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Issue Thirty One, Friday, May 10, 2019

Vacation CollegeLinda RussellVacation College is swiftly approaching. This upcoming event allows P.E.O.s, alumnae and friends of the College to come to campus, stay in the residence halls, and attend classes for four days. These classes represent a wide range of interest areas. Traditionally held the week after Commencement, 2019 Vacation College is scheduled to take place Tuesday – Sunday, May 14 - 19. Attached is a schedule for the week. We will have many guests on campus who support the College in a variety of ways. A few are listed below.

• Several state-level current and past Cottey Chairmen will be in attendance. They are the people who organize the adopt-a student and adopt-a-suite programs and promote Cottey in their state, province or district and at the yearly conventions.
• Several past P.E.O. state presidents, some of whom have served on international committees for the P.E.O. Sisterhood are returning to campus. Most have been at either Seminar or Vacation College before.
• 25 alumnae spanning the years between 1944 – 1996 will be coming home! We will have six alumnae returning from the Class of 1968.
• Many of our guests are long-time donors and friends of the College. They are champions of what we do here and support our efforts in very tangible ways.
• Several guests promote Cottey at chapter programs, reciprocity groups, high schools and college fairs. These P.E.O.s love Cottey College and are always excited to visit and be a part of campus!

If you see our guests around campus, please smile and greet them. If you would like to join us for lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, please sit with our guests and engage them in conversation about all of the wonderful things that are happening on campus. The staff at Raney are cooking up some yummy dishes: meatloaf on Wednesday; cheesy chicken pie on Thursday; baked potato soup on Friday! Unless you are teaching at Vacation College, however, regular Raney fees apply.

If you have any questions related to Vacation College, please contact the Office of P.E.O. Relations. Watch for even more information in next week's Chronicle. Thank you for helping to make this event a success!
Vacation College Schedule
ReceptionPresident’s OfficeYou are invited to a reception at President’s House on Saturday, May 11, from 4-5 p.m., to honor this year’s graduates and to greet Sue Baker, President of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, and Gary Cox, Ph.D, who will be concluding their terms on the Cottey College Board of Trustees. Our honored Commencement Speaker, Kim Krause Haddow ’75, will also be in attendance.
Temporary Fitness Center for the SummerKaren PolonAs you may recall, Hinkhouse and the Fitness Center will be closed this summer. Therefore, RBAC 142 will house one treadmill, one elliptical trainer, and one stationary bike while Hinkhouse is closed.
Obviously not all equipment can be moved but if you regularly use a few weights or bands for training please let Karen Polon know and we will see if we can get those into room 142 also. Faculty and staff can access RBAC 24 hours a day by using their key cards. Direct further questions to Karen, kpolon@cottey.edu.
Central States Anthropological Society Meetings, April 18-20

Sarah QuickThree individuals presented posters at the Central States Anthropological Society annual meetings and two additional students (Morgan Schmidt and Miranda Owens) attended. Dr. Sarah Quick and Jessie Havenridge presented their poster on their study of youth organizations, “Who Are the Farmers of the Future?: Views from the FFA and 4-H.” Also, Grayce Navratil presented a poster on her Environmental Studies capstone “Gardening and Well-being: Community Gardens in Nevada, Missouri.”Jessie Havenridge with Research Poster

Morgan looking at research poster
Professor Morgan Frew's Work Selected For Artvoices Magazine Cover!Morgan FrewAssistant Professor of Art Morgan Frew's painting titled “Time Dilation" was been selected to appear on the cover of “Artvoices Magazine."
Dr. Verklan publishes invited film reviewDr. Elizabeth VerklanProfessor Verklan has a forthcoming publication with the journal Films for the Feminist Classroom. Dr. Verklan was invited to review films that speak to her ongoing research on the global fashion industry. You can view the article this summer on the journal's site: ff.twu.edu.
Chemistry newsDr. Ganga FernandoAnalytical Chemistry students travel to Kansas Polymer Research center
Students in the Analytical Chemistry class and the Chemistry Research class traveled to the Kansas Polymer Research Center to learn about their bio-based polymers and industry applications. The students learned about research instrumentation at the facility and visited with graduate students and researchers from around the world. As a result of this visit, Tenzin Ingsel, a Cottey College biology major who is graduating this spring was able to secure full funding to earn a master’s degree in materials chemistry at Pittsburg State University conducting research at the Kansas Polymer Institute. Lamoi Williston, a first-year health and biomedical sciences student, secured an internship for this summer and will join the institute to complete a research project on bio-based polymeric foams and electronics.

Missouri Academy of Science
Yustinah Ndambakuwa, a third-year biology major, completed a summer research internship at Cottey last summer funded by the Serenbetz Leadership Institute. Yustinah presented her findings at the Missouri Academy of Science Annual Conference at Maryville, Missouri. Yustinah presented her work in Chemistry/Biochemistry oral section and attended agricultural and biological research sections during this conference.

American Chemical Society Awards Banquet
Dr. Ganga Fernando, Dr. Brenda Ross and six students attended the American Chemical Society Mo-Kan-Ok local section Annual Awards Banquet at Pittsburg State University. Two Cottey students; Natalie Sexton and Katheryn Ingram, received Outstanding Chemistry Student awards at the ceremony. The research talk "Paper, Plastic, or Cotton Tote Bag? What Life Cycle Assessments Tell us about the Sustainability of Everyday Items" was presented by Dr. David Tyler, Professor and Department Head of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at the University of Oregon.

Nevada Middle School Science Night
Students from chemistry class, Lamoi Williston, Rose Atukunda and Magdalene Asare, presented three chemical demonstrations in "Light and Chemistry" at the Nevada Middle School Science night. About five hundred local school children and their families attended the event. They observed the hydrogen and helium gas light spectra through the emission spectroscopes, mixed hydrogen peroxide with luminol to create a 'glow stick solution' and observed an oscillation reaction using iodine and starch.

The Big Serve and May Day BasketsAnnabelle KanyiLast weekend, thanks to our amazing students and faculty, we were able to help clean up a back yard and make some May Day baskets to distribute to three senior homes in Nevada. Great Job ladies; we appreciate you all.Pictures from the Big Serve and the helpers– 27th May, 2019
Jazzmin Miller, Brittany Simpson, Mathilde Gelot, Elizabeth Annie Cahill, Beth Hammock , Erica Sigauke, Daisy Chavez, Laureen Dulo, Alli Taverez, Alex Mason, Taylor Hill, Annabelle Kanyi, Kelsey Acton, Heather Conner











Pictures of May Day Baskets and names of student volunteers – 1st May 2019
Magdalene Asare, Peace Karorero, Joan Okudjeto-Dwomoh, Ingsel Tenzin, Lily Miller



Issue Thirty, Friday, May 3, 2019

Thank youStudent life staffMembers of the student life staff would like to express their thanks to everyone who provided love, cards, flowers, food, and other support during the passing of our friend and colleague, Helen Lodge. You made a difficult time a bit more bearable.
Serenbetz Institute Awardees NamedJill ComptonThe Serenbetz Institute awards grants to faculty and students to participate in activities related to women's leadership, social responsibility, and global awareness. Cottey's Leadership Team is excited to announce the following awardees:

Summer 2019 Leadership Immersions grants were awarded to Catherine Nolan, for her proposal to attend the International Leadership Association's Women and Leadership Conference in Santa Cruz, California, and to Yustinah Ndambakuwa for her proposal to spend the summer working in the lab of Dr. Jean Bopassa, a professor in the department of cellular and integrative physiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Summer 2019 Leadership Internship grants were awarded to Grace Diaz and Sara Calderon. Ms. Diaz will travel to Guatemala to take part in a four-week internship program focused on the hospitality and tourism industry. Sara Calderon will travel to Boston to participate in an internship with the Reproductive Rights Activist Corps.

Fall 2019 Leadership Immersion grants were awarded to Dr. Carol Clyde Gallagher and Valerie Bond. Dr. Gallagher will take students to the International Leadership Association's Global Conference in Ottowa, Alberta, Canada. Valerie Bond will attend the International Writing Center Association and National Conference of Peer Tutoring and Writing Conference in Columbus, Ohio in October along with Alex Brown and Sophie Powell.

Dr. Gallagher was also awarded an Undergraduate Research grant for fall 2019. Dr. Gallagher's project will involve student researchers and will explore real-world examples of adaptive leadership and corporate social responsibility.
Fall Study AbroadFall Study AbroadThree students plan to spend the fall semester abroad: Lily Miller in London; Amilee Dorantes in Seville, Spain; and Maya Struhar at Edge Hill University in England. In fact, Maya will be abroad for the entire 2018-19 academic year. Please wish them safe travels!
French Club's Field Trip to see the French Opera, Les Pêcheurs de Perles" (Pearl Fishers)"Dr. Mary MbaMembers of the French Club attended the dress rehearsal of the French Opera, "Les Pêcheurs de Perles" (Pearl Fishers) at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City on Thursday, April 25, 2019. This is an opera written by Georges Bizet (25 October 1838 – 3 June 1875), a French composer of the Romantic era. He was also the composer of the famous opera, Carmen. Les Pêcheurs de Perles is set on the island of Ceylon, Sri Lanka, which Bizet never visited in his life. However, the popular English designer, Zandra Rhodes, who has visited India multiple times, drew from her inspiration in designing the gorgeous costumes worn by the cast and performers. It premiered on 30 September 1863 at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris and tells the story of how two men's vow of eternal friendship is threatened by their love for the same woman, whose own dilemma is the conflict between secular love and her sacred oath as a priestess. Like most work of the Romantic period, the opera treats such themes as exoticism, nature, love, travel, spirituality, man's inner conflicts, the other, etc. The performance our students saw was presented by a touring French opera. Guests at the dress rehearsal received educational materials that provided information about the creative process that went into the production of this opera.French Club
Newman Civic Fellow Community Outreach ProgramDr. Erica SigaukeDr. Sigauke mentors Chido Shamuyarira, our 2019-20120, Newman Civic Fellow in various areas of Community Outreach programs which also promote her personal, civic, and professional development. This will prepare her for her long-term work of public problem solving and building equitable communities. Her involvement in some of the community projects, are helping her build a spirit of civically-oriented college student leaders through collaboration and positive productive relationships.

In order to advance some of her goals, Chido explores a variety of in-person learning opportunities which are focused on helping her build skills in:
-Awareness of self
-Collaboration
-Root cause analysis
-Cultural competence
-Social intelligence
-Networking skills
-Effective interpersonal communication
-Utilizing resources to advance a cause
-Creative problem solving techniques
-Nurturing her critical thinking and systems thinking skills
-and finding out what skills, talents, knowledge, relationships, and other asserts currently exist in the community.

We are very grateful to the Cottey community for its generous donations that were handed to the director of the Nevada Head Start by Chido Shamuyarira. These donations are geared towards addressing some issues affecting children from low income families.

Chido's collaboration with other leaders both at Cottey and in the Nevada community is helping her build more confidence in herself while nurturing some of the skills mentioned above. I believe that our positive support for students will help open doors for their future options. Our spiritual work and diversity opportunities will continue to empower students and enable them to be powerful, loving, compassionate global citizens.
outreach program
2019 Psychology GraduatesDr. Julie TietzThe psychology graduates of 2019 have been working very hard and are ready to take the next steps in pursuing their careers. Katie Bowes plans to go directly into the workforce in the criminal justice system, while some students plan to work for a little while before graduate school. For example, Brenda Aldape would like to work with juveniles in the justice system, and Hanna Bell plans to go into industrial/organizational psychology in a corporate setting. Taylor Cordaro plans to pursue counseling, possibly in Japan, while Chelsea Menshausen is looking at neuropsychology, probably in the Dallas, Texas, area. Others have applied and been accepted to the graduate school of their choice. Mikelah Moyer plans to pursue a MSW at the University of Missouri; Alexis Thill plans to pursue a M.Ed. in Counseling at the University of Puget Sound; and Michelle Palmer plans to pursue a M.A. in Counseling at Colorado Christian University. We can’t wait to see what they will accomplish in the future!2019 Psychology Graduates
Thank you!JoEllen LindnerThank you to everyone who made "C" For Yourself! and new student registration such a great success! The feedback we are receiving from our guests is nothing but positive.
Cottey Students Recognized at MCCA's PTK Student Leadership LuncheonDr. Mary MbaNatalie Sexton and Chido Shamuyarira were recognized for their scholarship awards at the annual Missouri Community Colleges Association (MCCA) Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Student Leadership Luncheon held at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri on Thursday, April 24, 2019. Both students were named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Missouri Academic Team in the First Team list. In addition, Ms. Sexton was recognized for her Phi Theta Kappa Coca-Cola Silver Scholar Award. Phi Theta Kappa strives to recognize students' academic excellence and train them to become exceptional scholars and leaders. Natalie Sexton and Chido Shamuyarira were accompanied to the luncheon by Dr. Mary Mba, PTK Five-Star Scholarship Advisor and Nominator for Cottey College, who worked with them through the nomination and application processes. Congratulations to Ms. Sexton and Ms. Shamuyarira!ptk luncheon
Spring Informal Dance ConcertJo ByrnesThe informal Dance Concert will be Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Center for the Arts. There will be some student choreography pieces and Intermediate/Advanced Modern, Improvisation, Musical Theater Dance classes and the Dance Company will perform.

