Thursday, October 21 , 2010
Culver-Stockton freezes tuition for second consecutive year
The Culver-Stockton Board of Trustees has agreed to freeze tuition for the second consecutive year. The announcement follows the fall board meeting at which trustees voted to approve a one-year freeze of tuition at the rate of $22,250. Annual student fee charges will also remain at the current rate of $300. This marks the third consecutive academic year that tuition and fees have remained at these levels. The board, however, did approve a $200 total increase for room and board rates in response to rising food and energy costs. The change brings room costs to $3,400 and boarding costs to $4,200. Culver-Stockton President Richard Valentine says the modest increase in room and board rates comes at a time when many schools are increasing student enrollment costs on all levels. "At Culver-Stockton our goal is to provide students of promise with a quality education, at an affordable price. The college recognizes that many students and their families are still recovering from the financial setbacks that have plagued this country during the past two years. And, while many institutions of higher learning have chosen to increase student expenses on all levels, our board, after careful consideration, has decided to freeze tuition and fees and enact only a modest increase in room and board rates," said President Valentine. "We want our students and their families to know that we share their financial concerns. We believe that an investment in the private, liberal arts education offered at Culver-Stockton is an investment in the future; and we will continue to monitor the financial climate and look for ways to make sure our students and their families get the best possible value from that investment," Valentine added. Culver-Stockton College is also proud to offer students and their families a wide array of scholarships, grants and other assistance to help make college more affordable. More than 90 percent of Culver-Stockton students receive financial aid. For more information on financial aid and other ways to help pay for college visit www.culver.edu/value.
C-SC to host Duel on the Hill
Culver-Stockton College's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Chapter hosted the 3rd Annual Duel on the Hill Case Study Competition on Oct. 21, 2010. Duel on the Hill is an annual case study competition written and coordinated by Culver-Stockton SIFE students. It assists high school students in the development of marketing, economic, team-building, presentation and personal finance skills. Teams of four to six high school students were given an identical case study on Oct. 1, 2010. The case study involves the needs of each team's locality, and takes into consideration the environmental and financial fitness of the respective communities. The students now have three weeks to solve the problem with a creative, reasonable, workable solution, based on the economics, resources, location, and potential and future aims for their locales. During the Oct. 21st event, students presented their plan to a panel of judges. Each group was judged on its analysis of the problem, understanding of the issue, creativity and innovation, feasibility of the proposed solution, thoroughness and clarity. The top three teams receive trophies. Teams from: Canton High School, Southeastern (2 teams), Warsaw (3 teams), Highland, Illini West, Central High School and Heartland High School will competed in the event. "Through this competition, students are able to take what they have learned in their business classes and apply it to a real-life scenario. The practical knowledge and skills these students gain will be immensely valuable for them now and in the future," said Abi Adeleye, Duel on the Hill Coordinator. The 3rd Annual Duel on the Hill will continue the Harvest Fest Challenge tradition. Fall Harvest, sponsored by WGEM and County Market, is an initiative focused toward feeding the hungry within the tri-state area. All items go directly toward local Salvation Army locations to meet the daily needs of those less fortunate. The team which raises the largest amount of food items will be presented a trophy. The 2009 Duel on the Hill Fall Harvest Fest Challenge winner was Warsaw High School. For more information on Fall Harvest, visit www.wgem.com. SIFE advisor Jeanne Johnson, assistant professor of MIS, states: "Duel on the Hill provides C-SC students as well as high school students competing in this event the opportunity to learn through experience, exactly what Culver-Stockton's EXP@C-SC program encompasses." While on campus, students had the opportunity to tour C-SC, speak with a student panel, and learned more about the C-SC Business Programs. The keynote speaker for the event was Jim Barnett, C-SC alum, and CEO of Lanmarx, IL. Judges for the event include corporate recruiters from Dot Foods, Inc., and executives from General Mills, Lanmarx and other local businesses, as well as C-SC faculty and SIFE students. The event is coordinated by the Culver-Stockton SIFE Chapter. For more information and photos from the 1st and 2nd Duel on the Hills at see the Duel web site at www.duelonthehill.webs.com.
