Thursday, February 12 , 2009
Recycling to begin on campus
Culver-Stockton College is "Greening the Hill" with the help of C-SC students and the Canton community. A three-year student-initiated effort has culminated in a recycling program for both the campus and community. According to Nicole Gravedoni, C-SC Student Government Association (SGA) president, the student group has made the implementation of recycling a high priority each year. "The program really began to gain momentum when students met with city of Canton officials last fall, urging the city to begin a program in which C-SC could be a participant," said Dale Zschoche, C-SC chief facilities and community development officer. Canton officials and C-SC students discussed different options for the recycling effort: what types of recyclables would be collected; where would recycling bins be placed; who would gather the recycling and take it to the proper place? The results are that all public buildings at C-SC will have a complete three-part collection bin system, with smaller recycling containers placed in various areas throughout the buildings. Once all of the bins have been placed on campus, students will provide most of the collection labor during the school year. The facilities staff has provided a specially equipped room to sort and store recyclables. C-SC hopes to finish installing recycling bins shortly. The city has made an agreement with Timberline, Co., to park a trailer from Quincy Recycle on their parking lot to receive recyclables on Saturdays, according to Cindy Kell, the Canton City Clerk. Every Saturday, starting February 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., volunteers from C-SC and the Canton area will staff the lot at 508 N. Fourth Street, to gather recyclables from the campus and community and sort them into the appropriate containers. The city will accept all recyclable materials. Funding for the first quarter of the program has been donated by the Lewis County Industrial Development Authority. Anyone interested in volunteering on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. should contact Nicole Gravedoni at email@example.com. Read full story online.
The C-SC "State and Local Politics" class pose with Representative Brian Munzlinger behind the podium in the Missouri House of Representatives in Jefferson City, Mo.
C-SC class gets taste of state government in Jefferson City
The Culver-Stockton College "State and Local Politics" class traveled to Jefferson City, Mo., recently to visit the House of Representatives, State Legislature, and Supreme Court to learn first-hand how government works. The class began the day by meeting with Brian Munzlinger, Missouri Representative to the district that includes Canton, to discuss how the House works. The class was then introduced to the Speaker of the House and given the opportunity to look around the House of Representatives before the session began. As the session started, students were introduced to the floor of the House and made honorary pages for the day. In addition to receiving a certificate for being declared an honorary page, the students attended the session, were able to interact with state legislators, and be a part of the process throughout the session. "Watching the legislature at work was definitely the best part of the trip for me," said Macklin Frederick, a junior history education major from St. Louis, Mo. "It was great seeing and hearing the debates that were going on between the two parties." After the sessions, Representative Munzlinger took the students on a tour of the House Lounge and on a climb to the dome of the Capitol. The students also visited the Supreme Court, including the courtroom, judges' robing room and the Supreme Court Library. David Fistein, C-SC assistant professor of political science and sociology and instructor of the course, said he believes the trip to the state capital of Missouri "helped students better understand the political process. Read full story online.
Members of the C-SC BSU with keynote speaker, Roland Martin, at the ISU Black History Month dinner.
BSU attends Black History Month Dinner
Eleven members of Culver-Stockton College's Black Student Union attended the Illinois State University annual Black History Month dinner, recently. The group was accompanied by Bob Dudolski, director of Greek life and leadership development, and Heather Keller, director of residence life. The dinner included entertainment from Illinois State University's Interdenominational Youth Choir, which sang a remix of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," and guest speaker, U.S. Representative Debbie Halvorson, who spoke about her acquaintance with President Barack Obama. The students also heard from keynote speaker, columnist Roland Martin, CNN contributor and radio host. Martin discussed his thoughts on race in America noting that although race has been a touchy subject in America, he believes his job "is to allow his viewers to hear what's real, giving them something other than the usual."
Counseling and Wellness Center available to students
C-SC students are invited to use the services of the counseling and wellness office, which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m. Evening appointments are also available. "There are many stereotypes that seem to go along with counseling," said Sarah Hallberg, C-SC director of counseling and wellness, but Hallberg wants to stress "that everything that happens at counseling stays at counseling." Students are welcome to visit the counseling and wellness office for a variety of reasons including: family, roommate, and relationship conflicts/problems, stress-management, anxiety, depression, grief, academic concerns, etc. The counseling and wellness office is located in Johnson Hall, room 125. Services are free. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Hallberg at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 573-288-6441, or stop by the counseling and wellness office. Appointments can also be scheduled through Susie Sutton in the Student Life office.
C-SC Career Services to host webinar
C-SC Career Services will host a webinar entitled "Seven Secrets to the Hidden Job Market," on Thursday, February 26, from 12 - 1 p.m. in Meaders Lounge. The webinar is targeted towards those in the market for internships or employment. During the webinar, tips will be discussed to help give participants an inside edge in the search for a job and the interview phase, which could improve chances for job offers. All are invited to attend. Bring a lunch or purchase one from dining hall services and bring it along. For more information, contact Janice Pillay, coordinator or internships/career services, at email@example.com or at 573-288-6536.
C-SC teacher education students travel to St. Louis
Culver-Stockton College juniors who have been admitted into the teacher education program are traveling to St. Louis, Mo., this week to learn firsthand how museums can be brought into the classroom as teaching aids. On Friday, February 13, and Saturday, February 14, students will visit the Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Science Center, and Art Museum. During Friday's visit to the Missouri History Museum, students will take part in the Future Trek program, also known as Carver Careers. The Future Trek program is a careers-oriented activity that is now in its 12th year. The program focuses on math and science by examining the work of George Washington Carver. C-SC students will be paired with sixth graders from several St. Louis schools while they participate in four 20-minute workshops that will be led by science professionals and graduate students. After the sessions, the students will watch a short video, eat lunch, and then participate in a scavenger hunt in the George Washington Carver Gallery. That afternoon, C-SC students will participate in an activity called "The Journey West," which will explore the discovery and settling of the American West. They will also travel to the St. Louis Art Museum where they will explore American history through American art, furniture, and other artifacts throughout the museum. The students will also visit the St. Louis Science Center and take part in the interactive exhibits in the physical sciences before returning to campus on Saturday, February 14. The trip is part of the C-SC "Museums as Classrooms" program, sponsored by the dean and the Education Division. Read full story online.
Dial earns HAAC honor with his performance
Culver-Stockton College long jumper Chaz Dial has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Track and Field Athlete of the Week for his performance during the Dr. Jim Green Invitational at Illinois College last Saturday in Jacksonville. Dial, a sophomore from Hickman, Ky., won the long jump with a personal best of 23 feet, 4 inches. His winning leap also reached the "A" qualifying standard for the NAIA and automatically qualifies him for the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field championships in March. In addition, his mark on Saturday is the fourth-highest mark in the NAIA this year. Dial beat out 20 other participants from schools ranging from junior college to the NCAA Division II level. The Wildcat track and field team is scheduled to participate in the Graceland Open this weekend, Feb. 13-14, at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. The NAIA national meet is slated for March 5-7 in Johnson City, Tenn.
Last week's View article about peer certification training stated incorrectly the hometown of Jasmine Brown. She is from Saginaw, Mich. The View regrets the error.