The Great River Research Center at Culver-Stockton College has announced its inaugural collaborative conference for April 7-9, 2022, at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. The conference aims to facilitate communication that fosters innovative and collaborative solutions to the various challenges facing the river and the communities it impacts.
An official call for proposals opened on Monday, January 3, and invites any individual with a passion for the development, engagement, and inquiry of the Mississippi River to submit their proposal. The college is accepting online submissions of individual and group proposals at culver.edu/greatrivercfp. The conference, themed “Changing Currents,” exists to bring together academics and scholars, community members, government officials, business leaders, and other interested parties to explore the centrality of the Mississippi River to the past, present, and future of the Tri-States.
The event will feature Chad Pregrake from “Living Lands and Waters” as its keynote speaker and include roundtable discussions and presentations from business leaders, researchers, historians, and river enthusiasts. The conference agenda will also provide an optional excursion to Hannibal that provides for activities including but not limited to a river excursion, Mark Twain Cave tour, a time for connecting with the town’s rich river history.
The Great River Research Center (GRRC) at C-SC connects the College to the tri-states through five areas of investment: community, students, mentorship, faculty, and outreach. Through community impact, learning opportunities, and research solutions, C-SC students and faculty members research current river concerns. The Changing Currents Conference is the first river conference the GRRC has hosted since its inception in 2021.
For more information about The Great River Research Center or the conference, please contact Dr. Scott Giltner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE: Founded in 1853 by members of the Disciples of Christ Church, Culver-Stockton College has over 160 years of rich tradition in higher education and is seated high upon "the Hill" in Canton, Missouri overlooking the Mississippi River. Offering 80+ majors and minors, C-SC provides its students with an experiential advantage through a unique 12+3 academic calendar that provides experiences in and out of the classroom. Culver-Stockton College has been named the #1 college for employment in the state of Missouri for the past three consecutive years.
Scott Giltner, Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences division chair