Presidentís Letter

President

Dear Student,

It is a pleasure to invite you to review the new listing of course work offered at Stevenson University. The 2009/2010 Stevenson University Catalog provides a detailed overview of our diverse curriculum and our expanding extracurricular activities.

During the upcoming academic year, we will continue to expand our Learning Beyond concept, which encourages students to enhance their university experience outside of the classroom. We have developed strategies to support the pursuit of service learning projects, study abroad, internships, and many other experiences which will enrich the traditional university experience.

We also have just opened the new Learning Beyond residence hall on our Owings Mills campus. This exciting new facility features living suites for specialized student learning communities as well as the offices of our Learning Beyond program and Career Services.

Our theme, Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career®, is appropriate to our mission. The University offers an integration of liberal arts, science, and technology with a distinctive career focus. Through a process we describe within this catalog, Career ArchitectureSM, our dedicated faculty and staff work with students from the beginning of their freshman year to help them develop values-based decision-making and career management skills for their lifetime.

This practical approach to education has increasing relevance in today's dynamic workplace. In fact, Stevenson continues to gain recognition as a national leader in career-focused university education. Academic quality enhanced by a low student-to-faculty ratio remains a hallmark of a Stevenson education. We are proud but not surprised that the University has been recognized in recent years as a "Great School. Great Price" institution by the U.S. News & World Report annual college ranking issue. This ranking is based on many factors, especially on quality academics, peer review, and tuition.

The rapid and lively transformation over the past several years has led to two vibrant campuses just a few miles apart. A new building for the Howard S. Brown School of Business and Leadership in Owings Mills has joined our premier residential housing complex, a sports and wellness center, and a dining room/student life facility. We have created a new and convenient entranceway to the campus, and the construction of a new gymnasium and expansion of the sports and wellness center will be completed by fall 2010.

The thriving Greenspring campus offers advances in science facilities for undergraduate research, nursing simulation skills training, and outstanding facilities for our other majors, including a fully equipped theatre and art gallery.

We pledge we will continue to provide a student-centered learning experience to help you pursue your career and to achieve success in higher education. As you review your catalog, I offer you my best wishes on your personal path and encourage you to take full advantage of the activities and facilities offered by Stevenson.

Sincerely,

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Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D.

President, Stevenson University