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Posted: 4/1/2020 1:21:00 PM

3/31/20 - Message from the President and the COVID-19 Task Force

As promised in our communication of March 16, we continue to update our community on the conditions of the individuals who visited New York City on a Conservatory trip in early March.

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Posted: 4/1/2020 1:16:00 PM

3/30/20 - Message from the President and the COVID-19 Task Force

We are writing this evening to share more news regarding the groups of students, faculty and staff who visited New York City on a Conservatory trip in early March. As previously reported, an employee on that trip tested positive for COVID-19 about a week ago.

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Posted: 3/28/2020 9:38:00 PM

3/28/20 - A Note from Chancellor Beth Stroble

I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. On behalf of the Webster University community, President Julian Z. Shuster and I want you to know that you and your loved ones are on our minds and in our hearts.

We are living in unprecedented times, and nearly every day we are faced with new challenges. Despite the uncertainty around us, Webster University continues to model the pioneering spirit of our founders, and like generations of Gorloks before us, our community has rallied to ensure that our students receive a premier education.

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Posted: 3/25/2020 12:20:00 PM

3/25/20 - Adjunct News

  • Chancellor Elizabeth Stroble and President Julian Schuster Comment On Current Events
  • Although We’re Teaching Online, Do Not Forget Spring 2 Early Term Progress Surveys
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Posted: 3/25/2020 12:18:00 PM

Student Success Portal Spring 2 Early Term Progress Survey launches March 27

The Spring 2, 2020, Early Term Progress Survey launches Friday, March 27, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, April 6, at 11 p.m. Central Time. This survey is distributed to all graduate and undergraduate Spring 2 term courses on-ground and online throughout the United States and at the Leiden campus.

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Posted: 3/23/2020 8:46:00 AM

3/22/20 - Message from the Webster University COVID-19 Task Force

As the main campus continues the transition to Modified Operations announced on March 18, unit leaders and Information Technology have worked quickly to prioritize and implement technology requests to enable the performance of critical operations from off campus whenever possible.

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Posted: 3/22/2020 4:43:00 PM

3/21/20 - Message from the Chancellor and the President

The international crisis continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and now it has taken a very personal turn for the University community. Today, we learned that a member of the Webster University community has tested positive for COVID-19.

When this employee initially reported being ill, they immediately put themselves in quarantine and alerted the University while awaiting test results. All other employees, students and others who this person had recently interacted with also were notified and they too have been in self-quarantine

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Posted: 3/22/2020 4:42:00 PM

3/21/20 - Message from the Webster University COVID-19 Task Force

We want to acknowledge again the tremendous effort our community has undertaken as we transition to remote working operations. We know the pandemic and these changes have been stressful. We are writing again to re-emphasize the need to support public health initiatives during this pandemic. As we have seen throughout the crisis, the situation changes sometimes on a daily basis and so we are communicating with you again due to the changing public health order [PDF] issued today by the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, and yesterday by the State of Illinois.

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Posted: 3/20/2020 7:28:00 PM

3/20/20 - Message from the Webster University COVID-19 Task Force

As the main campus in St. Louis moves to Modified Operations, we share the following updates affecting operations around our campus network.

Earlier this week we reported that a student enrolled at the Greenville, South Carolina, campus location was being tested for COVID-19 and instructed to self-quarantine. We are heartened to learn that the test was negative and at this point we do not have any known positive tests among our community members.

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Posted: 3/18/2020 7:19:00 PM

3/18/20 - Message from the President and the COVID-19 Task Force

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our way of life. All around the world we are seeing its drastic effects, among the individuals and families who are its direct victims, among the frontline workers and health systems that have been stretched by its spread, and in the anxiety and economic impact that has only begun to be felt.

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Posted: 3/17/2020 7:01:00 PM

3/17/20 - Message from the Webster University COVID-19 Task Force

The past week has seen so much adjustment, collaboration and new learning throughout our community. It has also created personal anxiety and challenges for so many as we balance the demands of daily public advisories affecting Webster with the uncertainty of a global pandemic that impacts our homes and our families.

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Posted: 3/17/2020 6:24:00 PM

3/16/20 - Message from the Webster University COVID-19 Task Force

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority, and that concern has guided our deliberations on how best to continue supporting Webster’s educational mission through the quickly evolving news and advisories related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among these are recommendations to limit person-to-person contact to the extent possible, including today’s guidance from the White House to limit gatherings to groups of 10 or fewer.

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Posted: 3/17/2020 6:16:00 PM

3/14/20 - Message from the Webster University COVID-19 Task Force

This is a lengthy message and we urge all members of the community to read it completely.

We realize this has been a stressful time of change for all of us and we appreciate how faculty and staff have rallied together to offer the best support for our students. Everyone’s contributions have been noticed and are appreciated.

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Posted: 3/12/2020 7:04:00 AM

3/12/20 - Message from the Webster University COVID-19 Task Force

As the worldwide response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, Webster’s COVID-19 Task Force is assessing the situation day-by-day. Read More >

Posted: 3/10/2020 1:14:00 PM

3/10/20 - Adjunct News

  • Webster University Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Communications
  • Undergrad and Graduate Spring 1 Grades Due Friday – Handling the “Incomplete (I)”
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Posted: 3/5/2020 2:14:00 PM

3/5/20 - Adjunct News

  • Midterm Progress Surveys Are Coming Soon – March 6, To Be Exact!
  • Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients Named
  • New Giving Society Honors Webster’s First African-American Graduates
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Posted: 2/27/2020 9:36:00 AM

Message from the President on coronavirus, impact on travel

On January 31, we shared a communication regarding the coronavirus outbreak, including information about its impact on our China operations, our global mobility programs for students and faculty, and our international campus operations. Read More >

Posted: 2/26/2020 9:54:00 AM

2/26/20 - Adjunct News

  • Focus Groups to Help Determine University Fundraising Priorities
  • Webster Testing Center Offers Distraction-Reduced Testing Services
  • Chancellor to Appear on Education Panel and Help Launch International Campaign Against Discrimination and Violence Toward Women
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Posted: 2/19/2020 9:56:00 AM

2/19/20 - Adjunct News

  • Stroble to Leads National Discussion on Equity, Access, and Success in Higher Education
  • LinkedIn Learning Now Available
  • Don’t Forget to Register for the Diversity & Inclusion Conference – Feb. 24-27
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Posted: 2/12/2020 10:06:00 AM

2/12/20 - Adjunct News

  • Don’t Forget to Register for the Upcoming Diversity & Inclusion Conference: Feb. 24-27
  • Stroble on Evolving Student/Parent Expectations
  • Webinars on WorldClassRoom’s Quizzes Tool Next Week
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Posted: 2/4/2020 4:16:00 PM

2/4/20 - Adjunct News

  • Don’t Forget to Take Mandatory Title IX Training Online
  • President’s Message on Coronavirus
  • Two Adjunct Faculty Members Receive Faculty Research Grants from the Office of the President
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Posted: 1/30/2020 12:40:00 PM

1/30/20 - Adjunct News

  • Academic Resource Center Offers Academic Counseling
  • Registration for Upcoming Diversity & Inclusion Conference Now Open
  • Upcoming Arcade Building Art Exhibit to Focus On Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation
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Posted: 1/22/2020 1:58:00 PM

1/22/20 - Adjunct News

  • Memorial Tribute to Dean Emeritus Peter Sargent of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Set for Thursday;
  • Remembering Board Chairman Emeritus George Herbert Walker, III
  • Learn About the Power of WorldClassRoom with Webinars on Jan. 23-24
  • Mandatory Online Title IX Training Coming
  • Response to W-2 Inquiry
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Posted: 1/8/2020 2:09:00 PM

1/8/20 - Adjunct News

  • Welcome Back: Key Spring Term Dates;
  • Student Success Portal Improvements;
  • Chess Team Headed to Final Four
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Posted: 12/19/2019 3:21:00 PM

12/19/19 - Grades Due Soon – Guidance on Issuing Incompletes

Grades Due Soon – Learn When to Give Incompletes
It’s hard to believe that Fall 1 and Fall 2 terms are over. With their conclusion comes grading. To help, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) has once again put together an overview of how to administer the issuance of “Incomplete” grades. To learn more read here.

