The basketballs have been put away and baseballs, softballs and tennis balls are now taking their turn as these teams have begun their spring schedules. That is, when snow and below zero wind chill temperatures will allow. Spring is promised soon!ACADEMICS
Interterm classes have been completed and students and faculty members who traveled overseas and to Florida had great trips, and we’re thankful they’re home safe.
As a capstone of the January term Introduction to Education class, the education department hosted the Kansas Teacher of the Year Team. This award recognizes the most outstanding elementary and secondary educators in Kansas as representatives of all exemplary teachers in the state. Six members from various Kansas school districts make up the selection team. The team’s presentation focused on the power of the instructor in the classroom, the modeling of successful teaching techniques and they provided a variety of insights on current education best practices. Department Chair Dr. Ron Allen stated, “It’s great for Central’s education students to be able to interact with these creative and passionate educators.”
The Phi Beta Lambda business club recently competed in the 63rd Kansas PBL State Leadership Conference held at Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas. Eleven colleges including teams from Emporia State University and the University of Kansas were represented. Sixteen Central students entered a variety of competitive events, both team and individual. Those who placed first or second are eligible to go to the national competition in Nashville, Tennessee, in June. Students attending the conference and the places they earned include:
ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING – SECOND PLACE - Joanie Magallanes, Sydney Nelson and Tara Kemp
Planning continues for an interterm trip in January 2015 focused on religion, art and history. The trip will be led by Professors Charles Kaufmann ’74 and Naomi Ullum. They will tour Turkey, Greece and Rome, Italy, for two weeks and will visit all seven of the cities to which John wrote the letters in Revelation. Philippi, Thessalonica, Athens and Corinth are also included on the Greek itinerary. Finally, several days will be spent in Rome touring the Vatican and other places. The price is estimated to be less than $4,000 per person, including airfare and tips. If you are interested in joining this tour group, please contact Charles Kaufmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or (620) 241-0723 ext. 383. He and Professor Ullum would appreciate the opportunity to have alumni and friends of the College join them in this travel opportunity.
A Teacher Workshop was held at the Cosmosphere on Thursday, February 27, featuring an introduction to Constitutional studies, discussions of the connections between the Constitution and the Space Race and a viewing of We the People. Live-stream lectures during the workshop were facilitated by Congressman Tim Huelskamp, Republican Representative for Kansas’ First Congressional District, and Col. John Eisdmoe, Senior Counsel and Resident Scholar at the Foundation for Moral Law in Montgomery, Alabama. Dr. Dean Kroeker from Central Christian College was instrumental in arranging presenters and developing content for the Workshop. Teachers who attended had the option of earning Continuing Education credits from Central for participating and were provided with meals and materials for the day as well as a travel stipend. The Smithsonian-affiliated Cosmosphere is located in Hutchinson, Kansas.ATHLETICS
The Midlands Collegiate Athletics Conference (MCAC) released their 2013-2014 Scholar Athletes and All-MCAC women’s basketball team. One Lady Tiger was voted to the All-Conference team and five ladies were named to the Scholar Athlete team. Quamisha Spence led the Lady Tigers in scoring and in rebounds and was voted to the All-Conference team as an Honorable Mention selection by the MCAC women’s basketball coaches. Spence averaged 15.7 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game which is second in the Conference. Named to the Scholar Athlete team were sophomores Libby Regier, Ciara Alderson and Savanah Fairchild and juniors Raven Void and Krystina Powell. To earn MCAC Scholar-Athlete honors, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore, own a 3.25 cumulative grade point average or higher and have completed at least two semesters at their present institution..
The MCAC also released their 2013-2014 Scholar Athletes and All-MCAC men’s basketball team. The Tiger men had two players voted to the All-Conference team, and three others were named to the Scholar Athlete team. Sophomore Aaron Miller and freshman Michael Gholston were both voted to the All-Conference team by the MCAC basketball coaches. Miller was voted to the first team and Gholston was placed on the team as an honorable mention selection. Gholston was also voted the MCAC’s Freshman of the Year. Miller led the Tigers in scoring at 21.4 points per game and led the Conference in scoring. Gholston, who missed the first five games of the season, worked his way into the starting line up in January and finished the regular season averaging 12.8 points per game and scoring 319 points in 25 regular season games, the most of any CCC freshman in recent memory. The MCAC Scholar Athlete team included three other Tigers. Juniors Dustin Rojas and Chris Quincy and senior Scott Brooks were also recognized for their prowess in the classroom. The Tiger men finished their season at 17-14 and the Lady Tigers were 8-23.
Central Christian College Athletic Director Chad Kerr announced that CCC will be adding four new varsity sports in 2015. The Tigers will be adding men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field. Coach Dan Swaney is actively recruiting athletes interested in cross country this fall and/or participating in track and field in the winter and spring. Prospective track and field athletes should contact Coach Dan Swaney for more information at email@example.com.PERSONNEL
The Admissions team recently welcomed Rochelle Cecil as the athletic and transfer coordinator. Rochelle graduated from Houghton College in Western New York but hails originally from Hillsboro, Kansas. She graduated with a major in English and spent some time doing internships in both the development and admissions offices while at Houghton.IN OTHER NEWS
This comes from Archivist John Ferrell ’49 and his assistant, Janet (Dull ’76) Adam: Preserving Central’s history and stories is vitally important. One of the campus activities that brings back many memories is meal times at Central. We would like to produce a “Dining Room Memories” cookbook. If we receive a good response, we could make it available either in hard copy or digital e-book form. Send a recipe that reminds you of one of your favorite meals at Central and we’ll be happy to use it. (That would include recipes for “zip,” cinnamon rolls, chipped beef gravy, etc.) You’re encouraged to include a short story about something that happened in the dining hall in the basement of Lewis Hall or in the Broadhurst Student Center dining room. Send your recipe and story to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Archives, 1200 S. Main, P.O. Box 1403, McPherson, KS 67460.
The 2013 Honor Roll of Donors, which in past years has been published in the BULLETIN, is now available at www.centralchristian.edu/community/honorrollofdonors.pdf.
For an update on alumni news, go to www.centralchristian.edu/community/alumninotes.pdf. We are always interested in what is happening with our alumni. If you have news or notes (births, deaths, job changes, marriages, etc.), please let Kim (Byerly ’80) Sides know either by mail at 1200 S Main, P.O. Box 1403, McPherson, Kansas 67460 or by email at email@example.com.UPCOMING EVENTS
Tuesday, March 11, at 7:00 p.m. in Greer Auditorium - Ensemble Concert featuring the Jazz Band, Piano Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble and Concert Choir
Tuesday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Warehouse - CCM Band Concert.
Thursday, March 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson - Concert Choir; admission is free.
Friday, March 28 - Concert Choir will perform at Elyria Christian School and Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita.
Sunday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the McPherson Free Methodist Church – Concert Choir.
June 13-15 – Alumni Summer Reunion weekend. The class of 1974 will be celebrating 40 years, as will high school and college class members of 1964 and 1954 who will be marking their 50 and 60 year anniversaries. Additional reunion opportunities for alumni are also planned for former ministry students of Dr. Bruce Johnson w’58 and Dr. Robert Wolcott. If you were a member of Sylvia (Harden w’61) Wolcott’s Chorale or ministry/share teams or had her for a class, we invite you to join her reunion group that weekend. Also, if you were a puppet ministry/share team member under the sponsorship of Keith and Betty Ivers, Bettie (Willis ’52) Griffith, Dale Burge or Barb (Wellman ’86) Buchner, you have an opportunity to come see each other and reminisce about the good old days. With these nine groups returning to campus it should prove to be a rousing weekend!
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