Thursday, April 09 , 2009
Dean Dieker to perform with Quincy Symphony Orchestra
R. Joseph Dieker, dean and vice president of academic affairs, will be featured as solo clarinetist with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra (QSO) in a performance of Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodies for Clarinet and Orchestra as part of the orchestra's "French Connections." The performance will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 19, at Quincy Junior High Morrison Theatre, 14th and Maine Streets, Quincy, Ill. Dieker has served on the music faculties of Warner Pacific College and Culver-Stockton teaching courses in music theory and instrumental music, conducting bands, and teaching studio clarinet. He also has performed with the Oregon Symphonic Band, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Quincy Park Band, and the Quincy All-Star Clarinet Choir. Dieker also has appeared as a soloist in major concerto performances with the Portland Chamber Orchestra, Oregon Sinfonietta, Truman State University Wind Symphony, and the Northwest Missouri State University Wind Symphony. This performance marks the third time that Dieker has appeared in a major concerto performance with the QSO.
Culver-Stockton "Trail Advocacy" class battles it out in mock trial
The jury found in favor of the plaintiff Wednesday night, April 8, during Culver-Stockton's first mock trial, which was the final project for the "Trial Advocacy" course. Students served as attorneys and witnesses in front of a standing-room-only crowd in Merillat Recital Hall, making their case before a jury comprised of C-SC faculty and staff and the guest "judge," Brian Borlas, coach of the Quincy University mock trial team. Wednesday's mock trial, "Drew Walton vs. Blitz News Network," is the case developed by the American Mock Trial Association for this year's competition. The civil case focuses on defamation and libel issues in the matter of a political candidate, Drew Walton, who has been portrayed by a BNN story as a suspect in the death of his campaign opponent, who actually committed suicide. Walton lost the election and blames BNN's unfavorable coverage for the death of his political career. During the trial, BNN claimed that its story did not intentionally report falsehoods about Walton and that the coverage was based on information provided to the reporter by witnesses and legal authorities. Arguing on behalf of Walton and winning the C-SC mock trial were his student attorney team of Ryan Johnson, Trey Flournay, and Jessica Fox. Defending BNN was the student attorney team of Mike Sweeney, Casey Craft and Dyan Bolin. Each side in the trial was allowed three witnesses. Testifying for the plaintiff were Kayla Pickel, Brandie Starks and Luke Barton. Testifying for the defense were Ian Heath, Jessica Deters and Anthony Franco. Matt Cameron served as timekeeper. Judy Abbott, senior lecturer in criminal justice and law, said she was pleased with how diligently students prepared for the mock trial, adding that the experience helps students decide which type of attorney they would like to be before they enter law school. Culver-Stockton launched its mock trial competition during the Fall 2008 semester.
"Business Strategy" class completes oral presentations
"Business Strategy-The Capstone Experience" class recently gave oral presentations on topics ranging from the housing crisis to the new marketing plan for Subway. The 12 seniors completed field research, constructed a thesis and presented a multi-media presentation. This class concludes preparation in the areas of business administration, accounting and/or finance for the Business Division.
C-SC Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society inducts new members
Culver-Stockton College's Sigma Beta Delta chapter inducted new members recently. Sigma Beta Delta is an international honor society in business, management, accounting, and finance. The honor society was established to honor students who have attained superior records in business programs. The induction ceremony featured speakers R. Joseph Dieker, C-SC dean and vice president of academic affairs, and Donald K. Gnuse, retired chairman of the board for First Bankers Trust Company and chair of Culver-Stockton College's Board of Trustees. Gnuse was inducted as an honorary member, along with Julie Straus, C-SC instructor of accounting, for their contributions to the C-SC Business Division. Student inductees included: Lindsey Bent, senior accounting/finance major from Palmyra, Mo.; Kayla Duncan, junior accounting/finance major from Strasburg, Ill.; Kaitlyn Fretwell, junior business major from Canton, Mo.; Neal Gau, junior accounting/finance major from Irondale, Mo.; Leigha Hedrick, senior accounting/finance major from Quincy, Ill.; Emily Johnston, senior accounting/finance major from Blackwell, Mo.; Kahla Tracy, senior business major from Beardstown, Ill.
