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COWLEY PRESS

May 7, 2009

The Student Newspaper of Cowley College

Issue 14

Arkansas City, Kan.

Juggling credits, clubs and academics BY ASHLIE L’HOMME Editor-in-Chief

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Leading the pack in the men’s 5K at Cowley’s Mid-Week Classic held April 14 are freshmen Cianan Kutil (8)and Phillip Banowetz (1). Banowetz finished in first place while Kutil was not far behind in second place. (photos by Carly Budd)

Competing in the Men’s 5K, April 14, at Cowley’s Mid-Week Classic is freshman Phillip Banowetz. Banowetz finished first. RICHARD GOULD Staff writer

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ompeting against colleges around the country, the Cowley Tigers showed results comparable to big schools. The KU Relays is open to all colleges and is one of the biggest events in the Midwest according to Mark Phillips, head track coach. Most events are 24 to 36 people per event. “We took 27 athletes so about half the team,” said Phillips. The meet draws a wide audience with events for all levels of competitors. “There is a high school division, a college division and an open division,” said Phillips. The men’s results are as follows. The men’s 800 meter run had freshman Jory Custar finishing seventh with a time of 1 minute, 55.22 seconds. In the men’s 1500 meter run, sophomore Rolando Vasquez finished nineteenth with a time of 4:09.82. In the men’s 5000 meter run, freshman

Dustin Mettler finished ninth with a time of 14:58.81. In the men’s 10000 meter run, sophomore Justin Cacaro finished fourteenth with a

time of 32:31.29. In the men’s 3000 meter, Steeplechase unseeded run freshman Isbek Salinas finished sixth with a time of 10:26.98. The men’s Distance Medley relay team consisted of Custar, sophomore Justin Viewins, freshmen David Phillips and TJ Mapp and they finished seventh with a time of 10:44.33. The men’s 4x880 yard relay team consisted of freshmen Justin Ross, Brice Irving, Custar and Vasquez and they finished seventh with a time of 7:54.21. The women put up some great tmes as well. In the women’s 800 meter run, freshman Marvia Lewin finished eighth with a time of 2:18.24. In the women’s 1500 meter run, sophomore Jessica McLeod finished fourth with a time of 4:53.69. The women’s Distance Medley team composed of Lewin and sophomores Xandria Cash, Brianna Byers and McLeod finished sixth with a time of 12:47.36. After the KU relays, the Tigers competed at Coffeyville Community College on April

25. The team showed some impressive results in both the field events and running events. In the women’s 200 meter dash, Cash placed second with a time of 27.19. In the women’s 100 meter hurdles, freshman Katie Gillmore placed third with a time of 17.58. In the women’s high jump, freshman Kate Scott placed second with a 4’ 9” jump. In the women’s pole vault, sophomore Ana German placed first with a 9’ ¼” jump. In the women’s shot put freshman Tiffany Tolbert placed fifth with a throw of 31’ 2”. In the women’s discus throw, Tolbert placed sixth with a 78’ 8¼” throw. In the women’s hammer throw, Tolbert placed sixth with a 86’ 8” throw. In the women’s javelin throw, Gillmore placed third with a throw of 99’ 9”. The men had equally impressive results. In the men’s 100 meter dash, sophomore Travis James finished fourth with a time of 11.06. In the men’s 200 meter dash, James finished second with a time of 23.59 and freshman Brad Potucek finished fourth with a time of 24.74. In the men’s 400 meter dash, Viewins placed second with a time of 48.80 which broke the school record. In the men’s 5000 meter run, freshman Phillip Banowetz finished first with a time of 18:08.88 and freshman Cianan Kutil finished second with a time of 18:54.23. In the men’s 110 meter hurdles, freshman Raymond Quill finished first with a time of

15.33, in second place was freshman Mac Griffith with a time of 16.64, in third was freshman Kale Hamm with a time of 16.95 and in fourth was sophomore Rusty Gray with a time of 17.13. In the men’s 400 meter hurdles, Gray placed first with a time of 59.22. The men’s 4x400 meter relay team composed of James, Viewins, Quill, and Griffith and they placed second with a time of 3:29.21. In the men’s high jump Hamm placed first with a 6’ 4¾”.jump. In the men’s long jump, Quill placed first with a jump of 24’ 3” which qualified him for the national meet and also broke the school record. In the men’s discus throw, sophomore Chip Broaddus placed fourth with a throw of 120’ 2” and freshman Mason Putman placed fifth with a throw of 116’ 8”. In the men’s hammer throw, Putman placed fourth with a throw of 107’ 9” and sophomore Kevin Voth placed fifth with a throw of 102’ 9”. In the men’s javelin throw, Voth placed sixth with a throw of 140’ 3”. “In all we had some good things and some okay things,” said Phillips. The track team will be hosting the Region VI/Jayhawk Division Conference meet in Ark City on May 7-9. After that they will have a meet in Johnson County on May 15 right before the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson on May 21-23.

uccess, to sophomore Elizabeth Smith, is defined as doing the best you can and being yourself without ever having to be someone else. She considers she has fulfilled the definition and, after winning Student of the Year, most others would agree. Smith was formerly the March Student of the Month. Besides these two titles, she swept the Awards and Honors Ceremony with the wins of awards for Academic Excellence Challenge, Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) and the business, computer and information technology department as well as the ABCD award. Besides all of these titles, she can also claim the title of PBL president as well as State PBL treasurer and soon-to-be secretary. She is the SGA rep for math and science, is a Cowley captain, is a member of the Academic Excellence Challenge team and has been employed as a Cowley tutor Besides these, she is also involved in Act One, Phi Theta Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta, Cowley young Democrats, film club and media club. By the time she graduates, she will have earned 84 credit hours. What she has to say about herself is often modest. She described herself as “creative, independent, outgoing, busy and caring.” She said she never expected to win Student of the Year. “I had thought it would be between other students, not myself,” she explained. “I feel shocked and happy; it is a great honor to receive this award.” Though she does not speak highly of herself, others have much to say about her. “She has done an exemplary job,” said Charlee Wilson, coordinator of tutoring. “I met her last year when she was interviewing for the job [tutor] and I could tell she was very bright and I thought she had the mental talent to be a teacher or a tutor.” Wilson explained that, initially, the only challenge he felt Smith faced was “her quietness.” He said he feels she has overcome it over the year, though. “People change from freshman to sophomore year and I’ve seen her grow in that area,” he said. Six tutors were employed this year and Smith still managed to accumulate a small group of students who always went to her for tutoring. Wilson said Smith had a following of at least four or five students who would always ask for her or hang around, waiting for her. Even when her time was up, if a student was still in need of help, Smith would stay later to help them. Smith, the only business and accounting tutor, was “the go-to tutor” for accounting

Graduating sophomore Elizabeth Smith celebtrates the end of her Cowley career and her Student of the Year award. (photo illustration by Carly Budd.)

together the clubs and organizations sideshow that runs during the honors and awards ceremony, created the sideshow for the intramurals banquet and Don’t Forget the Lyrics. “One thing about Elizabeth is, she always has something positive to say, even when a situation is gloomy. She can turn it around and make it tolerable,” said Shaw. Wilson said it is apparent how proud Smith’s parents are and it was evident just during the honors and awards ceremony. “We are very proud of her. We’ve always expected great things; she’s always been one to go after what she wants,” said Smith’s mother, Shelia. She described her daughter as dependable, hardworking, a leader and sassy. While not busy at school, Smith spends time at home with her family. Weekends are spent baby-sitting her cousins, or reading. Even then, though, she never finds time to relax. At home, she and her family are always off and doing something, from zoo visits to family parties. After she leaves Cowley, Smith will transfer to Southwestern College to pursue her dream of being a managerial accountant with a dual major in accounting and business administration. While there, she said she plans to bring life to the newly revived PBL chapter. Her advice to incoming freshman is to get involved and do not overload youself unless you are sure you can handle it.

Smith has often been the go-to woman and economics, said Wilson. Whenever a for Shaw; for two years, she has put time slot needed to be picked up, he said, she was always willing to take it and never missed a day. “Elizabeth has Spring 2009 Final Examination Schedule been great; very responsible and Cowley -- Ark City Campus Final Examination Schedule FINAL EXAM WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY MONDAY very reliable,” said TIME May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 18 Wilson. 8:30 W only--All Everyone who 9:00 MWF regular day 8:00 a.m. ALL SATURDAY 8:00 MWF 8:30 TR has a chance to CLASSES 8:30 F classes in to 9:30 a.m. session work with Smith All regular day often has something 11:00 MW 10:00 a.m. classes in 11:00 TR 10:00 MWF 11:00 MWF positive to say of to 11:30 a.m. session her. From students All regular day 12:22 MWF to teachers Wilson 12:00 MWF 12:00 R classes in 1:00 MWF Noon to 12:00 MW 1:00 TR said the trend session 1:00 MW 1:30 p.m. 12:00 F is only positive 2:00 W only--All when it comes to regular day 2:30 MW 2:00 p.m. comments about classes in to 3:30 p.m. session Smith. “Elizabeth Smith 4:00 p.m. 4:00 M 4:00 4:00 W 4:00 R 4:00 F to 5:30 p.m. MW 5:30 MW is one of the most talented all around 7:00 p.m. ALL WEDNESDAY ALL THURSDAY ALL FRIDAY ALL MONDAY NIGHT CLASSES NIGHT CLASSES NIGHT CLASSES NIGHT CLASSES to 8:30 p.m. students I’ve ever Cowley -- Off Campus Final Examination Schedule had the pleasure of 8:30 a.m. 8:30 MW working with. She 8:30 R 8:30 W 8:30 S 8:30 F 8:30 M to 10:00 a.m. has the patience of Noon to 12:00 M 12:00 R 12:00 W 12:00 F 01:30 p.m. 12:00 MW Job and the wisdom 01:45 p.m. and internal to 03:15 p.m. knowledge of 4:00 M 04:00 p.m. 4:00 W 4:00 R 4:00 MW to 05:30 p.m. Einstein,” said Kristi 7:00 M Shaw, director of 07:00 p.m. 7:00 MW 7:00 R 7:00 W to 08:30 p.m. student life. 7:00 MR

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Jumping ahead to the future BY JESSEMINE BAKER AND NICKOLE VANDERWALL Staff writers

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unny days are here again. School is finally coming to an end. No more home work, no more books or teacher’s dirty looks. Graduation has opened the door to the bright new future. After graduation there is a small intermission called summer, the break of the century, which every student of all ages needs. This is the time people should take and plan out what they want out of life and not settle for what the world is offering to them. The ultimate pending question is what is going to happen after Cowley College? This is the prime time to take on the world, see what it has to offer and yet, somehow we still do not know what we are going to do. According to Roxanna James, administrative assistant of impact, “Some students have to work to earn money, but all students should keep their academy skills sharpened and explore their future opportunities.” Working during the summer is always a good idea because jobs can get in the way of school. A bonus of having a job is that it helps students become more self-financed. “I plan on taking a summer job to pay for summer classes,” said Joshua Rice, freshmen. “I’m going to get a job, so I can move up to Lawrence and go to University of Kansas,” said Janee Gabbard, sophomore. According to Stacy Davidson, freshman, “I plan on working full time during the summer and part time when school starts back up.” A few people are planning on taking a break this summer until next year. “I am going back to my country to party a lot, swim in the sea, and practice for next sea-

son” Marko Bukva, sophomore. “I would like to work as one of the graphic designer’s [next year, at Cowley] like Kris Ripley,” said Cody Parris-Miller freshmen “I would [also] like to have an internship under Kris Ripley.” “A summer internship in your field of interest would be fantastic,” said James, “If your looking for an offer on internships

I plan on going into Theological school. -- Robert Young, Sophomore I plan on going to WSU and taking business classes. -- Tammie Zimmerman, Sophomore

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I plan on going to Florida, becoming a pirate and finding a lot of pirate booty. -- Thomas Govert, Sophomore

Women’s team tied for first at nationals

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inning all six singles matches on Sunday and loosing only four single matches on Monday, the Cowley College women’s tennis team is tied with with Lee College and Hillsborough Community College for second place. The team is only one point behind the leading Tyler Junior College who has 21 team points at the NJCAA Women’s Tennis National Championship in Tucson, AZ.

