Stephens Takes You Places
As part of Stephens’ Study Abroad program, 10 Stephens students traveled overseas between Fall 2010 and Summer 2011. The students were as follows:
- Olivia Aguilar ’12, English major: Ireland
- Elizabeth Anderson ‘13, Fashion Marketing major: Germany
- Megan Brown ‘13, Fashion Design major: Paris
- Danielle Caldwell ’12, Graphic Design major: Costa Rica
- Kelly Chase ’12, Graphic Design major: London
- Erin Ewy ‘13, Fashion Marketing major: London and Paris
- Elizabeth Frazier ‘13, Fashion Marketing major: London
- Ryan Fuller ‘13, Fashion Design major: London
- Laura Schneider ’11, Marketing and Integrated Design major: Italy
- Georgia Trimble ’12, Fashion Design major: London
Here’s what Olivia Aguilar (pictured) had to say of her experience:
“… I didn’t expect that I would learn so much about the Irish culture in the span of four weeks, but I came away with so much more than I ever imagined. It was an interesting experience because I was able to see firsthand the pubs where Irish authors and poets went to write some of their most famous pieces. …
“Even though my trip was pretty short, I was able to see so much and learn more about the Irish way of life. The people I met in Ireland were so friendly, and were very interested in what my group was studying.”
Students: 3 Easy Ways to Learn about Study Abroad at Stephens:
- Attend the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 7 from 4-6 p.m. in The Pit
- Schedule an appointment with Lynda Baumgartner, Study Abroad Coordinator: 103 Walter Hall, x4317
- Visit the Study Abroad website
Preview of Academic Convocation
Stephens welcomes Dr. Barbara Oakley (an author and engineering professor at Oakland University) as the keynote speaker for this year's Academic Opening Convocation. It will be held from 11 a.m-noon on Thursday, Sept. 1 in the Kimball Ballroom of Lela Raney Wood Hall. All classes are canceled at this time only so students and faculty may attend. Offices may be closed (except for those that are needed for emergency purposes). Leadership points available!
Describing herself as a student who hated high school mathematics and science, Dr. Oakley will talk about embracing the importance of out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to exploring and navigating career paths – a process that changed her views and led to her degree in the math-intensive field of engineering. She will also discuss her current scholarly work focusing on what makes us good, evil and human – all themes explored in “Never Let Me Go,” the summer reading selection assigned through the LBAs to Composition I and II students. She, herself, has walked an atypical career path (she was a Russian translator and a radio operator in Antarctica before entering the teaching profession).
Other speakers will include: Stephens President Dianne Lynch; Madelyn Taylor Horn ’12, SGA President; Dr. Leslie Willey, Chair of the Faculty; Courtney Cothren, 2011 Distinguished Teacher; Barbara Scott Dawdy, 2011 Distinguished Adviser; and Dr. Nancy Cornwell, Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Join us for the All-Campus Picnic (to be held in Stamper Commons) immediately following the event.
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Academic Opening Convocation
11 a.m., Sept. 1; Kimball Ballroom of Lela Raney Wood Hall
The new academic year officially begins with the annual opening convocation. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Barbara Oakley, an author and engineering professor at Oakland University.
Labor Day (no classes)
Stephens Volleyball vs. William Woods
7 p.m., Sept. 7; Silverthorne Arena
The Greatest Show on Earth: Fashion Circus
Sept. 10-Dec. 15
noon-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday; Opening reception: noon-3 p.m., Sept. 10
Historic Costume Gallery, mezzanine floor of Lela Raney Wood Hall, 6 N. College Ave.
Fashion is a circus. There is the excitement and masquerade of dressing to please others and ourselves, and the bravery of the ring-leaders of fashion, those who take risks, break rules and act as renegades. The exhibit “Greatest Show on Earth: Fashion Circus” features a big-top display of fashion.
Art to the Making
Through Oct. 13
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday and by appointment; Opening reception: 4-6 p.m., Aug. 26
Davis Art Gallery
Davis Art Gallery’s first show of the fall semester explores process as its primary theme.
Circle Mirror Transformation
Sept. 23-Sept. 25, Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Citizen Jane Film Festival
Sept. 30-Oct. 2
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