Thursday, February 10, 2011
C-SC receives $250,000 grant
Culver-Stockton College President Richard Valentine announced today that the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation of Bayport, Minn., has awarded the college a generous grant in the amount of $250,000. This grant is an investment in the college’s ongoing mission to provide students of promise with a superb education, and marks the 16th consecutive year the foundation has partnered with C-SC. “As a private and self-sustaining institution of higher learning, Culver-Stockton does not seek nor accept federal or state grants or loans of any type,” said Valentine. “In addition to the visible qualities of our college, the Andersen Foundation both recognizes and appreciates our commitment to provide a tremendous experience for students without the financial support of governmental related entities. We deeply value their support and admire the impact it is having on the lives of our students today.” The receipt of this major grant builds upon the momentum at C-SC. Valentine went on to say that the college’s faculty and staff have shared their own personal resources to support the work happening throughout the campus community. “I am excited about and deeply appreciative of the gifts our faculty and staff have made to C-SC; 96 percent of our college team has made a financial gift to support the good work on this campus. This speaks volumes as to the dedication and commitment our faculty and staff have to student success. I don’t know of any college in the country that can boast this kind of support from its employees.” Culver-Stockton College is coming off one of its strongest years of student recruitment and alumni and friend gift support. New student enrollment was up 26 percent last fall and charitable gift receipts were up 18 percent compared to the previous year. The college is currently in the third year of its unique curriculum, which combines extensive research with learning through real-world experience. Its mantra “Do Something Different” has been used to describe the many exciting opportunities students receive at C-SC during their educational journey.
C-SC students honored at Kennedy Center Festival
Culver-Stockton College would like to congratulate C-SC theatre students on their recent performances at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival Region V in Ames, Iowa. Whitney Colston, senior theatre major from Neosho, Mo., received a merit award for her costume designs for “The Riding Club.” Danielle Hauer, senior art management major from Troy, Mo., also received a merit award for her role as assistant director for the C-SC production of “The Foursome.” C-SC theatre students Jerica Exum, senior art management major from Chicago Heights, Ill.; Erin Carmody, senior speech and theatre education major from St. Louis, Mo.; Kathy Holstein, sophomore art management major; Meghan Townley, sophomore art management major from Quincy, Ill.; Hollyann Lille, sophomore musical theatre major from Roscoe, Ill.; Joey Burbach, senior theatre major from Grant City, Mo.; Brandon Mundschenk, freshman theatre major from Deer Park, Ill.; Travis Dahlhauser, senior speech major from Rockford, Ill.; Tim Maples, sophomore musical theatre major from Chicago, Ill.; Beau Becraft, senior communication major from Memphis, Mo.; Nick Johnson, sophomore theatre major from Fieldon, Ill.; Zach Martin, senior theatre major from Decatur, Ill.; and Ian Heath, junior theatre and pre-law major from St. Louis, Mo., also competed in acting competitions, theatre workshops, regional theatre and summer stock auditions, play readings and design competitions during the festival held Jan. 16-22, 2011. Members of the “The Riding Club” cast were also invited to perform a scene for the Festival Scene Showcase. C-SC Assistant Professor of Theatre Jeffrey Kellogg was also invited to be on a play reading committee during the 2011 KC/ACTF festival.
Television segment featuring C-SC now airing
Officials with Culver-Stockton College are excited to announce that the college is being featured in an episode of “Today in America” with Terry Bradshaw. The program focuses on the topics, trends and issues related to “The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today’s Challenging Times” as part of the show’s “American Education” series. The program will air in the Phoenix and Flagstaff, Ariz., television markets Feb. 12, 19 and 26 at 6:30 a.m. on “Arizona’s Own” KAZ-TV. It will also air on CNN Headline News Saturday, Feb. 12 in the Grand Rapids, Mich., and Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., television markets. The Travel Channel will also broadcast the segment at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The segment previously aired in the Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md.; and Richmond, Va., markets. Future air dates are pending in the Chicago, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo.; Kansas City, Mo.; Springfield, Ill.; Des Moines, Iowa; and Indianapolis, Ind., television markets. The entire segment can also be viewed online at www.culver.edu/youtube. The segment takes an in-depth look at how liberal arts institutions, like Culver-Stockton, are preparing students for the careers and job fields of the future by exposing them to a wide-range of subject matter, experiences and opportunities. “At Culver-Stockton we teach students how to think, not what to think,” said C-SC President Richard Valentine. “That philosophy is the cornerstone of the liberal arts education, and we believe it is that approach to learning that gives our students the confidence, knowledge and ability they need to become the leaders of tomorrow,” he added. “Today in America” also profiles Culver-Stockton’s unique 12/3 week academic calendar and the many opportunities it offers students. During the 12-week semester, students pursue several courses and are engaged in hands-on learning experiences with real-world applications. In the 3-week term, most students focus primarily on one course. This allows students to immerse themselves in a subject of extreme interest, conduct research, take part in an internship or study abroad for coursework. Please check your local listing for additional programming information. For more information on Culver-Stockton College log on to www.culver.edu. To view the “Today in America” segment log on to www.culver.edu/youtube.
C-SC selected to host high school art conference
On Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 Culver-Stockton College will host the Clarence Cannon Conference High School Art Show. This event will bring more than 300 talented high school artists to the C-SC campus to showcase and present their works. Each school within the conference will display their best student artwork in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium. Students will be competing for Best of Show as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons in the competitive art show. Various art workshops will be offered throughout the day in Herrick Foundation Center. Schools attending the Feb. 16 conference include: Brookfield High School, Centralia High School, Clark County High School, Highland High School, Louisiana High School, Macon High School, Mark Twain High School, Monroe City High School, Palmyra High School and South Shelby High School. For more information please contact the Culver-Stockton College Fine Arts Division at, (573) 288-6346.