Thursday, October 14 , 2010
C-SC lecturer awarded for advancing women in athletics
Aron Potter, Culver-Stockton College lecturer in physical education, is being honored for her work to advance women in sports. Potter was recently named a recipient of the Missouri NAGWS Pathfinder award. "On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Education/Applied Arts division, we want to say congratulations to one of our own. We are proud to be Aron's colleague and just as proud that she is a member of the Culver-Stockton community of teachers," said Ann Hammer, division chair of Education and Applied Arts. The NAGWS Pathfinder Awards were established in 1991 to provide national recognition to women who have demonstrated continuous dedication to the advocacy, recruitment and enhancement of girls and women in sports and sport leadership in their states. Each state association represented in AAHPERD has the opportunity to select a recipient to be recognized nationally as a Pathfinder. Since the inception of the award, more than 575 women have been named NAGWS Pathfinders. This auspicious award continues to honor women who have dedicated their lives to girls and women in sport. "Being an active member of MOAHPERD has changed and shaped how I view my professional career so much," says Potter. "Until I became an active member, I never realized how many people you can educate on the benefits of 'quality' physical education and sport when you have a platform to stand on. The NAGWS Missouri Pathfinder award is very humbling for me because some of the great Missouri female educators who are my mentors have been prior recipients. Dr. Millie Barnes, Dr. Joyce Bailey and Dr. Peggy Martin, just to name a few, have impacted my life. And to be in the same category as those great ladies is very humbling. They have all taught me to be a strong and passionate teacher and coach and to always walk with pride and passion each day so you can pass on the love of sport and the value of education to the next generation," Potter adds. The Pathfinder awards will be presented during the NAGWS Rachel Bryant Lecture and Awards Session at the annual AAHPERD National Convention.
C-SC and American Chemical Society to present "Deterministic Chaos" talk
The Culver-Stockton College Department of Science and the American Chemical Society are joining together on Friday, Oct. 22 to present a talk by Dr. Richard Field from the University of Montana. He will be discussing "Deterministic Chaos" at 7:30 p.m. in the C-SC Science Center, room 208. Dr. Field will be presenting why some things that appear to be random are not. He will start out with basic dynamics like the flight of a projectile and then define and illustrate the more advanced concepts geometrically. Within the discussion, he will address topics such as trajectories, attractors, limit cycles and bifurcations. Dr. Field will also be using experimental examples throughout his presentation. The event is free and open to the public and is part of C-SC's Academic and Cultural Events (ACE) program. Questions can be directed toward Dr. Mohamed El-Bermawy, C-SC professor of chemistry and biology, via telephone at (573)288-6344 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sinkus named Libero of the Week
Culver-Stockton College junior libero Kallie Sinkus has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Libero of the Week for her defensive play in five matches last week. Sinkus, a junior from Chatham, Ill. (Glenwood HS), averaged 6.13 digs per game in 15 games last week, totaling 92 digs overall, including a season-high 29 digs against Mount Mercy (Iowa) on Oct. 8. In addition, Sinkus committed just two passing errors on 87 chances last week for a reception percentage of 97.7 percent, and she recorded a service percentage of 91.4 percent, successfully serving 58 times with just five service errors. For the season, Sinkus has garnered 326 digs in 71 games played and is ranked fourth in the HAAC in digs per game with an average of 4.26 per contest. She is also second on the team with 11 service aces this year.
Associate Professor accepted into International Mezzotint Society
Robert Kennon, Associate Professor of Art & Design was accepted as a member in the International Mezzotint Society, Gainesville, FL. Kennon's artwork is also showcased and for sale on the following online galleries: Artslant.com, Art3000.com, Deviantart.com, Redbubble.com, Absoluteart.com, Mosaicglobe.com, Foundmyself.com, Artist-listing.com, Photobucket.com, Flickr.com,
723-Onlineartgallery.com, Fineartamerica.com, Santchigallery.com and voodoochilli.com.
Piano Instructor Recital at C-SC
Culver-Stockton College piano instructor Abbie Brewer will perform on Oct. 24, 2010 at 3 p.m. in Merillat Hall in the Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. Brewer will introduce and perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Gabriel Faure, which she will also perform as a part of her Doctor of Musical Arts work through the University of Iowa. Before joining the C-SC faculty in August as part-time instructor of piano, Brewer taught piano in Coralville, Iowa while completing her doctoral coursework at the University of Iowa. A native of northwest Iowa, she received her undergraduate degree in music education from Wartburg College in Waverly. While working on her master's degree in piano performance from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif., Brewer taught piano and served as staff accompanist at Vangard University. At Culver-Stockton College, she teaches class piano and private voice lessons and accompanies the concert and chamber choirs. She has performed as a concert pianist throughout the Midwest and also in Australia, Bulgaria and Italy.The preview recital on Sunday, Oct. 24 is free and open to the public. For more information on this event contact the Culver-Stockton College Fine Arts Division at (573) 288-6346.