Thursday, October 28 , 2010
C-SC Mock Trial brings home high honors from tournament
The Culver-Stockton Mock Trial team is celebrating its success after placing fourth in Quincy University's Riverside Classic Tournament. The tournament, held Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Adams County Courthouse, was the C-SC Mock Trial team's first of the academic year. The tournament featured 16 teams from nine different schools located across the country, including University of Kansas, University of Northern Alabama, Illinois State University and St. Louis University. Culver-Stockton finished the tournament with a record of three wins and one loss after defeating University of Northern Alabama twice and splitting the second round against Illinois State University."Our students have worked very hard this semester getting ready for our first tournament," said Judy Abbott, senior lecturer in criminal justice and law."Much of the recognition should go to both team captains, Jessica Deeters and Carrie Phillips. Those two returning mockers have provided the team with leadership, structure and organizational skills they have needed. Their tournament experience from previous years has allowed our team to have an extremely strong start this year. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to both of them for the numerous hours they have spent committed to a strong showing for our new program," added Abbott. Culver-Stockton also brought home three individual awards, outstanding witness, Dylan Gauldin, freshman criminal justice major; outstanding attorney and outstanding witness, Kerrie Guthrie, senior criminal justice major. The purpose of Mock Trial at the undergraduate level is to have students read and analyze a set of facts, prepare their case for the courtroom and develop basic litigation skills in the process.
C-SC theatre production shines new light on a classic fairy tale
The Culver-Stockton Theatre Department will shine new light on a classic fairy tale with its production of Once Upon a Mattress. The musical is based on the classic story of"The Princess and The Pea." But Once Upon a Mattress puts a new spin on the timeless favorite, with side-splitting shenanigans and wonderful songs. If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a surprise! The musical play will be staged Nov. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium on the C-SC campus. Ticket prices are adults, $8 and students, $5. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the Fine Arts Division at email@example.com or (573) 288-6346.
Florida professor brings test results to C-SC
Last month, C-SC botany students became the first undergraduate students in the nation to complete an online crop biosecurity course offered by the National Plant Diagnostic Network. They also took samples of diseased plant tissue and sent them to the University of Florida Plant Disease Clinic for diagnosis. Carrie Lapaire Harmon from the University of Florida Department of Plant Pathology delivered the diagnoses personally Wednesday to the class. C-SC is the only institution that has partnered with U of Florida for this type of project and the purpose is to engage students in botany-related field work and to emphasize the importance of plant pathogens and plant disease diagnosis. She also gave a lecture in the evening called"My Life in the C.I.A. (Consensus-building In Agriculture) and Phytopathology Abroad."
C-SC SIFE announces Duel on the Hill winners
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 a 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. Five teams competed with the top three teams receiving trophies. The winners include: 1st place - Southeastern High School, 2nd place - Illini West High School and 3rd place - Central High School (Camp Point), and a judges special honorable mention to Warsaw Freshman Team. Individual awards were given out to the best female and male presenters. Allison Ramsey, Southeastern High School, was selected best female presenter and Samuel Newberry, Illini West High School was selected as best male presenter. The 3rd Annual Duel on the Hill continued 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. Warsaw High School won the Fall Harvest Fest Challenge for the second consecutive year. For more information on Fall Harvest, visit www.wgem.com. Duel on the Hill is coordinated by the Culver-Stockton SIFE Chapter. For more information and photos from the 1st and 2nd competitions see the Duel web site at www.duelonthehill.webs.com.
Art Professor Lends Support to Alumnus
Robert Kennon, associate professor of art and design visited alumnus Myles Keough at the opening of his new art exhibit at Gallery AM in Saint Louis on Oct. 16. Keough, a 2009 C-SC graduate with a double major in studio art and art education, invited Kennon to see his new collaborative work with Saint Louis artist, Chris Sabatino."Myles invited me to the show to see his new work and to talk to me about a trip which he is raising money for to travel to Indonesia with a group of established artists from Saint Louis," said Kennon."I knew that supporting Myles' study abroad trip was a way to contribute to his success as an artist. The art that he will see there will inspire and influence his career for the rest of his life. He has given back to C-SC by creating internship opportunities for students and invited students and me to exhibit at his gallery - Art Dimensions." For more information on Myles Keough's work, for photos from the gallery opening and to keep up with the C-SC Art Department, become a fan of Culver-Stockton College Art Department on Facebook.
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.