Webster Today » Faculty http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday News and Information for Webster University Faculty and Staff Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:44:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 [Video] Webster Expands Cybersecurity Program to New Locations http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/23/cybersecurity-washington-orlando-san-antonio/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/23/cybersecurity-washington-orlando-san-antonio/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:22:13 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=33697 ms in cybersecurity
Webster University’s cybersecurity program, which was launched in Colorado Springs earlier this year, will be expanded to four more Webster University locations: the Washington D.C. area this summer, followed by Orlando, San Antonio and St. Louis. The announcement of the expansion was made before this week’s Gateway to Innovation (G2I) technology conference in St. Louis, […]]]>
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The program addresses growing demand for managing complex cybersecurity for government and private enterprise.

Webster University’s cybersecurity program, which was launched in Colorado Springs earlier this year, will be expanded to four more Webster University locations: the Washington D.C. area this summer, followed by Orlando, San Antonio and St. Louis.

The announcement of the expansion was made before this week’s Gateway to Innovation (G2I) technology conference in St. Louis, where Webster is a platinum-level sponsor. One of the main topics of discussion at G2I will be network and data security. Webster will host two discussion panels to explore different aspects of Cybersecurity. President Beth Stroble and other university representatives will speak at the conference.

“Webster University is proud to serve as a platinum sponsor for the Gateway to Innovation conference,” Stroble said. “Just as St. Louis historically served as a Gateway to the West,  Webster University, a truly global university, leads in developing innovative programs and partnerships to secure a prosperous future here and around the world.”

The field is exploding with job opportunities. According to a recent report by the labor-market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies, postings for cybersecurity jobs have grown 74 percent since 2007. In 2013 alone, the report said, there were more than 200,000 postings nationally for cybersecurity jobs, with an average salary of $93,028. That’s more than $15,000 higher than other IT positions as a whole. And because the number of qualified candidates for these cybersecurity jobs far lags the number of open positions, these postings tend to remain open much longer than other IT jobs, according to the Burning Glass Technologies report.

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Town Halls will Discuss New Construction Projects to Benefit Webster Community http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/22/construction-town-hall-substation/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/22/construction-town-hall-substation/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:02:47 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=33676 Electrical substation exterior
Three new campus construction projects will be the center of discussion at three town hall meetings on the Webster University Webster Groves campus this month. Two meetings will inform the community of construction that could impact traffic during the summer, while third will feature two architects presenting design ideas for the future interdisciplinary building. All […]]]>
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Three new campus construction projects will be the center of discussion at three April town hall meetings on the Webster University Webster Groves campus. Above is a rendering of the planned electrical substation.

Three new campus construction projects will be the center of discussion at three town hall meetings on the Webster University Webster Groves campus this month. Two meetings will inform the community of construction that could impact traffic during the summer, while third will feature two architects presenting design ideas for the future interdisciplinary building. All meetings are open to the public.

“These projects represent significant advancement of Webster’s Comprehensive Master Plan released in 2012,” said Greg Gunderson, Webster’s chief financial officer. “Collaborations with the City and Planning Commissions have enabled us to bring forth projects that will benefit the entire community.”

  • April 24, 2-3 p.m., Winifred Moore Auditorium: Discussion with architects for Interdisciplinary Building
  • April 30, 3 p.m., Community Music School: Discussion of impact of substation, chiller and cooling plant construction
  • April 30, 6 p.m., Community Music School: Discussion of impact of substation, chiller and cooling plant construction
New Substation, EAB Chiller and Cooling Plant

The 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. meetings on April 30 in the Community Music School Auditorium will focus on work that will have the most impact on the community of Webster Groves – the construction of a new electrical customer substation and the installation of the East Academic Building chiller and cooling tower plant.

The electrical customer substation will be located on the south side of Garden Avenue and east of the existing parking garage. Approximately one mile of new underground electrical ductbank with manholes and more than three miles of conduit extending from the electrical customer substation will be installed.

While the construction is expected to cause some short-term inconveniences for area drivers and pedestrians, it will have long-term benefits to the community by reducing the University’s electrical usage and freeing up electrical loads on the electrical grid for use by the surrounding Webster Groves Community. Currently, the area’s electrical system is at capacity, restricting growth in the area.

