News Archive

3/30/2015 -: THE ROYAL TO PERFORM AT COTTEY ON APRIL 11
The musical group The Royal is to perform at on Saturday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium. Tickets are five dollars for general audiences, and f

3/25/2015 -: ARTIST ALICE GREENWOOD EXHIBITS AT COTTEY COLLEGE
Artist Alice Lynn Greenwood has an exhibit of her artwork, titled The Beauty of Change, on display in the P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery inside the Hai

3/24/2015 -: DR. BETH WHEATON TO SPEAK AT COTTEY ON APRIL 7
Dr. Beth Wheaton is the final speaker in the 2014-2015 Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by Cottey College’s Serenbetz Institute for Women’s Lead

2/20/2015 -: ALUMNA MAI TADOKORO TO PRESENT RECITAL ON MARCH 3
Cottey College alumna Mai Tadokoro, Class of 2004, will present a percussion recital on Tuesday, March 3, at 8 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall insid

2/16/2015 -: SAM LLOYD IN “FULLY COMMITTED” AT COTTEY ON FEB. 28
Sam Lloyd (Ted from the TV show Scrubs) will perform his one-man show “Fully Committed” on Saturday, February 28, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the H

2/13/2015 -: DR. JANN WEITZEL TO ASSUME THE PRESIDENCY OF COTTEY COLLEGE
The Cottey College Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of Cottey’s twelfth president, Dr.

2/11/2015 -: POET STEPHEN MEATS TO PERFORM AT COTTEY ON FEB. 25
Poet Dr. Stephen Meats will share an evening of poetry on Wednesday, February 25, at 8 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall in the Haidee and Allen Wild

2/10/2015 -: SINGER AMY ANDREWS TO PERFORM FEB. 18 AT COTTEY COLLEGE
Cottey College is pleased to announce an additional performance to the spring schedule with singer Amy Andrews making a stop at Cottey College on Wedn

2/10/2015 -: DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES CONTINUES FEB. 24 AT COTTEY
Lyla Perrodin is the second speaker in the 2014-2015 Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by Cottey College’s Serenbetz Institute for Women’s Leader

2/6/2015 -: COTTEY DEP’T. OF THEATRE PRESENTS NIGHTFALL, FEB 20-21
The Cottey College Theatre Department presents Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe on Friday and Saturday, February 20 and 21 at 8 p.m., in the Auditorium

2/4/2015 -: COTTEY TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE FEBRUARY 17
Community Blood Center, the provider of blood services to local hospitals, will conduct a blood drive at Cottey College on Tuesday, February 17, in th

1/27/2015 -: COTTEY TO HOST LUNAFEST ON FEBRUARY 10
For the third consecutive year, Cottey College is a host location for the LUNAFEST film festival, featuring eight short films by women cinematographer

1/19/2015 -: STUDENT-PRODUCED VIDEO TO BE SHOWN ON JAN. 20
Two Cottey College students have produced a short video titled “Walk Your Dreams” that will be shown on Tuesday, January 20, at 7 p.m. in the Missouri

1/19/2015 -: COTTEY COLLEGE NAMED TO PRESIDENTIAL HONOR ROLL
Cottey College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for Interfaith Community Service.

1/14/2015 -: SINGER AUSTIN RENFROE TO PERFORM JAN. 28 AT COTTEY
Singer/songwriter Austin Renfroe will perform at Cottey College at 8 p.m. in Raney Dining Room on Wednesday, January 28. It’s sometimes hard to combi

1/12/2015 -: COTTEY ALL-CAMPUS DANCE ON SAT., JANUARY 24
The students are back on campus at Cottey College and it’s time for the first all-campus dance of the New Year! Brave the cold and join the ladies of

1/9/2015 -: BIG MUDDY DANCE CO. TO PERFORM AT COTTEY ON JAN. 23
The Big Muddy Dance Company will perform on Friday, January 23, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. Come jo

