Thursday, September 23, 2010
C-SC "True to Blue" for Homecoming weekend
Culver-Stockton students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends will be "True to Blue" for this year's Homecoming celebration Sept. 30 through Oct. 3. Homecoming events begin Wednesday, Sept. 29 with an educational and spiritual discussion titled "Christian Response to the Global Orphan Pandemic" at 7 p.m. in Merillat Chapel. Joe Knittig, Executive Director of the Global Orphan project, will speak about the plight of orphans and what the local churches role is in addressing the needs of these children. Thursday, Sept. 30 with an Art Gallery Exhibit and Reception in Herrick Foundation Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Art will be presented by C-SC alumni Kent Kriegshauser '81, Ken Mitchell '84 and Kevin Dingman '86. The Culver-Stockton College Theatre Department will also present its production "The Foursome" at 8 p.m. on Thursday. The production will be held at the Lewis Street Playhouse in downtown Canton. This performance contains adult themes and language which may not be suitable for children. On Friday everyone is invited to Meaders Lounge inside the Gladys Crown Center for the Distinguished Alumni Panel, held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Hear distinguished alumni Major General Gary T. McCoy '75 and Joe Knittig '93 discuss life lessons. Also on Friday, the annual golf outing will take place at the Quincy Country Club. Amy Ward '01, the 2010 Young Alumni award recipient will take part in the golf outing. Registration and lunch is from 11-11:45 a.m., tee off is at Noon. Friday evening, Culver-Stockton College will hold its 2010 Education Hall of Excellence reception from 3-5 p.m. at the Lewis Street Playhouse in downtown Canton. The Athletic Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Gladys Crown Center Dining Hall. An alumni and friends mixer will follow at the Lewis Street Playhouse. On Saturday, Oct. 2, Homecoming highlights include the 5K Wildcat Fun Run/Walk at 7 a.m., the Homecoming parade through downtown Canton beginning at 10 a.m., and the Homecoming football game versus Baker University at 2 p.m. at Ellison Poulton Stadium. Pregame ceremonies begin at 1:30 p.m. Alumni and friends are also invited to take part in a variety of other activities during Homecoming weekend including the Wildcat Huddle Alumni and Friends Cookout, campus tours, and the Blue and White Honors Banquet. A full schedule of events is available at www.culver.edu/events. The weekend comes to a close on Sunday, Oct. 3 with a Memorial Service in Merillat Chapel in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. Homecoming reservations can be made online at www.culver.edu/homecoming or by calling the Alumni Office at (800) 755-2287. The deadline to register for Homecoming is Sept. 24.
Cast slated for C-SC production "The Foursome"
Following auditions on Aug. 23, The Foursome cast has been chosen. Culver-Stockton College will present Norm Foster's work Thursday, Sept.23 through Sunday, Sept. 26. There will also be an extra production of the play on Thursday, Sept. 30 as a part of C-SC Homecoming 2010 events. All performances will take place in the Mabee Little Theatre, located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. The Foursome tells the comic tale of four buddies who are reunited after losing touch during the past 15 years. "We felt that this theatre production was a perfect fit for the week of Homecoming," said S. Kent Miller, chair of the C-SC Fine Arts Division and director of the production. "The humorous, light hearted storyline is something that our alums will be able to connect with." The four main characters reconnect during 18 holes of golf, where their failure and success stories from the past 15 years begin to unravel. Rick, played by senior speech and theatre education major Travis Dahlhauser from Rockford, Ill., is the schemer of the bunch who is always looking for ways to hustle his friends. Patrick Parsons, senior criminal justice major from Memphis, Mo., will fill the role of Ted, the more conservative of the group. However, he has a bit of a drinking problem and is insecure about his second marriage to a younger woman. Cameron is a perpetual worrier who among the group is the most concerned with keeping in touch with his friends. Cameron will be portrayed by senior Zach Martin, theatre major from Decatur, Ill. Lastly, there is Donnie, a nerdy family man who talks non-stop about his wife and five children played by sophomore musical theatre major Tim Maples from Chicago, Ill. As the four men catch up on their endeavors since their college days, the audience is sure to love this fun, witty production that many of us can relate to. This production will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 through Saturday, Sept. 25; 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26; and 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $4 for non-C-SC students, and free for C-SC students, faculty, and staff. For more information, or to reserve tickets, please contact the Culver-Stockton College Fine Arts Office at (573)288-6346 or email@example.com. Read more online.
