|October 25, 2007
Preparing for the future
Students who are graduating in December or May should be looking for jobs and internships now. Culver-Stockton has internship connections with facilities such as First Federal Bank, Quincy Medical Group, and Canton Veterinary Clinic. All students are encouraged to do some sort of internship while at Culver-Stockton.
"Students are able to make a connection with an internship site, and the experience will serve them after graduation," said Janice Pillay, coordinator, career services/internships.
Pillay offers assistance with preparing students for graduate school, building resumes, mock interviews, distributing literature for internships, and helping in job searches.
Students are able to use a software program called "Discover," which is a program to assist students with finding a career fit. It allows students to take a three-part inventory on interests, abilities, and values. Students are able to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. The program processes that information and provides insight on possible majors, graduate programs, and career options. In order to access "Discover," students must see Pillay for a password.
Pillay also organizes on-campus interviews with companies in the area.
"Overall, there has been a good turnout of students who have conducted interviews with companies that have been on campus this fall," added Pillay.
Plans are under way for a career fair in conjunction with Quincy University in the near future.
Pillay is in her first year at Culver-Stockton. She holds a master's degree in counseling and personnel services from the University of Memphis. She has worked as a counselor for 16 years.
For information on having Pillay give a presentation to a class or an organization, contact her at x6536.
Kellogg celebrates 50th theatre production
When Culver-Stockton College presents Moon Over Buffalo next month, it will be the 50th production staged by its director Jeffrey Kellogg, senior lecturer of theatre at Culver-Stockton since 2005.
A native of Macomb, Kellogg earned his bachelor of arts degree from Western Illinois University and his master of fine arts degree from the University of Mississippi.
"I decided to go into theatre because I get bored easily and I knew that if I was getting bored it wouldn't be long before there was a new and different show to start working on," said Kellogg.
With over 24 years of experience, Kellogg has directed a wide variety of theatre selections.
"My research was in Native American theatre productions," Kellogg added and, to no surprise, some of the favorite pieces he has directed have Native American themes such as
Pushing Up The Sky; Wakinyan Agle na Ohakab Wiconi: After the Storm-Breath of Life; and The Riding Club.
Pushing Up The Sky staged at Culver-Stockton in spring 2007 was subsequently nominated by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region V. As a result, it may be performed at the 2008 regional festival in January. Wakinyan Agle na Ohakab Wiconi: After the Storm-Breath of Life
is an original piece created by a Native American community on the Pine Ridge reservation. Kellogg directed the production in June 2001 and was invited to present a paper on it at the 2002 Association of Theatre in Higher Education conference. The Riding Club was an original script Kellogg directed for the Festival of Southern Theatre in 1993.
"Somehow it doesn't seem possible that I've directed 50 productions over the years. It's always more fun than work for me to direct, I guess that's why we call them plays," Kellogg said.
While at Western Illinois University, Kellogg focused on theatre direction and costume design. In addition to degrees, he conducted additional studies at Texas Tech University. He also attended L'Academie des Arts du Spectacle in Avignon, France, where he worked with the Avignon International Theatre Festival and directed an abridged Othello
for Festival Off. He is a past executive director of the Two Rivers Arts Council and the Assembly of Illinois Community Arts Organizations. Before joining Culver-Stockton College, Kellogg was the founding director of the theatre program at Sinte Gleska University, on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.
Kellogg is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, an independent labor union for stage directors and choreographers.
Kittrell named NAIA Player of the Week
Culver-Stockton College goalkeeper Jake Kittrell has been named the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for his play in two victories last week.
Kittrell, a 6-1 senior from St. Louis, Mo. (Mehlville HS), was a stopper in the net last week against then-No. 3 Graceland (Iowa).
Kittrell deflected six shots on goal as Culver-Stockton upset the defending national champions, 1-0 and handed the Yellowjackets their first loss of 2007. In the second win of the week, Kittrell posted four saves in all 90 minutes in a 3-1 victory against Avila (Mo.). In two matches, he totaled 10 saves in 180 minutes.
Earlier this week, Kittrell was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) and NAIA Region V defensive player of the week.
