Matriculation ceremony set for Friday, EDM to be held Saturday

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Tags: EDM, Culver-Stockton, matriculation, Kelly M. Thompson

Athletes have been on campus for nearly two weeks, and the rest of the student body will be arriving at Culver-Stockton College this weekend. Freshmen students will check in at the Mabee Center at 9 a.m. and move into campus residences on Friday.

CANTON, Mo. — Athletes have been on campus for nearly two weeks, and the remainder of the student body will be arriving at Culver-Stockton College this weekend.

Freshmen students will check in at the Mabee Center at 9 a.m. and move into campus residences on Friday, Aug. 23.

The kickoff to orientation begins at the Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. Friday, and matriculation begins on the steps of Johnson Residence Hall at 2:45 p.m. During that ceremony, bagpipers and a faculty procession lead the incoming freshman class across campus. The new students meet President Kelly M. Thompson at Johnson Hall and sign their names in the C-SC’s Matriculation Book. Ronald Leftwich ’64, chairman of the Board of Trustees, will present each new student with a penny to cast into the fountain on the quad with their wish for their college careers.

Students will take part on Saturday, Aug. 24 in the Everybody Doing More (formerly known as Extreme Dome Makeover) service project. The 10th annual event starts at 10 a.m. when students march down the hill into Canton. Groups of approximately 15-20 students will work at 10 locations around Canton, while nearly a third of the students will be working along the riverfront removing sandbags. The project will end with lunch for the students at various locations.

Other EDM sites are: 

Lewis Street Playhouse, 405 Lewis. Project leader is Dell Ann Janney.

Community Garden, 6th and Clark. Project leader is Sharon Upchurch.

Happy Time Preschool, 300 S. Fourth. Project leader is Brenna Phillips.

Canton Christian Church, 512 College.

Work will be done at four private homes as well.

Returning students will move in Sunday, Aug. 25. A “Welcome Back” barbecue and concert will be at 5 p.m. in the courtyard of the Gladys Crown Student Center. Classes will begin Monday, Aug. 26.

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For more information, contact David Adam, Media Content Specialist, at dadam@culver.edu or 573-288-6312.