Columbia College faculty and staff newsletter
Select an issue:
Connections faculty and staff newsletter
 February 2011


How good are the Cougars men's basketball team? So good that the Cougars were disheartened by a recent 82-56 victory ("It actually was a little disappointing," guard Devin Griffin said � "It was almost like a moral loss.")

while the women are ranked No. 25 nationally

... and both Cougars and Lady Cougars helped collect over $1,500 for Coaches vs. Cancer during recent games.

The Gene and Fran Koepke Fitness Center received a rave review in the Columbia Daily Tribune ("Everything�s up to date at the Koepke Center")

Dr. Gerald Brouder, Dr. John Keeney, director of Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks and former college president Dr. Donald Ruthenberg made the cover of LO Profile magazine

The Gary Drewing gift announcement was well-covered in local Columbia, Mo. media

Michael Kateman, executive director of development, alumni and public relations, is serving as 2011 chair-elect of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. He has been a member since 1991, was elected to the national board of directors in 2008 and was made conference chair in 2009.

Kateman was also a panelist for the New Professionals Track at the CASE District VI annual conference in Kansas City in January. He, along with five other advancement professionals, shared information and insights into building a successful career in higher education advancement.

Dr. Brad Lookingbill authored three entries for the Encyclopedia of War (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011): "Sioux Wars," "Apache Wars" and "The Battle of Little Big Horn"

Dr. Michael Polley, associate professor of history, has been chosen (again!) to write entries for Walter Lippmann and the king of jazz, Paul Whiteman, for the Encyclopedia of the Twenties published by Salem Press.

Mike Sleadd, associate professor and chair of the Art Department, is co-exhibiting in "Evidence of Life," Mildred Cox Gallery, William Woods University, through March 5. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts.

Brendon Steenbergen and the website was very favorably noticed by the Columbia Daily Tribune

Melinda Wrye Washington, volleyball coach and Eldon High graduate, was profiled in the Eldon Advertiser ("Minnow a big fish on volleyball court;" Minnow was her childhood nickname)