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In the News
Picnic Featuring Shane and Emily May 4
Join the end-of-the-semester picnic at Cottey College on Friday, May 4, at BIL Lodge. The meal begins at 5:15 p.m. followed by a concert with Shane and Emily. Tickets for the meal are $7, and the concert is free. Shane and Emily are a fresh, positive and fun husband-and-wife duo who play a mixture of … More "Picnic Featuring Shane and Emily May 4"
Cottey Music and Dance Performances
The Cottey College departments of music and dance have upcoming performances that are free of charge and open to the public. All performances will be held in the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts, with the Chamber Singers performing in the Missouri Recital Hall and the Wind Ensemble and dance concerts being held … More "Cottey Music and Dance Performances"
Cottey Gains Membership in NAIA
Cottey College was granted full membership into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on April 17, 2018, at the 77th NAIA National Convention held in Kansas City, Missouri. Describing the 10-month application and approval process, Cottey President Jann Weitzel said, “Cottey College has taken another major step forward by being accepted into the National … More "Cottey Gains Membership in NAIA"

Current Events

Cottey Chamber Singers Concert @ Missouri Recital Hall
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This spring concert will be under the direction of Prof. Theresa Forrester Spencer. The featured music will represent a wide variety of styles and eras.

Cottey Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert @ Auditorium
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This band concert will feature the Cottey Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble performing music from a variety of styles, under the direction of Dr. Jackie Lordo and Prof. Gary Johnson.

Informal Dance Concert @ Auditorium
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This informal event will feature performances by students in the Cottey dance classes.

Last Day of Classes
May 4 all-day
Picnic Featuring Shane and Emily @ B.I.L. Lodge
May 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Shane and Emily are a fresh, positive, and fun husband and wife duo who play a mixture of folk, pop, and jazz covers as well as their own original music at Disney Springs regularly, and other venues in Florida. They have opened up for Echosmith and travel the country in the RV that they live in with their cat. They will bring an eclectic combination of genres, sounds, instruments, perspectives, and stories to all picnic-goers.

performance free/meal $7