Webster Today » Webster University National Capital Region 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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NCR Business Students Finish 1st in Capsim Competition http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/03/06/ncr-business-students-finish-1st-in-capsim-competition/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2014/03/06/ncr-business-students-finish-1st-in-capsim-competition/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:24:19 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=32825 NCR Business Students Finish 1st in Capsim Competition
In the final stretch of the Spring I term, Webster University students in the National Capital Region received some much-anticipated news: Six students who had worked tirelessly on the Capsim exam not only finished in the top one percent of the group, but also managed to catapult to the very top space, successfully beating 1,631 […]]]>
NCR Business Students Finish 1st in Capsim Competition

The ‘Super Six’ MBA students from the Webster National Capital Region celebrate their global CapSim win.

In the final stretch of the Spring I term, Webster University students in the National Capital Region received some much-anticipated news: Six students who had worked tirelessly on the Capsim exam not only finished in the top one percent of the group, but also managed to catapult to the very top space, successfully beating 1,631 other teams.

In Kemper Award-winning professor Leon Hutton’s capstone course, aptly titled “Strategy and Competition,” students face complex business simulations in which they analyze the situation with practical and applicable skills attained through Webster’s MBA program. Each round of scenarios are ranked within the Webster University community worldwide. Taking the lead spot in Return on Assets, Return on Sales, Return on Equity, and Asset Turnover, this group of six students also made their mark in other categories to to remain in the very top percentiles globally.

“The team’s truly exceptional accomplishment gives all of us, the faculty, staff and leadership in the Washington D.C. region tremendous pride in realizing that hard work and dedication to a common goal of achieving excellence really can make a difference,” Hutton said.

“Everyone on this team worked together and subordinated personal interests for the overall good of the group,” he said. “I have no doubt whatsoever that these six graduating students will make a positive impact in their workplace and with the people around them. “

‘Super Six’ Cites MBA Program’s Lessons

Teresa Ollison, a member of Hutton’s team, said the results were a sweet reward for nine weeks’ worth of hard work. “When I saw the results that our team was in the top one percent worldwide, I was speechless and really surprised. It’s a good feeling to know that I was part of a team that put the work in week after week to move our products and make financial decisions for the company.”

“We called ourselves ‘The Super Six,’ and we pulled it off as a team with super forecasting and acquired Webster MBA program knowledge,” she said. “Each week we would strive to do better and our team worked as one to get it done.”

The Super Six will be recognized in the upcoming graduation ceremony in May to commemorate the group’s tenacity and diligence. The MBA program at Webster University continues to be one of the top recognized programs globally due the dedication of faculty and students alike.

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When a Webster Student’s Special Guest is a U.S. Senator http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/10/24/fort-belvoir-capital-region-tim-scott-benjamin/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/10/24/fort-belvoir-capital-region-tim-scott-benjamin/#comments Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:48:32 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=30566 When a Webster Student’s Special Guest is a U.S. Senator
When Webster University faculty member Bobi Wallace gave her student, Benjamin Scott, permission to bring a guest to see his class presentation, she thought Scott might bring an observer to lend him support. She never expected a United States Senator. Wallace, a seasoned teaching veteran in the National Capital Region, taught Scott in her “Organizational […]]]>
When a Webster Student’s Special Guest is a U.S. Senator

When Webster University faculty member Bobi Wallace gave her student, Benjamin Scott, permission to bring a guest to see his class presentation, she thought Scott might bring an observer to lend him support.

She never expected a United States Senator.

Special guest: Webster student Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Scott invited his brother, Sen. Tim Scott (pictured), to his class at Webster’s Fort Belvoir location.

Wallace, a seasoned teaching veteran in the National Capital Region, taught Scott in her “Organizational Development and Change” during the Fall term 1 at Webster University’s Fort Belvoir campus location, when Scott brought a special surprise.

“Benjamin was presenting a business analysis plan and asked to bring his brother to watch the presentation,” Wallace said. “Upon arrival, I noticed his brother’s congressional lapel pin and asked if he was a senator.”

Indeed, through introductions the class learned Benjamin Scott’s surprise visitor was none other than Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.

The class presentations proceeded as scheduled, but Sen. Scott stayed for more than two hours and interacted with Webster students as they gave their presentations.

