|December 6, 2007
Nursing program trains the healing hands of nursing
Nursing students attend a lecture
Students who major in nursing have the opportunity to work in a variety of careers. The nursing program, a partnership between Culver-Stockton and Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, is an intensive four-year program that requires classroom study and clinical experience in different nursing facilities.
"Everything you learn in nursing is just a step," said Joni Wilson, sophomore nursing student.
According to Shelia Capp, associate professor of nursing, the nurse is the advocate for patient care. The first two years of the program consist of learning medical terminology, which is very important to communicate with other medical professionals and then be able to talk to the patient and family members in basic terms.
Clinical experience is the next step in the degree process because students need to complete 880 hours of hands-on experience in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals.
"There is a huge difference between being in the classroom and actually being with a client, and our program actually puts you in clinicals your sophomore year," said Wilson.
In their junior and senior year, students examine different specialties in nursing. "Students receive experience in pediatrics, the maternity ward, health departments, and behavioral medicine," explained Capp. The final year shows students how to care for the most seriously injured patients and how to work toward becoming a leader in the nursing unit.
Before graduating, students must complete a capstone project known as the nursing practicum, which integrates all of the skills mastered and applies them to a hospital setting.
"Research is very important for students to work on because nursing is an ongoing learning process," added Capp. "While you are taking the basic classes, we want to help students think about their life goals. There are so many jobs that students can get with this degree such as in legal counsel, being a traveling nurse, or working in administration."
The goals for the Culver-Stockton/Blessing-Rieman nursing program over the next year include a change in the curriculum for fall 2008, furthering the role of nursing in the new century, and continuing the best practice of patient care.
Helsabeck retires after 16 years at C-SC
Fred Helsabeck, instructing a mathematics class
Fred Helsabeck, associate professor of mathematics, will soon be entering a new phase in his life. He is retiring at the end of this semester and has been named a "professor emeritus."
Helsabeck has been a professor at Culver-Stockton since 1991. His father, Fred Helsabeck, Sr., was president of Culver-Stockton from 1956-73. Helsabeck, Jr., came to Culver-Stockton after a career at General Dynamics in Groton, Conn. "I was part of the computer support for the submarine division. One of my jobs was to build prototype expert systems," said Helsabeck, adding that he left the company during a massive downsizing when there was less need for research and development in the submarine
division as a resulting of more peaceful relationships with the Soviet Union. "I can't think of a better reason to leave a job," he added.
"Before working at General Dynamics, I spent four years teaching at Stockton State College in Pomona, N.J., and six years at Oxford Academy in Westbrook, Conn.," added Helsabeck. "I came to Culver-Stockton College in order to get back to teaching in higher education. It is good to be leaving while on top and going strong."
"Fred Helsabeck has been a caring teacher and a lover of the liberal arts life. He crosses boundaries from math to music with all the grace of a cross-country skier, which he is," said William L. Fox, college president. "Fred is everything we encourage our Culver-Stockton students to be -- curious, community-minded, and highly competent. I expect Fred will soon be exploring new lines of interest and service with all his abundant energy."
Helsabeck said he will miss the daily interaction with students, but he will still be on campus frequently, in his office or attending an event. He plans to continue to play in the college band and is occasionally called upon to play in the Quincy Symphony Orchestra.
"My plans are to travel and continue to play the organ at Canton Christian Church," Helsabeck added.
Business Division pits 1 against 100
One-hundred people, which included representation by alumni, faculty, staff, Greek life, athletic teams, and nearly every student organization on campus, recently participated in the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Chapter's "1 vs. 100" competition in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium at Culver-Stockton College. This is the second year the IMA student chapter has replicated a TV reality show.
"The competitions that the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) participates in provide incentive for the students to develop creative programming," said Dell Ann Janney, chairperson of the business division. "Culver-Stockton provides the IMA members the opportunity to be innovative and think outside the box."
The C-SC IMA chapter was the winner of the 2007 Clark Johnson Achievement Award Competition, which the students won last year for "The Apprentice." This is a prestigious award that recognizes a student chapter whose efforts best reflect the qualities embraced by Clark Johnson, chief financial officer of Johnson and Johnson from 1988-97. The judging committee commended the student chapter for its creative and innovative approach to attracting members, level of corporate sponsorship, and
the ability to keep the attention of the university students and the community in an activity. C-SC students will submit "1 vs 100" for competition this spring.
