Thursday, September 24 , 2009
Culver-Stockton adds block party to Homecoming Events
The Canton community, Culver-Stockton alumni, current students, faculty and staff are all invited to "The Taste of Canton" block party, which will take place under the big white tent in the City Hall parking lot at 5th and Lewis Streets in Canton on Saturday, September 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. This family-friendly event is new and being held as part of the celebration of C-SC's annual Homecoming. More than 15 vendors, which include many of the Canton restaurants, will have booths set up to showcase what they have to offer. The block party will also include live music by Cheeks McGee. Other Homecoming events on Saturday include the 5K fun run/walk, co-sponsored by Canton State Bank, with a 7 a.m. check in at Henderson Hall on campus; the Homecoming parade through downtown Canton, which steps out at 10 a.m.; and the football game against Avila, with pre-game ceremonies at 1:30 p.m. and kickoff at 2 p.m. A full list of Homecoming events can be found online.
2009 C-SC grad lands work with Chicago premiere of new Broadway show
Nicole Herrington, who graduated from Culver-Stockton College just last May, has been selected as the production assistant/intern for the new Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwerth production, The Addams Family Musical. The musical is in rehearsals for its December 9, 2009, premiere in Chicago at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre. Following its Chicago run, the show will preview on March 4, 2010, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, with an official opening April 8. Lane and Neuwerth, who are both winners of the Tony Award, will appear as Gomez and Morticia in the new musical. Herrington, who hopes to continue with the company when they leave Chicago for New York, got her break through her summer internship with Theatre Aspen in Colorado. Read more online.
C-SC Announces 2009 Hall of Fame Class
Jacob Schneider, the 1939 football team, the 1940 football team and the 1998 baseball team will be enshrined into the Culver-Stockton College Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming activities Sept. 25-27. The inductees will be honored at the Culver-Stockton College Alumni Recognition Banquet from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, September 25, at the Holiday Inn-East in Quincy, Ill. They will also be recognized before the Homecoming football game with Avila University on Saturday, September 26. Jacob Schneider, a 1999 graduate and native of Chesterfield, Mo., is the second soccer player to be inducted into the Culver-Stockton Hall of Fame, joining Matt Hacker, who was inducted in 2007. The 1939 football team took Culver-Stockton, for the first time, to the pinnacle of success when it shared the Missouri Collegiate Athletic Union (MCAU) championship with Missouri Valley College. Fresh off its co-championship the year before, the 1940 football team took it a step further and captured the first outright football championship with a perfect 4-0 mark. The 1998 baseball team, coached by Wes Shaw, put the Wildcat baseball program on the map at the national level. The Wildcats finished the 1998 season with a then school-record 39 victories (against 17 losses) and won their second straight Heart of America Athletic Conference regular season championship. Read full story online.
C-SC observing Business Ethics Week
The Culver-Stockton College business division is celebrating the fourth annual Business Ethics Week September 21-25. During the week, business faculty will use their classes to highlight ethical scenarios that students may encounter in the real world. Marketing students will create a display outlining their opinions on the ethical marketing of children's cereals and tobacco products. Students in "Principles of Accounting" will analyze true cases of fraud in the workplace and discuss the punishment of the perpetrators. Finance students will view "The Smartest Guys in the Room," which tells the story of Enron - one of history's greatest business scandals. Business faculty and the business student groups, Students in Free Enterprise/Phi Beta Lambda (SIFE/PBL) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), have developed a display focusing on ethics in the workplace. The display is located in the foyer of the Herrick Foundation Center. The groups also will highlight various organizations' codes of ethics. Read full story online.
History senior seminar class visits Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Patrick Hotle, professor of history and Scott Giltner, assistant professor of history, took the history senior seminar class on a day trip to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa, recently. The day began in West Branch with a tour of the Hoover Museum given by a docent, followed by a very informative tour of the historic site by a National Park Service ranger. After that, the class screened a 30 minute film on Hoover's life and times, followed by a picnic lunch on the grounds. After lunch, the class met with two of the archivists at the Hoover Library, who spoke about finding a career in public history, explained how presidential libraries are created and maintained, and answered questions about President Hoover. They even provided a guided tour of the archives' stacks (with security guard in tow) to explain the inner workings of a very impressive archive that the public normally does not see. After the meeting with the archivists, the class visited the graves of Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou, afterwards departing for Iowa City and a welcome dinner of Indian food before returning to Canton.
C-SC education majors get a lesson in DIBELS
Several C-SC education majors had the opportunity to speak with Pat Miller, who works at Canton R-V, about DIBELS, an assessment procedure that is intended to evaluate emergent readers (K-2) in the areas of phonological and phonemic awareness - the building blocks of creating good readers. Without these building blocks, children will not be successful in later grades. This assessment must be balanced with many read-alouds, early introduction to chapter books, providing independent reading time with individual choice, shared reading, guided reading, etc. Used by Canton R-V and the Highland district. Other districts use a variety of assessment measures that essentially achieve the same results. Letters, sounds, and recognizing 'parts' of words is essential for successful lifelong reading habits.
SATO silent auction
The Student Athletic Training Organization (SATO) is hosting a silent auction at the tables outside the cafe every lunch and dinner. This auction raises money for the Athletic Training polos they wear during clinical rotations, liability insurance, and multiple other things to help complete our education at C-SC. Some items in the silent auction include, Nike gear, gym memberships, water guns, gift certificates to multiple restaurants and stores, massages by athletic training students, Red Sox memorabilia, a full-size hammock, Culver-Stockton window decals, and much more. The silent auction will conclude at the end of the Homecoming football game, so make sure you bid on items you are interested in soon. For more information contact Ashley Boehle, president of SATO, at email@example.com.