Town Hall to Explain Impact during Construction

“We want to inform the general community about the impacts that these projects will have on the community, so that all can plan accordingly and aren’t caught off guard by any inconveniences,” said Craig Miller, director of Facilities Planning and Management at Webster University. “During the town hall session, we will present a four-dimensional virtual model to better explain the construction and how it will progress.”

The first phase of the project is expected to start the third week of May and finish by the end of August, weather permitting. During that time, a trench will be excavated along Garden Avenue and manholes installed throughout the campus. At the same time, the ductbank will be installed in other areas of the campus. Two 600-ton chillers will be installed in the lower level of the East Academic Building (EAB), requiring a crane that may block the east drive of EAB. The EAB chiller and cooling tower project is scheduled to start in mid-May of 2014 and be completed by mid-August of 2014. While Garden Avenue will remain open, minor traffic delays are anticipated.

Phase II of the project will include the construction of the new substation and installation of the new electrical equipment. This phase is not anticipated to cause any significant pedestrian or vehicular traffic disruptions. The Phase II substation work is tentatively scheduled to begin in January of 2015 and finish in July of 2016. Before it commences, another town hall session will be held.

Architects Present Ideas for Interdisciplinary Building

A separate public hearing will be held April 24 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Winifred Moore Auditorium, where two architects will each present their ideas for the new interdisciplinary building for the University and then answer questions from the audience.

“The primary purpose for the public meetings is to give the University community an opportunity to meet and share their thoughts with the architects,” Miller said. “We are trying to foster a collaborative approach to the design and to keep our community informed about the process.”

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[Date Corrected] See Student Graphic Design Work at Senior Portfolio Open House April 25 http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/21/graphic-design-portfolio-open-house/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/21/graphic-design-portfolio-open-house/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:56:23 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=33679 Senior Graphic Design Portfolio Open House
Ten Webster University senior graphic design students will present their most recent digital and print portfolios during the Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Open House, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday in the Emerson Library Conference Room. Seniors will have individual tables with their portfolios displayed and will be prepared to offer explanations and answer guests’ […]]]>
Senior Graphic Design Portfolio Open House

Ten senior graphic design students will present their most recent digital and print portfolios.

Ten Webster University senior graphic design students will present their most recent digital and print portfolios during the Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Open House, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday in the Emerson Library Conference Room. Seniors will have individual tables with their portfolios displayed and will be prepared to offer explanations and answer guests’ questions.

Local designers, art directors, and human resources representatives with an interest in design are encouraged to stop by to meet our talented Graphic Design students. Faculty members and other Webster students are also encouraged to attend.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet graduating Webster University graphic design students while reviewing and offering feedback on their design work. Students will benefit from the opportunity to present and receive feedback on their work while networking with local professionals.

Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Open House
Friday, April 25, 2014
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Webster University, Emerson Library Conference Room

While an RSVP is not required, we encourage you to let us know you’re coming! Click this link to let us know you plan to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Submitted by Julie McHugh, Career Services

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Around Webster: Passanise, Foley RAC Artist Grants; Chakaryan on UNA Board; Huang in Counseling Journal; Carter in Lee’s Summit Hall; Teeter Cabaret http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/21/around-webster-passanise-foley-rac-artist-grants-chakaryan-on-una-board-huang-in-counseling-journal-carter-in-lees-summit-hall/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/21/around-webster-passanise-foley-rac-artist-grants-chakaryan-on-una-board-huang-in-counseling-journal-carter-in-lees-summit-hall/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:33:30 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=33659 Jeffrey Carter
Recent professional news and accomplishments by Webster University community members include: Passanise, Foley Receive Artists Support Grants from RAC Department of Art, Design, and Art History faculty members Gary Passanise (for Visual Art/Painting) and Tate Foley (for Visual Art/Print-making) have each received Artist Support Grants from the Regional Arts Commission (RAC). They are among 28 […]]]>
Jeffrey Carter

Recent professional news and accomplishments by Webster University community members include:

Passanise, Foley Receive Artists Support Grants from RAC

Department of Art, Design, and Art History faculty members Gary Passanise (for Visual Art/Painting) and Tate Foley (for Visual Art/Print-making) have each received Artist Support Grants from the Regional Arts Commission (RAC). They are among 28 artists receiving a combined total of $57,380 in Artists Support Grants from the RAC. Individual grants range from $700 to $3,000 for a variety of projects.

