Thursday, October 02, 2008
C-SC weekend Homecoming events have fun for everyone
C-SC students, alumni, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to enjoy several events linked to the Homecoming celebration this weekend. Penny wars will conclude at lunch on Friday, with all proceeds going to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. In a penny war, pennies are positive votes, nickels are negative five votes, dimes are negative 10 votes, quarters are negative 25 votes, dollar bills are negative 100 votes, 5 dollar bills are negative 500 votes and so forth. The object of a penny war is
to have the highest number at the end. Teams will have to strategize whether they want to load up their buckets with pennies or load up the other teams' buckets with silver coins and bills. Frequently, the winner has a negative score. Last year, penny wars raised almost $800 for charity. Also on Friday, a pep rally is being held in the Field House at 7 p.m. with the Homecoming court king and queen coronation at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, enjoy the 5K run/walk beginning at 7 a.m., the Homecoming Parade
at 10 a.m. and watch the C-SC men and women's soccer teams as they battle it out with alumni. The women's game begins 11 a.m. with the men's following at noon. The Homecoming football game begins at 2 p.m. as the Wildcats face the Benedictine Ravens. Pre-game events will begin at 11 a.m. near Ellison Poulton Stadium.
C-SC Honors Show opens October, 3
The C-SC Honors Show at the Canton Area Arts Council Gallery opens Friday, October 3, at 6:30 p.m. Every October, C-SC faculty give their students the opportunity to design and put on an off-campus gallery show. This is a chance for them to gain experience before graduating and entering into the work force. The Canton Arts Council proudly partners this show, as it features drawings, paintings, prints, photos, graphic designs, fiber, pottery and sculpture pieces. Seven C-SC
students' work will be featured at the show through November, 1. The show is open to the public during gallery hours, which are Saturdays, 10 a.m -2 p.m., Sundays, 1-3 p.m.
Shannon Hall renovation pays off
The Shannon Hall lounge was renovated during the summer months and, according to Katie Thomas, Shannon Hall community assistant, "Shannon Hall is the place to be!" New furniture, flat-screen TV, and ping pong table were all added to the Shannon Hall lounge. "The new lounge has truly been a blessing for us to use in building a strong community. The new additions have been great points of socialization for the residents to enjoy and spend time with each other," said Bob Dudolski, director of
Greek life and leadership development. Most events in the lounge are planned by the Shannon Hall "Fun Committee," but students often use the lounge for watching Sunday and Monday night football, playing "Guitar Hero", and Kool-aid pong tournaments. Students living in Shannon Hall seem to have more pride in their residence hall this year, said Dudolski. Thomas also added that the Shannon Hall atmosphere is really laid back and fun and many students have told her that they plan on living in
Shannon Hall for years to come.
Pre-election events continue
C-SC students have the opportunity to discuss the upcoming election issues with C-SC professors. On October 2, John Tripp, senior lecturer in business, discussed economic issues. Robert Sadler, professor of physical science, will discuss energy, at 11:30 a.m., October 7 in Meaders Lounge and Dr. David Fistein, assistant professor of political science and biology, will discuss international affairs, at 11:30 a.m., October 15 in Meaders Lounge. Some C-SC students also will watch the debates as a
group and analyze them afterwards. Members of the First-Year Experience course "Media Politics '08" are planning panel discussions and conversations with guest speakers to follow each 90-minute telecast, which begins at 8 p.m., on October 2, 7, and 15 in Dulany Hall on the third floor of Henderson.
"Schoolhouse Connections" help teach student teachers
Donna Morrison speaks to students who were able to learn more about the testing system.
The "Schoolhouse Connections" series, which is put on by the Education Division, lines up a series of speakers to help student teachers learn more about the teaching field. Donna Morrison with The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) spoke to students Thursday, September 25 about the NWEA computer testing system. Students were able to learn more about the testing system as well ask questions. "These tests provide a more level playing field for students," said Morrison. The tests are designed
to help the teacher balance the students' instructional needs with their abilities. The tests are taken on a computer and questions are based on how the student answers the previous question. The tests help teachers evaluate their classes as well as individual students, because they give them the scores from both. The Schoolhouse Connections series will continue through early March giving student teachers the opportunity to learn and experience more before they begin teaching on their own. Next
in the series is a class trip to the Rockwood School District in Eureka, Missouri.
Newly elected officers have been selected by a pair of campus student organizations.
- President: Kendra Hetzler
- Vice President: Becky Conkright
- Secretary: Jerry Best
- Treasurer: Angelyna Hinkle
- SGA Representative: Karrie Perry
Occupational Therapy Club
- President: Becky Conkright
- Vice President: Stephanie Lee
- Secretary: Megan Alles
- Tresurer: Max Hogan
- SGA Representative: Della Davison
St. Louis Brass Quintet to perform October 6 at C-SC
Culver-Stockton College will host a free, public performance of the St. Louis Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. October 6 in the Performing Arts Center. Members of the quintet include Allan Dean on trumpet, Ray Sasaki on trumpet, Thomas Bacon on horn, Melvyn Jernigan on trombone, and Daniel Perantoni on tuba. Read full story online.
Metro Theatre presents "New Kid" at C-SC
The Metro Theatre of St. Louis will stage "New Kid" in the Performing Arts Center on the Culver-Stockton College Campus at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 9. The performance is free and open to the public. "New Kid," written by author and playwright Dennis Foon, tells the story of a young immigrant to America and his mother as he encounters the teasing, bullying, and confusion that often occur. Read full story online.
"Business Ethics Week" set for October 13-17
Culver-Stockton College will observe its third annual "Business Ethics Week" October 13-17 in recognition of the ethical challenges that today's students will encounter as the business leaders of tomorrow. Read full story online.