C-SC unveils website and portal tour
The redesigned Culver-Stockton website made its debut on December 14. In addition to a new look and feel for every page, content has been enhanced and interactive features added.
C-SC creates an enhanced look and added
functionality to the website
New features of the web provide greater - and more creative - opportunities on the home page and on key internal pages to promote campus events and activities or to highlight profiles of students or new programs.
"Our approach to marketing the college is to integrate all of our communications, print and electronic, so that they work together to most effectively tell the Culver-Stockton story," said Melik Peter Khoury, vice president for enrollment management and college marketing. "All colleges are finding that today's students are researching their future schools online and that a strong web presence is absolutely crucial to reach them. By combining the website with print elements and an
integrated e-mail campaign, we are reaching more prospective students more often with focused messages to provide specific information in which they have shown interest."
This is only Phase I of the new website. Throughout the spring, content will continue to be improved and additional features added. "You are never really finished with a website," Khoury added.
The first phase of a new web portal was launched January 16. The portal includes tools such as student class schedules, grades, financial aid information, and a GPA calculator. Eventually, the portal will allow online advising and online registration for classes. Ultimately, the portal will replace the Wildcat Window and the intranet.
We would appreciate your feedback on the revamped website. If you find errors please let us know immediately so that we can fix them. We also welcome your comments and suggestions. For all website issues, contact Kyle Trudell at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all portal issues, contact Cindy McCutchan at
Martin Luther King Observance
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be observed with a lecture program from Dr. Andy Walsh, Dr. Scott Giltner, and the Student Life Department on Monday, January 21, at 2 p.m. in the Merillat Chapel.
Topics of conversation will include sacrifice, the true cost of using your voice, and leadership styles of influential African American leaders.
The presentation will outline a more accurate picture during the Civil Rights Movement and provide onlookers with realistic and true imagery from this period in history. It is designed to be real and challenging.
Excerpts from Dr. King and Malcom X speeches will be utilized to truly identify the growth of their leadership. The event will be concluded with a question and answer session.
The event is offered as part of the college's Academic and Cultural Events (ACE) program.
Mission trip offered during spring break
Culver-Stockton students are invited to participate in a mission trip to the area of Los Villareales, Mexico, leaving Monday, March 24.
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"The students will be involved in delivering food, manual labor, building churches, and community centers," said Brent Reynolds, chaplain and instructor of religion and philosophy.
"Project Berea is a mission experience where participants see first-hand poverty and hunger issues in remote parts of Mexico," said Mike Snell, '90. "We are building this church and food mission hoping to make sure the Los Villareales community will eventually eat at least once a day."
For more information, please contact Reynolds at email@example.com or x6420.
Students invited to help plan for Homecoming 2008
A C-SC student committee is in the works for the 2008 Homecoming. All students are welcome to participate in the committee, which will include three subcommittees to plan the pep rally/bonfire, "You've Got Talent" event, and formal dance.
"Students are the heart of our college homecoming," said Kellie Capps, director of alumni programs. "It is as much their experience as it is the experience they can help create for those who came before them on the Hill."
"Students will be creating the Wildcat spirit of Culver-Stockton for current and past students while gaining leadership experience all at the same time," added Michelle Meyer, homecoming committee advisor.
There will be many leadership opportunities for students including sitting on the committee, serving as a subcommittee chair, or committee president.
According to Jill Reffett, associate director of individual giving, homecoming is traditionally about the alumni coming back to campus, but the event also belongs to current students. "We hope they will see it is a lot more fun to be involved."
"We value student input, planning, effort, and participation," added Capps.
Applications for the students are available in the Advancement Office, located in the lower level of Henderson Hall. For more information contact Meyer at x6507 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Capps at x6440 or e-mail email@example.com.
Softball picked second in HAAC preseason poll
The Culver-Stockton College softball team has been picked to finish second in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) in 2008, according to league coaches in a poll that was released earlier this week.
Four-time defending league champion Evangel University was selected to win its fifth straight regular season title, followed by the Wildcats, MidAmerica Nazarene, William Jewell, Central Methodist and Missouri Valley. Baker University, Benedictine College, Avila University, Lindenwood University and Graceland University complete the field.
C-SC returns 10 starters, including All-HAAC 1st team performers Carley Thurston, a first baseman from Godfrey, Ill. (Alton HS), Sara Eggleston, a pitcher from Memphis, Mo. (Scotland County HS) and Melissa Goehl, an outfielder from Quincy, Ill. (Quincy HS).
In addition, second team performer Jackie Clark, a second baseman from River Grove, Ill. (East Leyden HS) also returns from last year's team that finished the season with a 26-24 overall record.
The 2007 team won 18 of its last 24 games and came within two victories of advancing to the NAIA Softball World Series, finishing second at the NAIA Region V Tournament after being seeded eighth in the eight-team field.
The Wildcats are scheduled to open the season with a doubleheader at Lincoln University on Friday, February 22, in Jefferson City, Mo. The first game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Students grow as leaders
C-SC students participate in Wildcat
Students at Culver-Stockton found that the Wildcat Leadership Institute was not their typical two-day leadership experience.
"Students brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the event," said Wendy Powers, associate dean for student success. "Students were not sitting in the same spot for more than a few minutes and were constantly enmeshed in fun yet educational activities."
Sixty C-SC student leaders took part in the inaugural event - all student organizations were invited to send up to three students from each group.
"I learned about how to communicate with different kinds of people, how to fulfill what they want from the group, and how to set and achieve attainable goals," said Jessica Krumrei, community assistant in Shannon Hall, president of Phi Eta Sigma, vice president of alumni relations for Sigma Kappa, and secretary for Black Student Union.
According to Powers, it took a considerable amount of staff time and financial resources to create the WLI, and it was worth every bit of time and money. "The event was a huge success!"
"I came away with a greater understanding of myself and how I react to issues as well as how other people act and react to me," said Rebecca Miller, head resident, Wood Hall and photo editor for the Megaphone.
Tracy Knofla, a professional with more than 20 years experience in higher education, facilitated the event. Powers noted that Knofla had a great time with the students; the interest and enthusiasm they brought to the program helped make it successful.
"I have been able to incorporate my leadership skills in the organizations that I am involved in," added Amanda Gibbs, co-director with Campus Programming and member of the Panhellenic Council.
This event was a kick-off to the spring leadership program. Throughout the semester, there will be different workshops that will reinforce the ideas that students learned from the institute, and later on in the semester there will be a leadership banquet.
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C-SC student interning at The Kennedy Center
Culver-Stockton College student Bethany Shannon will let her arts management talents shine as an intern at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in the Theatre for Young Audiences Program in Washington, D.C., from January 15 through May 9.
Booth, Wildcats, win third straight game
Chris Booth recorded his fifth double-double of the season as the Culver-Stockton men's basketball team defeated Missouri Valley College 66-61 Monday night at Charles Field House.
C-SC debuts Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
C-SC's next theatre production will be Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, which is set in a small-town dime store in west Texas where the Disciples of James Dean have gathered for their 20th reunion.
Hilary Scott to perform at Culver-Stockton
Hilary Scott and her band will perform in concert on the Culver-Stockton campus at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 7, in the Merillat Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.
Culver-Stockton students invited to perform scene at regional theatre festival
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), Region 5, has invited Culver-Stockton to perform a scene from last spring's production of Pushing Up The Sky during the Invited Scene Showcase at the festival.