C-SC Chamber Choirs recently performed at St. Charles Christian Church
The Culver-Stockton College Concert and Chamber choirs traveled to St. Charles, Mo., on Oct. 17, 2010 to sing at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services at St. Charles Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Chamber Choir was part of the early service, offering lighter and more upbeat sacred literature in a contemporary style. The Concert Choir contributed to the traditional service at 10:30 with an introspective anthem followed by a rousing spiritual. The choirs were under the direction of Dr. Kevin Baker, C-SC associate professor of music. St. Charles Christian Church is located at 3337 Rue Royale in St. Charles, Mo. This offering by the Culver-Stockton College choirs serves as part of institutional outreach. Culver-Stockton College is affiliated with the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.
C-SC to host painting exhibit Nov. 4 - Dec. 17
Culver-Stockton College will host the work of Tyler Hennings , a painter, Thursday, Nov. 4 through Friday, Dec. 17, in the Mabee Art Gallery, located in the Herrick Foundation Center on the C-SC campus. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., with a gallery talk beginning at 7:30 p.m. Hennings earned his bachelor of fine arts from Western Illinois University, and his master of fine arts from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill. He currently serves as an assistant professor at Monmouth College, Monmouth, Ill. He is also a member of the education department studio art advisory committee at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa, serves as gallery director for the Len G. Everett Gallery at Monmouth College, and is a member of the Monmouth College student affairs committee. Hennings has taken part in numerous solo and juried exhibitions, and has received several awards and honors over the past several years. "My paintings are about the act of looking, the process of painting, and the foundations of art. It is my goal to create work from carefully observed reality with an abstract sensibility; to create a dialogue between representation and abstraction, which I do not see as mutually exclusive ways of working. I make forceful, confidant marks that describe my subject, and that also document my emotional and painterly reaction to that subject. I choose ubiquitous objects that have a subtle and unassuming sense of humor or personal warmth, and when painted in my assertive style, allow me to create non-literal meaning in my work," said Henning in his artist statement. For more information on this event contact Jennifer Bock-Nelson at (573) 288-6413 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Visit Day scheduled at Culver-Stockton College
Culver-Stockton College will host a visit day for high school students and those interested in transferring to C-SC on Saturday, Oct. 23, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. "The visit day on Oct. 23 will allow students to experience what our unique curriculum has to offer first hand," explains Kim Uhlmeyer, director of college admission. "They will embark on their first "expedition" at Culver-Stockton by taking an interactive guided walking tour. They will be treated to several presentations from current students, all of our academic divisions as well as the fine arts, athletic and student life departments." Another visit day focusing on nursing and athletic training is scheduled on Nov. 12, and future visit days for will be announced. For more information, call (800) 537-1883 or e-mail
Business Leadership Exchange Series continues Oct. 28
The annual Culver-Stockton College Business Leadership Exchange Series continues Oct. 28 with a presentation by Kim Anderek, vice president of franchise sales for Steak 'n Shake Restaurant Company and C-SC alumnus. Anderek will present "Opportunities in Franchising" on Oct. 28, at 11:30 a.m. in Merrilat Chapel. Anderek received his Bachelor of Arts from Culver-Stockton College. He has worked in franchise development since 1989 and now lives in San Antonio, Texas with his family. All lectures are free and open to the public. The Business Leadership Exchange Series is offered as a part of C-SC's Academic and Cultural Events program. The Academic and Cultural Events program is an integral part of the college's liberal arts education. These events broaden academic pursuits, introduce current issues, serve as a forum for ethical concerns, offer cultural breadth and refinement, and stimulate new directions and perspectives for thought.
Cash for textbooks
A representative from MSB Direct will be on campus Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Logo Store to buy student textbooks. Student will be able to receive cash for their books and not have to worry about mailing them back, if they visit the MBS table on those three days.