Thursday, November 20 , 2008
President William Fox to leave Culver-Stockton
The Board of Trustees of Culver-Stockton College announced today (Thursday, November 20) that Dr. William L. Fox has been selected to become the president of St. Lawrence University (www.stlawu.edu) in Canton, N.Y., effective July 1, 2009. Located in upstate New York, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational residential university with 2,200 undergraduate students. Dr. Fox is a 1975 graduate of St. Lawrence and is slated to replace President Daniel F. Sullivan who is retiring in June. Fox has served Culver-Stockton for six years. He has been responsible for Culver-Stockton's improved financial performance and reputation (the college has moved up 14 places in the U.S. News and World Report rankings over the past two years). The college has also had improved results in all categories of fundraising, with the annual fund doubling in size over his tenure, and has made major improvements including new buildings, a new track and field facility and substantial interior upgrades. In 2008, Culver-Stockton introduced EXP@CSC, an innovative curriculum that makes the college unique in the Midwest region. An online learning program, Connected Campus, was launched in 2005. Fox has also led the development of the college's 10-year strategic plan and 20 year campus master plan. "We are saddened to lose Bill and Lynn Fox," said Donald Gnuse, chairman of the Culver-Stockton Board of Trustees. "We wish them great success in this exciting new adventure at Bill's alma mater. We are grateful for six years of dedicated service and work Bill and Lynn have done to move the college into a new era." Read full story online.
EXP@CSC assignment sends help to area and the world
Students Amanda Hanlin, William Steinbeck, Ashley Berry, Jessica Logsdon, and Christina Klataske sent care packages overseas.
Tammy Buckner, Katie Harris, Stephanie Kopff and Amber Shipman helped raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur.
Shelby LaBonte, Mindy Smith, Brittany Hilderbrand and Katie Gutheil held a week long clothing drive.
Every semester, Benjamin Cline, Culver-Stockton College assistant professor of communication, assigns the students in his "Fundamentals of Speech" class the project of producing what he calls a "public communication artifact." The assignment asks students to come up with a persuasive communication artifact to persuade the public to do something for the public good. The students have three weeks to produce their project, put it to the test, and then present the results to the class. Cline has assigned this project every semester since coming to Culver-Stockton in 2007 and also has had success with it at other colleges, with students doing everything from raising money, to putting on plays and concerts, to posting YouTube videos; but Cline says, this semester has shaped up to be one of the best yet. "This semester students were very willing and excited about the project," said Cline, adding that students formed three groups to focus on various projects. Ashley Berry, Amanda Hanlin, Christina Klataske, Jessica Logsdon, and William Steinbeck raised money and took donations to send care packages to American troops overseas. Other students - Katie Harris, Amber Shipman, Stephanie Kopff, and Tammy Buckner - chose to help raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, for their project. The third student group - Mindy Smith, Brittany Hilderbrand, Shelby LaBonte, and Katie Gutheil - hosted a week-long clothing drive on the C-SC campus to help collect clothes for people in need. "I feel that these groups did very well, and I am proud of them," said Cline. "This is what EXP@CSC is all about, getting outside of the classroom and doing real-world stuff. I think it is pretty cool to see these kids putting what they learned in class into practice. They have exceeded the assignment in a very special way." Read full story online.
C-SC community invited to visit giant map of Asia
C-SC faculty, staff, students and the Canton community are welcome to visit the National Geographic map of Asia that will be visiting the C-SC campus. The map will be displayed on the east side of the Charles Field House, December 1-5. The massive map, measuring 41 feet by 31 feet, is designed by National Geographic as a geo-game board inviting students to explore and discover the diverse geography of Asia. This is the second in the Giant Traveling Map series - Africa, the first in the series, began touring in 2006. Approximately 50,000 students in 26 states will now have the unique experience this year of walking across two continents. C-SC will host the Africa map March 2-6, 2009. For more information, call Mary Lindsey, secretary for the Division of Education, at 573-288-6471. Read full story online.
Fine Arts Visit Day and Auditions Offered December 6
Culver-Stockton College will host a visit day Saturday, December 6, for students interested in Fine Arts majors or participating in the visual and performing arts during college. Students can audition for music or theatre and have their art and design portfolios reviewed as part of the day's events. Registration for the day begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Fine Arts performance, sessions on financial aid, a campus tour, and EXP@CSC demonstration classes. Arranged auditions and portfolio reviews also will be scheduled. Non-fine arts students will be able to meet with faculty and coaches during the audition time. The morning ends with an optional lunch at 12:30 p.m. Reservations for the December 6 event are being taken online at www.culver.edu. Students should contact their admissions counselor to schedule an audition or portfolio review at 800-537-1883.
C-SC professor of art emeritus takes part in National Y Arts Week
Al Beck, C-SC professor of art emeritus, showcased his work and taught several art classes for children at the YMCA, Quincy, Ill., during National Y Arts Week, November 3-8. Several of Beck's unique art pieces and many of his 14 published books were on display in the YMCA's front lobby. Art classes that were offered included a preschool art class for preschool age children and their parents, as well as a class for grade school children, which were offered to the after school children. Beck taught more than 30 children and encouraged them to draw on blank paper instead of using coloring books that limit their imagination. Many children where so excited about the classes that they attended all three classes that Beck taught.