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Posted: 12/17/2019 10:04:00 AM

12/17/19 - Adjunct News

  • Don’t Forget to Complete Your Adjunct Faculty Survey
  • Two From Webster Community Honored by St. Louis Publications
  • Two Webster Alums Instrumental in Success of ‘Frozen 2’
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Posted: 12/10/2019 2:59:00 PM

12/10/19 - Adjunct News

  • Adjunct Faculty Surveys Fielded, Due Dec. 18
  • ‘Bomb-itty of Errors’ at the Conservatory This Weekend
  • Mark Your Calendars: December Toast
  • Remembering Jean Maritz Hobler, Past University Trustee and Dance Patron
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Posted: 12/3/2019 8:58:00 AM

12/3/19 - Adjunct News

  • Webster University Mourns Dean Emeritus Peter Sargent
  • Remembering Retired Urban League President and 2000 Commencement Speaker James Buford
  • December Toast Scheduled for December 20 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Watch for Latest Adjunct Faculty Survey
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Posted: 11/26/2019 11:23:00 AM

11/26/19 - Adjunct News

  • Free Digital Access to the New York Times
  • Research Across Disciplines (RAD) Conference Coming
  • Graphic Design Showcase
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Posted: 11/18/2019 12:24:00 PM

11/18/19 - Adjunct News

  • Get your Fall 2 Early Term Progress Surveys In, Survey Closes TONIGHT!
  • Young Citizens Scholarships Awarded
  • Adjunct Faculty Member Named to the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners
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Posted: 11/8/2019 10:01:00 AM

11/8/19 - Adjunct News

  • Academic Resource Center (ARC) Offers Students Tips For Exam Prep
  • Student Success Portal Early Fall 2 Progress Surveys Roll Out Today
  • Streamlined Guest Wi-Fi Procedures Introduced
  • Uzbekistan Campus Now Officially Open
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Posted: 11/1/2019 7:28:00 AM

11/1/19 - Adjunct News

  • Dates for Spring “Coffees & Conversations” with Chancellor and President Announced
  • Academic Resource Center Conducting Plagiarism Focus Groups For Faculty/Staff
  • WebsterLearns Now Powered by LinkedIn Learning
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Posted: 10/24/2019 1:48:00 PM

REMINDER: Fall Grades Due Tomorrow, 10/25

  • Tips on Incomplete Grades
  • Teaching Festival Proposals Now Being Accepted
  • Webster University Ranked #2 University in Missouri & 38th in Midwest.
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Posted: 10/18/2019 10:01:00 AM

10/18/19 - Adjunct News

  • Fall Grades Due Oct. 25 – Tips On Incomplete Grades
  • Academic Resource Center (ARC) Open During Fall Break
  • October is Disability Awareness Month
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Posted: 10/9/2019 5:07:00 PM

10/9/19 - Adjunct News

  • Cybersecurity Program Receives National Accreditation
  • Uzbekistan Set to Become Webster University’s Largest International Location
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Posted: 10/3/2019 8:25:00 AM

10/3/19 - Adjunct News

  • Tuition Freeze for Full-Time Undergrads for the 2020-21 Academic Year;
  • Academic Resource Center (ARC) Provides Testing Center Services;
  • Don’t Forget the Webster University’s Accessibility Podcast Series
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Posted: 9/24/2019 1:57:00 PM

9/24/19 - Adjunct News

Stroble and Schuster Appointed Chancellor and President, Respectively; Alumni Weekend Coming Up; The Writing Center Offers Assistance Read More >

Posted: 9/9/2019 1:45:00 PM


Webster University Jumps 6 Places In US News College Survey; Party Today (September 9) At EAB from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Read More >

Posted: 9/9/2019 11:08:00 AM

9/9/19 - Adjunct News

Don’t Forget to Complete Your Early Term Student Progress Reports; Nominations for 2020 Degree Commencement Speakers Now Being Accepted; Fritz Named Interim HR Chief Read More >

Posted: 8/29/2019 9:48:00 AM

8/29/19 - Adjunct News

Be Sure to Verify Undergrad Student Attendance – Find Out How; Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Accepting Applications; Coffee & Conversations Schedule Change Reminder Read More >

Posted: 8/16/2019 1:36:00 PM

8/16/19 - Adjunct News

Coffee & Conversations (Town Hall) SCHEDULE CHANGE! Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Applications NOW Being Accepted; Seeking Faculty, Staff and Student Presenters for Upcoming St. Louis Conference of International Educators Read More >

Posted: 8/9/2019 11:25:00 AM

U.S.-based Adjunct Faculty Are ***NOT*** Required to Complete Privacy and GDPR Training Courses

Important Training Note for U.S.-Based Adjunct Faculty
Although Privacy and GDPR training courses were announced and implemented with a due date for completion of Friday, August 23, 2019, U.S.-based adjunct faculty are not required to complete this training.

For those working outside the U.S., please visit https://websteruaware.mediapro.com/ for more information.

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Posted: 8/8/2019 10:25:00 AM

8/8/19 - Adjunct News

Save Some Dates – Coffee & Conversation (Town Hall) with the President, Provost, and Deans Faculty Networking Fair Read More >

Posted: 8/1/2019 9:29:00 AM

8/1/19 - Adjunct News

New Podcasts Focus on Providing Access to Students with Disabilities; Webster University Athletes Honored for Academic Accomplishments Read More >

Posted: 7/26/2019 4:32:00 PM

End of Summer Guidance on Posting Grades of “Incomplete”

Guidance for posting “incomplete” grades can be found here. Please review before the Summer term grading period ends on August 9.

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Posted: 7/12/2019 12:07:00 PM

7/12/19 - Adjunct News

Microsoft 365 Outlook enhancements; Adjunct faculty “Coffee and Conversations” scheduled for Fall 2019; Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational chess tournament largest ever Read More >

Posted: 6/27/2019 12:24:00 PM

Summer Term Grading Deadlines & Guidance on Posting Grades of “Incomplete”

  1. Grades for Undergraduate first 5-week session courses are due Friday, July 5.
  2. Grades must be posted by the end of the day Friday, July 5, and may not be left as In Progress (IP)
  3. Any Incomplete (I) grades posted must have the required accompanying paperwork submitted with them. For more information and relevant links, visit here.
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Posted: 6/24/2019 4:03:00 PM

6/24/19 - Adjunct News

Summer Early Term Progress Surveys Due Before 11 p.m. Tonight (June 24); 15-Inch MacBook Pros Recalled; Additional Bee Blitz Dates Read More >

Posted: 6/19/2019 8:37:00 AM

6/19/19 - Adjunct News

Don’t Forget Student Success Portal Program Assessments; Academic Catalogue For 2019-20 Online; Learn How to Collaborate Online Using Office 365 OneDrive; Volunteerism Task Forces Formed – Need Members Read More >

Posted: 6/7/2019 10:40:00 AM

6/7/19 - Adjunct News

Starfish Early Term Progress Assessments Launch June 14; Webster Sports Excel; Student Global Leadership Summit Held Read More >

Posted: 5/31/2019 5:02:00 PM

5/31/19 - Adjunct News

Update Your Student Success Portal Information; Gorloks World Series Bound; Dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Named Read More >

Posted: 5/24/2019 11:10:00 AM

5/24/19 - Adjunct News

Coffee & Conversations (Adjunct Town Halls) Sessions Scheduled for Fall Term; Guidance for Tracking Class Attendance and Add/Drop Schedules; New University Seal Unveiled Read More >

Posted: 5/10/2019 11:34:00 AM

Academic Resource Center (ARC) issues guidance for the issuance of “Incomplete” grades

What To Consider When Giving A Student An Incomplete

As the spring term comes to a close, issuing final grades is just around the corner. Accordingly, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) has issued once again some tips and guidance on giving students a grade of “Incomplete.” Take a look here for their suggestions.

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Posted: 5/2/2019 11:19:00 AM

5/2/19 - Adjunct News

Commencement Info Resource; Adjunct Faculty Surveys Coming; Retiring Dean to be Honored; Email Scams – Be Vigilant; Stroble One of 35 Women Making a Difference in Higher Ed; Read More >

Posted: 4/19/2019 10:02:00 AM

4/19/19 - Adjunct News

Jack Galmiche, Webster Board Vice Chair Dies at 71; Update on Education Grant to Train English as a Second Language Educators; Fine Arts on Display at Webster: Dance Ensemble Concert and Conservatory Performances Coming Up. Read More >

Posted: 4/9/2019 8:53:00 AM

4/9/19 - Adjunct News

Commencement is just around the corner! Leadership changes; Webster University Dance Ensemble spring concert takes place April 26-28. Read More >

Posted: 4/4/2019 9:09:00 AM

4/4/19 - Adjunct News

Student Success Portal: Don’t Forget Student Progress Surveys and Let Us Know What You Think of the Service; Interview Session For Director of Undergrad Admissions Candidate; Study Help for Students Preparing for Finals; Become a Scholarly Teacher: Check Out the Reflective Teaching Community Read More >

Posted: 3/29/2019 11:01:00 AM

3/29/19 - Adjunct News

Spring 2 Progress Surveys Launch Today; Student Writing Webinar; Grant Writing Workshops On Tap; ‘The Little Prince’ Latest Conservatory Production; Message From the President, Provost, and Chief Diversity Officer On New Zealand Terror Attacks Read More >

Posted: 3/22/2019 1:53:00 PM

3/22/19 - Adjunct News

Faculty Development Center Announces Active Learning Tuesdays; All You Need To Know About Webster’s 100th Commencement Read More >

