Thursday, March 17, 2011
Holocaust survivor, award-winning author featured speaker at annual C-SC Kraus Lecture
Holocaust survivor and award winning author Marion Blumenthal Lazan will be the featured speaker March 28, 2011 during the annual Kraus Lecture. Marion Blumenthal Lazan was born in Bremen, Germany. Following Hilter’s rise to power, the Blumenthal family – father, mother, Marion and her brother, Albert – were trapped in Nazi Germany. The family managed to escape to Holland, but soon after Holland, too, was occupied by the Nazis. For the next six and half years, the Blumenthals were forced to live in refugee, transit and prisons camps that included Westerbrook in Holland, and the notorious Bergen-Belsen in Germany. Lazan’s moving first-hand account of Blumenthal family’s life will be presented Monday, March 28 at beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Merillat Chapel inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. Lazan will hold a book signing following the lecture. The Kraus Lecture is a part of C-SC Academic and Cultural Events (ACE) program and is free and open to the public.
Athletic Training Education accreditation extended through 2020
Culver-Stockton College is proud to announce that based on a positive review by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, accreditation for the athletic training education program at C-SC has been extended through the 2019-2020 academic year. “The CAATE review process is a very rigorous and meticulous process,” explains Rob Carmichael, C-SC athletic training program director. “If it had not been for the tremendous attention to detail that our athletic training faculty exhibited in preparing for the process, it would not have gone so smoothly. We are delighted that our review process went so well, and that our accreditation has been extended. I am fortunate to be surrounded by very strong athletic training faculty and staff members who challenge our students in and out of the classroom. Our students can rest assured that they are receiving an excellent education, and that they have some unique opportunities here at Culver-Stockton that would be very difficult to find elsewhere,” Carmichael continued.
C-SC awards full-tuition scholarships to eight outstanding students
Culver-Stockton College is proud to announce eight students have been awarded full-tuition scholarships for their outstanding academic achievements. The awards were granted based on the results of the Pillars for Excellence Scholarship Competition held Saturday, February 19 at Culver-Stockton. Only a select few students are invited to compete each year for this full-tuition merit scholarship. These students, who have been admitted for the Fall semester at Culver-Stockton College, successfully met the stringent academic standards required to compete. On competition day, faculty, alumni and former Pillars winners interviewed the candidates. Students also wrote an essay responding to a question asked of all competitors. This year’s candidates averaged a 3.81 grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale) and a 27 ACT score, and these eight Pillars Scholars have emerged as being among the best of this very impressive group of high achieving students.
Culver-Stockton College offers rape defense course for students
Culver-Stockton College Campus Safety will be offering the “Rape Aggression Defense” course to women on-campus beginning March 16, 2011. R.A.D. is a national program that teaches women empowering skills to avoid becoming a target and to fend off an attacker. Through repetition and practice, this course promotes muscle memory, and helps women train in a realistic environment so they learn to survive a struggle. “This is a great opportunity for our female students to learn a practical self- defense course, which has a lifetime practice policy,” said Mike, Bringer, director of campus safety. The R.A.D. system is taught in three sessions, those sessions are scheduled March 16 and 23 at 6 p.m. and March 20 at 1 p.m. Summer sessions are also being planned for faculty and staff, as well as community members. Anyone interested in taking the R.A.D. course should contact Mike Bringer at (573) 288-6300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
C-SC art faculty member invited to exhibit
Robert Kennon, associate professor of art and design, has been invited to exhibit two mezzotint prints – "Magical Moai" and "Majestic Moai" – in the International Mezzotint Exhibition & Festival, to be held at the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts in Russia May 6 through 29. The show is sponsored by the United States Consulate General, Yekaterinburg, Russia. A catalogue of the exhibit will be published and one of the prints will be added to the permanent collection of the museum.
Wildcats sweep weekly HAAC baseball honors
Culver-Stockton College seniors Andre Terrell and Thomas Nelson were named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for their performances in the Wildcats' four victories last week. Terrell, a 6-foot-2 catcher from Fairfield, Calif. (Armijo HS / Sacramento City College), batted an astounding .733 last week, collecting 11 hits in 15 at-bats during the Wildcats' 4-0 week. He had three hits in three of the four games played last week, including a 6-for-8 performance in a doubleheader sweep over William Jewell (Mo.) College on March 12. In addition, Terrell drove in eight of his 11 RBI during that same doubleheader against the Cardinals. Terrell also recorded three doubles for a slugging percentage of .933, and scored one run during the week. For the season, Terrell is batting a robust .417 with a team-high 25 hits in 18 games this season. He has also recorded seven doubles, a home run and 15 runs batted in. Meanwhile, Nelson, a 6-foot left-hander from Chico, Calif. (Chico HS / Brescia University) was nearly flawless in his two starts last week. After allowing a run in the first inning of his start against Baker on March 7, Nelson hurled 12 straight shutout innings, including six scoreless innings in his next start against 22nd-ranked William Jewell on March 12. Nelson won both of his starts during the week, striking out six and walking three. He allowed just six base hits in the two outings and did not allow an earned run. Overall, Nelson has managed a 3-1 overall record with a 1.09 earned run average. He has made eight appearances, including five starts, and pitched a team-high 33 innings. Nelson has recorded 20 strikeouts, walked 10, and has two complete games and one shutout for the year. The Wildcats, currently 11-7 overall and 4-0 in the HAAC, are scheduled to play an HAAC doubleheader at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, on Wednesday, March 16. The first game is slated to begin at 1 p.m.