C-SC announces 2010 Athletic Hall of Fame Class
Bruce Rowe, Robert Vashinko, Kim (Kipling) Bushmeyer, Rod Walton and the 1991-92 women's basketball team will be enshrined into the Culver-Stockton College Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming activities Oct. 1-3. The inductees will be honored at the Culver-Stockton College Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, at the Gladys Crown Center Dining Hall on the Culver-Stockton campus. All current Hall of Fame members, alumni and the general public are invited to the banquet. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Alumni Relations Office at 800-755-CATS (2287), cost is $25. The honorees will also be recognized before the Homecoming football game with Baker University on Saturday, Oct. 2. Read more online.
C-SC Concert and Chamber Choir and Wind Ensemble to perform joint concert
The Culver-Stockton College Concert and Chamber Choir will perform a concert in conjunction with the C-SC Wind Ensemble on Friday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. Under the direction Kevin Baker, director of choral activities, the Concert and Chamber Choir will open the performance with work by Lloyd Pfautch. The choirs will also perform modern works with lush harmonies and sensitive lines, early sacred compositions, classic jazz numbers such as "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess, as well as exciting choral works from other genres. Celebrating the 100th birthdays of two prominent American composers, the Culver-Stockton College Wind Ensemble, under the conduction of Trent A. Hollinger, director of bands, will perform William Schuman's "New England Triptych" and Samuel Barber's "Commando March." Cornerstones of the classic wind band repertoire, audience members are sure to enjoy the strong American heritage found within these superlative works. 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.
C-SC art students make gallery debut
Culver-Stockton senior art majors will venture beyond campus borders to do their first professional gallery show at the Canton Area Arts Council Gallery during the month of October. Each year, seniors make the transition from students to working artists as they prepare the gallery, design the show and welcome the public on their own. An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the CAAC Gallery. The gallery opening will coincide with C-SC's Homecoming weekend. The opening will feature works from Rebekah Mathiesen, senior art education major from St. Louis, Robert Schmerber, senior art major with emphasis in graphic design from Florissant, Mo., Jacqueline Kaufman, senior art major with emphasis in studio art from Quincy, Ill., and Ashley Jameson, junior art education major from Silex, Mo. "C-SC at CAAC" will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays through Oct. 23. Canton Area Arts Council Gallery is located at 309 Lewis Street in Canton, Mo. The space is provided by and adjacent to the Canton State Bank. CAAC is associated with the Missouri Arts Council.
Business Leadership Exchange Series begins Sept. 28
The annual Culver-Stockton College Business Leadership Exchange Series begins Sept. 28 with a presentation by Ron Leftwich '64, chairman of the C-SC Board of Trustees. The presentation, "Where Does Our Money Go?" will help students, and others in attendance, better understand how colleges spend tuition money. Leftwich, former treasurer for Shell Oil Corporation, says he developed the presentation after his last visit to Culver-Stockton College when students questioned him about how C-SC spends the tuition money students pay. "To help understand where the money goes, everyone should understand also where the money comes from and realize not all [money] comes from students. It takes more than student payments to meet all the obligations of the college. So, this is included in the presentation as well," says Leftwich. The "Where Does Our Money Go?" presentation will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 28 in Merrilat Chapel. It will be the first of the 2010-2011 BLE lecture series. On Oct. 28, at 11:30 a.m. in Merrilat Chapel, Kim Anderek, vice president of franchise sales for Steak 'n Shake Restaurant Company. will present "Opportunities in Franchising." Anderek received his Bachelor of Arts from Culver-Stockton College. Read more online.
International Expedition Scholarships of $1,000-1,500 are now available for courses in Spring, 2011.
If you are interested in or planning on enrolling for the Business Capitals of Europe or for Nationalism in the Arts in Russia, Finland and Estonia you are eligible to apply for scholarship funds.The application form must be filled out and submitted in hard copy or by email to Dr. Tom Polett (Performing Arts Center, room 304) by Tuesday, September 28th. For students interested in International Expeditions during the 2011-2012 academic year, you may apply for scholarships in March of 2011. Scholarship recipients will be determined by academic record, class, and financial need. If you are already receiving an Adams Scholarship for study abroad or are utilizing EXP funds for travel this spring, you are still eligible to apply for one of these scholarships.