Posted: 3/13/2019 9:59:00 AM

3/13/19 - Important Guidance on Grades From Academic Affairs

Now that the Spring Semester has concluded, please take a look at the timetable and grading guidance from the office of Academic Affairs. You may find their message hereRead More >

Posted: 3/6/2019 1:25:00 PM

3/6/19 - Adjunct News

Coffee & Conversations (Town Hall) Summary Available: ARC Offers Guidance on Giving Incomplete Grades; Kemper Speaker & Workshop Coming Up; Student Success Portal Midterm Surveys Open March 8; Online Financial Goals Progress Assessment Available Read More >

Posted: 2/22/2019 11:24:00 AM

2/22/19 - Adjunct News

New policies for dropping classes and tuition refunds; Webster University honored by local women’s foundation; Expense report changes underway; February 26-28 Diversity & Inclusion conference registration still open; University leadership visits Washington, D.C. Read More >

Posted: 2/12/2019 9:20:00 AM

2/12/19 - Adjunct News

Webster University Receives $124,000 Grant; Countdown To the 100th Commencement: University Seal Redesign Competition; Diversity & Inclusion Conference Registration Remains Open; ARC Focus Groups Read More >

Posted: 2/5/2019 6:20:00 PM

2/6/19 - Adjunct News

Academic Resource Center (ARC) Focus Groups; School of Ed’s MA in Reading Earns National Recognition Read More >

Posted: 1/30/2019 12:42:00 PM

1/30/19 - Adjunct News

Be part of the 2019 Teaching Festival; Student progress surveys due; New guidelines for medical absences and flexible assignments in place; Adjunct faculty development fund applications now being accepted; Diversity & Inclusion Conference coming up; Student leadership nominations sought; Deadline For 2019-20 curriculum proposals fast-approaching

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Posted: 1/22/2019 5:16:00 PM

1/22/19 - Adjunct News

Town Hall with President, Provost & Deans on Wednesday; Remarks From Spring Convocation Available; Walker School Reaccredited Read More >

Posted: 12/20/2018 12:48:00 PM

12/20/18 - Adjunct News

A Holiday Message from the President & Provost; Adjunct Faculty Survey Underway; Coffee & Conversations (To town Halls) Location Set; Hopmann Named ADA Academic Coordinator. Read More >

Posted: 12/12/2018 8:53:00 AM

12/12/18 - Adjunct News

Find Out About the New Waitlist Management System; Two Surveys Seek Adjunct Faculty Input Read More >

Posted: 12/5/2018 12:19:00 PM

12/5/18 - Adjunct News

Spring Term Coffee & Conversations With President & Provost Scheduled; Teaching Award Nominations Sought; Interfaith Panel on Religious Diversity and Inclusion to Be Held; Academic Resource Center Appointments Urged, Holiday Hours Announced; Check Webster Conservatory’s Production of Chekhov’s “Three Sisters.” Read More >

Posted: 11/29/2018 9:16:00 AM

11/29/18 - Adjunct News

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Dean’s Award for Service; Multi-Faith Prayer/Meditation Room Survey; Upcoming Holiday Parties; Finals Help for Students; Sargent Stepping Down As Dean; Remembering Steve Winter Read More >

Posted: 11/16/2018 2:12:00 PM

11/16/18 - Adjunct News

Final Exam and Studying Tips Available; President & Provost to Host Faculty and Staff Holiday Party; Webster University Online Learning & Degree Programs Earn Another Accolade Read More >

Posted: 11/5/2018 10:35:00 AM

11/5/18 - Adjunct News

President & Provost Respond to Pittsburgh Events; WalletHub Gives Webster University High Ranking; Innovation and Professional Development Center Announced Read More >

Posted: 10/23/2018 8:25:00 PM

10/24/18 - Adjunct News

Midterm Progress Surveys for Students Now Available; Check Out This Week’s Disability Awareness Month Tip Read More >

Posted: 10/19/2018 4:14:00 PM

10/19/18 - Adjunct News

President/Provost Message About Tolerance & Diversity; Disability Awareness Month Tip; New Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Named; European Privacy Laws: What If Someone Requests Their Data Be Erased? Be A Mentor – Deadline for Apps is 10/19 Read More >

Posted: 10/12/2018 7:18:00 AM

10/12/18 - Adjunct News

Just ONE Implementation Team Update Meeting Left – Please Attend 10/15! Understanding GDPR, Take Our Quiz; CBS Correspondent to Visit Webster University 10/19; Check Out Disability Awareness Month Tips Read More >

Posted: 10/5/2018 10:46:00 AM

10/5/18 - Adjunct News

Implementation Team Discussion Forums Scheduled; FERPA Training Required for All Employees; Coffee & Conversations (Formerly Adjunct Town Hall) Summary Posted; Sverdrup Grand Re-Opening Scheduled 10/16; Don’t Miss the Conservatory’s Production of ‘The Fantastiks;’ Webster Hall Food Pantry Open for Those In Need – Donations Also Accepted Read More >

Posted: 9/27/2018 2:38:00 PM

9/27/18 - Adjunct News

Second-Largest Incoming Class and Webster Again Receives High Marks in U.S. News Rankings; Reunion Weekend Coming; Walker School Hosting Midwestern Academy of Management Conference in October. Read More >

Posted: 9/10/2018 9:43:00 AM

9/10/18 - Adjunct News

This week’s highlights in Adjunct News: fall convocation video, town hall and college/school faculty meetings coming up, Webster University Health Fair On Tap

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Posted: 8/30/2018 7:37:00 PM

8/30/18 - Adjunct News

President/Provost Town Halls Coming (Note new times); Academic Affairs Newsletter Available; Top marks for Webster in Diversity Survey; Former Adjuncts Secure Full-Time Positions. Read More >

Posted: 8/22/2018 11:44:00 AM

8/22/18 - Adjunct News

Fall Convocation to be Held Tomorrow (Thursday); Webster Resources Ready to Help Students and Faculty; Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Applications Being Accepted; Suggest Webster University’s 2019 and 100th Commencement Speaker! Read More >

Posted: 8/9/2018 3:53:00 PM

8/10/18 - Adjunct News

Learn More About Cost Containment Issues and Implementation Activities; Webster Campus to be designated as a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus effective Aug. 15, 2018.

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Posted: 7/18/2018 10:11:00 PM

7/19/18 - Meetings with President & Provost; Webster Athlete Honored by NCAA; Adjunct Faculty Member Podcast

Meet the President & Provost, School/College Deans Dates Announced

Formerly known as “Town Hall Meetings,” the president and provost will join with the deans of the colleges and schools to host an informal meet and greet. As with the town halls, the president and provost will give updates on the University, and welcome your questions or comments.

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Posted: 7/3/2018 9:20:00 AM

7/3/18 - Adjunct News

Outstanding Alums Named; Bookstore: Please Order Teaching Materials Read More >

Posted: 6/22/2018 8:22:00 AM

6/22/18 - Adjunct News

New Director Named for Career Planning Center; Meet the Candidate for the Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Position.

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Posted: 6/13/2018 11:42:00 AM

6/13/18 - Kemper Award Winners Named; Student Athletes Honored

Adjunct Faculty Members Awarded Kemper Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Adjunct faculty members Eric Flack and Henry Garcia were each awarded Kemper awards to recognize their many teaching contributions.

Flack, is a faculty member in the School of Education’s Multidisciplinary Studies Department, while Garcia teaches at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas as part of the Procurement and Acquisitions program offered by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

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Posted: 6/8/2018 10:34:00 AM

6/8/18 - Adjunct News

Parking Fees Remain Unchanged, BUT WiFi Settings Will Change for U.S. Campuses.

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Posted: 5/8/2018 3:43:00 PM

5/8/18 - Update on Stronger Webster Initiatives and Presidential Scholarship Recipients Named

Commencement on Tap This Weekend!

Those adjunct faculty wishing to take part in this weekend’s upcoming commencement ceremony at the MUNY in Forest Park should inform their dean immediately. For an overview of the day’s events and activities, please visit here.. Please note the procession of graduates will start promptly at 8:50 a.m. The previous link also includes information about the individual ceremonies for each of the schools and colleges. The link also background information on commencement speaker Michael McMIllan, president and CEO of the St. Louis Urban League.

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Posted: 4/27/2018 10:44:00 AM

4/27/18 - Upcoming Discussion Sessions for a Stronger Webster

All faculty and staff are invited to a series of discussion sessions about ideas for a stronger Webster University. The University faces challenges and we invite your participation as we look toward transformational solutions. The dates and locations for these sessions are:

  • Tuesday, May 1, from noon to 1 p.m. CDT in EAB 102;
  • Wednesday, May 2, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CDT in EAB 102;
  • Friday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. CDT in Sunnen Lounge; and
  • Friday, May 4, from noon to 1 p.m. CDT in Sunnen Lounge.

