Student Success Portal: Early Term Progress Survey Launches Today, September 4
Early Term Progress Surveys launch today, September 4, and be open for 10 days, closing Monday, September 14, at 11 p.m. Central Time.
All graduate and undergraduate faculty members teaching in the U.S., Leiden, and Uzbekistan are asked to submit their survey(s) during the 10-day window – even if they have no feedback to offer. The flags, kudos, and comments received make a difference with the students, and also help connect them to the resources and supports needed to generate success.
Reach out to the Starfish Team with any questions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or access the resources available at http://www.webster.edu/success, which includes a detailed Progress Survey FAQ section and a brief video on how to complete a Progress Survey.
Call for Nominations: Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker
The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for this year’s honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for the university’s 102nd commencement ceremony. The event be held in Forest Park on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
Nominations must be submitted online using the form provided and will be accepted through September 28, 2020. The degree committee is seeking individuals – including alumni – who have excelled in one or more of the following areas:
- Achievements and actions consistent with the mission, vision and values of the university.
- Professional distinction and/or intellectual and creative achievement.
- Humanitarian deeds
- Individuals who can connect with and speak to the concerns of graduates on matters that will affect them now and into the future.
More information on selection criteria and nomination forms can be found here.
Applications for the Leif J. Sverdrup 2021 Global Teaching Fellowships and the Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Are Now being Accepted.
Interested in teaching for a term or a semester at one of Webster’s international campuses? If so, consider applying for the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship. Adjunct faculty who have taught at least six courses at Webster University are eligible to apply. Applications are due by October 15. For more information, dates and times for Zoom information sessions, and an application, visit here.
Don’t forget also that applications are being accepted for the 2020-21 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund, which is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, travel and research. More information can be found here. Applications will be accepted through September 15, and requests should be for activities taking place during the period June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021.
Chief Diversity Officer Honored by St. Louis Business Journal
Vincent C. Flewellen, Webster University’s chief diversity officer, was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2020 Class of Individual Diverse Business Leaders and recognized for his decades of work promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information about Flewellen’s career and accomplishments, visit here.
U.S. Embassy Uses Recent “Webster Speaks” Session for Lunch-N-Learn
The U.S. Embassy in South Africa incorporated the recent “Webster Speaks: Dialogues in RACE EQUITY, and INCLUSION” into a lunch-n-learn session for journalists in South Africa. The episode featured NPR Media Critic Eric Deggans, KMOX-AM Broadcaster and President Carol Daniel, and was moderated by Vincent Flewellen, chief diversity officer for Webster University. A recording of the discussion can be found here.
Just yesterday, Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee discussed the topic of “Black Athletes: Powerful Voices.” on Webster Speaks, which was moderated by Vincent Flewellen. To hear a recording of this wonderful conversation, please visit here.
Remembering Elizabeth Thurmond Robb: Alumna, Former Trustee, and Webster Advocate
The Webster University community mourns the passing of alumna, donor, former trustee and long-time advocate Elizabeth Thurmond Robb. While devoting untold hours to the Webster University community, Robb was also a well-known champion for women-owned businesses, a former local alderwoman, and an avid supporter of many charitable organizations. To learn more about Elizabeth’s life and distinguished career, visit here.
Academic Testing Center Reopens
Located in Room 40 in Loretto Hall on the Webster Campus, the center will continue to provide services remotely in an effort to adhere to social distancing and density guidelines. To learn more about the center’s services, hours, and protocols, visit here.