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Ventures Winter 2018-2019

Ventures Winter 2018-2019

Date: Nov 15, 2018

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This fall, for the first time since joining the conference in 2012, the men's soccer team advanced to the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Commonwealth playoffs. The fourthseeded Mustangs beat fifth-seeded Alvernia in the first round before losing to top-ranked Messiah in the semifinals. Overall, the Mustangs were 8-3 at home this season, winning six of the last seven. Four players were named to the All-MAC Commonwealth teams. In addition, the team earned the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for excellence in the classroom for the 2017-18 season, the second consecutive year the Mustangs have earned the award after receiving it for the first time in program history a season ago.

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NOTE: This new section will highlight sound bites of the achievements and expertise of SU faculty members.

Gary Hicks (nursing ’05), a nursing faculty member for Stevenson University Online, was recently named as the President of the Maryland Board of Nursing. Originally appointed to the board by Gov. Larry Hogan in 2016, Hicks’ mission as president of the board is to advance safe quality care in Maryland through licensure, certification, education, and accountability for public protection.

Professor of Philosophy Alex Hooke celebrated the release of his latest book, The Twilight Zone and Philosophy, at two promotional events in October. The first of the readings and signings, on Oct. 27, was at the Barnes & Noble bookstore on the Johns Hopkins main campus and the second, on Oct. 28, at Readings & Greetings in Hunt Valley.

Anthony Moll, Adjunct Professor of English, recently had his first book, Out of Step: A Memoir, published. Moll read excerpts from his book to a packed house at Stevenson on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Moll spoke about the creative process of writing the book to students and faculty. The book, named the 2017 winner of Michael Kardos’ Non-Fiction Prize series from The Journal and The Ohio State University Press, was published by Mad Creek Books.

Music faculty members Harlan Parker, Ph.D., and Mark Lortz will be featured at the 72nd International Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago from Dec. 19-22. The Centennial High School Wind Ensemble (Howard County, Md.) was selected from international applicants to perform at this prestigious event. Parker will be conducting a piece at the concert, and one of Lortz’s original concert band pieces, “Speedway,” will be performed.

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Stevenson University was named a Best Value School in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report college rankings. To award the Best Values designation, U. S. News evaluates a university's academic quality, as indicated by its 2019 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, and its net cost of attendance after the average level of need-based financial aid. Stevenson was also ranked among the 2019 Best Colleges for Veterans.

Congratulations to Kayla Bias '19, who was awarded this year's recipient of the Maryland Chief Information Officer Roundtable Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Business Information Systems or Computer Information Systems student who possesses leadership qualities and has a desire to work in the field of IT management upon graduation. Bias, a CIS senior completing the Software Design track, is also a B.S. to M.S. student, pursuing her master's in Business and Technology Management. The scholarship is funded by the Roundtable, a coalition of leading employers that have made a long-term commitment to improving student achievement in Maryland.

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