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Posted: 4/25/2018 1:46:00 PM

4/25/18 - As end of term approaches, find out about the following:

  • President & Provost Communication on University Budget and Long-Term Plan
  • Commencement Details
  • Don’t Forget Students Must Register!
  • Walker School Management Department Elects Chair
  • School of Communication Adjunct Faculty and Students Honored
  • Student Success Portal by Starfish Office Hours
  •  Read More >

    Posted: 4/13/2018 11:50:00 AM

    4/13/18 - Check out the latest news and happenings at Webster University

  • Equity in Education Conference tomorrow, April 14
  • Webster 365 and FREE Online Storage
  • Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program Now Accepting Applications
  • Webster University In the News
  •  Read More >

    Posted: 3/28/2018 12:01:00 PM

    3/28/18 - From Baseball to Working Students: News and Upcoming Events at Webster

    • Conservatory at 50: A Celebration
    • Outstanding Alums
    • National Student Worker Employees Appreciation Week
    • Webster Day at Busch Stadium
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    Posted: 3/23/2018 2:45:00 PM

    3/23/18 - Commencement and Construction Updates

    It may not exactly feel like spring, but it is officially here and that means Commencement is just around the corner. Please look at this link for for an overview of activities for the day. If you have any questions about the events, please check with your department chair.

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    Posted: 3/15/2018 2:25:00 PM

    3/15/18 - Check out this week’s headlines

    • Steve Winter Named Chief Human Resources Officer
    • Jump Start Your Wellness Routine with the Destination Wellness Challenge
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    Posted: 3/8/2018 11:22:00 AM

    3/8/18 - Latest Updates from Webster University

    • Adjunct Faculty Surveys In the Field: TOMORROW, March 9, 2018.
    • Fulbright Scholarship Awarded to Adjunct Faculty Member
    • Proposals Sought for Teaching and Technology Conference
    • Conservatory Celebrates 50 Years with Theatre and Dinner.
     Read More >

    Posted: 2/20/2018 1:46:00 PM

    2/21/18 - Check Out the Latest Goings On At Webster University

    • Checking Your Contact Info for the University Alert System
    • The production of "Men on Boats" at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts
    • Global Leadership Academy Accolades
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    Posted: 2/7/2018 1:12:00 PM

    2/7/18 - Adjunct News

      This week’s edition includes information on the following:
    • PDF Overview of the Student Success Portal
    • Open House at the Academic Resource Center
    • Upcoming Diversity & Inclusion Conference
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    Posted: 1/30/2018 4:13:00 PM

    1/30/18 - This Week’s Headlines

    • Last Adjunct Town Hall Tomorrow
    • Graduation Petitions Due
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    Posted: 1/23/2018 8:55:00 AM

    1/23/18 - Adjunct News

    • Student Success Portal Links Now Accessible in Canvas (WorldClassRoom) and Connections; Support Also Available
    • Leif Sverdrup Faculty Mobility Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
    • Library Searches and Info Now More Smart-Device Friendly
    • Chief Diversity Officer Nicole Roach Outlines Strategies for Success In the Role.
     Read More >

    Posted: 1/10/2018 9:59:00 AM

    Learn More About the Following Upcoming Events and Activities at Webster University

    • Don’t miss Spring Convocation (Jan. 11 at 1 p.m) or the Adjunct Town Hall Meetings (Jan. 25 and Jan. 31).
    • Chess Team Takes National Tournament
    • Seminar Brings Webster University Students Into the Webster Groves Community.
    •  Read More >

    Posted: 12/19/2017 4:12:00 PM

    12/19/17 - Adjunct News

    • Grading: Incompletes Know When To Use It
    • Town Hall Meetings: Dates & Times Announced
    • Urban League’s McMillan Named Commencement Speaker
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    Posted: 12/15/2017 10:07:00 AM

    Happy Holidays from Webster University!

    As we reflect on 2017 and anticipate 2018, we asked our Webster University community of faculty, staff and students: What’s your wish for the world?

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    Posted: 12/13/2017 12:38:00 PM

    12/13/17 - Latest Adjunct Faculty News & Information

    • Kemper Award Nominations Being Sought
    • School Ed’s Fyfe to Retire
    • New Dean of Libraries Named
    • Key Year- and Semester-End Dates
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    Posted: 12/1/2017 1:42:00 PM

    12/1/17 - Adjunct News

    Key End-Of Semester Dates; Faculty Research Symposium Seeking Proposals & Kemper Speaker Announced, Along with Other News Read More >

    Posted: 11/15/2017 1:00:00 PM

    11/15/17 - Take A Look At This Week’s Headlines:

    • Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Seminars
    • Update on Sverdrup Construction & Renovations
    • Tips for Finals Prep
    • Novelist Curtis Sittenfeld To Visit Webster University
    • The Conservatory of Theater Arts At Webster University To Present “As You Like It”
    • Video of Sidney Blumenthal’s Remarks Available
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    Posted: 11/3/2017 12:42:00 PM

    11/3/17 - Latest News & Information for Our Adjunct Faculty: Lots Going On Next Week

    • Political Counselor and Author Sidney Blumenthal to Visit Webster Groves Campus
    • School of Communications Career Week Begins
    • Academic Resource Center (ARC) Hosts Info Table
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    Posted: 10/27/2017 4:28:00 PM

    Take a look at this week’s headlines…

    • Browning Hall Dedication Highlights and Virtual Tour
    • U.S. News & World Report Gives Webster High Marks
    • Interim ADA Coordinator Named
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    Posted: 10/18/2017 10:31:00 AM

    Browning Hall Dedication & Symposium Thursday; New Adjunct Resources and Upcoming Deadlines

    Today’s post covers the following: Browning Hall (Interdisciplinary Science Bldg.) Dedication & Academic Symposium Thursday; Student Success Portal Now Available; Travel Tips For Int’l Travelers; Important Deadlines: Guidance For Incompletes & Software Ordering. Read More >

    Posted: 10/6/2017 6:07:00 AM

    Title IX & Misconduct Statement; Human Rights Conference; Broeder Named Global Leadership Academy Director

    Many in the Webster University community have expressed concern about recent federal directives on handling reports/complaints of sexual assaults. In a statement issued to the Webster Community, President Beth Stroble, Provost Julian Schuster and Chief Human Resources Officer and Title IX Coordinator Betsy Schmutz reaffirmed the University’s commitment to maintaining a safe learning and working environment free of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and other misconduct. Moreover, they also said the university will continue to provide education aimed at prevention of sexual misconduct and strive to have a fair and equitable process for addressing complaints of sexual violence or misconduct.

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    Posted: 9/29/2017 2:10:00 PM

    9/29/17 - Adjunct News

    With issuance of President Trump’s September 24 Executive Order, the “travel ban” has been modified. While the University values the mobility of students, faculty and staff, it asks that international students and scholars planning to travel outside of the U.S. keep in mind that re-entry has never been, nor is it currently, guaranteed.

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    Posted: 9/20/2017 8:20:00 PM

    9/20/17 - Fall Town Adjunct Faculty Town Halls Conclude: Read the Summary

    Recently, President Beth Stroble, Provost Julian Schuster, and the Deans of the schools and colleges held two town hall meetings for adjunct faculty. The sessions were intended to:

    • Provide an update on upcoming issues and events from the University Administration and the college/school Deans
    • Offer an overview of results from the adjunct communications survey
    • Respond to questions and comments from those in attendance

    Click here for a recap of the information and discussions.

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    Posted: 9/18/2017 3:12:00 PM

    9/18/17 - A Message from the President and Provost

    Please take a moment to read the message from President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster about recent evens in St. Louis following the Jason Stockley verdict.

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    Posted: 9/14/2017 11:19:00 AM

    9/14/17 Adjunct News

    Today’s post covers the following: Messages From the President & Provost statement building community at Webster & a statement on DACA; School of Ed receives large grant to fund teacher education; Adjunct Faculty Development Grant application deadline **tomorrow**; Webster Alerts and other resources for adjuncts; Homecoming this weekend. Read More >

    Posted: 9/5/2017 2:35:00 PM

    8/31/17 - A Message from the President and Provost

    Welcome to the 2017-18 academic school year. We hope you had an enjoyable and productive summer, and want to take this opportunity to update you on a few of the events and milestones coming up.

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    Posted: 8/30/2017 5:35:00 PM

    President & Provost Message of Welcome & Inclusion; Town Halls; Parking Permits; Homecoming; Dean Honored

    President & Provost Message of Welcome & Inclusion

    As the school year commences, President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster share a message of welcome and discuss the importance of embracing our differences and rejecting hatred and bigotry, while nurturing an inclusive, welcoming campus community.

    Town Hall Meetings Scheduled – President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster are joining with the deans to again host two Town Hall meetings for adjunct faculty. They will be held on Tuesday, September 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, September 7 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Both meetings will be held in the EAB 253/262. These provide an opportunity to meet the two newest academic deans: Dr. Simone Cummings of the Walker School of Business and Technology and Dr. Tony Wallner, who is leading the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Parking Permits $20 For The Entire Academic Year; Free Metro Passes Also Available

    Adjunct faculty will pay $20 to park on the Webster Groves campus for the entire academic year.

