DAVENPORT — On Thursday, April 28, several students from the St. Ambrose University College of Arts and Sciences will present projects, papers and research during the Undergraduate Scholars Conference. The conference will also include a keynote address by alumnus Ted Stephens III, “From Iowa to New York City: What a Liberal Arts Education Can Do for You.”
3:15–4:45 p.m. – first session
5 p.m. – keynote address
5:30 p.m. – reception with light hors d’oeuvres
6–7:30 p.m. – second session
7:30 p.m. – cookies
The conference will take place at the Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street, and is free and open to the public.
Stephens earned undergraduate degrees in theatre, and public relations and marketing communications. Following graduation he served as assistant director of communications and marketing at St. Ambrose, and later as the first director of web communications. In 2008, Stephens earned a master of fine arts degree in acting from the University of Florida, Gainesville. A Grinter Fellow in the College of Fine Arts, Stephens was named outstanding graduate student of the year. As a professional actor, Stephens has performed in regional and world premiere plays and musicals, numerous commercials and several feature films. In addition, Stephens started a communications firm serving non-profit education and arts organizations. He currently resides in New York City.