 “We started off great,” Cowley head coach Josh Cobble said. “We battled some nerves but we settled down and fought through it.”

 Jessica Montemayor and Jamie Blackim had to work hard to come away with three-set wins, while Natalia Medina, Wrylie Finkle, and Brittney Laner won their matches in straight sets. Freshman Adrijana Pavlovic led her match at No. 1 singles 3-0 before her opponent, Cindy Sands of Pima Community College, had to retire from the match due to illness.
 Prior to the start of the tournament Pavlovic received the ITA Player to Watch Award for Region III. “She is very deserving,” Cobble said. The tournament will resume today with doubles matches being played.
 
“We have a few tough matches but if everybody plays hard, hopefully, we will still be playing tomorrow.”
 There are 33 teams represented at the national championships.

to the up coming obstacles. “I change from business administrator to elementary education because of the economy,” said Nicole Voncannon, sophomore, “I have not decided completely [on what I want to do with my life] I just picked it [elementary education], my career may change.” Charlee Wilson, coordinator of tutor-

There are five assignments in this one credit hour class. The first task is to explore with the discover program online, taking personality tests and skills assessments. A follow up to the program is simply doing some research on the specified areas of interest. Attending the Future Space day at Cowley is the third assignment. Sitting and listening to a speaker of a specific field interest is required. Job shadowing or interviewing someone of the interested career is the fourth assignment. This helps to get some hands on experience. Last, Wilson helps the students write a resume. Students will create portfolios with information to present to employers. “This class will condense major ideas,” said Wilson. “Also, advisors will help students focus on skills that they already have.” This will get the students thinking more towards a certain major. Wilson also mentioned plans that are underway for a new class, hopefully available next spring semester. The class will be three credits and it will go into all aspects of finding a major; loans, costs, career choices, salaries and education requireA student looks for a job in the help wanted adds. (photo illustration by Meghan Weibe ments. Four out of the six students currently in and Heather Campbell) Wilson’s class have decided a major. With check the job opportunities in the undering, offers a class entitled “Finding Your this fair success rate, Wilson continues to ground.” Future.” For incoming freshman, this is an encourage students to take advantage of Summer is also the time when sophoexcellent course to discover a major that is Cowley’s career services. mores act on the decisions they have made right for them. Some students are taking internships, for their careers. “I just recently changed “With the economy the way it is, jobs getting jobs, traveling, or they are having my major, I wanted to be a pharmacist are somewhat scarce. This class will better video game marathons (hopefully moderand decided I want to help people,” said prepare students to find a job with the right ated). Whatever you want to do, now is Gabbard “ I wanted to give back to other degree,” said Wilson. the perfect time to start planning for your teachers that helped me by helping other For this featured course, there are two wanted life, and not a settled life. high school students.” main categories they prefer to reach out “People should follow their heart and do Not every one has always known what to; undecided and exploratory. During the what makes them happy instead of doing they want to do in their lives. Many times course, students will find a major of best fit a job that could potentially make your life situations change, and people must adjust and skills to develop in that major. miserable,” said Gabbard.

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Jessica Montemayor, freshman, plays doubles with Jamie Blackim, freshman. The entire team is tied in first place with Grand Rapids. (photo by Carly Budd)

Baseball wins jayhawk conference title BY ERIC SMITH Sports editor

The baseball team is still doing very strong in their conference play. The team is 29-7 and they have not been swept by any of the teams. They are won their division and are currently ranked 15 in the nation. Their record is 39-12 overall. The team played a non-conference game against Emporia on April 14. The team got homeruns from both freshmen Frank Specht and B.J. Misialek in that game. They then resumed conference play with an away game at Allen County Community College. The lost their first game 6-8. Even in the loss, Caleb Bass, sophomore, hit 4-4 on the evening. The second game was different. The team scored eight runs in the second inning and won 12-1. Zach Cargill, sophomore, got his sixth win as a pitcher. The team then faced Johnson County. The first game was a low scoring game when Cowley found themselves behind 1-0 in the last inning. Sophomore Luke Zeller hit a two run single to pull the team into the lead. The team then won 3-1. In the next game, the team quickly took the lead and it stayed that way. Bass hit

another perfect game hitting 3-3 and the team won 6-2. The next home games were against Neosho County. Zeller pitched in the first game and gave up only three hits and two runs. Cargill pitched a shutout in the second game. The Stephen Kohlscheen, sophomore, pitches against Neosho County. team won The team won all four games against Neosho. (file photo) 5-2 in the first game games. The team also did great defensively and 5-0 in the second game. giving up only three runs and having no They then played another double-headerrors. The team won both games winning er against Neosho and swept them again. 5-2 and 10-1. The team was on fire offensively getting In the first game of the Region VI sub25 hits in the two game. Cowley won the regional, the Tigers faced Dodge City. The games 9-1 and 8-3. team won the double-header 6-3 and 8-3. Cowley had another good day offenThey will now advance to the Region Vi sively against Fort Scott Community tournament at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. College. The team had 20 hits in two

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Why tennis? Because I’ve played it for about eighteen years. I grew up from a tennis family, I grew up on the court. What is your major? Undecided. I’m not sure what I want to do with myself yet. I have plans, I just have to see them through and see what happens. Why Cowley? I was offered a scholarship based on my high school results and it was close. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Listening to music and aimlessly driving around at night. That’s basically all I do is drive around. What’s something we don’t know about Zach Bates? A year ago, there was a big fire and I lost everything I owned and so did my whole family. I almost died trying to rescue my dog. What about that injury? It’s a 25% tear in my rotator cuff. It bothered me for like two months but eventually through not stopping, it finally made a tearing sound. Who influences you? A couple people influence me: Robert Frost, Wes Anderson and musically, Neil Young. What’s your favorite food and color? Favorite food is anything that’s not from the caf[eteria] and favorite color is various greys.

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Hargrove the ‘winningest’ coach in nation BY RICHARD GOULD Staff writer

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e was inducted into the Tiger Athletic Hall of Fame in January as the winningest active NJCAA softball coach in the nation, was inducted into the NJCAA Softball Hall of Fame in 2007 and later that same year received the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission “Outstanding Achievement Award. Cowley College Head Softball Coach Ed Hargrove stacks up well against any coach in the nation. “My first encounter was when I was at Hutchinson coaching and we used to play Cowley way back when,” said Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs. “I have worked with Ed for 15 years and to me anyone who can survive that many years working with 20 plus women,” is very deserving of all his accolades. Wining 900 softball games earned him the title “Winningest coach in the nation.” “He is really humble in the regard that he just got his 900th win recently and he is the active all time winningest NJCAA softball coach and when I asked him about his 900 game he immediately said it is not about him it is about the players,” said Rama Peroo, director of public relations. ‘[his reputation] is extremely well respected. I think everyone that knows Ed likes Ed.

There is no way you couldn’t like Ed after you have had a chance to meet him. He is a really good person and an incredible softball coach but in my opinion an even better person.” Director of Athletics, Tom Saia said, “He is a good person and a great friend, and I am just glad to be associated with him. His record speaks for itself. There is no greater person in the world that you would want to coach your daughter.” The series of events that led Hargrove to this stellar career may have led him down a very different path. After attending Cowley and graduating from Fort. Hays, Hargrove went to work as a recreational therapist at Winfield State Hospital. After 14 years, Hargrove said he was looking for a career change, according to a Tiger Sports news release dated Jan. 21, 2009. Cowley College offered Hargrove a change when he took over as director of financial aid and board of trustees’ clerk in 1983. If not for a resignation of Ben Cleveland in the athletics department and a persistent president, Hargrove may have stayed in financial aid. According to the Tigers Sports news release, “’I was so thankful to be hired as financial aid director, I felt like I had a new lease on life,” Hargrove said.

Members of the interview committee knew of Hargrove’s athletic background and made it clear they did not want him pursuing coaching. So, when Ben Cleveland stepped down from coaching the baseball team and Hargrove was asked to take over, he politely declined. That single event moved Hargrove into the head softball coaching position, which turned out to be a great move for him and the college. “The college knew I played football at Cowley and played baseball at Fort. Hays so they asked me to be the fill in coach until they could find one,” said Hargrove. The team did great and Hargrove has stayed on as head coach for the passed 25 years. According to Hargrove the philosophy for his team is the same whether it be offense defense or pitching. “If you do not have those things you probably are not going to be as successful as you can be. I guess we want to be successful on the softball field but we are also trying to prepare our players for the real world,” said Hargrove. Hargrove has built his team “around defense and pitching.” “I figure if your defense is good and pitching is good then you will always find a way to score two three or four runs. I find it to be a really good combination,”

On April 15, the team made a long drive to face the Independence team. Kashilla Young, sophomore, had an amazing game in the first of a doubleheader hitting 5-5 and hitting her 20 home run of the season. The team won 22-0. The second game was a little closer, but Cowley still dominated. The women won 8-1 with only 8 hits.

Highland Community College put up a much better fight. The first game of the double header ended 3-2 which is the closest a conference team has come to beating Cowley. Ashley Spencer, freshman, had 3 RBI’s and one homerun while pitching on the mound. Cowley ran away with the second game getting 10 hits and 13 runs while

Softball coach Ed Hargrove has been coaching at Cowley for 25 years. (photo by Carly Budd)

Cowley softball undefeated in Jayhawk Conference

BY ERIC SMITH Sports editor

The women’s softball team won their conference title with an undefeated conference record, and have won their first four games. They are now on a twenty-four game winning streak. They have not lost since April 4.

The women of the Cowley softball team took first in the Jayhawk Conference with their undefeated run through the conference. Their last loss was April 4, to Northern Oklahoma. (file photo)

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capitalizing on three errors from Highland. Sarah Hocker, sophomore, went 4-8 hitting with three runs and two RBI’s. The team then clinched the conference title with two shut-outs against Coffeyville. “We have bigger goals than winning conference but with the conference being as tough as it is, you can’t imagine winning it six years in a row,“ said head coach Hargrove. The team won 8-0 in the first game and 5-0 in the second. In the first game the team had a collective no-hitter. Their next game in Kansas City was the fifth away game in a week. The team celebrated clinching the conference title by winning 15-2 and 9-2. The women then played Dodge City at home. Although they struggled with their hitting, the team still won 4-1 and 2-0. Finally, the team got ready for its first regional game against Brown Mackie College. The team had no worried going into the game, since Brown Mackie was 0-39 on the season before this game. They won the games 36-0 and 21-0. In the Region VI championship game against Fort Scott, the girls once again showed their dominance on the defensive end. Jacey Juden pitched a scoreless game and the team won 4-0. They will now be competing in the national championships in Normal, Ill. May 14-16.


