Thursday, September 16, 2010
Nationally syndicated talk show to feature Culver-Stockton College
Officials with Culver-Stockton College are excited to announce that the college will be featured in an upcoming episode of "Today in America" with Terry Bradshaw. The program will focus on the topics, trends and issues related to "The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today's Challenging Times" as part of the show's "American Education" series. The segment will take an in-depth look at how liberal arts institutions, like Culver-Stockton, are preparing students for the careers and job fields of the future by exposing them to a wide-range of subject matter, experiences and opportunities. "At Culver-Stockton we teach students how to think, not what to think," said C-SC President Richard Valentine. "That philosophy is the cornerstone of the liberal arts education, and we believe it is that approach to learning that gives our students the confidence, knowledge and ability they need to become the leaders of tomorrow," he added. "Today in America" will also profile Culver-Stockton's unique 12/3 week academic calendar, called EXP@CSC, and the many opportunities it offers students. Through EXP@CSC, students pursue several courses in the 12-week portion of the semester. In the 3-week term, most students focus primarily on one course. This allows students to immerse themselves in a subject of extreme interest, conduct research, take part in an internship or study abroad for coursework. "We are excited to welcome "Today in America,'" said Valentine. "Gaining the attention of a nationally syndicated television series further solidifies our belief that through EXP@CSC we are offering students the best possible education. This unique curriculum and the dedication of our faculty and staff truly set us apart from other institutions, and I am extremely proud that our small, liberal arts college is being recognized on a national level." Producers with "Today in America" will be recording on the campus of Culver-Stockton College Tuesday, Sept. 28. Several faculty, staff and students will be interviewed for the segment. Founded in 1853, Culver-Stockton is a private, liberal arts college and one of only two schools in the nation to adopt this immersive method of higher learning. For more information on Culver-Stockton College, or EXP@CSC visit www.culver.edu. More information about "Today in America" can be found at www.todayinamericatv.com.
Football and fun planned for second annual C-SC Community Day
Culver-Stockton College invites all area residents to Ellison Poulton Stadium for "Community Day" and the second home football game of the 2010 season on Saturday, Sept. 18. Admission is free to the game between the C-SC Wildcats and MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers. Kick-off is at 1 p.m. "Community Day" includes half-price concessions, free face painting and other fun family activities. "I would like to personally invite everyone to come out and enjoy Culver-Stockton College football on Sept. 18 for our second annual "Community Day" as the Wildcats take on MidAmerica Nazarene University in a Heart of America Athletic Conference matchup. The game begins at 1 p.m., admission is free to all and concessions are half-price for the day. I look forward to seeing each of you on what promises to be a great day full of fun and football," said Greg McVey, athletic director for Culver-Stockton College.
Culver-Stockton College students visit Missouri Supreme Court
A group of Culver-Stockton students recently had the chance to see the judicial process in motion during a trip to the Missouri Supreme Court. C-SC's "Judicial Process" and "Trial Advocacy" classes visited the Missouri Supreme Court in Jefferson City, Mo., on Sept. 7. The students were invited by Judge Mary Russell, who visited Culver-Stockton last spring for the dedication of the mock trial courtroom in Johann Memorial Library. During the visit students heard a case that was brought before the Missouri Supreme Court. The opportunity allowed students to experience, in a real situation, the tone of a courtroom as attorneys argued their case and judges presented questions. Students also enjoyed a question and answer session with Judge Russell, toured the courthouse and Judge Russell's chambers and had the opportunity to sit on the bench for a photo."Justice Russell is an inspiration," said Judy Abbott, senior lecturer of criminal justice/legal studies. "Her wit and charm made us all feel at ease and truly at home in the Missouri Supreme Court. This was truly a quintessential hands-on learning moment for us." While in Jefferson City, the class also toured the State Capitol Building including the House chamber, where laws are written. This was the first time the classes have visited the Missouri Supreme Court, but Abbott says she would like to make the trip an annual event.
C-SC to showcase alumni photography
Culver-Stockton College will showcase digital photography by three alums to kick off Homecoming 2010 events. Photos by Kent Kriegshauser '81, Ken Mitchell '84, and Kevin Dingman '86 will be on exhibit from Thursday, Sept. 30 through Friday, Oct. 29. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with a gallery talk beginning at 7 p.m. The reception and exhibit will be held in the Mabee Art Gallery located in the Herrick Foundation Center on the C-SC Campus. Kriegshauser has been a professional photojournalist for 27 years. He grew up in Pittsfield, Ill., where he decided at an early age that photography was his passion. He later sharpened his skills while working for his hometown newspaper, the Pike Press. He attended Culver-Stockton College in 1981 and moved on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications from Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill. Kriegshauser is currently a staff photographer at the Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill. He has also worked for the Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Ill.; the National Sports Daily, Chicago, Ill.; and Macomb Daily Journal, Macomb, Ill. He has done freelance photography work for the Chicago Tribune; Copley News Service; Sports Illustrated; and the Associated Press. Krieshauser has won several awards for his photography and has captured several different types of events both nationally and internationally. Mitchell has been an avid photographer for more than thirty years. He began shooting photos in the '70s and learned to develop film and take prints as a member of the Pittsfield High School Photography Club, where he was a photographer for the yearbook. After high school Mitchell attended Culver-Stockton College where he majored in journalism with an emphasis in photography. While a student at C-SC, Mitchell became involved with artistic photography under the guidance of Al Beck, C-SC professor of art emeritus, and took photos for the college newspaper, yearbook, and public relations office. After college, Mitchell worked as a photographer for the Quincy Herald-Whig and the Edina Sentinel. He also operated a photography studio in Edina, Mo., specializing in weddings and portraits. Mitchell currently has several ongoing photography projects, in addition to his journalistic sports photography for the Edina Sentinel and his personal local sports forum and news site, TriStateFans.com. Mitchell is an avid SCUBA diver and underwater photographer, and has photographed a wide variety of underwater environments. He is currently employed as a computer systems administrator and IT developer for Hawkins Insurance Group in Edina, Mo. His wife of 27 years, Jeanne, is also an avid sports and wildlife photographer and underwater videographer. Dingman received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art from Culver-Stockton in 1984. He later received his Master of Fine Art degree in photography/ceramics/museum studies from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. After college, Dingman worked as the gallery director of the Canton Area Arts Council as well as held teaching positions at area colleges. He is currently an instructor of art at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Dingman has taken part in several solo, group and juried art exhibitions across the United States as well as served as judge for many art exhibitions. He has also been honored with several art awards. Dingman's work during the past two years has explored local parks and conservation areas. He hopes that this project will inspire interest and exploration of these natural areas that are free for the public to enjoy. The opening reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. The Mabee Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact Jennifer Bock-Nelson, gallery director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 288-6413.
Check cashing available
Students, faculty and staff with Culver-Stockton College I.D.'s may cash their personal checks in either Student Financial Services (Henderson Hall, Room 102), or the One-Stop Culver Shop (lower level of the Crown Student Center). Checks will be cashed up to a limit of $50 between the hours of 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday in Student Financial Services, and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the One Stop Culver Shop.