Thursday, March 26 , 2009
C-SC’s Up ‘til Dawn chapter raises over $41K
for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Culver-Stockton College marked the beginning of something great by establishing its first ever Up ‘til Dawn chapter, with the hopes of raising $16,000-$18,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a realistic goal for a campus of 800 students. To the student’s surprise they shattered their goal, raising over $41,000 for St. Jude. The biggest fundraising activity for C-SC was a letter writing campaign called the “letter writing party”, where teams of six students wrote 50 letters each to send to friends and family asking them to make donations to help fight cancer. One-third of C-SC’s student body took part in the “letter writing party” and together submitted 9,862 letters to be sent to friends and family. Other fundraising activities at C-SC included selling candy canes, valentines, and blankets, as well as hosting a video game tournament, a kiss a pig contest, where C-SC faculty and staff volunteered to kiss a pig if they raised the most money, and a head or facial hair shaving competition, where cans were set out with people’s names on them and the ones with the most money had to shave their head or facial hair. A grand finale celebration was held on March 20, for students who took part in the “letter writing party.” During the finale students actually stayed Up ‘til Dawn to find out how much money they raised for St. Jude. For the grand finale select students wore shirts with a number that was part of the total amount of money raised. Students guessed and tried to place students in the correct order to make the number on their shirts match the amount of money raised. The final amount revealed was $40, 832.01 and counting. By the end of the night C-SC had raised over $41,000. Kelsey Stout, junior nursing major from New London, Mo., and one of the largest money raisers of the fundraising effort sums it all up well when she said, “One tiny person or school, can really make a difference, if you think you can.” Read full story online.
Former Mighty Ducks star to appear in C-SC’s The Foreigner
Matt Doherty, former child star whose career began with Home Alone and The Mighty Ducks series, will be the guest artist in the Culver-Stockton College production of The Foreigner April 2-5. Doherty made his film breakthrough in 1990 with the role of Steffan in Home Alone. He is most recognized for his role in The Mighty Ducks series as Lester Averman. Doherty has also played in The Babe, Mo’ Money, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Ghost World, and Make Like Magic. His television credits include a co-starring role as Henderson on The Unit and multiple guest starring roles in shows such as ER, CSI: Miami, and Bones. He also held a recurring role in Boston Public. Doherty has also appeared in numerous theatrical works, including The Miser, Much Ado About Nothing, Slaughterhouse V, and Translations. He directed Sight Unseen, and Binky’s Place, which he wrote. Doherty will play “Charlie” in the Culver-Stockton production of The Foreigner, written by Larry Shue. For more information concerning Fine Arts events or to reserve a ticket for The Foreigner, which will be performed in the Mabee Little Theatre, call 573-288-6346 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Read full story online.
C-SC to showcase student art work
Culver-Stockton College will host its annual Student Honors Show Friday, April 17, through Tuesday, May 5, in the Mabee Art Gallery on the C-SC Campus. A reception and gallery talk will be held on Thursday, April 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. All C-SC students are eligible to submit artwork for the show. The work will be juried by the C-SC art department faculty for admittance into the exhibition. Accepted artwork will then be judged by Jessica Witte, instillation artist and art appreciation teacher at St. Charles Community College in St. Charles, Mo. Witte will speak at the reception and explain her award decisions. Each student may submit a maximum of four pieces. Submission dates are Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Artwork will be only be accepted through April 9. A list of accepted work will be posted on the gallery doors on Wednesday, April 15. If any accepted work sells, the gallery does not keep a commission and the student will receive the full amount. In addition to awards given by the judge, other awards include “The Faculty Art Award,” which will go to a student who has the strongest body of work represented in the show as chosen by the faculty and “The President’s Award,” for a piece selected by William Fox, C-SC president. For more information about the Student Honor Show, contact Jennifer Bock-Nelson at email@example.com or 573-288-6413.
Kiowa storyteller to visit Culver-Stockton campus
Culver-Stockton College will welcome Preston Tonepahote, a Kiowa storyteller, orator, and traditional dancer, to its campus Monday, April 6. Tonepahote will perform with a group of dancers at 7:30 p.m., in the Merillat Recital Hall, located in the Robert Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. Tonepahote tells Native American animal tales, creation myths, and legends, as well as historical accounts and personal experience stories. Tonepahote is a member of the intertribal Eagle Talon Brotherhood. His performance includes dancers and drummers from a number of tribal backgrounds. This event is free and open to the public and a part of C-SC’s Academic and Cultural Events program.
C. Rinaudo earns Player of the Week honor
Culver-Stockton College second baseman Chris Rinaudo has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Baseball Player of the Week for his performance in the Wildcats’ 6-2 week. Rinaudo, a senior from Orangevale, Calif. (Casa Roble HS / American River College), batted .483 (14 for 29) with eight runs scored, three doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI. He hit home runs in three straight games at the beginning of the week, and had at least one RBI in all eight games played. In addition, he recorded a slugging percentage of .897 and pilfered two bases. For the season, Rinaudo is batting .385 with nine doubles, two triples, four home runs and a team-leading 25 RBI. He has a slugging percentage of .625 and an on-base percentage of .453.
Cash for textbooks
A representative from MBS Direct will be on campus Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Logo Store to buy back student text books. Students will be able to receive cash for their books and not have to worry about mailing them back, if they visit the MBS table on those three days.
C-SC students, faculty, and staff enjoyed music from Bummer the Drummer and the Kansas City Streetband as they performed as a part of C-SC Academic and Cultural Events program.
More than 200 high school students from the surrounding area attended C-SC’s Young Writers Conference, where they attended different workshops on writing and heard a keynote speech from best-selling author, Jacquelyn Mitchard.
C-SC students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding area enjoyed a speech from best-selling author, Jacquelyn Mitchard, as a part of the annual Kraus Lecture, which takes place on the C-SC campus every year to commemorate Betsy Curtright Kraus.