“He was very impressed with the preparedness of the students,” Wallace said. “He also stayed to shake hands with the entire class and offered to relay class ideas to various committees.”

As the only African-American currently in the U.S. Senate, Tim Scott serves on various committees that include Health, Education, and Pensions as well as Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Prior to being sworn into the Senate,  Scott served in the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013, where he was a member of House leadership and sat on the influential House Rules Committee.

For the Scotts, serving their country is in the family. Webster  student Benjamin Scott is a command sergeant major in the United States Army.

“I thought it was wonderful he came to see the presentations,” Command Sgt. Maj. Scott said. “He provided great insight and his presence was relevant to the Organizational Development and Change class from a micro to a macro level.”

Tapping into the National Capital

Sen. Scott’s visit marks the second time in two months a member of the U.S Congress has visited Webster University in the National Capital Region where Webster, founded in 1915, has four campus locations offering a variety of academic programs to graduate students in the area.

Rep. Gerald Connolly, Democratic congressman of Virginia, visited for a speech and question-and-answer session on procurement reform at the Fort Belvoir location on Sept. 9, 2013.

Submitted by Stephanie Daniel, regional Community Relations Coordinator, National Capital Region

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Gilmore Selected to Lead Business and Organizational Security Management http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/09/27/business-security-gilmore/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/09/27/business-security-gilmore/#comments Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:14:40 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=29959
David Gilmore has been selected to lead the Business and Organizational Security Management (BOSM) program in Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology. Gilmore has been a member of the graduate faculty at Webster since 1994, and he currently serves as an adjunct professor and area mentor in the National Capital Region. […]]]>

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David Gilmore has been selected to lead the Business and Organizational Security Management (BOSM) program in Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

Gilmore has been a member of the graduate faculty at Webster since 1994, and he currently serves as an adjunct professor and area mentor in the National Capital Region. He teaches courses in the areas of emergency planning and terrorism/extremist activity, and has also taught at The George Washington University.

The Business and Organizational Security Management program focuses on strategic aspects of the field including: government security management, legal and ethical issues in business security management, business assets protection, terrorism and extremist activity, violence in the workplace, emergency planning and information systems security.

Read more about Gilmore, a retired U.S. Army Military Police Officer and certified protection professional (CPP), in this post at the Walker School blog.

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Snapshot: NCR Faculty Development Seminar Promotes Canvas http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/09/25/dc-ncr-faculty-development/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/09/25/dc-ncr-faculty-development/#comments Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:00:38 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=29831 Snapshot: NCR Faculty Development Seminar Promotes Canvas
Webster University’s National Capitol Region (NCR) campus locations held the first faculty development seminar of the school year on Sept. 19. In a series of four meetings to help educate and prepare staff for the school year ahead, area mentors and NCR admission staff lent their aid in demonstrating the value and use of Canvas, […]]]>
Snapshot: NCR Faculty Development Seminar Promotes Canvas

Webster NCR faculty kicked off the new year examining ways to integrate technology into student success.

Webster University’s National Capitol Region (NCR) campus locations held the first faculty development seminar of the school year on Sept. 19. In a series of four meetings to help educate and prepare staff for the school year ahead, area mentors and NCR admission staff lent their aid in demonstrating the value and use of Canvas, an online learning tool new to Webster.

Among the topics of discussion was the importance of integrating technology in the classroom to help Webster’s students excel in their courses.

“If a student has a question about an assignment or a reading, they can pin it on the discussion board,” said Bradley Wootten, procurement area mentor. “Then we can move the question into the conference section; the mission being that the students can learn from each other.”

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Snapshots: U.S. Rep. Connolly Speaks to Fort Belvoir Students, Faculty http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/09/12/snapshots-u-s-rep-connolly-speaks-to-fort-belvoir-students-faculty/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/09/12/snapshots-u-s-rep-connolly-speaks-to-fort-belvoir-students-faculty/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:14:40 +0000 Sara Boyd http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=29381 Snapshots: U.S. Rep. Connolly Speaks to Fort Belvoir Students, Faculty
Webster University was honored to host third-term Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Virginia) at its Fort Belvoir campus location Monday, Sept. 9. Connolly discussed a brief overview of procurement reform, the impact of sequestration, and his continuing efforts in aiding military men and women. Fielding questions from the audience, Connolly generously answered his views and thoughts on […]]]>
Snapshots: U.S. Rep. Connolly Speaks to Fort Belvoir Students, Faculty

Guest speaker Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) spoke to students and faculty at Webster’s Fort Belvoir campus location on Sept. 9, followed by audience Q&A.

