Thursday, April 10, 2014

Apply today to Webster University's 1-Year MBA Program!

Accelerate your career with a condensed format MBA program. You will earn your MBA in one year with a full-time, evening program and occasional Saturday sessions. The Webster 1-Year MBA is a rigorous business education program that integrates information and theories from various disciplines, including: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, production operations, and strategic management. You will build strong relationships with your cohort and instructors, and connect with other cohorts around the world through group projects and assignments.  In addition, students in this prestigious program will:

•    Gain insights from a specialized experiential learning elective
•    Expand perspective with global exposure and international travel opportunity
•    Achieve professional goals with extensive career management support
•    Develop your leadership skills with targeted coursework and opportunities to practice

The 1-Year MBA program will start in the Fall 1, 2014 term, starting the week of August 18, 2014.  The program is structured as an exclusive cohort, which means that students are accepted into the program at the same time. Together, as a cohort, you and a small group of your peers will work through the courses in the one-year program. Students from all majors can take advantage of this program. Non-business majors will need to complete some pre-requisite coursework in advance of starting the one-year program.

Students are encouraged to apply by May 30 for early consideration into the program. All applications must be submitted by July 11, 2014.

Information Sessions will be held on the Kansas City Metropolitan Campus April 30 and May 1 at 5:30pm to meet one-on-one with the MBA Program Director, Academic Advisor, and faculty members.  Additional information is also available online at www.webster.edu/1mba.  If you are interested in attending one of these sessions or would like more information, please email Cory Roup at coryroup27@webster.edu or call 816-926-4294. You can also RSVP Online.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Participate in the Money Talks program and win a $300 book scholarship!



The Webster University Money Talks Program helps participants learn key skills for financial success, and also assists them in developing, implementing, and improving their financial literacy understanding.

Being a college student brings a lot of responsibilities, and (unfortunately!) money management is one of them. The MoneyTalks seminars are here to simplify important financial concepts, from where to find scholarships to avoiding identity theft. These relaxed, hour-long seminars cover everything from good credit practices, to good budgeting practices and fiscal responsibility.

Accompanying the seminars is an online course, www.financialliteracy101.com / Password: WEBFYE. The online seminars are designed to provide interactive memorable content. Participants can explore the content in a fun way.

Students that complete the www.financialliteracy101.com online course in addition to listening to one of our MoneyTalks Seminars, they will be placed in a drawing at the chance to win a $300 book scholarship from Webster University!

Students can access the MoneyTalks Seminars my visiting www.facebook.com/wumoneytalks.

In order to be eligible for the drawing, students must also fill out the MoneyTalks Book Scholarship Participation Form:  https://websteruniv.wufoo.com/forms/ztly1d81alhr4m/. Students must listen to the entire streamed seminar and enter the Event Key Phrase in order to be eligible.

Because of a grant provided by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, Webster University is able to provide both undergraduate students and graduate students the opportunity to hone their financial skills in a fun and exciting format.


For more information please visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wumoneytalks.

For additional information please contact:
Justin Barton
Webster University Retention Initiatives Program Coordinator
314-246-7966
justinbarton41@webster.edu

James Myers                               
Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions       
Debt Prevention Program Coordinator                   
314-246-3393                               
jamesmyers79@webster.edu                        






Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Webster KC Celebrates Cohort and Grant Accomplishments


(L) Phyllis Harris, Grant Family and Community Engagement Consultant and Dr. Cass Butler, Regional Director of Midwest Extended Campuses
Webster University’s Culturally Responsive Instruction for English Language Learners grant through the U.S. Department of Education is now two years old! The grant project provides participating teachers in the Kansas City Public Schools with 21 credit hours (seven courses), which can be applied to a Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) degree at Webster University. With its goal to educate 110 teachers by 2017, the project has had an impact on teachers, students, families and community. On February 21, 2014 the project’s Family Engagement event focused on acknowledging and celebrating important milestones and successes achieved. 

•    The first cohort of 12 teachers has received their TESL certification, and 11 of the 12 earned a Master’s degree in TESL from Webster University. This cohort group will graduate May 2014.

•    The Cohort 2 group of 11 teachers received certification, and 11 out of 11 will be earning a Master’s degree in TESL from Webster University. They will also graduate May 2014.

•    Six Family and Community Engagement forums have been held for Kansas City Public Schools children and families. Over 100 community agencies have participated in the forums and/or provided resources and education.

•    Over 400 students and parents in Kansas City Public Schools have participated in the Family and Community Engagement forums.

