Thursday, March 19 , 2009
Three prizes offered for on-time Fall '09 registration
Register on time for the Fall '09 semester and have the chance to win one of three prizes to be used during the 2009-10 academic year: special parking priviledges for the entire academic year, a $250 book voucher for textbooks, or $100 in CP Bucks. The winning names will be drawn from those students who register within 24 hours of their priority time slot during the week of March 23. To find out when your priority time slot is, go to "MyCulver." Priority is assigned by the number of credit hours that you have completed. Registration for Fall '09 will be done online. And don't forget that all students need to schedule an appointment with their advisor the week of March 16, before they are eligible to register. Find out more about fall courses during Advising Week activities in the dining hall, and check out all the courses online.
GRE and pre-professional exam workshop to be held Saturday
The Natural and Mathematic Sciences Division and TASC will hold a workshop for the preparation of the GRE and pre-professional admissions exams on Saturday, March 21, at 1 p.m. in the Science Center, room 201. The workshop will cover general techniques and information as well as some exam-specific content. The workshop will also focus on studying techniques, time lines, exam preparation and realistic expectations. Those who attend will also be introduced to practice tests that are available online and in the library. This workshop is open to all those preparing for the GRE or a pre-professional exam. Those who attend are encouraged to bring practice books and a laptop. For additional information, contact Indiren Pillay, chair, Natural and Mathematical Science Division, at email@example.com or 288-6563.
Study abroad award winners announced
Six Culver-Stockton students have received study abroad awards to be used on a study abroad experience while attending C-SC. The recipient of the $2,500 Lipka Study Abroad Award is Melissa Tanner, freshmen, biological chemistry major, Beardstown, Ill. Five other students received a $500 Adams Study Abroad Award, Alexis Westerhausen, sophomore, biological chemistry and pre-medical major, Girard, Ill.; Sara Manning, junior, religion major, Burlington, Iowa; Brittany Darnell, senior art education major, Lewistown, Mo.; Mindy Miller, senior, art major, Quincy, Ill.; and Kasey Rodgers, junior studio art major, Saverton, Mo. Tanner, Westerhausen, and Manning all plan to travel to Egypt in the Fall of '09 to study religion and biology. Darnell, Miller, and Rodgers plan on traveling to the Netherlands in the Spring of '10 to study political science and art. Congratulations to all of the winners.
Greek Week to be held March 24 - 29
Culver-Stockton College will hold its annual Greek Week events Tuesday, March 24 through Sunday, March 27. Greek Week will kick off Tuesday, March 24, with a campus-wide chapel service at 11:45 a.m. in the Merillat Chapel. Banners for the banner competition will be hung outside of the sorority houses at noon. The banners will be judged on creativity, use of theme, and art work. That evening, a Cheeks Magee street concert will be held at 8 p.m. outside of the Java Shack in downtown Canton. Unity Bowling Night will be held at the Cotton Bowl at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, competitive and non-competitive bowling will be available. C-SC's annual Jazz Fest will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the A.C. Auditorium; this event is an ACE event and also will act as a unity event to help support fellow C-SC students. Friday, March 27, brings "Greeks Got Talent" to the Charles Field House at 7 p.m. The Greek Olympics will be held Saturday, March 28, on the Quad at 1 p.m. and movie team trivia night will be held in Meaders Lounge at 7 p.m. Greek Week will end on Sunday, March 29, with a Greek Week Brunch at 11:30 a.m. in Meaders Lounge.
Author of Deep End of the Ocean to deliver Kraus Lecture at C-SC
Best-selling novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard will deliver "An Evening with Jacquelyn Mitchard" as the Culver-Stockton College's annual Kraus Lecture on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Merillat Recital Hall. Mitchard is a native of Chicago, Ill. She studied at the University of Illinois and never took a writing course beyond her freshmen elective creative writing class. Mitchard formally authored a syndicated column in the Quincy Herald Whig, but is best known as the author of the novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, which was the first selection in Oprah Winfrey's book club and which was made into a film starring Michelle Pfeiffer. The Deep End of the Ocean was named by USA Today as one of the most influential books of the past 25 years. Mitchard has written seven other novels for adults, four novels for young adults, and three books for children. The Kraus Lecture is part of C-SC's Academic and Cultural Events program and is free and open to the public. Read full story online.
