October 2, 2017 | Tags: College & Campus
October is esports month at Stephens College, and the games begin today with a match against Kansas Wesleyan University. The competition in Overwatch will be aired at 6 p.m. on the big TV in the Student Union of Stamper Common. The event kicks off a month of events. The campus community is invited to watch at 6 p.m. each Monday. You can also tune in at Twitch.tv/stephens_college_esports
September 28, 2017 | Tags: Student Success, School of Design
Stephens Life, the student magazine of Stephens College, is on a roll. For the second time in less than a month, the magazine has been nominated for a national award. This time, the Associated College Press (ACP) nominated the “Eat” story in the Fall 2016 issue for Design of the year in the Yearbook/Magazine Page/Spread category.
September 22, 2017 | Tags: School of Health Sciences, Equestrian, Alumnae Achievement
One of Joan Ranquet’s favorite ways to give back as an animal communicator is to help make homeless animals more adoptable. That’s why when Ranquet ’82, one of the country’s most renowned animal communicators, returned to Stephens College in September to help equestrian students better relate to their horses, she requested to meet with students fostering pets through Second Chance, a local no-kill shelter.
September 18, 2017 | Tags: School of Design, Fashion
Designing company uniforms is tougher than you might imagine: It’s not just about fashion, but function and image, too. One of the industries leading designers of “image apparel” will be at Stephens College later this month. Caroline Bartek, who recently redesigned uniforms for Southwest Airlines, will be visiting the School of Design on Friday, Sept. 29 to critique the designs of the contemporary sportswear class. The critique will take place from 11:00 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Davis Art Gallery.
September 16, 2017 | Tags: Student Success, School of Health Sciences
Kara Kinnison always knew she wanted to work in the health care field and originally enrolled at Saint Louis University as a pre-med student. But the fit wasn’t right. Then, the Saint Charles, Mo., native learned about physician assistants, members of a healthcare team who can begin working in the medical field in about two years, a fraction of the time it takes to become a practicing physician. Kinnison, who eventually received a B.A. in chemistry from SLU, was sold.
September 12, 2017 | Tags: College & Campus, Digital Filmmaking
For the first time this year, the Citizen Jane Film Festival at Stephens College will present the Frances Award for screenwriting achievements during the 10th annual festival, which will be held Oct 26-29, 2017. The award will go to Linda Woolverton, an American screenwriter, playwright and novelist best known for her screenplays and books of several acclaimed Disney films and stage musicals. Her screenplays, including “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King” and “Maleficent,” are known for their strong female characters. She is also a regular visiting lecturer for Stephens’ Master of Fine Arts in Television and Screenwriting.
September 1, 2017 | Tags: College & Campus
Stephens College decided to do Academic Opening Convocation the “Stephens way” this year. Instead of bringing in an outside speaker, Stephens turned to its own faculty and student leaders to address the campus-wide gathering and mark the start of the academic year. After all, who better to talk about what it means to be a member of the Stephens community and a part of all its traditions than the people who call it home?
August 28, 2017 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre
The School of Creative and Performing Arts is celebrating 70 years of inspiring, entertaining and often thought-provoking theatre, music, dance and film performances at Stephens College. “Season 70: A Season That Will Move You” will showcase a blend of classic works and those with a modern twist. The box office opens Aug. 31.
August 25, 2017 | Tags: Student Success, School of Design
Stephens Life, the student magazine of Stephens College, has been named a Best of Collegiate Design Pinnacle Award finalist in three categories. The Pinnacle Awards are presented by the College Media Association, the national association for collegiate media and its advisers, and honor the best in college media organizations and individual work.
August 23, 2017 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre
This was no ordinary Saturday morning at Barnes & Noble at the Columbia Mall. A voice over the loudspeaker had just announced that two Disney characters will be arriving soon to read stories to children at the bookstore. Boys and girls gather around the children’s reading stage, wiggling and giggling with excitement.
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