Thursday, December 11, 2008
Students gain experience in C-SC's first 3-week term
Culver-Stockton College students and faculty are currently experiencing their first three-week term as part of the new EXP@CSC curriculum.Students seem to be transitioning well. Three-week classes include study abroad courses, experiential courses, and internships, as well as on-campus courses. "I like the EXP@CSC curriculum so far. It has relieved some of the stress of a full 15-week schedule," says Drew Thompson, sophomore biology/pre-medicine major, who is taking "Survey of Music Literature" as his three-week course. Students will travel to Chicago, Ill., to take part in the Midwest Band Clinic as a part of this class. "I expect to gain more knowledge than I had before due to the frequent repetition of the class," says Thompson. Several other C-SC students are traveling to Chicago during the three-week EXP@CSC term to visit the Art Institute of Chicago, several Chicago corporations, museums, and historical sites. Read full story online.
Annual Christmas Concert to entertain December 14
Culver-Stockton College will spread the joys of the holiday season with its annual Christmas Concert, featuring both instrumental and choral ensembles. The event will be held on Sunday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on campus. The concert will include a variety of music from traditional Christmas tunes to lesser-known Christmas-themed literature. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Office at 573-288-6346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
C-SC adds Black Entertainment Television to campus channels
C-SC has added Black Entertainment Television (BET) to the campus television channels. "Our minority students are already quite isolated here in northeast Missouri, thus the BET channel's cultural, social, and educational outlets are even more highly valued than they might be in an urban setting," said Wendy Powers, C-SC dean of student life. She also feels that adding the channel will broaden the experience of other students. "The Black Student Union on the C-SC campus has new membership and leadership this year and bringing BET to campus was one of their many ideas on how to educate and inspire the community to become more tolerant and inclusive," Powers added. Faculty and staff who wanted to help support BSU efforts donated funds to purchase the equipment to add another channel.
Members of C-SC community take part in play
"Farnsworth Diamonds" opens Friday, December 12, at the Lewis Street Playhouse as a part of Canton's Hometown Holiday celebrations. The light-hearted comedy is directed by Jeff Kellogg, Canton Area Arts Council theater chair and C-SC associate professor of theatre. Jonathan McReynolds will play the impatient Farnsworth and Sarah Breyne will play his sharp-tongued wife. The cast also includes Trisha Brenner as Mrs. Mercer, Remington Jarvis and Matthew Polett as her two servants, Andrew Steinbeck as Shives, Jerica Exum as cousin Carmelita, Alaura Cowert as Lily Demour, Nathan Sparks as Milton Cadbury, Terry Sherer as Mrs. Ash, and Jamie Allen and Robin Jarvis portray Robert and Arlene Farnsworth. The play will start at 7 p.m. on December 12 and 13, followed by the movie "White Christmas" at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for the play and $5 for the movie. Dessert will be served by the Art Council's theater hospitality committee during "Farnsworth Diamonds." This event is part of Culver-Stockton College's Academic and Cultural Events program. A ticket package is available for $10. Reservations can be made by calling Christina Woodworth at 573-288-0014.
Carl's Café traveling mugs now available
Carl's Café traveling mugs are now available in the library for $5. The library staff is hoping that these mugs will reduce the amount of cups that the library uses each month. The mugs are stainless steel and have a lid on them that will make it easier for the student to take the mug to class or anywhere in the library without spilling. Carl's Café offers flavored coffees, teas, and hot cocoa for a donation, and snacks are offered on Wednesdays. The café is located in the Carl Johann Memorial Library and is open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m., and Sunday 1-10:30 p.m.