Issue Twenty Nine, Friday, April 26, 2019

Commencement InformationOffice of Academic AffairsCommencement line up for the faculty/administrative staff processional will begin at 9:40 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, on the west side of Reeves Hall. Faculty and administrative staff who need to be excused from Commencement must notify the senior administrator (Council member) responsible for their area. Council members need to notify Dr. Bangs of any excused absences by Friday, May 3.
Field Trip to Bushwhacker Lake Conservation AreaDiya PaulStudents in the Ecosystem Function and Management course visited the Bushwhacker Lake Conservation Area to learn about wildlife friendly farming practices, the complexities of managing prairie ecosystems and challenges involved with conflicting priorities of conservation on public versus private lands. The best part of the trip was meeting with Cottey alumna Meagan Duffee-Yates who works with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Meagan shared her experience with conservation on public and private lands, took us to different sites around the lake to show how conservation programs encourage wildlife friendly practices in the midst of industrial farms and grasslands. We also learned about efforts to reintroduce the Prairie Chicken among other species. It was interesting to learn how cattle grazing help create habitat for the Northern Bobwhite Quail, a species native to the area. The quail population has been decreasing due to changing land use practices and habitat fragmentation. Overall, the students had a great experience and realize the value of prairie ecosystems and the associated challenges of ecosystem management.
Dr. Debbie Cottrell Named President at Texas LutheranSteve ReedFormer Cottey history professor and assistant dean of the faculty Dr. Debbie Cottrell has been named the 16th president of Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. She was serving as TLU's Vice President of Academic Affairs prior to being named president. She will replace retiring president Dr. Stuart Dorsey.

After Cottey, Dr. Cottrell served as associate dean and director of graduate programs at Smith College in Massachusetts. She then moved to William Peace University in North Carolina where she was the provost. From there she moved to Texas to work at TLU where she has been the VPAA since 2012.

Dr. Cottrell will assume the presidency in July. Her Cottey colleagues and friends wish her all the best in this new chapter of her career.
New titleJoEllen LindnerEffective July 1, Angela Moore’s title will be Director of Enrollment Communications and Research. This title is a more accurate representation of the work Angela has been doing for the Enrollment Management Office. This includes providing analysis, research, and reports that direct the enrollment counselors’ daily work and office-wide initiatives. Angela has also played a pivotal role in implementing Salesforce, serving as Constituent Relations Manager, which includes the admission application, forms, texting, telemarketing, event management, email campaigns, and integration into Jenzabar EX, all in addition to the initial responsibility of data management.
World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra to Perform on TuesdayKris KorbIf you don't already have your tickets, contact the campus activities and ticket office to find out if there are any tickets left for Tuesday's performance by the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.

A Legend Lives On!
Glenn Miller Band
Culdesac Kids to Perform on Friday, May 3Kris KorbPICNIC FEATURING CULDESAC KIDS
Friday, May 3
5:15 p.m.,
B.I.L. Lodge (rain/heat site is Raney Dining Room),
Performance is free/meal $7

This Dallas-based duo is made up of Collin Hauser and Stevie Jo Rosenbalm. Collin is best known for blending folk, blues, jazz, and pop with skillful guitar textures and a truly unique voice. Stevie Jo got his start as a finalist on season six of The Voice. Wowing his audience, and Usher, with Usher's own hit There Goes My Baby, he quickly established himself as one of the media's and critics' front running competitors for the season, ultimately leaving him with a respectable Top 20 finish.
Culdesac Kids
Global Citizens' donation to Truman Elementary SchoolDr. Carmen BourbonGlobal Citizens is a student organization that brings awareness of global issues around the world and within the community. Every year members of this student organization gather to bring school supplies to Truman Elementary School in Nevada, Missouri. This past Tuesday, April 16, was no exception. Global Citizens' President, Crystal Escobar, and other members went to Wal-Mart and purchased much needed supplies. Students and staff were very grateful, and were reminded what a global citizen stands for, which is helping others for a greater cause.Global Citizens
Kathryn PivakSigma Kappa Delta InducteesCongratulations to the new members of Sigma Kappa Delta, the English honor society for first- and second-year students. An induction ceremony and reception were held in the Center for Women’s Leadership on Wednesday, April 24.
SKD’s induction ceremony

Shania Roberts, Ashley Beckstrom-Doktor, Sophie Powell (Assisting SKD Officer), Kathryn Knox, Madeleine Smith, and Jessica DeWitt

SKD’s induction ceremony

Shania Roberts, Ashley Beckstrom-Doktor, Sophie Powell (Assisting SKD Officer), Kathryn Knox, Madeleine Smith, and Jessica DeWitt

Spread the Word About Summer WorkshopBeth HammockDo you know a rising high school junior or senior girl? Tell her about Cottey's Summer Workshop, a week-long leadership summit. Girls have fun while discovering how leadership plays a role in everything they do.

Summer Workshop participants who are admitted and enroll at Cottey are awarded a $3,000-a-year scholarship. Learn more: http://www.cottey.edu/visit/summer-workshop/
Spring Informal Dance ConcertJo ByrnesThe informal Dance Concert will be Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Center for the Arts. There will be some student choreography pieces and Intermediate/Advanced Modern, Improvisation, Musical Theater Dance classes and the Dance Company will perform.
Welcome Visitors This WeekendJoEllen LindnerThe Cottey campus will be very busy this weekend as we welcome prospective and incoming students and their families for "C" for Yourself! and new student registration. Events kick-off at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Center for the Arts. Please help everyone feel welcome and if anyone looks lost, please help them find their way to the Center for the Arts. Thank you! C for Yourself Program Page One C for Yourself Program Page Two
Dr. Erica SigaukePassport to India FestivalDiversity is part of our daily lives and there is power in learning about cultures different
from ours. The Cottey Spiritual Life and campus Diversity office offers a variety of
diversity awareness opportunities to students and surrounding communities through
various initiatives. This include workshops, dialogues, diversity and spiritual leadership
experiences through community outreach programs as well as attending cultural events,
festivals, art shows, visiting cathedrals, temples etc. All these experiences help
strengthen our personal values and beliefs with love, respect and appreciation for our
differences. On Sunday April 14, 2019, the Coordinator of Spiritual Life and Campus
Diversity drove students to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of the Art where they attended the
Passport to India Festival. Various diverse programs and performances helped enrich our
students. They educated them and increased their understanding about the richness of
the cultural values and beliefs of people of India including Southeast Asia. Some of the
programs included celebrating the gurus of Indian dance, music, and art in our
community. Some Indian ethnic dishes, free exhibitions talks, and fashion shows were
also available.The Nelson-Atkins is recognized internationally as one of the finest art
museums in the United States because of its outstanding diverse art works.
Passport to India Festival
Retirement RecognitionBecky PennMark your calendars for Wednesday, May 1, when we will honor and celebrate those employees who are retiring this year. The recognition and festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall.

Issue Twenty Eight, Friday, April 19, 2019

Chamber Singers Concert April 19Prof. Theresa SpencerR-E-S-P-E-C-T is the theme for the Chamber Singers Spring Concert on Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall! We will pay homage to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and explore the theme of respect in our concert. Come find out how the theme is woven into selections from the Renaissance to pop! No tickets required; admission is free. Respect program
English Capstone PresentationsTrisha StubblefieldThe English/Writing faculty are incredibly proud of our four graduating seniors who presented their capstone theses on Assessment Day! The students were poised, professional, and impressive. Please congratulate these students when you see them! Abigail Baumgartner, "The Lady’s Maid: Navigating The Mysteries of Udolpho; Laurel Loyless, "Motherhood as Power in The Book of Unknown Americans"; Alex Mason, "Confirmation Bias Against Slytherin House"; Kathryn Skopec, "'If It Wasn’t Anything, What Was I?': The Paradoxical Identity of Quentin Compson in The Sound and the Fury."

In this picture, the students are holding their official, signed thesis title pages, signifying that they have completed the thesis requirement for their B.A. English degree. Needless to say, they were very excited to get those pages!

For more pictures, please visit the @CotteyEnglish on Facebook! Thanks to Nancy Kerbs and everyone who helped to make these capstone presentations happen! We appreciate all the support and encouragement we received from faculty, staff, and students!
English Capstone Students
"C" for Yourself SaturdayMikayla McGoldrick"C" For Yourself! Weekend will take place Saturday, April 27. Students and guests will be participating in special planned activities and eating in Raney Dining Room. Please make them feel welcome! C for Yourself Program Page One C for Yourself Program Page Two
P.E.O. Sisterhood Excursion Trip to IowaTrisha StubblefieldThe weather finally cooperated, and the P.E.O. Sisterhood Excursion class (WGS 211) was able to travel to Iowa April 12-13, 2019. We first visited the P.E.O. Executive Office in Des Moines where we met with Jackie Matt, executive director, and Kelly Spong, chapter supply coordinator and Cottey '12. We toured the office and were able to visit the archives, where we saw many special mementos related to P.E.O. history. We were also excited to see the new Founder's Walk in front of the office. From there, we went to Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, the birthplace of the Sisterhood, to meet with Liz Garrels, past president of international chapter, and Carol Nemitz, P.E.O. historian and liaison to the president of Iowa Wesleyan University. We visited the Music Room (now, the Memory Room) where P.E.O. began, the archives where many P.E.O. treasures are displayed, the P.E.O. Memorial Building, and the exact spot where the idea to start the organization was conceived. From Iowa Wesleyan, we went to visit two cemeteries in Mount Pleasant where four of the founders are buried/memorialized. And, yes, we left Cottey pens on each of the graves!

Needless to say, it was an absolutely wonderful trip, and the students felt especially honored to be able to visit these sites during the 150th anniversary of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. The class's final projects will be displayed in the library later in the semester, and you can view lots of pictures on our Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and English social media pages.
P.E.O. Visit
Poetry Reading / Book SigningTrisha StubblefieldTo celebrate her new book Blue Exhaust, Janet Reed will give a poetry reading and hold a book signing on Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in RFAB 203. After earning a master's degree from PIttsburg State University and teaching writing and literature for the better part of 20 years, Janet began publishing poems four years ago. Her work has appeared and is forthcoming in multiple journals. She currently teaches at Crowder College and is working toward an MFA in Creative Writing and Media Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Blue Exhaust is her first book.
Glenn Miller Orchestra Tickets Are Still AvailableKris KorbThe world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will swing into town at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in the Center for the Arts. Over half of the tickets for the Glenn Miller Orchestra performance have been picked up/sold. If you want to attend, you are encouraged to pick up your ticket (s) in advance. Contact the Cottey Ticket Office at ext. 2186 for tickets or more information.Glenn Miller Band
Informal Dance ConcertJo ByrnesThe informal Dance Concert will be Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Center for the Arts. There will be some student choreography pieces and Intermediate/Advanced Modern, Improvisation, Musical Theater Dance classes and the Dance Company will perform.
CommencementBeth HammockPlease let your students know Commencement will be livestreamed again this year. Family and friends from afar can watch at the link on the Commencement webpage. http://www.cottey.edu/commencement. You will find everything you need to know about Commencement activities on the page.
Passport to India FestivalDr. Erica SigaukeDiversity is part of our daily lives and there is power in learning about cultures different
from ours. The Cottey Spiritual Life and campus Diversity office offers a variety of
diversity awareness opportunities to students and surrounding communities through
various initiatives. This include workshops, dialogues, diversity and spiritual leadership
experiences through community outreach programs as well as attending cultural events,
festivals, art shows, visiting cathedrals, temples etc. All these experiences help
strengthen our personal values and beliefs with love, respect and appreciation for our
differences. On Sunday April 14, 2019, the Coordinator of Spiritual Life and Campus
Diversity drove students to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of the Art where they attended the
Passport to India Festival. Various diverse programs and performances helped enrich our
students. They educated them and increased their understanding about the richness of
the cultural values and beliefs of people of India including Southeast Asia. Some of the
programs included celebrating the gurus of Indian dance, music, and art in our
community. Some Indian ethnic dishes, free exhibitions talks, and fashion shows were
also available.The Nelson-Atkins is recognized internationally as one of the finest art
museums in the United States because of its outstanding diverse art works.
Passport to India Festival
Retirement RecognitionBecky PennMark your calendars for Wednesday, May 1, when we will honor and celebrate those employees who are retiring this year. The recognition and festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall.

