Academic Affairs

09 February 2012   

What Do You Want in a Website?

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Global Marketing and Communications, in an effort to gather input from the greater Webster University community, will conduct an open intake session at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 27.


For those at extended campus locations, the session will be streamed live at The live broadcast will include a chat feature allowing for questions.


The purpose of the session will be to gather insights from students, faculty and staff as we plan for the new Information gathered at the session will be shared with mStoner, the design and implementation firm supporting the University through this effort.  


The website is the digital front door to the University and we want it adequately reflect who we are and who we want to be - a worldwide institution that transforms students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

As you prepare to enter the discussion, please consider the following:

  • What is Webster's "street perception?" How is it different from our competitors?
  • Are there misperceptions about Webster you feel we need to dispel?
  • What colleges or universities do a particularly good job at selling their institution? What did they do well?
  • How well does the current website serve Webster? What does our site do well now? What could it do better?
  • Anything the website could do to make your life easier?
  • What's the one thing you'd want a student to know about Webster?
  • If, after an initial visit to the website, a person could walk away remembering three things about Webster, what would you have those three things be?

Any additional insights can be sent to Patrick Powers, director of digital marketing and communications, at


There's Still Time to Register for Mile-by-Mile Marathon 
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Thanks to those who have already registered in the GO! St. Louis Mile-by-Mile Marathon event. We have extended campus representation from San Antonio, Space Coast, Lackland AFB, Memphis, Louisville, Scott AFB, Melbourne, and South Orlando!


Registration is still open for YOU until Monday, February 27. Join the nearly 100 students, faculty and staff that are already part of this great wellness event.  We will be live-streaming a weekly brown bag lunch seminar - mark your calendars for the first one - the Mile-by-Mile kickoff event on Thursday March 1 at Noon CST.


Be aware that some minor changes have been made to the event calendar to provide all participants with a FULL 6 weeks to complete the program. Click here for information on how to register and full program details.

Updates on Counseling Program 


This summer, the Counseling program will be offering an immersion project in Sri Lanka. COUN 5100: Social Cultural Foundations of Counseling will be the first "global" hybrid course offered within the Counseling program.  It is an advanced core course and is therefore open only to Counseling students currently enrolled in the MA in Counseling program. The course will be held in July 2012, as a partnership with the Tsunami Reconstruction Project/Operation Teardrop Campaign.   


The course is designed to provide a service learning experience to Webster students, through a course of study that includes cultural immersion, a targeted research project, and collaborative participation in the tsunami reconstruction/Operation Teardrop project. It will provide participating students with an important educational experience, which will broaden their understanding of our interconnectedness with the global community and provide them with the hands-on opportunity to make a difference in addressing global issues. Because of living arrangements, a very limited number of students are able to attend. If you have interested students, please have them contact Maria Gonzalez at for more information.


The PSE Revision Committee has completed the 2012 revised edition of the Professional Skills Evaluation.  It can be found on our Connections groups and the counseling documents webpage.



The Webster Family Tree 


Welcome to those staff members who recently joined the Webster family:     
 Michael Fallon, Community Relations Coordinator, Ocala, FL, replacing Amanda Cebula

Elizabeth (Eliz) Hopkins, Assistant Director, Little Rock Air Force Base, AR 

Webster Family Tree

Farewell to those departing:



Amanda Cebula, Community Relations Coordinator, Ocala, FL   




See the HR Job Opportunities Web page for current openings. 

In This Issue
What Do You Want in a Website?
There's Still Time to Register for Mile-by-Mile Marathon.
Updates on Counseling Program.
Webster Family Tree
Preparing for Commencement
When Ordering Promotional Items...
Dates to Remember

Feb 24--Spring 1 withdrawal deadline (UG)


Feb 27--Last Day to register for Mile-by-Mile Marathon 


Mar 2--Deadline for submission of list of students participating in St. Louis Commencement ceremony   


Mar 5--Petitions to Graduate due for Spring II graduation (GR)  


Mar 5--Registration begins for Summer classes (UG) 


Mar 7--Registration begins for Summer classes (GR)


Mar 31--San Antonio Graduation 


Academic Affairs Calendar 
(includes extended campus graduation dates)  

Preparing for Commencement

The 2012 St. Louis Commencement ceremony is Saturday, May 12. Students who have graduated during the Webster University commencementLogo Banner2011-2012 academic year are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have students who wish to participate, please add them to the 2012 St. Louis Commencement Participation Form. Send the completed form to Francine Case by March 2 so that their names can be included in the program.    
When Ordering Promotional Items...
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Apparel and giveaways bearing Webster images are great ways to promote our University. But for the biggest impact, it's important to keep the Webster brand and look consistent. To that end, Global Marketing and Communications has provided guidelines for the use of the Webster logo. You can also download high-resolution versions of the logo for use on your promotional items.
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2011 Office of Academic Affairs, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, All Rights Reserved; DeLyle Bowen, editor.