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Dashing for Ducks Cowley music recital BY MEGAN BERRY Staff writer Endowment scholarships at Cowley are pretty common. Few consider where that money comes from. Well, it just happens to come from little rubber ducks floating down a river. On Sat., May 16, the Annual Duck Dash will be held at Spring Hill Farms. “It’s a good day to come out and spend the afternoon,” said Shannon Massey, executive director alumni and development. Few students are privy to the inside scoop about Duck Dash. Terry Morrow, dean of alumni and development, now retired, came up with the idea 12 years ago after seeing it somewhere else. It is the biggest annual scholarship fund raiser for the endowment department. However, Duck Dash is not an open invitation; it is strictly for community members. Adults are able to buy tickets in advance to attend the Duck Dash. They receive a gourmet meal (ribs and chicken breast) and for each ticket they buy, they get a rubber duck. Each person can buy one ticket for $20 or six tickets for $100. All the money earned is put into the endowment account and later given out to students. The ducks start at one end of the spring and are dropped from a large bucket to race down toward the other end. “It’s so much fun,” said Massey. “It is silly and

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crazy with all these adults screaming for plastic ducks.” The day kicks off at 4:30 p.m. and usually last until 7. There are five heats to start out. The winner of each heat wins $75. The winners are separated from the losers and put into different groups. They have a sixth heat for the all of the losers and a seventh heat for all of the winners. The overall winner of all the heats wins a grand total of $1000. According to Massey, 300 – 400 people participate in the Duck Dash every year. “I know it’s going to a good cause,” said Massey. Duck Dash collects around $13,000 - $17,000 each year. Preparations begin in January. Stephen McCann, coordinator to endowment and alumni, the Endowment Board and Massey are in charge of Duck Dash. “They are extremely helpful,” said Massey. They help with races and retrieve the ducks President Pat McAtee, also helps out on the special day. McAtee does the play by play during the race. He keeps the crows excited as their ducks make their way downstream. Massey said Great Western’s staff works extremely hard all Saturday morning, preparing food for the Duck Dash. The maintenance crew set up tents and tables and mow the lawn. She said she really appreciates all the hard work that goes into preparing for this big event.

BY MEGAN BERRY Staff writer

Individual voices of students and sounds of instruments will be heard on stage for the annual Voice Recital. Approximately 20 students will perform at Cowley College on May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Brown Center Theater. The recital will feature students taking applied voice and instrumental lessons this semester from Steve Butler (applied piano), Josh Fleig and Karen Craig (instrumental such as guitar, brass, and woodwind), Connie Donatelli and Deborah Badley (voice). “The best part of the recital for me is the fact that I meet with each student once a week for 30 minutes but get to have them all together in one evening – it is so exciting,” said Donatelli, vocal music director. There is no admission and it is open to the public. The concert is expected to last an hour and a half to two hours. Each student will be performing one piece of music they have been working on this past semester. For the most part, it is just individuals singing but there may be a few group numbers with the instruments The student recital is designed to give each student the opportunity to perform each semester. This is the student’s final; instead of taking a written test, they sing in front of an audience. The declared music majors must take applied lessons, but there are also many nonmusic majors that just want to take private

lessons to improve upon their instrument of choice. Each student performing is enrolled in applied voice or applied instrumental lessons. They signed up at the beginning of the semester for one, 30 minute lesson each week. The student meets with their individual instructor each week during their lesson and then must practice in between each lesson on the material that has been assigned to them. “It is really gratifying for me to hear the students sing or play their instrument,” said Donatelli. “We as teachers know how they first sounded when they first started their voice lessons.” Most of the students that take the applied voice or applied instrumental lessons are also involved in the performance ensembles at Cowley such as concert band, concert choir, jazz band and CC singers. The style of music also varies between instructors and a wide variety will be heard at the recital. Usually the singers sing what they enjoy singing best. For example if someone is majoring in musical theatre, then Donatelli said she tries to find them a song from a musical. This is the final event of the year for music. Donatelli said she thinks this recital is very valuable and showcases talent. “If they can get up and perform in front of an audience, then they can do anything,” she said.

The DS delivers with Crystal Chronicles BY IAN WHITLEY Staff writer

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young man returns to his village and finds that a girl in the village is sick with a disease called crystal sickness. In hope of saving the girl, the man ventures out into the world, away from his community which he has been in all his life, and into the world to find the cure. Yeah, it sounds like a pretty generic story. Luckily, story is not what Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicle: Echoes of Time is shooting for. In the original Crystal Chronicles, players had the ability to play with friends and go through different levels together, fighting monsters, figuring out puzzles and saving their village from the onslaught of poisonous air called Miasma. Multiplayer was a big focus for Crystal Chronicles. Crystal Chronicles had next to no story; they left all interpretation to the players. Then, Square Enix brought us Ring of Fates, a Crystal Chronicles game for the Nintendo DS. While the game lacked in single player action, it was fun to join up with a few buddies and play the coop mode together. However, there were

problems with game play, including the magic system and many of levels were just repetitions of the same thing. The story in Ring of Fates also lacked; Square tried to bring in a plot and did not succeed. Now Square brings us Echoes of Time, which is returning back to what the original Crystal Chronicles was: inventive actionoriented game play and enticing co-op. In the original Crystal Chronicles, players could link their Gameboy Advance to their Gamecube and play that way. Echoes of Time allows people to buy either the Wii or DS version and still connect and play together wirelessly over the internet. This is something that is new; the ability to play the same game together on different consoles over the internet. The DS version is amazing, with great graphics, good music, creative game play and fun co-op. The Wii version is exactly the same, no really, it is exactly the same. All Square did was take the DS version, made it so it would fit a TV screen and then put it on the Wii. It has the exact same graphics, which is not good considering that the Wii can do so much more. Also, the controls are more clumsy on

the Wii version. On the DS, the player can move and attack on the top screen using the buttons, while also using items and messing with the menu on the bottom screen with either the stylus or their fingers. With the Wii, the player moves and attacks with the remote on one half of the screen, and the other part of the screen is the menu that the player can control by using the point and click ability of the Wii remote. There stands another problem. While the cursor is aimed over the menu the player cannot attack or jump; all they can do is run with the analog stick on the nunchuk. Which major problem if players wish to use items during a tough boss battle or while figuring out a difficult puzzle. Overall, the DS version is outstanding. It has great game play and fun multiplayer co-op. The Wii, not so much. The controls can be slightly clumsy, and the graphics do not look good on the Wii. If you are interested in this game a good idea would be to buy the DS version. Only buy the Wii game if you only own a Wii and not a DS. Maybe a future Crystal Chronicles will bring us everything that the Wii and DS both have to offer.

Creative CLAWS writing reception leads into TMU Concert BY NICKOLE VANDERWALL Staff writer

“The new pieces should prove to be interesting. It is going to be a real treat and something Creative Claws and the you do not want to miss,” said students in the creative writing Chris Mayer, social science classes will sponsor and host department instructor for TMU. the 2009 writing reception. It is Thomas Govert, sophomore, an opportunity for students to created a piece stemming showcase their written works. from a vocal warm up in That is the primary reason theater class. He turned it into Creative Claws came about in rhythms. the first place; there was not Wayne Farley, sophomore, an opportunity for writers to created a piece on Morse code, showcase their creativity in the turning dots and dashes into way that other areas of the arts rhythm. were able to through concerts, Join the Mechanics for an drama productions and such. exploration of time and groove. “We hope people will come Featured works include new out and support these students,” pieces by Mechanics Farley said Marlys Cervantes, chair and Govert, with special guest instructor of the humanities narration by Sommerhauser department. of her piece “Forever is Too The Creative Writing Portfolio Long.” A reprise of “Ancient Reception will be May 7, from 5 Egyptian Suite,” with narration to 7:30 p.m. in the Wright Room. of his own texts by John Virden It’s the culmination of the will be featured. semester for the creative writing “Come early, get your egg students, and their opportunity shaker, and batucada with us,” to display their works. It will be said Mayer. informal. There will be cookies “The new pieces are to munch on as people browse spontaneous and fun. Farley’s and view the works. These are piece is especially unique since Instructor Chris Mayer plays the djembe drum. (file photo) students from Creative Writing, it’s using Morse code,” said Sommerhauser, will be read as part of the Poetry Writing and Fiction Writing classes. Brandi Berntsen, sophomore, member of night’s concert. “We’re so thankful to TMU “The reason we’re doing it on this TMU. for this opportunity.” particular night is because TMU [Temporal Admission to watch TMU is free so be The Temporal Mechanics Union Concert Mechanics Union] sponsored a poetry sure to be there. The concert will begin in is going to be a concert full of good music, contest earlier in the semester,” said the Wright Room, adjacent to the theatre, energy, and people beating things with Cervantes. The winners will receive their leading the audience from the Creative sticks. What more could you want? awards from TMU that night, and the Claws writing reception into the Brown The concert includes all original music, winning poem, by sophomore Michelle Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. two pieces written by Cowley students.

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Behind the Scenes Andy Rouse Sophomore Where are you from? Salina, Kansas   Why did you come to Cowley?  I wanted to go to a 2-year school and my baseball couch introduced me to Cowley.   What is your major? Here at Cowley it is liberal arts, but when I go to a 4-year school I will be studying set and technical design.   What do you do for the theatre department?  I work as a stage manager. I help run the shows and rehearsals.   Why theater? I can thank a few people for this. I did not do anything with theater in high school, but I talked to my baseball coach about where I should go for college. He knew I wanted to attend a 2-year school. He is a friend of Scott McLaughlin’s and talked to him about me coming to Cowley. Scott taught me a lot about theater and Jamison Rhoads taught me all about the technical part of theatre. I also can thank Brandon Cheney for all the things he has taught me.    Where do you plan to attend next year? Why? Wichita State University. Jamison Roads went there for the same degree I am going for. He knows the technical director at WSU. WSU is very professional and will help me get the experience I need.   How would you describe yourself? I like hanging out and having a good time. I try to not think about a lot and just relax.   Who has been the main inspiration in your life? Why? My dad. He is a hard worker. He teaches me to work hard so I can get somewhere in my life.   What is your best experience at Cowley? I like that the school is small and you get to know almost everybody. I also enjoy the activities on campus.    

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bucket-crown in first place. “Winning on the anniversary was really neat, because there were past champions present and I just realized how many more veryone loves a short joke, mused won this award previous to me, sophomore Boomer Saia so it was awesome,” said Saia. as he rose on toes and The five winners were given addressed the audience and not only the bucket-crowns, judges one last time before the but garbage bags full of an ballots were delivered. assortment of prizes, donated by Apparently, he was right, the many benefactors. judges and the audience loved “My best gift was all the his standup routine replete with short jokes, family insights and coupons I got for free stuff and a $100 toothbrush,” said Saia. campus humor. Saia walked Awards were also given out for away the coveted Kentucky the five categories. Sophomore Fried Chicken Bucket Crown. Justin Cacaro took home the During Dejon Ewing’s final Mr. Wanna Take Him Home Award. Cinderfella pageant, Saia was Best Evening Wear was given crowned 2009’s Mr. Cinderfella. to Young Jr. The award for Best Fifteen of Cowley’s finest men Smile was awarded to Freshman participated in the momentous James Wearing. Freshman Jeremy event and of them, five would go Norris took the Best Eyes Award. on to be crowned. Awards were given not only for the grand Govert, Hoover, Saia, Deaver, Lucero and Young stand together Mr. Personality was award to sophomore Michael Flannigan. prize and the four runner-ups, after the show. Saia was crowned 2009 Mr. Cinderfella with a but also prizes for Best Eyes, Best talent of stand-up comedy. (photo by Carly Budd) Evening Wear, Best Smile, Mr. For more about Mr. Cinderfella competition, Personality and Wanna Take Him Home. year in a row, first runner-up Willy Lucero. The top five shined in the KFC bucketSaia accepted the Ugly Bouquet with his please go to www.cowleypress.com