Issue Twenty Seven, Friday, April 12, 2019

Crime Victim's Rights Walk and CeremonyDr. Amber MorczekOn Monday, April 8th, 2019 Dr. Amber Morczek and Dr. Carol Clyde Gallagher joined Cottey students and other local participants in the Crime Victim's Rights Walk and Ceremony – an event organized by the Vernon County Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force. The event, aimed at raising awareness about victimization and crime victims’ rights, was well attended and moving.Victim's Right Walk
Student Photo PermissionSteve ReedStudents who have granted permission to use their likeness in College publications and on social media are on a media consent list that can be found on the intranet here: Faculty/Staff Portal”  College Forms  Miscellaneous Forms
Before posting images of students to social media accounts, please check to see if they have given permission for you to do so.
Assessment DayNancy KerbsNext Wednesday, April 17, is Assessment Day. Here are some frequently asked questions about the day, which has been held at Cottey since 1999.

What is Assessment Day?
There are NO CLASSES on April 17! It is a day set aside for students to evaluate the strengths of Cottey’s academic and student life programs. Student participation on this day is vital and expected. Also, students do not report to their campus jobs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Why do we have Assessment Day?
In order to maintain its accreditation, Cottey must prove students learn what our mission and learning outcomes say they will learn, and that the College is continuously working to improve programs for students. Student input is very important in this process.

Where do students go on Assessment Day?
Students will receive their room assignment via campus email. Room assignments will also be posted in the RBAC Student Lounge. Faculty members take roll and proctor the various rooms and also participate in work groups.

What will be expected of students on Assessment Day?
All students are expected to complete questionnaires and surveys regarding satisfaction with campus programs and services, the short-term study abroad experience, and a brief survey from the City of Nevada on transportation. The responses are confidential and will only be reported in group form. Students should bring a laptop, tablet, or phone to RBAC! The RBAC Computer Lab is also open for completing the surveys.

Are there incentives to attend?
YES!!!
• A special Assessment Day breakfast, including muffins, will be served to students in RBAC Student Lounge at 9:30 a.m.
• Students checking into their assigned room or the RBAC computer lab and completing the assigned surveys will choose a prize AND receive two tickets for entry into a drawing for one of four $100 Amazon.com gift cards.
• Students usually complete the surveys in about an hour.
• For each capstone presentation they attend, students will receive a ticket for entry into the drawing for one of four $100 Amazon.com gift cards.
• Suites with 100% attendance on Assessment Day will receive a pizza gift card.

Congratulations Phi Theta Kappa, Epsilon ChapterRobin ConnerCongratulations to the Cottey College Phi Theta Kappa Epsilon Chapter for receiving the Distinguished Theme Award, Theme 5: Channels of Creativity! The Epsilon Chapter received this award at the PTK Catalyst Convention in Orlando, Florida, April 4-7. This award was given to the top three chapters in each of the nine themes. The Epsilon Chapter was also recognized for being in the top 100 Chapters out of 1,300 around the world. Epsilon Phi Theta Kappa member, Natalie Sexton was recognized on stage for being selected for the 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar as well as Yasmine Juhoor who received the Outstanding Alumni award. During the convention, Dr. Fernando presented an educational forum “Undergraduate Research in STEM= Washing Glassware" that was well received in all sessions. During the conference students from around the world were in attendance and had the opportunity to attend educational forums such as 10 Keys to Successful Leadership, How to Promote Yourself, Career Readiness Interviews, Résumés, and Cover Letters, Brainstorming through Improv, and many more. In attendance were Natalie Sexton, outgoing president; Yasmine Juhoor, PTK Alumni; Rose Atukunda, 2019-2020 president; Ryann James, 2019-2020 vice president of leadership; and chapter advisors, Dr. Fernando, and Robin Conner. This trip was made possible by Faculty Development Funds, P.E.O. Foundation Funds, Student Government Association Funds, and PTK Epsilon Chapter fundraising events.PTKE Conference
Nevada Moore-Few Care CenterDr. Erica SigaukeChido Shamuyarira goes to the Nevada Moore-Few Care Center to support the seniors in various ways. This is part of her goals as Cottey's Newman Civic Fellow. She collaborates with the Activities Coordinator who introduces her to the seniors in some of their daily activities such as playing BINGO, other games, and socializing with them. Chido recently participated in the Noodle Ball game. This was quite a new experience for her, and the seniors had so much fun playing together as a team. They also appreciated Chido's passion and gifts in community outreach programs.Chido at Care Center
The Newman Civic Fellow Community ServiceDr. Erica SigaukeChido Shamuyarira, our candidate for the 2019 -2020 Newman Civic Fellow, is already engaged in various life changing programs in Nevada Community. As part of her goals, Chido is working with some leaders of organizations in Nevada with an effort to help explore her passion to make a difference in the lives of others both locally and globally. She helped to plan a mini curriculum for this week's celebration about, “The Week of the Young Child." This is an annual celebration hosted by NAEYC. She is teaching two of the lessons and the children she worked with this week really enjoyed her activities. Her gifts, creativity and presence were quite impactful.Chido at Head Start
Founder's Day Weekend 2019Christi EllisThe Office of Alumnae Relations and Institutional Advancement would like to thank everyone for their attendance and support this past weekend. Each of you helped make the event a smashing success! There were over 310 registered alumnae and guests on campus from 1944 to 2018! The Founder's Day Luncheon had a packed house and the awards portion was streamed live on the Cottey College Alumnae Facebook page. Dr. Mari Anne Phillips was recognized for her 30 years of service to Cottey College, and the Chapel/ Student Center initiative public launch was well received. Throughout the weekend, photos and videos were posted to the Cottey College Alumnae Facebook page, and will continue to be posted in the coming weeks, feel free to check them out! The weekend would not have been possible without the help of so many individuals. Whether you prepared and served the delicious meals, cleaned and prepared the facilities, provided technical support, ran lights and sound for presentations, or greeted and connected with our alumnae, you were all instrumental in making the weekend the success that is was. Thank you all for being a part of the Cottey community!!
Visit By Retired Professor Dr. Robert JaegerNancy KohnRetired professor Dr. Robert Jaeger will be visiting campus April 17-19, 2019. He will be talking to Dr. Kohn's Zoology class on Friday, April 19. Dr. Jaeger spent 50 years studying salamander behavior and ecology.
Chamber Singers Concert April 19Prof. Theresa SpencerR-E-S-P-E-C-T is the theme for the Chamber Singers Spring Concert on Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall! We will pay homage to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and explore the theme of respect in our concert. Come find out how the theme is woven into selections from the Renaissance to pop! No tickets required; admission is free.
Student Presents Capstone Project at National ConventionTrisha StubblefieldSenior English major Abigail Baumgartner presented her capstone thesis, “The Lady's Maid: Navigating the Castle of Udolpho,” at the 2019 Alpha Chi National College Honor Society Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, April 4-6. Although her panel was devoted to British literature, the conference showcased work by students in all disciplines. This conference presentation marks the second national presentation Abigail has given in the last two weeks. Way to go, Abigail!!

Abigail will be making the same presentation April 17 during the baccalaureate capstone presentation showcase. Check back for more information.

Photo Credit: Professor Paula Chelminska
Abigail Baumgartner Capstone Presentation
A Spring Dance Co-MotionJo ByrnesWe hope you will join us for the Spring Co-Motion Dance Concert, April 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m., in the Auditorium of the Center for the Arts. Admission is free and no tickets are required.

On the program are pieces by students Susana Irigoyen, May Stemple, Hailey Lovgren, Katherine Eldredge, and Maya Struhar. Also on the program is a piece by guest artist Kyle Mullins and one by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance Jenna Wurtzberger.
Co Motion Dance concert 2019
Free Belly Dance Class April 18Jo ByrnesOn Thursday, April 18, from 4-5:15 p.m. in RFAB 152, there will be a free Belly Dance class taught by Abby Deleki. All are welcome.Belly Dance Class
77th Annual MPSA ConferenceOindrila RoyOindrila Roy attended the 77th Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, Illinois, April 4-7, 2019. At the conference, she presented findings from her original research titled “Evangelical Attitudes toward Syrian Refugees: Does Islamophobia Matter?" at a panel on "Public Opinion on Foreign Policy." She also served as a discussant on the Junior Scholars Symposium (JSS) session "Domestic Politics and International Relations" and was as a panelist at the teaching roundtable on "Undergraduate Research and Statistics Classes."

Issue Twenty Six, Friday, April 5, 2019

Glenn Miller Orchestra employee tickets available beginning MondayKris KorbThe world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will bring timeless classics such as In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000, String of Pearls, and Little Brown Jug to Cottey College on Tuesday, April 30. Even seventy-five years after the founding of their famous orchestra, Glenn Miller's music is alive and well. Nineteen musicians and singers will bring the unforgettable Glenn Miller sound and perform these songs that everyone remembers. This is a show not to miss for jazz and swing fans alike as well as the incurable romantics who want to step back in time. The legendary Glenn Miller was the most successful of all of the dance bandleaders during the Swing Era of the 1930's and '40s. It is anticipated that this performance will sell out. So you are advised to pick up your tickets in advance from the Cottey Ticket Office. Employees may pick up a free ticket for themselves, their spouse/guest, and any minor children. Public tickets go on sale Monday, April 15, and will cost $10/$8.Glenn Miller Band
Commencement InformationOffice of Academic AffairsCommencement line up for the faculty/administrative staff processional will begin at 9:40 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, on the west side of Reeves Hall. Faculty and administrative staff who need to be excused from Commencement must notify the senior administrator (Council member) responsible for their area. Council members need to notify Dr. Bangs of any excused absences by Friday, May 3. The 2019 Commencement Schedule is attached.2019 Commencement Schedule
Math Professors Attend Section MeetingDr. Wei CuiDr. Jorge Dioses and Dr. Wei Cui attended the Kansas MAA Section meeting on March 29-30 at Pittsburg State University. During the meeting they went to the presentation given by Dr. Curtis Cooper who is known for his work with the GIMPS (Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search) project.

More information about this meeting can be found at http://sections.maa.org/kansas/meetings.html
Dioses and Cui @ KS MAA 2019
Date Change for Faculty/Staff MeetingBecky PennThe date for the Faculty/Staff Meeting following the board meeting has been changed. Instead of April 23, it will be on April 25, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall.
From the President's Suggestion BoxDr. WeitzelA question was asked about training for Chellie Club workers in regards to "food handling basics."

Dr. Ogren reports that, "We have had training on food handling and have documented food handling safety best practices. Food is stored according to health code; for example, raw meat is on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator and not placed above any other food. A meat thermometer is used for cooking hamburgers. Gloves are used when handling raw foods. Hair is tied back if it is longer than shoulder length. Commercial sanitizer/disinfectant is used for cleaning. If anyone has a specific concern, they should feel free to ask one of the workers or contact me directly at togren@cottey.edu."
Dow Honored SpeakerDr. Joann BangsDr. Kathy Pivak, associate professor of English, is the Blanche Hinman Dow Honored Speaker for 2017-2019. Dr. Pivak will present her lecture, Bringing the Front Home: Bestselling Women Novelists and World War I, on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall. A reception will follow the lecture in the Weber Foyer of the Center for the Arts.
English Majors Present at International ConferenceTrisha StubblefieldCongratulations to English majors Abigail Baumgartner, Valerie Bond, and Laurel Loyless who presented papers at the 2019 Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, March 27-30.