    Homecoming September 15-16: Registration Now Open

    Adjunct faculty, staff, alumni and students are all invited to the Webster Groves campus Homecoming and Reunion weekend on September 15-16. Don’t miss out!

    Dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Honored

    Peter Sargent, Dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, was honored by the National Educational Theatre Association and given the organization’s Founder’s Award.

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    Posted: 8/17/2017 4:20:00 PM

    8/17/17 - Adjunct Faculty Development Funds Application Process

    Applications Now Being Accepted For Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

    The application process is underway for the Adjunct Faculty Development Fund, a program introduced by the Office of the Provost in Spring 2016 to support professional development, professional travel and research opportunities for Webster University (United States) adjunct faculty.

    Visit here for more information about the application process. Please note that funding requests should be for the period June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.

    Deadline for applications is Friday, September 15.

    For more information, please contact Rita Smith, director of Academic Resources and Planning in the Office of Academic Affairs, at kosemund@webster.edu, or 314-246-6914.

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    Posted: 7/14/2017 1:07:00 PM

    It’s Here! Learn How To Use Office 365 Email and Shared Calendar Functions.

    During the weekend of July 15-16th, 2017, your email will be transitioned to the NEW Office 365 Email & Calendar at Webster University. You can access your email by following these step-by-step instructions.

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    Posted: 7/11/2017 9:57:00 AM

    7/11/17 Adjunct News

    Travel Ban Information; Three Films By Adjunct Filmmaker Featured In the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase, July 16; Associate Dean Named For School of Communications

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    Posted: 5/18/2017 9:01:00 AM

    Don’t Forget To Fill Out Your Adjunct Survey – DUE Friday, May 19

    As part of our ongoing efforts to engage our St. Louis adjunct faculty and improve and enhance the teaching experience, we introduced an online survey with 12 (brief) questions on Tuesday, May 9.

    The survey will close on Friday, May 19, please take a moment to fill it out and tell us what you think!

    Link to the survey

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    Posted: 5/9/2017 9:35:00 AM

    5/9/17 - A Message from the President and Provost

    Feedback is essential within any organization, and Webster University is no different. It can help identify challenges, recognize successes, and surface worthwhile suggestions.

    For these reasons, we encourage you to share your thoughts about your teaching experience as an on ground and/or online adjunct faculty member in the St. Louis area.

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    Posted: 5/5/2017 9:47:00 AM

    5/5/17 - Office of Academic Affairs’ Focus on Academics Newsletter Now Available

    The newsletter, which can be found online here, covers a variety of topics, including the following:

    • Preparations now underway for Webster University’s upcoming reaccreditation visit by the Higher Learning Commission.
    • Registration for the Global Citizenship Collaboratory is now open. With a theme of “Evidence in Action,” the event will be held May 23-24 in the East Academic Building. Registration closes on May 19.
    • Provost’s 2017-18 Faculty Fellows announced.
    • Faculty Grants and Office of Research updates
    • Trends and best practices in higher education.

    Don’t forget to read the publication in its entirety here.

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    Posted: 4/24/2017 11:28:00 AM

    4/24/17 - Adjunct News

    Webster University Board of Trustees Elects New Leadership; Chance Encounter With Adjunct Leads To “Hamilton” Job For One Webster Alum.

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    Posted: 4/21/2017 10:36:00 AM

    4/21/17 - Surveys Give Webster High Marks for Online Academic Programs and Social Mobility

    The world is taking note of Webster University! Two recent studies ranked Webster as one of America’s best for online programming and for social mobility.

    A recent study by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org found that the university offers the best online programming for those who live in Missouri and who are pursuing a bachelor’s or a master’s degree online. Nationally, the school ranks sixth among the more than 1,400 programs evaluated, behind such academic powerhouses as the University of Wisconsin, Harvard University and University of Southern California.

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    Posted: 4/12/2017 9:56:00 AM

    4/12/17 - Graduation Questions?

    Find out how to learn about your college or school’s graduation plans in this week’s news summary. Read More >

    Posted: 4/7/2017 3:20:00 PM

    4/7/17 - Adjunct News

    This week’s news items cover a survey on whether the Webster Groves Campus should be smoke free; in addition event information on commencement (May 13) and the School of Education’s annual conference, “Equity in Education: Social Justice,” which starts tomorrow are also included.

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    Posted: 3/28/2017 2:32:00 PM

    3/28/17 - Adjunct News

    High Fives All Around: Chess Team Wins National Championship – 5th straight year!; Webster University School of Education One of Missouri’s Best; and Biological Sciences Department Selected For Research Program

    Welcome Spring 2. As everyone gets settled in with the new term, check out these news updates.

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    Posted: 3/10/2017 3:43:00 PM

    Spring Break Webinars: Learn About Webster University’s Classroom Tools and Programs

    Who would not want time off, but thanks to the Walker School adjunct faculty “spring breakers” can use the time to learn more about the many tools Webster University offers full- and part time faculty through a series of free webinars taking place next week.

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    Posted: 3/9/2017 2:40:00 PM

    Where’s Can I Find…?

    This week’s post includes information on how you can stay up to date on Webster University news and developments.

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    Posted: 3/1/2017 9:41:00 AM

    Diversity Conference Underway; Marletto’s To Enjoy a Facelift

    Don’t forget to stop by the “Embracing Diversity & Inclusion: Critical Conversations” conference under way today in the Luhr Building. Learn about Marletto’s upcoming redesign, which will be unveiled in the fall.

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    Posted: 2/27/2017 9:53:00 AM

    2/27/17 - Deans Appointed for the College of Arts & Sciences and the Walker School

    Find the latest adjunct news, which includes information on the new Dean appointments for the College of Arts & Sciences and the Walker School of Business and Technology. In addition, appointment letters for the Spring 2 term have been mailed. Read More >

    Posted: 2/27/2017 9:26:00 AM

    2/27/17 - A Message from the President and Provost

    Last week, President Donald Trump’s office announced it was rolling back guidelines previously issued under President Barack Obama that extended protections regarding use by members of the LGBTQ+ communities of facilities at educational institutions. While this may be a troubling change of federal policy, we at Webster will maintain our commitment to working with the LGBTQ+ community and building on our values to becoming more inclusive.

    Webster has been a pioneer in assuring LGBTQ+ rights for decades, and our University has reached out to under-served communities since its inception. Webster University has had a student club for LGBTQ+ students for many years. Currently, it’s called the Webster LGBTQ Alliance. The University also has hosted the longest-running annual Drag Ball in the St. Louis region for more than two decades.

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    Posted: 2/21/2017 9:30:00 AM

    2/27/17 - President’s Message on Upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference

    Check out a written message from President Elizabeth Stroble and her video message with Nicole Roach, Associate Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion concerning the upcoming “Embracing Diversity & Inclusion Conference – Critical Conversations.” The second annual conference will be held on March 1 and 2 in the Luhr Building on the Webster Groves, MO campus.

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    Posted: 2/13/2017 9:30:00 AM

    2/13/17 - Town Hall Highlights

    Take a look at some of the takeaways from the recent Town Hall meetings for adjunct faculty hosted by President Stroble and Provost Schuster. Read More >

    Posted: 2/3/2017 11:44:00 AM

    Meet the Dean Finalists for the Walker School

    Mark your calendars to meet the final two candidates who are interviewing for the position of dean of the Walker School of Business and Technology. The gatherings will be held on the following dates and times in EAB 102:

    • Monday, February 6 at Noon
    • Wednesday, February 8 at 11:45 a.m.

    We hope to see you there.

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    Posted: 2/1/2017 9:44:00 AM

    Save the Date: Town Hall on Immigration Executive Order

    The Webster University community is invited to a town hall to discuss the impact on students, faculty and staff of the Trump administration's Jan. 27 executive order on immigration.

    The event at noon on Friday, Feb. 3, in Winifred Moore Auditorium will also be streamed online for viewing and taking questions from those who cannot attend in person. Watch this space, the Events Calendar and Webster social media channels for further details.

    The event will include on-campus resources, thoughts from an immigration attorney, and University leaders fielding the community's questions and concerns. A mode for submitting questions in advance will also be made available soon.

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    Posted: 1/24/2017 9:30:00 AM

    1/24/17 - REMINDER: Adjunct Faculty Town Halls

    Don’t forget to attend one of the two Town Hall Meetings scheduled this week, featuring the University president, provost, and deans of the colleges/schools. Also in attendance will be Greg Malone from IT to address any questions concerning the rollout of Microsoft 365. 

    The Town Halls will be held in EAB 253/262 on:

    • Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m.

    See you there!

