• identify characteristics of effective leaders,
Extreme Makeover Watch Party
Join Stephens College for the final episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition this Friday, January 13. Our Interior Design students and faculty will be featured for their work on the show’s build in Joplin, where the tornado hit in May. Come to Stephens' free Watch Party—complete with food and door prizes—in Windsor Lounge from 6:30-9 p.m. (two-hour episode begins at 7 p.m. on ABC). The party is being co-hosted by Innovative Fashion Association (IFA) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
Pictured (L-to-R): Stephens students Sarah Frost and Stephanie Hall, show host Ty Pennington and Stephens Interior Design instructor Shelly Vincent-Masek.
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Stephens College Diversity Coalition, in conjunction with the Offices of the President and Leadership & Diversity, will host the return of Dr. Kortet Mensah ’98 to campus in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 16. Dr. Mensah '98 will host a leadership workshop (10 a.m.-noon in the Kimball Ballroom) using Dr. King’s life as a template to help Stephens students:
• understand the role cultural sensitivity plays in leadership,
• develop ways to implement those characteristics & sensitivities into their personal & professional lives, and
• incorporate these skills/principles in their roles as leaders on campus.
We invite any faculty who are interested in having this event replace their class for Monday, January 16, 2012 to register for the event by providing: Instructor's Name, Course Title and Number of Enrolled students in an email to [email protected] no later than Wednesday, Jan. 11. Alternatively, those of you who would like to use this as a supplement to the topics of diversity, inclusion or career development, or would simply like to encourage your students to attend, please have the students register for this event at [email protected], also no later than Wednesday Jan. 11. We welcome 75-150 participants for this workshop, but are open to more.
—Yvonne Chamberlain, On behalf of the Diversity Coalition
Screening of Marion Stoddart: The Work of a 1000
Marion Stoddart, environmental pioneer and subject of the film Marion Stoddart, The Work of a 1000, will attend a screening on the Stephens campus on Wednesday, Jan.18, at 1 p.m. in Charters Auditorium. The 30-minute film, directed and produced by Susan Edwards (who will also be at the screening), had its Missouri debut at Stephens’ Citizen Jane Film Festival in October. It profiles Stoddart’s efforts to clean up the Nashua River, once one of the 10 most polluted bodies of water in the country. A Q&A with follow.
Stoddartwent won a United Nations award, was profiled in National Geographic and inspired a widely read children’s book, “A River Ran Wild,” by Lynn Cherry that’s used in the majority of fourth-grade classrooms in the country.
Stoddart and Edwards will also attend educational screenings at Hickman High School and Lee Elementary School as well as a screening and reception on Tuesday, Jan 17 at 7 p.m. at the Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Room 107 in Memorial Union South on the University of MO-Columbia campus. This event, hosted by the Missouri River Communities Network and Sustain Mizzou, is free and open to the public (donations accepted).
Stephens College is pleased to announce that more than $1 million in restricted gifts has been raised for the President's Home ($470,000), the Okoboji Summer Theatre residential building ($106,000), and the Room to Grow classroom campaign ($430,000). Combined, fundraising has crested $1 million in restricted gifts—above and beyond our annual fund program (which is also running on track to meet our FY12 goal).
Stephens students who have yet to receive a bachelor’s degree are eligible for a free e-membership to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), one of the most respected women's organizations in the country. Benefits include student leadership development resources and groundbreaking research on issues that affect women, as well as opportunities for grants, fellowships, internships and scholarships. AAUW has more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university partners.
If you are interested in becoming an E-Student Affiliate member of AAUW, please visit the website www.AAUW.org. Click on JOIN and enroll under free e-Student affiliation. If you have difficulties joining, please send your name and graduation year/month to Sarah Berghorn, Communications Coordinator.
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Events at a Glance
Spring Semester Begins (Residential and GCS)
Best of Year 2011 Student Films
7 p.m., Jan. 12; Charters Lecture Hall
Stephens College film students show their best work of the semester.
Free and open to the public.
Stephens Basketball vs. Harris-Stowe
7 p.m., Jan. 12; Silverthorne Arena
Drawn, Cut, Torn & Pasted
Jan. 13-Feb. 24
Opening reception: 4-6 p.m., Jan. 13
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday and by appointment; Davis Art Gallery
Paper is the common primary material that will be emphasized in this Davis Art Gallery exhibition. See how Mark Langeneckert, Mary Lamboley, Joyce Yarbrough and Deborah Huelsbergen utilize the material. Drawing, mixed-media, cut-paper silhouettes, and torn-paper constructions will be shown.
Free and open to the public.
Stephens Basketball vs. Columbia College
2 p.m., Jan. 14; Silverthorne Arena
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (classes are in session)