1/7/2015 -: COTTEY PRESENTS FACULTY RECITAL ON JANUARY 18
Members of the Cottey College Fine Arts faculty will present a recital on Sunday, January 18, at 3 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall. There is no admi

12/19/2014 -: COTTEY RECOGNIZED BY KC WOMEN'S FOUNDATION AT ANNUAL LUNCH
Fourteen hundred individuals gathered over the holidays in Kansas City for the annual luncheon of the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City at whi

12/1/2014 -: COTTEY HOSTS MUSIC AND DANCE CONCERTS
The Cottey College Music and Dance Departments will each host a concert. On Sunday, December 7, the Department of Music will present an Instrumental M

11/24/2014 -: HANGING OF THE GREENS EVENTS AT COTTEY COLLEGE
The holiday season is in full swing as Cottey College prepares for the Hanging of the Greens celebrations. This three-part festivity includes an infor

11/21/2014 -: COTTEY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES TWELFTH PRESIDENT
The Cottey College Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of Cottey’s twelfth president, Dori

11/18/2014 -: COTTEY HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE DEC. 2
Community Blood Center (CBC), the provider of blood services to local hospitals, will conduct a blood drive at Cottey College on Tuesday, December 2,

11/10/2014 -: COTTEY CROSS-COUNTRY COMPETES AT NATIONALS
Three members of the inaugural Cottey College Comets cross-country team competed at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Nationals

11/7/2014 -: COTTEY PRESENTS EVENING OF MUSIC & DANCE NOV. 21-22
The Cottey College Departments of Music and Dance will present An Evening of Music and Dance on Friday and Saturday, November 21-22, at 8 p.m. in the

11/5/2014 -: POET JINAHIE TO PERFORM ON NOV. 19 AT COTTEY
The spoken word poet Jinahie will perform at 8 p.m. in Raney Dining Room on Wednesday, November 19, at Cottey College. Jinahie (“my wings” in Arabic)

11/3/2014 -: DEP’T.OF THEATRE PRESENTS TWO ONE ACTS NOV. 14-15
The Cottey College Department of Theatre will present two one-act plays on November 14-15 at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Cen

10/29/2014 -: ANNUAL COTTEY/CATO FASHION SHOW NOV. 9
From 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, Cottey College will sponsor a fashion show with local merchants, CATO Fashions, and the Shoe Department in the Mi

10/28/2014 -: DAKABOOM TO PERFORM AT COTTEY ON NOV. 11
A cappella comedy duo Dakaboom will perform on Tuesday, November 11, at 8 p.m. in Raney Dining Room on the Cottey College campus. This edgy music-dri

10/24/2014 -: DEP’T. OF DANCE TO HOST OPEN DANCE SHOWING NOV. 7
The Cottey College Department of Dance will host an Open Dance Showing on Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. in the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Ar

10/23/2014 -: DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES BEGINS ON NOV. 4 AT COTTEY
Mackenzie J. Lowry is the first speaker in the 2014-2015 Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by Cottey College’s Serenbetz Institute for Women’s Le

10/21/2014 -: DEDICATION OF THE SERENBETZ INSTITUTE ON OCT. 25
Cottey College will host a special dedication for the newly renamed Serenbetz Institute for Women’s Leadership, Social Responsibility, and Global Awar

10/17/2014 -: COMEDIAN PETE LEE TO PERFORM AT COTTEY ON OCT. 30
Comedian Pete Lee will perform at Cottey College at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, in Raney Dining Room. Pete was raised in Wisconsin by divorced pa

10/17/2014 -: COTTEY TO HOST 5TH ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL NOV. 2
Cottey College will host its 5th Annual Multicultural Festival, Food Festival, and International Bazaar on Sunday, November 2, from 4:30–6:30 p.m. The

10/10/2014 -: LIVERPOOL LEGENDS TO PERFORM AT COTTEY ON OCT. 24
A touch of Beatlemania comes to Cottey on Friday, October 24, when the Liverpool Legends, a tribute band, take the stage in the Auditorium of the Haid

