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Alumni Summer Weekend

3rd Annual Alumni Summer Weekend June 10-12, 2016

All C-SC alumni are invited to return to campus, reminisce with friends, and experience dorm life all over again. The weekend includes entertainment, classes, meals, a community service project, ghost hunt and church service. To

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Registration closes on June 8, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, June 10: 
1-4 p.m.Alumni Service Project (Alumnae who participate receive a $50 discount on the weekend)
4-8 p.m.Registration/Check-in
6:30 p.m.Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner ($35, Gladys Crown Student Center)
9 p.m.A Night Under the Stars with Professor Sadler
Saturday, June 11: 
7:30-8:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast ($5)
8-9 a.m. Registration/Check-in (Commuters)
9-10:15 a.m.Classes (see descriptions and costs below)
10:30-11:45 a.m.Classes (see descriptions and costs below)
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Lunch ($8)
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Reunion Lunch for Classes of '76, '86 and '96 (Complimentary for graduating members of each class.)
1:30-2:45 p.m.Classes (see descriptions and costs below)
3-4:30 p.m.Classes (see descriptions and cost below)
5:30-7 p.m.Local Food: Wine Pairing Dinner ($35, space is limited to first 75 individuals registered.)
7 p.m.Trivia Night Contest (Teams of 5-6 people, no charge.)
10 p.m.Ghost Hunt with Great Rockford Apparition and Ghost Group
Sunday, June 12: 
8 a.m.-12 p.m.Check Out
8:30-10 a.m.Brunch ($7)
10:15 a.m.   Church Service

Accommodations: $50 per night

Price includes linens and survival pack. Participants need to bring pillows and other personal items. Beer & Wine are allowed on campus, no hard alcohol.

What to bring to Alumni Summer Weekend
Alumni Summer Weekend Facilities Agreement

For any additional information:
contact Jennifer Sousa at (573) 288-6457 or jsousa@culver.edu.

Class Descriptions

A night Under the Stars- Friday Evening (Free)

Join Professor Robert Sadler as he takes you an introduction to the night sky and some background information on sky objects.  The class will then head to the roof observatory for viewing, where Dr. Sadler will point out constellation patterns for naked eye viewing.  Students will then utilize focused telescopes to view any interesting sky objects that are available at the particular time.  (Please note that the latter part of the evening is weather-dependent.)

Walking History Tour of C-SC   9–10:15 a.m. (Cost $5)
Interested in hearing fascinating stories about the founding of Culver-Stockton College, key historical figures and campus buildings?  Then join Dr. Scott Giltner, associate professor of history, on a lively Walking Tour of C-SC History.  Learn the answers to several burning questions:  Which University founder once shot and killed someone in a duel?  Why was a College trustee held prisoner for a month in the Administration building? What role did the College and its founders play in the Civil War?  How did we come to have a President named Oval Pirkey? Why has fire been so consistently unkind to the institution?  Where did those old stone benches come from anyway?  These and many more questions will be addressed during this fun and engaging session. 

Beginner’s Cake Decorating  9-10:15 a.m. (Cost $10)
In this hands-on class, you will learn basic cake decorating techniques such as icing a layer cake, applying an edging, creating drop flowers and leaves, and simple writing. You will be using the instructor’s tips, bags, icing, coloring, and other supplies, so we will ask you for a $10 supply fee payable at the time of the class.  Instructor, Beth Mandrell has baked and decorated cakes for 38 years.  She has taught all kinds of cake and cookie decorating classes for the past 17 years for the southern Illinois College where she works as a librarian. She has won two baking contests.  One of her favorite things to do is create recipes.

Electric Fountain Brewing: Why Artisan Coffee?  9–10:15 a.m. ($5)
This class will focus on Ryan Christian ’03 recent exploration into coffee roasting.  He will discuss why organic fair trade coffee is important, the process that goes into finding organic beans all over the world, and how they are roasted in his roasting lab in Quincy, Ill. You will explore different roast profiles and Ryan will demonstrate the cupping process (which is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee used by professionals). Alumni will experiment with the cupping process during the class. Ryan will also be bringing in different pour over coffee brewing methods, discuss the differences, show how they are used, so you can leave this class with a cup of coffee you can feel good about!

