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10 Fantastic Autumn Traditions Celebrated at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 01.06.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

There's something about college traditions that I find appealing. Perhaps it's because past experience has shown me that the traditions celebrated at women's colleges foster community, school spirit, empowerment and sisterhood while cementing life-long friendships.

Move-in Day at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

I hope you enjoyed the collection of Move-In Day visuals I've shared with you today. Here's to all students (new and returning), and wishing each of them a 2014‒2015 academic year filled with joy, inspiration, fun, discovery, and learning!

Recapping the Women's College Advantage

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

As a women's college alumna, my contention is that women's colleges are today's best kept secret in higher education. It's the main reason I started blogging and with so many advantages, it would be remiss of me not to continue to do so.

From College to Career: Her First Job After Graduation

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

I don't know about you, but I always get tickled pink when I learn about a person getting hired, maybe it's the recruiter in me. And there's something extra special when it's the first job after college.

College Students Provide Update to Their "50 States in 50 Days" Travel Adventure

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In mid-May I introduced, Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, the traveling filmmakers from Stephens College. On schedule (more or less) and already ha...

Memorable 2014 Graduation Images From Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having viewed numerous commencement photographs from women's colleges across the country, in this blog post, I'll share with you several of the images I found memorable.

Their Dream Becomes a Reality: 50 States in 50 Days

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Credit: Meredith Jacob Meet Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, two college filmmakers who are traveling 50 states in 50 days by car. Although...

How This College Senior Fashion Designer Incorporates Marine Biology Into Her Fashion Designs

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Caption: Holly Hmielewski's Bioluminescence Collection Photo Credit: Stephens College Holly Hmielewski, a senior at Stephens College studying...

Pharrell-Inspired "Happy" Women's Colleges Videos

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.07.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Pharrell's "Happy" video has inspired many people to create "Happy" videos of their own, including numerous colleges across the country. It's not surprising. This award-winning song is contagious.

First Semester College Reflections

Diane Propsner | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Last fall I asked several high school girls why they decided to attend a women's college and shared their reasons in a blog post. For this blog post, I thought it would be fun to re-visit with those students to see how their first semester at college went.

How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.10.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're a parent with a college-bound daughter, I know you're thinking about the cost of her education. On one hand, you're so proud of her; on the ...

Why First-Year STEM Girls Attend Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

Women's colleges provide an empowering environment for their STEM students. Disproving all the silly myths about women in science, these young women focus on what they want: the best possible environment to pursue their career dreams.

Why I Chose a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.12.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

Although a women's college is not for everyone, I simply can't accept the myth that women's colleges are no longer relevant or that young girls are not interested in attending one.

Stephens College Exceeds Weight-Loss Goal

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Staff at Stephens College in Missouri rang in the new year ahead of schedule: together, 107 of the college's employees lost more than 300 pounds. ...

Stephens College Donor Promises Extra Cash -- If Staff Loses Extra Pounds

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Tom Bartlett | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A Stephens College alumna has promised to give her alma mater $1-million, with one weighty condition: Employees of the women's college in Columbia, Mo...

Woman Will Donate $1 Million If College Staff Loses 250 Pounds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A health-conscious woman from Oregon will donate $1 million to Stephens College on one condition -- employees of the womens college lose a total of 25...