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Feb 25
thru
May 08

 

Playing Dress Up: How Kids See Clothing

(Community)

Location: Historic Costume Gallery, mezzanine level of Lela Raney Wood Hall

Hours for the gallery are Saturdays and Sundays, noon-3 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m.; and Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
An opening reception will be held on Feb. 27 from noon-3 p.m.

When we get dressed and put items on, how do children perceive that clothing? How do kids make sense of who people are, based on what they see, without words? That’s what the spring gallery exhibit is about—the language of clothing.

The exhibit explores the signs and symbols of dress by creating vingettes of clothing—the nuclear family, the cowboy and cow girl, fairy tale-inspired clothing. The show also explores the world of work with uniforms of service men and women, male and female nurses, police officers and fire fighters. Representing the children are girls’ and boys’ scouting uniforms.

To fully explore how children see clothing, the gallery invited students form the Children’s School at Stephens College to explore the exhibit and write and draw about what the clothing said to them. Their stories and drawings will be an essential component of the exhibit. Furthering the theme, the show will include a dress up and photo area for children who tour the show.

Companion displays will include dress from the 1920s, the decade that saw the founding of the Children’s School, now celebrating 90 years; and a tribute to the ’30s style of the Kit Kittridge figure from the popular American Girl book series.

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May 04
thru
May 06

 

Cabaret

(Performing Arts - Theatre)


Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by John Van Druten
Stories by Christopher Isherwood [Musical, PG-13]

7:30 p.m., May 4-6

Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave.

Don’t miss this icon of American musical theatre as we close out our season.

Witness the powerful world of Weimar Germany in the 1930s. Although set in 1931, this timeless musical—based on Christopher Isherwood’s I Am a Camera—explores life in an age of distress as a young writer encounters Sally Bowles and examines the society that is imploding around him. It features well-known numbers such as “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “Willkommen.”

Performing Arts on the Web: Here

Community Engagement Points: 3

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May 06

 

Graduate & Online Commencement

(Academic Calendar)

Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Kimball Ballroom of Lela Raney Wood Hall

Stephens College graduate and online students will receive their degrees. 

For more information, visit here.

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May 06
thru
May 08

 

Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

(Performing Arts - Theatre)

Time: 7 p.m., May 6-7; 2 p.m., May 7-8
Location: Warehouse Theatre

Three wishes and it’s a whole new world!

Join us for this magic carpet ride through a musical adaptation of the beloved Disney film. This production will have you rooting for your favorite underdog as he vies for the love of Princess Jasmine. A must-see production!

Visit trypskids.com for ticket information.

Performing Arts on the Web: Here

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May 07

 

Undergraduate Commencement

(Academic Calendar)

Time: 11 a.m.
Location: The Missouri Theatre, 203 S. 9th St.

Stephens College undergraduate students will receive their degrees.

For more information, visit here.

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May 09
thru
Jun 20

 

Summer Theatre Institute

(Academic Calendar)


The Summer Theatre Institute gives first-year theatre students at Stephens the chance to produce, direct and act in community performances. During the fast-paced program, students learn essential theatrical skills and give free, public performances. See schedule here.

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May 09
thru
Jun 20

 

Vocal Arts Summer Music Intensive

(Academic Calendar)


Vocal arts students who have finished their first year will study the vocal styles of vocal jazz, opera and country pop. They will engage in hands-on performance with guest artists, including Christine Seitz (opera) and Candy Coburn (country pop), and faculty who are practicing professional musicians.

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May 09
thru
May 13

 

Summer Film Institute

(Academic Calendar)


During the biannual Summer Film Institute, digital filmmaking students will produce a short film based on the novel “Chasing Alliecat” by Rebecca Fjelland Davis.

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May 11
thru
Jun 25

 

Stephens Summer Dance

(Academic Calendar)


Stephens Summer Dance Intensive (SSD) is an exciting opportunity for aspiring young dancers to study with international guest faculty in the Stephens College studios. Students will receive professional, individually focused training that prepares them for success in today’s diverse dance world. Learn more here.

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May 17

 

CSSC Fifth-Grade Graduation

(Community)

Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Library Penthouse

Please join us in celebrating our graduating fifth-graders.

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Jun 03
thru
Aug 14

 

Okoboji Summer Theatre

(Academic Calendar)


Okoboji Summer Theatre, a stock theatre company in Spirit Lake, Iowa, gives students intense theatre training the summer before they begin their senior year. 

View schedule of performances here.

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Sep 30
thru
Oct 02

 

Welcome Home Family and Friends Weekend

(Community)


Welcome Home Weekend is for everyone who is part of the Stephens community. Parents, loved ones and friends are invited to join us as we also welcome back Stephens alumnae for this special celebration. 

During this time, parents and family members will have lots of opportunities to see where students live, where they learn and the amazing opportunities that are available to them on campus. For alumnae, this is a great time to reminisce with one another, network with current students and celebrate all of the reasons to love Stephens.

Learn more about the weekend and register here.

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Nov 03
thru
Nov 06

 

Citizen Jane Film Festival

(Performing Arts - Film)

Location: Stephens College campus

Independent film by independent women.

Don’t miss this annual film festival celebrating and showcasing the works of women filmmakers from around the world. The four-day festival includes filmmaker panels, workshops and some of the best in independent film by women for everyone. The festival was named one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World 2015,” according to MovieMaker Magazine.

Learn more: citizenjanefilmfestival.org

Performing Arts on the Web: Here

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