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Stevenson sponsors management panel

The Office of Career Services welcomed back several Stevenson alums, including two Business Communication majors, for a panel presentation on leadership  in management. Lauren Novsak (second from left), class of 2019, and Nick Farano (far right), class of 2011, joined others on the panel to speak about the idea of management leadership in an effort to address a new professional minor in Management and Organizational Leadership that the university is offering. Business professor Anna Kayes moderated the Nov. 5 event, which was coordinated by career advisor Kelly Fewster.

Dr. D.M. Greene and Chip Rouse celebrating years of serviceThe department of communication congratulates Dr. D.M. Greene (top left) and Professor Chip Rouse for their years of service at Stevenson University. All faculty and staff members who were enjoying anywhere from 5-35 years of employment were feted at the annual service luncheon, held in the Rockland banquet room on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, and hosted by the office of human resources. From the communication department, Dr. Greene was enjoying his 15th year at Stevenson, while Chip Rouse was at year 35. She offered a few reflections to those attending.

Attendees at NaNoWriMo

Congratulations to communication professor Stephanie Verni (center), the SU library staff, and members of '47 House, for their exciting event that launched National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) as well as Verni's sixth published work, Little Milestones. The Oct. 29 interactive event included students and alums who are interested in writing, friends and colleagues of the author, and Elizabeth Fields of the library staff. This was the third year for a National Novel Writing Month event during which all writers are encouraged to write down their stories. Verni said that she began Little Milestones during last year's NaNoWriMo, and is thrilled to have finished it in a year. The novel is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Screening of Escalation

A workshop on October 29, 2019, sponsored by WORTH -- Women of Resilience, Tenacity, and Humility -- saw the members of the organization screening the film Escalation as part of an intimate partner violence program from the OneLove Foundation.  At the center of the screen is communication professor Dr. Heather Harris, the moderator of the club, and to Dr. Harris' left is Alyssa Caggiano, the club's president. The event was open to the entire Stevenson community.The photo shows just some of the approximately 40 student participants who attended the event. (Information and photo courtesy of Dr. Heather Harris)

Students making Spooky Cupcakes

Faculty in the Halls professors Leeanne Bell McManus and Chip Rouse, both from Stevenson's communication department, hosted a "Decorate Your Own Spooky Cupcakes" event for the first-year students in Susquehanna and Western Run halls. Students flocked to the event during which they could choose from a variety of Halloween decorations for their free cupcakes. This is the sixth year for the Faculty in the Halls program.

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