10/3/2014 -: MAGICIAN DANIEL MARTIN TO PERFORM OCT. 18
Magician Daniel Martin will amaze and mystify the crowd on Saturday, October 18, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for t

9/19/2014 -: COTTEY COLLEGE PLAY, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, OCT. 3-4
The Cottey College Department of Theatre is please to present its first play of the season, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, on Friday and Saturday, Octob

9/16/2014 -: COMEDIAN JESSICA KIRSON TO PERFORM SEPT. 30 AT COTTEY
Comedian Jessica Kirson will perform at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, in Raney Dining Room on the Cottey College campus. Jessica Kirson is conside

9/15/2014 -: COTTEY TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE SEPTEMBER 30
Community Blood Center, the provider of blood services to local hospitals, will conduct a blood drive at Cottey College on Tuesday, September 30, in t

9/5/2014 -: COTTEY TO HOST CAMPUS DANCE ON SEPT. 20
Cottey will host a Headphone Disco all-campus dance on Saturday, September 20, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Hinkhouse Center Gymnasium. Headphone Dis

9/3/2014 -: COTTEY TO HOST POSTER SALE ON SEPT. 17
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, at Cottey College you can find the perfect poster to decorate your dorm room or your living room. V

8/29/2014 -: KC METRO MEN’S CHORUS TO PERFORM AT COTTEY SEPT. 13
The Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus will perform at Cottey College on Saturday, September 13, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild

8/25/2014 -: SIX APPEAL TO PERFORM AT COTTEY ON SEPT. 6
The a cappella group Six Appeal will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts.

8/20/2014 -: COTTEY PICNIC FEATURES STEVE MEANS AUG. 29
Cottey College will celebrate the opening of the school year with a picnic and concert on Friday, August 29, at 5:45 p.m. at B.I.L. Hill and Lodge. Th

8/14/2014 -: 2014 COMMUNITY PICNIC AND PARTNER FAIR
Registration continues for local businesses and organizations to attend the 2014 Community Picnic and Partner Fair, Saturday, August 23, from 6-8 p.m.

8/13/2014 -: COTTEY COLLEGE WELCOMES STUDENTS FOR 131ST OPENING
The annual rite of fall begins as new students move to Cottey College and Nevada. First-year students begin arriving Friday, August 22, followed short

8/6/2014 -: COTTEY ALUMNA JOSERYL BECKELY TO PERFORM ON AUG. 17 & 25
Mezzo-soprano Joseryl Beckley, Cottey Class of 2000, will share her talents with the public on two different evenings for two special events. The publ

7/24/2014 -: NPD TO USE COTTEY FACILITY FOR ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING
Cottey College wishes to inform its neighbors that the Nevada Police Department, in conjunction with the Joplin Police Department SWAT team, will cond

7/9/2014 -: COTTEY COLLEGE APPROVED TO OFFER ADDITIONAL BACHELOR DEGREES
Cottey College has been approved by its accrediting agency, The Higher Learning Commission, to offer baccalaureate degrees in the life sciences and ph

6/13/2014 -: COTTEY HIRES NEW BASKETBALL COACH AND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Cottey College is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephanie Beason as the new athletic director and head basketball coach. She replaces Dave Kette

5/13/2014 -: COTTEY RECEIVES $1 MILLION GIFT FROM DONOR
Dr. Judy Rogers, president of Cottey College, is pleased to announce that Cottey College is the recipient of the single, largest gift in its history.

