Latest Stephens College Stories

2009-01-27 07:29:10

According to a report by MSNBC, a new survey found the love of a four-legged friend eases the pressure of tests and homework for college students. Ohio State University researchers found that students who lived with a pet were less likely to report feeling lonely or depressed. They also relied on the animal to help them through stressful times, says lead author Sara Staats, professor emeritus of psychology at OSU's Newark campus. When school gets overwhelming for college student Joanna...

2008-10-02 18:00:12

The Stephens College Davis Art Gallery will host Denise McGill's "Priceless Souls" photo exhibition, which includes an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow at the gallery at the corner of Ripley and Walnut streets and a lecture at 8 p.m. Charters Lecture Hall, 1405 E. Broadway. The exhibit highlights human dignity and runs through Oct. 31. See more photos in the Ovation section of Sunday's Tribune. At right, Orville Mason and his wife, Ruby, after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's...

2008-08-24 15:00:24

By LYNN ISRAEL When the lights go down at Stephens this fall, expect plenty of laughs and songs along with snakes, pagan dancing, blackmail, Russian czars, and the wonders of sisterhood. This new performing arts season, which also includes a top-notch film festival, great music concerts and thrilling dance events, contains quite a coup, said Beth Leonard - or maybe that should be several coups. Supervising the college's summer stock theater in Okoboji, Iowa, the dean of the school of...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.