|November 8, 2007
Taking the Education Division to the next level
"Plans for heightened recruitment of outstanding candidates for the teacher education program, elementary and secondary, are in full swing," according to Terry Sherer, associate professor and chair of the division. The process of recruitment and the curriculum developed for preparation of students is being evaluated to ensure that students successfully complete the College Basic Academic Subjects Examination (C-BASE) before taking Education 249 and meet the increased grade point
requirement in order to apply to the teacher education program, which will be determined at the November meeting of the Council on Teacher Education.
Upcoming highlights for the division include:
Room 307 in Henderson Hall will become the second SMART classroom beginning second semester. Workplace software with an Interwrite learning board will be installed in addition to the SMART
classroom and a small computer lab. "The Interwrite board allows students and teachers to interact and annotate over current lessons, solve problems interactively, save, print, and e-mail all lesson notes and files, and creates a dynamic learning environment," said Sherer.
David Hamilton, University of Iowa professor of English and nonfiction writing and editor of The Iowa Review, will present the Kraus Lecture on Tuesday, November 27. Plans are for Hamilton to interact with students in a writing workshop format and to meet with faculty concerning writing curricula and special events focused on area writers.
Scott Kuffel will highlight the "Schoolhouse Connections" series with leadership presentations to students, a presentation during the EdLab module, and an evening panel discussion with area teachers and administrators on the current reform of the American high school. Kuffel is superintendent of the Geneseo, Ill., schools and was listed last year by the Association of School Administrators as "One of Twenty Young Superintendents to Watch."
Negotiations are ongoing to bring Jonathon Kozol to C-SC as a speaker. Several education students heard him speak in Iowa City and are corresponding with him in an attempt to bring him here during the second semester for an evening presentation for area teachers and administrators.
David Fistein, Culver-Stockton lecturer in political science and sociology, will attend the Model United Nations training in November. Plans are under way by the Division of Education and the Division of Humanities to co-host a Culver-Stockton Model United Nations/Security Council during the second semester. Selected high schools from Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri would be invited to participate.
The National Geographic Society brings geographic knowledge to students, teachers and families throughout the United States with "Geography Action!" Culver-Stockton has reserved a date, yet to be named, for the two presentations: "Asia, Continent of Contrasts;" and "Africa in 3-D: Demographics, Diversity, Discovery." The National Geographic Society's program is part of the "My Wonderful World Campaign" to bring geographic literacy to students and families throughout the United States.
Culver-Stockton's exhibit will be open to area schools and educators.
The Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences and the Division of Education are working on an interactive summer seminar for teachers and students on Science Alive!
Connie Courtney, instructor of education, Anna Hechler, junior, and Terry Sherer will represent the Education Division as they travel with the Division of Business to China on December 27
Faculty and Staff:
Please join the Master Planning Task Force for an open forum on campus master planning during one of two sessions: noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, or 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, November 15, in Meaders Lounge. Lunch will be provided at the November 14 meeting, and breakfast will be provided at the November 15 meeting. These forums are designed to gather input from faculty and staff as part of the master planning process.
Please join the Master Planning Task Force for an open forum on campus master planning from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, in Meaders Lounge. This forum is designed to gather input from students as part of the master planning process. Refreshments will be served. We value your ideas and concerns.
Quincy police visit corrections class
Sergeant Dan DuHamel and Officer Nate Elbus from the Quincy Police Department presented information on tasers as a means of self defense recently in Culver-Stockton's corrections class. Dyan Bolin, junior, and Jamie Fischer, sophomore, assisted Elbus as he was tased by DuHamel as a way of illustrating the benefits the weapon provides when apprehending a potential criminal. The officers indicated that in the six years that their department has carried the tasers, there have been no reported
instances of serious injury or death. Tasers are a viable and humane option for the police in dealing with serious incidents, they said.
"The taser is simply another alternative in law enforcement's quest to peaceably defuse or end a life-threatening situation," added Mike Bradshaw, senior lecturer in criminal justice.
Faculty and staff kick off fund drive
Faculty and staff celebrated the kick off to the annual fund drive Thursday, November 1. The faculty and staff were provided a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Donald Gnuse '56, chair of the Board of Trustees, spoke about aiming for 100 percent participation in this year's fund drive. Last year, 94 percent of the faculty and staff contributed to C-SC's education fund.
