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YEAR IN REVIEW SUSTAINABLE STEVENSON LEARN MORE about these and the many other completed and upcoming projects at stevenson.edu/ces 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. PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY 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. 8 | VENTURES/WINTER 2016-2017 WHAT ARE YOU READING IN VENTURES? 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 today. 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 progress. SNEAK PREVIEW 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. STEVENSON.EDU | 9