Thursday, April 21, 2011
C-SC faculty member honored for excellence in teaching
James Cosgrove, Culver-Stockton College professor of business administration was the recipient of the inaugural Excellence in Teaching award from the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Cosgrove received the award during the IACBE annual meeting held March 30 – April 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. Cosgrove was nominated for the award by C-SC Business Program Chair and Professor of Accounting Dr. Dell Ann Janney, and was selected for the award based on an evaluation of several areas, including curriculum and teaching philosophy, among others. I am extremely honored to receive this award,” said Cosgrove. “The member schools of IACBE represent the best teaching in collegiate business programs, and to be recognized by those schools is humbling. I would like to express gratitude to Dr. Janney, who nominated me, and to Culver-Stockton College for giving me the opportunity to utilize an innovative curriculum in my classroom. It is my belief that Culver-Stockton’s 12/3 academic calendar and the opportunities it allows for hands-on teaching truly helped set me apart from the many other highly qualified nominees. We’re very proud to have the IACBE accreditation at Culver-Stockton College, and this award is further proof of the good work being done by the entire business division,” Cosgrove continued. Cosgrove joined the Culver-Stockton Business Division in 1981. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Notre Dame, his Bachelor of Arts in religion and philosophy from Culver-Stockton College and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law. He practiced law for 10 years prior to joining the faculty at C-SC. Dr. Susan Deege, C-SC senior lecturer in business also attended the meeting, and worked with Cosgrove to present a session titled “Innovations in Curriculum,” which discussed the impetus for change in the curriculum at Culver-Stockton. The presentation focused on the process undertaken for implementing rapid change within an academic setting. The presentation also included discussion of Culver-Stockton’s 12/3 academic calendar and the unique opportunities that it provides students. Deege joined the C-SC Business Division in 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Science in advertising, graduating with honors from the University of Illinois. Graduate degrees include a master’s in advertising/marketing from Northwestern University, a master’s in management from National-Louis University, and a doctorate in workforce education and development from Southern Illinois University. Prior to joining C-SC, she served as the director for career and advising services at John Wood Community College for eight years. The Culver-Stockton College Business Program is accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The IACBE is the premier professional accrediting body for business schools with an emphasis on student-centered learning. The purpose of the IACBE is to advance the academic quality of business education throughout the world.
Line-up announced for 2011 Hillstock
The soulful sounds of Jared Mahone will electrify the stage during the 2011 Hillstock presented by Culver-Stockton College Campus Programming Counsel. The day-long concert event will take place Saturday, May 14 on the campus of Culver-Stockton. Jared Mahone’s high-energy live performance will be just one of the featured acts during the concert. Additional performers include, Brett Hite, Cheeks McGee, Marcus Barnett and Chinua Hawk. This year’s line-up will also feature performances by four current Culver-Stockton students. Jerica Exum, senior arts management major from Chicago Heights, Ill.; Kirsten Sindelar, sophomore musical theatre major from Sherrard, Ill.; Peter Rodriguez, senior religion major from Youngtown, Ariz.; Beau Becraft, senior media communication major from Memphis, Mo.; and Josh Kollitz, sophomore music major from Grant City, Mo., will also be featured acts. Sindelar, Rodriguez, Becraft and Kollitz were selected to perform during a campus-wide talent competition. Hillstock will be hosted by Kyle Trudell, C-SC director of communications; Travis Rosenthal, C-SC residential life area coordinator; and Craig Sparks, owner and operator of Quincy Drum School. Hillstock is sponsored by the Culver-Stockton College Campus Programming Council, and will be held Saturday, May 14 from 3 to 11 p.m. on the C-SC campus. Hillstock is free and open to the public.
Wildcats take control of HAAC title chase
The Culver-Stockton College baseball team put themselves in prime position to win the Heart of America Athletic Conference regular season title with a doubleheader sweep over Lindenwood University Sunday afternoon in St. Charles, Mo. The Wildcats lead MidAmerica Nazarene University by three games and Lindenwood by four games in the race to win the HAAC. C-SC and Lindenwood each have four games remaining, while MNU has six games left in league play. On Sunday, the Wildcats bounced back from their 12-2 loss in the nightcap of Saturday's twinbill to defeat the Lions 2-0 and 15-3 to take three out of four games from the Lions and win the series. Erik Gonsalves pitched a gem in the opener on Sunday, scattering four hits and not allowing a run in six innings of work. He walked two and struck out four to earn his fourth victory of the season. Chadd Chatfield pitched the seventh inning for his 11th save of the year.
Gonsalves got all the runs he would need in the first inning as Sal Rivera led off the game with a double, moved to third on a single by Bubba Harville and scored on an error by the third baseman on a ball hit by Ricky Brown. C-SC added an insurance run in the fifth inning as Andre Terrell singled with two out. Sabeian Duplessis, courtesy running for Terrell, stole second and went to third on an error by the catcher, and then scored on a RBI single by Jared Thompson. In the nightcap, C-SC banged out 14 hits and got another stellar pitching performance from Thomas Nelson to seal the deal. Nelson went all six innings before the game was stopped due to the mercy rule. He allowed three runs, scattered six hits and struck out five to win for the seventh time this season. Terrell went 3 for 4 with three runs batted in to lead the offense. Thompson finished 2 for 4 with two RBI, while Corey Gilbert was 2 for 2 with two RBI. Cecil Richardson also drove in two runs with a two-run pinch homer. The Wildcats will close out the regular season next Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, when they play Central Methodist University in a four-game series in Fayette, Mo. Game time is 1 p.m. each day.
Culver-Stockton College student receives accounting scholarship
Culver-Stockton student Danielle Harper, junior accounting and finance major from Lake Ozark, Mo., was recently awarded the Lead and Enhance the Accounting Profession (LEAP) scholarship. The LEAP scholarship is awarded annually by the Education Foundation of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). The MSCPA represents nearly 10,000 practicing Certified Public Accountants in Missouri and helps to advance the accounting profession. Harper is the current president of the Institute of Management Accountants student chapter and has been a member for the past three years.
C-SC student awarded Institute of Management Accountants Scholarship
Culver-Stockton student Leanne Cary, junior accounting major from Canton, Mo., has recently been awarded the national Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Memorial Education Fund scholarship by the IMA. The IMA supports the future of the accounting profession by providing student scholarships and recognizing excellence through various awards. A select few are chosen throughout the country to receive this prestigious scholarship. Cary has been a member of IMA for the past three years and currently serves as the chapter secretary.