Friday, September 19, 2008
Constitution Day kicks off pre-election events at Culver-Stockton
Representative Brian Munzlinger speaks to C-SC students as a
part of the "Constitution Day" program on the C-SC campus.
Culver-Stockton College opened the pre-election season September 17 with the first of several politically focused activities being planned by the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Student Government Association (SGA) began registering students to vote, and Missouri State Representative Brian Munzlinger, first district, delivered the "Constitution Day" program on how a bill becomes a law.
Several other programs and activities are scheduled before the November 4 Election Day, according to David Fistein, C-SC assistant professor of political science and sociology. "We believe it is important for students to participate in the political process, to hear first-hand from politicians, to scrutinize the issues, and to vote," said Fistein. "We want to help students become fully informed and fully engaged in the elections locally, regionally in their home states, and nationally." Other
- Keri Cottrell - Candidate for first district, Missouri State Representative
How to run an election campaign
Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m., Merrilat
- John Tripp - senior lecturer in business
Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m., Meaders Lounge
- Robert Sadler - professor of physical sciences
Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m., Meaders Lounge
- David Fistein - assistant professor of political science
Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m., Meaders Lounge
Also planned but not yet scheduled are Judy Baker and her opponent Blaine Luetkemeyer. C-SC students will also have the opportunity to watch and analyze the presidential and vice presidential debates as a group. Read full story online.
"America's Got Talent" contestant thanks C-SC grad
It was "Heroes Night" on the NBC-show "America's Got Talent," and Culver-Stockton College alum William Grega received a brief moment in the limelight when contestant Neal E. Boyd named Grega as his hero. Boyd, who has made it to the top 10 on the show, said Grega, his high school choir director in Sikeston, Mo., is the person who heard him imitate Luciano Pavoratti and convinced him to sing in the high school choir. Boyd performed "All By Myself" on the September 17 broadcast.
Grega graduated from Culver-Stockton in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in music education. He is currently choir director at Parkview High School, Springfield, Mo. In 2007, he was named to the Culver-Stockton Education Division Hall of Excellence.
Speaker to discuss transportation without petroleum
William B. Chamberlin, retired principal research scientist of The Lubrizol Corporation, will give a presentation titled "Fueling Our Transportation Needs without Petroleum" at the American Chemical Society meeting on October 24 at 7:25 p.m. in room 208 of the science center. Read full story online.
On campus projects to be completed by Homecoming
As Homecoming draws near, many campus projects are expected to come to a close. Dale Zschoche, chief facilities manager, says most summer projects were completed before the start of classes; however there are a few exceptions that should be completed by Homecoming. The work currently being done in Henderson Hall was delayed due to other projects having more impact on student life. Zschoche says there is a three-prong focus when it comes to work on campus: safety for students, comfort and
satisfaction, and visual appeal. For these reasons, campus lighting, sidewalks, student lounges, and air conditioning were all completed first. The steps in front of Johnson Hall are also being replaced, but due to weather and more work than anticipated, are not yet complete. Zschoche said, with weather cooperating, Johnson and Henderson should be finished by the end of next week.
Alumni art show opens homecoming weekend
The artworks of four Culver-Stockton alumni will be featured in the annual Alumni Art Exhibit at the Mabee Art Gallery on campus. In conjunction with Homecoming weekend, the exhibit opens on Thursday, October 2, at 7 p.m. A gallery talk will feature some of the artists at 7:30 p.m. on October 2. The show will remain on exhibit through Sunday, November 2. Read full story online.
C-SC Homecoming right around the corner
For many years Culver-Stockton has celebrated Homecoming with current and past students, who come together to share in this time-honored celebration. This year there are many fun events associated with Homecoming including a Wildcat football game, an alumni art show, a 5K run/walk, and the Homecoming parade. The complete schedule is available online
. Highlights include: