Thursday, August 27, 2009
C-SC Enrollment lower than expected but strong signs for future growth
Although official numbers won't be available until "census day" on September 1, it appears that fall enrollment at Culver-Stockton College has declined this fall. Total fall enrollment at the college is estimated at 753, with an incoming class of 228, as of the first day of classes August 24. Both numbers are down from the previous year, according to new Culver-Stockton President Dick Valentine, who adds that all signs are favorable that the college is on an upward swing for next year. "We are certainly not the only college in the country who is feeling some impact from the economic recession this year as students and their families turn to community colleges or colleges that are close enough to home to allow them to commute and reduce living expenses," Valentine said. "This economic situation has been especially challenging for colleges like ours who are residential campuses with relatively few commuter students. In addition, it is common for colleges to see some uncertainty in their enrollment during a year when they are transitioning to new leadership." Read full story online.
C-SC to celebrate 100 seasons of football
The opening kickoff against Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., on September 5 will launch the 100th official season of college football at Culver-Stockton. Football was first played here as a club sport in the 1870s, according to the history books, but the team was never an official college team until much later. When students tried to organize the first college team in 1899, the faculty was opposed and the college refused to be responsible for any injuries. Only one game was played, against LaGrange College, and then LaGrange got angry over a debate in 1900 and refused to compete against C-SC (which was known as Christian Unversity back then) for seven years. How you count the 100 seasons is a little tricky. The college started keeping football records in 1907, but it lost three seasons of play (1943, 44, 45) during World War II because there weren't enough male students to field a team. More information is available online. Whichever way you count it, Culver-Stockton will be celebrating the 100th official season of Wildcat football all year. Be sure to join the fun! Go Wildcats.
C-SC is going greener when it comes to paper
In an effort to reduce paper waste, C-SC is going greener this year and limiting the number of free copies that students can make on campus-owned printers and copiers. Every student will be able to print/copy 500 free pages during the school year (250 per semester). The 501st page and every additional page will cost the student $.05 per page. Students can purchase additional pages in $10 increments through their MyCulver account and can also track the remainder of available prints on MyCulver by clicking on the Students tab and then the Prints sidebar. When attempting to print in the computer labs, a pop-up will appear asking for a username and password. Type in your e-mail username and password and a new pop-up will appear displaying your balance and confirming that you want to print. If there are any questions, please contact the Information Technology department by clicking here.
Harmony magazine 2009
The 2009 issue of Harmony magazine is here! Featuring a new size, new glossy paper, color cover, and enhanced layout designs, this issue demonstrates once again the talents and creativity of the student staff and editors of Harmony. Under the guidance of Dr. Ron Stormer, interim advisor during spring semester, last year's art editors, Andrew Rutherford and Kyle Darnell and literary editor, Jessie Krumrei, led the staff to the production of this fresh and attractive issue. The 2009-10 staff of Harmony is already considering its creative plans for the 2010 issue. Jessie Krumrei and Andrew Rutherford are back as this year's editors, and Dr. Lee Hammer is back on the job (after a spring sabbatical) as advisor. Copies of the 2009 Harmony may be picked up in the English Department (206H Johann) or in the library.
Find out what Canton has to offer
Every fall C-SC joins forces with the Canton Chamber of Commerce to bring C-SC students Sample Canton. This year's event will be held Thursday, September 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Meaders Lounge. More than 20 businesses from the Canton community are signed up for the event and will have booths with displays about what they have to offer. Students are encouraged to attend Sample Canton and check out the many different businesses in the Canton area.
Check cashing available
Students, faculty, and staff with Culver-Stockton College I.D.'s may cash their personal checks in the Student Financial Services offices, located on the first floor of Henderson Hall, Room 102. Checks will be cashed up to a limit of $50 between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Classy 'Cats and Cheerleading tryouts
Classy 'Cats Dance Team tryouts are scheduled for Thursday, September 3, at 4 p.m. on the dance floor in the Field House. If you are interested in trying out, you must attend a mandatory clinic on Wednesday, September 2, at 4 p.m. at the dance floor. Cheerleading tryouts will be held Wednesday, September 2, at 6:15 a.m. in the Field House. The mandatory cheer clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, at 6:15 a.m., in the field house. For more information contact head cheerleading and dance coach, Traci Bringer,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 6443.