These grants provide direct funds for individual artists’ projects, needs, and creative opportunities in all disciplines. The grant program is designed to be flexible and accessible and to encourage creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustained commitment to artistic work. They are a significant part of RAC’s platform for St. Louis to be recognized as a hub for arts and creativity.

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Carter Inducted into Lee’s Summit H.S. Hall of Fame

Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music, was inducted into the Lee’s Summit (MO) High School Hall of Fame on April 12. Carter graduated from the high school in 1979. Other notables in the school’s Hall of Fame include jazz great Pat Metheny and U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell.

In his remarks at the induction, Carter said, “I count my time at Lee’s Summit High School as a gift … that has allowed me to prosper and grow and help change lives the way these adults and this school helped form my own many years ago.  Thank you, Lee’s Summit High School, for helping me have the tools to live this life with grace and humor and knowledge that I hope has led to wisdom.”

See photos from the event here.

 

Counseling: Chakaryan Named to UNA Chapter Board; Huang PTSD Manuscript Accepted by Flagship Journal

Hasmik Chakaryan, assistant professor of counseling in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been named to the board of directors for the United Nations Association – Greater St. Louis Chapter.

Assistant professor of counseling Hsin-Hsin Huang‘s manuscript based on her dissertation regarding returning war veterans and PTSD, has been accepted by the American Counseling Association’s flagship peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Counseling and Development. This publication is highly selective; only 20 percent of submissions are accepted for publication.

Teeter ‘Lucky To Be Me’ This Weekend

Lara Teeter makes his St. Louis cabaret debut this weekend in Lucky To Be Me at the Gaslight Cabaret Festival, sharing his journey as artist, teacher, husband and dad. According to the director, the Tony nominee “shows us just how fresh the songbook is in a master song and dance man’s hands. And feet.”

Show times are 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26. Tickets ($30 and $35) are available here.

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Open Forums with AVP for Academic Affairs, Director of the Online Learning Center Candidates http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/21/online-learning-center-candidates/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/21/online-learning-center-candidates/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:00:07 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=33670 Open Forums with AVP for Academic Affairs, Director of the Online Learning Center Candidates
The University community is invited to participate in open forums with the candidates for the position of AVP for Academic Affairs, Director of the Online Learning Center, Wednesday, April 23, through Friday, April 25. The candidates will give a prepared presentation followed by time for questions and answers. Wednesday, April 23: Candidate 1 Open Forum […]]]>
Open Forums with AVP for Academic Affairs, Director of the Online Learning Center Candidates

The University community is invited to participate in open forums with the candidates for the position of AVP for Academic Affairs, Director of the Online Learning Center, Wednesday, April 23, through Friday, April 25.

The candidates will give a prepared presentation followed by time for questions and answers.

  • Wednesday, April 23: Candidate 1 Open Forum for Faculty/Staff/Students, 3 p.m., Emerson Library Conference Room
  • Thursday, April 24: Candidate 2 Open Forum for Faculty/Staff/Students, 3 p.m., Emerson Library Conference Room
  • Friday, April 25: Candidate 3 Open Forum for Faculty/Staff/Students, 3 p.m., Emerson Library Conference Room

The schedule of candidates, resumes, job description and the live feed and video from their open session will be made available online.  The information to access this information will be posted later this week in Webster Today.

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Call for Applications: Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/17/call-for-applications-provosts-studentfaculty-collaborative-research-grant/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/17/call-for-applications-provosts-studentfaculty-collaborative-research-grant/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:26:20 +0000 Sara Boyd http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=33619 Call for Applications: Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant
The Office of the Provost and Office of Academic Affairs are pleased to announce the Summer/Fall 2014 call for applications for the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program. Undergraduate students conducting research projects with the guidance of a faculty member can apply for funds to assist with research expenses, such as material and supplies, presentation-related […]]]>
Call for Applications: Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant

The Office of the Provost and Office of Academic Affairs are pleased to announce the Summer/Fall 2014 call for applications for the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program.