Webster University was honored to host third-term Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Virginia) at its Fort Belvoir campus location Monday, Sept. 9.

Connolly discussed a brief overview of procurement reform, the impact of sequestration, and his continuing efforts in aiding military men and women. Fielding questions from the audience, Connolly generously answered his views and thoughts on questions ranging from the media spotlight on Syria and possible U.S strategies to government contracting.

Webster students and faculty attending the discussion gained interactive insight to the mind on a U.S. congressman.

Graduate Programs at Fort Belvoir

Graduate programs offered at Webster’s Fort Belvoir and other D.C.-area campus locations include the MA in Business and Organizational Security Management and the MA in Procurement and Acquisitions Management, making Connolly’s visit particularly relevant to local students and faculty.

Webster University’s National Capital Region director Sean Coleman introduced Rep. Connolly to the Fort Belvoir audience.

Overall, Webster University and the U.S. Department of Defense have worked together for nearly 40 years to provide high quality and cost-effective undergraduate and graduate programs at military installations and other locations throughout the world, with Webster counting more than 6,600 military students (active-duty, guard, reserve, dependents or veterans) among its global student body.

Submitted by Stephanie Daniel, regional CRC, Northern Capital Region

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NCR Welcomes Webster Alumnus Col. Jeremy Martin as Commencement Speaker http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/05/14/col-jeremy-martin-national-capital-region-commencement/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/05/14/col-jeremy-martin-national-capital-region-commencement/#comments Tue, 14 May 2013 16:06:55 +0000 Sara Boyd http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=26564 NCR Welcomes Webster Alumnus Col. Jeremy Martin as Commencement Speaker
Webster University alumnus and Commandant of the Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Ft. Meade, Md., Col. Jeremy Martin, will deliver the commencement address during Webster University National Capital Region’s 2013 commencement ceremony, to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the Bender Arena, American University. “We are honored to continue Webster’s partnership, […]]]>
NCR Welcomes Webster Alumnus Col. Jeremy Martin as Commencement Speaker

Webster alumnus and Defense Information School Commandant Col. Jeremy Martin will deliver the commencement address at the National Capital Region campus location’s ceremony May 18.

Webster University alumnus and Commandant of the Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Ft. Meade, Md., Col. Jeremy Martin, will deliver the commencement address during Webster University National Capital Region’s 2013 commencement ceremony, to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the Bender Arena, American University.

“We are honored to continue Webster’s partnership, of over 40 years, with the Department of Defense (DoD) to further the educational aspirations of military members,” said Sean Coleman, National Capital Region director. “Col. Martin is a leader in the DoD education field. His commitment to improving educational outcomes for military public affairs officers is consistent with our mission at Webster.”

“Time and time again, our intentional and purposeful selection of Webster’s commencement speakers is reflective of our commitment to achieving global academic and operational excellence,” said Mary “Jean” Russell, Regional academic director.

About Col. Martin

Col. Martin is a Louisiana native and a Distinguished Military ROTC graduate of Grambling State University. Col. Martin’s most recent assignment was serving as the Senior Military Assistant in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Col. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Grambling State University, a master’s degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Planning from the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. His military education includes graduation from the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Military Intelligence Officer Advance Course, Command and General Staff Officers Course, Joint Forces Staff College, Defense Information School, and the United States Army War College.

For more information regarding the National Capital Region commencement or to confirm attendance, please contact Angela Young at 301-938-9874 or angelayoung07@webster.edu.

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Annual Conference Gathers 100 Webster D.C. Faculty http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/04/05/annual-conference-gathers-100-webster-d-c-faculty/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/04/05/annual-conference-gathers-100-webster-d-c-faculty/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:45:58 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=25402
Since 1987 Webster University has successfully operated campuses on several military bases in the Washington, D.C., region serving both the military and civilian markets. Today, the National Capital Region has four locations and approximately 700 students: Joint Base Andrews NAF Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Fort Belvoir Southern Maryland Higher Education Center Approximately 100 adjunct faculty recently […]]]>

National Capital Region team members Victoria (Vicky) Warren, representative; Rosemary Kelley, assistant director; Sean Coleman, regional director; and Kristinn Wise, representative.

