Thursday, September 10 , 2009
Spoon River Anthology to run September 17-20
Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology will open in the Mabee Little Theatre on Thursday, September 17, and run through Sunday, September 20. Spoon River Anthology, based on the poetry of Edgar Lee Masters and conceived, adapted, and arranged by Charles Aidman, is staged in a hilltop cemetery. The characters are the ghosts of Spoon River’s inhabitants who share the secrets of the lives they led in the small, fictional Illinois town. The cast, under the direction of Jeff Kellogg, C-SC associate professor of theatre, includes an ensemble of 20 C-SC students, 10 women and 10 men, who portray the more than 50 characters in the play. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 17, through Saturday, September 19, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 20. All performances will take place in the Mabee Little Theatre. This show is being produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for non-C-SC students. For more information about Fine Arts events or to reserve a ticket, call 573-288-6346 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The complete release, a list of cast members and production staff is available online. Some cast members are also blogging about their experiences with this theatre production. To read their blogs, click here.
Community Day this weekend
C-SC is hosting Community Day this weekend in recognition of the first home football game of the season. A nickel carnival will begin at 10 a.m., tailgating starts at 11 a.m., and kick off for the football game is at 1 p.m. Admission is free to the game and all concessions will be half price. Come on out and support the Wildcat football team. Remember to bring your friends and family.
Culver-Stockton prepares for flu outbreak
After researching current trends and meeting with the Lewis County Health Department, Culver-Stockton has developed a three-pronged approach to preventing and minimizing the impact of flu-like symptoms within our community. Because specific H1N1 testing is cost prohibitive, even at the Health Department and local physician's offices, we will not seek to differentiate between seasonal "flu-like symptoms" and H1N1 flu. We will report any cases to the Health Department, as well as the campus and surrounding community. We are currently conducting a multi-faceted educational campaign to increase awareness across the college community of flu symptoms, preventive measures and recommended treatment. Wall-mounted hand sanitizers are available or use in every campus building. Disposable hand sanitizer bottles will be placed on all dining hall tables, library tables and in all classrooms. Chlorine bleach wipes will also be available for keyboards and mice in computer labs. As usual, we will make seasonal flu vaccinations available on-campus, administered by the Health Department, for a nominal fee in early-mid October. Because the H1N1 vaccine is expected to be in short supply, pregnant students and those age 18 or under with a chronic health condition will be our top priority to receive the two-dose series of H1N1 vaccines in a physician's office or at the health department. More information about the campus preparation for the H1N1 virus is available online.
C-SC students pitch in to help community
Recently, about 15 C-SC students helped clean at the Lincoln School in Martin Park and at the Canton R-V Daycare as part of a volunteer project for Wildcat Welcome Weekend. Lincoln School is where African American school children in Canton went to school during the decades of segregation. "The school has been sitting empty since it closed, and we are hoping to restore the school to its 1954 condition (the year it closed) and then use it as a walk-though museum of education and African-American history in Lewis County and a place where school kids can visit and hear lessons about civil rights history, one-room school houses, etc. We are in the process of planning the restoration and raising money for it," said Scott Giltner, C-SC assistant professor of history and chairperson of the Lincoln School subcommittee of the Canton Community Betterment Group. The students helped clean for an open house that is planned for the same night as the Relay for Life in Canton. "They did a great job - taking out garbage, sweeping the building, removing wasp nests, cleaning window sills, scrubbing graffiti, etc. They were very enthusiastic," said Giltner.
Overtime goal lifts Wildcats to victory
Pablo Diez Burrillo's free kick deflected off a Iowa Wesleyan defender and past the Tiger goalie in the 106th minute to give the Culver-Stockton College men's soccer team a 2-1 double-overtime victory on September 1, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The victory gave first-year coach Stephen Peck a win in his first game as coach of the Wildcats. The Wildcats jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal by senior Bryan Curry in the 43rd minute. Fellow senior Connor Halpin assisted on the goal. Iowa Wesleyan (0-3) tied the game early in the second half as Michael Roberts beat Chris Efthim in the 48th minute. The Tigers controlled play for most of the game, out-shooting the visitors 20-6 in the game, including 10-2 in the second half. Iowa Wesleyan also outshot the Wildcats 5-2 in the overtime. Junior Joey Sausto started in goal for the Wildcats, and also played in the overtime, stopping all six shots that came his way. Efthim was credited with two saves in the second half.