April 2011 

From the C-SC Alumni Office | www.culver.edu/alumni/

Welcome to the PawPrint
The PawPrint is the electronic newsletter created for alumni/ae of Culver-Stockton College. The newsletter highlights upcoming events and shares success stories of C-SC students, faculty, staff and alumni. Enjoy the news, stay up-to-date and reconnect with your fellow Wildcats! We want to hear from you. Please share your stories, submit photos, and tell us what's new in your lives. Send your information to ealumninews@culver.edu or mail your information to Jennifer Hiller, Culver-Stockton College Alumni Office, One College Hill, Canton, MO 63435

Alumni in the News

The opportunity to participate in decorating the White House grounds for President and Mrs. Obama’s 2010 Halloween party was a very special honor for this Illinois-based family business. Five members of the Condill family (Bruce, Mac, Ginny, Buck and Shana) drove a rented U-Haul truck to Washington DC to set up and staff a world class cucurbit display.  Bruce & Mary Beth (McDonald) Condill, Owners, are both 1965 alums of Culver-Stockton College. Growing nearly 300 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds, The Great Pumpkin Patch represents the ultimate celebration of cucurbits. The Great Pumpkin Patch is located on the 200-acre McDonald-Condill family farm in the heart of Amish country in Arthur, Illinois. The farm has been in the McDonald-Condill family for over 150 years and is where TGPP owners Bruce and Mary Beth (McDonald) Condill lived, farmed, raised their children and started the business of “growing a few pumpkins.” Bruce and Mary Beth, twin sons Mac and Buck, along with eldest brother Kit and their wives have each contributed expertise, creativity and hours of loving labor to evolving The Great Pumpkin Patch into a very special fall destination in Central Illinois.  Visit www.the200acres.com for more information.

    
           L to R: Buck & Shana, Bruce, Ginny & Mac Condill                                      Pumpkin display in front of the White House
                                 
Recent Alumni Speakers on Campus

     
    
           Kenton Bowles '95                                 Jeff Stuerman '82                       Nancy Schmelter, wife of Dan Schmelter '73
                                                                 Board of Trustee member 

2011 Education Week

  
Audra (Mack) Hull '00                                                   Barbara (Richards) Tripp '70

  
Donald Claycomb, Board of Trustee member                  Jennifer (Brown) Leftwich '90


Recent Event Photos

Chicago, IL -- Bulls Game

  
Kellie Capps '86, Elizabeth (Potter) Zarring '98, and                          
Debra '78 and Ed Schoenfelt '78
Ann Potter                                                                                                                     

T-Shirt's for Sale!!
Take Me Out to the Ballgame... 

 

Check out our "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" season II T-Shirts.  Available through the Alumni/Advancement Office at the low, low price of $10 each, plus shipping.  E-mail us at alumni@culver.edu or call Jeff or Marjorie at 1-800-755-2287.  Please give us your quantity and sizes.







Bradenton, FL -- Pirates vs. Red Sox

  
Christine and Mark Balk '80, Dick '70 and Lorna Valentine,         C-SC Alumni pose for a picture in Florida.
and Robin Greger '78, Board of Trustee member                  

Glendale, AZ -- Diamondbacks vs. White Sox
     
  

Scottsdale, AZ -- Royals vs. Diamondbacks

                                                            
C-SC Alumni that attended the game                             President Valentine '70 and Elaine English '67, 
                                                                                  Board of Trustee member

Where in the World is Wildcat Willie?

In an effort to inspire school spirit throughout the school and with our Alumni, we decided to create Flat Willie.  Take him with you when you travel.  We want him to visit all 50 states and as many countries and landmarks as possible.  You can get your very own Flat Willie by calling Jeff or Marjorie at 1-800-755-2287.  

Willie has visited 6 different states so far, and is currently on a Caribbean cruise and is preparing to leave for Europe the end of this month.  His bags are packed and ready to go...all he needs is you to take him with you on your travels!