C-SC's Christensen, Boehle, named scholar-athletes
The Culver-Stockton College men's and women's soccer teams had one player each named 2008 Daktronics/NAIA Soccer Scholar-Athletes, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Friday. Senior defender Steve Christensen, Maryland Heights, Mo., was named to the men's list while junior defender Ashley Boehle, Warrenton, Mo., was named to the women's list for their work in the classroom and on the playing field this past season. Christensen, a business major, played in all 18 games for the Wildcats this season. He started all 18 games for the Wildcats, completing his career as a four-year letter winner who netted one career goal. Boehle, an athletic training major, played her first season with the Lady Wildcats this season. She played and started all 18 games for the Lady Wildcats in her first season. Recipients of the NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honor must have a junior or senior academic standing and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50.
Three C-SC volleyball players named scholar-athletes
The Culver-Stockton College volleyball team had three players named 2008 Daktronics/NAIA Volleyball Scholar-Athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) this season. Named for the second straight year was senior middle hitter Anna Hechler, Barry, Ill. Joining her was junior outside hitter Kayla Duncan of Strasburg, Ill., and junior defensive specialist Kahla Tracy of Beardstown, Ill. Thirty-two Wildcat volleyball players have been honored as NAIA scholar-athletes since 1994. Hechler, an elementary education/early childhood major, led the Wildcats with 346 kills and 75 blocks in 2008. She appeared in all 37 matches and played in all 140 games. She was a Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) honorable mention selection. Duncan, an accounting major, was second on the team with 326 kills and 26 service aces in 2008. She also garnered 499 digs and 25 total blocks. Duncan was an All-HAAC second team selection. Tracy, a business major, played in all 37 matches and appeared in 136 games for the Wildcats. Playing mostly the back row, Tracy contributed 263 digs and had a serve percentage of 91.5. Tracy, only a junior, plans on graduating in May. Recipients of the NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honor must have a junior or senior academic standing and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50.
Culver-Stockton holds football banquet
Culver-Stockton College held its annual football awards banquet on Sunday, Dec. 7, in the school's cafeteria in the Gladys Crown Center on the Culver-Stockton campus. Senior defensive back Tyler Buckman, Monroe City, Mo., was honored twice during the event. He was awarded the Defensive Most Valuable Player Award and also given the Hammer Award, which is awarded to the player that has the most production on defense. Buckman finished the 2008 campaign second on the team with 68 tackles. He had 44 solo stops and one tackles behind the line of scrimmage. In addition, he had a team-high four fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, one interception and was second on the team with four passes defended. Voted Offensive Most Valuable Player and Special Teams Most Valuable Player were a pair of seniors from Quincy High School in Quincy, Ill. Quarterback Justin Gumm was named offensive MVP while senior receiver Jeremy Osborne was the special teams MVP. Gumm threw for 374 yards and four touchdowns during the season. He completed 40 of his 61 pass attempts and had an efficiency rating of 128.88. In his career, Gumm saw action in 27 games, throwing for 2,450 yards and 26 touchdowns. He completed 60.1 percent (239-398) of his passes and had an efficiency rating of 123.8. Osborne led the Wildcats in both punt return and kickoff returns this season. He was second in the Heart of America Athletic Conference in punt returns, averaging 11.6 yards per return. He had 17 returns for 197 yards with his longest being 29 yards. On kickoffs, Osborne was seventh in the HAAC, averaging 19.6 yards per return. He garnered 27 returns for 530 yards with his longest being 57 yards. In other awards, senior offensive tackle Greg Neagle, Memphis, Mo., was awarded the Hog Award for being the best offensive lineman, and sophomore linebacker Brent Holtrop (Frisco, Texas / Centennial HS) was given the Wildcat Award for best representation of the Wildcat core values of commitment, sacrifice and character. In addition, the Wildcats announced their team captains for the 2009 season. They are: Holtrop; tight end Dustin Boyd, Winfield, Mo.; offensive lineman Justin Shawe, Warrenton, Mo.,; defensive end Drew Hurst, Tonkawa, Okla.; wide receiver Dustin Green, Higginsville, Mo.; and safety Jamartae Jackson, Mesquite, Texas.