Canton battles the Flood of 2008
The community of Canton comes together to help
save Canton homes and businesses.
Culver-Stockton College staff and faculty members have been involved in this month's efforts to help Canton build up the levee.
Faculty and staff have been sandbagging and doing what they can in their attempts to protect the Canton area.
Governor Matt Blunt visited the Canton area to tour the levee. A press conference was held in front of Henderson Hall where he provided insight on the community's response to area flooding and says the state will step in further if the need arises.
The Emergency Operation Center is stationed at C-SC and several downtown businesses have relocated to campus. Culver-Stockton housed an emergency shelter in the Activity and Recreation Center on campus, and evacuated senior citizens are living in Johnson Hall. The National Guard was on hand through June 27 to assist in the flood-fighting efforts.
Congressman Kenny Husholf district 9, visited Northeast Missouri on June 17 and stopped at Culver-Stockton to provide his support to those impacted by the flooding.
For more on the flood of 2008, click here.
C-SC holds 152nd Commencement
|Culver-Stockton College awarded 189
On Saturday, May 10, Culver-Stockton celebrated its 152nd Commencement with 189 students earning bachelor's degree. Culver-Stockton College Commencement speaker Donald Claycomb told graduates that he came to deliver a simple message of six words: dream, work, trust God, never forget. Claycomb has been president of Linn State Technical College, Linn, Mo., for 15 years.
Claycomb, who serves on the Culver-Stockton Board of Trustees, was one of two members of the board to receive honorary doctor of humane letters degrees from the college. Also honored was Donald Gnuse, chairman of the C-SC Board, and retired president of First Bankers Trust Co., Quincy, Ill.
The two faculty awards given at this year's ceremony were the Reuling Prize and the Helsabeck Prize. The inaugural 2008 Walter S. Reuling Prize for Innovation in Student Learning was presented to Robert A. Sadler, professor of physical sciences. Sadler joined the Culver-Stockton faculty in 1991 as associate professor of computer science. Kimberly A. Gaither, assistant professor of finance, received the 2008 Helsabeck Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Gaither joined the Culver-Stockton
faculty in 2003 as instructor of finance.
For more articles and images from commencement, click here.
Windham named next men's hoops coach
Culver-Stockton College Director of Athletics Rod Walton announced the hiring of John Windham as head men's basketball coach. Windham, the 22nd head coach in the program's history, replaces Brad Hoyt, who resigned after three seasons.
Windham comes to the Wildcats after serving the last six years as head coach at Virginia Episcopal School, a college prep school located in Lynchburg, Va. compiling a 96-57 (64 percent) career record. His teams have been ranked in the top 10 in the Virginia Independent Conference every season, and he was named conference coach of the year after the 2006-07 season.
For more on the article, click here.
Summer projects being completed at C-SC
|New Heritage Room facelift for
Several improvement projects are under way at Culver-Stockton. There are a wide variety of projects on the agenda that will bring a new look for students returning in the fall.
The projects include exterior work - such as new paving of sidewalks and steps, new campus lighting and redesigning the Washington Street entrance in front of Turley Hall.
Also included are facelifts to Herrick, Johann, and the kitchen in the Gladys Crown Center. Student lounges in most residence halls are being updated and a commuter students lounge has been created near the bookstore.
All mattresses are being replaced, and new washers and dryers have been installed. Laundry service will be free to students starting this fall.
To see full descriptions of the work being done and a status report, click here.
New Wildcats enroll at Culver-Stockton College
|Misty McBee, C-SC admissions counselor,
answers questions from parents and students.
More than 80 new C-SC students and their families descended on the Hill recently for the first Registration and Orientation session for the coming academic year.
Students learned about being a Wildcat, got their student IDs, and registered for classes. Parents learned about what changes and challenges they might experience with their college students, financial aid, and other ways to ease their students' transition. About 200 people attended the event.
C-SC postponed its June registration day due to the flood-fighting efforts. The next orientation and registration days are scheduled for July 18 and July 19, two one-day sessions.
|President William L. Fox recognizes staff members for their years of service.
C-SC Honors 13 at staff picnic
Thirteen staff members were recognized for their years of service to Culver-Stockton College during the annual All-Staff Picnic recently.
The event was catered by Hy-Vee, and door prizes were awarded to staff.
The honorees included:
- Tammy Ellison
- Sharon Farr
- William Fox
- Debra Henderson
- Mary Lindsey
- Deborah Price
- Toni Ryan
- Carol Swank
First season of track and field ends with "All-America" status
The first season of the new Culver-Stockton College track and field program came to a close May 22-24 with Jordan Bucklew and Zach Rosenberger each earning All-America honors in their respective events at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Edwardsville, Ill. The top six finishers in each event earned All-America status.
Bucklew, a junior from Fresno, Calif., placed sixth in the decathlon during the weekend event. He totaled a personal-best 6,385 points to finish 80 points ahead of the seventh place finisher, Adolphus Jones of Paul Quinn (Texas) University. Bucklew was consistent throughout the competition, finishing between fourth, fifth or sixth in seven of the 10 events. His highest finish was a second in the long jump when he reached 21 feet, 8 ½ inches. Jonathan Hilton of Oklahoma Baptist won the event
with 7,012 points.
Meanwhile, Rosenberger, a sophomore from Columbia City, Ind., completed his outstanding season by placing sixth in the pole vault with a height of 15 feet, 5 inches. Two other participants also reached that height; however, Rosenberger was awarded the spot because of fewest misses at that height. The winning height was 15 feet, 11 inches by Ryan Musselman of Southern Oregon University.
The All-America finish was the fitting end to an athlete's season who won the pole vault competition at five different competitions this spring, including the University of Missouri Relays, March 28-29, in Columbia, Mo. Rosenberger also captured the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) title in late April, and set a personal best with a height of 16 feet at the Culver-Stockton Open on April 19. He also won two events at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., the Easter Open on
March 21-22, and the Asics Invitational on April 4-5.
Despite having just two team members involved in the national championships, Culver-Stockton totaled six points and finished 41st out of 57 teams that scored. Azusa Pacific University won the men's overall team title with 61 points.