Thursday, September 3, 2009
President to host Labor Day All-College Picnic
President Valentine and his wife, Lorna, will host an All-College Picnic on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the backyard of the Pillars. Students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend, enjoy the food and socialize with other members of the college community. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Residents invited to "Community Day"
Culver-Stockton College invites all area residents to Ellison Poulton Stadium for "Community Day" and the first home football game of the 2009 season on Saturday, September 12. Admission is free to the game between the Culver-Stockton Wildcats and the 16th-ranked Missouri Valley College Vikings. Kick-off is at 1 p.m. "Community Day" includes half-price concessions, free face painting, and free temporary Wildcat tattoos. C-SC students also will host a nickel carnival to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Canton Mayor Terry Fretwell will be the honorary guest "Coach for the Day." "The partnership between Culver-Stockton and the region is an essential part of who we are as a college, and Community Day is just one way to say thank you to area residents for their ongoing support of the college," said Richard Valentine, C-SC president.
BRCN students attend "Commitment to Care"
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing students attended the "Commitment to Care" seminar, recently. During the seminar students heard from BRCN president, Dr. Pam Brown who stressed the importance of nurses in today's society. "It is a privilege to be a nurse...nurses are the hope in patients eyes," said Brown. Brown also introduced the Academic Recognition Program, which is new this fall. Faculty will nominate students who go above and beyond; and each month, a different student will be recognized. Students also heard from the officers of the Student Nurses Organization (SNO), who encouraged all students to get involved in the program. For the second half of the seminar students split up into groups and talked about many different aspects of nursing and why they chose this major. A "Blessing of the Hands" ceremony ended the day with each student nurse having their hands blessed by faculty members. "Nurses hands touch patients, family and friends every day, do not take your hands for granted," said Brown.
Netherlands study abroad course informational meeting set
An informational meeting about the spring 2010 study abroad course to the Netherlands will be held on Tuesday, September 8, in Meaders Lounge from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This trip will give students the opportunity to experience art, architecture, history, and politics while studying the Golden Age of Europe's original heartland and have fun at the same time. Students will visit famous cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, and Antwerp, see the works of Rembrandt and Van Gogh in Amsterdam, cruise its famous canals, and visit the house where Anne Frank once lived. In Antwerp, they will see the works of Peter Paul Rubens and some fantastic architecture including the former residence of the Belgian Kings. Brussels, the EU and NATO capital of Europe, offers more cathedrals and museums than anywhere else. As if this is not enough, the class will visit the battlefield where Napoleon fought his last battle in 1815 and see Patton's grave and the monument that Belgium built as a tribute to the thousands of Americans that gave their lives at the Battle of the Bulge. There is more to learn about the study abroad course and any interested student is encouraged to attend the informational meeting. For more information or if you have questions contact Robert Kennon, at firstname.lastname@example.org, at 6367 or in Herrick 107A or David Fistein, at email@example.com, at 6694 or in Johann 115A.
Education majors get a course on Promethean boards
C-SC education majors received a lesson about Promethean interactive smart boards from C-SC alum, Jeff Bridges. C-SC recently aquired a Promethean board to help train and educate students majoring in education before they head out to find that first job. These boards promote an interactive and engaging classroom experience. "Training on these boards is a great portfolio builder for C-SC students," said Terry Sherer, chair of the C-SC education division.
C-SC art professor teaches workshop, gives lecture, participates in exhibitions
Robert Kennon, C-SC associate professor of art, taught the "PEARS: Printmaking, Education, and Research Studio" 10th annual summer printmaking workshop, this past summer. During the workshop, he taught printmaking processes including, drypoint, mezzotint, engraving & electrical tools. Over the summer he also gave a lecture titled "Prints and Drawings by Robert Kennon," at North Dakota State University , Fargo, N.D. Kennon also held a solo exhibit, "Monumental Mysteries: Monoliths, Megaliths, Menhirs & Dolmens of England," at the North Dakota State University Renaissance Gallery, in Fargo. His work was also accepted into the "Biennial Quad State Exhibit," at the Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Ill.; "Oregon Ink Spot: Print Exchange," at Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Ore.; "Originale II: Fine Art/Photography Competition & Exhibit," at the Hannibal Art Club, Hannibal, Mo.; and "Quincy Art Center Permanent Collection Exhibit," at the Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Ill.