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Faculty professional development highlights in 2019

January 7, 2020 | Tags: Student Success, Faculty Excellence, School of Design, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre, Fashion, Digital Filmmaking

This fall, Stephens College faculty presented on professional development activities they undertook this year, supported by grants awarded by the College’s professional development committee. Faculty may submit applications for spring grants by February 15, 2020.

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Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” returns to Stephens stage

November 26, 2019 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

The beloved classic “A Christmas Carol” will come to the Stephens College stage for the first time in more than a decade. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. from Dec. 6-7 and 11-12, and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Macklanburg Playhouse.

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Stephens College Education program receives national endorsement

November 14, 2019 | Tags: College & Campus, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Education, Admissions

Already honored as a College of Distinction for its high-impact approach to education, Stephens also received specialized recognition for its Education program.

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Photo Feature: Bach's Lunch Voice Recital

November 12, 2019 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts

Students in the School of Creative and Performing Arts gave inspiring performances during Bach's Lunch on Oct. 31 at Historic Senior Hall Recital Hall. Soloists and ensembles performed a variety of musical theatre, vocal jazz, classical and choral works. Free and open to the public, Bach's Lunch will take place throughout the academic year at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, March 19 and April 30. 

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Krysten Hill ’08 brings poetry to Stephens College

October 23, 2019 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, School of Creative & Performing Arts, English/Creative Writing

Krysten Hill ’08 returned to Stephens on Oct. 17 as a guest of Writers on the Edge, a reading series hosted by the Stephens College English, Creative Writing and Women’s Studies program. Hill's visit was sponsored by Professor Emerita Judith Clark.

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Great American Songbook comes to Stephens stage

October 17, 2019 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Students will bring the Great American Songbook to life on the Stephens College stage Oct. 25-27. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave. Columbia, MO 65201.

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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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Broadway star directs ‘Mamma Mia!’ production

October 10, 2019 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Stephens College theatre students had the unique opportunity to work with Broadway actor Jennifer Hemphill for the Playhouse Company production of “Mamma Mia!” in September. Hemphill, who is an assistant professor of musical theatre and coordinator of musical theatre at Stephens, directed, choreographed and acted in the hit musical.

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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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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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