Thursday, December 3, 2009
C-SC, Blessing-Rieman celebrate 20-year partnership in nursing education
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, Quincy, Ill., and Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Mo., are marking the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of their joint bachelor of science in nursing program. The two colleges celebrated the event with a reception for the graduates of the Class of 1989 recently. "Together we have created a dynamic program which provides an optimal educational experience for our nursing students," said Pam Brown, Ph.D., RN, president/chief executive officer, Blessing-Rieman. "The joint program provides students with all of the benefits of a four-year liberal arts college experience where they obtain a firm foundation in the arts and sciences, as well as in nursing art and science. Nursing is an applied science, and our students gain clinical knowledge and experience at Blessing Health System, a regional medical center campus. The end result is a graduate professional nurse with a well-rounded liberal arts education." "Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Culver-Stockton College have shared an extremely successful partnership over the past 20 years, one that has enabled both colleges to provide a unique education for the joint program students," said Richard Valentine, president, Culver-Stockton College. "These men and women begin careers in nursing at the highest level of professionalism providing the best in technical skills and compassionate hands-on care to their patients and communities." Full story is available online.
Two C-SC music students to perform senior recitals December 6
Culver-Stockton College students Daniel Cox, senior music education major from McLeansboro, Ill., and Anthony Webb, senior music education major from Sullivan, Mo., will perform their senior recitals Sunday, December 6, at 2 and 3:30 p.m. in the Merillat Recital Hall, located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. At 2 p.m., Cox will hold his senior recital featuring vocal and violin pieces. Vocal pieces will include "Ici Bas" and "Nell," by Gabriel Faure; "But Who May Abide," from The Messiah by Handel; "Non Piu Andrai," from The Marriage of Figuro by Maozart; "Die Stille," by Franz Schubert; and "Die Forelle," by Robert Schumann. Violin pieces will include "Sonata #9," from Opus 5 by Arcangelo Corelli and "Ashokan Farewell," by Jay Unger. Following Cox's performance at 3:30 p.m., Webb will showcase his saxophone and vocal talents. In recital with Anda Zirnitis, C-SC professor of music, Webb will perform "Improvisation 1" by Ryo Noda; "Vals Venezolano" and "Contradanza," by Paquito- D'Rivera; "Scaramouche," by Milhaud; and "Saxema," by Rudy Wiedoeft, on the saxophone. Vocal pieces will include "Pur dicesti, o bocca bella," by Antonio Lotti; "Si, Tra I Ceppi," by George Frederic Handel; "Ho capito, Signor, si," from Don Giovanni by Mozart; "Beau Soir," by Debussy; "Das Wandern," by Franz Schubert; "Behold, I Tell You A Mystery" and "The Trumpet Shall Sound," from The Messiah by Franz Joseph Haydn; "Erlkonig," by Franz Schubert; and "I Hear An Army," by Samuel Barber. This event is free and open to the public.
Time management is topic of Business Leadership Exchange Series
Culver-Stockton College's Business Leadership Exchange Series will welcome Randall Dean of Randall Dean Consulting and Training on Tuesday, December 8, in a discussion of "Finding Extra Time: Time Management Strategies for Busy Students and Professionals." Dean will speak at 10 a.m. in room 207 of the Herrick Foundation Center on the C-SC campus. Dean has more than 15 years of experience using and teaching an advanced time management/personal organization system. Dean recently completed a book that details his personal system for proactive life and time management, personal organization, and goal attainment. Full story is available online.
C-SC students perform two chamber operas in opera workshop
Culver-Stockton College will feature two chamber operas in this year's annual opera workshop performance. The Telephone by Gian-Carlo Menotti and Burnand and Sullivan's Cox and Box will both be performed on December 11, at 7:30 p.m. and again on December 13, at 3 p.m. in Merillat Recital Hall. The Telephone will feature soprano Kaleigh Wall, freshman music major from Eldridge, Iowa, and baritone Josh Kollitz, freshman, music education major from Grant City, Mo. The chamber opera is about two young lovers and revolves around the difficulties people often have speaking to each other when electronic messaging devices keep interrupting, even when what is being said matters. The Telephone is a story about Lucy and Ben, and Lucy's telephone. Cox and Box examines the life of two lodgers, Cox and Box, and their landlord, Bouncer. Cox is a hatter and works all day, and Box is a printer who works all night. The two men realize they have been assigned to stay in the same room, and they scheme to trick the landlord by miscommunicating on purpose. Joey Burbach, sophomore music education major from Grant City, Mo., will play Cox; Jordan Hughes, sophomore music education major from Grant City, Mo., will play Box; and Ben Belanger, sophomore music education major from DeSoto, Mo., will play Bouncer.
Alexis McWilliams, junior music major from Canton, Mo., will act as assistant director and stage manager for the operas. These performances are part of C-SC Academic and Cultural Events program and are free and open to the public.
Casts announced for annual one-act productions
The Culver-Stockton College annual student-directed one act plays will be performed on Saturday, December 12, 14, and 15 in the Mabee Little Theatre. The plays are directed by the students enrolled in "Directing," a theatre capstone course taught by Haidee Heaton, associate professor of theatre. The productions and their student directors are: Mafia on Prozac, Travis Dahlhauser, junior speech and theatre education major from Rockford, Ill.; The Fiancé, Whitney Colston, junior musical theatre major from Neosho, Mo.; WASP, Zach Martin, junior theatre major from Decatur, Ill.; Bert's Golf Pants, Heather Tranbarger, senior arts management major from Hamilton, Mo.; The Midlife Crisis of Dionysus, Sean Myers, senior arts management major from Hannibal, Mo.; Nobody Sleeps, Danielle Hauer, senior arts management major from Troy, Mo.; The Actor's Nightmare, Teri Terford, senior arts management major from Hamilton, Ill.; and Fog on the Mountain, Amanda Eisele, junior arts management major from Mexico, Mo.; The student-directed one-acts will be performed on December 12 at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and December 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. Complete cast lists are available online.
The Advent Assembly's time has been changed from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15. This event is part of the Academic and Cultural Events program.