Thursday, October 16, 2008
C-SC Family Weekend October 30 - November 1
Culver-Stockton College will host its 2008 family weekend Friday, October 31, through Sunday, November 2. The weekend kicks off Friday, October 31, with the play "1940's Radio Hour" beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium. Families will also have the chance to see "1940's Radio Hour" on Saturday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 2, at 3 p.m. Saturday events include an open house for nursing students and their families at Blessing-Reiman College of Nursing in Quincy, Ill., from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and a parent's reception with faculty and staff, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Meaders Lounge. The Wildcat football team will host the Central Methodist University Eagles at 1 p.m. at the Ellison Poulton Stadium. Pre-game events include a tailgate at 11 a.m. in the parking lot across from the Charles Field House sponsored by the Wildcat Parents' Football Club; a brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the main dining room of the Gladys Crown Student Center; and a hog roast from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cat's Pause, hosted by the C-SC Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. Sunday events include an ACTS contemporary worship service in Merillat Chapel at 11 a.m.; brunch from 12 to 1 p.m. in the main dining hall of the Gladys Crown Student Center; and C-SC soccer takes on Benedictine College, the women at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m., on Ayers Field. C-SC families also have the opportunity to enjoy a night at the movies at the Lewis Street Playhouse on both Friday and Saturday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Admission is $3 per person for C-SC Families.
C-SC to host campus Visit Days this Fall
On Saturday, October 18, and Saturday, November 15, Culver-Stockton College will welcome prospective students and families to experience the campus atmosphere, take a tour, meet faculty, and much more during Fall Visit Days. "The Visit Day is an important element for students in making the right choice for their college career and an important tool for Culver-Stockton in preparing our students to succeed on campus," said Melik Peter Khoury, vice president for enrollment management and college marketing. "Through the Visit Day introduction, the enhanced summer Registration and Orientation Day, Wildcat Welcome Weekend and our expanded programs for first-year students, Culver-Stockton has integrated a focus on student success throughout the recruitment process." Read full story online.
C-SC students "Up 'til Dawn"
"Up 'til Dawn" is a student-led, fund-raising competition, hosted by colleges and universities nationwide. It unites students, faculty, staff, the community, and sponsors in a goal to help the children who are patients at St. Jude's Hospital. This is the first year that Culver-Stockton joined this event, and any member of the C-SC community can take part. To participate you must get a group of six people together and complete a team form. Each member of the team then fills out a form with 50 additional names and turns the form in by October 20. The next event, a letter-sending party, will take place on Wednesday, November 5. This event will have music and candy to go along with this year's theme "Life Without Cancer is Sweet!" An iPodtouch will also be given away. For additional information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOPE to offer presentation on "safer sex"
Culver-Stockton College's Health Outreach Peer Education (HOPE) organization will be partnering with Family Planning in Quincy to present a "Super-Duper Sex Hour" on Wednesday, October 22, at 6 p.m. in Meaders Lounge, located in the Gladys Crown Student Center. The event will be a presentation by Family Planning's Executive Director Beverly Simmons and Community Educator Meghan Riegerix to educate the C-SC community on safer sex practices. The mission of Family Planning is to educate the community and their clients about taking responsibility for reproductive health care, and to provide quality, confidential health care, regardless of income, age, gender, race and/or marital status. "We strive to promote responsible behavior, the well-being of the family, family involvement and healthy babies; encourage the timing of pregnancies when couples are best able to care for new children; and reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies and the spread of STDs," says Riegerix. "The primary goals of our education services are to assist young people in developing a positive view of sexuality, provide them with the information they need to take care of their sexual health, and help them to acquire the skills to make decisions now and in the future." This event is offered as a part of the college's Academic and Cultural Events (ACE) program. For more information on the event, e-mail Samantha Kheim at email@example.com.
Nominee for 9th Congressional District of Missouri to speak at C-SC
On October 20, Judy Baker, Democratic nominee for U.S. Representative from the 9th Congressional District of Missouri, will be at Culver-Stockton College to speak about why people become involved in politics."We want to bring the excitement of this year's election to the college community and give students a chance to become involved in the political process," says David Fistein, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science and sociology at C-SC and a member of Culver-Stockton's election committee. "By getting to see and hear some of the politicians running for seats in our area up close, we hope to engage students in the elections and encourage them to become informed about the candidates, and the issues, and reflect on how these may affect the students' everyday lives." Candidate Baker will be speaking at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, October 20 in Merillat Recital Hall located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. Her topic includes why people run for office, specifically a seat in the House of Representatives, and her personal story of why she ran for the State House and for Congress. Her visit is part of C-SC's pre-election event series. For more information, e-mail David Fistein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to be a member of the mob?
Culver-Stockton College business students will host their version of the game show "1 vs. 100" on Thursday, October 23, at 7 p.m., in Dulany Lecture Hall, located on the third floor of Henderson Hall. They are currently looking for members of the C-SC and Canton community to be members of the "mob," if you are interested in participating contact Joe Selby at email@example.com. C-SC's "1 vs. 100" competition will be hosted by Tyler Tomlinson, WGEM sports reporter and C-SC alum. The event is modeled after the NBC show "1 vs. 100." The "mob" will consist of 100 members. There will be five contestants on the show who will try to correctly answer questions, while hoping that members of the "mob" will get the same question wrong, knocking them out. Each contestant will play until he or she answer a question incorrectly. The contestant who knocks out the most members of the "mob" is the winner.
Jordan Cox named player of the week
Culver-Stockton College cornerback Jordan Cox has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Benedictine College on Homecoming. Despite a 45-20 setback to the Ravens, Cox, a sophomore from Sullivan, Mo., intercepted two Benedictine passes and returned both of them for touchdowns. Cox's first interception was returned 26 yards in the third quarter, and his second interception was returned 98 yards in the fourth quarter. In addition, he also recorded five tackles on the day, including four solo stops. The two picks were the first two of the season for the Wildcats. The Wildcats play at home this weekend against William Jewell. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
Koetters, Cote earn HAAC weekly honors
Culver-Stockton College setter Brittany Koetters and libero Brittney Cote have been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Setter and Libero of the Week, respectively, for their performances in two matches during the week of October 6-12. Read full story online.
Professor emeritus included in Festival of the Arts
Al Beck, professor of art emeritus, was recently included in the annual Festival of the Arts in Columbia, Mo. Beck joined other authors on the literary stage as he shared his poetry with the audience. "His poetry, especially powerful when read by this experienced author and reader, was gratefully received," said Jim Coffman, a member of the Columbia Chapter Missouri Writer's Guild.
C-SC professor's art on display
Robert Kennon, associate professor of art will be exhibiting his one-person show, "Spiritual Visions," at Luther College's Center For Faith and Life Gallery, Decorah, Iowa, from October 14 through December 7. Kennon also co-curated, along with Robert Lee Mejer of Quincy University, the "Mid American Print Council "Monoprint/Monotype Exhibition," at the Grey Gallery, Quincy University, which will be held November 10 through December 19.