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    Posted: 1/24/2017 9:30:00 AM

    1/29/17 - A Message from the President and Provost

    On Friday, the administration of President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order that bans anyone with passports from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Sudan from entering the United States for 90 days or longer, even if they already have a green card or a visa. We are closely monitoring this developing situation and acknowledge the problems this raises for the international scholarly community. We understand this raises anxieties because of the rapid shift in U.S. policies in the past few days and because the order’s full ramifications are still unknown.

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    Posted: 1/19/2017 9:36:00 AM

    1/19/17 - Town Hall Meetings: Chat With the President, Provost, and the College/School Deans

    Don’t forget the upcoming Town Hall meetings for adjunct faculty, which are scheduled for Wednesday, January 25 at 4 p.m. or Thursday, January 26 at 10 a.m. Both sessions will be held in EAB 253/262.

    Adjunct faculty are welcome to ask questions and offer insights, while university and departmental developments will also be shared by university leadership. Mark your calendars!

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    Posted: 1/11/2017 10:59:00 AM

    1/11/17 - Adjunct News

    It’s a new term/semester. Take a look at some key dates coming up – including Town Hall Meetings with the President, Provost and the deans of the colleges and schools.

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    Posted: 12/19/2016 12:59:00 PM

    12/19/16 - Adjunct News

    The latest post announces the scheduling of two Town Hall Meetings for adjuncts, which will be hosted by President Beth Stroble, Provost Julian Schuster, and the deans from each of the colleges and schools. In addition, we’ve alerted everyone that nominations for the William T. Kemper Awards are open, and today’s post includes more details.

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    Posted: 12/16/2016 11:45:00 AM

    12/16/16 Adjunct News

    Check out information about “We Are All Webster,” an art project intended to promote solidarity and community. In addition, you can find out how to volunteer to welcome returning and new students for the Spring Term.

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    Posted: 12/7/2016 8:53:00 AM

    12/7/16 - Adjunct News

    Today’s Adjunct News includes news about a recent appointment for President Elizabeth Stroble and an honor bestowed upon Webster French Professor Lionel Cuillé. An item about a recent meeting of international student life coordinators at the home campus is also included.

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    Posted: 12/5/2016 2:37:00 PM

    12/5/16 - Lend A Hand To Your Struggling Students

    The University is tracking and reaching out to students with incomplete grades, along with D’s and F’s, as part of its ongoing efforts to improve student success and boost graduation rates.

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    Posted: 11/16/2016 9:00:00 AM

    11/16/16 Adjunct News

    Our most recent post includes news about three Webster students who placed first in a national lighting competition; and the latest construction update.

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    Posted: 11/10/2016 10:16:00 AM

    11/10/16 - Message from the President and Provost

    As members of one global community, we acknowledge the expression of democracy underway in the United States and the peaceful transition of power that now begins, as a new administration settles into place in Washington, D.C. Record voter turnout has marked this electoral season in many locations, and it was also notable for the impassioned positions of those who conveyed differing viewpoints during that process.

    We thank and congratulate our community for setting an example to others throughout this election season. We welcomed debates, discussions, and other events hosted on our campuses worldwide. Despite the national mood in the U.S., these discussions on our campuses showed that Webster University is a supporter of free speech and civil dialogue. We join our community with the conviction that we will continue to provide that peaceful example for others to emulate.

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    Posted: 11/10/2016 9:00:00 AM

    11/10/16 - Interested in Teaching At One Of Webster’s International Campuses?

    Applications are now being accepted for the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017.

    Adjunct and full-time Webster faculty members may apply for the fellowship, which will fund travel, housing and some incidental costs associated with teaching at one of the following Webster international campuses: Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna, Accra, Cha-am/Bangkok, and St. Louis (main campus and Gateway campus). Adjunct faculty must have previously taught at least six courses at Webster to be eligible for the fellowship, while full-time faculty must have taught for at least one academic year.

    The submission deadline for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 applications is Friday, November 18, 2016. Applications for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 will open in January. Link here for more information and to access the online application.

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    Posted: 11/1/2016 9:30:00 AM

    11/1/16 - At Risk Students – Learn What to Look For and What To Do

    Faculty instructors are invested in the success of their students. However, almost everyone hits a bump in the road during their scholastic careers.

    If you sense a student is at risk of not continuing their Webster education because of financial, academic or personal issues, please alert your campus director and/or the chair of your department. Taking action will help the University explore the appropriate intervention that may help the student continue with their studies.

    Visit here for more information.

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    Posted: 10/27/2016 3:36:00 PM

    10/28/16 - National Magazine Gives Webster High Marks For Faculty Resources

    U.S. News & World Report ranked Webster University first for “Faculty Resources,” among all Midwest Regional Universities. Webster is the only St. Louis area university to make the prestigious list.

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    Posted: 10/18/2016 8:04:00 AM

    10/18/16 - Grading Period For Fall 1, 2016 Underway & Testing Center Closed October 19-21

    Take a look at our latest update, which offers information on how to post Fall grades and a reminder that the Testing Center will be closed this week for some improvements. Read More >

    Posted: 10/15/2016 3:30:00 PM

    10/15/16 - Message from the President and Provost

    Webster University offers its deepest condolences to the nation of Thailand and the royal family on the tragic loss of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He died Thursday in Bangkok at the age of 88 and was the longest-reigning monarch in history.

    Thailand, which has hosted Webster’s campus in Cha-Am since 1999 and its Bangkok location since 2003, has entered into a one-year period of mourning. Residents in the country have been asked to refrain from public jubilation for 30 days out of respect to those who are grieving.

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    Posted: 10/13/2016 9:19:00 AM

    10/13/16 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training

    Our latest post includes information about our Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training Course for students, as well as the link for the Webster Outcomes Survey for you to share with any Summer 2016 graduates if you have the opportunity. Read More >

    Posted: 10/11/2016 10:03:00 AM

    10/11/16 - Updated Tuition Remission Policy Posted

    In June, it was announced that the university would enhance its tuition remission benefit for adjunct faculty. Accordingly, Human Resources published these new policies, which you may find here.

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    Posted: 10/5/2016 11:44:00 AM

    10/5/16 - Sustainability Conference Coming Up

    Did you know that Webster composts almost 4,000 pounds of food waste each month? That means 1.5 tons of CO2 emissions are avoided, which is the equivalent of taking four cars off the road for a year.

    That is only part of the efforts of the Webster University community to make the world a better place. At the University’s upcoming conference, “Demystifying Sustainability: The Impact of the Individual,” learn more about what others are doing to improve and sustain our planet. 

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    Posted: 10/3/2016 9:30:00 AM

    10/3/16 - Upcoming Events

    Parking Note: University Center Parking Restricted on Thursday, Oct. 6 For Career and Internship Fair

    Please note that most of Lot H near the University Center will be reserved for employers with booths at the fair, which will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To help minimize the impact, the University has arranged for approximately 120 staff members in selected departments to park in off-campus lots that day.

    U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander to Visit Webster Campus
    Tuesday, October 4 – watch for times.
    Winifred Moore Auditorium

    Political Pundits To Visit Webster Campus
    Wednesday, October 12 - 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Winifred Moore Auditorium

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    Posted: 9/29/2016 8:45:00 AM

    9/29/16 - Watch For IT Updates

    We’ve all lamented the hassle of remembering multiple passwords and the high cost of state-of-the-art software. Well, Webster University adjuncts and the entire Webster University community can breathe a sigh of relief on both fronts.

    Get ready for a new password protocol and the availability of a comprehensive suite of apps.

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    Posted: 9/26/2016 9:00:00 AM

    9/26/16 - Keep Your Belongings Secure

    When on campus, please keep your laptops, phones, tablets and other important personal items in a locked or secure location. Never leave them unattended or store them in an office or locker that is not locked.

    Should something turn up missing, please contact Public Safety at 314-968-6911 immediately.

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    Posted: 9/21/2016 8:45:00 AM

    9/21/16 - Homecoming On Tap This Weekend

    Homecoming On Tap This Weekend

    It’s Homecoming this Friday and Saturday! You won’t want to miss the robust line up of activities destined to appeal to young and old. From Hall of Fame Inductions, Shop, Rock and Glow, and Yoga On The Quad, there’s an activity for everyone. Take a look at the schedule of events and stop by!

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    Posted: 9/19/2016 9:00:00 AM

    9/19/16 - Get Webster University Information

    Two Important Resources To Help You Stay In Touch

    Webster Today: Sign up for Webster Today so that you can stay abreast of university news and campus activities and events. It’s easy. Just send an email to webstertoday@webster.edu from your webstertoday@webster.edu email address to subscribe. Please remember, that subscription request must come from your Webster University email address.

    Webster Alert System: Registering your cell number (at no cost to you) and you will receive a text, voicemail, or email notifying you of urgent campus developments. These alerts can include information about weather-related campus closures or more serious, life-threatening issues. Visit this link for more information and sign up instructions.

