Thursday, November 13 , 2008
Love of teaching lures Walton back to classroom
After more than five years as the head of the Culver-Stockton College athletic department, Rod Walton has announced he is leaving his post as athletic director. He will resume his teaching career as an associate professor of psychology at Culver-Stockton.
"I was greatly honored when I was asked to take on the athletic director duties five years ago. It"s been a great ride, and I've enjoyed leading the Wildcats, recruiting every coach, save one, now on our staff and building up the quality of our facilities," Walton said. "I believe the athletic department is heading in the right direction, and that we have some of the finest young men and women on any campus in America competing here as athletes, young people who also pursue success in the classroom. I will enjoy returning to the classroom and being on the sidelines again to cheer on our many teams." C-SC President William L. Fox said he reluctantly accepted Walton's decision to return to teaching and that Walton has agreed to advise C-SC through the Athletic Department transition. "When I arrived at the college, we had a leadership vacuum in the athletic department and one of my first and my best executive moments was to ask Rod to become the leader of our athletic program," Fox said. "He has done a phenomenal job- he supervised the building of a new field house, track and field facility, activities center and fitness room, and press box- some of the finest resources of any college in the Midwest. He balanced budgets and restored our high reputation for quality and integrity. He leaves big sneakers to fill!" Read full story online.
Giant National Geographic maps to make a stop at C-SC
Walking from one side of Asia to the other may seem like an impossible feat, but it's all in a day's lesson for students with the world's largest map of the continent courtesy of National Geographic. Culver-Stockton College's "Schoolhouse Connections" program will be bringing this map to the C-SC campus from December 1-5. "Schoolhouse Connections" is a series of speakers and events to help student teachers learn more about the teaching field. The massive map, measuring 41 feet by 31 feet, is designed by National Geographic as a geo-game board inviting students to explore and discover the diverse geography of Asia. This is the second in the Giant Traveling Map series - Africa, the first in the series, began touring in 2006. Approximately 50,000 students in 26 states will now have the unique experience this year of walking across two continents. C-SC will host the Africa map March 2-6, 2009. The giant map will be displayed in the Charles Field House on the Culver-Stockton campus for free public viewing. Reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information, call Mary Lindsey, secretary for the Division of Education, at 573-288-6471. Read full story online.
C-SC's Carl Johann Memorial Library hosts Turnitin™ training
November 13, 18, 20
Turnitin™ is the leading originality checking and plagiarism prevention service in the world and is one of the latest online resources acquired by the C-SC library. The library is hosting a training session that will take place November 13, 18 and 20 at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Each session is expected to last about 45 minutes. According to the company, "institutions where Turnitin™ has been implemented have experienced a reduction of over 80% in plagiarism activity over the first several years of use." Contact the library at ext. 6321 if you have questions or if you are interested in taking the training at another time. For more information about Turnitin™ visit http://turnitin.com/static/index.html.
Special library hours close out 12-week session
The C-SC Library will operate under a special schedule as students prepare for finals. The schedule is:
- Thursday, November 13, 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.
- Friday, November 14, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Saturday, November 15, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Sunday, November 16, 1 p.m. - 12 a.m.
- Monday, November 17 - Thursday November 20, 8 AM - 12 a.m.
- Friday, November 21, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LeGrand earns all-conference soccer honor
Culver-Stockton College forward Jackie LeGrand has been named to the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) women's all-conference soccer team for her performance on the field during the 2008 season. LeGrand, a freshman from Poplar Bluff, Mo., was named to the third team after netting a team-high seven goals for the Lady Wildcats this season. She added one assist for a team-best 15 points. She also led the team with 24 shots, including 15 shots on goal.
Members of C-SC athletics teach drug awareness
Members of the Culver-Stockton athletic teams visited Canton grade school Thursday, November 6, to help teach kids about drug awareness. This is an annual event for the C-SC athletic teams, who willingly take time out of their day to spend teaching kids about the cons of drug use.
Sorority night out
Members of C-SC sororities, Chi Omega, Sigma Kappa, and Sigma Sigma Sigma will be hosting a night out on the town for all sorority members tonight, Thursday, November 13. The sorority members will be stopping at several businesses in the downtown Canton area including the Saturday Store which will be exhibiting watercolor paintings of the C-SC sorority houses by Kim Foster, best of Missouri hands watercolor artist. The exhibit will be open from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. tonight.