Thursday, February 5, 2009
Audience shares stage with C-SC actors for "The Cherry Orchard"
Culver-Stockton College will present the Russian classic, "The Cherry Orchard," February 19-22, 2009, in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium on campus with the audience sharing the stage with the performers. "The Cherry Orchard" is the last play written by Russian playwright, Anton Chekov. It premiered in 1904, and over the century has been staged both as a tragedy and a comedy. The show at C-SC will be played as a sentimental comedy. The play revolves around an aristocratic Russian woman, Ranevskaya, and her family who are looking for a way to avoid auctioning off the famous cherry orchard on their estate in order to pay their mortgage. Director Jeff Kellogg, C-SC associate professor of theatre, said the production will be a unique experience for the audience, which will be seated on stage for the entire production. C-SC will present "The Cherry Orchard" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, Friday, February 20, and Saturday, February 21; and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 22. Audience seating is limited. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for non-C-SC students, and free to C-SC students. For more information concerning Fine Arts events or to reserve a ticket, call 573-288-6346 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Read full story online.
Seven C-SC students attend peer education certification training
Seven members of the Culver-Stockton College Health Outreach Peer Educators (HOPE) attended peer education certification training at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., recently. The C-SC students were joined by students from 11 other colleges and universities. They were taught skills needed to help counsel other students such as listening skills, responding and referral skills, intervention skills, and programming and presentation skills. Jasmine Brown, C-SC freshman media communication major from Saginaw, Mich., said that she wanted to become a certified peer educator because she is "interested in helping students just like me." The students also took part in both lectures and group discussions, in which they were able to interact with the students from other schools. Sara Hallberg, C-SC director of counseling and wellness services and HOPE advisor, facilitated one of the groups during the event. Students had to take both a pre-test and post-test. If they pass the test, they are certified to be a peer educator for life. Read full story online.
CAAC opens 2009 gallery season with postcard show
The Canton Area Arts Council will open its 2009 gallery season with the fourth biennial "4X6: Postcard Art" invitational show. The show will feature artwork no larger than the dimensions of a postcard from students in Clark County, Lewis County, Canton, and North Shelby Schools. More than 350 pieces of art will be displayed in the show with categories including acrylic/oil/watercolor, print, clay, sculpture, collage, fiber, color pencil/pencil, glass, and photography/computer graphics divisions. A winner will be chosen from each category. The winners will be revealed at a public reception Friday, February 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the CAAC Gallery located adjacent to the Canton State Bank. For more information about the opening, contact Colleen Feldkamp at 573-288-1009.
C-SC professor to take part in education strategy conference
Dr. Terry Sherer, chair of the C-SC Education and Applied Arts Division, will attend a conference in Chicago, Ill., on "integrating special education strategies/differentiation in the preparation of classroom teachers" as part of the 61st annual American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) meeting and exhibits. The event will take place February 6-9, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
C-SC Dean of Student Life to be on webinar panel
Wendy Powers, C-SC dean of student life, is participating in a panel that will present a webinar on retention strategies for colleges during a recession. The panel will discuss how to stay on course during these turbulent times and how everyone on campus plays a part in listening and responding to families and students who are not sure if they can afford college. The 90 minute webinar is sponsored by Paper Clip Communications and will take place Wednesday, February 25, at 1 p.m. Read more about the webinar online.
Canton Kiwanis Club serves spaghetti dinner to benefit playground
The Canton Kiwanis Club will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday, February 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Canton R-V cafeteria. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, a beverage, and desert will all be included in the meal. All proceeds will go toward park playground equipment. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Preschoolers eat free.