Abigail's paper, "The Golden Mother", presented an analysis of Amy Tan's novel "The Joy Luck Club"; Valerie's paper was a poem, "Q" part of her larger project titled "LGBTQ: The Community in the Eyes of Our Pets"; and Laurel's paper, "The Role of Motherhood in Maryse Conde's 'I Tituba Black Witch of Salem' considered motherhood in the context of slavery'."

All three students aced their presentations and answered questions with great ease and professionalism. They definitely made us very proud!

While at the convention, students listened to readings by poet Tess Taylor and science fiction/fantasy writer Nnedi Okorafor; attended panels that included papers on topics such as Jane Austen, graphic novels, and creative writing; and visited the legendary bookshop Left Bank Books and the iconic Gateway Arch.

To see pictures from the convention, please visit the English Department's Facebook page (Cottey College English Department"). We have also posted a few pictures on our Instagram and Twitter pages (@CotteyEnglish)."
STDIEHSC 2019
Yellow & White Dinner and Blue & White LuncheonApril MosherThe Yellow & White Dinner takes place Friday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m.

The Blue & White Luncheon takes place Saturday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m.

Ticket sales for these events are coming soon! Faculty and staff will be able to purchase tickets Wednesday, April 17-Friday, April 19 at the foyer table in Raney during lunch. Prices are as follows: $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children ages 6 - 12.

Please contact me with any questions!
Dr. Verklan speaks with local AAUWElizabeth VerklanOn Tuesday, March 26, Dr. Elizabeth Verklan was invited to give a research talk to the Nevada chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Dr. Verklan shared some of her recent book research, and learned about the chapter's current work. Dr. Verklan, a former recipient of the AAUW's American Dissertation Fellowship, enjoyed meeting the group.
Cottey Alumnae Share Graduate School TipsDr. Julie TietzOn March 31, the psychology department was fortunate to have alumnae Blaklee Sanders ('15), Veselina Hristova Jones ('09), and Amanda Mosier ('16) share their experiences and wisdom about graduate school with our current students!Grad School Tips
Free Belly Dance ClassJo ByrnesOn Thursday, April 18, from 4-5:15 p.m. in RFAB 152, there will be a free Belly Dance class taught by Abby Deleki. All are welcome.Belly Dance Class
A Spring Co-Motion Dance ConcertJo ByrnesWe hope you will join us for the Spring Co-Motion Dance Concert, April 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m., in the Auditorium of the Center for the Arts. Admission is free and no tickets are required.

On the program are pieces by students Susana Irigoyen, May Stemple, Hailey Lovgren, Katherine Eldredge, and Maya Struhar. Also on the program is a piece by guest artist Kyle Mullins and one by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance Jenna Wurtzberger.
Co Motion Dance concert 2019
Cottey Career FairAnnabelle KanyiThe 2019 Cottey College Career Fair was held on March 27 in the RBAC Student Lounge and Art Gallery. In addition to the exhibitors, this year’s fair offered events such as a one-on-one financial advising session, an image consulting session, and a professional photo gallery. Thank you to the faculty, staff, and students who participated in this event.Career Fair 2019Career Fair 2019Career Fair 2019Career Fair 2019Career Fair 2019
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual MeetingDr. Amber MorczekDr. Amber Morczek traveled with CRM 490 Senior Capstone in Criminology students, Faith Owens and Katie Bowes, to Baltimore, Maryland, for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting March 26-29. Dr, Morczek was an invited discussant for the Criminal Justice Education/ Teaching Pedagogy Section roundtable titled Trigger Warnings in the Criminal Justice Classroom. She also attended panels and presentations on a variety of topics and went on an extensive, six-hour tour of Baltimore Police Department Headquarters, which included an intimate look at Baltimore’s CitiWatch surveillance camera program – a network of 1,000 CCTV cameras across the city designed to aid in crime prevention, perpetrator apprehension, and critical incident response. Faith and Katie were quite busy at the Annual Meeting as well - attending panels and presentations on victimization, terrorism, trauma, and policing as well as networking with faculty, practitioners, and recruiters from across the country.

The trip was made possible by Faculty Development Funds, P.E.O. Foundation Funds, Criminology Field Trip Funds, and Serenbetz Leadership Immersion Awards.
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Issue Twenty Five, Friday, March 29, 2019

The Holi FestivalDr. Erica SigaukeThe Coordinator of Spiritual Life and Campus Diversity drove students to Shawnee, Kansas, on Saturday, March 23, to attend the Hindu Holi Festival. This was a great cultural awareness experience for our students. They learned a lot about the Hindu culture through their participation in some of the events including the throwing of the colored powder as a sign of happiness. According to the Hindu culture, the, “Holi Festival of Colors,” or the "Festival of love" signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships."'
The Sage International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture published March 2019Sarah QuickThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture includes over 700 entries and presents key concepts in the study of music in its cultural context and provides an introduction to the discipline of ethnomusicology, its methods, concerns, and its contributions to knowledge and understanding of the world's musical cultures, styles, and practices. One of the entries, "Stereotype,” was written by Dr. Sarah Quick.
Civic Engagement Field TripJamie BloomfieldDr. Sandy Chaney and Denise Carrick Hedges traveled with students to Jefferson City on Tuesday, March 26. The purpose of the excursion was to promote citizenship, provide a view of state government in action, and network with elected officials. Students met with Senator Ed Emory, Representative Patricia Pike, Justice Patricia Breckenridge, and Missouri Higher Education Commissioner Zora Mulligan. Cottey alumna Katherine Kerbs Best currently works for the Missouri House of Representatives as an attorney and served as a guide to the Cottey group.

The excursion was made possible by Missouri Campus Election Engagement Project and leadership endowed funds.
Dow Honored SpeakerJoann BangsDr. Kathy Pivak, associate professor of English, is the Blanche Hinman Dow Honored Speaker for 2017-2019. Dr. Pivak will present her lecture, Bringing the Front Home: Bestselling Women Novelists and World War I, on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall. A reception will follow the lecture in the Weber Foyer of the Center for the Arts.
Yellow & White Luncheon and Blue & White DinnerApril MosherThe Yellow & White Dinner takes place Friday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m.

The Blue & White Luncheon takes place Saturday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m.

Ticket sales for these events are coming soon! Faculty and staff will be able to purchase tickets Wednesday, April 17-Friday, April 19 at the foyer table in Raney during lunch. Prices are as follows: $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children ages 6 - 12.

Please contact me with any questions!
Founder's Day is THIS Weekend!Christi EllisWe're so excited to welcome back over 300 alumnae and guests as they reminisce and reconnect with their classmates and the College! To view the attendee list click here: www.cottey.edu/alumnae/founders-day

Don't forget to join us for the Faculty/Staff Reception at the Center for the Arts, P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery - TODAY!!

From 3-5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please remember to wear your name tags when you're attending the weekend's festivities.

Tickets for the Glenn Miller OrchestraKris KorbThe world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in the Auditorium. It is anticipated that this performance will sell out of tickets so you are encouraged to pick up your tickets in advance.

Tickets for Cottey students and employees will be available beginning Monday, April 8. Students may pick up one ticket. Employees may pick up a ticket for themselves, a spouse/guest, and any minor children.

Public tickets will be available beginning Monday, April 15; they are $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors/youths.
Cards Against Hypnosis Performance Coming to CampusKris KorbThursday, April 4
CARDS AGAINST HYPNOSIS - DAVID HALL
8 p.m., Auditorium

Cards Against Hypnosis Show is David Hall's latest interactive, laugh out loud, drop-to-your-knees funny comedy hypnosis show. In between each skit, David will throw a ball into the audience and a random audience member who catches the ball will be shown two cards. First is a card listing a scenario/skit, followed by a card listing possible outcomes. Based on the audience member's decision, that skit will be performed by the hypnotized participants on stage. This unpredictable show gives a truly unique experience for the hypnotized participants as well as the audience.

Tickets are now available. They are free to Cottey and $5/$4 for the public.
Staff Member of the Year NominationBecky PennEach year, one staff member is recognized as Staff Member of the Year, which comes not only with the appreciation of the campus but also a $1000 award. All employees with the exception of full-time faculty members (who are eligible for the faculty award) are eligible for nomination. Nominations will be accepted from faculty, staff, and students.

If you would like to nominate a staff member, please complete the short form below and forward to Becky Penn at bpenn@cottey.edu by April 1, 2019. A committee will be formed to select the recipient, who will be recognized at the Honors and Award Convocation in May.

Nomination Form: Staff Recognition

Staff Member’s Name:
Staff Member’s Department on Campus:
Reasons why the Staff Member represents an outstanding employee and supporter of Cottey College

Issue Twenty Four, Friday, March 22, 2019

Phi Theta Kappa, Missouri Regional ConventionRobin ConnerCongratulations to the Cottey College Phi Theta Kappa Epsilon Chapter for receiving the Distinguished Chapter Award! The Missouri Regional Convention was held in Branson, Missouri, March 8-9, with the Cottey College chapter as the event hostess. Students and advisors also received awards for Distinguished Honors in Action, Five Star Chapter award, Five Star Advisors award, and the REACH award. REACH is a program focused on recognizing excellence in acceptance and completion with honors that encourages chapters to achieve or exceed 15% membership acceptance rate. During the convention, the chapter presented the service project members completed at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, Missouri, in February. In attendance were Sierra Voeller, Branson, Missouri; Htet Thazin Lwin, Myanmar; Yasmine Juhoor, France; Dr. Mary Mba, assistant professor of French and chapter advisor; Mrs. Robin Conner '07, Cottey student health office manager and chapter advisor; and Dr. Joann Bangs, vice president for academic affairs.
Springfield Art Museum Exhibition: Art in Our CityMorgan Frew




Financial Literacy and Management WorkshopJamie BloomfieldYou will soon see signs around campus advertising the financial literacy workshop scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. In addition to this workshop, students can sign up for individual appointments with financial advisors during the career fair in RBAC from 2-5 p.m. Jamie Bloomfield, assistant to the Serenbetz Institute, will coordinate the scheduling of individual appointments and can be reached at Institute@cottey.edu.

Please share this with your students and encourage them to take advantage of the individual appointments and the evening workshop.
Cottey student Morgan Brown accepted to prestigious New School Leadership program!Elizabeth VerklanWomen's leadership and WGS student Morgan Brown has been accepted into The New School's Organizational Change Management program! Morgan will obtain her master’s through this prestigious program and work towards her intended career in leadership coaching and consulting, all while living in New York City.

Congratulations Morgan!!!
Yellow & White Dinner and Blue & White LuncheonApril MosherThe Yellow & White Dinner takes place Friday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m.
The Blue & White Luncheon takes place Saturday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m.

Ticket sales for these events are coming soon! Faculty and staff will be able to purchase tickets Wednesday, April 17 - Friday, April 19 at the foyer table in Raney during lunch. Prices are as follows: $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children ages 6 - 12.

Please contact me with any questions!
Attending the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign LanguagesDr. Carmen BourbonDr. Carmen Bourbon attended the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges, Promoting Performances, held at the Downtown Hilton Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, March 14-16. She also took part in a panel discussion on Motivating the Unmotivated: Strategies for Promoting Active Learning in the Foreign Language Classroom.
Cottey College and Central Methodist Join Forces for Future Music TeachersDr. Jackie LordoDr. Bangs and Dr. Lordo traveled to Sedalia on March 7 to meet with faculty and administrative staff from Central Methodist University. Thanks to the work of many individuals on campus, Dr. Bangs signed an articulation agreement with Central Methodist University. Cottey students who earn an Associate in Arts-Music (AAM) will be able to enroll in the Bachelor of Music Education (BME) program at Central without leaving Cottey’s campus.

