Thursday, April 02 , 2009
C-SC students vie in mock trial April 8
Culver-Stockton College will have a mock trial competition on campus as students in the "Trial Advocacy" course take opposing sides at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in Merillat Recital Hall. The mock trial is the final project for the class. Culver-Stockton launched its mock trial competition this semester, led by Judy Abbott, senior lecturer in criminal justice and law and former assistant state's attorney in Adams County. "Mock trial gives our students the opportunity to experience life as an attorney well before law school. It gives our students a glimpse of trial work and helps them decide which area of the law they are interested in before they have to choose a particular path in law school," Abbot said. C-SC will begin competing in mock trial on a regional basis in Fall 2009, she added. Through the mock trial program, students learn the legal system by functioning as attorneys and witnesses and analyzing a case offered through the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA). For nearly 30 years, AMTA has sponsored regional and national mock trial competitions. This year's AMTA case is a civil case that centers around defamation and libel. "This is an outstanding opportunity for our students," Abbott added. "Mock trial develops excellent speaking, critical thinking, and organizational skills that translate well in law school, graduate school, or into employment."
C-SC Students Compete at PBL State Leadership Conference
Students from Culver-Stockton College attended the 50th Annual Missouri Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in Jefferson City, Mo, recently. The conference featured competitive events for individuals and teams, leadership training, and election of officers for the 2009-10 school year. The Culver-Stockton Chapter received the Joanne Newcomer Spirit Award, bestowed on the chapter that displays the greatest level of enthusiasm and PBL spirit throughout conference events. Culver-Stockton also raised the most money for March of Dimes of any college or university in attendance, tripling the amount raised by the chapter finishing in second. Culver Stockton participants included Debbie Bell, senior accounting and finance major from Quncy, Ill.; Samantha Brown, junior accounting and finance major from Palmyra, Mo.; Barry Matthes, sophomore business major from Fenton, Mo.; Ryan Thoroman, sophomore finance and law major from Beardstown, Ill.; and faculty advisers Jeanne Johnson, assistant professor of management information systems; and Jim Cosgrove, professor of business administration. The Culver-Stockton team also competed in three areas of concentration, with Samantha Brown taking fourth place in accounting for professionals and Barry Matthes placing fourth in the word processing competition. PBL Missouri State members also elected state officers and Ryan Thoroman was elected state reporter.
C-SC education majors participate in "Teacher Interview Day"
Many Culver-Stockton College education majors as well as Culver-Stockton education graduates took part in C-SC's annual "Teacher Interview Day," recently. Representatives from Missouri Public schools interviewed students for possible job openings. Culver-Stockton students also were able to join in mock interview opportunities to help polish their interviewing skills and networking techniques. Andy Turgeon, Knox County R-1 School District Principal, who has participated in the" Teacher Interview Day" for the past several years, said that the nine Culver-Stockton students that he met with had "great interviews, I was impressed with how well prepared all of them were."
C-SC Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors Society to induct new members
The C-SC Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors Society will induct new members at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in the Science Center, room 208. Twelve new regular member inductees will be honored; they include, Ben Abts, sophomore, biology major from, St. Genevieve, Mo.; Matt Bartlett, junior biology/pre-pharmacy major from East Galesburg, Ill.; Sarah Bonansinga, senior biology/pre-medical major from Quincy, Ill.; Jordan Cox, sophomore, biology/pre-physical therapy major from Sullivan, Mo.; Carrie Fogle, senior nursing major from Hannibal, Mo.; Derek Harris, senior biology/pre-dentistry major from Barry, Ill.; Jessica Kramer, junior biology/pre-veterinary major from Belleville, Ill.; Claire McKee, sophomore biology major from, Blandinsville, Ill.; Chassidy Schroder, senior biology/pre-pharmacy major from LaGrange, Mo.; Andrew Thompson, sophomore biology/pre-medical major from San Antonio, Texas; Jessica Webb, Senior, biology major from Lewistown, Ill.; and Alexis Westerhausen, sophomore biological chemistry/pre-medical major from Girard, Ill. Nine new associate members will also be inducted into Beta Beta Beta on April 7. Those members include, Brittney Cote, freshman biology/pre-physical therapy major from Orland Park, Ill.; Anthony Edmondson, freshman biology major from Kahoka, Mo.; Amanda Howard, freshman biology/pre-medical major from Elsberry, Mo.; Britni Menke, sophomore biology/pre-dentistry major from Barry, Ill.; Mistie Miller, freshman biological chemistry major from Bethel, Mo.; Joel Mpolesha, sophomore biological chemistry/pre-medical major from St. Louis, Mo.; Gina Osburn, freshman biology/pre-medical major from Chatham, Ill.; Melissa Tanner, freshman biological chemistry major from Beardstown, Ill.; and Jennifer Watson, sophomore biology/pre-veterinary major from Jackson, Mo.
C-SC Alpha Chi Honors Society inducts new members
The C-SC Alpha Chi Honors Society held a ceremony recently to honor new members. This year's inductees include, Elizabeth Burkemper, junior elementary education major from Troy, Mo.; Kayla Duncan, junior accounting/finance major from Strasburg, Ill.; Katie Fretwell, junior business major from Canton, Mo.; Molly Glawe, senior art major from Farmer City, Ill.; Leigha Hedrick, senior accounting/finance major from Quincy, Ill.; Angelyna Hinkle, junior psychology major from Murrieta, Calif.; Ryan Johnson, senior criminal justice major from Perry, Mo.; Ashley Mohrman, junior early childhood education major from Canton, Mo.; Alison Schmidt, senior English education major from Alton, Ill,; Michelle Staples, senior special education major from St. Charles, Mo.; Tara Slater, junior biology major from Canton, Mo.; Megan Wellman, junior English major from Quincy, Ill.; Josey Wort, junior nursing major from Mt. Sterling, Ill.; and Colby Sutter, special education major from Taylor, Mo.
C-SC Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society to induct new members
The C-SC Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society will hold a ceremony to honor new members at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in Johnson Parlor. This year's inductees are; Jerry Best, junior psychology/criminal justice major from Tovey, Ill.; Dyan Bolin, senior psychology/criminal justice major from Sheffield, Ill.; Rebecca Conkright-Roskamp, junior psychology/pre-occupational therapy major from Sutter, Ill.; Kendra Hetzler, senior psychology major from Maywood, Mo.; Jonathan McReynolds, senior, psychology major from Canton, Mo.; Rebecca Miller, senior nursing major from Quincy, Ill.; Mandy Murphy, senior psychology major from LaGrange, Mo.; Sutira Piyajessadakal, senior nursing major from St. Louis, Mo.; Heather Sanders, senior psychology/pre-medical major from Union, Mo.; and Danielle Wilson, sophomore psychology major from Bethalto, Ill. Congratulations to all new members.
Lucas Cramsey lauded by HAAC
Culver-Stockton College first baseman Lucas Cramsey has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Baseball Player of the Week for his performance in the Wildcats' rain-shortened 2-0 week. It is the second straight week a Wildcat player has been honored by the league. Chris Rinaudo was named player of the week last week. Cramsey, a senior from Quincy, Ill., batted .833 (5 for 6) in the Wildcats' two victories over Benedictine College, Baldwin City, Kan. last week. He accounted for 39 percent of Culver-Stockton's 18 runs during the week, scoring five times and recording two RBI. In addition, three of his five hits went for doubles, garnering a 1.333 slugging percentage for the week. For the season, Cramsey is hitting .276 with six doubles and a triple. He is tied with Rinaudo for the team lead with 31 runs batted in. Cramsey also has been issued a team-high 19 walks and has pilfered four bases.