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The Jeannene Booher Fashion Lecture Series to host Nov. 8 public lecture with N.Y.C. designers Stan Herman and Michael Harlan

October 16, 2017 | Tags: School of Design, Fashion, College & Campus

The Stephens College School of Design has invited New York designers Stan Herman and Michael Harlan Schwarz to share their experience creating “Designer Uniforms” – think Federal Express and JetBlue Airlines – and how they integrated the concepts of function and form into their own lines of accessories and apparel.



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Welcome Home Family & Friends Weekend brings families back to campus

October 13, 2017 | Tags: College & Campus

When Brianna Bunker began looking at colleges, she searched for a small school in a hip university town that also offered her major, digital filmmaking. Her dad found Stephens College, which had an added bonus in his eyes: it’s a women’s college. Today, Daryl and Sarah Bunker of Lumberton, Texas, are visiting their daughter during Welcome Home Family & Friends Weekend at Stephens. Though she’s only a couple months into her freshman year, Brianna Bunker couldn’t be happier – and neither could her parents.



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Stephens College is exclusive college partner for Kansas City Fashion Week

October 10, 2017 | Tags: School of Design, Fashion

Stephens College is pleased to announce that the college will be the exclusive college partner for Kansas City Fashion Week, providing students, faculty and alumnae unique opportunities to participate in the premier runway show. Among those opportunities is a chance for select fashion students to submit portfolios of designs to Project Runway alumni Michael Drummond and Joshua Christensen. The award-winning designer will critique the sketches and select a winner to show her collection in the spring 2018 KCFW. 



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Historic Costume Gallery presents "The Joan Crawford Effect"

October 3, 2017 | Tags: College & Campus, School of Design, Fashion

Hollywood star Joan Crawford and costume designer Adrian Adolph Greenberg were the dynamic fashion duo of the 1930s and 1940s. Greenberg, who was known simply as “Adrian” in the fashion world, helped create Crawford’s signature broad-shouldered look, a design crafted to conceal the actress’s naturally broad shoulders.



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Esports team gears up for first-ever varsity match tonight

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



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More national nominations pour in for Stephens Life magazine

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.



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Animal communicator Joan Ranquet '82 helps students work with foster pets

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.   



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Caroline Bartek, creative director at Cintas, will return to campus as guest critic

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.



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Inaugural class of the Physician Assistant program commits to the profession

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.



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Linda Woolverton to be recognized with screenwriting award at 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival

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.



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