OLLI Celebrates 30 years of learning, laughter, and friendship

OLLI Celebrates 30 years of learning, laughter, and friendship
“OLLI truly is a pathway to successful, productive, vital, aging. This organization deserves to be celebrated and I’m proud that it’s a part of WashU’s presence in this community.” That was the message Harvey A. Friedman Center on Aging Co-Director Nancy Morrow-Howell, MSW, PhD, brought to the 30th Anniversary celebration of the Osher Lifelong Learning […]

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 […]

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 […]

Program prepares employees for high-demand, high-paying nursing jobs

Pre-nursing program, in partnership with Goldfarb School of Nursing, meets needs of working adults with little or no college Erica Jenkins’ path to nursing started 19 years ago in the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. That’s where she spent day and night with her son Jaylon, a 26-week preemie who weighed less […]

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.

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.

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).

Serving adult consumers of knowledge

Serving adult consumers of knowledge
As Mark Rollins prepares to step down as dean, he reflects on recent progress in serving adult learners at Washington University.

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.

A Guide to Internships for Adult Students

A Guide to Internships for Adult Students
Internships are a great way to expand your skills, get your foot in the door, and even confirm your interest in a career. Learn how to get started as an adult student.

Creating Your Own Career Development Plan

Not sure where you want to go with your career? We have outlined three basic steps to help you get started with creating your own career development plan.

WashU Alumnus Named Missouri Biology Teacher of the Year

WashU Alumnus Named Missouri Biology Teacher of the Year
Ryan Lacson, a 2013 graduate of the Master of Science in Biology for Science Teachers program, was recently named the 2017 Missouri Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year by the National Association of Biology Teachers.