Archive for April, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Student Affairs ‘Ripcord’ Advocates for Students

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Retention initiatives program coordinator Justin (James) Barton thinks of himself as the “Ripcord” for students at the Webster Groves campus. As a member of the Student Affairs team, Justin’s role is to advocate for students while familiarizing them with on- and off-campus resources. His goal is to help students stay enrolled while achieving academic success. […]

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Religious Studies Students Participate in Second Night Seder

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Members of the Webster University community took part in a Passover Seder on Tuesday, March 26, at the Congregation of B’nai Amoona. Webster’s Religious Studies department worked with B’nai Amoona to help sponsor the event, which was organized by visiting professor Vanessa Avery. The idea came about when Avery mentioned to a class that she’d […]

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Muslim Student Association Hosts Islamic Awareness Week April 1-4

Muslim Student Association Hosts Islamic Awareness Week April 1-4

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This week the Muslim Student Association is hosting its first-ever Islamic Awareness Week, April 1-4. Come learn what Islam is all about. All are welcome. Free food provided at each event. Here are the days and discussion: Monday April 1: Islam 101 2:30-3:30 p.m. Library Conference Room Tuesday April 2: Virgin Mary and Jesus 5:15-6:30 […]

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Webster KC Partners with Compensation Professionals to Fill Skills Gap

Webster KC Partners with Compensation Professionals to Fill Skills Gap

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The Webster University Kansas City campus location and the Kansas City Compensation and Benefits Association (KCCBA) have partnered to serve a market need in the HR field. Margie Carder, manager of compensation and benefits for Hallmark and the president-elect of KCCBA, contacted the campus to find a solution to an on-going problem in their specific […]

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Webster Community Invited to Working Groups’ Check-In on April 10

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On April 10, the seven Working Groups established last fall will share summaries of their preliminary findings and areas of recommendation with the Webster University community. This is a reminder to please mark your calendar for: Working Groups Check-in Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Grant Gymasium 3 – 4:15 p.m. Central Time At that time, the […]

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An Update on Filing Discovery Benefits/Flexible Spending Claims

An Update on Filing Discovery Benefits/Flexible Spending Claims

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This year, Webster University’s insurance committee, comprised of faculty and staff, selected Discovery Benefits as our third-party flexible spending plan administrator, to ensure full compliance with IRS regulations on our behalf. Specifically, IRS regulations require verification for any charges outside of our standard medical plan co-payments. For medical expenses, this includes: Date of service/purchase Description […]

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Opera Studio ‘Spring Scenes’ April 19-20

Opera Studio ‘Spring Scenes’ April 19-20

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Webster University’s Opera Studio presents “Spring Scenes” April 19 and 20, 7 p.m., at the Community Music School, room 10. Admission is free. In its spring performance, Opera Studio presents short scenes from major operas and operettas, directed by Alice Nelson, adjunct professor in the Department of Music. Scenes range from 18th-century Mozart comedy, to […]

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Webster University Dance Ensemble  April 12-14

Webster University Dance Ensemble April 12-14

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The 2013 Webster University Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed, presents a concert Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m., on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center. Through seven works, the concert explores relationships and struggles as well as musicality and technology. […]

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March 2013 Employees of the Month

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Lisa Davis, representative, School of Education, and Rebecca Rathburn, representative, Sarasota Metropolitan Campus, Fla., share the Employee Spotlight honors for March 2013. Lisa Davis has been with Webster two years and in her current position for six months. “In that extremely short amount of time and with little training, Lisa has become vital to our […]

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In the News: Chess ‘Wrecking Crew;’ Rishe in TIME; Caiani on Italy

In the News: Chess ‘Wrecking Crew;’ Rishe in TIME; Caiani on Italy

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Recent news media coverage of Webster University includes: Webster’s Chess Final Four Team: ‘6-Man Wrecking Crew’ In its April issue, St. Louis Magazine profiled the members of the Webster University chess team who are headed to the President’s Cup, the collegiate final four of chess next weekend. Read about the nicknames, interests and styles of […]

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