This is a new partnership, and the Music Department is very excited for the future of this relationship. Many thanks to everyone involved in helping this agreement move forward. ~ Dr. Lordo

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Left to Right: Front CMU Provost Dr. Rita Gulstad; Cottey College Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Dr. Joann Bangs; CMU Division Chair of Fine Arts, Dr. Dori Waggoner; Cottey College Assistant Professor of Music and Music Department Coordinator, Dr. Jackie Lordo.

Cottey student Sara Calderon receives nationally competitive internship position!Elizabeth VerklanCottey student Sara Calderon has received a nationally competitive internship position with the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps for summer 2019! Sara will be applying her education in biology and women, gender, and sexuality studies over ten weeks this summer in Boston, Massachusetts, working for the National Network of Abortion Funds. Sara will complete an intensive three-day training at the annual Civil Liberties and Public Policy conference, which will include workshops on non-profit organizations, grassroots organizing, effective communication, self-care, and reproductive and social justice. Sara will also receive continued support, training, and mentorship from her host organization, and will share her experiences weekly with the entire national 2019 intern cohort in an online group. Sara will also have the opportunity to present her work at the 2020 Civil Liberties and Public Policy conference.

Out of 700+ applicants, 50 were interviewed and 25 selected for these paid summer internship positions. These are highly sought after positions, and Sara will gain invaluable experience, skills, and knowledge crucial to pursuing a career in women's health.

Please join me in saying: Congratulations Sara!!!!
Learn & Earn Contest Events!Kaitlyn RussellThe first financial literacy activity for students is Thursday, March 21st during lunch in Raney, but we have a lot of activities coming up in the near future:

-One-on-One Sessions with Financial Professionals Priscilla & Ashley: March 27, appointments available 2 -5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Must contact Jamie Bloomfield (jbloomfield@cottey.edu) to sign up for an appointment!

- Women and Wealth Workshop with Priscilla Sayeed and Ashley Canney Shafer: March 27, 6:30 p.m. (RBAC 109)

-Assessment Day Financial Literacy Workshop with Kaitlyn: April 17

Please encourage your students to attend! Not only will it get them closer to earning gift cards and prizes through the Learn & Earn Contest, they'll also receive invaluable financial information that will set them up for success. We have online activities still going on, so if students are interested please remind them of that as well! More information is available to students on the Financial Aid Resources page in the MyCottey portal!
Important Dates for Student EmploymentSherry PenningtonThe financial aid office will be accepting student employment applications for next year from April 1-7. If there are students you would like to rehire in your department, please remind them to reapply during that time period.

National Student Employment Week will be held April 15-19. The financial aid office will be sending a small token of appreciation through campus mail to each student employee during that week. Please be sure to let your student workers know how much they are appreciated!
Employee Wellness Healthy Pot LuckKaren PolonThe next Healthy Pot Luck will take place on April 3, 2019, at the Center for Women's Leadership from 12-1. Please RSVP to Karen Polon, kpolon@cottey.edu if you would like to attend. This will be the last pot luck for this school year so come and have a fabulous lunch with some of your colleagues.
"C" For YourselfJoEllen LindnerThe next “C" For Yourself is Saturday, April 27. This is also an on-campus registration day for new students. If your division and/or student organization that you sponsor would like to participate in the Cottey College Expo from 9-10 a.m. that day, please let Theresa Lee or JoEllen Lindner know by Monday, April 1. It is important to RSVP in order to have enough tables and the correct signage. We still have a few branded table drops (runners) available. If you are interested in purchasing one it is $35. Also, if you have materials to hand out please make sure they have been reviewed by the Cottey Marketing Department. Thank you!
"Little Women" Book Discussion & Poster DisplayTrisha StubblefieldJoin the American Women Writers class this Saturday, March 23, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Nevada Public Library (in the Library annex) for a discussion of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel Little Women, which turns 150 years old this year! While you are there, check out the class's poster display in the front lobby of the library. Everyone is welcome, and snacks will be provided.
Resident Assistant staff for fall 2019Helen LodgeCongratulations to the five new RAs for fall 2019
  • Jessica DeWitt
  • Haweni Gurmu
  • Shania Roberts
  • Tsion Shanko
  • Madelaine Smith

They join four returning RAs
  • Yustinah Ndambakuwa
  • Miranda Owens
  • Eyerusalem Teffera (Jerry)
  • Geneva Webster

2019 Career FairRenee HamptonOn March 27, Cottey College will host its annual career fair in the Student Lounge and Student Art Gallery of RBAC, from 2-5 p.m. Exhibitors will include businesses and organizations with information on how to apply for full-time positions, internships, and local, part-time jobs. Also, several graduate schools will be present to provide information on graduate level programs at their institution.

New this year to the career fair will be professional consultants providing information on financial advising, dressing for success, and professional head shots for use with social media and job searches. If you have a moment, please come by the career fair and thank the exhibitors for taking their time to assist our students. For more information on the 2019 Cottey College Career Fair, please contact Renee Hampton in the Kolderie Center.


Staff Member of the Year NominationBecky PennEach year, one staff member is recognized as Staff Member of the Year, which comes not only with the appreciation of the campus but also a $1000 award. All employees with the exception of full-time faculty members (who are eligible for the faculty award) are eligible for nomination. Nominations will be accepted from faculty, staff, and students.

If you would like to nominate a staff member, please complete the short form below and forward to Becky Penn at bpenn@cottey.edu by April 1, 2019. A committee will be formed to select the recipient, who will be recognized at the Honors and Award Convocation in May.

Nomination Form: Staff Recognition

Staff Member’s Name:
Staff Member’s Department on Campus:
Reasons why the Staff Member represents an outstanding employee and supporter of Cottey College
Retirement RecognitionBecky PennMark your calendars for Wednesday, May 1, when we will honor and celebrate those employees who are retiring this year. The recognition and festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall.
Amphibian ArtNancy KohnDr. Nancy Kohn spent a day during spring break teaching an Amphibian Art workshop at Gallery 246 in Batesville, Arkansas. Everyone had a good time.Art
“An Examination of the Fanti Spirituals Found in Nicholas Ballanta’s Manuscripts”Dr. Erica SigaukeThe Spiritual Life and Diversity Office is proud to announce its collaboration with Cottey College professor emeritus of music, Dr. Dyke Kiel, on the Fanti Spirituals from the Akan tribe of Ghana. This ongoing educational and cultural awareness project started in September 2018. Dr. Kiel served 32 years as a faculty member in the music department since his arrival at Cottey in 1981. He portrays a deep passion in the history of African music and how it relates with other cultures. Two students, Magdalene Asare and Evelyn Munufieh, were involved in the interpretation of the lyrics and the meaning of the songs that were written in the Akan tribal language. They also sang the songs in preparation for Dr. Kiel’s presentation at the 2019 International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference, held at Coastal Carolina University, in Conway, South Carolina, on March 7. Magdalene and Evelyn are from the Akan tribe in Ghana and Dr. Kiel’s interest was drawn through his studies about West African music and his involvement with the Afiwa African opera performed at Cottey while he was a professor. The lyrics of the music were transcribed by Nicholas Ballanta, a music scholar, composer and educator, known as the person who transcribed the St. Helena Island Spirituals (1925) and was one of the first to do field research in West Africa from 1925-1937. Dr. Kiel’s presentation was an effort to understand the significance of three Fanti spirituals written by the composer Isaac Daniel Riverson with text by the poet Gaddiel R. Acquaah that are among the manuscripts Ballanta passed on after his death. Please see this link for the program schedule including Dr. Kiel’s session schedule - Coastal Carolina University.fanti-spirituals

Issue Twenty Three, Friday, March 1, 2019

Phi Theta Kappa Day of ServiceRobin ConnerOn Saturday, February 23, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) advisors and members spent the day at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, Missouri, by offering volunteer services. The monument was one of many national parks affected by the government shut down and PTK members took the day to offer services to thank park workers for all they provide to our community, four states, and nation! Though the rainy weather kept us indoors, PTK members were able to help integrate the gift shop's new barcode system by counting inventory, labeling merchandise, and reorganizing merchandise storage spaces. This day of service will be used as a Missouri regional project and be presented by Yasmine Juhoor, PTK alumna; Dolly Myo Lwin, PTK vice president of scholarship; and Sierra Voeller, PTK public relations officer, during the Missouri Regional Conference in Branson, Missouri, on March 8-9. Accompanying the group will be advisors, Mrs. Robin Conner and Dr. Mary Mba.ptk-dos
Institutional Research/Assessment UpdateNancy KerbsAs the students and the faculty and staff who will lead educational modules prepare to depart on Sunday for Barcelona and Australia, reviewing the results of the student evaluations for recent trips is timely.

Student satisfaction data has been collected via an electronic survey on Assessment Day since 2008. Students consistently rate the educational and personal experience of the trip they participate in above a 4 on a five-point scale. Agreement with the statement, “the trip deepened my desire to travel abroad" receives similar ratings. A summary of the responses to three key questions on trips taken in 2016, 2017, and 2018 is available.

Responding to a survey that evaluates their short-term study abroad experience is one of a variety of activities students participate in on Assessment Day. Assessment Day 2019 is April 17.
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Cottey Students Presenting at McDonough Leadership ConferenceCarol GallagherOrganizational Leadership students Morgan Brown and Jemimah Nasara have been selected to present a session at the McDonough Leadership Conference in Marietta, Ohio. Their session, “Women's Leadership Development: Finding Your Voice" was presented with the following summary:

“In the wake of the #MeToo Movement, the Women’s March, and the rise in women’s political and professional representation, women’s leadership development has become all the more prevalent. What does this mean for students and working women in the 21st century? This session will discuss the importance of women’s leadership development, the impact of women’s leadership programs, and the need for women’s voices to be heard. Through attending this discussion, participants will discover effective tools and strategies to sharing their perspective with others and being heard in this global world.”

The Tenth Annual McDonough Leadership Conference (April 5-6) 2019) at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio is a national event which brings together undergraduate and graduate leadership students from many different institutions. Organizers are expecting about 300 registrants and 35 institutions represented.
Congratulations, Kaitlyn Russell!JoEllen LindnerKaitlyn Russell has been selected to receive the 2019 Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) certification scholarship, provided by the CashCourse program at the National Endowment for Financial Education. The scholarship will be applied to Kaitlyn's study and completion of the AFC examination. As an Accredited Financial Counselor, Kaitlyn will utilize her skills in financial literacy counseling and programming for current Cottey students, as well as in helping families of prospective students plan the funding of their education.
Midwest Model United NationsKanji WatanabeSeven students attended the Midwest Model UN conference in St Louis between February 20 and 23.
Congratulations to our Community Pacesetters!Steve ReedCongratulations to Dr. Carol Clyde Gallagher and Adam Dean who were both nominated for a 2018 Pacesetter Award with the Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce. Both have been nominated in the Community Involvement (formerly Wayne Neal) category with the criteria that the individual showed commitment to improving the community around them. The Chamber of Commerce will announce the winners of the Pacesetter Awards at their annual awards banquet on March 22, 2019. Congratulations once again Carol and Adam!
Staff Member of the Year NominationBecky PennEach year, one staff member is recognized as Staff Member of the Year, which comes not only with the appreciation of the campus but also a $1000 award. All employees with the exception of full-time faculty members (who are eligible for the faculty award) are eligible for nomination. Nominations will be accepted from faculty, staff, and students.

If you would like to nominate a staff member, please complete the short form below and forward to Becky Penn at bpenn@cottey.edu by April 1, 2019. A committee will be formed to select the recipient, who will be recognized at the Honors and Award Convocation in May.

Nomination Form: Staff Recognition

Staff Member’s Name:
Staff Member’s Department on Campus:
Reasons why the Staff Member represents an outstanding employee and supporter of Cottey College
Cottey Dancers Perform at Pittsburg State Dance ShowcaseJo ByrnesMaya Struhar, Sarah Van Horn, and Hailey Lovgren, all Cottey-in-Motion Dancers, performed Hailey's dance "Homunculi" in the Pittsburg State Dance Showcase the evening of Monday, February 25. The dancers did a beautiful job and represented Cottey well!dancers-pitt-2
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Comets Softball SuccessMark SkapinThe Comets move to 3-1 to open their first NAIA season with wins over Evangel University and a two -game sweep of Stephens College. Morgan Gamboa and Katie Fernandez are leading the offense while Kirsten Wallace and Kendalyn Roesner have not given up a run yet!