5/6/2014 -: COTTEY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF PRESIDENT JUDY R. ROGERS
“It is with mixed emotions that the Cottey College Board of Trustees announces the retirement of President Judy R. Rogers,” wrote Janet Brown, Chair o

5/2/2014 -: COTTEY HOLDS 130th COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY MAY 18
Cottey College is preparing for Commencement and other related activities. As these important events draw closer, drivers on Austin are asked to tak

4/22/2014 -: COTTEY DEP’T. OF THEATRE PRESENTS CHILDREN’S PLAY ON MAY 3
The Cottey College Department of Theatre is proud to present its children’s theatre production Saving Sherwood Forest at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, in

4/22/2014 -: COTTEY END-OF-YEAR PICNIC ON MAY 3
The end of the semester and academic year is upon us, and Cottey is celebrating with a picnic and performance on Saturday, May 3, at 5:45 p.m. at BIL

4/18/2014 -: COTTEY DANCE CLASSES TO PRESENT INFORMAL CONCERT MAY 2
The Cottey College Department of Dance will host an informal dance concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 2, in Hinkhouse Gymnasium. There is no admission f

4/16/2014 -: PROF. MICHAEL DENISON TO SPEAK ON APRIL 30
Cottey College cordially invites the public to attend a lecture in the Blanche Hinman Dow Honored Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 30, at 8 p.m. in

4/15/2014 -: COTTEY HOSTS TWO MUSIC CONCERTS, APRIL 25 & 27
The Cottey College Department of Music will host two concerts at the end of April. On Friday, April 25, the Cottey College Chamber Singers will perfor

4/10/2014 -: COTTEY STUDENT NAMED TO ALL-USA ACADEMIC TEAM
Cottey College second-year student Shannon Kreutzer, of Tucson, Arizona, was named to the All-USA Community College Academic Team, one of only 20 two-

4/9/2014 -: COTTEY TO HOST LUNAFEST ON APRIL 22
For the second consecutive year, Cottey College is a host location for the LUNAFEST film festival, featuring nine short films by women cinematographer

4/7/2014 -: COTTEY DANCE COMPANY SPRING CONCERT APRIL 18-19
The Cottey-in-Motion Dance Company (Co-Motion) will present its spring dance concert on Friday and Saturday, April 18-19, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium

4/7/2014 -: COTTEY TO BREAK GROUND FOR FINE ARTS FACILITY ON APRIL 18
The faculty, staff, administration, and students of Cottey College cordially invite the public to the groundbreaking of the new Fine Arts Instructiona

4/2/2014 -: COMEDIAN JESSI CAMPBELL TO PERFORM APRIL 16
Comedian Jessi Campbell will keep the audience laughing on Wednesday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in Raney Dining Room on the Cottey College campus. Campbell

4/1/2014 -: COTTEY TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE APRIL 15
Community Blood Center (CBC), the provider of blood services to local hospitals, will conduct a blood drive at Cottey College on Tuesday, April 15, in

4/1/2014 -: P.E.O. SPEAKER SERIES APRIL 15 FEATURES REV. DR. SOOMEE KIM
Cottey College’s P.E.O. Speaker Series is pleased to present the Reverend Dr. Soomee Kim who will speak on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Missour

3/24/2014 -: FINAL SPEAKER IN 2013-2014 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES ON TUESDAY, APRIL 8
Kathleen M. Lawrence, LMFT, is the seventh and final speaker in the 2013-2014 Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by Cottey College’s Institute for

3/20/2014 -: COTTEY TO HOST EDUCATION & ENROLLMENT EVENT FOR ACA ON MAR. 25 & 27
The deadline to sign up for the new health insurance options made available under the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) is March 31,

3/19/2014 -: COMETS LOOK TO “STRIKE OUT CANCER” SAT., MARCH 22
Join the Cottey College Comets as they take the field to “Strike Out Cancer” on Saturday, March 22. There will be special activities for both kids and

3/18/2014 -: MUSICAL GROUP THE STRIVE PERFORMS MARCH 29 AT COTTEY
Pop-indie musical group The Strive will perform at Cottey College on Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Cent

3/18/2014 -: COTTEY SIGNS FIRST CROSS-COUNTRY/TRACK RECRUIT
Austin Bunn, coach of the Cottey College Comets Cross-Country and Track team, is pleased to announce the very first signee for the new athletic prog

