Winter 2016 (February 15, 2016)
Alumnae Connections: Link to information about upcoming events including a Centennial barbecue (6/3) and Reunion (6/3-6/5), photos of past gatherings, and a form to nominate alumnae of influence for RSCAA awards.
Alumnae Doing MORE: Read news from Claudia P. Barone, Ed.D., A.P.R.N.,'83, who has been named the Nicholas P. Lang, M.D., and Helen F. Lang, R.N., Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and class notes from many MORE alumnae.
Russell Sage Spotlights: Find out MORE about the Centennial kickoff celebrated throughout downtown Troy; bequests that have pushed the Centennial Campaign for Sage to MORE than $48M; Artist-in-Residence Leigh Strimbeck's Centennial-inspired play with contributions from alumnae; and upcoming Centennial Arts & Lectures events, including a talk by Jessica Lennington, Ph.D.,'01
Horizons - Sage's annual online showcase - tells the stories of faculty and students who were able to do more in 2015, thanks to generous alumnae who do MORE for Russell Sage. In the latest issue:
Special Topics: Signature Selections from Sage's Course Catalog: Professors Steven Leibo, Ph.D., David Salomon, Ph.D., Tonya Moutray, Ph.D., Kathleen Buono, D.N.S., and Frank Vozzo, Ph.D., and their students talk about the classes that are inspiring MORE from them.
The STE(A)M is Rising: STEM education at Sage received a huge boost of funding, which translates into specialized support and new opportunities for science-hungry students. Meanwhile, Visual Arts programs highlight the advantages that arts education bring to problem solving and ingenuity.
Highlights from Institutional Advancement: Generous alumni, corporations, foundations and friends collectively gave $9.2 million in gifts, grants and pledges during fiscal year 2015. Enter password BeKnowDoMore to view full donor list.
More than 20 guests attended a tour and luncheon at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida with Sage President Susan Scrimshaw in January. See more pictures of alumnae events in Boca Raton, Boston, Southern Connecticut, New York City and Troy!
Celebrate a Century of Russell Sage College at Reunion 2016
All classes are invited to a community celebration on Friday, 6/3, to commemorate Russell Sage College's 100th anniversary. MORE events are scheduled 6/3-6/5, specifically for classes ending in "1" and "6." Join Russell Sage College Reunion 2016 on Facebook.
MORE RSCAA Events
Spring and summer events include receptions in Boston (3/28) and Fairport, New York (4/2). Get all the details.
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Claudia P. Barone, Ed.D., A.P.R.N., '83, was invested as the inaugural holder of the Nicholas P. Lang, M.D., and Helen F. Lang, R.N., Professorship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing. Jean McSweeney, Ph.D., R.N., interim dean for the UAMS College of Nursing and UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., presented the professorship's ceremonial medallion to Barone at a ceremony in spring 2015.
Barone is an Advanced Practice Partner in the UAMS Center for Nursing Excellence, a professor in the College of Nursing and the principal investigator on an interdisciplinary tobacco counseling grant. She is a certified tobacco treatment specialist through the University of Massachusetts Medical School Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine Center for Tobacco Research and Training.
After graduating from Russell Sage College, Barone was a critical care nurse in the burn center at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville. She earned a master's degree in nursing and certification as a critical care clinical nurse specialist and relocated to Arkansas in 1988, working as a clinical nurse specialist in the surgical division at UAMS Medical Center. She joined the UAMS College of Nursing faculty in 1991 and earned a Doctor of Education degree at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1996.
She has served the College of Nursing as dean, interim associate dean of the Master of Nursing Science degree program, department chair and specialty coordinator for the acute care nurse practitioner program and associate dean for academic administration. Read MORE about Claudia's career and experience at Russell Sage in "A Healthy Dose of Inspiration" in the fall 2009 Connections (page 6).
The Centennial Year Kicks Off! City of Troy Celebrates Sage Night Out
The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District designated January 29 as Sage Night Out in honor of the college's Centennial year. Hundreds gathered on campus to see Bush Memorial Hall lit in green, and the celebration continued at venues throughout the city. During a short program, New York State Assemblyman John McDonald and Senator Neil Breslin presented President Scrimshaw with a resolution passed by the state legislature recognizing Sage's Centennial, and President Scrimshaw announced that two bequests have pushed the $50 million Centennial Campaign for Sage over $48 million: A $1.1 million bequest from the estate of Helen Hamilton Clark '41 will support campus needs and MORE than $3 million from the estate Jane Wardwell Roberts '50, will be used for the Aggie Stillman Endowed Scholarship Fund for Russell Sage College students. View Sage Night Out photos.
Artist in Residence Leigh Strimbeck Discusses Acting, Teaching
"I love working at a women's college and the students at Russell Sage. One of my favorite quotes is 'To teach is to learn twice' by Joseph Joubert. I live that every day here, including being on the team of teachers in the WORLD program," said Leigh Strimbeck in this Q&A for Sage.edu, in which she talks about performing with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts and reading beside Mary Stuart Masterson on a FilmColumbia panel. Strimbeck is writing a play, with the working title "Women of Influence," inspired by the Russell Sage College Centennial and interested hearing from alumnae, about their experiences as students and the value of their education. If you are available, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-244-2340. She is especially interested in learning:
- Why did you decide to attend a women's college?
- Was your family for or against this decision?
- How did life at Russell Sage and in Troy differ from your life at home?
- What are your memories of being new to campus?
- Was there one professor who particularly influenced you?
- Do you remember the day you thought "Now I know I'm at a women's college?"
- Since graduating, have you had any experiences where the value of a women's college became clear to you?
- What do you remember hearing about Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage, Russell Sage, or Eliza Kellas?
Arts & Lectures
Spring events include "Number the Stars" at the Theatre Institute at Sage (2/24-3/6); The Sage Colleges and CDPHP Nutrition Lecture: Are We Making Progress to Control the Obesity Epidemic? Opportunities and Barriers to Obesity Prevention and Control with William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D., of George Washington University (3/14); and a discussion for families and educators of children with ADHD and other neuropsychiatric diagnoses with Jessica Lennington, Ph.D.,'01 (4/7.) Browse the complete schedule.