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Since 2013, the Center for Environmental Stewardship (CES) has been a part
of the Fine School of the Sciences. The center’s mission is to “cultivate an
environmentally literate citizenry and support educational opportunities and
programs in environmental science and sustainability.” By promoting civic
engagement and volunteerism, the CES works to keep the environment and
neighboring communities healthy.
Kimberly Pause Tucker, Ph.D., Director, Center for Environmental
Stewardship and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, says that she and
her students have worked hard during the past few years to get the CES where
it is today. “We are excited that there are so many great faculty, staff, and
students who are interested in sustainability, and we hope that through our
efforts and the efforts of others that sustainability and community service
become an even bigger part of the SU culture.”
A NEW LOOK AT CAMPUS
MUSTANG FOOTBALL MAKES ITS MARK IN NATIONAL RANKINGS
For this first time since the football team’s debut in 2011, the
Mustangs have found national spotlight in the Division III
rankings—and their march continues.
As of Nov. 7, with one game remaining, the Stevenson
University football team ranked at No. 24 in the American
Football Coaches Association Division III poll and No. 23 in
the D3football.com Top 25. At one point in the season, the
In October, Stevenson launched new interactive campus maps to make it
even easier to navigate its two campuses. When prospective students and their
parents—as well as alumni coming back to see what else is new—visit campus,
the University wants their experience to be a great one.
Visitors can now refine the search for their destination by campus, including
a more specific breakdown by academic building, residence hall, athletic
areas, dining facilities, parking, and shuttle bus stops. Other miscellaneous
categories include campus stores, areas reserved for meditation, and quads.
Each location is marked by an icon and accompanying description. For
added convenience, there is also a comprehensive search feature where
any name or keyword of a campus structure can be entered with results
immediately yielded in real-time.
Want to see what our campuses look like today? Go to stevenson.edu/maps.
Construction is underway for a pedestrian walkway through the forest buffer
between the main Owings Mills campus and Owings Mills North to provide
easy access for students, faculty, and staff.
WHAT ARE YOU READING IN
Ventures made its first online debut with the Summer 2016 issue.
Since then, we’ve been keeping track of the page views for each
item—and the results have been interesting.
From June 20 through Oct. 18, there were 1,056 page views
site-wide, including 387 views for the landing page and 669 views
for individual articles. The most popular article was the “Study
Away at SU” feature, with 88 views, followed by a tie between the
“Meeting Veterans Where They Are” feature and the news item
about the 2016-2017 Baltimore Speakers Series, both of which
had 73 views. The average time spent on the site was 1 minute
and 21 seconds.
Data such as this is critical to the editorial process of Ventures;
we need to know what you want more (and less) of when
planning future issues. As of the printing of this issue, it’s too
early to conclusively determine similar results for the Fall 2016
issue. But make sure to read it—and this issue!—for exclusive,
online-only content. Visit and bookmark stevenson.edu/ventures
Mustangs were ranked No. 12 and No. 14, respectively. The
record is 8-1 overall, 7-1 in the MAC.
Stevenson's 8-0 start was the best in the six-year history of
the program, well eclipsing last year's 5-0 beginning. As this
issue goes to the printer, hopes of post-season play remain
high. Visit gomustangsports.com for the latest on the team’s
The Student Success Center. Located in Garrison Hall on the
Owings Mills campus, the new center will even better position
Stevenson’s students to thrive in their academic and professional
careers. The center will include student support services, including
student coaching, veterans affairs, disabilities, study abroad,
career, and more. Look for more about the Student Success Center
in the Spring 2017 issue of Ventures.