New Stephens freshmen and transfer students moved into their residence halls on Friday, with the help of many staff, faculty and fellow students. Thanks to everyone who lent a helping hand.
Welcome (back) everyone!
Classes start tomorrow, Aug. 24, for our residential students; the semester begins today for Graduate and Continuing Studies students. The best of luck to all our students and their professors!
Meet freshman Megan McGill and her cat, Leo, from Duncan, Okla. They are just two of our Pet Central residents living in Searcy Hall. (Click for more photos.)
A “Today Show” TV crew will be on campus on Wednesday, Aug. 25, covering Pet Central. Filming will begin early morning and wrap up about mid-afternoon. Please help us give them a warm welcome!
Summer Hours Recap
This summer Stephens staff benefited from shortened Friday summer hours (8 a.m.-1 p.m.) from mid-May through Aug. 13. Here's how a few of our staff spent their free time:
Well I did all SORTS of fun stuff, including (but not limited to!) swimming out in the country (with frozen beverages of course), napping on the lawn under a shade tree, going for a late leisurely lunch with out-of-town friends, and catching the 1:30 p.m. Megabus to Chicago for a 36-hour trip to the Windy City! Dang! Fun times! Thanks for Friday afternoons off!
Morgan Inez Smith, Library
I thoroughly enjoyed my time off on Friday afternoons this summer. I was able to go to lunch with my boyfriend; socialize with coworkers; take an afternoon nap; go to a matinee; and occasionally get out of town a little early for weekend trips (like the one I took the weekend before last…to the Amana Colonies in Iowa…it was such a treat!).
Kibby Smith, Graduate, Online & Non-Credit Programs
I did my weekly shopping and then went home and took a much deserved nap!
Sherry Howard, Development
Most of the summer Fridays, I did a whole lot of nothing. It was “nice” knowing that everyone else was at work and I could just chill.
Sheryl Brady, Accounting
Thanks, President Lynch, for giving us this extra time to enjoy the summer.
Hunter Seat Competition
A Hunter Seat Invitational, sponsored by the American Morgan Horse Association, will be held from Nov. 18-20 at the Stephens Stables. A Stephens equestrian team will be formed to compete against a visiting team. More details will be available soon.
Study Abroad Fair
A Study Abroad Fair will be held for all students on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 4-6 p.m. in “the Pit” area. We will have representatives from University of Missouri, International Studies Abroad, Butler University, College of Global Studies – Arcadia University, and AIU. Students will be able to ask questions and pick up written information regarding various study abroad opportunities.
—Lynda Baumgartner, Study Abroad Coordinator
Master Class Auditions
Mary Saunders, Head of Voice/Musical Theatre at Penn State, is coming to Stephens to teach a master class (2-5 p.m.) on Saturday, Sept. 11. Auditions will be held from 12-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31 and Thursday, Sept. 2. An audition sign-up sheet has been posted on the third floor of Historic Senior Hall. Students should be prepared to sing an entire musical theatre song and a 16-bar cut. An accompanist will be provided. Results will be posted on Friday, Sept. 3. Students who are selected for the master class will be featured in a showcase concert the evening of Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Historic Senior Hall. The class registration fee is $30. Observers are welcome to attend the master class for $10. Leadership points available for the showcase.
—Pamela Ellsworth-Smith, Music
Fall Semester Begins
Aug. 23, GCS; Aug. 24, Residential
Aug. 27-Oct. 14
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday and by appointment; Opening reception: 4-6 p.m., Aug. 27
Davis Art Gallery
A two-person exhibition featuring contemporary art quilts and silk paintings by Sedalia artist Annie Helmericks-Louder and Springfield artist Pam Kanagawa-RuBert.
Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m., Sept. 1; Charters Lecture Hall
Presented by the Stephens College Film Series. A discussion will follow the showing of the film. 3 Academic Leadership Points
Contact: Lydia Lane, [email protected]
Stephens Volleyball at Central Methodist
7 p.m., Sept. 1; Fayette, Mo.
11 a.m., Sept. 2; Kimball Ballroom of Lela Raney Wood Hall
Our keynote speaker will be Jenny Stahl ’05, a corporate events manager at AOL.
Labor Day (no classes)
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