Thursday, October 7, 2010
Culver-Stockton to host Missouri congressional candidate
The Culver-Stockton College Department of Politics, Law and Justice and the student organization IDEAS will host a town hall meeting with Chris Dwyer, Libertarian candidate for Missouri's 9th Congressional District. The meeting will begin at 11:45 on Wednesday, Oct. 13 in Meaders Lounge in the Gladys Crown Center on the C-SC campus. Doors open at 11:30 and guests may bring their lunch to the session. The event is free to the public and promises to be an informative and engaging experience. Founded in 1971, the Libertarian party is America's third largest political party and plays an important, if sometimes unappreciated, role in American government and politics. About 15 percent of the electorate lean Libertarian and nearly 150 elected offices nationwide are held by Libertarians. The party traditionally emphasizes individual liberty in both economic and personal matters and seeks to drastically limit the role of government. Midterm elections are merely days away. Don't miss this opportunity to openly exchange ideas with our district's Libertarian candidate for Congress. Mr. Dwyer joins us on the campaign trail and is uniquely qualified to discuss a host of issues that directly impact our community. The town hall meeting is offered as a part of C-SC's Academic and Cultural Events program. The Academic and Cultural Events program is an integral part of the college's liberal arts education. These events broaden academic pursuits, introduce current issues, serve as a forum for ethical concerns, offer cultural breadth and refinement, and stimulate new directions and perspectives for thought.
2010 Homecoming royalty and winners
Culver-Stockton College is proud to announce the winners from the 2010 Homecoming celebration. Homecoming court: King - Adam Lee, senior athletic training major, Pittsfield, Ill.; Queen - Whitney Gibler, senior English major, Foley, Mo.; Junior Prince - Corey Meyer, junior religion major, Independence, Mo.; Junior Princess - Dakota McKee, junior theatre major, Pittsfield, Ill.; Sophomore Prince - Aden Eilts, sophomore music major, Prairie Village, Kan.; Sophomore Princess - Julianna Gillam, psychology and occupational therapy major, Media, Ill.; Freshman Prince - Patrick Wilson, music education major, St. Peters, Mo.; Freshman Princess - Flossie Ellyson, nursing major, Clarence, Mo. Parade winners: 1st - Lewis County Nursing Home; 2nd - Theta Alpha Phi; 3rd - Press News Journal. Homecoming week winners: Greek Division and Overall winners - Sigma Kappa and Tau Kappa Epsilon; Residential Life Division - Johnson/McDonald/Weldon Halls. Band winners: Junior High/Middle School Division: 1st - Canton Junior High School; 2nd - Palmyra Middle School. Class A Division (Schools less than 200 students or combined HS/JHS bands): 1st - Green City High School; 2nd - Novinger High School; 3rd - Knox County High School. Class AA Division (Schools more than 200 students): 1st Highland High School; 2nd Palmyra High School.
Natascha Lord earns weekly HAAC honor
Culver-Stockton College junior Natascha Lord has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for her play in three matches last week. Lord, a midfielder from Waynesville, Mo. (Waynesville HS / Cottey College) netted four goals and added an assist as the Lady Wildcats finished 2-0-1 on the week. Lord tallied two goals, including the game-winner, in the Lady Wildcats' come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Mount Mercy (Iowa) on Friday, Oct. 1. She also scored the Lady Wildcats' first goal against Lindenwood, which helped the Lady Wildcats salvage a 2-2 tie and end a 28-match losing streak inside HAAC play on Sept. 29. Lord also netted a goal and an assist in a 9-0 victory at Harris-Stowe State University on Sept. 27. Lord leads the Lady Wildcats with seven goals this season. She also has recorded two assists for a team-leading 16 points. She is ranked sixth in the HAAC in points per game, averaging two points per game, and she is ranked seventh in goals per game, averaging 0.88 goals per contest.
Students attend lecture given by U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Students from Culver-Stockton College had the rare opportunity to hear a lecture from a sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice during a recent visit to Drake University Law School. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. was the featured speaker during the Dwight D. Opperman Lecture in Constitutional Law at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Students from C-SC's "Law Advocacy" class attended the lecture held Sept. 30. Justice Alito spoke about how oral advocacy at the Supreme Court has changed throughout history. During the visit, Culver-Stockton pre-law students also had the opportunity to tour the Drake University Campus and attend a panel discussion with current law students. "This was a great experience for our students to hear a Supreme Court Justice speak, as well as having a chance to speak to law students at Drake," said Judy Abbott, pre-law advisor at Culver-Stockton.
C-SC Professor has two works accepted into "Originale" Art Exhibit
Robert Kennon, Associate Professor of Art and Design had two works "Monolith at Dusk" and "Apocalyptic Vision" accepted into the "Originale" Art Exhibit at the Hannibal Arts Council. The show runs from September 17-October 30, 2010.
Fifth Annual Business Ethics Week Celebrated On Campus
On Tuesday, September 28, four classes - three classes from business and one from criminal justice participated in a Town Hall Meeting as a part of the fifth annual Business Ethics Week. The Business Division faculty, assisted by Pre-Law Senior Lecturer Judy Abbott, challenged students to assume the roles of participants in a Town Hall meeting that focused on a local company relocating its operations to Mexico. Students assumed positions representing the interests of laid off workers, stockholders, company management, state politicians, Mexican workers, and community protesters. After lively protest and discussion, Professor Jim Cosgrove summarized the need for ethical decision that considers all stakeholders involved in a situation such as this. In addition to the Town Hall event, the Promotional Management class developed pro and con campaigns for the genetically modified "super salmon" that is currently under consideration for FDA approval. Teams of Intermediate Accounting students discussed an ethical dilemma of improper expense reporting and the impact on various financial statement users. A tabletop display in the Herrick Center features the code of ethics for the IMA and Students in Free Enterprise and the definitions of ethics and social responsibility.