C-SC 12th annual Jazz Fest to be held March 26
Culver-Stockton College will host its 12th annual Jazz Fest Thursday, March 26, in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium. Tri-state area high school and junior high jazz bands will perform from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a jazz clinic being held by the guest artists at 3 p.m. Participants in this year's event include Kirksville High School, Hannibal High School, Mark Twain High School, Fatima High School, and Wentzville Middle School, among others. An evening performance will be held at 7:30 p.m., and will feature the C-SC Jazz Ensemble with Reggie Thomas, jazz pianist and music professor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, on piano. The evening performance will also include a "saxophone summit" featuring Tom Herb, C-SC music professor, on alto sax; Craig Bullis, area jazz performer and retired band director in Keokuk, Iowa; and Pete Hanon, jazz performer, on tenor sax; and Les Fonza, area jazz performer and retired Quincy Senior High School band director, on bari sax. All events are free and open to the public with the exclusion of the evening performance. For information or reservations, contact the C-SC Fine Arts office at 573-288-6346 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artwork by Molly Glawe
Seven C-SC students take part in Senior Art Show
Seven Culver-Stockton College seniors will showcase their work in the Mabee Art Gallery on the C-SC campus March 21 - April 7, as part of the C-SC Senior Art Show. An opening gallery talk and reception will be held Saturday, March 21, from 7-9 p.m., at which students will discuss their artwork and their creative process. The show will include work from Amanda Allen, art major from St. Louis, Mo.; Caleb Bourn, art major from Saverton, Mo.; Kyle Darnell, art major from Warrenton, Mo.; Kendra Feld, art major from Quincy, Ill.; Molly Glawe, art major from, Farmer City, Ill.; Kailey Mosely, art major from Carthage, Ill.; and Bryandt Quisenberry, art education major from New London, Mo. The show and gallery talk are free and open to the public. The Mabee Art Gallery is located in the Herrick Foundation Center and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For additional information, contact Jennifer Bock-Nelson at email@example.com or 573-288-6413.
C-SC students cast with guest artist in The Foreigner
4 students pick off KCACTF nominations for Cherry Orchard
Culver-Stockton has announced the cast of its April 2-5 production of The Foreigner by Larry Shue with guest artist, Matt Doherty, former child actor known for his work in The Mighty Ducks series. Junior theatre major Nick Relic from Kansas City, Mo, will understudy Doherty. The student cast includes: Sean Myers, junior, arts management major, Hannibal, Mo., as Froggy; Danielle Hauer, sophomore, arts management major, Troy, Mo., as Catherine Simms; Daniel Coffman, senior, musical theatre major, Eldridge, Iowa, as Rev. David Lee; Zach Martin, sophomore, speech and theatre education major, Decatur, Ill., as Ellard Simms; Ian Heath, freshman, English/pre-law major, St. Louis, Mo., as Owen Musser; and Nicole Herrington, senior history/theatre major, Quincy, Ill., as Betty Meeks. The townspeople and the Klan are played by Aaron Robertson, sophomore arts management major, Taylorville, Ill.; Rex Fults, senior arts management major, Jefferson City, Mo.; Amanda Eisele, sophomore arts management major, Mexico, Mo.; Dakota McKee, freshman theatre major, Pittsfield, Ill.; and Erin Carmody, freshman speech and theatre education major, St. Louis, Mo. The production crew includes stage manager Sarah Maloney, freshman arts management/theatre major, Kansas City, Mo.; assistant stage managers Joey Burbach, freshman music education major, Grant City, Mo., and Susannah Mohaupt, sophomore nursing major, Rockford, Ill.; and assistant director Bre-Rachelle Taylor, senior theatre major, Barnhart, Mo. The April production of The Foreigner, under the direction of C-SC associate professor of theatre, Haidee Heaton, will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in the Mabee Little Theatre in the Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. Tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for C-SC students; and $6 for non-C-SC students.
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) has nominated four Culver-Stockton College students to participate in the 42nd annual festival in 2010 for their recent work in The Cherry Orchard, under the direction of Jeffrey Kellogg, associate professor of theatre and arts management at C-SC. For lighting design, Sarah Breyne, senior speech/theatre education major, Wenona, Ill., has been invited to participate in the Regional Design Expo. For costume design, Daniel Coffman, senior musical theatre major, Eldridge, Iowa, was nominated to participate in the Barbizon Theatrical Design Competition. Nominated to compete in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions are Whitney Colston, sophomore theatre musical theatre major, Neosho, Mo., for her portrayal of Varya; and Travis Dahlhauser, sophomore speech/theatre education major, Rockford, Ill., for the role of Lopakhin. All competitions will be held at the 42nd Annual Region V KCACTF, hosted by Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan., from January 17-20, 2010.