Thursday, April 22, 2010
Culver-Stockton names new Athletic Director
Greg McVey, associate director of athletics at Quincy University (Ill.), has been named the new athletics director at Culver-Stockton College. McVey replaces Joel Dant, who announced last week his decision to step down as athletics director after just one year on the job. "Greg brings an extensive background in athletic administration and facility and event management, and comes from a prominent and respected athletics program," said C-SC President Dick Valentine. His enthusiasm and knowledge should serve us well as we work to continue to build our athletics program. "McVey was named associate athletic director at Quincy in 2007 after serving as the Hawks head baseball coach for the previous six seasons. As associate athletic director, McVey's responsibilities included compliance, game administration, budget oversight, staffing and athletic department development and fund raising. McVey interviewed for the position last year and was approached by college leadership once Joel Dant resigned in early April. "Culver-Stockton is a tremendous academic institution and I knew its athletic programs could be just as successful with strong leadership at the top," said McVey. "When I interviewed last year, I felt like my successful experience here at Quincy University could help move the Wildcat athletics forward in the community, the conference and the national stage." Read full story online.
Canton kindergarteners visit campus
The Big K kindergarten class from Canton R-V visited the Culver-Stockton Campus recently. The field trip was full of activities for the young students. The trip started off with the students being introduced to President Valentine and Wildcat Willie. They then traveled to the field house and participated in hula hoop aerobics with Ruth Zschoche and several of her students. The youngsters also participated in story time at the Johann Memorial Library where C-SC student, Jessica Krumrei and assistant librarian, Tammy Ellison read to them. The last stop on their trip was to the C-SC cafeteria where they enjoyed an ice cream treat before heading back to school.
Psychology students create concept map
C-SC students in the "History of Psychology" course took a unique approach to their final at the end of the Spring 12-week semester. The final consisted of creating a concept map depicting the history of psychology from ancient Greece to present. The students were split-up into seven groups, each group was assigned a different school of psychology, and then the students had to break down different concepts relating to the school in a concept map. The seven schools of psychology include: structuralism, cognitive psychology, behaviorism, functionalism, psychoanalysis, humanistic psychology, and gestalt psychology. "It was fun to do a hands-on final rather than a traditional final," said Danielle Wilson, senior psychology major from Bethalto, Ill. "You get to add your own touch to the project." To learn more about this project check out the class' facebook page.
Martin to play in all-star football game
Senior defensive back Juan Martin will represent Culver-Stockton in the fourth annual College Fanz Senior Classic football all-star game, set for Saturday, April 24, at 1 p.m. in Salina, Kan. The College Fanz Senior Classic pits 130 former NAIA football players against one another in a showcase of talent and character. Martin, who is expected to suit up for the American squad coached by Ottawa University (Kan.) Coach Kent Kessinger, is the third Wildcat player to appear in this game, joining Mike Rose and Tom McDaniel, who played in the inaugural game in 2007. Martin, a 5-10, 175-pound safety, was second on the team with 86 tackles last season for the Wildcats. He recorded 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles. He also was credited with six pass breakups. For his efforts, Martin was named to the HAAC all-conference team as a honorable mention selection. Wildcat assistant coaches Justin Gumm and Seth Bass will join Martin at the classic and coach the running backs and the wide receivers, respectively.