Fencing   10:30-11:45 a.m. (Cost $5)
The modern Olympic sport of fencing grew out of the training for dueling with sword in the eighteenth century. In our determination to teaching experientially, fencing is offered at C-SC as part of a history course on European honor codes. So now take your turn at learning fencing this summer with fellow alumni! Course taught by Patrick Hotle, history professor at C-SC.

Painting Party   10:30-12 p.m. (Cost $10)
Join alumnus Shelly (Stone) Kraemer ’99 as she teaches us how to paint our own C-SC themed wine glass or water goblet.  Your welcome to bring your favorite beverage of choice while we show our school spirit on glass.  

Barbeque Smoking 103   10:30 – 12 p.m. (Cost $12)
Join Mark Hunsaker ’84 to learn how to take your brisket to a new level or competition standards.  Mark has developed his own line of smokers, Hunsaker Smokers, in order to make sure his BBQ always taste the best.  Mark will discuss how to select the perfect brisket, how to prepare it (rubs and injection) and how to cook it so you have people wanting more at your barbeque get-togethers.   The class will conclude with a brisket lunch.

Candle Making 101    1:30 – 2:45 p.m. (Cost $5)
Hang out with alumnus Rick Duplissie ’99 as he teaches us a favorite past time tradition of how to make candles.  This class will cover how to re-use those old hard-wax candles you burned last winter and recycle them for a new life as an Ice Candle. In addition you will fill some empty coffee mugs or glass jars with a paraffin wax candle.

Basket Weaving 101    1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (Cost $25)
Basket weaving 101 is a course to learn how to weave what is called a Festive Bowl (photo included).  Cathy (Feliciano) Kapusciak ’82 will take you through each step to help you form this work of art.  The cost of this class covers all materials needed.

Fantasy Sports League 101    1:30 – 2:45 p.m. (Cost $5)
Have you ever wanted to join a fantasy sports league?  Or are you already in a sports league, but never do well?  Join alumnus Josh Houchins ’04, host of WGEM SportsCenter as he walks you through the best Fantasy Sports Leagues, why you join, tips on how to be successful, and just how to even play.  

Essential Oils 101    3–4:30 p.m. (Cost $10)
Learn about the history of essential oils, how they are produced, how to use them, and what they can do to support the health and wellness of you and your family with alumnus Robin Jarvis ’09 and Lisa Button ’14.  Participants will have the opportunity to experience over a dozen of the most popular essential oils, and will make an 'oily' gift to take home with them.  

How to Make a Wooden Tote    3–4:30 p.m. (Cost $15)
Join woodworker, Steve Miller, in learning how to build your own tote box.  This box can be used to carry tools, sewing or knitting or a child’s crayons and other craft materials.  Each participant will take home the tote they made.

Exploration of Wine 101   3–4:30 p.m. (Cost $15)
Join Nate Zelinske ’99 and Jake Schneider ’99 as they explore little know Missouri varieties.  We will taste test a variety of wines and explore the different types of wines.  Jake will discuss the wine making process and Nate will give us a lesson in proper wine tasting.  Don’t miss this interesting class!

Ghost Hunting with GRAGG (Greater Rockford Apparition and Ghost Group)- Saturday Evening (Free)
Formed in 2011 by Chad Glovier and Travis Dahlhauser ’11, The Greater Rockford Apparition & Ghost Group (GRAGG) is a paranormal investigation team based in Rockford, IL. The GRAGG team take the GRAGG-mobile all over the country investigating some of the scariest places this nation has to offer. With state-of-the-art equipment, Chad and Travis will give a brief 30 minute presentation then we will explore various buildings on campus, Herrick, Johann, and the PAC to name a few.  Check out the GRAGG team series online called "Mission Terror" featured on the world's only 24/7 online streaming horror network, American Horrors.