Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Webster University’s 2014 graduation ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 21st, at 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Theatre at Rockhurst High School, 93rd and State Line Road. This ceremony honors our Kansas City Metropolitan Campus graduates from August, October, and December, 2013, and from March and May, 2014. The program will last approximately 90 minutes and a reception in the Rockhurst commons area will follow.
Because of limited seating in the Rose Theatre, we ask that you limit your guests to six per graduate and –Please – no children under five years of age. Children and other guests are welcome at the reception. Tickets for six guests must be requested by contacting Sean by phone (816) 926-4281 or email email@example.com no later than April 30th. No one will be admitted without a ticket.
6:30 p.m. Graduates check-in, receive names card, line-up by degree
6:45 p.m. Faculty Line-up
7:00 p.m. Processional begins
8:30 p.m. Recessional; reception following
Following the ceremony, honored guests, graduating students, and faculty will exit Rose Theatre and proceed to the reception in the lower level commons area.
Caps and Gowns, Class Rings, Invitations, Etc.
Representatives from Herff Jones Cap & Gown will be in the lobby on the following dates to take measurements for Cap & Gown and assist you with ordering Rings, Announcements, and Diploma Frames for Webster University:
March 24 (Monday) - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
March 25 (Tuesday) - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
March 26 (Wednesday) - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
March 27 (Thursday) - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
You can also order your graduation supplies online at: www.herffjones.com/college
NOTE: All Master’s degree recipients will require hoods and master gowns. Therefore, please be sure you indicate your degree and need for a Master hood on your order form.
Grad Images will be providing photography for graduates as they exit the stage during the event. A card will be provided that will need to be filled out at the ceremony to receive information about ordering.
Honors and Awards
An undergraduate Dean’s List is compiled for the Fall (combined Fall I and II) and Spring (combined Spring I and II) semesters. To qualify for the Dean’s List a student must:
Complete at least 12 credit-hours with appropriate letter-grade
Receive no “Incomplete” grades during the two terms
Be in the top ten percent of the class on the current semester’s GPA
Have completed at least one 300- or 400- level course not in the student’s area of concentration or related areas as defined by the University.
Students receiving a non-sequential Master’s Degree may be recognized as Distinguished Graduates by receiving a 3.95 GPA or higher in all coursework relating to the degree, including transfer credit. Courses transferred toward a degree, for which no grades were given, shall not preclude recognition.
Questions or Comments?
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Sean Downes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
|Regent's University, London|
|Classmates with Webster MBA grad Sammy Whenu (far right)|
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Webster University has added 25 companies from across the country to its list of corporate partners, becoming their preferred higher education provider. The agreements allow these companies to offer their employees a Webster Partner preferred tuition rate for targeted undergraduate and graduate degree programs, said Benjamin Akande, dean of Webster's Walker School of Business and chief of Corporate Partnerships.
"Our new corporate partners have one thing in common," Akande said. "They are invested in the development and welfare of their talents and believe that the heart and soul of any viable organization rest with their human resources. At Webster University, we believe and affirm this to be true as it reflects our mission and values. We are excited about these new relationships."
Qualified employees of all 25 companies will be able to take Webster classes at any of the University's locations, as well as online. The companies include:
American National Property and Casualty Companies, Springfield, Mo.
Applied Fundamentals Consulting LLC, Virginia
Ascension, St. Louis
BJC Healthcare/Center for Lifelong Learning, St. Louis
Boeing via GP Strategies, Worldwide
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Worldwide
Compensation & Benefits Network of Greater St. Louis (CBN), St. Louis
Enterprise Holdings, Inc., Worldwide
Geotechnology, St. Louis
GL Group, St. Louis
Grace Hill Health Centers, Inc., St. Louis
Grace Hill Settlement House, St. Louis
Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City
Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce, Kirkwood, Mo.
Medical University Hospital Authority, Charleston, S.C.
Office Depot, Nationwide
O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis
RX Outreach, St. Louis
St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, St. Louis
Suddenlink Communications, St. Louis
Thomson Reuters, Worldwide
UAW-Ford Local 862, Louisville, Ky.
Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce, St. Charles, Mo.
YWCA Metro St. Louis, St. Louis
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses and a robust online learning program. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.
For more information about Webster Partner Preferred Tuition Rate visit http://www.webster.edu/corporate-partnerships/index.html.
Friday, December 20, 2013
|KCPS Teachers completed ESOL certificates at Webster KC|
Anne Wolff Katzfey
The schools they teach in have some of the highest EL populations in the district. They include East high school, J.A. Rogers, and Whittier. Other schools represented by other cohorts include Trailwoods, Paige, Longfellow, Carver, Foreign Language Academy, Garfield, Gladstone, James, Alta Vista, Hope Academy.
Nine of the 12 teachers in cohort 1 are continuing on at Webster University to earn their Master’s degrees in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language).
