Honors Convocation recognizes student excellence
"Today is a day that stands out like silver in the sun," said Dr. William L. Fox, Culver-Stockton College president, as he opened the annual Honors Day ceremony April 17 to honor the accomplishments of C-SC students. Awards, prizes, and trophies were awarded to seniors who will be graduating on May 10 as well as several students from the other classes.
|Nicole Gravedoni, president, student government
association, gave the opening invocation.
Fox told students that he was mindful of a medallion that he was wearing around his neck as part of his academic regalia. The medallion includes the words: appreciation, knowledge, motivation, and ability. "We celebrate all these words today," he added. "We not only are here in appreciation, but to celebrate what you have come to know, the fulfillment of the focus of your motivation and what you have been able to achieve as students of promise."
Fox urged members of the other C-SC classes to "become inspired" and to set their sights on earning and receiving the honors during their academic career.
More than 77 graduating seniors and outstanding students were honored.
Blanket Drive for Mexico
Help us continue to support the families that we met during our C-SC Mexico Mission Trip
If you have any blankets, sheets, or covers that you don't need, please donate them to families who are being helped by the annual C-SC mission trip. You can drop items off in the cafeteria May 7-9 or bring them to the Chaplain's Office in the Gladys Crown Center anytime.
Or you can donate money to purchase blankets through Church World Service. Each blanket is $5.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
C-SC holds formal dress collection
The Panhellenic Council sponsored a dress collection for South West Special Recreation Association (SWSRA) in the Chicago, Ill., region. Jeannette (Laciak) Huber '98, is on the SWSRA Board and a co-sponsor via the Alsip, Ill., Park District. She contacted Culver-Stockton about helping to fill the need for homecoming and prom dresses for special needs teenagers and adults who do not usually have the opportunity to attend a special occasion. SWSRA sponsors the event to help those who cannot
afford to purchase a gown.
Area school districts interview C-SC students
|Education students interviewed with area schools.
Culver-Stockton education students recently attended the "Education Interview Day," when they met with representatives of area school districts. Districts on campus were Canton R-V, Western Unit School District/Barry, Paris R-II, Ralls County R-II, Scotland R-I, Clark County R-I, LaPlata, R-II, Knox County (Edina), Pike County, Winfield R-IV, Fulton Public Schools, and Elsberry R-II.
"The students seemed to be at ease and confident during the interview," said Rhonda McBee, principal of Scotland, R-I. "Each student answered confidently. I'm very glad to know how well prepared students are from C-SC."
"Our students worked very diligently to prepare for the interview sessions," said Ann Hammer, director of teacher education. "We worked two days a week in the Education Lab with portfolios. The students have obviously reaped the benefits of their hard work with resulting interviews and contracts extended."
"The students answered interview questions quickly, which is an indication of their knowledge of the subject area," added Janice Pillay, coordinator of Career Services/Internships. "This truly reflects how C-SC prepares teacher candidates for the classroom."
"Janice and Ann worked very hard to make sure this Career Day was unusually successful. One of our goals was to add new districts to our network of schools who are looking for outstanding candidates from Culver-Stockton, and that was accomplished," said Terry Sherer, associate professor of education and division chair of education and applied arts. "In addition, we received written commitments from four large districts indicating that they will be with us next year."
"I enjoyed meeting the students and putting a face to the résumé," added Darla Gaus, elementary principal from Canton R-V.
Business students master 'entrepreneurship in business'
|Jim Mentesti, (at right, front) met with two business
classes to discuss economic development in the
Jim Mentesti, president of the Great River Economic
Development Foundation, recently addressed the Business 412 "Entrepreneurial Issues" class and the "Consumer Behavior" class. He discussed the current and future environment in the Tri-State area for the budding entrepreneur
in business. "Jim spoke of the opportunities for small businesses, both in the public and private sector, and the specific need for professional networking and planning," said John Tripp, C-SC senior lecturer in business.
C-SC dedicates physics resource room to Mathieson
|Robert Mathieson's family (left to right)
Kyle Darnell, Patti Barry, Carol Mathieson,
and Jean Sperry, pose with the plaque.
The Robert Mathieson Physics Resource Room in the Culver-Stockton College Science Center was officially dedicated last Thursday, April 17, in honor of Bob Mathieson, professor emeritus of physics and computer science, who died in September from cancer. Mathieson, who taught at Culver-Stockton College for 41 years, from 1963-2004, was remembered fondly by friends, family, and co-workers at the dedication.
"My father would have been touched that so many people came to honor him," said Patti Barry, Mathieson's daughter and a financial aid advisor at Culver-Stockton. "This college meant a lot to him. It is very fitting that the 'stock room' where he spent countless hours is being named in his honor. He would have enjoyed this a lot."
During the dedication, Mathieson's wife, Dr. Carol Mathieson, professor of music, unveiled the new plaque that hangs outside the resource room. Photos of Mathieson, along with a few of his favorite pieces of science memorabilia, are on display in the show case next to the plaque.
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Students present "Your Paycheck"
|C-SC students, Mark Hopwood, Caly Kite, and Karrie Guthrie,
presented "Your Paycheck" at Cedar Falls School. "Your Paycheck"
helps students understand the importance of spending and saving
wisely and how to set and reach financial goals.
C-SC student wins GPS unit in registration drawing
|R. Joseph Dieker, vice president for academic affairs
and dean of the college, presents Molly Welton,
freshman from Decatur, Ill., with a portable GPS unit.
Her name was randomly selected from those
who registered online for Fall 2008 courses
during Golden Ticket Week, April 7-11.