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Stephens low-residency M.F.A. program expands leadership

October 14, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, Alumnae Achievement, College & Campus, School of Creative & Performing Arts

The Stephens College M.F.A. in Television and Screenwriting, established in 2014, has named Dr. Rosanne Welch as the new executive director. Program founder and former director Ken LaZebnik will serve as Writer-in-Residence, while Khanisha Foster ’17, a graduate of the M.F.A. program, will serve as associate director. The program also features 15 faculty mentors and a rotating group of guest lecturers, all working writers, members of the Writers Guild and successful industry professionals.



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Singh joins School of Health Sciences faculty

September 9, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Health Sciences

Dr. Rakesh Singh joined the Stephens College faculty this fall as assistant professor of pharmacology in the School of Health Sciences. Singh taught previously at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Kansas.



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Foster named Health Information Management Director

September 5, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, College & Campus, School of Health Sciences, Alumnae Achievement

Dr. Susan L. Foster ’06 B.S., ’10 M.B.A. joined the Stephens faculty this fall as Health Information Management Director. Foster has worked for more than 25 years in health informatics and information management and higher education, serving as director of health information management at Missouri Western State University and Crowder College. She also is a Registered Health Information Administrator, is certified in healthcare privacy and security and has experience as a privacy officer. 



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Hemphill joins musical theatre faculty

August 29, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, College & Campus, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Broadway actor Jennifer Hemphill has joined the Stephens College faculty this fall as assistant professor of musical theatre and coordinator of musical theatre. She will direct, choreograph and star in Stephens’ production of the hit ABBA show “Mamma Mia!” in September. Tickets are on sale starting today, Aug. 30.



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Pedersen rejoins Stephens as visiting artist

August 29, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre, Fashion

Matthew Pedersen, a costume designer, wearable artist and stylist based in Brooklyn, New York, has returned to Stephens College as a visiting artist for the 2019-20 academic year. He will teach courses in the B.F.A. in Costume Design.



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Gibson returns to Stephens as visiting artist

August 29, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Darren Gibson, a dance director, ballet master and musical theatre performer, has rejoined Stephens College for the 2019-20 academic year. He will teach courses and mentor students in the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.



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Blakemore named Master in Physician Assistant Studies Director

August 24, 2019 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, College & Campus, School of Health Sciences

Dr. Megan Blakemore, PA-C, was named director of the Master in Physician Assistant Studies program this past spring. An assistant professor in the PA program since its inception in 2016, Blakemore previously served as interim program director. 



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Stephens’ first PA class earns 100% board pass rate

April 23, 2019 | Tags: Student Success, Faculty Excellence, College & Campus, School of Health Sciences

The charter class of the Stephens College Master in Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.) program has achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE), a standardized exam.



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Associate Professor Chase Thompson shows photography series at Montminy Art Gallery

December 3, 2018 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Digital Filmmaking

The work of Associate Professor Chase Thompson is part of a new photography exhibit at the Boone County History and Culture Center. The series of photographs, titled Divided By Time: Columbia, Missouri 1907-2017, is on showcase now through Jan. 27 at the Montminy Art Gallery.



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Stephens colleagues present work at peer-reviewed conference

July 25, 2018 | Tags: Faculty Excellence, School of Creative & Performing Arts, English/Creative Writing, Digital Filmmaking

This week, five Stephens College professors and Citizen Jane Film Festival (CJFF) staff are attending the 2018 University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Conference, held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. 



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