Announcements, News and Updates

Expanded Staff Time-off Benefits

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The university has expanded its paid time off benefits for benefits-eligible staff to support a healthy work-life balance. A new Short-Term Medical Disability benefit and enhancements to time-off benefits became effective July 1, 2019. View the new Leaves of Absence website hub for details on time off and to learn how to request leave benefits.

New class start times to take effect Fall 2019

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Effective Fall 2019, Danforth Campus class start and end times will be observed “as listed” (i.e. published in Course Listings) with the transition time between classes taking place at the end of the published time, instead of at the beginning of the published time.

2017-2019 Arts & Sciences Web Redesign Project

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Keep up with our progress on the new A&S redesign project!

Blackboard Retirement Timeline

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Beginning December 31, 2019 faculty, students, and staff will no longer be able to log in to Blackboard.

Reminder: Share your feedback to help inform strategic planning

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Chancellor-elect Andrew Martin is looking for input from the university community to help inform the strategic planning process that is getting underway this spring. In addition to small group conversations and formal meetings at the school and university levels, an online form is available where you can share your thoughts about the university’s short- and long-term priorities.

Canvas Insider

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With the semester's end in sight, grading is likely top priority, so this issue of Canvas Insider looks at the ins and outs of the canvas Gradebook, specifically the New Gradebook.

Blood drive encourages student groups’ participation

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The Washington University in St. Louis community is gearing up for the next university-wide blood drive April 3, with locations at the Athletic Complex on the Danforth Campus and at Olin Gym on Medical Campus. To encourage participation, students can sign up as part of a student group to donate or to volunteer.

Take part in research data storage seminar

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Researchers on the Danforth and Medical campuses can sign up for a training seminar to learn about university-funded data storage that is available. The seminars will take place March 28 and April 4.

Trailblazer Award nominations sought

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Nominate Washington University faculty or staff members or alumni for a Trailblazer Award. The award aims to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of black alumni, faculty and staff to the university and to the broader community. The deadline is March 4.

Submit proposals for Kemper’s Teaching Gallery

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The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is now accepting proposals for the fall 2019 Teaching Gallery exhibition, which is dedicated to exhibiting works from the museum with ties to university courses. The deadline for faculty to submit proposals is March 1.

Apply to join Danforth Staff Council

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The Danforth Staff Council, which works with the administration to address staff concerns, is accepting applications for new members. Applications are due by Feb. 20. Also, the spring town hall meeting will be held March 12.

Campus blood drive next week

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All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate.

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