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    Posted: 9/13/2016 9:34:00 AM

    9/13/16 - Don’t Forget These Upcoming Socializing and Networking Events!

    The last of the faculty and staff wine and cheese receptions hosted by President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster will be held this week. Also, don’t forget to drop by the Webster Opportunities Networking Event on Thursday, or put our Homecoming celebration on your calendar.

    Wine & Cheese Receptions:
    Please don’t forget to send a note to higgins@webster.edu, if you plan to attend your school or college’s event.

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    Posted: 9/12/2016 9:08:00 AM

    9/12/16 - Adjunct Faculty Development Grant Deadline — Thursday (9/15)!

    Don’t forget to turn in your application for the Adjunct Faculty Development Fund, which is designed to support professional development, professional travel, and research activities for eligible adjunct faculty. The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and the deadline for applications is this Thursday, September 15.

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    Posted: 9/8/2016 9:30:00 AM

    9/8/16 - Parking: It’s At A Premium

    The good news: we’ll have 500 more parking spaces by April 2017. The bad news: it will be tight until then – especially on Wednesdays when the Rep has its matinees. Please plan your discretionary trips to campus accordingly.

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    Posted: 9/7/2016 9:45:00 AM

    9/7/16 - A Message from the President and Provost

    With the 2016-17 academic year now in full swing, we want to provide an overview of a few key trends across the University. Though enrollment numbers are still coming in and subject to change as the fall term progresses, we can share some key points that reflect strategic progress in some areas and continued tactical challenges in others.

    At the home campus in Webster Groves, enrollment for new students looks slightly up and exceeding budget targets, as is enrollment of freshmen minority students. Our freshman class of students is more diverse and more academically qualified, with their ACT composite increasing to 24.65 from 24.1 the previous year.

    Amid challenging degree-seeking demographic realities in the St. Louis region, we believe these markers are indicative of concerted, collaborative efforts, extending from the academic development of programs that compel these students to choose Webster, to the enrollment management and marketing efforts that make them aware of this great university.

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    Posted: 9/6/2016 11:44:00 AM

    9/6/16 - Wine And Cheese Receptions and Webster Opportunities Networking Event On Deck

    The president and provost are hosting wine and cheese receptions for each college/school’s faculty (full-time and adjunct) and staff. Please refer to the schedule below for your school or college’s reception:

    School of Communications
    Wednesday, September 7th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Commuter Lounge, Sverdrup

    College of Arts & Sciences
    Wednesday, September 14th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Webster Groves Room, Webster Hall

    School of Education
    Thursday, September 15th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Webster Groves Room, Webster Hall

    Walker School of Business and Technology
    Monday, September 19 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    These events will be another opportunity to get acquainted with your colleagues and other Webster University personnel. We hope you will plan to attend. If you plan to do so, please send a note to higgins@webster.edu. See you there!

    Learn More About Webster University and What It Has To Offer
    Are you interested in making connections between academic partners and faculty in order to support students, share practices, services, and resources? Are you curious about faculty mobility or study abroad, or connecting students with internship and employment resources?

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    Posted: 8/26/2016 12:16:00 PM

    8/26/16 - It's a New Academic Year: Let's Touch Base

    Just a quick reminder that President Beth Stroble, Provost Julian Schuster, and the Deans from the colleges/schools will host a town hall meeting to update Adjunct Faculty on work place and communications improvements. In addition, the President, Provost and Deans will be happy to respond to your questions, comments and suggestions.

    The meeting will take place in EAB 253/262 at 4 p.m.

    We hope to see you there.

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    Posted: 8/23/2016 9:56:00 AM

    8/23/16 - A Letter of Welcome to St. Louis Area Adjunct Faculty

    Welcome! We hope you enjoyed your summer, and we look forward to the start of the Fall semester.

    As a member of our Webster University adjunct faculty, you are a vital and essential element of the Webster University community. All of you make special contributions to our students’ academic enrichment and their professional pursuits.

    Over the summer, we have continued our efforts to respond to your ideas and suggestions from last year. Among the actions taken:

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    Posted: 7/22/2016 12:55:00 PM

    7/22/16 - Fall Parking Info

    Parking Permit Process Announced

    New parking tags for the Webster Groves campus are now available from the Department of Public Safety located at 572 Garden Avenue. New tags must be displayed beginning August 1, 2016 and will be valid until July 31, 2017.

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    Posted: 6/9/2016 9:00:00 AM

    6/9/16 - Adjunct Faculty Professional Development, Travel, and Research Funds

    Recently the University announced the creation of a $15,000 fund to support U.S. adjunct faculty professional development, professional travel, and research. The Office of Academic Affairs will begin accepting applications for these funds on August 15, 2016. Read More >

    Posted: 5/27/2016 4:23:00 PM

    5/31/16 - End of the Year Letter

    As we close out the 2015-16 academic year, we want to take a moment to reflect on our accomplishments and challenges, while also looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. We proudly celebrated our Centennial year, using it as a springboard to launch our new strategic plan, “Global Impact For the Next Century.”

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    Posted: 4/7/2016 4:53:00 PM

    4/7/16 - Adjunct Benefits Announcement

    Dear All Webster University Adjunct Faculty:

    For the past two years, we have been discussing with the Faculty Salary and Fringe Benefits Committee the potential expansion of benefits offered to adjunct faculty at Webster’s U.S. campus locations. Several of these ideas were also suggested by your St. Louis colleagues at our Town Hall Meetings, informal breakfasts, and in the Focus Groups held this past fall.

    As a result, we are happy to let you know that on April 4, 2016, the Faculty Salary and Fringe Benefits Committee recommended, and the Administration approved, the following benefit enhancements for adjunct faculty (on-ground and online) at all US campus locations:

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    Posted: 3/29/2016 3:14:00 PM

    3/29/16 - Let the Conversations Continue! Wine and Cheese Receptions Scheduled with President and Provost

    In an effort to continue the dialogue and the exchange of ideas that took place at the Town Hall Meetings, President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster will join the deans to honor all faculty and staff in each college/school at wine and cheese receptions. Read More >

    Posted: 3/24/2016 5:03:00 PM

    3/24/16 - 2016 Commencement May 7, 2016 - Save the Date!

    Webster University’s Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 7. The university-wide ceremony will again be held at The Muny at Forest Park. Following the conclusion of the larger ceremony, each of the respective schools and colleges will have a celebration of their own at nearby locations in Forest Park. Details are posted here.

    We welcome and encourage your participation in the day’s events. If you are able to attend, please contact your school or college’s commencement coordinator listed below for detailed information. We hope to see you at The Muny!

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    Posted: 3/16/2016 9:00:00 AM

    3/16/16 - Adjunct Communications Task Force Committees Formed

    Deans from the following schools announced their Communications Task Force committee members, as part of the follow up from the recent Town Hall meetings. Each of the task forces will be meeting in the weeks ahead to discuss ways to improve the adjunct communications experience in their respective school or college.

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    Posted: 3/9/2016 12:00:00 PM

    3/9/16 - Town Hall Summary

    Dear St. Louis Area Adjunct Faculty Members:

    Recently, we held four Town Hall meetings to discuss the findings from the adjunct faculty focus groups, hear your ideas, and outline next steps for our entire University community. We are very appreciative to those of you who attended one or more of these meetings. We enjoyed the comfortable and informative give-and-take dialogue that occurred at all of the sessions and look forward to holding similar forums in the semesters ahead.

    For those of you who were unable to attend, we promised to prepare a summary of the focus group findings and are pleased to do so here. We’ll begin by providing an overview of recent Webster University events, present an overview of the messages you shared with us via the focus groups, and conclude with an assessment of where we are and how we can move forward.

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    Posted: 2/25/2016 9:00:00 AM

    2/25/16 - Adjunct Parking Fees Waived for Spring 2016

    Dear St. Louis Area Adjunct Faculty Members:

    This memo is to advise that we have waived parking fees at the Webster Groves campus for our adjunct faculty for the entire Spring 2016 semester, which includes Spring 1 and Spring 2.

    For those of you who do not drive to campus, remember that we also offer free METRO passes for trains and busses. To obtain one, just visit the Bursar’s office and present your Webster University I.D.

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    Posted: 2/25/2016 9:00:00 AM

    2/25/16 - Focus On Academics Newsletter

    Take a look

    The Office of Academic Affairs just released its Spring 1 edition of Focus On Academics, which provides an update on University programs, resources and initiatives. Stories covered in this edition, which can be found here, include:

    • Faculty Mobility Program Revisions: An initiative is underway to review and improve our faculty mobility program. The effort will examine opportunities to better communicate program benefits and streamline processes, while clearing up logistical questions and exploring ways to assess the experiences of the faculty who teach abroad.
    • Questions and Answers About Accommodations:Compliance with the ADA, how to address a student’s request for academic accommodations late in the semester, and tips to help students with learning difficulties are covered in this issue’s q’s and a’s on academic accommodations.
    • Update On Our Academic Catalogue:Check out the latest program additions to our Academic Catalogue, which covers degree and certificate additions, deletions, and modifications.
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    Posted: 2/9/2016 9:00:00 AM

    2/9/16 - Communications Task Force Members Needed

    Findings from the recent adjunct faculty focus groups indicate adjunct faculty communications are a significant area that can be improved.