3/3/2014 -: COTTEY OFFERS NEW SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FOUR-YEAR DEGREE STUDENTS
Cottey College is pleased to announce a new scholarship, called the Opportunity Scholarship, available for students pursuing one of the four-year degr

3/3/2014 -: FIVE-YEAR CAMPAIGN FOR COTTEY COLLEGE SURPASSES GOAL BY $5 MILLION
Cottey College officials are pleased to announce that Cottey has successfully concluded its five-year comprehensive campaign, A Defining Moment: The C

2/27/2014 -: COMETS HAVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK
For the second consecutive week, the Cottey College Comets have had a player named “Player of the Week” by the National Junior College Athletic Associ

2/27/2014 -: TERRI FALLIN AWARDED CERTIFIED FUND RAISING EXECUTIVE (CFRE) DESIGNATION
CFRE International has named Terri R. Fallin as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Fallin, director of development for Cottey College, joins o

2/14/2014 -: COTTEY HIRES NEW CROSS-COUNTRY COACH
Cottey College is pleased to announce the hiring of Austin Bunn as the coach of the new cross-country program. He has already begun recruiting for the

2/11/2014 -: STOSZ, SIXTH IN SPEAKER SERIES, TO SPEAK ON FEB. 25
Rear Admiral (RADM) Sandra L. Stosz is the sixth speaker in the 2013-2014 Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by Cottey College’s Institute for Wom

2/11/2014 -: WILLIAM JEWELL HANDBELL CHOIR TO PERFORM AT COTTEY FEB. 23
The Handbell Choir from William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, in the Missouri Recital Hall on the

2/7/2014 -: DAILY ICONOGRAPHY NEW EXHIBIT IN COTTEY GALLERY
Daily Iconography is a new exhibit by Robin VanHoozer opening on February 13 in the P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery on the Cottey College campus. It wil

2/7/2014 -: COTTEY DEP’T. OF THEATRE PRESENTS THE SERPENT, FEB. 21-22
The Cottey College Department of Theatre presents The Serpent: A Ceremony on Friday and Saturday, February 21 and 22, in the Auditorium. The curtain w

2/4/2014 -: COTTEY TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE ON FEB.18
Community Blood Center (CBC), the provider of blood services to local hospitals, will conduct a blood drive at Cottey College on Tuesday, February 18,

1/30/2014 -: Hypnotist to Perform at Cottey on Feb. 14
Hypnotist Josh McVicar will be mesmerizing the audience in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts at Cottey College at 8 p.m.

1/24/2014 -: CHATHAM BAROQUE TO PERFORM AT COTTEY ON FEB. 7
Chatham Baroque, a musical trio, will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 7, in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts on t

1/21/2014 -: BORGESON, FIFTH IN SPEAKER SERIES, TO SPEAK ON FEB. 4
Jacquelyn L. Borgeson is the fifth speaker in the 2013-2014 Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by Cottey College’s Institute for Women’s Leadershi

1/16/2014 -: THE FANTASTICKS COMES TO COTTEY JAN. 31
A Steampunk version of The Fantasticks comes to Cottey College on Friday, January 31, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center

1/16/2014 -: MENDE MASKS FROM SAFARI MUSEUM ON DISPLAY AT COTTEY
Mende masks from the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in Chanute, Kansas, will be on display in the P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery on the Cottey ca

1/10/2014 -: LIGHT IT UP DANCE PARTY ON SAT., JAN 25
Light it up! It’s the first dance of the semester at Cottey College and it begins at 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, in Hinkhouse Gymnasium. This mas

1/10/2014 -: FACULTY RECITAL, GRAZIE, TO BE PERFORMED ON JAN. 19
Members of Cottey’s Fine Arts faculty will present a recital, titled Grazie, on Sunday, January 19, at 6 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall of the Haid

1/9/2014 -: PEARSON, FOURTH IN SPEAKER SERIES, TO SPEAK ON JAN. 21
Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D. and D.Min., is the fourth speaker in the 2013-2014 Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by Cottey College’s Institute for Wo