Hundreds of Stephens students, faculty and staff gathered in the Kimball Ballroom of Lela Raney Wood Hall on Thursday, Sept. 2 for the Academic Convocation. The annual event officially marks the beginning of the new academic year.
Green is New Black for Fashion Designers
The Stephens Fashion department is now offering fabric recycling. Bring your fabric scraps, used clothing, used home textiles, used fabric anything, and it will be taken to the recycling facility. This is an amazing opportunity to help the environment and further the life of textiles-related products. Recycle bins are located in all the fashion design classrooms and in the hallway of CWS, just outside of rooms 106 and 107.
One Read Programming
Two Stephens representatives will help lead discussions for One Read, a community-wide reading program of the Daniel Boone Regional Library.
Book Talk With Dr. Dianne Lynch: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7; Senior Hall
Stephens President Dianne Lynch will lead a discussion of “Await Your Reply.” As a doctoral student, Dr. Lynch conducted her research in social identity development, focusing on the learning styles and knowledge production of “digital natives,” children who grow up in virtual environments, giving her a different perspective on the characters in this year’s One Read novel.
“Await Your Reply” Goes to College: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8; Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
Representatives from Columbia’s college campuses (Zak Birchmeier, Ph.D., coordinator of instructional support for graduate and continuing studies, Stephens College; Barry Langford, J.D., M.S., chair of the criminal justice and social work department, Columbia College; and MU graduate Marta Ferguson, Ph.D., poet and former poetry editor of the Missouri Review) will discuss the book from their academic perspectives, and then invite audience comment.
Mark Your Calendars: Constitution Day
Students, faculty, and staff are cordially invited to watch “Iron Jawed Angels” from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15 in Charters Auditorium, in celebration of Constitution Day. The HBO docudrama stars Hilary Swank as one of this country’s most remarkable women’s suffrage activists. The movie portrays the risk to the women who fought for women’s right to vote. Leadership points will be offered.
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The community involvement fair, otherwise known as the Volunteer Fair, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Windsor Lounge and the Pit.
There is also a Study Abroad Fair scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 4-6 p.m. in the Pit.
The Campus Involvement Fair will be Thursday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Windsor Lounge and the Pit.
—Yvonne Chamberlain, Director of Leadership and Diversity
The Stephens community is invited to participate in the “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” trivia night to benefit the Blue Ridge Elementary P.T.A. Learn More.
—Mary Flatt, GCS
Stephens Volleyball vs. Missouri Valley
5 and 7 p.m., Sept. 9; Silverthorne Arena
Stephens Volleyball vs. Cottey College
2 p.m., Sept. 11; Silverthorne Arena
Bel Canto/Can Belto Showcase Concert
7:30 p.m., Sept. 11; Historic Senior Hall
A performance by Stephens vocal and musical theatre students directed by guest artist Mary Saunders, head of vocal/musical theatre at Penn State.
Fee: A donation of $5 at the door is suggested.
Phone: (573) 876-7117
Liberal Arts Symposium
5:45-7 p.m., Sept. 13; Kimball Ballroom of LRW
This event is in support of the LBA summer reading selection. All students in Composition I & II and Honors Seminar I are required to attend. (More Info)
Contact: Mimi Hedges/Suzett North
Stephens Volleyball vs. Hannibal-LaGrange
7 p.m., Sept. 14; Silverthorne Arena
Through Oct. 14
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday and by appointment
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.
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