Thanksgiving highlights feelings of thankfulness in those who enjoy the season. It is no different on Stephens’ campus. Stephens provides many things that deserve recognition and thankfulness from its students.
Dianne Lynch, Stephens’ president, truly cares. Lynch is involved in everything our campus organizations put together, and she is more than willing to get to know each and every student. Lynch’s dedication and constant involvement should be credited and appreciated. At many other schools, students cannot even recall their University presidents’ names.
Real World Work Experience
Stephens is excellent at supplying its students with alternative opportunities to learn. For example we have organizations such as Harbinger, Creative Ink, The Warehouse and Playhouse. These organizations along with many others, give our students the opportunity to not only ear college credit and learn, but to also provide hands on experience, as if we were actually working in the industry already. Things like this give us a huge advantage over other college graduates.
On campus security is something to be extremely thankful for. Not only are they ready and able to protect us from any threats to our safety, but also security will do little things to help ensure students feel at home and comfortable. If a student feels uncomfortable about walking alone on campus at night, Security will happily escort them to their room. If the design or computer labs are locked, event it is 3 in the morning security is happy to open them. Anything students need on campus Security is more than willing to assist.
24-Hour Work Space
All nighters can be stressful, But, it should be noted that Stephens students have the opportunity to do so. Stephens does not have to allow 24-hour access to the design and art studios, but they do. This allows students to schedule homework and projects around other class and work schedules. Even more noteworthy, things that happen in the labs at wee hours of the night make for the best stories to tell.
Our “Stephens Bubble”
Sometimes it may feel that Stephens is its own part of town all alone, completely secluded from Mizzou activities. For some students that is acceptable, but for others it is a huge drawback. However, the Stephens “bubble” is beneficial. Students do not necessarily have to worry about what is going on around us, and have the opportunity to more easily focus, get to class, and do homework, without the constant disruption of the noises of large university campus life. In addition, Stephens’ small-secluded campus helps avoid the rushing of students across streets and fields that typically results in highly congested traffic. For example, spend a day walking Stephens’ campus and another walking MU’s campus, the difference will be clear. It is more peaceful at Stephens.