Issue Twenty Two, Friday, February 22, 2019

Foreign Language WeekDr. Carmen BourbonAlpha Mu Gamma-Kappa Gamma Chapter will be having a series of activities throughout campus in celebration of this event. This year's theme is "Languages Are The Key To The World." Also, the chapter will be celebrating its 35th anniversary at Cottey.

When- Wednesday Feb. 27
Where- RBAC Student Lounge
Time- 10 a.m.-noon

Free beverages and cake will be provided. Come join the fun!
Campus Work Day Moved to Sunday, April 28Kris KorbCampus Work Day has been moved to Sunday, April 28. It was originally scheduled for Easter Sunday, April 21.
Diversity of One Purpose: PTK Epsilon Chapter "Leadership Training"Dr. Mary MbaOn Sunday, February 17, 2019, Phi Theta Kappa Epsilon chapter (Cottey College) held leadership training for their new officers. During this training, officers and advisors were able to establish ground rules and clear expectations for self, peers and advisors.

Facilitating the training were Dr. Carol Clyde-Gallagher and Dr. Mary Mba (PTK Five-Star Advisor). Participants in attendance were Dr. Ganga Fernando (PTK Five-Star Advisor), Natalie Sexton (outgoing president), Rose Atukunda (new president), Dolly Myo Lwin (VP for scholarship), Ryann James (VP for leadership), Magdalene Asare (VP for service), Estfany Lopez (VP for fellowship), Rimsa Upreti (recording officer), Maria Olvera (treasurer), Sierra Voeller (public relations officer), and several council members - Jessica Chambers, Emily Marsh, Madeleine Smith , Lamoi Williston, and Emily Turner.
Invitation to Mardi GrasDr. Mary MbaCottey College French Club in collaboration Nevada High School French Club is celebrating its annual Mardi Gras event on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Center for Women’s Leadership.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR:
Food: King cake, crepes, French pastries, and drinks
Entertainment: French and Francophone music, short films, art, and face painting, etc.
Activities: Answer French Trivia to win prizes! Construct your own face mask, sing "La Marseillaise," play French games, and be crowned Mardi Gras king or queen!

Tickets are available for pre-order in Raney Dining Roomfrom Monday, February 18, to Thursday, February 21 and via email.

Prices: Adults -- $7, Students (with ID) -- $5, Children (12 and younger) -- $3

Payments are preferred at time of order, but you may pay when you receive your order
Payment types: Cash or check. Make checks payable to the French Club.

QUESTIONS? Contact us:
Kathleen Hurst: kathleen.hurst@student.cottey.edu
Ryann James: ryann.james@student.cottey.edu
Mackenzie Becker: mackenzie.becker@student.cottey.edu
Dr. Mary Mba: mmba@cottey.edu

Cottey Students Performing at Pittsburg State UniversityJo ByrnesCottey-in-Motion Dance Company students May Stemple, Maya Struhar, and Sarah Van Horn will be performing Hailey Lovgren's choreography "Homunculi" at the Pittsburg State University Dance Showcase on Monday, February 25 at 7 p.m. in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Watch a livestream at http://www.pittstate.tv/
Kids' Dance Classes ContinueJo ByrnesHello all,

Kids' Dance Classes are in progress and continue on February 21, 28, and March 21. New students are welcome and the cost will be prorated.

Ballet (ages 6-9) Thursdays 6-7 p.m.
Jazz (ages 10 and up) Thursdays 7-8 p.m.

If interested, email (jbyrnes@cottey.edu) or call (417-667-6333 x2250) Jo Byrnes.

Issue Twenty One, Friday, February 15, 2019

"Little Women" Book DiscussionTrisha StubblefieldDr. Stubblefield's ENG/WGS 220: American Women Writers class was excited to welcome to our class members of the Cottey community to discuss Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, Little Women, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Special thanks to Dr. Sarah Quick, Prof. Theresa Spencer, and Dr. Julie Tietz, who shared their experiences with and insights into the novel. We had a thoughtful discussion of the book's influence and meaning, and appreciated hearing the perspectives of non-English faculty.

SAVE THE DATE!
If you were unable to attend this discussion but love the book, please join our class at the Nevada Public Library on Saturday, March 23, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for a conversation about the novel with the Nevada community. Hope to see you there!
little women book club
Ms. Yasmine Juhoor selected to attend the 2019 PTK International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) in ChinaDr. Mary MbaCongratulations to Yasmine Juhoor for being selected to attend the 2019 International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) in China.

Ms. Juhoor was selected for this program because of her membership in Phi Theta Kappa, her exemplary academic performance, and her declared major upon joining Phi Theta Kappa. In China, she will have the opportunity to explore the career options that are available in the global marketplace today. She will also learn the skills necessary to succeed in the ever-changing world of diplomacy. As an ISLP participant, she will join college and university students from around the globe on a journey of discovery and engage in a career-focused study detailing the history and global impact of her field while broadening her horizons in a foreign country. Throughout her time at ISLP, Ms. Juhoor will also have the opportunity to uncover her destination's cultural treasures and explore its modern-day wonders.

Congratulations again Ms. Juhoor.
Conference paper presentation at UNC-Chapel HillDr. Mary MbaDr. Mary Mba in collaboration with Dr. Chinekwu Obidoa of Mercer University, Georgia, presented a paper entitled "Innovations in Waste Recycling by African Youth: Charting the Course for a Waste-Resourcing Future in Africa" on February 8-9, 2019. As globalization and it consequences become more significant around the world, new forms of waste have become available through global trade and e-waste dumping in African countries. African children now have a more eclectic mix of scrap materials to pick from in creating new items, generating start-up funds for entrepreneurial activities and creating jobs for others. This paper explored the processes and methods they engage in selecting and constructing new items, how waste recycling enriches their lives, and more importantly, ways in which globalization, creativity, innovation, empowerment, entrepreneurship, agency, and social impact intersect in the resourcing of waste by African youth. Furthermore, the paper studied how existing creative and innovative paradigms can be applied to other parts of Africa. This paper therefore examined new trends in the ways young Africans are innovatively transforming and recycling waste using case examples from different African countries (Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi, and Ethiopia). The implications of youth-driven waste resourcing for youth entrepreneurial empowerment, employment, environmental protection, and community health and well-being were also explored. Finally, youth-led efforts and other suggestions for the up-scaling of innovative waste-recycling and resourcing projects were also presented focusing the city of Aba in Southeastern Nigeria as a case study.
Rain Dove Speaks on Campus on Wednesday, February 20Kris KorbWednesday, February 20
RAIN DOVE
8 p.m., Raney Dining Room

Rain Dove is the androgynous/agender model who has been in W, Vogue, Buzzfeed, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Harper's Bazaar, Mashable, People, and many more. They have created several viral campaigns, including a lingerie shoot challenging Victoria's Secret beauty standards, which reached over 35 countries. They are known not just as a pretty face, but also as a humanitarian. They also speak about homelessness and hunger, both of which they have experienced themselves. Prior to their fashion career, they were a wilderness firefighter and also obtained a bachelor's degree in genetic engineering from the University of California-Berkeley.
Rain Dove
Kids' Dance Classes at CotteyJo ByrnesThe starting date for the kid's dance classes was February 7. Due to the campus closure for weather on February 7, classes will continue through February, with the fourth and final class offered on March 21, after spring break.

Dance Classes at Cottey College
Spring 2019
Classes will take place in the dance studios of the Rogers Fine Arts Building on the Cottey College campus. (The building on the north side of Austin Blvd with the really big windows!) Parking available in lots on Cherry Street.

Lessons will be once a week and run from February14-February28, and March 21.
Ballet (ages 6-9) Thursdays 6-7 p.m.
Jazz (ages 10 and up) Thursdays 7-8 p.m.

Dress Code: comfortable stretchy clothes that are not too baggy. No skirts or dresses without shorts or pants underneath. Bare feet or socks.

Cost is $30 (cash or check only) for the 4 lessons. ($5 discount for siblings) Classes must have 5 students registered by the first day to go.

To register or for questions, contact Jo Byrnes, jbyrnes@cottey.edu

Classes for students ages 3 years to Kindergarten are being offered at the Community Center, by Nevada Parks and Recreation. For more information see the Nevada Community Center Parks and Recreation Facebook page or call 417-448-5541
417-667-6333 x2250. Fee can be paid at first lesson.
Spring Dance Classes
Welcome to our new Golden Keys!Priscilla BarriosPlease help me in congratulating the new incoming class of Golden Keys for the 2019/20 Academic School Year:
Rimsa Upreti
Rebecca Vukin
Sarah Byers
Morgan Gamboa
Madeleine Smith
Sheyanne Matosich
Cecilia Moss
Kimberly Ndhlovu
Shania Roberts
Kasey Acton
Dominica Chavez
Grace LaNier
Emily Marsh
Charlie Peterman
Sierra Voeller
Katie Ingram
Jessica DeWitt
Magdalene Asare
Madison Edler
Ashton-Kate Veal (Alternate)
Sara Calderon (Alternate)

They will be joining our returning GK's:
Sarah Van Horn
Helen Greer
Lindsey Boord
Calista Wielgos
Brooke Redburn
Alaina Ehle
Lucy Wambua
Geneva Webster
Sophie Powell
Karina Sosa De La Cruz

Thank you to everyone who provided recommendations and feedback, you played a very important role in this year’s Golden Key selection process. We are very excited to have such an enthusiastic and promising group! Golden Keys will start their training as early as next week!

Priscilla Barrios
Golden Key Sponsor
Psychology Students Attend ConferenceDr. Selena KohelPsychology majors Brenda Aldape, Taylor Cordaro, Hanley Ridge, and Sarah Van Horn participated in the 2019 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, February 7-1, in Portland, Oregon. The trip was coordinated by Dr. Selena Kohel who met with the students via Skype pre-trip and in person in Portland. In addition to attending a wide variety of sessions, the group met outside of convention hours to reflect on what they had experienced. The students described their perceptions of psychology conference culture, made note of research ideas they’re interested in pursuing, identified presentation style strengths and areas for growth to keep in mind should (when) they present, and shared information regarding contacts they had cultivated for possible collaboration. They also reflected on their performance concerning all aspects of the trip by sharing individual and group strengths and areas for growth regarding the Cottey learning outcomes of “collaborates successfully” and “acts responsibly.”Psychology Students Attend Conference

Issue Twenty, Friday, February 8, 2019

Cottey Students Present to City CouncilCarol GallagherCottey students Yasmine Juhoor, Christi-Anne Beatty and Darlina Rose presented to the Nevada City Council on Tuesday, February 5. The students summarized information from a report to city and county leaders regarding the top challenges facing Nevada. The information was a result of the "Creating a Better Nevada" program that was held on Martin Luther King Day of Service, where Cottey students served as small group facilitators. The report can be found here, and the presentation can be found here.
Show Me CotteyJoEllen LindnerThe Office of Enrollment management will be hosting a Show Me Cottey event on Wednesday, February 13. Students from Fort Scott, Pleasanton, Sheldon, and Bronaugh have been invited to campus to participate. Show Me Cottey originally scheduled for March 22 has been canceled.
P.E.O. Sisterhood Excursion ClassTrisha StubblefieldDr. Stubblefield's P.E.O. Sisterhood Excursion Class was truly honored to get to visit with Sue Baker, president of international chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, in class last week. Mrs. Baker shared her insights into the Sisterhood and its relationship with Cottey College, and she inspired us all in the process! We were also very lucky to welcome Margaret Haverstic, director of P.E.O. Relations, to class. Mrs. Haverstic explained the work her office does to foster the College's partnership with the Sisterhood, and she gave us a good understanding of that relationship. Finally, we were excited to learn about P.E.O. from the perspective of a younger, highly engaged member, Katherine Kerbs Best (Cottey '12). Mrs. Best shared her experiences as both a leader in the Sisterhood and a recipient of its philanthropy. We learned so much from all three of these distinguished guests, and we are excited to travel to Iowa to visit the birthplace of the Sisterhood and its international headquarters next week.P.E.O. Sisterhood Excursion
Comedian Jesus Trejo to Perform on Valentine's DayKris KorbThursday, February 14

JESUS TREJO
8 p.m., Raney Dining Room, $5/$4

Based out of Los Angeles, Jesus has appeared on Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party and season two of Stand-Up and Deliver on NuvoTV, and was a recurring cast member on the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son. In July 2015, he was chosen to participate in the prestigious "Just for laughs" festival in Montreal as part of Jeff Ross's Roast Master's Invitational. In the summer of 2016, he was selected to be a New Face at the “Just for laughs” Festival.
Jesus Trejo
Spring PhonathonStaci KeysSpring phonathon starts this week!
Saturday, February 9 - Thursday, February 14
You can still sign your young ones up for dance classes!Jo ByrnesDance Classes continue for the next three weeks on Thursdays!

