Academic Affairs

08 March 2012   

Open Forum for Staff with President Stroble and Provost Schuster
Stroble and Schuster

Please join us via live stream on Tuesday March 13 at 8:30 a.m. (CDT) for a chat with President Stroble and Provost Schuster.  


Communication is key to any successful organization, and meaningful communication is a two-way conversation. This will be an opportunity to ask questions, hear about future plans and learn what role staff will play as Webster continues to grow and move forward.  


You will be able to live stream the session during the time above and ask questions at


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact WSA Special Events Chair Tyann Cherry



Attention Mile-by-Mile Marathoners:
Go! St. Louis logoThe first Lunch and Learn workshop in the Webster-Go! St. Louis Mile-by-Mile Marathon is tomorrow, March 9, at noon. If you registered to participate, you should have received an email with login information to the live stream of the session.

Join fellow marathoners to discuss proper footwear and apparel with experts from Big River Running Company. There will be prizes given for those who attend events "live."   

And don't forget to send in pictures of you participating in the Mile-by-Mile Marathon wherever you are! Please send these to Tyann Cherry.


Upcoming Webinars 

Mark your calendar now for these opportunities to connect with colleagues. 


Advising Presents:

"Connecting Students to Resources Earlier" The At-Risk Alert Form and an Overview of Policy and Procedure  


DATE: Thursday March 22, 2012 

TIME: 10-11 a.m. (CDT) 


Guest Speakers: Elizabeth Hamtil, Online Student Services and Retention Coordinator and Tyann Cherry, Senior Academic Advisor 


WSA Presents:

"PTSD and Your Students, What You Need to Know to Help Your Returning Soldiers"  


DATE: Thursday March 29, 2012

TIME: 10-11 a.m. (CDT) 


Guest Speaker: Gladys Smith


Information for logging in to these webinars will be forthcoming in Webster Today.


Update on Recent Website Open Session 


man with computerGlobal Marketing and Communications, in an effort to gather input from the greater Webster University community, conducted an open intake session on Feb. 27.


The purpose of the session was to gather insights from students, faculty and staff as plans go forward for the new About 50 people attended the session, with another 50 logging into the live stream from around the world. Questions came from as far as Geneva, Switzerland, and Albuquerque, N.M.  

A full video of the session can be found here. 


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

For those unable to attend the session in person or via the webcast, additional insights can be sent to Patrick Powers, director of digital marketing and communications. 


The Webster Family Tree 


Welcome to those staff members who recently joined the Webster family:     
Susan Boies
, Department Assistant, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO

Melanie Hamm
, Assistant Director, Andrews AFB, MD

Jennie Lucier, Community Relations Coordinator, Tampa, FL 

Webster Family Tree

Farewell to those departing:


None to report at this time   




See the HR Job Opportunities Web page for current openings. 

In This Issue
Open Forum for Staff with President Stroble and Provsot Schuster
Attention Mile-by-Mile Marathoners
Upcoming Webinars
What Do You Want in a Website?
Webster Family Tree
Preparing for Commencement
Web Grading for Spring I
Dates to Remember
Mar 9--Lunch and Learn workshop live streamed at noon for Mile-by-Mile Participants

Mar 10--Spring I graduation date (GR)

Mar 13--Live Stream Open Forum with President Stroble and Provost Schuster

Mar 16--Spring I grade entry deadline

Mar 19--Spring II classes begin

Mar 22--Lunch and Learn workshop live streamed at noon for Mile-by-Mile Participants

Mar 22--Advising webinar

Mar 29--WSA webinar

Mar 30--Spring II drop deadline


Mar 31--San Antonio, TX 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 submit their information on the 2012 St. Louis Commencement Participation Form. Send the completed form to Francine Case.

Students should also be directed to the St. Louis Commencement website, where they will need to fill out an RSVP confirming their participation. They can also
find information on Commencement Week events, ordering regalia and announcements, and getting around the Muny. 
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Web Grading for Spring I
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Grade entry for Spring I is now open and will close on March 16. Advising and grade entry are now accessed through the Connections portal. To enter grades, log in to Connections, navigate to the "Faculty" tab, and then to the "Faculty Academic Services" box.

For more information, consult the detailed Web Grading instructions featured in Webster Today.


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2011 Office of Academic Affairs, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, All Rights Reserved; DeLyle Bowen, editor.