November 2018 I St. Louis Region Campuses
The Webster Staff Alliance (WSA) affirms that staff are a vital part of the Webster University community. Our purpose is to build an active staff community that engages staff members across departments and campus locations in support of the University mission; to serve in an advisory capacity to University Leadership on the issues and concerns of our diverse constituency; and to support staff professional development opportunities.
Welcome to Webster University!
St. Louis Region Campuses

Vincent Flewellen, Chief Diversity Officer
Office of the President
Kimberley Pert, Manager
Human Resources

Matthew Schindler, Online Admissions Counselor
Online Programs

Charleen Vocca, WebNet+ Coordinator
Online Learning Center

Kirsten Naughton, Instructional Designer/Course Developer
Online Learning Center
U.S. Extended Campuses

Melmar Ordinario, Director
San Antonio

Ashley Wright, Representative
Ft. Belvoir

Melissa Ganz, Department Assistant
Rolla Metropolitan Campus

Mackenzie Parise, Department Associate
Andrews AFB
New WSA Extended Campus Chair

The WSA Board is excited to welcome Cristina Echeverry, Director, Jacksonville Metropolitan Campus, as the Extended Campus Chair for the WSA.
Save the Date(s)
Nov. 29: Open Staff Meeting with the WSA Board, EAB 253/262, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Dec 14: December Brunch, Sunnen Lounge, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jan 9: Winter Warm-Up, UC Commons, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Jan 15 Gorlok Greats Nomination Period Opens for Spring 2019

Feb. 6: Lunch & Learn (Qualtrics), Library Conference Room, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Mar. 13: Professional Development Day, East Academic Building, all day

Apr: WSA Board Elections

Apr. 2: Gorlok Greats Announced
Opening Nov. 14: Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper ignites. Ray Bradbury’s classic drama is about the inner struggle of Guy Montag, a fireman. Montag has worked as a civil servant for ten years burning books, in a society that views reading as a threat to peace. But Montag becomes increasingly unsure about what he is doing and about his vegetable-like existence. It is not until he meets Clarisse, who is filled with strange ideas, that he is led into a dangerous and highly combustible situation. Now he must choose between continuing his nonexistent existence and risking everything for the right to think. A timely and suspenseful journey, Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian tale about the importance of reading and thinking for oneself.

Nov. 14–18
7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 pm
Free Staff Tickets with Webster ID.
x7128 to reserve tickets.
Interested in seeing a Rep. Production? Check this out!
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis | Loretto-Hilton Center

For Webster University Staff: From the first Wednesday to the second Sunday of each show, 50% off up to 4 tickets per show. Please show current ID to receive discount. Tickets must be purchased in-person.

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Friday, November 16 is Gorlok Gear Friday!
This Friday, November 16, 2018, join in the fun and show off your Webster University spirit by wearing Webster Blue and Gold with a pair of jeans.

Remaining GGF Dates for 18-19:

  • December 14
  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10
Handshake at Webster University

Handshake is Webster University's Online Career Management and Recruiting Platform utilized by students and alumni.

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Just in Time for the Holidays

Webster University Athletics Sponsors are extending "deals" to the Webster University Community. It is recommended that you have a valid Webster University ID at point of sale.

Questions can be directed to Amy O'Brien, if you should need any additional information.

Jet’s Pizza – Webster Groves Location Only. 20% off menu price for all Webster University Faculty, Staff and Student’s. Group Orders – Contact Athletics for Order Form and Contact. 
Sponsorship Deals for Staff
Dominos $6.50 1 topping large pizzas Webster Groves location only. 

Fuzzy’s Taco – Yorkshire Plaza – 15% off for Faculty, Staff and Students
Which Wich – Group Orders -$7.00 Sandwich and Chips. Will Delivery 12-24 Hour Notice. Email Glenn Coker to order.
McAlisters Deli – Group Orders - $7.50 Box Lunch – Sandwich, chips or potato Salad and cookie. Delivery fee extra.
Staff Professional Development Funding
The Professional Development committee is now accepting applications from staff for professional development programs that occur through May 31, 2019.

Staff Professional Development Funds are available to off-set the costs of staff attending work-related training sessions. Individuals can request up to $1,500 every other fiscal year.