Thursday, February 19 , 2009
Fox on Fox Business Network
Culver-Stockton College President, Bill Fox, will participate in a live national TV interview on the Fox Business Network, tomorrow, Friday, February 20, in Washington D.C. The interview will take place at 10 a.m. and will discuss challenges being faced by colleges and their students with the current state of the economy. The interview will focus on colleges in the heartland. Experiences at C-SC over the past several months and what the near future may bring will also be topics for discussion. President Fox will also have the opportunity to talk about EXP@CSC as an example of creative programs that make a college more marketable.
John Dominic Crossan to give C-SC Robison Lecture in Religion
John Dominic Crossan, best-selling author and lecturer, will give a presentation titled "The Bible and Violence" as the annual Robison Lecture in religion on the Culver-Stockton College campus at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Merillat Chapel. Crossan has written 23 books on historical Jesus studies in the last 40 years, five of which have become international religious best sellers. His work has been translated into 11 foreign languages. He is well known as the chair of the Historical Jesus Section of the Society of Biblical Literature from 1992 -1998, an association for biblical study in the United States, and as co-chair of the Jesus Seminar from 1985-1986, which meets twice annually to debate the life of Jesus in the gospels. The Robison Lecture is free and open to the public. It is also a part of C-SC Academic and Cultural Events program. More information is available online.
C-SC to host giant map of Africa
Culver-Stockton College will host its second giant National Geographic map, a map of Africa, in the Charles Field House, Wednesday, March 4, through Monday, March 9, as a part of the C-SC "Schoolhouse Connections" program. This giant map of Africa is a touring project with National Geographic and was the first map to begin touring the nation in 2006. The map is the world's largest map of the African continent, weighing in at 102 pounds and measuring 35 feet by 26 feet. The map is designed to be like a game board, complete with a trunk full of accessories, interactive activities, games, books, videos, and music that relate to Africa. The games teach students not only about the physical characteristics of the continent but about Africa's rich history and culture. The map will be open for public viewing Wednesday, March 4, from noon until 8 p.m. as well as Thursday, March 5, through Monday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. More information is available online.
Recycling containers arrive at C-SC
Recycling containers have arrived on the C-SC campus. Paper of all kinds, (excluding paper towels and napkins); and aluminum, plastic, and glass beverage containers can be recycled. All academic and non-Greek residence halls have a multiple-container collection system- blue for paper, gray for trash, and next week, green for empty and clean beverage containers. All printing stations on campus have a blue container to collect paper. The student mail room has a larger paper container where "junk mail" can be discarded. All major faculty and administrative office groups have a blue recycling container in their areas. Secure documents that need to be shredded commercially can be recycled in the tan container in Henderson Hall. Students, led by the SGA, will regularly collect recyclables from the multibin areas. Each office is in charge of emptying its collection bin into the buildings "main bins." A specially prepared sorting center has been created in the lower level of Johann. From there, students will transport the recyclables to the newly established City of Canton recycling center at 508 N. 4th St., which accepts a broader array of recyclables every Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In order to collect as many recyclables as possible, the SGA will be collecting all recycling materials from the C-SC community on Friday, February 20, from 1 - 3 pm outside of Johann 109a, which is by the ramp leading into the basement of Johann on your left as you go toward Shannon Hall. Anyone can stop by with paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, etc., to be taken downtown the following morning to the sorting site. Please note that the city does not accept plastic grocery bags. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Drew Thompson, Nicole Gravedoni, or Dale Zschoche.
C-SC Students take part in opera
Three C-SC students are taking part in the Muddy River Opera Company's production of ABE. Amber Bosomworth, a senior music education major, and Sarah Breyne, a senior speech and theatre education major, are singing in the chorus; and Kennedy Moore, a senior jazz music major, is playing bass in the orchestra. The play covers the life of Abraham Lincoln from his earliest attempts at self-improvement through the 1860 election. The musical explores his youth as a flatboat pilot on the Mississippi, his early love for Ann Rutledge, his troubled marriage to the difficult and mentally fragile Mary Todd, and his efforts to be a good father. The world premiere of ABE will be performed Friday, February 20, 2009 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 22, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Oakley-Lindsay Civic Center in Quincy, Ill. Tickets are available at the Quincy Community Theatre Box Office from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., online at www.1qct.org or by phone 217-222-3209.
Rosenberger awarded HAAC honors
Culver-Stockton College pole vaulter Zach Rosenberger has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week of February 16, recognizing him for his performance during the Graceland University Open on February 13. Rosenberger, a junior from Columbia City, Ind., won the pole vault with a personal best mark of 16 feet, 3 inches. His winning mark broke his previous high of 16 feet, 2 inches, which he set February 9 at Illinois Colleges' Dr. Jim Green Invitational in Jacksonville. His new mark is the highest mark set in the HAAC and NAIA this indoor season. Rosenberger, who has already qualified for the NAIA Indoor Championships in March, will try to defend his pole vault conference championship at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, February 20-21 in Lamoni, Iowa.
C-SC Sigma Sigma Sigma members Cara Lamansky, Katy Hanus, Kat Kerness, and Emily Johnston pose with Laura Sweet, Tri-Sigma National President, while in Columbia, Mo.
Sigma Sigma Sigma members help with installation of Mizzou Chapter
Five members of the C-SC Tri-Sigma chapter traveled to Columbia to help with the initiation and installation of the Sigma Sigma Sigma chapter at the University of Missouri. Cara Lamansky, Emily Johnston, Michelle Staples, Kat Kerness, and Katy Hanus helped teach the new members about the values, tradtions, and history of Tri-Sigma, according to Hanus. "The best part of this trip was just being able to be involved. Our chapter here at Culver is so new, we have heard the stories from the people who have actually gone through with starting a chapter; and the girls at Mizzou had so many of the same feelings that our women here had," said Kerness, C-SC Tri-Sigma president. The C-SC members helped answer questions about the initiation process and the installation of the new chapter while helping new members complete their training.
Library to host Pie Day
The C-SC Library will host Pie Day Monday, February 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the west wing of the library. Faculty and staff are invited to come and enjoy a piece (or two) of pie. If you're up to baking (or buying) a pie, bring it to the library by 1 p.m. on Monday, February 23. Please let library staff know if you plan to bring a pie...sugar-free pies are welcome, too! If you are unable to bring a pie, please donate dessert plates, napkins, and plastic forks. RSVP at 288-6321 or by e-mailing Julie Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
C-SC professor emeritus serves as judge at poetry competition
Al Beck, C-SC art professor emeritus, served as a judge at the third annual "Poetry Out Loud Competition" on February 17. "Poetry Out Loud" is a regional poetry recitation competition for area high school students hosted by the Hannibal Arts Council.