Thursday, November 11, 2010
Scholarship donors meet recipients
Culver-Stockton College hosted its annual scholarship luncheon recently to honor both scholarship students and the donors who make the annual and endowed scholarships possible. The luncheon allows the college to express its appreciation for the generosity of donors. According to Eric Barkley, director of advancement and alumni programs at Culver-Stockton College, it means a great deal to donors to get to know the students they are assisting and it makes their support feel more personal. "This is a very special event for both our donors and recipients, as they have the opportunity to meet in person and share their very own stories with one another," said Barkley. "Our program was moved to the fall this year, as opposed to our usual spring event in an effort to build these important relationships much earlier. We had a terrific turnout in terms of the number of students and donors attending and you could just tell there were many outstanding and interesting conversations happening throughout the event. I must say we are very proud of our students and extremely grateful for the generosity of our alumni and friends who sponsor scholarships at C-SC." Around 100 donors, scholarship representatives and students attended the annual luncheon.
C-SC Kappa Alpha Psi chapter reinstalled
After 13 years of inactivity, the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity is returning to Culver-Stockton College. The new member class was presented to the C-SC campus during their Probate Show held Oct. 28. During the show, which was held after the intake period, new members performed a step routine as part of their introduction to the public. It was 1997 when C-SC last had a member of Kappa Alpha Psi on campus, but since then the Eta Kappa charter for the fraternity has remained in place. Kurt McKay, freshman music education major from Florissant, Mo.; Wayne Morris, junior sports management major from Webster Groves, Mo.; and Brian Richardson, junior sports management major from Saginaw, Mich., make up the newly initiated member class. The three will now begin working to recruit more members and rejuvenate the chapter. The Eta Kappa charter for Kappa Alpha Psi went inactive because of a loss of members. A national moratorium on recruitment took place between 1994 and 1996. During that time, all of C-SC's active members of the fraternity graduated leaving no one behind to lead the chapter in recruitment when the moratorium ended. Kappa Alpha Psi is a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, a council consisting of national historically African American fraternities. NPHC requires a student-base interest to start a chapter. Morris and Richardson, now juniors, have been attempting to revive the chapter since their first year at C-SC; however, they needed a willing, active Kappa Alpha Psi member to serve as an advisor. Their prayers were answered when Joe Stubbs, a Kappa alumnus, was hired as Culver-Stockton's Greek Life coordinator. Stubbs has since been working closely to help with the Eta Kappa reinstallation process for Kappa Alpha Psi. He says he plans to continue working with the group to get the chapter back on track with other Greek organizations on campus. The newly revived fraternity is already garnering interest on campus. For more information on C-SC Greek Life, visit www.culver.edu/currentstudents/greeklife. To learn more about Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., visit www.kappaalphapsi1911.com.
Impressive finish for C-SC Mock Trial team in tough tournament
The Culver-Stockton College Mock Trial team is celebrating another impressive finish after competing at the Illinois State University Invitational. In a field of 32 teams, Culver-Stockton finished 10th, with a final record of 4-3-1. Dallas Spurgeon also received individual recognition, winning the "Best Witness" award. The tournament held Oct. 6-7 at the McLean County Law and Justice Center in Bloomington, Ill., is considered one of the toughest in the Midwest."At this tournament our students finished in the top third of the pack. The majority of the schools finishing ahead of us were large colleges and universities. Mock Trial doesn't have divisions like the NCAA, so we have to compete against huge schools such as the University of Illinois and Illinois State University," explains Judy Abbott, C-SC senior lecturer of criminal justice and law and founder of the C-SC Mock Trial program. Abbott also added that finishing among the top ten is a huge boost for the C-SC Mock Trial program, which is only its second year of AMTA competition. Mock Trial is a simulated trial between two teams. The teams of 6-8 students represent either the prosecution in a criminal case (plaintiff, in a civil case) or the defense. The simulated trials are judged by real-life judges, attorneys and law students. The purpose of Mock Trial at the undergraduate level is to have students read and analyze a set of facts, prepare their case for the courtroom and develop basic litigation skills in the process. For more information on C-SC's Mock Trial program visit www.culver.edu/humanities/trial.