Dance Classes at Cottey College
Spring 2019

Classes will take place in the dance studios of the Rogers Fine Arts Building on the Cottey College campus. (The building on the north side of Austin Blvd with the really big windows!) Parking available in lots on Cherry Street.

Lessons will be once a week and run from February 7-February 28.
Ballet (ages 6-9) Thursdays 6-7 p.m.
Jazz (ages 10 and up) Thursdays 7-8 p.m.

Dress Code: comfortable stretchy clothes that are not too baggy. No skirts or dresses without shorts or pants underneath. Bare feet or socks.

Cost is $30 (cash or check only) for the 4 lessons. ($5 discount for siblings) Classes must have 5 students registered by the first day to go. Lessons will be pro-rated for students who join after the first class!

To register or for questions, contact Jo Byrnes, jbyrnes@cottey.edu
417-667-6333 x2250. Fee can be paid at first lesson.

Classes for students ages 3 years to Kindergarten are being offered at the Community Center, by Nevada Parks and Recreation. For more information see the Nevada Community Center Parks and Recreation Facebook page or call 417-448-5541.
Dance Classes

Issue Nineteen, Friday, February 1, 2019

Cottey Theatre Students Attend the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Regional Festival.Laura ChaneyCottey theatre students: Heidi Wiskus, Catherine Nolan, Susana Irigoyen, Maya Struhar, Shealyn Hedrick, Morgan Schmidt, Mason Keefe, and Kathryn Knox travelled with Dr. Rusalyn Andrews and Professor Laura Chaney to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Regional Festival. They participated in workshops, watched performances and competed for awards. Cottey thespians received Irene Ryan recognition for acting (Maya Struhar, Cate Nolan, and Mason Keefe), sound design (Heidi Wiskus) , program design(Lora Reeser) and costume design (Catherine Nolan) as well as ensemble dialect for work in THE BELFAST GIRLS, directed by Professor Laura Chaney. Maya Struhar was selected to perform in a musical theatre cast that learned and performed choreography from the Award Winning Broadway Revival of the musical 42nd Street. Susanna Irigoyen was selected to stage manage two performances of a major show of the festival. Students presented their work and received professional critique in acting, sound design, costume design, prop design, and stage management. On Friday evening the “Cottey College Thespian Contingent” hosted a dinner with Ann Platt, a P.E.O , who created a festival fund for the theatre department at Cottey and who lives in Sioux Falls. All attendees wish to express their appreciation to The Serenbetz Institute, Cottey College Professional Development Funds, Mrs. Platt, and PEO Sisterhood Chapter LM of Columbia, MO for their gracious financial support of our participation.
ACTF Group Photo
How to Check the Calendar on SchoolDudeKris KorbSeveral people have asked how to check the room reservation calendar on SchoolDude. Here are the steps:

1. Open the Room Request
2. Go to My Request
3. Go to My Schedule Request
4. Go to Monthly Calendar (or whichever one you prefer)
5. Change Location to Organization Wide (or whatever you prefer.)

If you are confused or don't want to hassle with it, you can call Kris Korb in the campus activities office at ext. 2186.
MMEA Annual In-Service/ConferenceDr. Jackie LordoDr. Jackie Lordo and Prof. Gary Johnson attended the Missouri Music Educators Association Annual In-Service/Conference, Jan. 23-26, 2019. In addition to attending clinics and concerts, Dr. Lordo and Prof. Johnson performed with the Four State Symphonic Winds during the final day of the conference.
Dance Guest Artist, Kyle MullinsJo ByrnesKyle Mullins, a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, worked with the Cottey-in-Motion Dance Company last weekend (January 26-27) and set a piece. This work will be performed in the April 12 & 13 dance concert, A Spring Dance Co-Motion. A big thank you to Kyle for the wonderful dance!Dance Guest Artist, Kyle Mullins and Group
Kids' Dance Classes start next week!Jo ByrnesDance Classes at Cottey College
Spring 2019

Classes will take place in the dance studios of the Rogers Fine Arts Building on the Cottey College campus. (The building on the north side of Austin Blvd with the really big windows!) Parking available in lots on Cherry Street.

Lessons will be once a week and run from February 4-February 28.
Ballet (ages 6-9) Thursdays 6-7 p.m.
Jazz (ages 10 and up) Thursdays 7-8 p.m.

Dress Code: comfortable stretchy clothes that are not too baggy. No skirts or dresses without shorts or pants underneath. Bare feet or socks.

Cost is $30 (cash or check only) for the four lessons. ($5 discount for siblings) Classes must have five students registered by the first day to go.

To register or for questions, contact Jo Byrnes, jbyrnes@cottey.edu
417-667-6333 x2250. Fee can be paid at first lesson.

Classes for students ages 3 years to Kindergarten are being offered at the Community Center by Nevada Parks and Recreation. For more information see the Nevada Community Center Parks and Recreation Facebook page or call 417-448-5541.
Dance Classes
Employee WellnessKaren PolonThe next Art After Dark will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7 p.m. at BIL Lodge. This Art After Dark will be a painting led by Morgan Frew. Please e-mail Karen Polon at kpolon@cottey.edu to register for the event by Monday, February 5, 5 p.m. Employees are welcome to bring their spouse or significant other to this event.

Issue Eighteen, Friday, January 25, 2019

New Video!Steve ReedTake a look at a new Cottey video and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Farm to Fork SummitApril MosherThe Dining Services team recently had the opportunity to network with and learn more about the local food market and speak to area farmers. The summit provided potential opportunities for Cottey Dining Services to expand the amount of local produce used in Raney, and attendees found that the local food market in and around Vernon County is continuing to grow.Farm to Fork
Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society InductionsRobin ConnerWe gladly invite you to attend our annual Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) National Honor Society induction ceremony from 6-7 p.m., on Friday, January 25, 2019, in the Missouri Recital Hall. We will hear from special guests including Dr. Weitzel, president of Cottey College, and Ms. Chloe Bietsch, Cottey alumna and past PTK regional officer. Also that evening, we will announce our award recipients and induct our newest PTK members and officers. Please join us as we celebrate our student's academic success and enjoy a reception in the foyer after the program.P T K
Leadership Recognition CeremonyJamie BloomfieldThe Serenbetz Institute for Women's Leadership, Social Responsibility, and Global Awareness invites you to join us on Tuesday, January 29, in the Missouri Recital Hall at 11:00 a.m. as we celebrate our Leadership Recognition Ceremony.
Dance Guest ArtistJo ByrnesGuest Artist Kyle Mullins from Kansas City, Missouri, will be setting a dance on the Cottey-in-Motion Dance Company over the next two weekends. Look for this dance in the upcoming Spring Dance Co-Motion concert April 12 and 13, 2019, in the Auditorium of the Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. each night
Dance Classes for Kids!Jo ByrnesDance Classes at Cottey College
Spring 2019

Classes will take place in the dance studios of the Rogers Fine Arts Building on the Cottey College campus. (The building on the north side of Austin Blvd with the really big windows!) Parking available in lots on Cherry Street.

Lessons will be once a week and run from February 4-February 28.
Ballet (ages 6-9) Thursdays 6-7 p.m.
Jazz (ages 10 and up) Thursdays 7-8 p.m.

Dress Code: comfortable stretchy clothes that are not too baggy. No skirts or dresses without shorts or pants underneath. Bare feet or socks.

Cost is $30 (cash or check only) for the four lessons. ($5 discount for siblings) Classes must have five students registered by the first day to go.

To register or for questions, contact Jo Byrnes, jbyrnes@cottey.edu
417-667-6333 x2250. Fee can be paid at first lesson.

Classes for students ages 3 years to Kindergarten are being offered at the Community Center by Nevada Parks and Recreation. For more information see the Nevada Community Center Parks and Recreation Facebook page or call 417-448-5541.
Dance Classes
Show Me CotteyJoEllen LindnerThe Office of Enrollment Management will be hosting a Show Me Cottey event on Wednesday, February 13. Students from Fort Scott, Pleasanton, Sheldon, and Bronaugh will be invited to campus to participate.

Issue Seventeen, Friday, January 18, 2019

Steve ReedVictim to VictorNationally recognized speaker Vanessa McNeal will speak on the topic Victim to Victor at
7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, in the Missouri Recital Hall on the Cottey College
campus. The event is free and open to the public. Vanessa McNeal, MSW, is an awardwinning
documentary filmmaker, national speaker, and two-time TEDx speaker. She
travels and speaks nationally on how to confront adversity with grace using her personal
story as a vehicle to inspire and empower others. Vanessa is a survivor of sexual violence
and has used her personal experiences as a vehicle to create social change through
storytelling and filmmaking. She is currently directing a documentary focused on
highlighting buyers of sex trafficking (called Gridshock). Due to the subject matter of this
address, the presentation is most appropriate for those age 16 years and up. This
program has been provided by the Alice Virginia Coffin Enrichment Fund for Cottey
College. This fund was presented to the Cottey College Board of Trustees by
Massachusetts P.E.O. members in recognition of the Coffin family origin on Nantucket
Island, Massachusetts.
Vanessa McNeal
Office of P.E.O. RelationsSpecial P.E.O Anniversary CelebrationJoin us for a live stream from the Chapel Auditorium at Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, where P.E.O. began 150 years ago.

Monday, January 21, 2019
7-8 p.m.
Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts

The program will include remarks from P.E.O. International president, Sue Baker; a short readers’ theater presentation about P.E.O. Founders Day; and music and a candle-lighting service. This event will be hosted locally by P.E.O. Chapter DW.
P.E.O. Live stream
Amanda GilchristNITOP 2019Over Winter Break, Amanda Gilchrist attended the annual meeting of the National Institute of Teaching in Psychology (NITOP) in St. Petersburg, Florida, from January 3-6. She learned about new techniques for teaching research methods, psychological statistics, and biopsychology concepts. She even learned a few magic tricks to help her students learn how to generate testable research hypotheses in class!
Robin ConnerCongratulations!Please help us in congratulating the following 28 students who have become eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society! Our Cottey College, Epsilon Chapter is very excited for the opportunity to have these students join our team. We ask that you help congratulate these students on their hard work and encourage them to participate in PTK and all it has to offer! Statistics show that 91% of PTK members finish college, much higher than the average college student finishing college, even higher than the ones who are eligible but did not join PTK.