Rosenberger hailed by HAAC
Culver-Stockton College pole vaulter Zach Rosenberger has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Men's Field Athlete of the Week for his winning performance at the Washington (Mo.) University Invitational last weekend in St. Louis. Rosenberger, a junior from Columbia City, Ind., won the event with a season-high height of 16 feet. He attempted to go for the stadium record of 17, feet, 1 inch; however, just brushed the bar with his chest on the way down. Rosenberger and the rest of the Wildcat track and field team will participate in the Central Methodist/Asics Invitational at Central Methodist University on Friday, April 10. Rosenberger is the defending champion in this event.
Split knocks baseball team out of first
After committing a season-high six errors in a 5-1 loss to Graceland University in the first game of a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader, Culver-Stockton stormed back to capture the nightcap 9-3 Wednesday afternoon at Nichols Field. The split drops the Wildcats a game behind Lindenwood University for first place in the HAAC standings. The Lions swept a twinbill from William Jewell College on Wednesday and stand at 19-7 in the league. Culver-Stockton (24-16) is 19-9 while William Jewell falls two games back and is 15-7 in league play. Culver-Stockton grabbed a first inning lead in the opening game on an infield single by Steve Rinaudo and a two-out RBI double from Lucas Cramsey. However, the Wildcats managed only three more hits the rest of the game against Yellowjacket starter Koa Kaleo and reliever Kulraj Shergill. Meanwhile, the defense that entered the game with the best fielding percentage in the HAAC abandon the Wildcats in the fourth and fifth inning as Graceland took the lead for good. In the fourth, the Yellowjackets took advantage of three Wildcat miscues to score a pair of runs on only one base hit. Then, in the fifth, Culver-Stockton committed two more errors as the Yellowjackets scored twice to take a 4-1 advantage. In the nightcap, the Wildcats took advantage of shoddy fielding by the Yellowjackets to earn the split and the season series over the visitors. Graceland committed five errors in the game, the biggest being an interference call on a squeeze bunt attempt by Ryan Lamson that plated two runs and had Lamson standing at first when the play was over. Culver-Stockton tacked on two more in the fourth inning to go up 9-3 before Austin Bishop and Kevin Childs hurled the final three innings to make a winner of starter Jason Payne. Lamson finished with three RBI in the game, while Kurt Kessler drove in two runs. Sal Rivera and Adam Enloe had two hits for the winners. Culver-Stockton is scheduled to host Missouri Valley College in a four-game series this Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, at Nichols Field. Game time each day is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Letter of Thanks to C-SC
Dear Friends from CSC:
God has put in our hearts to handle the material and spiritual nourishment of those that most need it. Our work programs are directed to reach those people that live in shortage. In Mexico more than half of the population suffers extreme poverty. They have difficulty in order to get food, water, a quality education, to see a doctor, or buy necessary things in order to live better. Furthermore, their spiritual situation is not the ideal. The most important churches in this country neglected them and left almost all of them in abandon. They only see them as members and not as people. The government sees them as voters. Not very many people has the true desire to help them.
For those reasons, we very much appreciate the effort that has been done. For the last two years, CSC has sent work teams to collaborate with us. The members of those teams made a great effort and worked with exemplary attitudes and represented their university very well. I believe that the authorities of the institution should feel proud to count on the students and the professors for the sense of social and human responsibility.
We are very pleased of the work with you. Your comradeship with us gives us a very important urge to continue doing the work of the Lord that we are responsible for. We will be praying for you, and please extend our greetings and our loving care to our friends in the university. And we hope that CSC will return to us to visit our school; You are always welcome.
Administrative Director; Responsible for Social Programs
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