Thursday, October 29 , 2009
Student cast announced for annual guest artist production
Culver-Stockton College has cast the 24th annual guest artist production, which stars guest artist Courtney Gains in Tom Griffin's humorous, light-hearted, The Boys Next Door. Gains will play Jack, a burned out social worker to four mentally challenged men. Ian Heath, theatre major from St. Louis, Mo., will serve as the understudy to Gains. Starring alongside Gains are Zach Martin, junior theatre major from Decatur, Ill., as Arnold Wiggens; Patrick Espanol, freshman, undeclared major from Chicago, Ill., as Lucien P. Smith; Patrick Parsons, junior criminal justice major from Memphis, Mo., will play Norman Bulansky; and Sean Myers, senior arts management major from Hannibal, Mo., will take on the role of Barry Klemper. Other cast members include Nick Johnson, freshman theatre major from Fieldon, Ill., as Mr. Hedges and Mr. Corbin; Travis Dahlhauser, junior speech education major from Rockford, Ill., as Senator Clarke and Mr. Klemper; Amanda Eisele, junior arts management major from Mexico, Mo., as Mrs. Fremus, Mrs. Warren, and Clara; and Kathy Holstein, freshman theatre major from Branson, Mo., as Sheila. Behind the scenes, Whitney Colston, sophomore theatre major from Neosho, Mo., will be the assistant director; Joey Burbach, sophomore vocal music education major from Grant City, Mo., will be the stage manager; and assistant stage manager roles will be taken on by Timothy Maples, freshman musical theatre major from Chicago, Ill., and Kirsten Sindelar, freshman musical theatre major from Sherrard, Ill. The full release is available online.
C-SC to host Biennial Faculty Exhibition
Culver-Stockton College will showcase art by faculty members in the Biennial Faculty Exhibition Thursday, November 5, through Friday, December 18, in the Mabee Art Gallery, located in the Herrick Foundation Center on the C-SC Campus. This year's show will feature art by several C-SC faculty members including, pottery and books of poetry by Al Beck, professor of art emeritus; digital photography by Joe Jorgenson, professor of art; printmaking by Robert Kennon, associate professor of art; paintings by Jennifer Bock-Nelson, adjunct faculty in art; and paintings by Pat Kerns, adjunct faculty in art. An opening reception will be held Thursday, November 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., with a gallery talk at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Culver-Stockton choirs study Vivaldi for masterworks concert
The Culver-Stockton College Chamber, Concert, and Collegiate choirs will join together to perform a work by Antonio Vivaldi for the second annual Masterworks Concert on Sunday, November 1, at 3 p.m. in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium, located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. Vivaldi is known as one of the greatest composers of the high Baroque era. The massed choirs will perform one of his best known works, "Gloria in D." The choirs will be accompanied by an orchestra comprised of regional Quincy Symphony Orchestra players. "The 'Gloria in D' is a traditional favorite of the holiday season. Exciting string parts and energetic choral passages combine to produce an outstanding work that represents Baroque music in its most popular guise," said Kevin Baker, C-SC associate professor of music.
Criminal justice classes visit court, hear from judge
Judge William Mays spoke in the C-SC "Judicial Process" class recently. He spoke to the class about the many aspects of drug court. The "Judicial Process" and "Trial Advocacy" classes are traveling to Monticello to sit in on the sentencing of Christopher Peirsee on Thursday. Peirsee has plead guilty to the February 3, killings of his 21-year-old wife, Patricia "Tish" Yarbrough Piersee, and the couple's five-month-old son, Landon.
Students get schooled in etiquette
Several C-SC business students participated in a business etiquette lecture sponsored by the career and internship center recently. The workshop was given by Callista Gould, certified etiquette instructor for the Culture and Manners Institute. During the workshop students learned how to give the best first impressions as well as how to have good posture, proper handshakes, and how to remember someone's name. One way to remember a person's name is to repeat it over and over to yourself after you first meet them. Gould also covered electronic etiquette that talked about cell phones, voicemail, e-mail, faxes, and even office space. It's important to have a tidy office space and to have proper manners when entering another person's office, don't barge in or interrupt someone on the phone. Students walked away with a wealth of etiquette knowledge that should help them in their career and internship searches.