Thursday, February 18, 2010
38th Annual Robison Lecture to feature Christian Theological Seminary faculty member
Culver-Stockton College's annual Robison Lecture in Religion is set for Tuesday, February 23, 2010. The lecture will feature Dr. Ron Allen from the Christian Theological Seminary (CTS), Indianapolis, Ind., giving a lecture titled, "Report from the Pew: What listeners say they value in preaching." The lecture will be at 7 p.m. in Merillat Chapel in the Alexander Campbell Performing Arts Center. Allen teaches preaching and Gospels and Letters at CTS where he has been since 1982. Prior to that he and his spouse, the Reverend Linda McKiernan-Allen, were co-ministers of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Grand Island, Neb. He has published 35 books, most recently, A Faith of Your Own: Naming What You Really Believe and Preaching and the Other. He recently directed a study of people who listen to sermons to determine the qualities in preaching that encourage them to pay attention. Allen and his spouse have five children: Canaan (28), Genesis (25), Moriah (22), Barek (22), and Sabbath (18). This event is part of C-SC's Academic and Cultural Events program and is free and open to the public. More information is available online.
C-SC Greeks receive national recognition
The Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils of Culver-Stockton College attended a conference hosted by the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV) February 11 through 14 in St. Louis, Mo. A portion of the convention is dedicated to recognizing outstanding programming efforts of university and college fraternity and sorority communities from across the United States and Canada. C-SC's councils received the top awards in their respective divisions. A special committee composed of college and university student affairs administrators from across the country judge each of the awards presented at the convention. Over 350 colleges and universities belong to the association and the AFLV Central Region convention is held annually with over 2,000 attendees. For the first time, the Culver-Stockton College Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils brought home the top awards in their division for outstanding council programming. Award divisions are based upon the number of fraternity and sorority chapters within each college or university campus community. The Panhellenic Council brought home the Sutherland Award recognizing the best programming by a sorority community, and the Interfraternity Council was awarded the Jellison Award for the top programming by a fraternity community. Along with winning the two most outstanding awards, the Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council received thirteen individual program awards falling within eight overall programming categories. Read more online.
Canton native speaks to students about career fulfillment
Culver-Stockton College recently welcomed Doug Smith, president of the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGC), as the speaker for the February 2, Business Leadership Exchange Lecture Series. In his presentation, "Recognizing Your Passion; One Man's Journey to Career Fulfillment," Smith discussed his personal career along with the challenges for contractors in the current economic climate. Smith is a lifelong resident of Missouri, growing up in Canton, attending Canton R-V High School, and graduating from Culver-Stockton College in 1989, with degrees in business administration, history and political science. He currently resides in Jefferson City, Mo. "Doug Smith has a wonderful ability to truly connect with our students," said Dr. Dell Ann Janney, professor of accounting and chairperson of the business division. "In his presentation, Doug shared about his personal experiences in his career path and how his journey led him to his passion. Doug has a refreshing sense of humor and provided students an inspirational perspective on traveling the road to success." During his presentation Smith shared the story of his college and post-college life and trying to answer the question "What do I want to do with my life?" He spoke to students, faculty and guests about his past careers and what he learned from them. He gave some key pieces of advice which included, be organized and prepared, learn as you go, remember people are your best resource, trust your gut, do not be satisfied, stay hungry, stay humble, do not be afraid to fall, and enjoy the ride. Read more online.
Wyman receives weekly honor from HAAC
Culver-Stockton College sprinter Blair Wyman has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week for her performance during the Missouri Valley College Indoor Invitational on Feb. 12 in Marshall, Mo. Wyman, a sophomore from East Peoria, Ill. (East Peoria HS / Illinois Central College), won the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.12 seconds, and placed second in the 55-meter dash with a season-best time of 7.61 seconds. Wyman and the rest of the Wildcat track and field team will compete in the HAAC Indoor Championships this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20, at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.