Thursday, April 30 , 2009
Dr. Fox to speak as 141 graduate May 9
Culver-Stockton College will hold its 153rd annual Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m. in the Charles Field House. William L. Fox, outgoing president of C-SC will deliver the commencement address. The student speaker is graduating senior Megan Christy, communication major from Vinton, Iowa. During the ceremony, the faculty member winners of the 2009 Reuling Prize and 2009 Helsabeck Prize will be announced. C-SC will award honorary degrees to community leader Benjamin J. Bumbry, Jr., of Quincy, Ill., and music educator/composer Carolee R. Curtright of Lincoln, Neb., during Commencement. Pins will be presented to the graduates of the nursing program on Friday, May 8, at Madison Park Christian Church, Quincy. Baccalaureate will also be held on Friday, May 8, in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Carol Mathieson, C-SC professor of music will be the baccalaureate speaker. For further information on graduation events click here. More information about the honorary degrees is also available online.
Diplomas may be picked up May 13
Graduates will not be receiving their actual diploma during commencement exercises so that final grades can be calculated. Diplomas can be picked up in the Registrar's Office by May 13. Any remaining diplomas will be mailed May 18.
Regulations for end-of-year check-out
Students have two options for checking out of the residence halls at the end of this year. Students can schedule a traditional check-out with their hall CA for Friday, May 8, or Saturday, May 9, from 1 - 8 p.m. Residents are expected to have removed all of their belongings from their rooms and restore their room to its original condition. During your check-out your CA will review the condition of your room and determine if any cleaning or damage charges should be assessed. Bedroom and mail keys will be accepted at this time. Students may also have an express check-out, if they do not need to review the condition of their room with a staff member. No personal appointment is required with an express check-out. Students need to pick up an express check-out envelope from the Student Life Office, Johnson Hall 112, beginning Monday, May 4. Bedroom and mail keys need to be deposited in the envelope after students have cleaned and vacated the space. Students will then need to sign the envelope and drop it off to the Student Life Office during business hours. Damage and cleaning charges for those who have used express check-out are non-negotiable. Students who improperly check-out of their rooms will be charged $50. This does not include the cost to replace lost or unreturned keys. This charge as well as damage charges will be posted on the student's account. Damage appeals will only be accepted through e-mail at email@example.com or fax at 573-288-6470. Appeals must be sent within 30 days after the original charge was posted.
Parking guidelines for end-of-year check-out
All residential students who will be checking out of their residence halls on Saturday, May 9, will need to move their vehicles to the parking lots near Shannon and Wood Halls to accommodate incoming traffic for commencement. All student vehicles must be moved by 10 p.m. on Friday, May 8, or they will be towed at the student's expense. No vehicles are permitted to pull up to residence halls between the hours of 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. After 1 p.m. vehicles may be parked near residence halls for loading purposes.
Students will not be able to pick up mail after May 8. C-SC will forward packages and mail delivered here to your home address until June 1. After that date, mail will be returned to sender. If your summer address is different than your permanent home address, please inform Susie Sutton in the Student Life Office. All change of address/forwarding requests that have been made at your local post offices to forward mail to C-SC need to be cancelled. It is the student's responsibility to alert those who send regular mail that their summer address has changed.
C-SC psychology students attend 36th ILLOWA
Dr. Jill Compton, assistant professor of psychology, and six C-SC students attended the 36th annual ILLOWA undergraduate psychology conference hosted by Knox College, Galesburg, Ill. ILLOWA is one of the oldest continuing undergraduate psychology conferences in the United States. The conference gives students the opportunity to present their findings from an experimental research project and the chance to listen to a keynote speaker. C-SC student presentations given at the conference include: "Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Objectification in Music Videos," by Katy Hanus and Jonathan McReynolds; "The Effects of Sleep on Prospective Memory: Be Sure to Rest to Perform Your Best," by Heather Sanders and Sutira Piyajessadakul; "The Relationships Among Personality, Academic Success Skills and Burnout in College Population," by Mandy Murphy and Jami Stanford; and "Effects of Service Learning on Volunteering and Wellbeing," by Becky Conkright-Roskamp and Phillip Darnell.
Coble named Pitcher of the Week
Culver-Stockton College pitcher Thomas Coble has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Baseball Pitcher of the Week for his performance in the Wildcats' 11-0, five-inning victory over Central Methodist University last weekend. He is the fourth Wildcat overall and the first pitcher to be honored by the league this season. Coble, a senior right-hander from Richmond, Calif., allowed just one hit and no runs over four innings to earn his fourth victory of the season. He walked three and struck out six. For the season, Coble has hurled a team-high 47.1 innings and recorded a 4-5 record with a 3.61 earned run average. He also has a team-high 10 starts this season and has recorded 38 strikeouts.
Culver-Stockton Baseball Begins HAAC Tournament on Friday
The Culver-Stockton College (32-20) baseball team begins the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Tournament on Friday, May 1, at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. The Wildcats, seeded third, will play fourth-seeded Benedictine College (21-29) at 6 p.m. at CMU's Estes Field. Culver-Stockton won three out of four games from the Ravens during the regular season, splitting a twinbill in Atchison, Kan., on March 10; and sweeping the Ravens in Canton on March 25.The winner of Friday's game will play the winner of the game between Avila University and William Jewell College at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. The loser of Friday's game will play the winner of the Lindenwood University and Evangel University contest at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The tournament champion earns an automatic bid to the NAIA National Baseball Tournament, which will be held May 12-15 at nine different sites around the country. The winner at those nine pods advances to the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, May 22-29.