Thursday, March 25, 2010
Minter tabbed as next women's basketball
Seth Minter has been named the next head women's basketball coach at Culver-Stockton College. Minter, a 2006 graduate of Culver-Stockton, spent the last three years as the head girls coach at Canton High School, which included two trips to the Missouri Class 2 Girls State Basketball Tournament where they finished second in 2009 and fourth in 2010. He compiled a 77-13 overall record at Canton, an .856 winning percentage that is the best in the program's history, and his teams were ranked in the Missouri Coaches Top 10 poll each year, achieving the top ranking in the state during the 2008-09 season. During his tenure at Canton, Minter oversaw a program that set school records for victories in a season (29) in 2008-09, points per game (67.4), points allowed (38.6), assists per game (17.3) and field goal percentage (54%). Minter has coached six all-state players, eight all-district selections, four 1,000-point scorers, one 2,000-point scorer, and one 1,000-rebounder. He has twice been named District Coach of the Year, and was runner-up for the Robert Fairchild Coach of the Year in the State of Missouri in 2009. He was also named KHQA TV 7 and KRES radio Coach of the Year in 2009. Minter graduated from Culver-Stockton in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in physical education/health, and he is candidate for a master's degree in education from William Woods University in 2010. While a student at C-SC, Minter was a four-year letterwinner on the baseball team where he holds the school record for strikeouts in a career with 201. He is second all-time in victories with 20, and he is third all-time with 226.1 innings pitched. He was named to the all-conference team twice, including a first-team selection in 2005, and was an All-Region V selection in 2005. Full story is available online.
C-SC Up 'Til Dawn raises over $38,000 for St. Jude
C-SC students packed the gym on the C-SC campus, recently and prepared to stay Up 'Til Dawn at an annual event to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Those donations received, as well as those from businesses, reached a total of over $38,000 to be sent straight to the hospital working toward curing cancer in children each day. At the finale party, there were competitions, video games, crafts, music, volleyball, basketball, and four-square games, available all night. Time was also spent awarding honors to those who participated. After hours of waiting, at midnight, the faculty advisor of Up 'Til Dawn, Brent Reynolds, chaplain of the college, began revealing the total number of dollars raised: $38,004.70. "Working as advisor was fun, easy, and meaningful," Reynolds stated. "The students did the majority of work with passion and professionalism. I am proud of all they did and the results they achieved."
Rev. Geoffrey Mitchell to speak at C-SC Lenten Assembly
Reverend Geoffrey Mitchell, senior minister at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Keokuk, Iowa will speak during the Lenten Assembly, Thursday, April 1, at 11:30 a.m. in the Merillat Chapel, located in the Performing Arts Center on the Culver-Stockton College campus. Rev. Mitchell has been involved in the First Christian Church since 1984; he became an associate minister at the First Christian Church in Keokuk, Iowa in 2007. He currently teaches the Saturday Night Alive contemporary worship service as well as Sunday worships. He is involved in the leadership and discipleship of the church and leads the gospel class with his wife, Marissa. The Lenten assembly will be a celebration of Easter. The event is free and open to the public. It is also a part of C-SC's Academic and Cultural Events program. For more information about the event contact Brent Reynolds, C-SC Chaplin, at 573-288-6420 or email@example.com.
Culver-Stockton to host instructor's book signing
Carol W. Nichols, Culver-Stockton College adjunct humanities instructor, has launched a new pressing of An Illuminated and Illustrated Manuscript of the Gospel of Thomas, her accurate reproduction of the original manuscript of the Gospel of Thomas. She will be holding a reception and book signing hosted by the C-SC Humanities Division and library staff on Thursday, March 25 at 4 p.m. in the Johann Memorial Library's West Wing. The printings of the 2006 manuscript were launched with a book signing at Great Debate Books in Quincy, Ill. on March 18. This event is historically significant because the last known copy of a hand-written manuscript of this Gospel was completed around 350 C.E. in Northern Egypt. When re-written by Nichols in the style of a medieval document, her effort became the first hand-written, artistic treatment of the Gospel in over 1,600 years. The printed books include an informative introduction by Nichols and a foreword by Dr. Marvin Meyer, one of the most prominent Early Christian studies scholars and Coptic translators found in the world today. The books are hard bound, cloth-covered, and stitched. At the reception and signing at Culver-Stockton, she will also have the 2006 manuscript from which the other copies were created on display for the public. Any profits from this venture will fund other manuscripts and printings as well as a newly formed not-for-profit organization.
Diane Graham to speak at next Business Leadership Exchange Lecture
Culver-Stockton College will host Diane Graham '76, CEO and chairman of The STRATCO GLOBAL companies, STRATCO®, Inc., and ECOPATH®, as the speaker for the March 30, Business Leadership Exchange Lecture Series. Her presentation, Roller coasters need lubricating grease- an entrepreneur's story, will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Merillat Recital Hall, located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC Campus. In addition to being CEO and chairman of The STRATCO GLOBAL companies, STRATCO®, Inc., and ECOPATH®, Graham is also currently a member of the International Women's Forum, The Committee of 200, board member at Arizona State University, and board of directors for the National Petroleum Council. In the past she has served as president and member of the board of directors for the National Lubricating Grease Institute, founder of STRATCO's Giving Network, and founded Women Helping Women Golf Tournament to benefit underprivileged women and children in the Kansas City area. Also, under the Clinton administration, Graham was appointed to the Board of the Ron Brown Corporate Citizenship Award in 1996 and the Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality for the Health Care Industry. The Culver-Stockton Business Leadership Exchange Lecture Series is funded by Ron Leftwich, class of 1964, and Susie Leftwich and supported by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Chapter. For more information, contact Dell Ann Janney, professor of accounting and the chair of the Business Division at 573-288-6388, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The BLE events are free and open to the public and a part of C-SC's academic and cultural events program.