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Stephens student filmmakers take top awards as women sweep “Gimme Truth!” competition at True/False Film Festival

March 9, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, Digital Filmmaking

Freshman digital filmmaking student Rosey Howell ’23 (pictured right) took first place in “Gimme Truth!,” a game show style competition hosted by Brian Babylon and judged by documentary film world celebrities. Howell’s classmate, freshman Hope Daugherty ’23 (pictured left) took third place, while Columbia film director Pat Holt took second place, making for a sweep by women filmmakers.

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First-year Stephens students have films selected for True/False Film Festival sold-out event

March 5, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Digital Filmmaking

The films of two first-year Stephens College students, Rosey Howell ’23 (pictured left) and Hope Daugherty ’23 (pictured right) will be featured in this Saturday’s True/False Gimme Truth! film competition at the international True/False Film Festival in Columbia. The popular annual event, which is sold out at the Blue Note, is billed by the festival as “America’s favorite documentary game show.” Gimme Truth! challenges the festival audience and a panel of contestants to determine the “truthiness” of two-minute documentaries. Films must be entirely true or entirely false.  

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Stephens College to present 16th annual Student Film Showcase

March 4, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Digital Filmmaking

The Stephens College Digital Filmmaking program will present the 16th annual Student Film Showcase at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, in Charters Lecture Theatre, located inside Helis Communication Center, 1405 E. Broadway.

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Stephens College Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2019 achieves 100% first-time pass rate

February 28, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, School of Health Sciences, Admissions

Stephens College is proud to announce for the second year in a row all graduates of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies received a first-time 100% pass rate on the National Certifying Exam. The pass rate is an indicator of the program’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the ability to prepare students to practice medicine.

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Stephens College announces Fall 2019 Deans' Lists

February 17, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre, English/Creative Writing, Fashion, Digital Filmmaking, Education, Equestrian, Dance

Stephens College has announced the names of more than 180 students who earned a place on the high honors and honors deans’ lists for the first semester of the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Garcia earns top directing award at American College Theater Festival

February 5, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Theatre arts major Sofia Garcia ’20 won an invitation and scholarship to attend the Kennedy Center Directing Intensive in Washington, D.C., this May.


Stephens College remembers, celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 24, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, College & Campus

On Jan. 21, Stephens College students, faculty and staff gathered for “A Celebration in Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Believe. Build. Bridge. The event included inspiring spoken and performed pieces, including those by the Stephens College Concert Choir (pictured above) and performing arts students.

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American College Theater Festival Report: Stephens Students Move to Finalist Stage

January 22, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Region 5) is currently holding their annual festival and Stephens students are performing exceedingly well, according to Musical Theatre Program Chair Jennifer Hemphill. She and her students are currently at Festival 52 for the region, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.  

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Students earn national scholarships, entrée into fashion industry

January 21, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, School of Design

Nicole Bidwell ’21, Jessica Gayo ’19, Aurola Wedman Alfaro ’20 and Caila Parks ’21 stepped into the 83rd annual Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Gala in New York City last Tuesday, and paused for a moment to take it all in. Everywhere they looked, there were giants of the fashion industry — designers and company leaders they had studied and even dreamed of becoming.

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Meet the students who are transforming Susie's

January 9, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, College & Campus

Last month, the students who run Susie’s gathered for their last staff meeting of the semester. Ahead of them: one final sale. Behind them: five months of thinking creatively, applying knowledge learned in classes, and working hard to turn Susie’s into a store by and for Stephens students.

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