Thursday, February 17, 2011
Winners of 53rd Annual Science Fair hosted by C-SC announced
More than 120 high school juniors and seniors were on hand Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 for the 53rd Annual Science Fair hosted by Culver-Stockton College. The students represented five regional schools from Missouri, Illinois and Iowa, including: Canton R-V, LaPlata R-II, Central Lee School, Keokuk Middle School and Southeastern Senior and Junior High School. A total of 87 projects were on display in the Science Center on the C-SC campus. “I was amazed at the diversity and degree of difficulty within the project presentations, and how well the students were prepared to present their work and hypothesis,” said Culver-Stockton President Richard Valentine, who attended the event along with C-SC Board of Trustee Chairman Ron Leftwich. Leftwich was equally impressed by the dedication of the young scientists. “I really liked the variety of projects, and the work that went into the projects. What struck me was how well prepared the students were and the fact that they looked me right in the eyes when talking about their project, and how well they could explain what the project was and the outcome,” commented Leftwich. Read more online.
Original works on display during C-SC Senior Art Show
Culver-Stockton art majors will put their original works on display for the Senior Art Show on the C-SC campus during the months of March and April. The gallery opening will feature works from Rebekah Mathiesen, senior art education major from St. Louis, Mo., 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. The Senior Art Show will run March 17 through April 6 in the Mabee Art Gallery inside the Herrick Foundation Center. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A gallery opening will be held Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. with each artist giving a presentation on their work. The exhibit and gallery opening are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Culver-Stockton College Division of Fine Arts at, (573) 288-6346.
C-SC Wind Ensemble presents February concert
The Culver-Stockton College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Trent Hollinger, will perform a concert on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. In the style of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concert, audience members will enjoy detailed explanations and musical examples before each work. The wind ensemble will begin their performance with Howard Hanson’s “Chorale and Alleluia.” The wind ensemble will then present a world premiere wind ensemble orchestration of Alexander Borodin's “Steppes in Central Asia” by Scott Uhlott, senior music major from Rantoul, Ill. They will conclude their performance with works by Percy Aldridge Grainger, including his lush and beautiful “Colonial Song,” and “Gum-Sucker’s March.” The wind ensemble will conclude with a performance of William Schumann’s “Chester.”
Worship service celebrates C-SC, church covenant
Culver-Stockton College will celebrate its historic and ongoing relationship with Canton Christian Church during a worship service Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. Members of the college and church will share in the annual Heritage Sunday celebration. Culver-Stockton President Richard Valentine will renew the covenant between the church and college. The service will also include a performance by the Culver-Stockton choir; and C-SC Chaplain Brent Reynolds and Corey Meyer, junior religion and philosophy major from Independence, Mo., will deliver a message entitled “The Power of Faith and Education.” Heritage Sunday services begin at 10:45 a.m. at the Canton Christian Church, located at 512 College Street. A luncheon will follow. Culver-Stockton College has maintained its affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since the school was founded by church members in 1853.
Theatre department presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café, a stranger at the next table who has had enough and a dead man - with a lot of loose ends. So begins “Dead Man's Cell Phone,” a wildly imaginative new comedy by playwright Sarah Ruhl, recipient of a MacArthur ''Genius'' Grant and Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play “The Clean House.” The play, about how we memorialize the dead, will be the third production of this academic year for the Culver-Stockton College Theatre Department. The production will be staged Feb. 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. Cast members for “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” include, Danielle Hauer, senior arts management major from Troy, Mo., as Jean; Beau Becraft, senior communication major from Memphis, Mo., as Gordon; Kathy Holstein, sophomore arts management major, as Mrs. Gottlieb; Whitney Colston, senior theatre major from Neosho, Mo., as Hermia; Tim Maples, sophomore musical theatre major from Chicago, Ill., as Dwight; and Jerica Exum, senior arts management major from Chicago Heights, Ill., as the stranger. Read more online.
Wildcat Cheer Team earns bid to national meet
The Culver-Stockton College cheer team dazzled a standing room only crowd at Charles Field House with an energetic and exciting performance during the NAIA/Heart of America Athletic Conference Cheer and Dance Invitational Saturday afternoon. Using a combination of spectacular stunts and flawless dance moves, the Wildcats earned 289.9 points from the judges, which was good enough to finish in second place in the small co-ed cheer division behind Lindenwood University. The average of 96.48 was also good enough to earn the Wildcats a bronze bid, which makes them eligible to participate in the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) National Competition in Daytona Beach, Fla., April 6-10. Members of the team are: Cindy Van Zante, Jasmine Brown, Courtney Driskell, Melissa Moon, Brandie Starks and Laken Workman. Also, Emma Dolbeare, Dani Brown, Mya Cantey, Lisa Dawson, Shaye Harris, Heather Gibbs, Kristen Long, Charles McDavid, Ernest Humphrey, Reed Lunsford and Sean Mitchell.
Classy 'Cats place 2nd at HAAC competition
The Culver-Stockton College dance team, the Classy 'Cats, placed second at the NAIA/Heart of America Athletic Conference Cheer and Dance competion held at Charles Field House on Saturday afternoon. The Classy 'Cats, who only have five members, perfomed in the open dance division and finished with a score of 155.5 points. That score was 11.5 points higher than third-place finisher Graceland, which totaled 144 points. Lindenwood won the division with 202.5 points. Members of the Classy 'Cats are Elyssa Nordyke, Bekah Mathiesen, Amanda Hanlin, Alaura Cowart and Leah Schmidt.
IMA and SIFE host high school visit day
The Institute of Management Accountants and Students in Free Enterprise collaborated for a high school visit day at C-SC on February 10, 2011. The Business Division welcomed students from Illini West, Canton R-V, and Clark County High School and hosted a program throughout the day to educate high school students on different areas including Personal Finance, Careers, and Lifestyle. The visiting students learned through their experience of actively participating in discussions. “Through this experience, IMA hopes that the students find C-SC as a prospective college and business as their future major,” says Anh Nguyen, freshman business major.
IMA holds Town Hall meeting
The Institute of Management Accountants held a Town Hall meeting on February 8, 2011 on the topic of texting while driving. The event allowed everyone to express their opinions and give feedback in response to others’ views. The students were divided into four groups: two in favor of texting while driving representing students and business people and two opposing the idea representing government officials and parents. The forum was heated and fraught with many strong and solid arguments from each group. The ACE event concluded with the message that texting while driving should be discouraged due to its potential danger to those doing it and those around them.