Thursday, October 30, 2008
C-SC second semester registration to begin November 3
Culver-Stockton students will register for second semester classes beginning Monday, November 3. Students must meet with their advisor before registering for classes. They are encouraged to meet individually with their advisor this week before registration begins; however, if students are unable to meet with their advisor in advance, a registration fair will take place Tuesday, November 4, in Meaders Lounge from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. At the advising fair, students can meet with advisors and faculty members to help choose classes for second semester and register online. Students with 90 or more credit hours may register on Monday, November 3, beginning at 8 a.m.; students with 60-89.9 credit hours may register Tuesday, November 4; beginning at 8 a.m., students with 30-59.9 may register Wednesday, November 5, at 8 a.m.; all other students may register Thursday, November 6, beginning at 8 a.m. Registering for second semester classes includes registration for the 3-week short term next spring, when students focus on just one class as a part of the EXP@CSC curriculum. Classes during the spring 3-week short term include a study abroad course to the British Isles, corporate experience courses in Chicago and Kansas City, a photography field trip to the Grand Canyon, an athletic training high school clinical experience, an opera workshop, and much more. More information is available online.
1940's Radio Hour to be staged at Culver-Stockton College
Culver-Stockton College is set to perform the "1940's Radio Hour" from October 31-November 2, which coincides with C-SC's family weekend. Directed by Jeff Kellogg, associate professor of theatre, this "play with music," written by Walton Jones, is set at a small New York City radio station located in the Hotel Astor's Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The show, called "The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade," centers on a group of people and their aspirations to make it in show business. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1; with a matinee at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 2 in the A.C. Auditorium in the Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for non-C-SC students. To reserve a ticket, call 573-288-6346 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Read full story online.
Artist to open new exhibit at Culver-Stockton November 10
The Mabee Gallery on the campus of Culver-Stockton College will open a new exhibit by Amy Sacksteder, a Michigan artist, on Monday, November 10. Sacksteder is an assistant professor of art and undergraduate coordinator of the art department at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, where she received the 2008 Josephine Nevins Keal Fellowship in 2008. She was recently selected as one of the featured artists in New American Paintings, a bimonthly juried exhibition in print. In 2007 she completed an artist residency at the Residential Art Centre of Cantagal, France. Read full story online.
Culver-Stockton choirs to perform November 15
The Culver-Stockton Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will perform a combined concert at 7:30 p.m. November 15 in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium of the C-SC Performing Arts Center on campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The Chamber Choir, which is selected by audition from among the members of the larger Concert Choir, will perform a vocal jazz program that includes "Walk a Mile," arranged by Mark Hayes; "Trickle, Trickle," arranged by Steve Zegree; "Stormy Weather," arranged by Kirby Shaw; and "Somebody's Prayin'," arranged by Hayes. The Concert Choir, an ensemble of 55 students selected by audition, will perform a wide variety of styles during the concert, including "Beatus Vir" and "Cantate Domino," both by Claudio Monteverdi; "Zigeunerieben" by Robert Schumann; "Bogoroditze Devo" by Sergei Rachmaninoff; "J'en ay le Dueil" by Georges Auric; and "Uni Caritas" by Maurice Duruflé. The Concert Choir also will perform a set of American folk and spiritual tunes that includes "Sourwood Mountain" by John Rutter; "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," arranged by Peter Knight; "Old Joe Clark," arranged by Mack Wilberg; and "Witness" by Jack Halloran. Both choirs are directed by Dr. Kevin Baker, C-SC director of choral activities and associate professor of music.
C-SC Symphonic Band, Collegiate Choir to perform in concert
The Culver-Stockton Symphonic Band and Collegiate Choir will perform at 3 p.m. November 16 in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium of the C-SC Performing Arts Center on campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The Symphonic Band will perform music associated with a variety of games, including the Olympics, baseball, and several video games - Super Mario Brothers, Halo, Myst, Final Fantasy, and more. The band includes both student and community members. It is directed by Dr. Thomas Herb, C-SC assistant professor of music education and director of instrumental music. The Collegiate Choir will perform John Rutter's "Magnificat," accompanied by a small orchestra of local and regional players. The 40-minute work has become a favorite of audiences since it was first performed in 1990, according to choir director Dr. Kevin Baker, C-SC director of choral activities and associate professor of music.
C-SC Dean to describe EXP@CSC curriculum development to national audience
R. Joseph Dieker, Culver-Stockton vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, will be traveling to Seattle, Wash., this weekend to address the 36th annual Institute for Chief Academic Officers, convened by the Council of Independent Colleges. Dieker will describe development of the college's new EXP@CSC curriculum and how it is being implemented. Dieker oversaw the C-SC faculty's yearlong development of the curriculum, which was launched this fall. EXP@CSC combines a comprehensive liberal arts education with hands-on experiential courses and opportunities in a unique 12/3 academic calendar. During the first 12-week long term of each semester, students take 3 or 4 courses concurrently. During the 3-week short term each semester, students focus on just one course, which often includes travel or some other experiential component. Every student in every major gains hands-on experience in their field before graduation. Read full story online.
Reading specialist to speak at C-SC on November 4
Teaching comprehension skills through newspapers will be the focus of a presentation on November 4 on the Culver-Stockton College campus. Tamara Rhomberg, K-5 reading intervention coordinator for the Rockwood School District, Eureka, Mo., will describe how to successfully incorporate how reading of newspapers into both elementary and secondary reading programs to strengthen students' comprehension skills. Her reading program at Rockwood has earned statewide and national recognition for its success in helping struggling readers. Read full story online.
Cote earns third weekly honor
Culver-Stockton College libero Brittney Cote has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Libero of the Week for her performances in four matches during the week of Oct. 20-26. Cote, a freshman from Orland Park, Ill., accumulated 69 digs in 14 games at the Clarke (Iowa) College Tournament last week, an average of 4.93 digs per game. She also garnered a service percentage of 93.9 (46-49) and was perfect on serve reception, handling all 70 attempts that came her way. It is the third time this season Cote has been awarded with this honor. Read full story online.