    At the recent Town Hall Meetings, President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster announced that each of the school/college deans would assemble an “Adjunct Faculty Communications Task Force” to assess their school’s/college’s communications approach, explore opportunities for enhancements, and assemble a list of best practices and recommendations for improvement.

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    Posted: 2/3/2016 3:27:00 PM

    2/3/16 - Last Adjunct Faculty Town Hall Meeting – This Saturday!

    Please don’t forget the last Town Hall meeting to discuss the adjunct faculty focus group results will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium on the first floor of Webster Hall.

    The meeting, which will be hosted by President Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster, will also offer a status update on University issues and an overview on next steps to address needed improvements.

    Please mark your calendars.

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    Posted: 2/1/2016 11:34:00 AM

    2/1/16 - Faculty-Led Short Term Study Abroad Proposals Due Mid-February

    Faculty-Led Short Term Study Abroad Proposals Due Mid-February

    Adjunct Faculty Members Who Have Taught 6 Courses At Webster Are Eligible

    At a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the recent focus group results, several adjunct faculty members expressed an interest in international teaching opportunities.

    The deadline for submitting international short-term courses (hybrid or otherwise) to the Office of Study Abroad with travel during Fall Break 2016 is Monday, Feb. 15.

    Adjunct faculty members can plan and propose these short-term study abroad courses. However, it highly recommended that adjunct faculty interested in pursuing these opportunities work closely with their department chair to do so. Before signing off, the department must confirm the course, the enrollment, and faculty participation.

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    Posted: 1/25/2016 10:57:00 AM

    1/25/16 - Town Hall Meeting Added

    In response to requests, President Beth Stoble and Provost Julian Schuster added another Town Hall meeting to discuss the findings of the adjunct faculty focus groups that convened last fall, a status update on University issues, and next steps to address needed improvements.

    The additional meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 26 in the East Academic Building, Room 253/262 at 4 p.m. Also, don’t forget the fourth and last of these Town Hall events is still scheduled for Saturday, February 6 at 9 a.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium. Please mark your calendars to attend one of the sessions.

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    Posted: 1/20/2016 6:20:00 PM

    1/20/16 - A Message from the President and Provost

    Dear Colleagues:

    Last week we hosted two Town Hall Meetings for our adjunct faculty during which we highlighted some updates about current developments at Webster University, the feedback we received in the Focus Group sessions conducted by Towers Watson, and our thoughts on how to address the issues brought to light in the Focus Groups. We have had great questions from those who were present.

    If you have not had a chance to come to one of the earlier meetings, we hope you will be able to attend the third session or fourth session listed below. We added an additional Town Hall Meeting on January 26, 2016, to enhance the opportunity for participation. Read More >

    Posted: 1/14/2016 1:25:00 PM

    1/14/16 - A Message from the President and Provost

    Dear St. Louis Area Adjunct Faculty:

    On Tuesday, January 12, we held the first of three town hall meetings to share with you the results of the recent adjunct faculty focus group sessions, our key takeaways, and our next steps. These sessions also provide you with an opportunity to ask us your questions.

    Two more of these town hall meetings are scheduled over the next few weeks, and we hope you can find the time to attend one of them. Both will be held in the Winifred Moore Auditorium and will take place on the following dates:

    • Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
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    Posted: 1/8/2016 4:30:00 PM

    1/8/16 - Upcoming Events & Deadlines

    Town Hall Meetings On Focus Group Results Scheduled

    Don’t forget to mark your calendars to attend one of the three scheduled Town Hall meetings with President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster to discuss the findings from the recent adjunct faculty focus groups.

    The Historic Arcade Building: Webster University’s New Downtown Home

    It has been nearly three decades since the Arcade Building at the corner of Pine and 8th Streets was open for business. That changed this week when the building came to life as Webster University students started classes in this new location.

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    Posted: 12/22/2015 5:10:00 PM

    12/22/15 - A Message from the President and Provost

    Dear Colleagues:

    We committed to you last spring and again this fall that we would share the feedback we received from the recent focus groups, and we are pleased to begin doing so today. These sessions reflect a total of 18 hours of direct feedback and data from your adjunct faculty colleagues on how we are doing and how we can improve going forward. It isn’t always fun or easy to ask someone to tell you how you can improve, but it is through this honest dialogue and feedback that we learn and move forward rather than staying complacent. We ask this of our students and, accordingly, demand it of ourselves.

    Last week, we met with the focus group facilitator to hear what she learned from all of you who openly shared your thoughts, feelings and experiences about our Webster. We need some time to fully digest everything that was shared and are committed to doing so.

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    Posted: 12/18/2015 5:45:00 PM

    12/18/15 - Deadline For Grades: Dec. 31

    The grading period for the Fall period opened on Dec. 14, 2015, and will close on Dec. 31, 2015.

    Webster Today, our daily intranet of campus news and happenings, recently posted instructions here for you to enter your class grades.

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    Posted: 12/9/2015 2:25:00 PM

    12/9/15 - Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, Feb. 29 – March 1 & Help Welcome Spring Students!

    Mark Your Calendars: Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, Feb. 29 – March 1

    Webster University will host “Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: Critical Conversations” on the Webster Groves home campus Feb. 29 and March 1, 2016.

    Keynote addresses, student panel discussions, and facilitated dialogue sessions will be planned to create opportunities for those present to share their experiences, research, and emerging trends in creating communities that embrace diversity in ways that welcome and include. Our intention during these two days is to explore ways to move forward on the continuous path of equity, valuing the strength that comes from the diversity of the community.

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    Posted: 12/1/2015 7:38:00 PM

    12/1/15 - A Message from the President and Provost

    To Our St. Louis Area Adjunct Faculty:

    With the holidays right around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to bring you up to date on a number of issues and developments important to our Webster community.

    Centennial Year Celebration
    November 1, 2015, marked the close of Webster’s first century, and the celebrations concluded earlier this month with our “Dance Through the Decades” open house and the gala fundraiser, which raised more than $1.2 million to fund student scholarships. At both events, we welcomed members of our community, our neighbors, and University friends and supporters. Those celebrating with us learned more about Webster and our global mission. Thank you to all who helped to organize the events of the past year and to those who joined us.

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    Posted: 11/13/2015 6:46:00 PM

    11/13/15 - A Message from the President and Provost

    Dear St. Louis Area Adjuncts,

    I wanted to be sure you heard about a couple of items of interest to all of our adjuncts:

    Appointment Letter Process Changes We have heard from a number of you that you would like adjunct appointment letters to be issued earlier. As a result, our Academic Affairs team is working diligently to accelerate the appointment letter process. We are still working out some of the details and hope to share more information with you soon. Our goal is to have the letters in the mail well in advance of the Spring 1 term and the Spring Semester. Watch this space for more details.

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    Posted: 10/15/2015 11:34:00 AM

    10/15/15 - Parking Permits and Public Transportation

    Dear St. Louis Adjuncts:

    Parking Permit Clarification: We have had several inquiries from our adjuncts about how payroll deductions work with the new parking permit system, and we would like to take a moment to clarify the information previously presented.Most importantly, please be assured your paycheck will not be deducted for parking unless – and until – you request a parking permit from Public Safety.

    If you do request a parking permit, a deduction of $7.65 will be taken from your paycheck. However, if you do not receive a paycheck (i.e. you are not teaching during a given term), a deduction will not be made. With this new model, parking costs will stay the same or be reduced, and you pay for parking only when you are using the permit.

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    Posted: 10/15/2015 11:20:00 AM

    10/15/15 - A Message from the President and Provost

    To Our Valued St. Louis Adjuncts:

    Welcome to Webster University. Whether you have taught as an adjunct at Webster University before, or this is your first experience, we are pleased to work with you and wish you well as you pursue your teaching assignment(s).

    Last spring, we made a commitment to you that we would look closely at the adjunct experience at Webster University and explore opportunities for enhancements. We believed a good place to start was by directly asking our adjuncts. As a result, we convened several meetings over the course of the summer. During these sessions, our primary objective was to listen and better understand what we are doing well and where improvements can be made. These meetings were extremely informative and provided direction as we moved forward.

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    Posted: 10/1/2015 1:24:00 PM

    10/1/15 - A Message from the President and Provost

    Welcome to Webster University! We hope the semester is progressing smoothly and we are pleased to have you with us.

    We look forward to another successful academic year, along with a productive and engaging give-and-take dialogue with all our employees – particularly members of our adjunct faculty. This website will be critical to these efforts. We hope you find the information included helpful.

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