Diversity Kick-Off Week
Beginning today, Stephens College’s Diversity Coalition kicks off a week of events designed to celebrate diversity. The “Celebrate Stephens: The Difference is You” diversity effort will begin with a range of events from a Cultural Café to a fashion display and performances by Stephens alumna Karith Foster, a comedian, television and radio personality and inspiration speaker.
The first events planned by the newly created Diversity Coalition, co-chaired by Stephens President Dianne Lynch and Yvonne Chamberlain, director of Leadership and Diversity, represent the group’s mission: to create an environment at Stephens that protects, encourages and celebrates diversity through educational outreach, campus wide programming and institutional policies.
See the entire schedule below (click here or on the image to enlarge).
Student Success Center Welcomes Tutor
The Stephens Student Success Center, a free support service for residential undergraduate students, welcomes new tutor Bea Wallace.
Subject Areas of Expertise: Writing, research, integrated media, Spanish and photography.
Hours: Thursdays, 12-4:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Hickman Hall, second floor East
Schedule a tutoring appointment.
Wallace received an undergraduate degree in English from Amherst College with a focus on non-fiction writing in 2004. She completed her master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 2007 with a focus on multimedia storytelling. Her graduate work utilized video, still and audio, to document rural communities in Missouri. Her photographs were published in a book titled “25 Under 25: Up and Coming Photographers,” published by the Duke Center for Documentary Studies and Powerhouse Books.
Wallace worked in publications and outreach at Summerbridge New Orleans for three years and at TIME Magazine for two years as an assistant picture editor. In addition to teaching, she works as a child advocate to develop a curriculum for digital storytelling with children exposed to family violence. Wallace enjoys Iyengar Yoga at Yoga Sol, running on the MKT trail, and eating local food.
"Give Back" Night
Sigma Sigma Sigma is hosting a "Give Back" night at Chili’s on Thursday, Nov. 10 in honor of the Robbie Page Foundation. You will all be receiving flyers in your mailbox this week for the occasion. Come by for dinner anytime between 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and present the flyer to your server. You just need one flyer per table and 10% of your total bill will be donated. The Robbie Page Foundation helps sick children through play therapy. Please come help us raise as much money as possible for the kids! If you have any questions just email Beth Eady at [email protected].
"Weather the Storm: Communicating through Joplin's Crisis"
Miranda Lewis, media coordinator, and Allison Craig, communications specialist with St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, will share what they experienced as communicators in crisis after a May 22 tornado devastated their community and destroyed their facility. From fielding more than 1,000 media calls in 24 hours to communicating with employees and patients, Miranda Lewis and Allison Craig were part of a centralized team that put Mercy’s crisis communications plan into action.
Thursday, Nov. 10
Free and open to the Stephens community
Can’t make this event? Or just want to hear more? Reserve your seat for the Mid-Mo. PRSA professional development luncheon featuring Lewis and Craig at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, in the LRW Ballroom. COST: $20 for members and $25 for non-members, payable by check, cash or through PayPal. Registration encouraged by Monday, Nov. 7. Contact Laura Gerding at [email protected] or (573) 882-9193 to register for the Mid-Mo. PRSA Luncheon today! Connect on Facebook!
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Events at a Glance
7:30 p.m., Nov. 9-12; Warehouse Theatre
In this play, two American women, a Park Avenue psychiatrist and an ambitious young writer, travel to Bosnia to help women refugees confront their memories of war. Though the two have little in common beyond the methods they use to distance themselves from their subjects, they emerge deeply changed as they confront their own fears in the face of violence, resiliency and war. Based on interviews conducted by Eve Ensler with numerous women who survived the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, this show is a timely reminder of how America struggles to define its relationship with the rest of the world. USA Today says due to “Ensler’s straightforward intensity and delicate comic relief,” this show is “absorbing and moving.”
Fee: $8 General; $6 Student/Senior
Contact: Box Office, x4199
Stephens Basketball vs. Sterling College
6 p.m., Nov. 11; Silverthorne Arena
Holidays with the Velvetones
7:30 p.m., Nov. 13; Historic Senior Hall Recital Hall
The Velvetones, Stephens’ a cappella jazz ensemble, perform seasonal favorites.
Free and open to the public.
Stephens Basketball vs. Central Methodist (JV)
7 p.m., Nov. 15; Silverthorne Arena
12:30 p.m., Nov. 17; 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.
Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
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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