Nursing and Athletic Training Visit Day scheduled
Culver-Stockton College will host a visit day for high school students and those interested in transferring to C-SC on Friday, Nov. 12, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. "Nursing and athletic training are two of the most popular and in-demand career fields in the country. At Culver-Stockton College, we're proud to offer these two highly specialized areas of study. We're also thrilled to offer prospective students the chance to learn more about these academic programs and all the unique and exciting opportunities we have to offer at C-SC," explains Kim Uhlmeyer, Culver-Stockton director of admission operations. The day will include a meeting with admissions counselors, a financial aid session, lunch, a campus tour and a student and faculty panel. Prospective nursing students will travel to Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing in Quincy, Ill., to finish the day with a tour of the nursing school and a "Why Nursing?" session. Those interested in the Athletic Training program will remain on C-SC's campus for a tour of the program's facilities as well as a "Why C-SC's Athletic Training Education Program?" session. For more information, call (800) 537-1883 or e-mail email@example.com. A registration form is available online at www.culver.edu.
C-SC to present Masterworks Concert Nov. 14
The choirs of Culver-Stockton College will perform a Masterworks Concert on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. Under the direction of Kevin Baker, director of choral activities, the combined choirs of Culver-Stockton College will perform one of the most famous musical works of all time, Handel's "Messiah." This beloved work contains well-known choruses and will feature many of the solo works as well. The concert will end with the traditional "Hallelujah" chorus. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the C-SC Fine Arts Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 288-6413.
Recruiting firm principal gives tips to C-SC students
Ken Amsinger, principal of Keystone Partnership, a professional recruiting firm from St. Louis, was on the Culver-Stockton campus Thursday, Oct. 28 and Friday, Oct. 29. He presented a seminar Thursday afternoon to students about resume writing and interviewing. On Friday morning, Amsinger was a guest speaker in C-SC Professor of Business Administration, Jim Cosgrove's "Human Resource Management" class. Amsinger has a long history as a professional recruiter and has previously been a guest in the college's seminars and classrooms. Cosgrove commented that, "Amsinger gives the students valuable tips on how to interview, including tips about appearance, notes to take and questions to ask. His expertise in this specialized field is of tremendous value to those of us in the Business Division."
Wildcats place four on All-HAAC Team
The Culver-Stockton College men's soccer team placed four players on the 2010 Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference soccer team. Senior defender Joseph Demosthene and senior midfielder Judner Joseph were named to the second team, while junior forward Brian Davidson and sophomore forward Matt Havermale were named to the third team. Demosthene, of Boynton Beach, Fla., (Atlantic HS / Jefferson College) played sweeper for the Wildcats and did not score a goal. However, he played sideline-to-sideline and was a stalwart defensively. He was a third team All-HAAC selection in 2009. Joseph, of Miami, Fla., (Atlantic HS / Jefferson College), was a force in the middle of the Wildcat lineup. He netted five goals, including a hat trick on Oct. 9 against Avila, and recorded four assists to finish with 14 points, second on the team. Davidson, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., (Jackson HS), led the Wildcats with six goals, including three game-winning goals. He also assisted on three other goals to finish with a team-high 15 points. Havermale, of Quincy, Ill., (Quincy HS / St. Ambrose University, played in all 18 matches for the Wildcats, recording two goals and one assist for five total points in his first season as a Wildcat. The Culver-Stockton men finished the 2010 season with a 6-11-1 overall record and a 1-7 mark in the HAAC.
MacBride named to All-HAAC team
The Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team placed just one player on the 2010 Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference soccer team. Junior midfielder Katie MacBride was the only member of the Lady Wildcats to be honored, as she was named to the third team. MacBride, of River Falls, Wis., (River Falls HS / Northern Iowa University), registered four goals in the 17 matches in which she appeared. In addition, MacBride totaled a team-high 10 assists and had one game-winning goal for the Lady Wildcats. The Culver-Stockton women finished with a 7-8-3 overall record and a 0-6-3 mark in the HAAC.
Cash for textbooks
A representative from MSB Direct will be on campus Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Logo Store to buy student textbooks. Student will be able to receive cash for their books and not have to worry about mailing them back, if they visit the MBS table on those three days.