"These activities are a way of developing and promoting the IMA and demonstrating how the IMA helps students to grow professionally, not only for accounting and finance students, but for other students as well," said Caly Kite, senior accounting and finance major.
"The event generated involvement across the campus and from the community," added Melinda Schneider, senior accounting major.
Culver-Stockton was recognized nationally in 2007 as a top-three outstanding IMA student chapter and has been asked to mentor Oakland University's student chapter in Rochester, Minn.
Winner of the "1 vs. 100" competition was Amber Roach, sophomore psychology major; with runners-up Ben Abts, junior biology major; and Jim Varner, freshman communication major.
C-SC students strategize for Canton playhouse
C-SC business students present business plan
Throughout the semester, eight C-SC senior business students have been creating a business plan for the revitalized Lewis Street Playhouse in Canton. Members of the business strategy course developed the plan, which will be used by the Playhouse when it reopens.
According to John Tripp, senior lecturer in business, the project serves as a capstone project, in
which students must apply what they have learned to a real business scenario.
Students presented their plan recently to the business faculty and the Canton Arts Council. The business plan includes business demographics, financial projections, and marketing research.
"I am proud of these young people and their effort and teamwork they brought to the class," said Tripp.
Students in the class include, Daryl Chinn, Jordan Bright, Matt Reinholz, Kevin Steinhardt, Jeremy Snow, Chris Haverstick, Shiloh Eggers, and Niven Gray.
Join the Canton community for the Hometown Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 8, 2007
3-5 p.m. Santa and his Elves at Canton Public Library
4-7 p.m. Soup Supper at Immanuel United Methodist
5 p.m. Caroling, Central Park
5:30 p.m. Tree-Lighting Ceremony, Central Park
Sunday, December 9, 2007
1-3 p.m. Historical Society Home Tours
7:30 p.m. C-SC Christmas Choral Concert, A.C.
C-SC approves new organization
An Occupational Therapy Club has been established on campus as a result of continuing growth in the number of students enrolled in the Pre-Occupational Therapy (OT) major at Culver-Stockton. The number of students taking pre-occupational therapy as a major has more than doubled in two years. The new club was proposed by students Kasey Augspurg and Alysa Platt, and approved by the Student Life Council. The club will promote activities to foster growth and further involvement for those students
interested in occupational therapy. Faculty advisor is Dr. Greg Bohemier, associate professor of psychology.
Culver-Stockton honors author Jane Yolen
Milbre Burch and Jane Yolen perform
During the recent campus visit by author Jane Yolen and storyteller Milbre Burch, the Division of Education and Applied Arts inducted Yolen into the C-SC Education Hall of Excellence because of her involvement in literature. "I remember some years ago using Jane Yolen's 'The Devil's Arithmetic' with young adult readers and how it was touted as a competitor for the Newberry at the time," said Terry Sherer, chairperson of the education and applied arts division. "Although she did not
receive the Newberry, her body of work is an immense contribution to children's and young adult literature." The Hall of Excellence Ceremony will occur during Homecoming weekend, October 3-5, 2008. "It is lots of fun and recognition for outstanding alums and honorary alums," added Sherer.
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Kellie Capps becomes Director of Alumni Programs
Kellie Capps, a 1986 graduate of Culver-Stockton College, is returning to campus as director of alumni programs, effective December 1.
C-SC students to sample Chinese business, education
About 20 Culver-Stockton College students and faculty members will be spending New Year's in China on a 10-day trip that focuses on gaining insight into Chinese business and the Chinese approach to education.
Hechler named scholar-athlete
Culver-Stockton College junior volleyball player Anna Hechler is one of 272 players named a 2007 Daktronics/NAIA Volleyball Scholar-Athlete by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) this season.
Update on The View
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Thursday, December 6, 2007
Women's Basketball v. Missouri Valley
Charles Field House
Men's Basketball v. Hannibal-LaGrange
Tang Soo Do Karate Class
Dance Studio, Field House
Friday, December 7, 2007
Last day of classes
Last day to completely withdraw from all classes
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Hometown Holiday Celebration
Women's Basketball v. MidAmerica Nazarene
Men's Basketball v. MidAmerica Nazarene
Christmas Joy Choral Concert
First Union Congregational Church
105 N 12th St. Quincy, Ill.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Hometown Holiday Celebration
Christmas Choral Concert
Monday, December 10, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
"Snacks at Carl's Cafe"
8 a.m. until snacks are gone
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Men's Basketball v. Harris-Stowe
Charles Field House
Friday, December 14, 2007
Residence Halls Close 6 p.m.
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