|October 4, 2007
Culver-Stockton's Natural Sciences Division
is raising the bar
The Natural and Mathematical Sciences Division is expanding at Culver-Stockton. The degree programs that the division offers are biology, mathematics, and athletic training. Biochemistry is under consideration for implementation as a major in the near future.
The division provides support for the nursing program as well as offering various chemistry and natural science courses.
A newly affiliated program in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences (NAMS) is athletic training. It is the program's first year in the division, since it moved over from the Education Division.
Plans for the division include expanding biology by offering a general physiology course next spring. Recently, immunology was added to the series of course offerings.
"Improving the lab experience is very important to the division," said Indiren Pillay, associate professor of biology and chairperson of the Natural and Mathematical Science Division.
Several new microscopes have been purchased, which has improved the overall learning environment.
"We are continuing to look for ways to enhance and furbish the division's contribution to student success," Pillay added.
There are new models for anatomy and physiology and computer software for the Tutorial and Academic Support Center in Johann Memorial Library that were purchased by the division.
As a result, students do not just have to use the equipment in the classroom time allowed because they are able to go to the Tutorial Center at any time and have access to the models and software.
"It is an important investment in our students' success," Pillay said.
Increasing the use of technology in the classroom has been a priority. SMART Board is used in one of the classrooms and by the end of the academic year three division classrooms will be similarly equipped.
"We see this as part of an ongoing commitment to provide 21st century learning opportunities for our students at Culver-Stockton," Pillay added.
Welcome back, alumni
Several events are planned for the 2007 Culver-Stockton Homecoming this weekend. On Friday, alumni are invited to attend some of the classes as well as participate in a Friday Lunch and Golf Outing and the Friday evening Hall of Fame Banquet, and Alumni Mixer. On Saturday morning, 5K Fun Run & Walk, the parade, Saturday Top of the Hill Luncheon (for those who have achieved 50+ years of alumni status), the afternoon football game, and Saturday evening 50-Year Reunion are scheduled. Also
included throughout the day on Saturday are reunions for chemistry majors from 1957 - 1992, education majors, and Greek houses, including Sigma Phi Epsilon. Please call the Alumni Office at 800-755-2287 for registration and questions.
Three former athletes to join Hall of Fame
Kelly Winters Campbell, Matt Hacker and Aron Potter will be enshrined into the Culver-Stockton College Athletic Hall of Fame Friday night at the eighth annual Hall of Fame Banquet from 6-8 p.m. in Meaders Lounge. All current Hall of Fame members, alumni and the general public are invited to the banquet and may purchase tickets by contacting the Alumni Relations Office at 800-755-CATS (2287). Cost is $16 per person. The honorees will also be recognized before the Homecoming football game with
Graceland University on Saturday at 2 p.m. More details are available online.
Kelly Winters Campbell, a 1988 graduate and native of Kahoka, Mo., was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and softball. She is the school's all-time assists (645) and steals (372) leader, and she is fourth on the all-time points list with 1,567 career points. She is also second on the all-time list for field goals made with 675 and holds four of the school's top 10 highest single-season assists marks, and three of the top 10 single-season steals marks. More details are available online.
Aron Potter, a 1998 graduate and native of Vandalia, Mo., was a four-year letterwinner in softball at Culver-Stockton. She was a three-time HAAC all-conference selection, including Player of the Year in 1996 and a first team pick in 1997. In addition, she was an all-Midwest Region first team selection in 1996 and 1997. Potter still holds a variety of career records and ranks in the top 10 defensively for assists and chances. More details are available online.
Matt Hacker, class of 1992 and a native of St. Charles, Mo., is the first soccer player to be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. An original member of the program, which began in 1988, Hacker was a four-year starter at fullback for the Wildcats. He was a four-time All-HAAC first team selection, served as captain all four seasons he played and was a four-year starter. More details are available online.
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Choir, Wind Ensemble to Perform in Concert
Culver-Stockton College's Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble, the college's two premier ensembles, will perform their first concert of the season on Sunday, October 7.
Sigma Kappa Sorority brings home GPA trophy
The Sigma Kappa Sorority (Beta Mu) of Culver-Stockton College was recognized recently for having the highest grade point average out of 107 Sigma Kappa Chapters nationwide.
Honors Art Show showcases C-SC students
The Canton Area Arts Council welcomes seven Culver-Stockton College senior arts majors for the Annual C-SC Honors Art Show opening at the Canton Area Arts Council Gallery (309 Lewis Street
) with a public reception at 7 p.m. Friday, October 5.
Live Homecoming Broadcast will be provided by
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Business Leadership Exchange Lecture has been canceled
Quincy Mayor John Spring has had to cancel his lecture on business ethics that was scheduled for 11 a.m. for Thursday, October 4. The lecture was to be the first in this year's Business Leadership Exchange Lecture Series, hosted by Culver-Stockton. If possible, the lecture will be rescheduled at a later date.
PSI CHI Initiation
PSI CHI will induct 10 new members on October 25 in Johnson Hall Parlor. Practice will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the induction ceremony following at 7 p.m. Dr. R. Joseph Dieker will be the keynote speaker. PSI CHI was founded on September 4, 1929, during the Ninth International Congress of Psychology held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The Honor Society's stated purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology.
The students being inducted include:
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Thursday, October 4, 2007
Men's Soccer vs. Hannibal
Men, 2 p.m.; Women, 4 p.m.
JV Volleyball vs. Southeastern
Annual Alumni Art Show Opening
7-8:30 p.m.; gallery talk 7:30 p.m.
Mabee Art Gallery
Scavenger Hunt/Clue Search
Variety Show Team Dance Competition
Friday, October 5, 2007
vs. Huston-Tillotson, 1 p.m.
and Harris-Stowe, 5 p.m.
St. Charles, Mo.
Hall of Fame Banquet
Coronation and Pep Rally
Saturday, October 6, 2007
JV Volleyball at
Southeastern Community College Tournament
vs. Missouri Baptist, 1:30 p.m.
and Illinois-Springfield, 3:30 p.m.
St. Charles, Mo.
Soccer vs. Alumni
Women, 11 a.m.; Men, 12 p.m.
Football vs. Graceland
Ellison Poulton Stadium
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Soccer vs. Missouri Valley
Women, 1 p.m.; Men, 3 p.m.
Wind Ensemble & Concert Choir Fall Concert
Alexander Campbell Auditorium
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