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Culver -Stockton College breaks ground on IDEA Center

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CANTON, Mo. (WGEM) -- Culver-Stockton College broke ground on its new IDEA Center Thursday morning.

“We are used to beating the odds here at Culver Stockton College," said Douglas Palmer, Culver-Stockton President.

The new experiential learning Idea Center stands for Innovation, Design-Thinking, and Experiential Activity Center.

Palmer said the IDEA Center will be a space for hands on learning.

“A place where our students are going to be working on real-world problems. They'll be mentored by faculty in an unstructured but very innovative way."

Taryn Hutcherson is the Vice President of the Student Government Association at Culver Stockton College. She said this facility will be the ideal place to perfect her craft.

"This is a space for anybody and everybody no matter the major. I can come in and as an education major I am able to learn how to apply some skills to my students," Hutcherson said.

"Or someone as a graphic design major can design for their capstone project."

Palmer said this facility is to prepare students for the future.

"Employers all over the country say the number one skill they're looking for is creativity and problem-solving skills, "Palmer said.

"So we know that as our students are majoring in whatever classes they are. By working in classes like this they are also picking up on skills to make them valuable."

A college letting students’ creativity prepare them for the workforce.

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Jayda Hill

Jayda Hill is a Multimedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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