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Jazz band and CC Singers swing into spring tours BY RICHARD GOULD Staff writer With the year winding down some groups on campus are just starting up their programs. The jazz band worked all spring break for their jazz festival at Wichita State University. The band took the pieces of “Amber and Trinita” by Doug Beach, “When I was a Lad” by David Berger, “Groovin’ High” by John “Dizzy” Gillespie and “You Win Some, You Blues Some” by Lars Halle. They performed with these songs in front of the three judges. “In general they [three judges] were pleased with how we sounded. The one guy who taught at Hutch Community College he had some really good insight,” said Josh Fleig, director of instrumental music. The band had the chance to listen to high school and college groups throughout the day and to buy sheet music and instruments. “I thought we did great I was really pleased with our performance,” said Fleig. “The one judge that came and critiqued the band he had a lot of good things to say and hearing what he had to say about the band and with speaking with him afterwards I got some really positive feedback about the direction of the band is going.” This year the band did not go on tour with CC singers because of scheduling issues. The jazz band took a combo with them when they went to WSU. “The combo, I thought we did okay. The performance situation was a little different from what we were used to but in all we made it work,” said Fleig. Next year is going to be different with various ensembles according to Fleig. With drumline starting up, jazz band spreading to combos, both bands in the instrumental

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department will be in full swing. “On Thursday we leave to go on tour,” said Connie Donatelli, Vocal Instructor. The group is heading to Branson Missouri to sing in the showhall in Silver Dollar City according to Donatelli. “On the way to Branson we are going to stop at two high schools for recruitment and to show our stuff,” said Donatelli. “The show itself is a medley of songs and the theme is of the show is An American Dance Salute Through the Decades,” said Donatelli. Jennifer Blatchford did all the

choreography. When we get to Branson we will check in the hotel then we get to go to a dinner and a show. We are going to go see “Six” which was awarded ‘best show’ at Branson for 2007, she said. Everyone will be able to go but the only negative thing is Dori Stevens will not be able to perform with us. In all, the group will perform their show one last time at Silver Dollar City then the choir and concert band will have their concert on May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Brown Center.

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vice-president of student affairs. She said when studying, it is “essential” to find a quiet place. Saia’s suggestion is somewhere like the library, to help with concentration and avoid distractions. She also advised getting a study partner to quiz back and forth. “Use someone from your class so that you both know what you’re going over,” she said. She advised students use the material the teachers’ provide. Many offer practice tests, study guides or other material that will be on the test and it would be wise to look this over, instead of studying useless information. Kristi Shaw, director of student life said to “Prioritize. Start with the class you’re struggling with and kick it out of the way.” She also advised students “eat a banana.” Bananas

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option, a brisk walk outside can be used to help clear one’s mind or take a break. Remember that when studying to take breaks. A 15-minute break between hours of reading or studying can help to prevent one from getting too overwhelmed. Be sure to choose a study area somewhere quiet to prevent distraction. Common advice is to study in the situations similar to that in which you will be testing. If listening to music during the final is not an option, studying with music is not a wise choice. The brain associates memory with senses, so chewing a particular flavor of gum while studying a certain subject may help to connect the mind with certain lessons.

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Earn and learn with cooperative education BY NICKOLE VANDERWALL Staff writer

betterment of the students, employers and helps students find a job and earn college credits while working and developing community served by the college. This customer service skills. The cooperative academic program provides the student education program connects students, with an opportunity to participate, as t is possible to quickly choose a career. education and employers in a way that But, in order to find the perfect career, creates meaningfully academic situations. it is helpful to slow down, give it some The goal of the program is to foster thought and take the time to get it right. expanded career exploration and This is useful whether choosing a career Complete a personal developexperiential learning in many professions. for the first time or changing careers for the ment plan. The program goals echo those of the college thirty-first time. in every regard. Career exploration is not the same as Complete weekly hour reports. “A main focus of this program will job searching. Job searching is a short-term be helping students pursuit of a Complete weekly student develop soft skills,” said position that evaluation completed by the Griffiths. matches financial “Soft Skills” employer. The program and career was requested by a goals. Career Punctuality: Arriving on time. number of institution exploration is a Submit a current cover letter Required uniform: Following specific stakeholders for the long, progressive and resume. dress code. process of Polite and Respectful: choosing Write a summative reflection Courteous and using education, paper. good manners. training, and jobs Team Work: Able to work that fit specific Complete a summative portfowell with others and interests and lio assignment. skills. help each other out. “We {advisory Time Management: Staycommittee] ing organized and ready. an employee of a business, to gain developed this Job well done: Efficiency. valuable experience in the work setting. program based Students will complete at least 10 on community hours each week actively functioning at requests so that students could either a business to learn the myriad of issues explore career options or develop better found at any organization. The course career skills,” said Slade Griffiths, vice is reserved for a full 16 weeks but may president of academic affairs. be completed early, depending on the The new cooperative education program hours worked per week. breaks down the career exploration process “We kept the course names original,” into manageable steps. said Cannon. There is cooperative “Essentially this program is for main education 1, 2, 3 and 4. Each class audiences; people already working and counts as two elective credits. Cannon those looking for some career exploration,” also mentioned that this course is said Chris Cannon, department chair and available to all career fields and that director of Emergency Medical System there are no limits. education. (photo illustration courtesy of Kris Ripley) Students must complete specific Cannon explained that this program

assignments during the cooperative education courses to earn credit. An abbreviated list of these assignments is located to the lower left. As a prerequisite, students cannot enter the program until after the completion of their first semester and must always concurrently enroll in other Cowley College classes (including the summer semester). This means 12 credit hours must be finished before enrolling in the course. These credits will typically fulfill elective requirements for degree programs, but students are encouraged to consult their advisor regarding transfer of credit. Cowley College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Governance is provided by the local Board of Trustees and the Kansas Board of Regents. The cooperative education program follows all requirements outlined by the Higher Learning Commission and follows course approval requirements outlined by the Kansas Board of Regents. The cooperative education program follows correct and proper methodologies to ensure compliance and standards of excellence. This program’s policies and practices guidebook outlines all the aspects of the program so that all stakeholders understand how this affects the students, businesses and college. “This new program will be a fantastic opportunity for people in the work force to earn college credits while they also benefit from the career exploration,” said Cannon. “Other colleges have had great success and we [Cowley College advisors] are excited for student enrollment. This course will be available for the first time ever, this summer. It will be offered every semester after that. For more information on the new program visit www.cowley.edu/coop.

Seven Cowley students and their advisors joined over 3500 other community college students from around the world at the 91st annual Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Grapevine, TX April 16-19. Convention goers attended workshops on a myriad of topics, including membership building, honors programs, fundraising, leadership and saving the environment. Keynotes speakers for the event were Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., environmental activist and attorney, and Dr. Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International and CNN host. The Cowley group also visited The Stockyards (Billy Bob’s) in Fort Worth and the Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas where they toured the King Tut exhibit. Left to right: Melinda Neal, Shayla Roebuck, Phuong Huynh, Allie Crow, Emily Crain, Tina Wohlford, Keoki Waipa, and Nancy Ayers. (file photo)

Below: Phi Beta Lambda is once again selling finals week survival kits. These kits consist of a bucket filled with “Food for Thought!” Finals week survival kits are only $15. Orders need to be place by Friday, May 8. Deliveries will be made beginning Tuesday, May 12. Please contact Beverly Grunder, PBL advisor, at ext. 5267 or grunder@cowley.edu to place your order. Proceeds are used to pay students registration costs for the National PBL Conference this summer. (file photo)

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Above: Cianin Kutil, a freshman from Sallisaw, OK, was the winner in one of the contests for last week’s Kick Ash Bash at Cowley College. Over 120 students (smokers and non-smokers) participated in the day’s events. Participating students grabbed over 10,000 cigarette butts in 30 minutes. Kutil grabbed over 500 butts to win the event. (file photo)

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Virginia Yunker

Richallen Lane Steven Langholz Jessica Leach Stephen Leighty Jordan Lewis Joseph Liss

Ginny, What a complete woman of God you have become. We are so very proud of you. “In Him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Col 2:23 Love Dad & Mom Thank you so much for being an awesome sister. I know you are always there for me no matter what. Love you so much! Nate

Artiom Markelov Devon Martin Gabriel Martinez Jessica Massey Christine Masters Dillon McArthur

Advice for Incoming Freshman

“Go to orientation, you get a variety of people that you might want in your corner just in case something bad happens to you.” ~Arsenio Reynolds Renae Llamas Christopher Loftin Derek Lohr Flame Lolar Jared Loyd Doungchandany Lu Jordan Lubbers William Lucero Darby Lupardes Isiah Lykes

Katherine McCartney Mickie McCoin Dwight McColpin Tyler McCombs John McDonald Montrell McDonald Susan McGreevy Lauren McGuigan Crystal McGuire Sabrina McKinney

Tyler McCombs

Kameron McKinney Steve McLemore Jessica McLeod Melissa McMichael Sandra McNown Carrie McWilliams Shawn Meier

Amanda Metz Jennifer Metzen Patrick Metzinger Robert Meyers James Middleton Jeremy Miller Donald Miller Erin Miller Alan Mills Shawn Ming Kayla Misasi Mallorie Mitchell Chelsea Mitchell Kelli Mitchell Daniel Mize Thomas Montiel Heidi Moore Sara Mosley Danny Mouangdy Alexander Munoz Joshua Murelio Antony Mutuma Owen Mwayera Lindsey Nelson Julia Nelson Aaron Nelson Tina Nevins Nathan Newland Hong Nguyen Natalie Nguyen Andy Nguyen Nessa Nikhomvanh Everlyne Njoroge

Upon your graduation, hold your memories in one hand, but leave the other open.... for your life is just beginning and the world that awaits you is endless. Congratulations! Mom, Dad and Lacey

Liane Noureldin Melissa Novak Cody Nutter Jodie Odette Judy Otis Jorim Palmer Gemma Palsmeie Conklin Bailey Pappan Jodi Parnell Joshua Parson Melissa Patterson Robyn Peariso Eunice Perez David Perry Shera Perry Chris Peterson Aaron Petrask Stephen Pettigrew Andrew Petz Aleena Pfanenstiel Tuyet Bang Pham Nguyen Pham Brooke Phillips Monica Pina Jessica Pingry Scott Pinney Bryce Pool Melisandre Pope Sarah Post Debra Potgieter Zachery Potter

James Roberts Cameron Roberts Heather Roberts JaNeil Robinson Greg Rodriguez Shayla Roebuck Eric Rogers Robert Ross Andrew Rouse Sergio Ruge Andrew Runk Debra Russell Amanda Russell Leo Saenz Vincent Saia Brittany Samms Angelia Santiago Christina Savala Jennifer Sawyer Katherine Sawyer Nikki Sayarinh Paul Schaplowsky Alex Schell Jennifer Schoemann Shane Schott Christopher Schroeder Stephanie Schwilling Tisha Scott Loretta Scott Cody Scott Jacey Sechrest Megan Sellers

Blake Andrews We are very proud of you. Believe in yourself and take pride in what you do and you’ll go far. Love Grandma, Grandpa, and Steinle

Mayse Stippel Kaeleigh Stokes Stacey Storck Steven Storm Shawn Stover Aaron Sturgeon Shonda Suddeth Amanda Suknot Nicole Sullivan Erik Swope Breayle Tackett Crystal Tackett Nathaniel Taylor Miranda Teeters

Braden Barker Congratulations Brady! We are so proud of your achievements at CCCC. We are so glad God has blessed you and look forward to seeing what else you can do! Love always, Mom and Dad

Krista Poulos Paul Pray Zachary Price Jacob Pulliam Wyatt Pulver John Purvis Stephanie Pyles Kelsey Rains Jason Ramirez Luke Ratzlaff Angela Rausch Crystal Rausch Barnabas Ray Andrew Redfern Kevin Redford Cassie Reilly Amber Renard Nicole Rethmeier Cynthia Richards Kendra Riegle Kari Rinehart Kati Rinehart Erin Ring Benjamin Ritter Andrea Roberts

