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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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Rush recognized for excellence in elementary education

October 10, 2019 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Education

Katelyn Rush ’17 is a Jefferson City, Missouri, native, a Westminster College softball coach and a fifth-grade teacher. This fall, she began her third year at East Elementary with a new moniker: Railton New Professional of the Year. Open to any Jefferson City School District educator in her first three years of teaching, the award is funded by the trust of Mrs. Billie Railton and presented to 10 teachers per year by the Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation.

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Stephens Life honored by Associated Collegiate Press

October 3, 2019 | Tags: Student Success, Alumnae Achievement, School of Design, Fashion

The Fall 2018 issue of Stephens Life has been recognized by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) for having some of the best designs among collegiate publications in the United States and Canada this year. The magazine as a whole was named one of 24 Pacemaker finalists in the feature/general interest division.

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Stephens designers featured at New York Fashion Week

September 13, 2019 | Tags: Student Success, Alumnae Achievement, School of Design, Fashion

(L-to-R) Catherine Hake ’19; Samantha Knaust ’20; Stephanie Carlo, assistant professor of fashion; Rose Carter ’20 and Jillian Turner ’20 traveled to New York for Fashion Week this month.

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An interview with Michaela Dehning ’08 of Sony Pictures

September 12, 2019 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, College & Campus, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Digital Filmmaking

Sony Pictures visual effects producer Michaela Dehning ’08 will return to Stephens next week as a guest of the Citizen Jane Masterclass series. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Charter Lecture Hall in Helis Communication Center on the Stephens College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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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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Stephens College awards top alumnae awards

April 19, 2019 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement

Stephens College presented the highest alumnae awards on April 12 at Celebrate Stephens, the College’s annual alumnae weekend. Vice Admiral Nancy Brown ’73, a former Stephens trustee, received the 2019 Alumnae Achievement Award, and Diane Hunter Robertson ’86 was awarded the 2019 Jean Clinton Roeschlaub Alumnae Service Award. 

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Stephens College hosts Black History Month Panel

February 26, 2019 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, College & Campus

Stephens College Trustee Anita Parran ’73 joined a panel of local leaders on the Stephens College campus as they addressed “What does Black History Month mean to Columbia and Missouri?”

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Stephens inaugural M.F.A. class publishes book of essays

September 27, 2018 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, School of Creative & Performing Arts

Stephens College’s M.F.A. program now proudly boasts “When Women Wrote Hollywood,” a book of essays that focuses on the lives of female screenwriters of Golden Age Hollywood. The book, which published in July, is written by members of the inaugural graduating class of the Stephens M.F.A. in TV and Screenwriting.

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School of Creative and Performing Arts takes ‘Traces in the Wind’ on road to Arizona

January 12, 2018 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Dr. Gail Humphries Mardirosian, dean of the School of Creative and Performing Arts, has long believed in the power of theater for social change. She hopes her musical staged reading “Traces in the Wind,” a tribute to three women who survived the Holocaust through the sustenance of their art, will do just that when it is performed from Jan. 19-20 for high school students and community members in Peoria, Ariz. The cast of Stephens alumnae have already performed the tone poem of remembrance twice in Washington, D.C., debuting at the International Psychoanalytical Conference and shown again at the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

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