At the February 21 Community Engagement event teachers in the cohorts shared testimonials, “Everyone on the grant team has been so helpful in and out of my school classroom,” and “The project has helped make my job easier and I have so many new ideas as to how to work with ESL families,” are examples. Several community agencies attended the celebration to provide support including Guadalupe Center, Mid-Continent Public Libraries, Kansas City Public Schools Parent University, Nigerian Association, Turn the Page KC-Mayor’s School Readiness project, and the U.S. Department of Education Kansas City Regional Office. 

Congratulations to Webster University-Kansas City’s grant team members: Dr. Cass Butler, Regional Director of Midwest Extended Campuses; Dr. Gayle Bradshaw, School of Education Coordinator; Merriam Massey, ESL Grant Coordinator; Allyson Hile, Kansas City Public Schools ESL Director; Dr. Jeri Levesque, Grant Evaluator; and Phyllis Harris, Grant Family and Community Engagement Consultant of Pathfinders Professional Development. Dr. Brenda Fyfe, Dean of Webster University’s School of Education is the grant Principle Investigator.
Elaine Venard, U.S. Department of Education Kansas City Regional Office

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Have You Applied for Your 2014-2015 Financial Aid?


Summer 2014 starts the new aid year and you need to file your FAFSA and your Undergraduate or Graduate Webster University Financial Aid Application for 2014-2015. You will be using your 2013 tax return information. This will secure your Summer, Fall 1/Fall 2, and Spring 1/Spring 2 disbursements. Three in total.

If this is your first time applying, you will also need to complete the Loan Entrance Counseling requirement and sign a Master Promissory note as well. These can easily be completed online and the links can be found at: http://www.webster.edu/financialaid/forms/index.html.

Remember, no loans can disburse until we have received your Official Transcripts.

I am your local Financial Aid Representative in Kansas City and I look forward to assisting you. Thank you!

Alan Anthony
alananthony94@webster.edu
816-926-4280
www.webster.edu/kc

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Enjoy "A Touch of Class" at our next Information Session!


Please join us at our next Information Session on Tuesday, April 29 where you will have an opportunity to visit a classroom session. We will begin with a brief presentation at 5:30pm followed by the classroom visit. You will also meet with advisors and financial aid representative.

For more information contact Pola Firestone, polafirestone80@webster.edu, 816-926-4288. As a special bonus, if you decide to apply, we will waive your application fee!

We look forward to seeing you! Bring a friend!

RSVP: 816-444-1000 or www.webster.edu/kc.

First Responders are welcome! Ask about our special tuition rates.

1200 E. 104th St., Suite 100 (I-435 and Holmes) | Kansas City, MO 64131

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Graduation 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 seandownes94@webster.edu 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.

Graduation Pictures
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 seandownes94@webster.edu.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Webster KC Grad Enjoys Extraordinary Experience with London Global Hybrid Class


Regent's University, London
When Delisa Moss (MA HRMG ‘12) saw the opportunity to visit to Webster University’s London campus, she quickly signed up! Delisa works for a multinational company and wanted to expand her expertise in international relations and learn about other cultures.

Walker Global Hybrid Courses were developed for adult learners like Delisa. Classes are held online for eight weeks and include one week travel to a variety of worldwide destinations. Delisa chose the Global Hybrid course, Leadership for Global Citizenship (MNGT 5870), with one week at Webster University’s partner campus, Regent's University in London. She received the Walker Travel Award, and received up to $1000 toward her travel expenses.

Classmates with Webster MBA grad Sammy Whenu (far right)
For the online portion of the class, Delisa utilized Canvas to communicate with the London-based professors and students from all over the world. At the Regent’s University campus, Delisa and her classmates participated in a simulation of running a country where she was elected president!
 

Corporate visits included the London offices of global media giant Bloomberg L.P., Chatham House, home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, where world leaders meet to discuss significant developments in international affairs.
Buckingham Palace, London
Webster students participated in a symposium taped by the BBC, “The Rise of New Superpowers.” Side trips included visits to the British Museum, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral.


Delisa extended her travels to Paris. "My roommate, April, an MBA student at Webster University-Little Rock, and I were able to add a few days to our trip to travel by Eurostar train to Paris," added Delisa.
Eiffel Tower, Paris

When asked about what lessons learned from her global hybrid experience translated to her everyday work, Delisa responded, “We learned to respect diversity, build relationships, rely on each other and overcome challenges, just to name a few.”

Delisa describes her Webster Global Hybrid class as a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience and encourages anyone interested in international business relations and other cultures to take advantage of this unique Webster opportunity. 


Delisa Moss
For more information about Walker Global Hybrid Courses and the Walker Travel Award contact Denise Harrell at 314-246-8713 or harreldm@webster.edu.