Derek Sexton-Vaden Sherie Shaver Amanda Shoemaker Lesley Shook Yuwaraj Shrestha Jessica Simmons Crystal Simmons Shannon Simonin Kayla Slack Amy Slane Justin Smith Jennifer Smith Crystal Smith Ryan Smith Elizabeth Smith Sarah Smith Sara Smock Brittany Snook Mary Sook Franklin Specht April Spengler Dustin Staib Donald Stancer Elizabeth Stevens Anna Stevens

Brooke Thole Jamie Thomas Trevor Thornton Daniel Tran Patrick Trantum Samantha Troyer Travis Truax Minh Truong

Matthew Tyler Candice Ulbrich Wesley Unruh Bradly Utt Michael Valli Jerry Van Dyke Rolando Vasquez Elyte Velardes Alex Viola Dung Vo Kelli VonCannon Nicole VonCannon Katie Vonfeldt Dani Vono Frank Waipa Keoki Waipa Stephanie Walcher Amanda Walker Kyle Wasinger Garrett Weidman Tamara Weller Janice Wendler Brooke Werth Jennifer Werth Sean West Jordan Westbury Ashley Whalen Jessica Whaley Preston White Erik White Ramona White Benjamin Whitener Tiffany Whitworth Courtnee Widler Adam Wiebe Myka Wiebe Yolanda Wilkerson Amy Williams Shira Williams Keara Williams Ashley Williams

Darby Lupardes

Jacob Williams Whitney Williams John Windle Alexandrea Wise Tina Wohlford Kelland Wolf Mikel Wood Jolene Wright Pauline Wyatt Brandy Wynn SanJuanita Yanez Elena Yankova Heather York Kashilia Young Robert Young Tyson Young Virginia Yunker Tiffany Zavala Bertha Zhao Annette Zimmerman Tammie Zimmerman Jessie Zimmerman Shanda Zimmerman Joanna Zywicki

Congratulations on all your accomplishments. We are so proud of you earning the first college degree in the family. Good luck with your future ambitions. Go Jayhawks. We love you very much, Dad, Justin, Tyler and Kayla


G s t a r r a g d n s! o C Susan McGreevy

Cody Lyons

Going into Cowley, Susan McGreevy had one goal and that was to fulfill her dream with a better education, and her pursuit of a better life when she went to Cowley she not only showed herself, she also showed two sons that you can do anything with a little hard work and commitment. It was her mission to succeed and make her family proud. We want her to know just how proud we are of her.

Melisandre Pope

Congratulations Melisandre! We are proud of YOU, earning your Associate of Arts Degree. Your journey is taking ayou towards your goal in Psychology. You can be proud of who you are and all that you have accomplished. All your hard work has paid off! Best of Luck in the future. We Love You, Dad, Mom, & Clint

Brenda Hughes

All our love, Dad, Mom & Casey Grandma & Grandpa

Crystal Sarah Smith

We just want you to know how proud we are of you. This is just the start of your future. Keep on shining and be a star. We Love ya, Mom, T.J., Mike, T.L.

Congratulation on your graduation form Cowley! What a great two years it had been. Hard work, desire and determination will carry you far. Take time to dream, keep a positive attitude and know that you can achieve anything your heart desires. The best is yet to come... Love Mom, Dad & Eric

Bob Ross

Jorim Nathaniel Palmer Crystal is graduating with an associates degree in Science and is pursuing a career in health care.

Noelle Jackson

JaNeil Robinson

Brenda Hughes received an Associates Degree in Arts, and is continuing education in the medical field of Nursing and is also a member of the Honor Society: Phi Theta Kappa.

Congratulations, son, we are so proud of you and love you so much. We know how hard you have worked for this.

Cowley College Class of ‘09

Congratulations! We are so proud of you! We love you so much and can’t wait to see what you do next! Love from the whole bunch of us.

Shira Williams We are very proud of you. Love, Mom, Zack, Sam, and Tana

Courtnee Widler

Alex Schell Congratulations Courtnee! We are very proud of you! Love, Dad, Mom, Codee, Abbee, Ashlee, and Michael.

You always go above and beyond in anything you do and it shows in your accomplishments. We wish you all the best in your future and hope that life gives you all you deserve. Always remember “From small beginnings come great things.” Love Eddie, Mom, Shelby, Grandpa and Grandma Newfer

Follow your dreams; we know you will accomplish great things in your life. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t’ matter and those who matter don’t mind.” We are very proud of you. We love you, Mom, Dad, and Josh

Elizabeth Smith

Boomer Saia Boomer – We love you and are proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Courtney and Tommy.

Elizabeth, we are so proud you set your goals high and worked hard to meet them. Congratulations on all you have achieved, keep up all the hard work. We know you will do great things. You can do anything you set your mind to. Dream big and remember we are always behind you. Love, Mom and Dad.


G s t a r r a g d n s! o C Susan McGreevy

Cody Lyons

Going into Cowley, Susan McGreevy had one goal and that was to fulfill her dream with a better education, and her pursuit of a better life when she went to Cowley she not only showed herself, she also showed two sons that you can do anything with a little hard work and commitment. It was her mission to succeed and make her family proud. We want her to know just how proud we are of her.

Melisandre Pope

Congratulations Melisandre! We are proud of YOU, earning your Associate of Arts Degree. Your journey is taking ayou towards your goal in Psychology. You can be proud of who you are and all that you have accomplished. All your hard work has paid off! Best of Luck in the future. We Love You, Dad, Mom, & Clint

Brenda Hughes

All our love, Dad, Mom & Casey Grandma & Grandpa

Crystal Sarah Smith

We just want you to know how proud we are of you. This is just the start of your future. Keep on shining and be a star. We Love ya, Mom, T.J., Mike, T.L.

Congratulation on your graduation form Cowley! What a great two years it had been. Hard work, desire and determination will carry you far. Take time to dream, keep a positive attitude and know that you can achieve anything your heart desires. The best is yet to come... Love Mom, Dad & Eric

Bob Ross

Jorim Nathaniel Palmer Crystal is graduating with an associates degree in Science and is pursuing a career in health care.

Noelle Jackson

JaNeil Robinson

Brenda Hughes received an Associates Degree in Arts, and is continuing education in the medical field of Nursing and is also a member of the Honor Society: Phi Theta Kappa.

Congratulations, son, we are so proud of you and love you so much. We know how hard you have worked for this.

Cowley College Class of ‘09

Congratulations! We are so proud of you! We love you so much and can’t wait to see what you do next! Love from the whole bunch of us.

Shira Williams We are very proud of you. Love, Mom, Zack, Sam, and Tana

Courtnee Widler

Alex Schell Congratulations Courtnee! We are very proud of you! Love, Dad, Mom, Codee, Abbee, Ashlee, and Michael.

You always go above and beyond in anything you do and it shows in your accomplishments. We wish you all the best in your future and hope that life gives you all you deserve. Always remember “From small beginnings come great things.” Love Eddie, Mom, Shelby, Grandpa and Grandma Newfer

Follow your dreams; we know you will accomplish great things in your life. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t’ matter and those who matter don’t mind.” We are very proud of you. We love you, Mom, Dad, and Josh

Elizabeth Smith

Boomer Saia Boomer – We love you and are proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Courtney and Tommy.

Elizabeth, we are so proud you set your goals high and worked hard to meet them. Congratulations on all you have achieved, keep up all the hard work. We know you will do great things. You can do anything you set your mind to. Dream big and remember we are always behind you. Love, Mom and Dad.


Michael Abbott Derek Adams Chandra Adams Jack Additon Melissa Aguilera Justin Albert Debra Aldrich Casey Alexander Steven Alexander Stefani Allen Matthew Alonzo Melanie Anderson Thomas Anderson Daylnn Anderson Blake Andrews Jamie Andrews Laura Anstine Tresea Armitage Justin Arnold Michael Atwater Derek Avery Susan Bair Brittany Baker Alicia Ballard TaraBalsters Cassi Banja Bethanie Bannister Connie Barker Braden Barker Melissa Barr Robert Barr

Melody Branch Matthew Branine Shanda Brewer Chip Broaddus Amber Bromlow Gillian Brooker Damon Brown Lindsey Bruce Lecrisha Bryan Megan Bryant Lance Bryson April Buckley Joseph Burge Sierra Burris Susan Bursch Samuel Butters Benjamin Byers Brianna Byers Justin Cacaro Jeremy Caffrey Heather Campbell Randel Campbell Christopher Campbell Cassandra Canfield Luke -Carnahan Joshua Carpenter Danielle Carson Jared Cartlidge Xandria Cash Katie Casner Jeanne Chadd

Todd Hanson

Amy Christensen Lucia Cizmarova Melody Claassen Douglas Clarkson Elizabeth Clements Stacy Cleverley Stanley Cochran Cortney Cody Jennifer Cole Thad Colling Edwin Colon Blythe Colquhoun Justin Combs Kayla Compton Kaelan Cooper

Janae Bloom

We are so proud of you, Janae! Love, your family

Lynlea Bartlett Caleb Bass Tyler Bayack Samuel Bayne Amber Beeson Katelin Beeson Joseph Berg

Christopher Bevilacqua

Ashley Bidwell Peter Billingham Travis Bittle Gabrielle Blanchard Robin Bland-Reifschneider Candice Bliss Jared Bloom Janae Bloom Thomas Bodwell Kaitlyn Bogart Jake Bolin Shayla Book John Borror Amanda Bowker Blair Bowlin Derick Bowman Ashley Bowyer Abby Boylan

John Chaisson Khanthaly Chaithon Stacy Chambers Jeniffer Cherono Jonathan Cherono Monty Chin Ayoub Chitachni

Phouwadonh Chitanavong

Adam Chriss

Adrienne Cornejo Stephanie Cornstubble Kevin Cox Emily Crain Jorita Crane-Duckworth Andrew Crawshaw Jared Crittenden Jonathan Cross Misty Croucher

Todd- I am SO PROUD of you!! I am truly impressed with what you have been able to accomplish so far as well as what you will be able to do as you continue reaching your goals. Your future is so bright and I am so glad to be along with you for the ride. I am the luckiest! Dalanna

Jack Crowder Andrea Cullum

Breauna Cunningham

Gabrielle Curtis Candice Daley Cynthia Dameron Krystal Davidson

Jonnie Donohue Edward Dowell Cody Duerksen Adam Duncan Jason Dunlap Casey Dunn Adam Edwards

Tiffany Fisher James Fitzer Michael Flanagin Carroll Flangan Anna Florio Jessica Ford Kelsey Ford Adam Forester Brian Fowler Troy Frazier Andrew Frost Pablo Fuentes Tomas Fulcher Janee Gabbard Jeffrey Gage Elizabeth Galindo Meranda Gann Elka Garcia Melissa Gay-Roberts Gene Gerard

Victoria Green Martin Groene Cody Groves Shauna Haden Janine Hageberg Elva Hall Traci Hall Vanessa Hamilton Ian Hamilton Nicholas Hammel Darci Hamrick Paul Hansard Chad Hansen Todd Hanson Matthew Harding Anthony Harris Cassie Harris Micah Harris Lisa Hartman Winslow Haselwood

Thomas Govert

Advice for graduating Sophomores

“Find a person you can really connect with fast. They can help you out with anything and if they don’t know they will find someone who knows.” ~Shayla McDonald Lindsey Davis Matthew Davis Jesse Davis Heath Davis Alexandra Davis Carrie Dawson Jeremy Decou Titus DeGraaf Jamie Dehler Jhonaye Anne DeLeon Jonathan Denning Colleen Detar Minden Dice Devin Dick Lauren Diehl Rebecca Dietrich Bailey Dolin