Kittrell leads the HAAC in saves with 101 stops in 17 games this season, an average of 5.94 per game. He is the single-season and all-time saves leader at Culver-Stockton, setting the career mark earlier this season against Lindenwood University.
Culver-Stockton, currently 6-11 on the season, will play its season finale on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Jacoby, Buckman honored by HAAC
Culver-Stockton College quarterback Dustin Jacoby (Arenzville, Ill. / Concord Triopia HS) and cornerback Tyler Buckman (Monroe City, Mo. / Monroe City HS) have been named Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) offensive and defensive football players of the week, respectively, for their play in the Wildcats' 23-20 victory over Evangel last Saturday.
"Wildcat World Series"
The Culver-Stockton baseball team is inviting students to the first ever "Wildcat World Series." The baseball team has been split into two different teams, the "Cougars" and the "Tomcats," which will compete in a seven-game series this week vying for t-shirts and bragging rights. According to Chris Terry, head baseball coach, it is a twist on practices and will help determine who will be the starting lineup next spring. "We are using this as a way to end our fall training in a fun and
competitive way that allows the students and staff of Culver-Stockton to get a preview of the 2008 team," said Terry. "The World Series" is an evaluation tool for the coaching staff to gauge what role each player is best suited for in the spring, he added. Teams for the series were determined by a draft. The series is tied 2-2 with Game 5 being played this afternoon at 4:30. Game 6 will be played tomorrow at 3:30, and game 7 if needed will be played Saturday at 9:30AM.
Leftwich speaks on budget management
Ron Leftwich spoke at the Business Leadership Exchange Lecture on Thursday, October 18, to faculty, staff, and students about "Evergreen Budget Management."
Bringer speaks at business class
Missouri Representative, Rachel Bringer, spoke at John Tripp's International Business Class on Friday, October 19. The topic was on the role that the State of Missouri plays in the Global Market, as well as emphasis on some of the local markets found in Lewis and Marion Counties.
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Elliott to present Senior Recital
Tracy Elliott, a Culver-Stockton College senior music education major from Palmyra, Mo., will present her senior recital on Sunday, October 28, at 3 p.m. in Merillat Recital Hall, located in Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center, Canton, Mo.
Costanzo will star in Guest Artist Production
Robert Costanzo's many talents will be showcased over Family Weekend, beginning November 1, in the production of "Moon Over Buffalo" at Culver-Stockton.
Education students attend lecture by author
Culver-Stockton Education students attended a lecture by Jonathan Kozol, author of Letters to a First Year Teacher on Tuesday, October 23, in Iowa City, Iowa. Kozol emphasizes on what it means to be a teacher today.
Kestner named defensive player of the week
Culver-Stockton College goalkeeper Alysha Kestner has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for her play in two games during the week of Oct. 15-21.
Thank you C-SC
The Student Athletic Training Organization would like to thank everyone who participated in the annual Silent Auction Fundraiser. Due to your support, $800 was donated to the "Susan G. Koman for the Cure" organization. Money donated to this charity goes towards research, treatment, and screenings for breast cancer.
Former C-SC graduate
Dar Cox graduated in 1973 from Culver-Stockton and is in the quest of a World Series ring. Cox is one of the Colorado Rockies lead scouts, working in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. He played basketball and baseball at Wirt, growing up a few blocks from Ron Kittle in Aetna. He went on to star at Culver-Stockton. Cox was named the Rockies Scout of the Year in 1996.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tang Soo Do Karate Class
Dance Studio, Field House
St. Louis Irish Arts
Merillat Recital Hall
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Volleyball vs. William Jewell
Football vs. Central Methodist
Soccer vs. Benedictine
Women, 1 p.m.
Men, 3 p.m.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Quincy Area Youth Chorus Concert
Trinity United Church of Christ
South 24th St. Quincy, Ill.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Volleyball vs. MidAmerica Nazarene
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Repertoire Class/Student Recital
Merillat Recital Hall
Tang Soo Do Karate
Dance Studio, Field House
Volleyball vs. Missouri Valley
Charles Field House
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
"Snack Day at the Library"
8 a.m. until snacks are gone
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