Thursday, April 29, 2010
Dr. R. Joseph Dieker to be 154th Annual Commencement Speaker
In recognition of his years of service to the college community, Culver-Stockton College announced Dr. R. Joseph Dieker, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, as this year's featured commencement speaker. Dieker will share his experiences on "the Hill" and highlight the challenges to come and the opportunities successful graduates can embrace. His successes as a teacher, musician, college leader and mentor will serve as an inspiring message for students graduating this year. "With Dr. Dieker's leadership, Culver-Stockton is in a good position moving forward," said President Richard Valentine. "He has been instrumental in providing a truly special and unique college experience for our students." Dieker has had many awards, accolades and accomplishments during his time on the Hill. He received the Burlington Northern Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching; his Wind Ensemble was selected to perform for the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference; under his leadership, the music department was accepted as an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, among others. Full story is available online.
Getting more for your educational dollar; C-SC freezes tuition
Of the colleges mentioned in the Washington Post article, Many Washington region colleges limit tuition increases, Culver-Stockton College compares well in terms of tuition costs. C-SC is nearly $4,000 under the 2009-2010 average private nonprofit college and will be even more under the 2010-2011 average. This, paired with a generous financial aid program, makes a Culver-Stockton degree very affordable, especially considering C-SC is one of the most unique academic curriculums in the nation. Even among top college institutions, Culver-Stockton is proving to be one of the best investments in their future a student can make.
National Touring Artist to Host Hillstock on May 8
This year's Hillstock music festival will be hosted by Ryanhood, a duo-band that has toured the country opening up for artists such as Jason Mraz, Kelly Clarkson, Lifehouse, Matt Nathanson, Mat Kearney, and the Plain White T's. The annual event is sponsored by the C-SC Campus Programming Council and located on the campus of Culver-Stockton College. Hillstock is free and open to the public. Culver-Stockton College will feature five bands during the day on Saturday, May 8, from 3 to 11 p.m. Bands featured this year include: Scratch Track, Persona Crown, Cohesion, and Cheeks McGee. Other Fun attractions of the day will include a Velcro wall, sumo suits and a dunk tank. Student organizations will be selling products for fundraising purposes. Student vendors include: a lemonade stand sponsored by Up 'til Dawn; pizza sold by the Institute of Management Accountants; snow cones from Sigma Sigma Sigma; a bake sale from the Black Student Union; a dunk tank sponsored by the Student Athletic Training Organization; walking tacos, soda, and hot dogs sold by Los Unidos Latinos; hamburgers from Delta Upsilon; hemp necklaces and bracelets from Sigma Kappa; and candy sold by Students in Free Enterprise. Hillstock is free and open to the public. For more information about the event contact Tegan Viggers at 573-288-6571 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the featured bands is available online.
C-SC psychology students' present research at ILLOWA
Psychology faculty members Dr. Greg Bohemier and Dr. Jill Compton and eight C-SC students attended the 37th annual ILLOWA undergraduate psychology conference hosted by Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill., recently. ILLOWA is one of the oldest continuing undergraduate psychology conferences in the United States. The conference gives students the opportunity to present their findings from an experiential research project and the chance to listen to a keynote speaker. C-SC student presentations given at the conference include: "Social Networking and Ruined Friendships," by Andria Carroll, Jennifer Jackson, and Heather Hennicke; "College Weight Control: Do Students Effectively Use Weight Loss Products and Exercise Together?," by Angelyna Hinkle and Amber Roach; "Students' Perceptions of College Professors: The Relationships among Student Gender, Professor Gender, and Professor Attire," by Danielle Wilson, Karrie Perry, and Andrea Hopkins; and "Interpersonal Communication and Social Networking," by Heather Hennicke and Jennifer Jackson.