Kelly Eggleston Andrea El Fadel William Elliott Jesika Elmquist Mario Elston

Rachel Gerber Joshua Gerstenkorn Majed Gharbi Amanda Gile David Gilmour Tara Glaser Rosie Glasper Rachel Goddard Richard Godfrey

Congrats! We are so glad that you made the decision two years ago to attend cowley. You have made so many awesome memories for yourself. Thanks for always being our greatest entertainment.Break-a-leg ya over actor! Love you more! Mom, Dad, Mary, Beth, Annie & Madeline

Leslie Hasson Richard Hatter Alec Havenar Mickey Hayes Jeremy Heflin Heidi Heilig Thomas Helms Desiree Henderson Jason Henry

Dustin L. Kelly Best wishes, you made us very proud. Mom, Nanny, and Grandad

Brad Utt

I am proud of you. Tackling a high school and college degree at the same time is something to be proud of. Playing high school football and being homecoming king are major accomplishments. I know your Dad is smiling down from heaven right now. Keep working toward every dream and you will see them unfold before your eyes. We are all very proud of the man you have become. Congradulations son! Mom

Karissa Emley Timothy Endicott Russell Engel Jane Epp Zachery Everhart Sarah Fain John Farnsworth Ashley Faust Richard Filkuka Taylor Finch

Kirk Godfrey Jeremy Goerzen Ricci Goff Osmin Gomez Crystal Gonzales Courtney Goodrum Thomas Govert Rusty Gray Elizabeth Green Andrea Green

James Hobbs Dustin Hodges Allicia Holland Evan Hollingshead Leslie Holloway Shirolacille Holloway Katie Holman Terry Holmes Alan Holt Andrew Hooper Jeremy Horsch Matthew Hotmar Cindy Howland Brenda Hughes Kevin Hutchison Lieren Hutsler Brad Ingram Matthew Ireton Amy Jackson Cody Jackson

Ashley Heptig Jenny Hernandez John Herrman Christopher Hess Kelly Hess Fracia Heter Rikki Hettenbach Brogan Hiatt Kevin High Thong Ho

Noelle Jackson Brock Jacobs Darryl Jacques Elise James Sheri Johnson Jessica Johnson Dammon Johnson Colziah Jones Hannah Jones Allison Jones Dana Jones-Spurlock Sarah Joy John Judd Jacey Juden Brian Kadau Curtis Kassik Brandon Kear Kaitlyn Kearns Ramona Keesey Kasha Kelly Dustin Kelly Nicholas Kennard Kara Kenyon Amanda Ketterer Sara King Marci King-Mohler Samantha Kiper Justin Kirchoff Kristina Kirsch Barbara Klassen Angela Klingenberg Dustin Klug Andrew Knowles Rebecca Koch Cindy Koehler Paul Koenke Stephen Kohlscheen Brenna Krampf

Joseph Krasuski Gavin Kreidler Kenneth Lackey Teniquia Lake Jessica Lambert Christopher Lane Rita Lane

Barbara Lyles Cody Lyons Cuu Mai Justin Malcom John Maler Darci Mann Nora Manouphath

Virginia Yunker

Richallen Lane Steven Langholz Jessica Leach Stephen Leighty Jordan Lewis Joseph Liss

Ginny, What a complete woman of God you have become. We are so very proud of you. “In Him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Col 2:23 Love Dad & Mom Thank you so much for being an awesome sister. I know you are always there for me no matter what. Love you so much! Nate

Artiom Markelov Devon Martin Gabriel Martinez Jessica Massey Christine Masters Dillon McArthur

Advice for Incoming Freshman

“Go to orientation, you get a variety of people that you might want in your corner just in case something bad happens to you.” ~Arsenio Reynolds Renae Llamas Christopher Loftin Derek Lohr Flame Lolar Jared Loyd Doungchandany Lu Jordan Lubbers William Lucero Darby Lupardes Isiah Lykes

Katherine McCartney Mickie McCoin Dwight McColpin Tyler McCombs John McDonald Montrell McDonald Susan McGreevy Lauren McGuigan Crystal McGuire Sabrina McKinney

Tyler McCombs

Kameron McKinney Steve McLemore Jessica McLeod Melissa McMichael Sandra McNown Carrie McWilliams Shawn Meier

Amanda Metz Jennifer Metzen Patrick Metzinger Robert Meyers James Middleton Jeremy Miller Donald Miller Erin Miller Alan Mills Shawn Ming Kayla Misasi Mallorie Mitchell Chelsea Mitchell Kelli Mitchell Daniel Mize Thomas Montiel Heidi Moore Sara Mosley Danny Mouangdy Alexander Munoz Joshua Murelio Antony Mutuma Owen Mwayera Lindsey Nelson Julia Nelson Aaron Nelson Tina Nevins Nathan Newland Hong Nguyen Natalie Nguyen Andy Nguyen Nessa Nikhomvanh Everlyne Njoroge

Upon your graduation, hold your memories in one hand, but leave the other open.... for your life is just beginning and the world that awaits you is endless. Congratulations! Mom, Dad and Lacey

Liane Noureldin Melissa Novak Cody Nutter Jodie Odette Judy Otis Jorim Palmer Gemma Palsmeie Conklin Bailey Pappan Jodi Parnell Joshua Parson Melissa Patterson Robyn Peariso Eunice Perez David Perry Shera Perry Chris Peterson Aaron Petrask Stephen Pettigrew Andrew Petz Aleena Pfanenstiel Tuyet Bang Pham Nguyen Pham Brooke Phillips Monica Pina Jessica Pingry Scott Pinney Bryce Pool Melisandre Pope Sarah Post Debra Potgieter Zachery Potter

James Roberts Cameron Roberts Heather Roberts JaNeil Robinson Greg Rodriguez Shayla Roebuck Eric Rogers Robert Ross Andrew Rouse Sergio Ruge Andrew Runk Debra Russell Amanda Russell Leo Saenz Vincent Saia Brittany Samms Angelia Santiago Christina Savala Jennifer Sawyer Katherine Sawyer Nikki Sayarinh Paul Schaplowsky Alex Schell Jennifer Schoemann Shane Schott Christopher Schroeder Stephanie Schwilling Tisha Scott Loretta Scott Cody Scott Jacey Sechrest Megan Sellers

Blake Andrews We are very proud of you. Believe in yourself and take pride in what you do and you’ll go far. Love Grandma, Grandpa, and Steinle

Mayse Stippel Kaeleigh Stokes Stacey Storck Steven Storm Shawn Stover Aaron Sturgeon Shonda Suddeth Amanda Suknot Nicole Sullivan Erik Swope Breayle Tackett Crystal Tackett Nathaniel Taylor Miranda Teeters

Braden Barker Congratulations Brady! We are so proud of your achievements at CCCC. We are so glad God has blessed you and look forward to seeing what else you can do! Love always, Mom and Dad

Krista Poulos Paul Pray Zachary Price Jacob Pulliam Wyatt Pulver John Purvis Stephanie Pyles Kelsey Rains Jason Ramirez Luke Ratzlaff Angela Rausch Crystal Rausch Barnabas Ray Andrew Redfern Kevin Redford Cassie Reilly Amber Renard Nicole Rethmeier Cynthia Richards Kendra Riegle Kari Rinehart Kati Rinehart Erin Ring Benjamin Ritter Andrea Roberts

Derek Sexton-Vaden Sherie Shaver Amanda Shoemaker Lesley Shook Yuwaraj Shrestha Jessica Simmons Crystal Simmons Shannon Simonin Kayla Slack Amy Slane Justin Smith Jennifer Smith Crystal Smith Ryan Smith Elizabeth Smith Sarah Smith Sara Smock Brittany Snook Mary Sook Franklin Specht April Spengler Dustin Staib Donald Stancer Elizabeth Stevens Anna Stevens

Brooke Thole Jamie Thomas Trevor Thornton Daniel Tran Patrick Trantum Samantha Troyer Travis Truax Minh Truong

Matthew Tyler Candice Ulbrich Wesley Unruh Bradly Utt Michael Valli Jerry Van Dyke Rolando Vasquez Elyte Velardes Alex Viola Dung Vo Kelli VonCannon Nicole VonCannon Katie Vonfeldt Dani Vono Frank Waipa Keoki Waipa Stephanie Walcher Amanda Walker Kyle Wasinger Garrett Weidman Tamara Weller Janice Wendler Brooke Werth Jennifer Werth Sean West Jordan Westbury Ashley Whalen Jessica Whaley Preston White Erik White Ramona White Benjamin Whitener Tiffany Whitworth Courtnee Widler Adam Wiebe Myka Wiebe Yolanda Wilkerson Amy Williams Shira Williams Keara Williams Ashley Williams

Darby Lupardes

Jacob Williams Whitney Williams John Windle Alexandrea Wise Tina Wohlford Kelland Wolf Mikel Wood Jolene Wright Pauline Wyatt Brandy Wynn SanJuanita Yanez Elena Yankova Heather York Kashilia Young Robert Young Tyson Young Virginia Yunker Tiffany Zavala Bertha Zhao Annette Zimmerman Tammie Zimmerman Jessie Zimmerman Shanda Zimmerman Joanna Zywicki

Congratulations on all your accomplishments. We are so proud of you earning the first college degree in the family. Good luck with your future ambitions. Go Jayhawks. We love you very much, Dad, Justin, Tyler and Kayla


May 7, 2009

May 7, 2009

Begin preparing now to avoid final’s stress BY ASHLIE L’HOMME Editor-in-Chief

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ummer is just out of reach; its hot sun, long days and warm nights. Freedom is just out of grasp. The last leg of the journey before a taste of a break has begun. First, they must face the dreaded finals. The cramming and studying profusely in preparation of sailing through the finals and ensure that A. Not everyone faces finals the same way. Everyone approaches studying in his or her own way. Some people easily retain information; others need a refresher, which may require a little more effort in studying habits. Here are a few tips to relieve the stress of finals. “You should be studying all along; trying to cram it all in is not advised,” said Sue Saia,

vice-president of student affairs. She said when studying, it is “essential” to find a quiet place. Saia’s suggestion is somewhere like the library, to help with concentration and avoid distractions. She also advised getting a study partner to quiz back and forth. “Use someone from your class so that you both know what you’re going over,” she said. She advised students use the material the teachers’ provide. Many offer practice tests, study guides or other material that will be on the test and it would be wise to look this over, instead of studying useless information. Kristi Shaw, director of student life said to “Prioritize. Start with the class you’re struggling with and kick it out of the way.” She also advised students “eat a banana.” Bananas

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have health benefits that could help keep one in top health in the days before their finals. Potassium is said to “helps normalize the heartbeat and regulate the body’s water balance,” according to bananasweb.com. Potassium is rapidly depleted in stressful situations and a banana, which is high in such, can help replenish this and calm stress. Michelle Kelly, student life secretary, suggested student unwind from a stressful study period by going to the Wellness Center. Strenuous activities pump endorphins, which can create a sense of well-being. Besides the calming effect of a workout, the gym is always a healthy choice. If going to the gym is not an

option, a brisk walk outside can be used to help clear one’s mind or take a break. Remember that when studying to take breaks. A 15-minute break between hours of reading or studying can help to prevent one from getting too overwhelmed. Be sure to choose a study area somewhere quiet to prevent distraction. Common advice is to study in the situations similar to that in which you will be testing. If listening to music during the final is not an option, studying with music is not a wise choice. The brain associates memory with senses, so chewing a particular flavor of gum while studying a certain subject may help to connect the mind with certain lessons.

