Southers hired as women's basketball coach
Culver-Stockton College Director of Athletics Rod Walton has announced the hiring of Timothy Southers as head women's basketball coach. Southers, the ninth head coach in the college's history, replaces Dan Chapla, who resigned on March 6 after six seasons.
"Timothy Southers is an experienced coach who brings to C-SC the experience of building an outstanding program at Midway College," said Walton. "Coach Southers' enthusiasm toward teaching coupled with his passion for coaching women's basketball was very instrumental in our search committee's decision to recommend him to our administration."
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Kindergarteners from Canton R-V visit Culver-Stockton
|Kindergarten students visit C-SC as part
of a study unit.
As part of a unit called "Community Helpers," 29 Canton R-V kindergarteners, along with teachers and a few parents, spent the afternoon visiting Culver-Stockton recently. The students are touring businesses to see what goes on behind the scenes and get a better idea of the services they provide to the community. The students visit businesses such as County Market, Pizza Hut, doctor and dentist offices, etc.
At Culver-Stockton, the students listened to Tammy Ellison, assistant librarian, read stories at the Carl Johann Memorial Library. Students also enjoyed games in the Charles Field House assisted by C-SC students from the "Methods of Teaching Physical Education" class. Finally, students ended the afternoon with a refreshing ice cream treat in the Dining Hall.
Students also had a brief Spanish lesson from Pam Hart, C-SC language professor. Each child also received a Culver-Stockton souvenir to take home with them.
"This is a great opportunity for these young students to experience an aspect of the local economy they may be otherwise unfamiliar with," said Robin Jarvis, C-SC Admissions assistant. "The students look forward to this every year and really have a good time when on campus."
Students vote on new furnishings
|Students test new furnishings and check
out display boards for summer building
Students recently had the opportunity to look at the "Summer Expo" display and evaluate mattresses, tables, and chairs that C-SC is considering for campus next fall. "Students were encouraged to vote for their top choices, and the results will give us a clear indication of their preferences," said Dale Zschoche, chief facilities and community development officer.
The top choices selected were the foam dual-density mattress that received 55 votes compared to 26 for the next choice. Two students will each test both mattresses on two different nights for a more in-depth comparative evaluation. The two-person table received 39 votes compared to 18 votes for the three-person table. The padded sled-based chair received 41 votes compared to 15 for the unpadded.
The Facilities Task Group will take this information into consideration when making the final decision on May 7.
C-SC hosts book signing for author George R. Lee
|George R. Lee signs two of
his newest releases.
Carl Johann Memorial Library recently held a book signing for George R. Lee, professor of history and political science emeritus. "Human Stupidity Imbalance (H.S.I.) The Oldest Genetic Disease" and "Slavery North of St. Louis" are two of the 23 books Lee has written.
"Human Stupidity Imbalance" explains life's greatest questions such as "Why did I do it?," Lee said, adding he looks at different areas of stupidity in the world. "Slavery North of St. Louis" is based on the residents' efforts to defend slavery before the practice was discarded.
Lee received his bachelor's and master's degree from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla. After six years teaching in public schools, and a year on the faculty of a junior college, he came to Culver-Stockton College in 1962, retiring in 1998. He has written two biographies, two college histories, and a number of books used by middle school teachers.
CAAC to feature engraving, linoleum, and ceramic art
|An image of the Kantian Deity.
The Canton Area Arts Council May Gallery show features the engraving and linoleum art of Culver-Stockton College Associate Professor Robert Kennon and the ceramic art of Kyle Darnell, junior at C-SC, in "Sense-ational Journey" opening Friday, May 2, with a public reception at the CAAC Gallery in Canton.
Kennon honors ancient tradition in his meticulous engraving, carving every line on each copper plate by hand. He says that as technology offers mechanized alternatives for engraving, hand engraving is becoming a vanishing art form. The prints in the May show are part of a series that Kennon has developed over several years called "Spiritual Visions." The series examines abstract religious images in black and white.
Kennon joined the Culver-Stockton College faculty in 2006 after teaching for several years in higher education in Iowa. Originally from the St. Louis area, he received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Webster University. At the University of Iowa, he earned his master's and a master of fine arts in printmaking as well as a master's degree in art history. His prints appear in galleries throughout North America, and he maintains an active adjudicating schedule as well.
Darnell's fascination with two-and three-dimensional art has led him to take on the rigors of dual emphasis in ceramic art and printmaking in his C-SC studies. In the juried C-SC Honors Show currently on display in the college gallery, Darnell took "best of show" in three-dimensional, the President's award, and the faculty art award. His work was chosen for the cover of the 2007 nationally cited C-SC literary magazine "Harmony." In 2007, the art faculty awarded Darnell the Ahrens Art Award for
most promising student, and at the 2008 Honors Day, he received the Georgia O'Keefe Memorial Art Award.
The Canton Area Arts Council is associated with the Missouri Arts Council. The CAAC Gallery is in a space provided by and adjacent to the Canton State Bank.
Culver-Stockton students celebrate Earth Day
|C-SC education students planted a tree
in honor of Earth Day.
In honor of Earth Day, education majors at Culver-Stockton College planted a tree on April 28 in memory of Olga Bays, a former registrar emeritus who served C-SC for 34 years. The Earth Day tree planting has become an annual event hosted by the education department.
In addition, the students honored four individuals for their efforts to make the community cleaner. Dale Zschoche, chief facilities and community development officer, and Nicole Gravedoni, junior from Linn, Mo., and president of the Student Government Association, received awards for starting a recycling program at C-SC. Zschoche also was acknowledged for his commitment to making the campus greener. Rodney Johns, owner of Arki-Tec Landscaping and Sales LLC, was honored for his green business
and his contributions to making the community greener. The fourth award went to Robin Jarvis, C-SC admissions assistant, for her personal efforts to recycle paper and ink cartridges at C-SC.
"The tree planting and the adoption of Lincoln School are two of many 'hands-on' and motivational activities that are embedded in a larger project to guide the development of comprehension among students," said Dr. Terry Sherer, associate professor of education and division chair of education and applied arts. "Our pre-service teachers have identified a purpose for reading and have previewed a multiplicity of texts as they conceptualize a multi-disciplinary unit that will focus on improving of
comprehension skills for 22 fifth graders in an area school."
The class has also adopted Lincoln School in Canton's Martin Park for landscaping this spring and summer as a part of the "Beautify Our Parks" program. Dr. Sherer and local C-SC education students will landscape the area around Lincoln School.
Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. It was designed to raise awareness about and interest in the environment. Now, more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries observe Earth Day each year.
Canton R-V chemistry students "experiment" at C-SC
Canton R-V chemistry students "experimented" at Culver-Stockton College recently. Mohamed El-Bermawy, associate professor of chemistry and biology, hosted the event. El-Bermawy had the students create two different types of polymers at the beginning of the lab; and then he performed eight different experiments related to pressure, energy, boiling points, freezing points, etc. Melik Peter Khoury, vice president for enrollment management and college marketing, welcomed the students to
Culver-Stockton College and acknowledged the endless possibilities that their future holds.
|Canton R-V students received hands-on
experience by creating and learning