Please join the Culver-Stockton College Business Division
Business Leadership Exchange
President, The Sonax Group
"The Goal of a Great Management Process: Isolating Management Stupidity!"
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
At 11 a.m.
Performing Arts Center
Underwritten by Ron Leftwich '64 and Susie Leftwich
Supported by IMA Student Chapter
Potential students check out Culver-Stockton
Culver-Stockton held a visit day for prospective students November 2. Faculty, staff, and current students were able to interact with prospective students and family members in Meaders Lounge. The students also had the opportunity to watch a scene from Moon Over Buffalo and listen to music provided by Culver-Stockton's Jazz Ensemble. Nearly 80 students are signed up for the final fall visit day on November 17.
Financial Aid: "Superstars"
The Financial Aid Office brings out their inner characters for Halloween. From left: Tina Wiseman as "Mary Katherine Gallagher"; Beth Bronestine as Nacho Libre; Patti Barry as Napoleon Dynamite; and Holly Platt as Borat.
Members of Culver-Stockton business students attend IMA Conference
The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) chapter will travel to Louisville, Ky., for the National IMA Student Leadership Conference Thursday, November 8 to Friday, November 9. Dell Ann Janney, chairperson of the business division, along with Kim Moore, lecturer in accounting, and Emily Johnston, sophomore, from Blackwell, Mo., will present on "Best Practices." Kim Gaither, assistant professor of finance, and Caly Kite, junior, from LaGrange, Mo., will present a session on
the Clark Johnson Achievement Award, which the chapter won last spring..
Culver-Stockton students will attend Finance Competition
Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) will attend the Financial Case Study Competition this week. Students will travel to Springfield, Mo. Mark Hopwood, junior, from Rochelle, Ill.; Brad Baker, sophomore, from Lee's Summit, Mo.; Katie Fretwell, sophomore, from Canton, Mo.; and Ryan Thoroman, freshman, from Beardstown, Ill., will be competing in the "Duel in the Ozarks" Competition.
The competition is designed to educate college students on money management and the wise use of credit. Each team will present a case study and have 36 hours to find a "solution" for their family's financial problem.
The competition is sponsored by the University of Arizona SIFE and the "Take Charge America." The purpose of the competition is to learn the importance of money management and compete for $9,000 in prizes. The winning team will have the opportunity to compete in the National "Duel in the Desert" competition, March 6-9, 2008, in Tucson, Ariz.
"Corporate sponsors attend the competition and students have the opportunity to interact with corporate recruiters," said Jeanne Johnson, lecturer in management information systems.
James Cosgrove, professor of business administration, and Johnson will accompany the students to the competition.
Recently, SIFE students attended the "Walgreen's Wrangle," an entrepreneurship case study competition, which each team received an outline of problems, goals, and opportunities.
Al Beck publishes in national anthology
Al Beck is featured in an anthology of senior Poetry called, Golden Words, Fine Poetry by American Poets 50 and Older. The collection features the work of senior poet laureates from each state. Beck is a Missouri Senior Poet Laureates runner up for Fantasy.
In related news, Beck is offering students a 50% discount on any of his poetry books for holiday gifts. He also will autograph his books if desired. Beck's books are available for purchase in the C-SC bookstore. He will sign books on Tuesdays in the art department or the cafeteria.
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Thursday, November 8, 2007
Pre-Registration Week for Spring 2008 semester
Friday, November 9, 2007
Pre-Registration Week for Spring 2008 semester
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Football v. Mid America Nazarene
Women's Basketball v. Clarke
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Ken & Lisa Cowan
(Organ & Violin)
St. John's Episcopal Church
701 Hampshire Quincy, Ill.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Business Lecture Series
David Axson, speaker
Repertoire Class/Student Recital
Merillat Recital Hall
Tang Soo Do Karate Class
Dance Studio, Field House
Men's Basketball v. Graceland
Charles Field House
'80s Dress up Night
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
U.S. Air Force Recruiter on Campus
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Gladys Crown Student Center
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