Thursday, November 6, 2008
Classical guitarist to perform at C-SC
Culver-Stockton College will welcome classical guitarist, Petar Jankovic, on Tuesday, November 11. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Merillat Recital Hall located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. Prior to the evening performance, Jankovic will host a lecture-demonstration entitled, "Music Business in a Performing Career," at 1:30 p.m. also in Merillat Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public. Read full story online.
C-SC professor's book launching set for November 14
A book launching for Hunting and Fishing in the New South: Black Labor and White Leisure After the Civil War by Scott E. Giltner, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Culver-Stockton College, will be held on Friday, November 14, at 4 p.m. in the library on the C-SC campus. The book examines the differences between how African Americans and wealthy white men approached the activities after the Civil War. Giltner said his book explores the ways in which hunting and fishing became a marker for racial and class status. "For well-to-do whites, the ability to hunt and fish freely, to use certain methods and equipment, and to employ black laborers to attend their excursions became ways to publicly display their wealth and social standing...a sporting activity," Giltner explained. "For African Americans, particularly slaves, hunting and fishing were vivid symbols of economic, cultural, and spatial separation from whites that reflected the struggle for control over their own lives and labor. Hunting and fishing became forms of work that demonstrated not aristocratic pretension but the pressing need for food and income." This is Giltner's first full-length book, which he says is a natural outcome of his ongoing interest in and research about African American history, environmental history and the history of sport.
C-SC's "bookstore" goes online for spring semester
Culver-Stockton College has partnered with MBS Direct, an official text book provider, as the source through which C-SC students will order their textbooks beginning this spring semester. The website will go live on December 8, and students will be able to purchase their books online. MBS Direct has access to the nation's largest inventory of used textbooks and the most competitive prices on new textbooks. Students can order books three to four weeks prior to the start date of classes. Books can be ordered online, by telephone, fax, or mail, every day of the week. Personal checks, money orders by mail as well as all major credit cards are accepted forms of payment. When ordering books, students simply indicate what classes they are taking and MBS Direct will know which texts are required or recommended. If used books are available, the student will have the option of purchasing a new or used book. MBS Direct ships book within 24 hours of receiving the order and guarantees 100 percent satisfaction. Students may return books to MBS Direct for a full refund, excluding shipping. Return policies and procedures are printed on each invoice. MBS Direct also has one of the nation's biggest buy-back programs. For more information on the buy-back program, students should visit the online bookstore at the end of the term. For more information on MBS Direct, a brochure is available in the Registrar's Office or students can visit www.mbsDirect.net or call the MBS customer service center at 800-325-3252.
C-SC to host visit day on November 15
Culver-Stockton College will host a visit day for high school students and those interested in transferring to C-SC on Saturday, November 15, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. The day will include a performance by the C-SC Chamber Choir. Other events are "Meet your Counselor" session, "Financial Aid 101" session, an academic/ activity fair, and demonstration classes based on Culver-Stockton's EXP@CSC curriculum. The demonstration will introduce the EXP@CSC curriculum, which combines the liberal arts foundation with experiential opportunities. Read full story online.
KCACTF presents C-SC students with four nominations bringing total to 12
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) has presented three Culver-Stockton College students with four nominations to compete during the KCACTF festival following their work in the recent production of the 1940's Radio Hour. This brings the total number of C-SC nominations for the calendar year to 12. Read full story online.
Kayla Duncan named HAAC Player of the Week
Culver-Stockton College outside hitter Kayla Duncan has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Player of the Week for her performance in five matches during the week of October 27-November 1. Duncan, a junior from Strasburg, Ill., recorded a team-high 2.82 kills per game for the Wildcats, including a career-high 19 terminations in a victory at Graceland University on October 28. During the week, she garnered a 21.3 percent hitting percentage. In addition, Duncan totaled 4.06 digs per game and recorded four service aces. Read full story online.
Fund drive kicks off
Culver-Stockton College faculty and staff gather for the fifth annual "Turkey Bowl," which serves as the faculty and staff campaign kickoff. More than 50 percent of faculty and staff members have already pledged to support "EXP@CSC: Funding the Student Experience."
Correction: Symphonic Band, Collegiate Choir star in concert
The Culver-Stockton Symphonic Band and Collegiate Choir will perform at 3 p.m. November 16 in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium of the C-SC Performing Arts Center on campus.
Last week's View incorrectly stated the time of the concert. The View regrets the error.