Thursday, January 22 , 2009
C-SC to hold Pillars for Excellence scholarship competition
Culver-Stockton College will host a scholarship competition Saturday, February 7. The Pillars for Excellence Scholarship competition allows high school students to compete for full-tuition scholarships. During the daylong competition, each candidate will write a timed essay and be interviewed by panels of C-SC faculty, staff, alumni, and current students who received the Pillars scholarship. Students selected for the Pillars for Excellence Scholarships will be announced in March. For information, contact the Culver-Stockton admissions office at 800-537-1883. Read full story online.
C-SC community gathers to experience historic inauguration
Culver-Stockton College faculty, staff, and students gathered together, Tuesday, January 20, to watch the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama. "It's the first time this has happened, and I'm excited about Obama being the next President of the United States," said Marcus Barnett, sophomore sport management major from St. Louis, Mo. "I hope that he can turn the economy around," added Barnett. Becky Miller, senior communications major from Memphis, Mo., said even though she was a John McCain fan, she turned out to watch the inauguration because "this is such an historic event. It's an awesome thing and I want to be able to say that I got to see it." C-SC students discussed past presidents and all of the different people involved in the inauguration with other students, faculty, and staff that gathered to watch the event. Viewers also gathered in the library, the Performing Arts Center, and several departmental offices.
Wildcats post seven top 10 finishes at UNI
The Culver-Stockton men's indoor track team posted seven top 10 finishes during the Panther Open at the University of Northern Iowa Saturday afternoon in Cedar Falls. Senior Tyler Buckman made the biggest splash with a third place finish in the finals of the 400-meter dash. Buckman completed the circuit in 51.15 seconds. The Wildcats also had four participants finish fifth in their respective events. Marcus Barnett placed fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.04; Chris Lanhum was fifth in the 1 mile run with a time of 4:41.09; Zach Rosenberger was fifth in the pole vault with a height of 15 feet, 7 inches; and Anthony Jahr was fifth in the weight throw with a distance of 47 feet, 2 1/2 inches. In addition, Jahr also placed in the top 10 with a ninth place finish in the shot put with a throw of 42 feet, 5 1/4 inches; and the 4x400 relay team of Josh Alm, Barnett, Wesley Schmidgall and Buckman placed ninth with a time of 3:32.37. C-SC will participate in the Iowa State Open, in Ames, Iowa Friday, Jan. 23, in Warrensburg, Mo. That event is slated to begin at 3 p.m.
Watt shines at Panther Open
Julissa Watt recorded the Lady Wildcats' highest finish to highlight the Culver-Stockton women's indoor track team's day at the Panther Open hosted by the University of Northern Iowa Saturday afternoon in Cedar Falls. Iowa. Watt placed sixth in the finals of the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.15. She had qualified seventh for the event with a time of 8.22 in the preliminary round. Also posting top 10 finishes for the Lady Wildcats on Saturday were Beth Barton, who placed seventh in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:44.76; and Kayci Yelliott, who placed ninth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:04.74. The Lady Wildcats return to action Friday, Jan. 23, when they compete in the Iowa State University Open meet in Ames. That meet is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
C-SC printmaking class receives lecture from visiting artist
Anthony Cammack, artist/educator from Iowa City, Iowa, visited the Culver-Stockton College campus, recently. Cammack talked with C-SC art and design students about his travels to the Orient and how Japanese and Korean art has influenced his career. His work consists of hanging scroll books, paper sculptures, drawing, paintings, and prints.
C-SC professor of art takes part in two printmaking events
Robert Kennon, associate professor of art and design, has been invited to show two engraving/mezzotint prints in the 30th Annual Paper In Particular National Juried Exhibition, at Columbia College, Columbia, Mo. His prints "The Creation of Light" and "Madonna of Misery" will be on display from February 4 through March 5. Kennon will also teach a printmaking workshop at the tenth annual summer printmaking workshop for the Printmaking, Education, and Research Studio (PEARS), June 8 through 19.