Thursday, January 27, 2011
Seeking nominations, sponsors for EDM 2
Culver-Stockton College is pleased to announce Extreme Dome Makeover (EDM) 2 is scheduled for August 2011. Once again, the college will collaborate with the Canton community to complete exterior makeovers for city projects and residents’ homes. The emphasis of the EDM is to recognize deserving members of the community who have demonstrated qualities of good faith and human spirit despite personal limitations or hardships. The EDM concept was developed and launched in 2010 by the college as a way to make a greater contribution and impact on the Canton and college communities. Guided by our motto “Do Something that Makes a Difference,” the EDM team along with city officials, local churches, area businesses and community members built a force of more than 400 volunteers and invested about $150K in labor and material into the Canton community. This year we hope to accomplish even more!
If you know someone who is deserving of an exterior home makeover, we strongly encourage you to fill out an EDM nomination form. Forms can be found on the EDM website at www.culver.edu/dome or hard copy forms are located at city hall, as well as the Baptist, Christian and Methodist Churches of Canton. Nominations will be accepted Feb. 1 through 28 for four sponsored (labor and material) makeovers. However, if you would like to nominate someone for free labor (material not included), those nominations will be accepted until all projects are filled or the March 31 deadline is reached. Read more online.
Agenda set for Ambassador's C-SC forum
Dan Mozena, U.S. Ambassador to Angola from 2007-2010 will present “U.S. Interests in the Developing World” on the campus of Culver-Stockton College on Tuesday, Feb. 1. The forum will be held in Merillat Chapel inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. C-SC Assistant Professor of Political Science Chad DeWaard will moderate the forum with Ambassador Mozena. Brian Borlas, Quincy University Professor of Political Science and frequent media consultant on American foreign policy, will also take part in the forum. While visiting Culver-Stockton College, Mozena will address key issues of U.S. foreign policy related to the developing world and can discuss the recent events surrounding the leak of cables through the internet site WikiLeaks. Mozena will be available for media interviews prior to and following the forum. Limited interview time is also available upon request on Wednesday, Feb. 2. “U.S. Interests in the Developing World’ is being 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.
C-SC to host Cheer and Dance Invitational
On February 12th, 2011, Culver-Stockton College will host the inaugural NAIA / Heart of America Athletic Conference Cheer and Dance Competition at Joe Charles Field House. Ten schools from the Heart of America Athletic Conference are scheduled to compete in five categories including small dance and large dance, all-women cheer, small co-ed cheer and large co-ed cheer, to determine a conference champion. There will also be categories for hip-hop, solo dance, partner stunts and mascot. The competition is slated to begin at noon on Saturday, Feb. 12, and continue throughout the day. If a team gets a 75 percent or better rating, that team will automatically qualify for the NAIA Invitational, which will be held in conjunction with the National Cheer Association (NCA) / National Dance Alliance (NDA) National Cheer and Dance championships on April 6-10, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Currently, competitive cheer and dance is an emerging sport in the NAIA. Under NAIA guidelines competitive cheer and dance reached emerging sport status in 2009, when more than 25 institutions declared to participate as varsity. The NAIA could conduct its first national championship in competitive cheer and dance as early as the spring of 2012. Competitive cheer and dance, under the NAIA governance structure, reached championship sport status when more than 50 member colleges and universities declared to participate during the 2010-11 academic year.
C-SC corporate experience class visits businesses in Chicago
The corporate experience class met with corporate leaders in Chicago, Ill. during the 2010 three-week. The group was hosted by C-SC Trustee Joe Charles and J.T. Charles, Vice President for marketing and communications at Charles Industries. While in Chicago, the students met with Kristen Freund, managing director of The PrivateBank. Freund discussed the history of banking and students studied trends in mergers and acquisitions within the banking industry. Students were taught the five C’s of credit and then participated in a mock loan exercise in teams to evaluate whether to participate in a multi-million dollar loan deal. The students also met with partners at WTAS LLC and Crowe Horwath LLP. WTAS LLC is a full-service tax firm and Crowe Horwath LLP is a public accounting firm. Both partners provided students’ strategies for success in their respective organizations.The group also had the experience of meeting at the SNR Denton law firm. Linda Chaplik Harris, partner with SNR, led the students in mock negotiations. Students were assigned the role of either the investor or the entrepreneur. The investors and entrepreneurs had to negotiate a partnership agreement to enter into a business relationship. Following the mock negotiations at SNR Denton, students went up to the Chicago Board of Trade, which is now home of the CME Group. At the Board of Trade, students met with a representative from the CME Group and learned how individuals and businesses use futures to hedge risk and how traders use hand signals to accomplish trades on the trading floor. The Chicago Corporate Experience concluded at The University Club with a presentation by J.T. Charles from Charles Industries. Charles taught student principles and concepts in marketing. Students then participated in “The Chicago Apprentice.” During this exercise, the students were divided into two groups, and each group had forty minutes to develop a marketing plan for a fictitious product. Each group then presented a marketing proposal to Charles and received feedback on performance. C-SC faculty Dr. Dell Ann Janney and Julie Straus accompanied the students on the expedition. “This type of experience is unique to Culver-Stockton College and provides students with such valuable insights into the corporate world,” stated Janney. Lisa Button, freshman Finance major from Adel, IA participated in Corporate Experience. Button stated, “This course helped me realize my interest in a career in the banking industry and has helped push me in the right direction in an internship opportunity at The PrivateBank. I am so thankful I was able to have this opportunity to take the Corporate Experience Course and I most highly recommend this course to other students in interested in the corporate world.” This Chicago experience was made possible by the generosity of C-SC alum, Joe Charles. Joe Charles and J.T. Charles hosted the group at the beautiful University Club of Chicago.
High school students invited to take part in C-SC master classes
Now is the time to polish your theatre, music and art talent by registering for Master Classes in the Fine Arts at Culver-Stockton College. Junior and senior high school students who are interested in the Fine Arts are invited to participate in master classes that will refine their skills and talent. Master classes are scheduled to take place on Feb. 26, 2011 in Alexander Campbell Auditorium on the campus of Culver-Stockton College. Master classes in the morning session are geared for groups of students to study with professionals in the Fine Arts to learn new skills and techniques. The afternoon session will focus on providing individualized instruction where music faculty will coach students who are preparing general audition or solo and ensemble contest pieces, art faculty will review art portfolios and provide feedback and theatre faculty will work with students to refine prepared audition pieces aimed for college and summer stock auditions and review portfolios of aspiring stage designers. Time slots for master classes and individualized instructions are limited; to reserve a time slot e-mail email@example.com or call (573) 288-6346.