Since 1987 Webster University has successfully operated campuses on several military bases in the Washington, D.C., region serving both the military and civilian markets.

Today, the National Capital Region has four locations and approximately 700 students:

  • Joint Base Andrews NAF
  • Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
  • Fort Belvoir
  • Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

Approximately 100 adjunct faculty recently attended the Annual Faculty Conference held on the Joint Base Andrews NAF.

“The annual conference is one way to ensure consistent academic quality of instruction across the region,” said regional director Sean Coleman, a retired Navy captain who holds a JD.

“This is a highly qualified faculty with an average tenure of over 8 years of service. The conference is one way to communicate, motivate and bring on new faculty, as well.”

Coleman directs Webster’s National Capital Region from his office at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

The keynote speaker for the conference was David Pendleton, visiting professor in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

Pendleton, associate fellow at Said Business School and Green Templeton College, Oxford University, spoke about the important role faculty play in providing leadership for the University.

Pendleton encouraged the audience to remember words of the  Greek philosopher, Plutarch, who said “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, it is a fire to be kindled.”

Related: Listen to a podcast with Pendleton upon his visit to the Webster D.C. conference.

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Jan. 24 Panel: Advancing Foreign Policy with U.S. Ambassadors http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/01/22/jan-24-advancing-foreign-policy-with-u-s-ambassadors/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2013/01/22/jan-24-advancing-foreign-policy-with-u-s-ambassadors/#comments Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:08:03 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=23348 Jan. 24 Panel: Advancing Foreign Policy with U.S. Ambassadors
Students, faculty and staff from all Webster University campuses are welcome to the National Capital Region’s first distinguished lecture series event of 2013. Former U.S. ambassadors W. Robert Pearson, Edward M. Gabriel, and Edward Marks will discuss the role of the Ambassador and the Embassy in furthering U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives. The event, […]]]>
Jan. 24 Panel: Advancing Foreign Policy with U.S. Ambassadors

Students, faculty and staff from all Webster University campuses are welcome to the National Capital Region’s first distinguished lecture series event of 2013. Former U.S. ambassadors W. Robert Pearson, Edward M. Gabriel, and Edward Marks will discuss the role of the Ambassador and the Embassy in furthering U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives.

The event, Thursday, Jan. 24, 6 – 7:30 p.m. (EST), takes place at Joint Base Andrews, NAF Education Center Room 220 (base access required), but it will be streamed live online via UStream for audiences from other Webster campuses.

Watch the panel discussion here: www.ustream.tv/channel/webster-ncr

To connect with the NCR staff via U Stream please use the following link: .

Students and faculty are encouraged to submit questions throughout the event. Questions and comments for the speakers can be submitted via the U Stream channel using the CHAT feature, via the NCR Facebook page or using the moderator’s email address: ncrinfo@webster.edu.

This is an opportunity for students and faculty in multiple fields to hear foreign policy discussion from three ambassadors who have lived it:

W. Robert Pearson – United States Ambassador to Turkey (2000–2003). He served as Director of Human Resources in the Foreign Service until his retirement in 2006. He became the fourth President of the nonprofit International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) in November 2008.

Edward M. Gabriel - United States Ambassador to Morocco (1997 -2001). Ambassador Gabriel has background in international affairs, having convened multilateral policy forums involving national security, environmental, and trade and energy issues.

Edward Marks – A retired member of the Senior Foreign Service Officer, ambassador Marks has since engaged in consulting on terrorism, inter-agency coordination, UN affairs, and international emergencies. He served in a number of African countries, Mexico, Belgium, Sri Lanka, and in the US Mission to the UN.

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National Capital Region Campuses Closed due to Sandy http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2012/10/29/national-capital-region-campuses-closed-due-to-sandy/ http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/2012/10/29/national-capital-region-campuses-closed-due-to-sandy/#comments Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:30:53 +0000 Dominik Jansky http://blogs.webster.edu/webstertoday/?p=21320 Fort Belvoir, Andrews Air Force Base and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling are among the bases closed Monday, Oct. 29, due to Hurricane Sandy’s approach to the U.S. Atlantic coast.

All classes at Washington, D.C., area Webster University campus locations are closed Monday. Visit the Webster University – National Capital Region Facebook page for further updates.

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