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In the News
Dance Classes for Children Beginning Oct. 3
The Cottey College Department of Dance is pleased to announce that students in the dance program will be offering dance classes for children October 3-26. Classes are intended for beginning level dancers. Classes offered include the following: Creative Movement (ages 4-6), Tuesdays, 4-4:45 p.m. Jazz (ages 10-12), Tuesdays, 5-5:45 p.m. Jazz (ages 13 and up), … More "Dance Classes for Children Beginning Oct. 3"
Family Weekend to Include Magician, Play
Cottey College’s upcoming annual Family Weekend will include several events that are open to the public. Among them are a script-in-hand theatrical performance of First Fruits at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 22, in the Missouri Recital Hall inside the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. On Saturday, September 23, Cottey will also … More "Family Weekend to Include Magician, Play"
U.S. News & World Report Names Cottey College Among the Best
Today, U.S. News & World Report announced that Cottey College is nationally ranked #7 among its 2018 Best Regional Colleges placing it in the top 10% of regional Midwest colleges. In addition, Cottey received three new rankings in the Midwest region from U.S. News & World Report. Cottey is ranked #2 among Best Value Schools … More "U.S. News & World Report Names Cottey College Among the Best"

Current Events

  • Family Weekend

    Sep 22
    Sep 24

    A special informal weekend has been created for parents, siblings, grandparents, P.E.O.s, and friends to spend time on campus with students. See Family Weekend details.

  • Volleyball Tri Match

    Sep 23

    St. Louis and Independence

    10:30 am 
  • Softball

    Sep 23

    Cottey vs Central Methodist 12 p.m and 2 p.m.

    12:00 pm 
  • Derek Hughes

    Sep 23

    The live performances of celebrated conjurer, “Stand Up Magician” Derek Hughes, have been lauded by audiences and critics alike, with the New York Times calling him “thoroughly entertaining.” Hughes has performed his magic on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and the CW’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.”

    8:00 pm 
     $4 - $5