Alumni Events

C-SC Reads Virtual Book Club
Books that have impacted "the Hill"

Can a book change your life? Reading for pleasure has many non-literacy benefits and can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and improve wellbeing throughout life. Reading for pleasure has social benefits as well and can make people feel more connected to the wider community. Reading increases a person’s understanding of their own identity, improves empathy and gives them an insight into the world view of others (The Reading Agency 2015).
 
The books that have shaped the lives of our faculty will now be the focus of the book club, C-SC Reads!
 
Below is a list of a few of the upcoming books and the discussion leaders. We will start Dr. Alissa Burger's book on May 3.
 
Dr. Alissa Burger, Associate Professor of English/Director of Student Success
Book: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
 
Dr. Esa Seegulam, Associate Professor of Biology
Director of The First Year Experience Program
Book: Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
 
Professor Sally Kintz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Book: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
 
Dr. Patrick Lane, Assistant Professor of English
Book: Last Chance to See, by Douglas Adams
 
Click here to join the C-SC Reads Book Club.

If you have additional questions, email Missy DuBuque '88, director of alumni programs, at mdubuque@culver.edu.


Lifelong Learning Lecture

The Office of Alumni will be hosting a Lifelong Learning Lecture on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please click the link below to reserve your spot for the virtual presentation. Dr. Angel Knoverek '93, Assistant Professor of Psychology, will present on the power of thoughts in gaining self-control.  

Dr. Knoverek will explain why most people are unaware of their internal self-talk and how these automatic thoughts impact the things people say and do. For many, those thoughts tend to be negative and directed at themselves. Various techniques, specifically mindfulness and meditation, promote increased self-awareness and help people gain better control of perceptions and reactions.  

Click here to sign up.


Show your Wildcat spirit with a Culver-Stockton College yard sign
Available for order!

Signs are $10. They are delivered locally to the Canton, MO, Quincy, IL, Hannibal, MO and Keokuk, IA area, and they include a bracket. The cost is $20 if you want your sign and bracket mailed. They are made of corrugated plastic and are printed on both sides. If you have any questions, please contact Missy DuBuque '88 at mdubuque@culver.edu or 573-288-6000, ext. 6343

Order your sign today!