Thursday, October 22 , 2009
Culver-Stockton to freeze all student charges for 2010-11
The Culver-Stockton College Board of Trustees has agreed to freeze all annual costs for the 2010-11 academic year. The announcement was made following the fall board meeting at which trustees voted to approve a one-year freeze of tuition at the current $22,250 level. Additionally the board agreed to hold annual student fee charges steady at $300, room charges at $3,300 annually, and the cost for a full meal plan at $4,100. Students also have other meal plan options. The changes keep a student's 2010-11 annual fees at $29,950 if they purchase a full meal plan. "The college recognizes that most students and their families endured significant financial setbacks during our nation's recent recession and that, even if the recession is ending, many families have not yet begun to recover," said Culver-Stockton President Richard Valentine. "We want our students' families to know that we share their financial concerns and that we are equally invested in each student's success. By making this announcement regarding next year's fees about six months in advance of the usual announcement, we hope our families will feel secure in their financial planning for their student's college education."Full story is available online.
Wildcat Educators observe "Teen Read Week"
In observance of Teen Read Week, Wildcat Educators presented copies of the Missouri Historical Museum's publication, Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide, to the Canton R-V library, the Canton Public Library, and the C-SC Johann Memorial Library. The presentation of this book was made possible by a unique partnership with the Missouri History Museum Educational Division and Lisa Gilbert, education coordinator/community education and events. The Missouri History Museum is located in Forest Park, St. Louis and cooperates with Culver-Stockton College with their participation in the Museums as Classroom initiative. Schools and libraries in northeast Missouri will all receive copies as well as the Quincy Public Library, Hannibal Public Library, and Keokuk Public Library. The Four Star Public Library in Mendon, Ill., Knox County Public Library, Knox County, Mo., and other school districts where Culver-Stockton has student teachers also received a copy of the publication.
Dr. Tobias Winright to give C-SC Procter Lecture on ethics of life in Catholicism
Dr. Tobias Winright, assistant professor of theological studies and director of the ethics-across-the-curriculum program at Saint Louis University, will give the Culver-Stockton College 2009 Procter Lecture on "Consistent Ethics of Life in the Roman Catholic Church?" The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 29, in the Merillat Chapel. Dr. Winright has prior experience in youth and campus ministry, as well as several years of experience in law enforcement as a detention deputy and reserve police officer. During his lecture, Dr. Winright will answer many questions including: are "pro-life" and "pro-birth" synonyms? Where does the Roman Catholic Church stand on a wide range of social, political, and ethical issues like abortion, cloning, genetic engineering, health care, welfare, the environment, the death penalty, and war? Is the "consistent ethic of life" making a comeback in the Roman Catholic Church? Full story is available online.
H1N1 patient fully recovered and back on campus
The Culver-Stockton College student diagnosed with the first case of H1N1 on campus and in Lewis County has recovered fully and is back on campus. Dean of Student Life Wendy Powers said that not only has the student returned fully recovered but no other cases of H1N1 have been reported. "It's the season for us to have illness on campus, but there have been no other H1N1 cases," Powers said. In accordance with its flu prevention plans, the college is providing extra cleaning of high-touch areas campus-wide in addition to the intensified efforts campus-wide to prevent the spread of any infectious disease. Wall-mounted hand sanitizers have been placed in every campus building and disposable hand sanitizer bottles are available in public areas such as the dining hall, library, and classrooms. Chlorine bleach wipes are available in computer labs and other high-touch areas. In addition, staff have been trained in enhanced cleaning methods and in how to recognize and report flu symptoms. More information about C-SC's approach to flu season is available online at www.culver.edu/flu.
Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company to perform as part of ACE program
The Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company will perform at the Quincy Junior High Morrison Theatre on Friday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. Brought here by the Quincy Civic Music Association, this great troupe evokes sustained bravos from their audiences. The large company of dancers, accompanied by its own orchestra delivers a glorious program that dazzles with beauty and color. Some critics have compared this high energy, acrobatic show to Riverdance but say that the Virsky is more varied and rich while just as dynamic and energetic. The dances range from elegant to wild abandon. The men and women impress audiences with their balletic choreography, their finesse and razor-sharp formations, all in dazzlingly adorned costumes. This concert is a part of C-SC Academic and Cultural Events program and is free to college students.
Sinkus earns Libero of the Week honor
Culver-Stockton College libero Kallie Sinkus has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Libero of the Week for her performances in five matches during the week of Oct. 12-18. Sinkus, a sophomore from Springfield, Ill. (Glenwood HS), accumulated 121 digs in 18 games (5 matches) last week, an average of 6.72 digs per game. She also recorded a service reception percentage of 95.2 percent, handling 80 of the 84 serves she received during the week. Sinkus also registered an 87.2 service percentage and had six service aces in 78 attempts as the Wildcats went 2-3 last week. For the season, Sinkus has appeared in all 28 matches and performed in all 100 games played by the Wildcats this season. She is averaging a team-best 4.86 digs per game, which is fifth in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. In addition, Sinkus is second on the team with 30 service aces and has a team-high 95.7 percent service reception percentage. The Wildcats, who are currently 9-19 overall and 1-4 in the HAAC, will play at Evangel University on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Springfield, Mo. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.