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Posted: 3/5/2020 2:14:00 PM

Midterm Progress Surveys Are Coming Soon – March 6, To Be Exact!
The Spring 2020 Midterm Progress Surveys will launch on Friday, March 6, and close Monday, March 16 at 11 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

This survey will be distributed to all semester-long graduate and undergraduate courses offered on-ground and online throughout the United States and at the Leiden campus during the Spring 2020 term.

Faculty members are asked to submit their survey(s) during the 10-day window – even if they have no feedback to submit. Students are responding to the flags and kudos raised, and the surveys enable student success teams to assess student progress and reach out as needed.

Questions about the surveys? Contact the Starfish Team at studentsuccess@webster.edu and/or access the resources available at http://www.webster.edu/success, which include a detailed Progress Survey FAQ section and a brief video on how to complete a Progress Survey.

Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients Named
Dr. Vladimir Ivkovic, an expert on the neurological effects of spaceflight and extreme environments on human health, will be the University’s 101st commencement speaker. Dr. Ivkovic is a 1999 graduate from the Webster University Vienna campus.  In addition. Dr. Will D. Carpenter, a retired Monsanto scientist who played a critical role in the prohibition of chemical weapons, will be awarded an honorary doctoral degree.  As a representative of the Chemical Manufacturers Association, he was part of the negotiations that lead to the signing and ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the formation of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. 

Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the Muny in Forest Park. For more information about these two individuals and their accomplishments, visit here.

Webster’s First African-American Graduates Honored by New Giving Society
To kick off last week’s Diversity & Inclusion Conference, Webster officials announced the formation of the Jackson & Thomas Leadership Giving Society, which recognizes Webster’s longstanding commitment to inclusion and will help raise funds for students.

The society is named for Jeanette Mae Jackson and Janet Irene Thomas, who were the first two African-Americans to graduate from Webster. Both women graduated in 1950. Today, more than 41,000 African Americans have followed in their footsteps and received degrees from Webster University. For more information on the society and how to contribute, visit here.