Festival of Trees
Stephens’ Fashion Merchandising class worked with Ruth and Stephanie LaHue of My Secret Garden to decorate a Christmas tree, donated by Commerce Bank, for the 15th Annual Festival of Trees.
The students worked several weeks with theme proposals, inspiration boards, color and texture materials and naming the tree (they decided on "Midnight Inspirations") based not only on the tree design, but inspired by Museo, the company who purchased the tree. Each student personally designed and made an ornament based on the theme.
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Late Nights in the Library!
To help you with finals, the library will stay open later the following evenings this semester:
Dec. 12: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
Dec. 13-14: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Dec. 15: begin winter break hours
Senior Oral Defense
Stephens students, faculty and staff are invited to attend Haley Stevenson's Legal Studies Senior Essay Oral Defense. Haley will present and defend her senior essay, titled "The Surreptitious Use of Social Networking Sites by Employers: Making the Act Illegal," on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. in Dudley 120.
FGI Scholarship Winners
Stephens junior Jacqueline Madey (pictured left) and senior Leah Shepard (right), both Fashion Design and Product Development majors, won $1,000 scholarships from The Fashion Group International, Inc. (FGI) in St. Louis. The students received their awards during the FGI fashion show on Dec. 6, at the event hosted by Washington University in St. Louis.
Each student submitted various projects to FGI to win the scholarship and then presented those projects during the event. Jacqueline submitted a swimwear collection representing ’50s glamour, along with a line sheet, which fashion marketers use to buy from companies. She also created textile designs for home accent items that might sell at Pottery Barn. Leah submitted sketches from her senior design collection and portfolio from other classes.
The Staff Advisory Council sponsored a Campus Beautification Day on Dec. 7. Thanks to the following volunteers who worked at the stables with Clay Stem:
- Sheryl Brady, Accounting
- Yvonne Chamberlain, LPO
- Kathryn Hart, Accounting
- Josh Henggeler, Accounting
- Mandi Schroff, Facilities
- Kathy Vogt, Performing Arts
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Events at a Glance
6 p.m., Dec. 15; Kimball Ballroom of LRW
Stephens will confer 29 bachelor’s and 31 master’s degrees upon its graduates during its December 2011 Commencement ceremony. Dr. Annette L. Sobel, assistant to the provost for Strategic Opportunities at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will deliver the keynote address. Class speakers will be Kara Hinshaw, who will represent the undergraduate program, and Amy LaPaglia , who will represent the graduate programs. Hinshaw of Topeka, Kan., will graduate Sum Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology. LaPaglia of Morgantown, W.V., will receive a Master in Strategic Leadership.
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.
Stephens Basketball vs. St. Mary
3 p.m., Dec. 18; Silverthorne Arena