                                     
Amy Ward '01 and Kay (Leftwich) Ward '68,      Diane Graham '76 and Joe Hogan '73              Flat Willie challenges an alligator in Texas (Photo 
Spring Training in Jupiter, FL                            Spring Training in Scottsdale, AZ                   (Photo submitted by Ron Leftwich, Chairman of Board                                      
                                                                                                                                        of Trustees)

Click here to keep up with Flat Willie!

Send your photos with Flat Willie to alumni@culver.edu


New Scholarship Established

Friends and former students of Edgar A. Franz have provided funds to establish the Edgar A. Franz Endowed Scholarship at Culver-Stockton.  Mr. Franz began his career as a mathematics professor in 1949 at Culver-Stockton College. During the Korean Conflict he was recalled to active duty as an officer in the Army Signal Corps where he served from 1951 to 1952. He returned to Culver-Stockton to continue teaching, and served as Chairman of the Science Division until 1965.  He continued his teaching career at Illinois College until his retirement in 1994.  Mr. Franz was known for his humor, his love of words, his eccentricities, his love for learning and teaching and his integrity and sense of justice.  He was dedicated to his students.  His wife, Mary, resides in Jacksonville, Ill.  If you would like to honor Professor Franz with a gift to this endowed scholarship contact the Advancement Office at 1-800-755-2287.  The scholarship will be awarded to students pursuing a major or minor in mathematics.


ALUMNI EVENTS

Are we coming soon to a city near you? 
Join the fun and fellowship!

Peoria Chiefs vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels C-SC Alumni Event

Saturday, April, 9, 2011 - 1 p.m.
Peoria, Ill

Hey Wildcats!!

Culver-Stockton College’s “Take me out to the Ballgame” season II is coming to a ballpark near you. Join us April 9th in Peoria, IL for a great afternoon at O'Brien Field (Home of the Peoria Chiefs), located at 730 SW Jefferson in downtown Peoria. We have reserved the “Batters Box” exclusive seating area in Section 107 (behind Home plate). 

Cedar Rapids Kernels vs. Peoria Chiefs   - Game starts at 1:00 pm

This all inclusive deal is available for $25 per person. 

Register online at http://www.culver.edu/alumni/events.asp or call us at 800-755-2287, ask for Jeff or Marjorie

Check out the Alumni Events Archive page to see full photo galleries of our events.

Take Me Out To The Ballgame II

Mark your calendars for the Culver-Stockton College Alumni Event Spring/Summer Baseball Series! 
Join C-SC across the country this spring and summer at the ballpark to enjoy a variety of games. 

April 9, 2011 - Peoria, IL 1:00 p.m. -- Peoria Chiefs vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels

May 13, 2011 - Burlington, IA 6:30 p.m. -- Burlington Bees vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels 

May 28, 2011 - Denver, CO 5:10 p.m.  -- Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals

June 3, 2011 - Indianapolis, IN 7:15 p.m. -- Syracuse Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Indians

June 18, 2011 - St. Louis, MO 6:15 p.m. -- Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals

June 24, 2011 - Springfield, MO 7:07 p.m. -- Tulsa Drillers vs. Springfield Cardinals

July 17, 2011 - Chicago, IL 12:05 p.m. -- Florida Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs

August 5, 2011 - Kansas City, MO 7:10 p.m. -- Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals 

Call the Alumni Office with any questions (800) 755-2287. Hope to see you at a game or two, or three, or...

http://www.culver.edu/alumni/events.asp


On Campus Events:


Homecoming 2011 - Save The Date: September 30 - Oct 2, 2011

Celebrating the reunion classes of: 1946, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 
The mission of the Culver-Stockton College Homecoming Committee is to bring together the Wildcat community by providing numerous opportunities to honor the C-SC tradition. We reach out to the student body, alumni and community to celebrate what it means to be a Wildcat. Plans are already underway to remember the past, celebrate the present and look forward to the future on the Hill. We look forward to welcoming you home… Go Wildcats! 