Undergraduate students conducting research projects with the guidance of a faculty member can apply for funds to assist with research expenses, such as material and supplies, presentation-related items, and other eligible expenses. At Webster, research is defined broadly and includes artistic, scholarly, and other research activities fitting our variety of disciplines and majors. Current undergraduate students from all schools, campuses, and majors are encouraged to apply.

Webster senior Jeanette Guellil, a Human Rights major, is one of the recipients of the Spring 2014 grant. She says that the grant allowed her to supplement her research and add sources that she wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise. Her research project is titled “Advocacy and Consumerism: A TOMS Case Study.” She hopes to be able to publish her research when it is complete.

“This program represents a significant step for Webster University,” said assistant professor in Psychology Eric Goedereis, who is one of the faculty sponsors. “I appreciate that the definition of ‘research’ is broad enough so that students and faculty from a variety of disciplines may take advantage of this opportunity by collaboratively exploring a topic of interest in a formalized way that is both professional and meaningful to the larger field.”

Applications

Applications are now being accepted for Summer and Fall 2014 research projects. Applications are due May 9 and the winners will be notified the week of May 19, 2014.

For more information, see the announcement [PDF] and grant Application Form [PDF].

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In the News: Corley on Religion-Themed Films; Student’s Documentary on St. Louis Comic Fans http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/17/noah-heaven-real-comic-heroes-villains/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/17/noah-heaven-real-comic-heroes-villains/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:43:27 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=33608 In the News: Corley on Religion-Themed Films; Student’s Documentary on St. Louis Comic Fans
Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes: Corley on Religion-Themed Films at Fox2 With the feature film “Noah” in the news, Fox affiliate KTVI-2 turned to Webster University’s Kathy Corley, professor and chair of Photographic and Electronic Media in the School of Communications, to provide historical context and contemporary insight on how […]]]>
In the News: Corley on Religion-Themed Films; Student’s Documentary on St. Louis Comic Fans

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Corley on Religion-Themed Films at Fox2

With the feature film “Noah” in the news, Fox affiliate KTVI-2 turned to Webster University’s Kathy Corley, professor and chair of Photographic and Electronic Media in the School of Communications, to provide historical context and contemporary insight on how films with religious themes are made and succeed. Corley fielded questions about support and funding, critical reaction and audience response to these films. Watch her appearance in the embedded video above or at this link at Fox2.

The clip includes a “shout out” to Webster from off-camera studio personnel. The School of Communications, which has alumni working in the field throughout the world, enables students to work with professional-grade media equipment as early as their freshman year, while internships help connect students with more than 300 employers across the nation as they develop their professional portfolio.

SOC Student’s Comic Documentary Featured

School of of Communications student Joshua Coppenbarger is featured at realtimestl.com thanks to his developing documentary on the tradition of comic fans in St. Louis. Coppenbarger, a journalism major with a minor in documentary production, is tentatively calling this labor of love “Heroes, Villains and an Arch.”

It traces the history of comics in St. Louis, an “epicenter” that traces back to Joseph Pulitzer. Watch the trailer here on YouTube.

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Conversations on Sensitive Topics: Privilege, Micro-aggressions, Unconscious Bias http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/16/conversations-on-sensitive-topics-privilege-micro-aggressions-unconscious-bias/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/16/conversations-on-sensitive-topics-privilege-micro-aggressions-unconscious-bias/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:21:54 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=33600 Conversations on Sensitive Topics: Privilege, Micro-aggressions, Unconscious Bias
Interested in having a conversation about privilege, micro-aggressions and unconscious bias? Want to know more about how these topics intersect with the Global Citizenship Program (GCP) intercultural competency requirement? The Multicultural Studies Committee of the Senate (MULC) invites all faculty and staff to participate in two, brief workshops offered in a safe and congenial space […]]]>
Conversations on Sensitive Topics: Privilege, Micro-aggressions, Unconscious Bias

Interested in having a conversation about privilege, micro-aggressions and unconscious bias? Want to know more about how these topics intersect with the Global Citizenship Program (GCP) intercultural competency requirement?

