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5/6/20 - Adjunct News

Posted: 5/6/2020 10:41:00 AM

President Julian Schuster Interviewed on St. Louis’ KTRS-Radio on Getting Back to School
President Julian Schuster discusses the considerations and decisions that will likely lie ahead as the university evaluates getting back to school. Listen here to the entire interview with Art Hol-liday and Jennifer Blome.

Adjunct Faculty Members Receive Kemper Awards

Nominated and supported by students and colleagues, the annual Kemper Awards recognize outstanding teaching and commitment. This year, two adjunct faculty members are Kemper Award recipients: David Dixon, of the Business Department in the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, and Thomas Serfass, in the Communications and Journal-ism Department of the School of Communications.

With more than 25 years of experience and 6,000 students taught, David Dixon is known for his passion for teaching and his ability to help students grasp concepts and translate them into real world scenarios.

Thomas Serfass considers his teaching style collaborative and adaptive, and takes pride in his ability to accommodate different learning styles while communicating the curriculum. He’s been a faculty advisor for the Forensics and Debate team for 19 years, and has been described as a kind giving educator.

To read more about both adjunct faculty members and the other recipients of the Kemper Award, visit here. For more information about the 2020 Kemper Awards and its award criteria, visit here.

Virtual Commencement on Track and on Schedule
To accommodate the social distancing rules and travel disruptions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University will hold a virtual commencement on May 9 at 9:30 a.m. that fea-tures inspiration from the chancellor, president and academic deans, addresses from fellow alumni, and remarks from Dr. Vladimir Ivkovic, Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient. School and college events will be held during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, September 25-26, assuming gatherings of size are deemed possible. For more information visit here. Please scroll down as a list of FAQs has been added.

Fifth Webster World Report Podcast Now Available
The fifth edition of Webster World Report is now available here and features interviews with Ruben Molina, director at the Randolph Air Force Base, Texas location; an interview with Laura Herring, a member of Webster University’s Board of Trustees; and Sousana Michailidis, vice rector of Webster University, Athens. A news segment featuring Bill Barrett of the School of Communications and Professor Gordon Pesakovic of Webster University Tashkent.

Chancellor Stroble Panel Discussion with St. Louis-Area Higher Ed Leaders
Optimizing existing strengths is essential in the age of coronavirus, Chancellor Elizabeth Stro-ble shared in a panel discussion with St. Louis higher education leaders hosted by FOCUS St. Louis. In the discussion, Dr. Stroble points to the success of Webster Online domestically, but recognizes that online learning has been underutilized in Europe and Asia, where face-to-face interaction is more desirable and online offerings have not been as robust. To watch the discus-sion in its entirety, visit here.

Student Success Portal by Starfish Offers New Features
Direct links for online appointment scheduling and personal profiles are just a couple of the new features added to the Student Success Portal. To learn more about all of the new direct link features, visit here.

Webster Dance Students Staying Connected While Home
The Webster Department of Dance and the Webster Dancers are making the most of staying connected while at home by showcasing their choreography and creativity. Take a look here.