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Earn and learn with cooperative education BY NICKOLE VANDERWALL Staff writer

betterment of the students, employers and helps students find a job and earn college credits while working and developing community served by the college. This customer service skills. The cooperative academic program provides the student education program connects students, with an opportunity to participate, as t is possible to quickly choose a career. education and employers in a way that But, in order to find the perfect career, creates meaningfully academic situations. it is helpful to slow down, give it some The goal of the program is to foster thought and take the time to get it right. expanded career exploration and This is useful whether choosing a career Complete a personal developexperiential learning in many professions. for the first time or changing careers for the ment plan. The program goals echo those of the college thirty-first time. in every regard. Career exploration is not the same as Complete weekly hour reports. “A main focus of this program will job searching. Job searching is a short-term be helping students pursuit of a Complete weekly student develop soft skills,” said position that evaluation completed by the Griffiths. matches financial “Soft Skills” employer. The program and career was requested by a goals. Career Punctuality: Arriving on time. number of institution exploration is a Submit a current cover letter Required uniform: Following specific stakeholders for the long, progressive and resume. dress code. process of Polite and Respectful: choosing Write a summative reflection Courteous and using education, paper. good manners. training, and jobs Team Work: Able to work that fit specific Complete a summative portfowell with others and interests and lio assignment. skills. help each other out. “We {advisory Time Management: Staycommittee] ing organized and ready. an employee of a business, to gain developed this Job well done: Efficiency. valuable experience in the work setting. program based Students will complete at least 10 on community hours each week actively functioning at requests so that students could either a business to learn the myriad of issues explore career options or develop better found at any organization. The course career skills,” said Slade Griffiths, vice is reserved for a full 16 weeks but may president of academic affairs. be completed early, depending on the The new cooperative education program hours worked per week. breaks down the career exploration process “We kept the course names original,” into manageable steps. said Cannon. There is cooperative “Essentially this program is for main education 1, 2, 3 and 4. Each class audiences; people already working and counts as two elective credits. Cannon those looking for some career exploration,” also mentioned that this course is said Chris Cannon, department chair and available to all career fields and that director of Emergency Medical System there are no limits. education. (photo illustration courtesy of Kris Ripley) Students must complete specific Cannon explained that this program

assignments during the cooperative education courses to earn credit. An abbreviated list of these assignments is located to the lower left. As a prerequisite, students cannot enter the program until after the completion of their first semester and must always concurrently enroll in other Cowley College classes (including the summer semester). This means 12 credit hours must be finished before enrolling in the course. These credits will typically fulfill elective requirements for degree programs, but students are encouraged to consult their advisor regarding transfer of credit. Cowley College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Governance is provided by the local Board of Trustees and the Kansas Board of Regents. The cooperative education program follows all requirements outlined by the Higher Learning Commission and follows course approval requirements outlined by the Kansas Board of Regents. The cooperative education program follows correct and proper methodologies to ensure compliance and standards of excellence. This program’s policies and practices guidebook outlines all the aspects of the program so that all stakeholders understand how this affects the students, businesses and college. “This new program will be a fantastic opportunity for people in the work force to earn college credits while they also benefit from the career exploration,” said Cannon. “Other colleges have had great success and we [Cowley College advisors] are excited for student enrollment. This course will be available for the first time ever, this summer. It will be offered every semester after that. For more information on the new program visit www.cowley.edu/coop.

Seven Cowley students and their advisors joined over 3500 other community college students from around the world at the 91st annual Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Grapevine, TX April 16-19. Convention goers attended workshops on a myriad of topics, including membership building, honors programs, fundraising, leadership and saving the environment. Keynotes speakers for the event were Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., environmental activist and attorney, and Dr. Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International and CNN host. The Cowley group also visited The Stockyards (Billy Bob’s) in Fort Worth and the Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas where they toured the King Tut exhibit. Left to right: Melinda Neal, Shayla Roebuck, Phuong Huynh, Allie Crow, Emily Crain, Tina Wohlford, Keoki Waipa, and Nancy Ayers. (file photo)

Below: Phi Beta Lambda is once again selling finals week survival kits. These kits consist of a bucket filled with “Food for Thought!” Finals week survival kits are only $15. Orders need to be place by Friday, May 8. Deliveries will be made beginning Tuesday, May 12. Please contact Beverly Grunder, PBL advisor, at ext. 5267 or grunder@cowley.edu to place your order. Proceeds are used to pay students registration costs for the National PBL Conference this summer. (file photo)

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Above: Cianin Kutil, a freshman from Sallisaw, OK, was the winner in one of the contests for last week’s Kick Ash Bash at Cowley College. Over 120 students (smokers and non-smokers) participated in the day’s events. Participating students grabbed over 10,000 cigarette butts in 30 minutes. Kutil grabbed over 500 butts to win the event. (file photo)

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Cinderfella ends with a BOOM-er BY ASHLIE L’HOMME Editor-in-Chief

bucket-crown in first place. “Winning on the anniversary was really neat, because there were past champions present and I just realized how many more veryone loves a short joke, mused won this award previous to me, sophomore Boomer Saia so it was awesome,” said Saia. as he rose on toes and The five winners were given addressed the audience and not only the bucket-crowns, judges one last time before the but garbage bags full of an ballots were delivered. assortment of prizes, donated by Apparently, he was right, the many benefactors. judges and the audience loved “My best gift was all the his standup routine replete with short jokes, family insights and coupons I got for free stuff and a $100 toothbrush,” said Saia. campus humor. Saia walked Awards were also given out for away the coveted Kentucky the five categories. Sophomore Fried Chicken Bucket Crown. Justin Cacaro took home the During Dejon Ewing’s final Mr. Wanna Take Him Home Award. Cinderfella pageant, Saia was Best Evening Wear was given crowned 2009’s Mr. Cinderfella. to Young Jr. The award for Best Fifteen of Cowley’s finest men Smile was awarded to Freshman participated in the momentous James Wearing. Freshman Jeremy event and of them, five would go Norris took the Best Eyes Award. on to be crowned. Awards were given not only for the grand Govert, Hoover, Saia, Deaver, Lucero and Young stand together Mr. Personality was award to sophomore Michael Flannigan. prize and the four runner-ups, after the show. Saia was crowned 2009 Mr. Cinderfella with a but also prizes for Best Eyes, Best talent of stand-up comedy. (photo by Carly Budd) Evening Wear, Best Smile, Mr. For more about Mr. Cinderfella competition, Personality and Wanna Take Him Home. year in a row, first runner-up Willy Lucero. The top five shined in the KFC bucketSaia accepted the Ugly Bouquet with his please go to www.cowleypress.com

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Jazz band and CC Singers swing into spring tours BY RICHARD GOULD Staff writer With the year winding down some groups on campus are just starting up their programs. The jazz band worked all spring break for their jazz festival at Wichita State University. The band took the pieces of “Amber and Trinita” by Doug Beach, “When I was a Lad” by David Berger, “Groovin’ High” by John “Dizzy” Gillespie and “You Win Some, You Blues Some” by Lars Halle. They performed with these songs in front of the three judges. “In general they [three judges] were pleased with how we sounded. The one guy who taught at Hutch Community College he had some really good insight,” said Josh Fleig, director of instrumental music. The band had the chance to listen to high school and college groups throughout the day and to buy sheet music and instruments. “I thought we did great I was really pleased with our performance,” said Fleig. “The one judge that came and critiqued the band he had a lot of good things to say and hearing what he had to say about the band and with speaking with him afterwards I got some really positive feedback about the direction of the band is going.” This year the band did not go on tour with CC singers because of scheduling issues. The jazz band took a combo with them when they went to WSU. “The combo, I thought we did okay. The performance situation was a little different from what we were used to but in all we made it work,” said Fleig. Next year is going to be different with various ensembles according to Fleig. With drumline starting up, jazz band spreading to combos, both bands in the instrumental

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department will be in full swing. “On Thursday we leave to go on tour,” said Connie Donatelli, Vocal Instructor. The group is heading to Branson Missouri to sing in the showhall in Silver Dollar City according to Donatelli. “On the way to Branson we are going to stop at two high schools for recruitment and to show our stuff,” said Donatelli. “The show itself is a medley of songs and the theme is of the show is An American Dance Salute Through the Decades,” said Donatelli. Jennifer Blatchford did all the

choreography. When we get to Branson we will check in the hotel then we get to go to a dinner and a show. We are going to go see “Six” which was awarded ‘best show’ at Branson for 2007, she said. Everyone will be able to go but the only negative thing is Dori Stevens will not be able to perform with us. In all, the group will perform their show one last time at Silver Dollar City then the choir and concert band will have their concert on May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Brown Center.

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May 8 Cowley College Presents The Ten Tenors. They will perform Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Brown Center Theater. Adult tickets will be $15 and student tickets will be $5. This event is part of graduation weekend. May 9 Central Baptist Church in Winfield will be hosting a Winfield Area Youth Rally on Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. There will be a concert put on by the group, “Among the Survivors.”

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Dashing for Ducks Cowley music recital BY MEGAN BERRY Staff writer Endowment scholarships at Cowley are pretty common. Few consider where that money comes from. Well, it just happens to come from little rubber ducks floating down a river. On Sat., May 16, the Annual Duck Dash will be held at Spring Hill Farms. “It’s a good day to come out and spend the afternoon,” said Shannon Massey, executive director alumni and development. Few students are privy to the inside scoop about Duck Dash. Terry Morrow, dean of alumni and development, now retired, came up with the idea 12 years ago after seeing it somewhere else. It is the biggest annual scholarship fund raiser for the endowment department. However, Duck Dash is not an open invitation; it is strictly for community members. Adults are able to buy tickets in advance to attend the Duck Dash. They receive a gourmet meal (ribs and chicken breast) and for each ticket they buy, they get a rubber duck. Each person can buy one ticket for $20 or six tickets for $100. All the money earned is put into the endowment account and later given out to students. The ducks start at one end of the spring and are dropped from a large bucket to race down toward the other end. “It’s so much fun,” said Massey. “It is silly and

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crazy with all these adults screaming for plastic ducks.” The day kicks off at 4:30 p.m. and usually last until 7. There are five heats to start out. The winner of each heat wins $75. The winners are separated from the losers and put into different groups. They have a sixth heat for the all of the losers and a seventh heat for all of the winners. The overall winner of all the heats wins a grand total of $1000. According to Massey, 300 – 400 people participate in the Duck Dash every year. “I know it’s going to a good cause,” said Massey. Duck Dash collects around $13,000 - $17,000 each year. Preparations begin in January. Stephen McCann, coordinator to endowment and alumni, the Endowment Board and Massey are in charge of Duck Dash. “They are extremely helpful,” said Massey. They help with races and retrieve the ducks President Pat McAtee, also helps out on the special day. McAtee does the play by play during the race. He keeps the crows excited as their ducks make their way downstream. Massey said Great Western’s staff works extremely hard all Saturday morning, preparing food for the Duck Dash. The maintenance crew set up tents and tables and mow the lawn. She said she really appreciates all the hard work that goes into preparing for this big event.