The Multicultural Studies Committee of the Senate (MULC) invites all faculty and staff to participate in two, brief workshops offered in a safe and congenial space designed for sharing experiences and reflections. MULC has developed the workshops as structured conversations to facilitate mutual exploration of often-difficult and sensitive topics:

  • Workshop 1: Thursday, April 17 – Topic: Privilege
  • Workshop 2: Thursday, May 1 – Topics: Micro-aggressions and Unconscious Bias

Both workshops are held at 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center, Emerson Library Room 420. Appetizers and refreshments will be available. If you are interested in attending one or both workshops, please RSVP here by Wed., April 16.

According to the GCP rubric, proficient and exemplary intercultural competence entails the development of critical self-awareness, knowledge of complex cultural word views and sophisticated skills of empathy and communication. The teaching of such competence requires not only knowledge of other cultural groups but also intentional education into our own social-cultural biases and privileges.

We appreciate your support of our efforts.

The Multicultural Studies Committee of the Senate

  • Jong Bum Kwon (chair)
  • Kristen Anderson
  • Gad Guterman
  • Stacy Henning
  • Heather Mitchell
  • Terri F. Reilly
  • Marti Steed
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Seeking Host Families for Global Interns this Summer http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/16/edge-german-host-families/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/16/edge-german-host-families/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:58:55 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=33595 Seeking Host Families for Global Interns this Summer
The Walker EDGE Office (formerly the Global Internship Experience/GIE) is still in need of host families for its German global interns who will be joining us this summer from Friday, June 27 – Saturday, Aug. 23! Hosting a global intern is a wonderful way to learn about a new culture, its values and traditions, language, […]]]>
Seeking Host Families for Global Interns this Summer

The Walker EDGE Office (formerly the Global Internship Experience/GIE) is still in need of host families for its German global interns who will be joining us this summer from Friday, June 27 – Saturday, Aug. 23!

Hosting a global intern is a wonderful way to learn about a new culture, its values and traditions, language, food and more as well as rediscover Saint Louis through sharing your own culture. Host families provide a safe and private place to sleep, as well as breakfast, dinner and food for a sack lunch. A $500 stipend is available to assist with costs, and hostings less than eight weeks receive a stipend on a sliding scale.

Matches with interns are made by submitting an online application and preference form. If a match is made, a background check will be required on host family members above the age of 18 who have not hosted with the Walker EDGE or GIE programs within the past two years (summer 2012 or 2013).

Interested in participating as a host family? Please complete our online application and preference form and we will follow up with you to discuss details.

If you have any questions, please contact Walker EDGE assistant director Lori Sharp at sherrils@webster.edu or 314-246-7632. For more information, visit: .

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Participants Sought for University-Sponsored Research Study http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/15/participants-sought-for-university-sponsored-research-study/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/04/15/participants-sought-for-university-sponsored-research-study/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:21:05 +0000 Sara Boyd http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=33566 Participants Sought for University-Sponsored Research Study
The Lifespan Wellness Lab at Webster University is actively recruiting participants for a project examining the potential of technology to support physical activity goals. Participants must be female, Webster University staff, faculty or students who have a current physical activity goal, an active Facebook account, and wouldn’t mind discussing their goals and progress with others. […]]]>
Participants Sought for University-Sponsored Research Study

The Lifespan Wellness Lab at Webster University is actively recruiting participants for a project examining the potential of technology to support physical activity goals.

Participants must be female, Webster University staff, faculty or students who have a current physical activity goal, an active Facebook account, and wouldn’t mind discussing their goals and progress with others.

Participants will receive monetary compensation for completing the study. This study contributes to research efforts aimed at how individuals can better incorporate healthy lifestyles into their daily lives. This project has been approved by the IRB at Webster University. If interested, please email lifespanwellnesslab@gmail.com.

Submitted by Eric Goedereis, assistant professor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Department

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