New PTK members
  • Molly Alonso

  • Andrea Appleton

  • Magdalene Asare

  • Rose Atukunda

  • Jessica Chambers

  • Jennifer Cruse

  • Amilee Dorantes

  • Joan Dwomoh-Okudzeto

  • Morgan Gamboa

  • Ryann James

  • Kathryn Knox

  • Grace LaNier

  • Sophia Larson

  • Estefany Lopez

  • Htet Thazin Lwin

  • Emily Marsh

  • Sheyanne Matosich

  • Mikayla Meyer

  • Maria Olvera

  • Kasey Reynolds

  • Shania Roberts

  • Tsion Shank

  • Madeleine Smith

  • Jocelyn Tidwell

  • Emily Turner

  • Rimsa Upreti

  • Sierra Voeller

  • Lamoi Willston
PTK
Dr. Erica SigaukeThe Missouri's 32nd Annual Governor's Student Leadership ForumAnita Kamwendo and Dakota Brumley were invited to attend the 32nd Annual Governor’s Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values in Jefferson City on January 9-10. They represented Cottey College in various programs, and this was a great opportunity for students of Missouri’s institutions of higher education to come together and be challenged to learn how to be good servant leaders. Their education plus good leadership skills will be a great benefit for positive transformation in their communities and the world. The students’ programs included tours of the State Capital and the Capital Museum.
Governor Mike Parson gave an important address on servant leadership. He encouraged everyone to participate in the spirit of love, compassion, kindness as good servant leaders. His message was based on showing the spirit of “The Good Samaritan.” This is a philosophy that focuses on loving our neighbors despite our different backgrounds. Participants from various faith and non-faith backgrounds had a chance to dialogue and create a diverse experience with a focus on humbleness and effective leadership. Dr. Erica Sigauke accompanied the students to the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. She had an opportunity to meet with other spiritual leaders including State Representative Patricia Pike who invited her to her office and gave her a tour of the state capitol.
Mary MbaChido Shamuyarira's Invitation to Participate in PTK's International Scholar Laureate Program on Business and EntrepreneurshipOur own Chido Shamuyarira has been invited to attend the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) on Business and Entrepreneurship. She can choose to go to either China or Australia. The selection is made based on her PTK membership, her declared major in international business, and her exemplary academic performance. At the Delegation on Business & Entrepreneurship in Australia or China, she will:

* Create and pitch an advertising campaign to Australian executives
* Explore cutting-edge ideas in new product design at the 3M Innovation Center
* Network with local business students and discuss innovative trends and ideas
* Gain firsthand insight on China's business climate from big business and startup companies

As an ISLP participant, she will join college and university students from around the globe on a journey of discovery in one of the world's most exciting destinations. She will engage in a career-focused study detailing the history and global impact of her field while broadening her horizons in a foreign country. Throughout her time at ISLP, she will also have the opportunity to uncover her destination's cultural treasures and explore its modern-day wonders.

Please join PTK Epsilon Chapter in congratulating Ms. Chido Shamuyarira.
Jo ByrnesChildren's Dance ClassesDance Classes at Cottey College
Spring 2019

Classes will take place in the dance studios of the Rogers Fine Arts Building on the Cottey College campus. (The building on the north side of Austin Blvd. with the really big windows!) Parking available in lots on Cherry Street.

Lessons will be once a week and run from February 4-February 28.
Ballet (ages 6-9) Thursdays 6-7 p.m.
Jazz (ages 10 and up) Thursdays 7-8 p.m.

Dress Code: comfortable stretchy clothes that are not too baggy. No skirts or dresses without shorts or pants underneath. Bare feet or socks.

Cost is $30 (cash or check only) for the four lessons. ($5 discount for siblings) Classes must have five students registered by the first day to go.

To register or for questions, contact Jo Byrnes, jbyrnes@cottey.edu
417-667-6333 x2250. Fee can be paid at first lesson.

Classes for students ages 3 years to Kindergarten are being offered at the Community Center, by Nevada Parks and Recreation. For more information see the Nevada Community Center Parks and Recreation Facebook page or call 417-448-5541.
Kris KorbMADCO to Perform on Saturday NightSaturday, January 19
MADCO in REVIVAL
7:30 p.m., Auditorium

Ten invincible dancers, five “Best of the Best" original works, one performance, an experience you wouldn't DARE miss. Now in its 42nd season, MADCO (Modern American Dance Company) is an integrated and well-known part of the cultural fabric of the Midwest region. A nationally touring company since the 80s, MADCO has been described by Dance Magazine as "an army of terrific dancers with high energy, flat-out physicality and exacting discipline, while never forgetting the entertainment value.” The company is proud to be the professional dance company in residence at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

Issue Sixteen, Friday, January 11, 2019

Steve ReedYour professional photo is availableAt Opening Convocation, photographers from Wynn's Studio took professional head shots of students and faculty. Those photos are available on the T drive at T:\Photography\2018 portraits. This is a folder that everyone should have access to, and you are invited to download your own photo for your use, personal or professional. Instructions for downloading are simple. Find your photo in the folder listed above. Right click on the photo, and a menu will pop up. Choose “Copy” from the menu. Open your destination folder (where you want to save the photo) and under the “Home” menu, choose “Paste.” -A copy of your photo is now saved in your folder.
Melody DennyDr. Denny Publishes New ArticleDr. Melody Denny recently published her article, "The Oral Writing-Revision Space: Identifying a New and Common Discourse Feature of Writing Center Consultations,” in the Writing Center Journal (Volume 37, Issue 1).
Trisha StubblefieldEnglish Majors' Work Accepted to International ConferenceCongratulations to English majors Valerie Bond, Abigail Baumgartner, and Laurel Loyless who have had papers accepted to the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Convention, March 27-31, in St. Louis, MO. Once again, Cottey had a 100% acceptance rate to the convention! Check back later this semester for more information and photos from the convention!
Kris KorbCampus MonitorsThere are three campus digital monitors installed on campus (in Reeves Hall, Robertson Hall, and Raney Dining Room.) The monitors display current campus events/announcements along with inspirational quotes and are updated every Monday and Thursday by the Campus Activities folks. Events on the master calendar will be displayed and if you have additional events or announcements please send either the information or a Power Point slide to Kris Korb in the Campus Activities Office.
Kris KorbMADCO in Concert on Saturday, January 19Saturday, January 19
MADCO in REVIVAL
7:30 p.m., Auditorium

Ten invincible dancers, five "Best of the Best" original works, one performance, an experience you wouldn't DARE miss. Now in its 42nd season, MADCO (Modern American Dance Company) is an integrated and well-known part of the cultural fabric of the Midwest region. A national touring company since the 80s,
MADCO has been described by Dance Magazine as "an army of terrific dancers with high energy, flat-out physicality and exacting discipline, while never forgetting the entertainment value. The company is proud to be the professional dance company in residence at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
Dr. Amber MorczekPublicationDr. Amber Morczek has recently been invited to help review and revise the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault's Advocacy & Crisis Line Training Guide - a text which serves as a crisis intervention resource for Sexual Assault Service Providers in the state of Colorado.
Dr. Amber MorczekCRM 275 Corrections Field TripOn Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Dr. Morczek's CRM 275 Corrections class will be traveling to Fordland, Missouri, to tour Ozark Correctional Center. Acting as a culminating experiential learning opportunity in the class, this field trip to OCC will give students the opportunity to connect what they have learned in class to a real-world environment.
Dr. Amber MorczekAcademy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual MeetingDr. Amber Morczek will be attending the 2019 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting March 26-29 in Baltimore, Maryland. Traveling with her are two CRM 490 Senior Seminar in Criminology students - Faith Owens and Katie Bowes - both of whom applied for and received Serenbetz Institute Leadership Immersion Awards to cover their cost of attendance.
Jo ByrnesChildren's Dance ClassesDance Classes at Cottey College
Spring 2019

Classes will take place in the dance studios of the Rogers Fine Arts Building on the Cottey College campus. (The building on the north side of Austin Blvd with the really big windows!) Parking available in lots on Cherry Street.

Lessons will be once a week and run from February 4-February 28.

Ballet (ages 6-9) Thursdays 6-7 p.m.
Jazz (ages 10 and up) Thursdays 7-8 p.m.

Dress Code: comfortable stretchy clothes that are not too baggy. No skirts or dresses without shorts or pants underneath. Bare feet or socks.

Cost is $30 (cash or check only) for the four lessons. ($5 discount for siblings) Classes must have five students registered by the first day to go.

To register or for questions, contact Jo Byrnes, jbyrnes@cottey.edu 417-667-6333 x2250. Fee can be paid at first lesson.
Renee HamptonJOIN US AND SIGN-UP TODAY! 2019 Cottey College Celebration of Martin Luther King Day of ServiceDATE: MONDAY, JANUARY 21
REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.cottey.edu/mlk/

SCHEDULE:
1:00-1:30 MLK DAY OF SERVICE KICKOFF-All Participants Cottey’s Commitment to Service, Cottey Chapel Dr. Erica Sigauke

1:30-2:30 p.m. Service Learning Orientation and Preparation Develop awareness for the service learning that will take place in the afternoon. Facilitators will provide a history/background of the project including the need for and purpose of the service taking place. Discussion will include planning and implementing the service learning project. Each session will pick two students to report back to the entire group during the reflection dinner at 5 p.m.

1. Dr. Sarah Quick, Prof. Karen Polon-Gardening as Community Engagement, RBAC 162
2. Dr. Sarah Quick, Rowan Rushing (SAVE)-Waste on Campus and in the World, RBAC 107
3. Dr. Julie Tietz-STOMP, Fairground Estates, (Meet outside Chapel)
4. Dr. Melody Denny-Writing for Social Justice, RBAC 156
5. Renee Hampton/Dr. Erica Sigauke-Cross Generational Sharing, RBAC 158
6. Dr. Brenda Ross-Defining Service in an International Context, RBAC 214
7. Dr. Kanji Watanabe- Justice and Human rights (International Relations), RBAC 109
8. Dr. Trisha Stubblefield-Nevada Animal Shelter, RBAC 105
9. Dr. Carol Gallagher-Creating a Better Nevada, RFAB 111
10. Denise Hedges-Empowering Future Leaders, CWL
11. Dr. Mary Mba-Cultural Interaction as Service, RFAB 112
12. Courtney Trautweiler-Inspiring Children Readers-Library
13. Megan Corrigan-Hunger Matters, RBAC 116

2:30-4:45 p.m. Service Learning Action: Faculty and Staff Sponsored Service Learning Projects During the second session, students will provide some aspect of community service, determined by the type of project each session offers. This session will be interactive and provide an opportunity for hands-on learning.

5:00 p.m. MLK Day of Service Reflection Dinner Service Learning Wrap-Up, Raney Dining Room Reflection: Two student representatives from each project will report back to the entire group.

VISIT http://www.cottey.edu/mlk/ FOR SERVICE PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS AND TO REGISTER!
Laura ChaneyKennedy Center-American College Theater FestivalDr. Ruslayn Andrews and Professor Laura Chaney will be attending and representing Cottey at the regional festival of the Kennedy Center-American College Theater Festival with eight students in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on January 20-26. The students and faculty will attend productions and participate in workshops while there. Six students will audition for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship: Maya Struhar with partner Susana Irigoyen, Mason Keefe with partner Shealyn Hedrick, and Catherine Nolan with partner Kathryn Knox. In addition, students will display and present in the technical design expo. Catherine Nolan will display her costume designs; Shealyn Hedrick and Morgan Schmidt will present their prop design; Heidi Wiskus will present her sound design; Susana Irigoyen will present her stage management prompt book.  Please congratulate these students on their hard work and wish them luck at auditions and the expo. All of the students will be provided with invaluable feedback from theatre professionals from varied disciplines.  Dr. Andrews and Professor Chaney will be attending a college fair while there in which they hope to recruit students to the secondary education-theatre program. Follow Cottey’s theatre Facebook page to see all that they are doing!
Carol GallagherProfessional Appointment in ILA (International Leadership Association)The International Leadership Association (ILA) is the premier professional organization for the study and practice of leadership. The Women and Leadership Affinity Group (WLAG) is a network of leadership scholars and practitioners who want to enhance their knowledge, expertise, and research in the area of women and leadership and to advance the standing of women in leadership. The group facilitates interaction and organizes activities that support the sustained conversation on the subject of women and leadership. Dr. Gallagher was recently selected to serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) for a 3-year term.
Karen PolonEmployee WellnessProject Zero
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Project Zero Challenge, where the goal was for employees to maintain their weight over both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. 85% of participants were successful in the challenge and had their names placed into a drawing for $50 and gift cards to Subway. The winners are:

Chris Wiggans- $50
Jamie Bloomfield- $20 Subway
Jill Compton- $20 Subway

Healthy Pot Luck Lunch
The next Healthy Pot Luck Lunch will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at the Center for Women's Leadership. Please RSVP to kpolon@cottey.edu if you would like to attend.

Wellness Activity Enrollment Forms are due today Friday, January 11, 2019.
Allyson WilliamsChellie Club OpeningThe Chellie Club has transformed into "Chellie Club: An Entrepreneurial Lab" and is opening Sunday, January 13, 2019, with a limited menu for a soft opening! We will be open to sell food and drink on Friday, January 11, and will be doing in-house training. We would love for you to come by and ask that you have patience and grace as we go through this learning experience! Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. & 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, 9-11 a.m.; Sunday, 5–9 p.m.

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