Culver-Stockton College Homecoming 2011 Theme/Logo Contest

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and friends of Culver-Stockton have the opportunity to submit their ideas for the 2011 homecoming theme and logo. The contest begins Feb. 14 and will close on May 6, 2011. The goal is to get everyone on campus and in the surrounding areas involved.

Our homecoming game will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. The Culver-Stockton College Wildcats will take on the Missouri Valley Vikings. The winning theme/logo will be selected by the homecoming board and will be the basis for all events throughout the week-long homecoming celebration leading up to the game. Past themes include “Blue Express,” “Wild with Pride,” and last year’s theme, “True to Blue.”

The person with the winning theme/logo will choose one prize package from three various prize packages offered. Prize packages include, but are not limited to: iTunes cards, Flip video camera, restaurant gift cards, Culver-Stockton apparel and a pair of tickets to all events during the week-long homecoming celebration. The winner will also have the chance to serve as a judge for the homecoming parade.

Send your homecoming theme/logo contest submissions to: cschomecomingcontest@culver.edu or mail them to the Culver-Stockton College Alumni Office, One College Hill, Canton, MO 63435. Art work submissions must follow the criteria listed and be included as an attachment to the e-mail.

All files must be at least 300 dpi and will only be accepted in the following formats: jpeg, pdf, bmp or tiff. Once a final selection is made all original files (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) and links must be sent to the Alumni Office at cschomecomingcontest@culver.edu.

Deadline for submission is May 6, 2011. The contest is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and friends of C-SC. Only one person can win for an entry. If more than one entry is submitted with the same (or very similar) theme, the winner will be the first submitter. The C-SC Alumni Office will determine and notify the winner by May 13, 2011. All entries become the property of Culver-Stockton College and must be family friendly to be considered. Beyond the prizes awarded, the winner will not receive any compensation for the use of their theme submission.


C-SC Orientation/Registration

Culver-Stockton on campus Orientation/Registration Day is a chance for incoming students to sign up for classes and receive other important information for the 2011-2012 school year.  The scheduled Orientation/Registration days are as follows:
  • Saturday, April 16, 2011 
  • Friday, June 10, 2011
  • Friday June 24, 2011
  • Saturday, July 23, 2011

Concert Choir Upcoming Performances

Join Us At:

Saturday, April 16 - 1:30 p.m. -- Lenoir Woods Community Center, Columbia, MO.
Sunday, April 17 - 10:30 a.m. – First Christian Church, Mexico, Mo. 

For more information about this concert or the college, call (573) 288-6331 or go online at http://www.culver.edu

Parents/Families Can Stay Involved!
We are excited to offer current and past parents/families an opportunity to stay involved with C-SC through the newly 
established Parent Association. This group allows current and past parents to stay connected with C-SC serving as a 
resource for the college. Keep up-to-date with our Parent Newsletter.  Please consider assisting the Admission Office, Career Services or participate in special fundraising efforts by becoming active in the new Parent Association.
All past parents/families are welcome! 
Contact Dick Tabb, Director of Parent Programs, at (573) 288-6440 or dtabb@culver.edu for all the details.  














































































Tell It!







2011 General Assembly 
Saturday, July 9 - Wednesday July 13, 2011
Bridgestone Arena * Nashville, Tennessee 

http://www.disciples.org/GeneralAssembly/tabid/59/Default.aspx

Wildcats: Mark your calendars for General Assembly 2011. 
Plans are underway to celebrate with students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends and all things DOC. More details to come in the upcoming months! 
See you in Nashville!  Contact Jeff McReynolds, Director of Alumni Programs with questions at (800) 755-2287 or via email: jmcreynolds@culver.edu 
Tickets will go on sale soon...



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Connected Campus
Do you know of someone who is interested in finishing his or her degree? Culver-Stockton College's Connected Campus provides students a convenient online format offered in accelerated 8 week terms. Our program is taught by Culver-Stockton's own full-time faculty who are interested in helping students succeed. With the on-line format, students can attend class wherever and whenever they want.
Click here for further details.
  

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