Thursday, April 8, 2010
C-SC senior to present research to largest gathering of microbiologists in the world
Culver-Stockton College senior Jessica Webb, biology major from Lewistown, Ill., has had her senior research project accepted for presentation into the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, the largest annual gathering of Microbiologists in the world. The meeting will be held in San Diego, Calif., May 23 - 27, 2010. This year's meeting will bring together many relevant and diverse aspects of microbiology including nanotechnology, infectious diseases, and microbes in extinction events. Over 13,000 people will attend the conference and more than 2,000 projects will be presented. Webb will present her research project dealing with nitrogen-fixing bacteria called Rhizobia, on May 26, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center. A Rhizobuim bacterium converts nitrogen in the soil into a form that can be used by plants. For her research Webb has taken soil samples from nearby crop fields and conducts research on Rhizobium bacteria and how they work to fix nitrogen in the soil. "Farmers add Nitrogen to fields using chemical fertilizers which can have harmful effects on the environment as well as consumers," said Webb. "I hope my research will take steps toward a safer way to ensure good crop yields." Full story is available online.
C-SC student teachers are enthusiastic after education career fair
Recent headlines regarding school financing and layoffs can be discouraging to graduating student teachers. However, this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the twenty Culver-Stockton College student teachers who were able to meet with representatives from surrounding school districts at the Education Career Fair and Interview Day held recently on the C-SC campus. Every year the C-SC Education Division brings representatives from school districts in the area to meet with and interview graduating student teachers from C-SC. This year more than 60 interviews were conducted with C-SC students. School districts who attended this year's event include: Adair County R-2, Brashear, Mo.; Knox County School District, Edina, Mo.; Mark Twain High School, Center, Mo.; Canton R-V School District, Canton, Mo.; Liberty School District, Liberty, Ill.; Keokuk Community School District, Keokuk, Iowa; and East-West Ministries, Dallas, Texas. Danielle Adams, senior early childhood education major from Lewistown, Mo., said she felt the career fair "was very beneficial in preparing her for further interviews." Tom Fallert, senior physical education major from Troy, Mo., said "it was very productive and it was nice to go through the process for the first time in familiar surroundings." Full story is available online.
C-SC to showcase student art
Culver-Stockton College will show the artwork of C-SC students in the Student Honors Show, Thursday, April 22 through Friday, May 7, in the Mabee Art Gallery, located in the Herrick Foundation Center on the C-SC campus. An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. with remarks from judge, K. Nadine Mitchell, from Quincy, Ill. Mitchell earned her bachelor's degree in art with an emphasis in painting and drawing from Judson College, Elgin, Ill., and her master of fine arts degree from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga. She also studied at the Lacoste School of the Arts in France. Mitchell's work has recently been featured in St. Louis, Mo., at the Art St. Louis XXV and Flax Gallery/Art Dimensions. All Culver-Stockton students are eligible to enter their artwork to be judged for entry into the show between Tuesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 15 from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., in the Herrick Foundation Center. There is no entry fee and no limit on pieces one can enter. The artwork must have been made between April 2009 and April 2010, either in a C-SC art class or under the instruction of a C-SC faculty member. C-SC faculty will select the pieces that will be shown into the exhibit. Art selected for the show will be eligible to win best of show, first place, second place, third place, and honorable mention awards. The faculty will select a piece for the Faculty Award and the Kathleen J. Regier Award. The piece that receives best of show will receive a monetary award courtesy of C-SC alum, Dr. Thomas Spoerner. For more information about this event contact Jennifer Bock-Nelson at 573-288-6413 or email@example.com.
American Chemical Society presentation "Chemistry is for the Birds" to be held at C-SC
Culver-Stockton College will host Dr. Dwight Chasar, active member of the American Chemical Society from Northfield, Ohio, on Friday, April 16 at 7 p.m., in the Science Center, room 208.Chasar will give a presentation titled "Chemistry is for the Birds," a power point presentation that will study beauty and complexity of chemistry and birds. The presentation will discuss the chemical pigments that give birds color, the chemicals that birds use for survival in the wild, understanding bird dynamics and trying to understand bird migration. It is tailored toward general interest chemists, non-chemists, and junior high, high school, and college students. This presentation is free and open to the public. It is also a part of C-SC's Academic and Cultural Events program. For more information on this event contact Dr. Mohammed El-Bermawy, professor of chemistry/biology, at 573-288-6344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get cash for your books next week
MBS Direct will be on campus next week for students to trade their books in for cash. MBS Representatives will be in the One Stop Culver Shop on Wednesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives will also be in the logo store on Friday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.