So it turns out, April is a crazy busy time at Stephens. This weekend, we have alumnae from across the country coming back to campus for what sounds like an amazing line-up of events for our Celebrate Stephens alumnae reunion. It’s also time for “The Collections,” our 69th annual Student Designer Fashion Show and our New Works Dance Concert where seniors show off their choreographed dances. Oh, and my parents are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary, which we’ll enjoy Sunday with a 50s-themed party that was originally supposed to be a surprise but it’s impossible to keep secrets from Mom (hi Mom).
But instead of gearing up for all of that, I’ve been working on a book for our graduating seniors, which I’m sure I’ll have fond memories of as soon as it’s actually put together. In the meantime, collecting photos from college seniors has proven to be a challenge.
All of that, by the way, is my collective excuse for not having posted on my blog for several days.
But hopefully you’ve been reading about all of the amazing things happening at Stephens elsewhere.
Over the weekend, Grace Pittman’s contribution to the Missourian’s From Readers section was published. In case you missed it, Grace, a senior and editor of the Harbinger, explores why she and anyone bothers to write. We write to connect, she tells us, and that’s where readers come in. Writers need readers. (So do bloggers, so if you’re still reading, THANK YOU).
Check out Grace’s story here.
Then, today, my latest contribution to From Readers came out, revealing the identities of The Ten, those seniors selected to keep us all on our best behavior on campus. The Ten seniors are super secret all year, their primary task to “catch” do-gooders doing good and to reward them. Check out the story here.
Then over at the Tribune, higher ed reporter Karyn Spory writes today about our pet fostering program. Yep, in addition to letting students bring their own pets, we let freshmen foster rescue animals in exchange for scholarship dollars. You can read that story here.
And finally, Tribune feature writer Amy Wilder has a couple of great pieces about our students and instructors. Check out this piece on our design students’ exhibit, which you can check out in person through May 4, and this Niche on husband-and-wife team Chris and Sara Fletcher, who are both instructors at Stephens.