Thirty-eight more teachers have been accepted in cohorts 2, 3, and 4. Cohort 2 (11 teachers) will be completing the program in May, and Cohort 3 (12 teachers) will be completing next December.
Fifteen teachers were just accepted into Cohort 4 and will begin classes in January.
Other events this year funded by the same grant include 4 family engagement events (two upcoming this spring) and TESOL-specific training for principals, paras, and other teachers not participating in the certificate program.
The effect of the grant will be measured when teachers in cohort 1 are observed by KCPS instructional coaches in the spring. Data from these final observations will be compared to baseline data obtained in initial observations last year.
Webster KC celebrated with Cohort 1 at their final class on Wednesday, December 18. Also attending the celebration were Dr. Cass Butler, Midwest Regional Director, Webster University; Dr. Gayle Bradshaw, Coordinator, Education Programs, Webster University; Merriam Massey, Federal Grants Coordinator and adjunct instructors Allyson Hile, KCPS Language Services Director; Anne Sewell, KCPS ESL Resource Teacher, Dr. Alicia Miguel and Dr. Anna Rizzi.
For more information about certificates and degree programs in Teaching English as a Second Language at Webster University, contact Dr. Gayle Bradshaw, email@example.com or 816-926-4274.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
|NURN 6000 students with their instructor, Dr. Margo Thompson (far left)|
On December 5, 2013, six MSN students presented their work from the NURN 6000 Integrated Studies in Nursing class. Presenters were (from left in photo):
Pat Duncan, Transition of Clinical Experts into their First Academic Role
Victoria Bennett, Teaching Spirituality
Kathy Taylor-Thompson, Nurse Involvement in Individualized Death Rites
Beth Courtney, Nurse Leader's Role in Decreasing Employee Obesity
Deanna Harris, Chronic Disease Self-Management
Jessica Brunsman, Incivility in Nursing
Congratulations on your accomplishments and hard work!
For more information about RN to BSN and MSN degree programs at Webster University-Kansas City, contact Maria Kirwan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-444-2200.
Monday, December 9, 2013
|KCPS teachers attending Webster KC for TESL certification|
Close to a hundred English learners and family members from around the world brought dishes to share. During dinner, KCPS staff made announcements about what to expect during the winter and holidays in the U.S. Afterward, instructional coaches from KCPS Language Services and Parents as Teachers staffed three stations where they presented activities that families can use at home to build family literacy. Families took home folders with materials so they can continue using the activities.
The KCPS teachers enrolled in Webster’s TESL certificate program supported operations throughout the event while translators from the KCPS Title III office provided translation in Somali, Arabic, Burmese, Karen, and Spanish. The teachers helped serve food and clean up after dinner, assisted coaches presenting literacy activities, provided childcare, and helped interpreters. While families and teachers participated in the literacy activities, Dr. Gayle Bradshaw and Phyllis Harris hosted a community roundtable discussion where community agencies discussed their services to English learners and families and the needs that remain.
The goal of the Culturally Responsive Instruction for English Language Learners project is to provide building-wide professional development tailored to each member of staff – from paraprofessionals to principals – to transform the culture of each school by providing culturally responsive education to staff and building relationships within the community. In its second year, the five-year grant will provide a total of one hundred teachers with the opportunity to complete a graduate certificate in TESL at Webster University by summer 2017.
Submitted by Merriam Massey, Federal Grants Coordinator, Webster University-Kansas City
Read the entire Webster KC Fall 2 Newsletter
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
|Dr. Cass Butler|
"As the new regional director at Webster University in Kansas City, I have immersed myself in this vibrant, academic culture and made it a top priority, along with our faculty and staff, to help our future graduates prepare themselves for demanding careers in industry. Without the support and guidance of a couple of committed and passionate administrators back when I was pursuing my degrees, I would not have been able to achieve my own educational and career goals. I am delighted and feel compelled to be able to help motivated learners in any way that I can," says Dr. Butler.
Most recently with DeVry University, Dr. Butler directed and managed the hiring and training of faculty, student finance, registrar support and supervised admissions staff.
"Dr. Butler brings a wealth of experience to this position," says Carol Adams, associate vice president, Academic Affairs. "I am certain she will have a positive impact on the Kansas City campus and on the campuses in the Midwest Metropolitan Region."
Dr. Butler holds a PhD in higher education administration from Saint Louis University and a master's degree in management from Bellevue University.She has more than 10 years experience in a variety of roles in higher education administration and leadership, including admissions, enrollment, corporate outreach and operations leadership.
She was most recently with DeVry University, directing and managing the hiring and training of faculty, student finance, registrar support and supervising admissions staff for extended campuses.
“Dr. Butler brings a wealth of experience to this positions,” says Carol Adams, associate vice president, Academic Affairs. “I am certain she will have a positive impact on the Kansas City campus and on the campuses in the Midwest Metropolitan Region.”
Butler holds a PhD in higher education administration from Saint Louis University and a master´s degree in management from Bellevue University.
Contact Dr. Butler at 816-926-4289 or email@example.com.