Thursday, January 29 , 2009
Black Student Union to host "Museum of Oppression"
The Black Student Union at Culver-Stockton College will host a "Museum of Oppression" to help build tolerance among the campus community. Students will act out various forms of oppression during the live interactive event, scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, February 5, in Meaders Lounge in the Gladys Crown Center on campus. Event coordinator Jessica Weston, president of the Black Student Union, said the event will help the Culver-Stockton community learn about different groups who have been oppressed: women, homosexuals, Latinos, African Americans, the homeless, Native Americans, Japanese Americans, Christians, and those who have been oppressed because of body image. "We are not targeting just one type of oppression. We want to show how many people have been oppressed for various reasons throughout history. The more types of oppression we can show, the more people might be affected," Weston said. "We want to teach tolerance as a whole to the campus." Weston said she believes intolerance will become a more openly recognized and discussed issue due to President Obama's election. "Racism and intolerance won't be issues you can just ignore. President Obama makes the issues more visible, and people are going to have to confront their fears and beliefs," she added.
C-SC partners with Savings and Growth for Education (SAGE) to help students
Culver-Stockton College has joined the Savings and Growth for Education (SAGE) enrollment marketing consortium, which helps families afford private colleges. C-SC is one of 227 college and university members of SAGE, and the seventh college to join in the state of Missouri. Students can earn scholarships at more than 200 private colleges and universities through the SAGE "Scholars Tuition Rewards Program." Students of families who take part in SAGE can earn "Tuition Rewards" by saving or investing with one or more of SAGE's financial partners. The program allows families to invest money in an account for the higher education of a student. When money is invested in the student's account "Tuition Reward Points" are earned and can be used as scholarship money at a member college or university. "Culver-Stockton has affiliated with SAGE as a way to help future students make attending private college more affordable," said Melik Peter Khoury, C-SC vice president for enrollment management and college marketing. "Significantly more students graduate in just four years at private colleges, avoiding a fifth or sixth year of college-related expenses and entering the job market more quickly. We appreciate being able to work with SAGE to help more students benefit from the private college experience." Read full story online.
Rosenberger places fifth in pole vault at Iowa State
The Culver-Stockton College track team competed at the Iowa State University Open indoor track meet January 24 in Ames, Iowa. Zach Rosenberger was the top finisher for the Wildcats, finishing fifth in the pole vault. Rosenberger, who has already qualified for the NAIA Indoor Championships in March, reached a height of 15 feet, 5 3/4 inches on Saturday. Senior sprinter Tyler Buckman also had a good weekend, reaching a "B" qualifying mark for the national meet with a time of 49.94 seconds in the 400-meter dash. Buckman finished 17th out of 90 runners. Two other Wildcats also placed in the upper tier of their events during the weekend. Marcus Barnett placed 33rd out of 109 sprinters in the 60-meter dash with a time of 22.85, and Chris Lanhum placed 34th out of 58 runners in the mile run with a time of 4:31.86. In women's action, freshman Kayci Yelliott ran a season-best 1:03.23 in the 400-meter dash, placing 31st out of 57 runners. The Wildcats are scheduled to participate in the Jack Jenet Invitational this Saturday, January 31, at the University of Northern Iowa. That event is slated to begin at 10 a.m. in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Memorial Service to be held for C-SC student
A memorial service will be held for Ashlee Chandler, a Culver-Stockton College student, Wednesday, February 4, at 7 p.m. in Merillat Chapel on the C-SC campus. Ashlee passed away January 22 after a long battle with cancer. There will be a table outside the cafeteria during lunch Monday, February 2 through Thursday, February 4, for those who wish to make donations to the Ashlee Chandler Memorial Fund. Donations may also be taken to the Student Life office in Johnson Hall.
El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant opens today
The El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant opens for business today Thursday, January 29 at 11 a.m. The restaurant has relocated to the old Ford building at 201 N. 4th St., Suite 1 in Canton, from its former location in Memphis, Mo. The menu offers affordable Mexican dishes as well as some American food items. The doors will remain open until 9 p.m. Go and enjoy some Mexican food and support this new business in the Canton community.
Logo Store grand reopening sale
The C-SC Logo Shop will celebrate its grand reopening with sales all next week, February 2-7. A different sale will run each day next week with long-sleeved tees being 25 percent off on Monday; 25 percent off hoodies on Tuesday; 25 percent off all Greek items on Wednesday; 25 percent off C-SC shorts or t-shirts on Thursday; 25 percent off any sports t-shirt on Friday; and a special sale on Saturday, buy one get one 50 percent off on warm-ups. With any purchase, your name will be put into a drawing for a 25 dollar gift certificate to the C-SC Logo Shop. Items placed on the clearance rack have also been marked down as much as 75 percent off. The Logo Store will be open Monday-Friday 12-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Support the C-SC Wildcats with the purchase of a C-SC item during the Logo Stores grand reopening sale.
C-SC channels with St. Louis students
Some 30 faculty and staff will travel to St. Louis this weekend to host the Culver-Stockton Connection for prospective students. C-SC is expecting a full house at the Sheraton Towers Westport, when students and their families will attend brief demo EXP@CSC classes and learn what C-SC has to offer.
Pillars candidates arrive on campus February 7
C-SC Classy Cats to host Kitty Kat Kamp
C-SC will host the 25th annual Pillars for Excellence Competition on Saturday, February 7. Prospective students will be on campus to be interviewed and write essays in competition for full-tuition scholarships. Students invited to compete have a minimum high school GPA of 3.6 and at least a 26/1120 ACT/SAT score. Students and their parents arrive at 8 a.m. Saturday.
The Culver-Stockton College Classy 'Cats dance team will host a "Kitty Kat Kamp" for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, Sunday, February 15, from 2-4 p.m., in the Charles Field house on the C-SC campus. Campers will learn dance techniques at the camp as well as a new routine that will be performed at halftime during the C-SC vs. William Jewell basketball game on Monday, February 16. The cost of the camp is $25 per child, which includes a t-shirt, snack, and admission to the C-SC vs. William Jewell basketball game. For more information or to register for the camp, contact Melissa Viloria at 573-288-6513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.