Thursday, September 17 , 2009
Homecoming events to start September 20
C-SC Homecoming events will kick off Sunday, September 20, with a bonfire in the ARC parking lot at 9 p.m. During the bonfire, students will be able to make s'mores, get their photo taken as Wildcat Willie, win door prizes, and find out who this year's Homecoming royalty nominees are. Banner wars, window painting, and a canned food drive will take place on Monday, September 21. Banners and windows must include the homecoming theme - Wild With Pride - and the name of the residence hall or organization. Windows and banners must be completed by noon on Monday. The canned food drive will take place in Meaders Lounge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Tuesday, September 22, through Thursday, September 24, penny wars will be held outside the cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., all proceeds will go to the John Tripp Memorial Garden. A karaoke competition will be held Tuesday in the courtyard outside of the Cat's Pause at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, September 23, a kick ball competition will be held at 6 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl, to be followed by a lip sync competition at 9 p.m. in the ARC. Teams for the lip sync must be made up of three guys and three girls. Each team will be judged on lip sync accuracy, choreography, costumes, crowd interaction and overall presentation. A homecoming trivia night will be held on Thursday, September 24, at 7 p.m. in Meaders Lounge. Teams must be made up of no more than eight members. Organizations and residence halls can enter more than one team in the competition. On Friday, September 23, an alumni panel will be held in Meaders Lounge from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A pep rally will start at 7 p.m. in the field house, where homecoming royalty will be announced. A Yell Like Hell and Wildcat Willie competition will also be held during the pep rally. The Yell Like Hell competition is where teams of five girls and five guys lead the crowd in cheers. Teams will be judged on creativity, originality, continuity, costumes and presentation. During the Wildcat Willie competition, individuals will create their own costumes and compete to get the crowd pumped up to win the title of Wildcat Willie. Homecoming events will conclude Saturday, September 26, with the Homecoming parade at 10 a.m. and the Wildcat football game against Avila at 2 p.m. For more information about campus Homecoming events contact Tegan Viggers at email@example.com.
C-SC to exhibit art of 1960 graduate
Culver-Stockton College will host the art of Dr. Thomas Spoerner, a 1960 graduate of C-SC, during an exhibit September 24 through October 30 in the Mabee Art Gallery. The show will be a compilation of Spoerner's work from the past and include a few of his more recent pieces. Spoerner is originally from Hammond, Ind., and graduated from C-SC with a bachelor's degree in art in 1960. He attended George Peabody College for Teachers and graduated with his masters in art education in 1961. He taught as an elementary art teacher until he was offered an art education position at Murray State University, Murray, Ky., where he remained until leaving in 1975 to work on his doctoral studies. In 1978 after completing his doctorate at Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., Spoerner joined the art faculty at Ball State and taught in the college's art education program. Dr. Spoerner has exhibited paintings and photographs in national, regional, and local exhibitions. He has also written several articles on art education, been invited as a juror for several exhibits and given lectures at the state and national level. More information is available online.
Kellogg to promote theatre production over radio
Jeff Kellogg, C-SC associate professor of theatre, will be on 90.3 WQUB FM Thursday, September 17, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 19, at noon to talk about the upcoming C-SC production of Spoon River Anthology. The production is the first C-SC theatrical performance of the new academic year and opens Thursday night, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. and continues through Sunday, September 20, at 3 p.m. Tickets are still available. ACE credit is offered. Full information is available online.
SIU School of Law representative to visit campus
A representative from Southern Illinois University School of Law will be on campus Monday, September 21, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. outside of the cafeteria. The admissions counselor will be available to answer questions and share advice with all of those who are interested.
Netherlands study abroad course looking for participants
There is plenty of room available for a new study abroad course titled: "Netherlandish Culture and European Identity" that is being offered this spring. The nine day trip is scheduled from April 28-May 6, 2010. The three-week course will be worth three semester hours, and students can receive credit in art, history or political science. Students will have the unique opportunity to explore three countries, the Netherlands (Holland), Belgium and Luxembourg, with stays in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and Liege. Students will study the art, religion, economic structure and history of the Netherlands by visiting sites that include the Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt's House, Vincent van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Battlefield of Waterloo and Battle of the Bulge area. The price for the trip is $3,418. For more information please contact Professor Robert Kennon firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor David Fistein email@example.com.
Student Government Association welcomes new members
The Student Government Association held elections last week and have welcomed four new members. Kelsey Vaughn, freshman CSP major from Lewistown, Ill, will serve as the freshman representative. Senator-at-large positions were filled by Katie Fretwell, senior business and psychology major from Canton, Mo.; Aaron Fieseler, senior finance major from Bowling Green, Mo.; and Jordan Cannon, junior history and religion and philosophy major from Kansas City, Mo. Thanks to all students who voted.
Psychology Club elects officers
The C-SC Psychology Club elected officers at its first meeting of the year. Voted in as president was Angelyna Hinkle, senior psychology major from Murrieta, Calif. Jerry Best, junior psychology and criminal justice major from Tovey, Ill., will serve as vice president. Jennifer Jackson, junior psychology major from Warrensburg, Mo. is the treasurer. Secretary is Rebecca Conkright, senior psychology and pre-occupational therapy major from Sutter, Ill.; and Karrie Perry, junior psychology major from Bowen, Ill., is the SGA representative. Congratulations to all newly elected officers.
Hat trick lifts Lady Wildcats to second victory
Sydney Hase scored three goals and assisted on another as the Culver-Stockton College women's soccer team blanked Harris-Stowe State University 8-0 Sunday afternoon at Ayers Field. Hase netted her first goal as a Wildcat in the 14th minute, and then added a penalty kick in the 37th minute of the first half to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead. Megan Alles notched her first goal of the season in the 57th minute to make it 3-0 before Hase got the hat trick a minute later after taking a feed from Allie Bjork. Bjork also scored her first career goal, and Danielle Blevins ended a splendid week with two goals and two assists. Jessica Brixey also scored a goal for the winners. The eight goals are the most by the Wildcats since scoring 14 in a 14-0 victory over Lincoln Christian College on Sept. 14, 2004. The Wildcats out-shot the Hornets 27-3 and earned 16 corner kicks to the Hornets' two. Dakota Jorgensen, Sarah O'Laughlin and Jessica Weston all combined for the shutout, which is the Wildcats' second straight this season. C-SC, now 2-3 on the year, will play at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wis., on Saturday, Sept. 19. Game time is scheduled for noon.
Blevins earns HAAC weekly honor
Culver-Stockton College women's soccer player Danielle Blevins has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her play in three games last week. Blevins, a 5-4 junior, scored four goals and recorded three assists for 11 points to help the Wildcats win two of their three games during the week. She scored the only goal in the Wildcats' 1-0 victory over Central Christian College on Sept. 11, which snapped the Wildcats' 20-game losing streak. On Sunday, Sept. 13, Blevins totaled two goals and had two assists as the Wildcats defeated Harris-Stowe State University (Mo.) 8-0. Earlier in the week, Blevins netted a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to William Woods University (Mo.) on Sept. 9. For the season, Blevins leads the Wildcats with four goals and four assists for a total of 12 points. Her four assists lead the HAAC with 0.80 per game, and she is ranked third in points (2.40/game), fourth in goals (0.80/game) and second in shots on goal (2.60/game). The Wildcats, currently 2-3 on the season, will play at Mount Mary College on Saturday, Sept. 19, in Milwaukee, Wis. Game time is scheduled for noon.