Stephens participates in "Extreme Makeover" in Joplin
Stephens is proud to be part of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning reality TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s largest build ever. The show’s October Joplin project is building seven homes in seven days (Oct. 19-26) for families who suffered losses in the May 22, 2011, tornado that destroyed much of the city. The historic 200th episode will air later this season on the ABC Television Network.
Two Stephens teams (comprised of 30 people, including Stephens students and faculty in Interior Design and Fashion) are working on two homes. Stephens Interior Design instructor Shelly Vincent-Masek is serving as a team leader in charge of customization on one of the homes, which involves many seamstresses responsible for window treatments, bedding, upholstered projects and pillows for the homes. Their workroom and home base is at the Big Red Barn RV Park, where they have a space that’s roughly the size of a three-car garage. Three Stephens students also are creating a special mural in one of the homes.
Pictured (L-to-R): Stephens students Sarah Frost and Stephanie Hall, show host Ty Pennington and Stephens Interior Design instructor Shelly Vincent-Masek.
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Faculty: Advising Breakfast
The Advising Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. in Windsor Lounge. If you have questions, please contact Courtney Cothren at [email protected] or x4206.
Stephens School of Design and Fashion faculty Kate Gray (Graphic Design), Monica McMurry (Fashion) and Bill Helvey (Art) were part of the recent 2011 Boone County Art Show. Gray received an honorable mention for her painting "Student of Amore." McMurry also received an honorable mention for her fibers entry, called "Lineage,” which she co-created with her son, Caleb. Helvey was awarded third place in the professional painting category for his work "Zion Storm."
Dan Scott's (Art adjunct faculty and curator of the Davis Art Gallery) mixed-media paintings, “The Ruins” and “Murphysboro, IL, 1925” were selected by juror Jessica Baran, assistant director of White Flags Projects of St. Louis, for the 2011 Biennial Quad-State Exhibition at the Quincy Art Center in Quincy, Ill.
The following Facilities members have completed training:
- Jim Klick, mechanic supervisor, recently participated in the annual conference on rural water and has taken online classes regarding treatment of waste water.
- Marc Happ, carpenter crew leader, took a training course in lead paint remediation that involved a test. He is now certified.
- Steve Giboney recently attended a seminar on electric codes.
- Richard Clark, mechanic, will take a refresher/update course in boiler operation, maintenance and safety in November.
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Events at a Glance
Stephens Volleyball vs. Columbia College
7 p.m., Oct. 25; Silverthorne Arena
Stephens Volleyball vs. Williams Baptist
6 p.m., Oct. 27; Silverthorne Arena
12:30 p.m., Oct. 27; Historic Senior Hall Recital Hall
Stephens students perform a variety of short musical showcases. A great way to spend your lunch hour!
Free and open to the public.
The House of Blue Leaves
7:30 p.m., Oct. 28–29; Nov. 4–5; 2 p.m. Sunday matinee, Oct. 30
A Tony Award-winning show that recently enjoyed a revival on Broadway. This production really has everything: nuns, zookeepers, schizophrenics, GIs and even the Pope! It is a zany comedy that’ll seriously tickle your funny bone. It’s one of John Guare’s best plays that you won’t want to miss! Michael Musto’s Village Voice review summed it up best: “It clicks. It provokes. It entertains. It disturbs.”
Fee: $3 for Stephens students and $7 for Stephens faculty/staff; $14 General; $7 Student/Senior
Contact: Box Office, x4199,
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 28; Windsor Lounge
This event is designed to educate those attending on the hurt that is caused by the derogatory use of the term “retard." Those who make a pledge to eliminate the use of the word will receive a button regarding the movement to end the use of the word. Learn more.
Contact: Andie Young, (660) 707-3707
Stephens Volleyball vs. Fontbonne
3 p.m., Oct. 29; Silverthorne Arena
Advising Day (no on-campus classes)
Stephens Volleyball vs. Westminster (Senior Night)
7 p.m., Nov. 3; Silverthorne Arena
Calling Their Shots
Through Dec. 9
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday and by appointment
Davis Art Gallery
A photography show promoting varied genres, technical approaches and esthetics by five women artists: Jamie Kreher, Jane Linders, Anne Lindgren, Janice Nesser and Billie Stock.
The Greatest Show on Earth: Fashion Circus
Through Dec. 15
noon-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday
Historic Costume Gallery, mezzanine floor of LRW
Fashion is a circus. The exhibit “Greatest Show on Earth: Fashion Circus” features a big-top display of fashion.
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