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CAPS celebrates our 2024 graduates

CAPS celebrates our 2024 graduates

Students, staff, and faculty honored during CAPS recognition ceremony The smiling faces of graduates in the Washington University in St. Louis School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) could not be darkened by threatening storms as they celebrated earning WashU degrees and certificates with friends and family during the 163rd Commencement celebrations on Monday, May […]
CAPS inducts 43 students into Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society

CAPS inducts 43 students into Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society

Master’s Degree students share research on democracy in Africa and possible correlations between declining faith participation and rising deaths of despair The historic Umrath Lounge was filled with joy and smiles as family and friends gathered to honor some of the top School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) students during the annual CAPS Honors […]

CAPS celebrates our 2024 graduates

CAPS celebrates our 2024 graduates
Students, staff, and faculty honored during CAPS recognition ceremony The smiling faces of graduates in the Washington University in St. Louis School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) could not be darkened by threatening storms as they celebrated earning WashU degrees and certificates with friends and family during the 163rd Commencement celebrations on Monday, May […]

Language of Opportunity: New CAPS ELP Program Helps WashU Subcontractors Improve English Skills and Build Community

Language of Opportunity: New CAPS ELP Program Helps WashU Subcontractors Improve English Skills and Build Community
Eight members of the WashU community were recognized in late April for completing a first-of-its-kind program aimed at creating greater equity on campus. The program, provided through the School of Continuing & Professional Studies English Language Program, offers Washington University subcontractors access to a 20-week immersive English Language program through a sub-contractor scholarship fund that […]

CAPS gets gold for green initiatives

CAPS gets gold for green initiatives
The School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) Danforth Campus offices have earned the second highest WashU award for office sustainability. Receiving a Green Office Program Gold Seal is an honor that has been eight years in the making. CAPS started participating in the Green Office Program in 2016 when Amanda Mueller discovered the program […]

WashU launches School of Continuing & Professional Studies 

University College at Washington University in St. Louis is now the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS).  The new name reflects the university’s commitment to serve adult learners of all ages and backgrounds through ​​focused degrees and custom programs that align with the St. Louis job market. “At Washington University, we believe that education […]

Alumnus Jamie Kenyon featured as 2023 WashU Class Act

When Jamie Kenyon says sustainability matters, what he means is St. Louisans matter.  “The planet is going to be fine. It’s the people who will suffer if we don’t take steps to make St. Louis a more sustainable place,” said Kenyon, who is scheduled to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis in May with […]

Two International Affairs students report findings in NGA open source publication

Western sanctions targeting Russia have stalled Russian-Chinese energy projects in the Arctic and stymied China’s attempts to establish a foothold in the region, according to a new report by WashU former University College, now the School of Continuing & Professional Studies, students Matt Jones and Seth Stevenson, in partnership with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.  Through the use […]

WashU alumna among selected for 2022 Young Leaders Awards

WashU alumna among selected for 2022 Young Leaders Awards
Terri Williams, School of Continuing & Professional Studies (formerly University College) alumna and Development Manager Marian Middle School, was inducted into the 2022 class of Salute to Young Leader award recipients, along with 24 accomplished African-American professionals under age 40. Nominated by colleagues, friends, and family, they are chosen by their peers and will be […]

Alumna, Valerie Davisson, to Lead Upcoming Faculty Book Discussion

Alumna, Valerie Davisson, to Lead Upcoming Faculty Book Discussion
Professor of Sociology Jake Rosenfeld discusses his newest book, You’re Paid What You’re Worth And Other Myths of the Modern Economy. This myth-busting book challenges the idea that we’re paid according to objective criteria and places power and social conflict at the heart of economic analysis.

Olivia Brinich

Olivia Brinich
International Affairs student, Olivia Brinich, shares her thoughts about the School of Continuing & Professional Studies, the professional and continuing education division at Washington University in St. Louis.

WashU Alumna Named in “40 Under 40”

WashU Alumna Named in “40 Under 40”
Shannon Laine, president and Chief Executive Officer at HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum St. Louis, alumna of Nonprofit Management master’s program, a post master’s certificate alumna through Brown School, and also a current instructor at WashU was selected as a 2020 St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Honoree.

Jason Rosenbaum

Jason Rosenbaum
WashU instructor, Jason Rosenbaum, recently discussed his new podcasting course offered through CAPS and how it’s a vital medium to learn in order to inform the public.

Terri Williams

Terri Williams
We sat down with alumna, Terri Williams, who recently discussed her experience of going back to school to get her graduate degree as a working adult at WashU.

Carrying the banner: Meet the 2019 student marshals

Carrying the banner: Meet the 2019 student marshals
At the university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 17, a small group of exceptional students will represent every branch of Arts & Sciences by carrying banners for the College, the Graduate School, and University College (now the School of Continuing & Professional Studies).

Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor
We sat down with alumnus, Peter Taylor, who shared his recent experience of going back to school as a non-traditional student at WashU.

January Hall Renovations are Complete

January Hall Renovations are Complete
January Hall reopened in the fall of 2018. The interior includes a redesigned dean’s suite, pooled classroom, and updated offices. It now houses the Dean’s Office, Summer School and advising appointments for the School of Continuing & Professional Studies.

Katlyn Keller

Katlyn Keller
International Affairs student, Katlyn Keller, recently shared her WashU experience and how her professors had such an impact in taking her education to the next level.

Shonda Gray

Shonda Gray
Master of Liberal Arts student, Shonda Gray, recently shared her experience about being a working adult and going back to school at WashU.

Sara Krenski

Sara Krenski
Communications and Journalism alumna, Sara Krenski, recently shared her experience at WashU as an undergraduate student while maintaining her full-time job.

How a Professional Writer Crafts a Short Story

How a Professional Writer Crafts a Short Story
We sat down with David Schuman, Director of the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in creative writing, who broke down how writers make effective storytelling choices, the mechanics of craft, and the elements of creative writing that can be taught.

Spotlight on Summer School Classes

Spotlight on Summer School Classes
The variety of classes available at WashU during the summer range far and wide, from beer brewing, dance and history to required prerequisites. Learn more about our summer school experience in this recent interview with the director of Summer School.

Michelle Ellis

Michelle Ellis
Michelle Ellis recently shared her personal experience about going back to school and how she is able to utilize the skills she learns in the classroom and apply them to her professional and personal life.

Joel Pugh

Joel Pugh
Political Science student, Joel Pugh, recently sat down with us to discuss how he was able to go back to school at Washington University as a working adult.