Thursday, March 4, 2010
C-SC Athletes Head to NAIA Indoor Championship
Four athletes from the C-SC track and field team are headed to the 2010 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships, which are scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, March 4-6, in Johnson City, Tenn. Junior Courtney Spann (Pleasant Plains, Ill.) will be the first to compete for the Wildcats in the women's 3,000-meter race walk final, which is scheduled for noon on Friday, March 5. Spann recorded the 12th-best qualifying time in the event with a season-best 16 minutes, 55.25 seconds. Sophomore sprinter Blair Wyman (East Peoria, Ill.) will also be action on Friday, competing in the women's 200-meter dash. Wyman, who set the 26th best qualifying time this season with a run of 26.23 seconds, will try to qualify for the semifinal race that evening at 6:05 pm (EST). The finals of the 200 are slated for Saturday at 2:35 p.m. (EST). The meet concludes on Saturday, March 6, with a full slate of events. Freshman Stefanos Koufidis (Athens, Greece) and sophomore Janet Plonka (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) will compete in the men's pole vault and the women's high jump, respectively. The pole vault is slated for 1:15 p.m. while the high jump is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Koufidis is the top qualifier in the pole vault with a mark of 17 feet, 2 inches. Plonka qualified in a tie for eighth in the event with a jump of 5 feet, 5 inches earlier this winter. More information is available online.
C-SC invites businesses to "Set Up for Success" with students
Culver-Stockton College is welcoming recruiters and human resource representatives from regional businesses on campus Tuesday, March 23 at 10 a.m. to meet potential interns and employees at the annual C-SC Career and Internship Fair. Outstanding regional employers will have a chance to represent their organization regarding current job opportunities, potential internships, summer work, and the current job market. They will also have a chance to learn about C-SC's new academic program, EXP@CSC; the basis of which is experiential learning. Because of EXP@CSC's hands-on learning, students can offer résumés that reflect recent and goal-oriented work experience. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with many different types of employers and network with them for future job/internship opportunities. All area businesses interested in attending the C-SC Career and Internship Fair to meet potential interns or employees, as well as students who may have questions about the event may contact Nancy Nish, C-SC career services coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-288-6536. Employers are asked to register for the event by March 10.
C-SC Concert and Chamber Choir to tour Missouri
The Culver-Stockton College Concert and Chamber Choirs will tour the state of Missouri, March 11-15. The choirs will stop at high schools each day and also perform evening concerts. The tour begins Thursday, March 11, with the choirs working with high school students at Palmyra High School, Palmyra, Mo., and Mexico High School, Mexico, Mo. That evening the choirs will perform at the Lake of the Ozarks Christian Church and stay overnight with congregation members. "The tour experience is something that the students work toward all year as they prepare to be the public face of music at Culver-Stockton College," said Dr. Kevin Baker, associate director of music and director of choral activities. "It bonds the current membership to each other through experiences that they remember all of their lives and it reacquaints our choir with alumni. It is a great experience for everyone involved." On Friday, March 12, the choirs will begin at Camdenton High School, Camdenton, Mo., and then move to Marshfield High School, Marshfield, Mo. The choirs will end the evening with a concert on the grand staircase at the Titanic Museum in Branson, Mo. The C-SC choirs will travel to Kansas City, Mo., to perform at the Community Christian Church morning service on Sunday, March 14, and end the day with an evening concert at Country Club Christian Church. The tour will end Monday, March 15 after the morning service at the Country Club Christian Church and an afternoon stop at Worth County High School in Grant City, Mo.
C-SC recently named to the President's Higher Ed Honor Roll
C-SC was recently named to the President's Higher Ed Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college can receive for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement, for their "Day of Service," held last summer on campus. During this event over 70 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends returned to campus to help paint, landscape, and assist with general campus improvements. The event was registered with The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Service America programs. It also leads President Obama's national call to service intiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov. Two more Culver-Stockton "Days of Service" are being organized for the spring and summer. Stay tuned for dates and times.
The Missouri Colleges Fund receives $30,000 donation from Monsanto Fund
The Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) recently announced that Monsanto Fund has contributed $30,000 to underwrite need-based scholarships at member schools. This grant from Monsanto Fund will provide science and math scholarships at each of the 16 member schools, which C-SC is included. The scholarships will be awarded by the member schools to students studying toward attaining degrees in science and math. MCF member schools are independent baccalaureate degree-granting liberal arts and comprehensive colleges and universities in the state of Missouri. Their income is derived primarily from private sources. "The Missouri Colleges Fund is helping to ensure bright futures for Missouri math and science college students by providing the financial means for a solid education," said Deborah Patterson, president, Monsanto Fund. "We are proud to support their mission and efforts of furthering math and science education in Missouri."
True Men to perform with the Quincy Symphony Chorus
The Quincy Symphony Chorus will host the True Men a cappella singers at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 6 at the Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ, at the corner of 9th and State streets in Quincy. The performance will showcase the most famous songs from Tony Award winning shows. True Men is a versatile all-male a cappella singing group from Truman State University. Made up of students from various majors and interests, True Men has consistently held a reputation of high-quality music and entertainment, performing songs from genres ranging from gospel to alternative rock. The Quincy Symphony Chorus will perform selections from Tony Award winning Broadway musicals. Favorite songs from shows such as South Pacific, The Lion King, Kiss Me Kate, Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, The Wiz, and Rent among others will be included in this choral revue celebrating Broadway's most well known musical shows. This event is a part of C-SC's Academic and Cultural Events program. Admission is free to C-SC faculty, staff, and students with your Culver ID.
Spring break reminders
During the Spring Break period, beginning March 5 at 6 p.m., residence halls and Greek chapter houses will be closed. All on-campus halls and houses will reopen at noon on Sunday, March 14. Please email email@example.com with any housing questions. The C-SC dining hall will close after lunch on March 5. It will reopen March 15 with regular dining hours. The Cat's Pause will close at 9 p.m. on March 5, be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 6 through March 11, be closed on March 12 & 13, and will be open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on March 14. Regular hours will resume in the Cat's Pause on March 15.