Thursday, November 5, 2009
C-SC receives $2 million gift for student travel abroad; largest single gift from individual in history of college
A St. Louis businessman has anonymously donated $2 million to Culver-Stockton College to create an experiential learning and travel fund as a source of grants to help finance students' travel abroad as part of the C-SC curriculum. The $2 million donation is the largest single gift from an individual donor in the college's 156-year history. "We are extremely grateful to this good friend of the college for supporting our study abroad programs, which we believe are among the most important features of the Culver-Stockton curriculum," said Culver-Stockton President Richard D. Valentine. "We believe that study abroad enriches our students' educational experience and gives them a much greater appreciation of the world in which we live, its many-cultured richness, and the complexity of today's global economy." The full story is available online.
C-SC Family Weekend November 13-15
Culver-Stockton College will host its 2009 Family Weekend from Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 15. The weekend kicks off Friday with opportunities to participate in a chili cook off and to participate in the C-SC version of the television game show "Family Feud" at 7 p.m. in Meaders Lounge. Families also can spend a relaxing night watching a movie at the Lewis Street Playhouse at 7 p.m. or head over to the Alexander Campbell Auditorium to enjoy the sounds of C-SC's Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Jazz Ensembles presenting a "Spotlight on Music" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday events include a "Mingle at Pillars from 10 - 11:30 a.m., and the Wildcat football team will host Evangel University at 1 p.m. at Ellison Poulton Stadium with free admission for C-SC families. Pre-game events include a tailgate at 11 a.m. north of the press box sponsored by the Wildcat Parents' Football Club; a brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the main dining room of the Gladys Crown Student Center; and a hog roast from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cat's Pause, hosted by the C-SC Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. Saturday night at 7:30, C-SC's 24th annual guest artist production, The Boys Next Door, will be performed in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium. On Sunday, breakfast will be available in the cafeteria from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., with brunch served from 12 -1 p.m. The Boys Next Door will be performed again at 2 p.m. A Symphonic and Wind Ensemble Concert will cap the weekend at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium.
C-SC Mock Trial Team takes home two individual awards at first-ever tournament
Culver-Stockton College's mock trial team recently competed in its first-ever American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) invitational tournament, the Quincy University Riverside Classic, from which the C-SC team brought home two individual awards. Individual awards for outstanding attorney and outstanding witness went to Ian Heath, sophomore, theatre and legal studies major from St. Louis, Mo. Heath earned the outstanding witness award for his work as Dr. Loren Charney, a forensic entomologist, who was hired by the defense to give an opinion on the time of death of the victim. Heath also participated on the prosecution team, delivering the opening statement and examining a prosecution witness, which earned him the outstanding attorney award. "The competition was both really fun; and, although nerve-wracking at first, very rewarding. We did amazing as a team, and I think that we are much more prepared for the tournament coming up in November. I was really honored to receive the rewards, a bit taken aback and surprised, but truly thankful. It was thrilling to be in the court, whether it was as an attorney or as a witness, and it really is an experience that I hope more people at Culver-Stockton get to participate in," said Heath. "I am very proud of the job our team did in their first tournament," added Judy Abbott, senior lecturer in criminal justice and legal studies. "They lost one ballot by one point, which was a heart breaker. The other round they lost against Quincy University, who went on to tie for first place in the tournament, so our kids had some stiff competition." The full story is available online.
Netters get big victory on Senior Night
The Culver-Stockton College volleyball team netted a Heart of America Athletic Conference victory over Avila University Tuesday night at Charles Field House.The victory puts the Wildcats in the HAAC Tournament as the eighth seed as Missouri Valley and Central Methodist both lost on Tuesday night. C-SC will play at top-seeded Lindenwood tentatively at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. Against Avila, the Wildcats made quick work of the Eagles, winning in straight sets 25-12, 25-16, 25-13. Senior Kayla Duncan made senior night memorable as she totaled a team-high 11 kills and had 17 digs. Ericka Wanless complemented Duncan with seven kills, while Ashlie Turza and Rachel Larson garnered six kills each. Defensively, Kallie Sinkus led the way with 19 digs for the Wildcats. Brittany Koetters, who had 32 set assists, contributed 11 digs, while Larson recorded six blocks.
Koetters named HAAC Setter of the Week
Culver-Stockton College setter Brittany Koetters has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Setter of the Week for her performance in four matches last week. Koetters, a junior from Coatsburg, Ill., was named after leading the conference with an average of 10 set assists during the week. She garnered 67 set assists in a five-game victory over Missouri Valley on October 27. In that match, Koetters became the school's all-time leader in set assists, surpassing Jennifer Segerstrom, who had totaled 3,488 assists from 1993-96. Koetters currently has 3,617 set assists in her career. In addition, Koetters also recorded 2.93 digs and did not commit a service error on 65 service attempts for the week. For the season, Koetters is averaging 9.1 assists per game, which places her fifth in the HAAC in that category. She is averaging 2.49 digs per game and has a service percentage of 95.9 percent.