BY MEGAN BERRY Staff writer

Individual voices of students and sounds of instruments will be heard on stage for the annual Voice Recital. Approximately 20 students will perform at Cowley College on May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Brown Center Theater. The recital will feature students taking applied voice and instrumental lessons this semester from Steve Butler (applied piano), Josh Fleig and Karen Craig (instrumental such as guitar, brass, and woodwind), Connie Donatelli and Deborah Badley (voice). “The best part of the recital for me is the fact that I meet with each student once a week for 30 minutes but get to have them all together in one evening – it is so exciting,” said Donatelli, vocal music director. There is no admission and it is open to the public. The concert is expected to last an hour and a half to two hours. Each student will be performing one piece of music they have been working on this past semester. For the most part, it is just individuals singing but there may be a few group numbers with the instruments The student recital is designed to give each student the opportunity to perform each semester. This is the student’s final; instead of taking a written test, they sing in front of an audience. The declared music majors must take applied lessons, but there are also many nonmusic majors that just want to take private

lessons to improve upon their instrument of choice. Each student performing is enrolled in applied voice or applied instrumental lessons. They signed up at the beginning of the semester for one, 30 minute lesson each week. The student meets with their individual instructor each week during their lesson and then must practice in between each lesson on the material that has been assigned to them. “It is really gratifying for me to hear the students sing or play their instrument,” said Donatelli. “We as teachers know how they first sounded when they first started their voice lessons.” Most of the students that take the applied voice or applied instrumental lessons are also involved in the performance ensembles at Cowley such as concert band, concert choir, jazz band and CC singers. The style of music also varies between instructors and a wide variety will be heard at the recital. Usually the singers sing what they enjoy singing best. For example if someone is majoring in musical theatre, then Donatelli said she tries to find them a song from a musical. This is the final event of the year for music. Donatelli said she thinks this recital is very valuable and showcases talent. “If they can get up and perform in front of an audience, then they can do anything,” she said.

The DS delivers with Crystal Chronicles BY IAN WHITLEY Staff writer

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young man returns to his village and finds that a girl in the village is sick with a disease called crystal sickness. In hope of saving the girl, the man ventures out into the world, away from his community which he has been in all his life, and into the world to find the cure. Yeah, it sounds like a pretty generic story. Luckily, story is not what Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicle: Echoes of Time is shooting for. In the original Crystal Chronicles, players had the ability to play with friends and go through different levels together, fighting monsters, figuring out puzzles and saving their village from the onslaught of poisonous air called Miasma. Multiplayer was a big focus for Crystal Chronicles. Crystal Chronicles had next to no story; they left all interpretation to the players. Then, Square Enix brought us Ring of Fates, a Crystal Chronicles game for the Nintendo DS. While the game lacked in single player action, it was fun to join up with a few buddies and play the coop mode together. However, there were

problems with game play, including the magic system and many of levels were just repetitions of the same thing. The story in Ring of Fates also lacked; Square tried to bring in a plot and did not succeed. Now Square brings us Echoes of Time, which is returning back to what the original Crystal Chronicles was: inventive actionoriented game play and enticing co-op. In the original Crystal Chronicles, players could link their Gameboy Advance to their Gamecube and play that way. Echoes of Time allows people to buy either the Wii or DS version and still connect and play together wirelessly over the internet. This is something that is new; the ability to play the same game together on different consoles over the internet. The DS version is amazing, with great graphics, good music, creative game play and fun co-op. The Wii version is exactly the same, no really, it is exactly the same. All Square did was take the DS version, made it so it would fit a TV screen and then put it on the Wii. It has the exact same graphics, which is not good considering that the Wii can do so much more. Also, the controls are more clumsy on

the Wii version. On the DS, the player can move and attack on the top screen using the buttons, while also using items and messing with the menu on the bottom screen with either the stylus or their fingers. With the Wii, the player moves and attacks with the remote on one half of the screen, and the other part of the screen is the menu that the player can control by using the point and click ability of the Wii remote. There stands another problem. While the cursor is aimed over the menu the player cannot attack or jump; all they can do is run with the analog stick on the nunchuk. Which major problem if players wish to use items during a tough boss battle or while figuring out a difficult puzzle. Overall, the DS version is outstanding. It has great game play and fun multiplayer co-op. The Wii, not so much. The controls can be slightly clumsy, and the graphics do not look good on the Wii. If you are interested in this game a good idea would be to buy the DS version. Only buy the Wii game if you only own a Wii and not a DS. Maybe a future Crystal Chronicles will bring us everything that the Wii and DS both have to offer.

Creative CLAWS writing reception leads into TMU Concert BY NICKOLE VANDERWALL Staff writer

“The new pieces should prove to be interesting. It is going to be a real treat and something Creative Claws and the you do not want to miss,” said students in the creative writing Chris Mayer, social science classes will sponsor and host department instructor for TMU. the 2009 writing reception. It is Thomas Govert, sophomore, an opportunity for students to created a piece stemming showcase their written works. from a vocal warm up in That is the primary reason theater class. He turned it into Creative Claws came about in rhythms. the first place; there was not Wayne Farley, sophomore, an opportunity for writers to created a piece on Morse code, showcase their creativity in the turning dots and dashes into way that other areas of the arts rhythm. were able to through concerts, Join the Mechanics for an drama productions and such. exploration of time and groove. “We hope people will come Featured works include new out and support these students,” pieces by Mechanics Farley said Marlys Cervantes, chair and Govert, with special guest instructor of the humanities narration by Sommerhauser department. of her piece “Forever is Too The Creative Writing Portfolio Long.” A reprise of “Ancient Reception will be May 7, from 5 Egyptian Suite,” with narration to 7:30 p.m. in the Wright Room. of his own texts by John Virden It’s the culmination of the will be featured. semester for the creative writing “Come early, get your egg students, and their opportunity shaker, and batucada with us,” to display their works. It will be said Mayer. informal. There will be cookies “The new pieces are to munch on as people browse spontaneous and fun. Farley’s and view the works. These are piece is especially unique since Instructor Chris Mayer plays the djembe drum. (file photo) students from Creative Writing, it’s using Morse code,” said Sommerhauser, will be read as part of the Poetry Writing and Fiction Writing classes. Brandi Berntsen, sophomore, member of night’s concert. “We’re so thankful to TMU “The reason we’re doing it on this TMU. for this opportunity.” particular night is because TMU [Temporal Admission to watch TMU is free so be The Temporal Mechanics Union Concert Mechanics Union] sponsored a poetry sure to be there. The concert will begin in is going to be a concert full of good music, contest earlier in the semester,” said the Wright Room, adjacent to the theatre, energy, and people beating things with Cervantes. The winners will receive their leading the audience from the Creative sticks. What more could you want? awards from TMU that night, and the Claws writing reception into the Brown The concert includes all original music, winning poem, by sophomore Michelle Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. two pieces written by Cowley students.

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Behind the Scenes Andy Rouse Sophomore Where are you from? Salina, Kansas   Why did you come to Cowley?  I wanted to go to a 2-year school and my baseball couch introduced me to Cowley.   What is your major? Here at Cowley it is liberal arts, but when I go to a 4-year school I will be studying set and technical design.   What do you do for the theatre department?  I work as a stage manager. I help run the shows and rehearsals.   Why theater? I can thank a few people for this. I did not do anything with theater in high school, but I talked to my baseball coach about where I should go for college. He knew I wanted to attend a 2-year school. He is a friend of Scott McLaughlin’s and talked to him about me coming to Cowley. Scott taught me a lot about theater and Jamison Rhoads taught me all about the technical part of theatre. I also can thank Brandon Cheney for all the things he has taught me.    Where do you plan to attend next year? Why? Wichita State University. Jamison Roads went there for the same degree I am going for. He knows the technical director at WSU. WSU is very professional and will help me get the experience I need.   How would you describe yourself? I like hanging out and having a good time. I try to not think about a lot and just relax.   Who has been the main inspiration in your life? Why? My dad. He is a hard worker. He teaches me to work hard so I can get somewhere in my life.   What is your best experience at Cowley? I like that the school is small and you get to know almost everybody. I also enjoy the activities on campus.    

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SPORTS

Hargrove the ‘winningest’ coach in nation BY RICHARD GOULD Staff writer

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e was inducted into the Tiger Athletic Hall of Fame in January as the winningest active NJCAA softball coach in the nation, was inducted into the NJCAA Softball Hall of Fame in 2007 and later that same year received the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission “Outstanding Achievement Award. Cowley College Head Softball Coach Ed Hargrove stacks up well against any coach in the nation. “My first encounter was when I was at Hutchinson coaching and we used to play Cowley way back when,” said Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs. “I have worked with Ed for 15 years and to me anyone who can survive that many years working with 20 plus women,” is very deserving of all his accolades. Wining 900 softball games earned him the title “Winningest coach in the nation.” “He is really humble in the regard that he just got his 900th win recently and he is the active all time winningest NJCAA softball coach and when I asked him about his 900 game he immediately said it is not about him it is about the players,” said Rama Peroo, director of public relations. ‘[his reputation] is extremely well respected. I think everyone that knows Ed likes Ed.

There is no way you couldn’t like Ed after you have had a chance to meet him. He is a really good person and an incredible softball coach but in my opinion an even better person.” Director of Athletics, Tom Saia said, “He is a good person and a great friend, and I am just glad to be associated with him. His record speaks for itself. There is no greater person in the world that you would want to coach your daughter.” The series of events that led Hargrove to this stellar career may have led him down a very different path. After attending Cowley and graduating from Fort. Hays, Hargrove went to work as a recreational therapist at Winfield State Hospital. After 14 years, Hargrove said he was looking for a career change, according to a Tiger Sports news release dated Jan. 21, 2009. Cowley College offered Hargrove a change when he took over as director of financial aid and board of trustees’ clerk in 1983. If not for a resignation of Ben Cleveland in the athletics department and a persistent president, Hargrove may have stayed in financial aid. According to the Tigers Sports news release, “’I was so thankful to be hired as financial aid director, I felt like I had a new lease on life,” Hargrove said.

Members of the interview committee knew of Hargrove’s athletic background and made it clear they did not want him pursuing coaching. So, when Ben Cleveland stepped down from coaching the baseball team and Hargrove was asked to take over, he politely declined. That single event moved Hargrove into the head softball coaching position, which turned out to be a great move for him and the college. “The college knew I played football at Cowley and played baseball at Fort. Hays so they asked me to be the fill in coach until they could find one,” said Hargrove. The team did great and Hargrove has stayed on as head coach for the passed 25 years. According to Hargrove the philosophy for his team is the same whether it be offense defense or pitching. “If you do not have those things you probably are not going to be as successful as you can be. I guess we want to be successful on the softball field but we are also trying to prepare our players for the real world,” said Hargrove. Hargrove has built his team “around defense and pitching.” “I figure if your defense is good and pitching is good then you will always find a way to score two three or four runs. I find it to be a really good combination,”

On April 15, the team made a long drive to face the Independence team. Kashilla Young, sophomore, had an amazing game in the first of a doubleheader hitting 5-5 and hitting her 20 home run of the season. The team won 22-0. The second game was a little closer, but Cowley still dominated. The women won 8-1 with only 8 hits.

Highland Community College put up a much better fight. The first game of the double header ended 3-2 which is the closest a conference team has come to beating Cowley. Ashley Spencer, freshman, had 3 RBI’s and one homerun while pitching on the mound. Cowley ran away with the second game getting 10 hits and 13 runs while

Softball coach Ed Hargrove has been coaching at Cowley for 25 years. (photo by Carly Budd)

Cowley softball undefeated in Jayhawk Conference

BY ERIC SMITH Sports editor

The women’s softball team won their conference title with an undefeated conference record, and have won their first four games. They are now on a twenty-four game winning streak. They have not lost since April 4.

The women of the Cowley softball team took first in the Jayhawk Conference with their undefeated run through the conference. Their last loss was April 4, to Northern Oklahoma. (file photo)

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capitalizing on three errors from Highland. Sarah Hocker, sophomore, went 4-8 hitting with three runs and two RBI’s. The team then clinched the conference title with two shut-outs against Coffeyville. “We have bigger goals than winning conference but with the conference being as tough as it is, you can’t imagine winning it six years in a row,“ said head coach Hargrove. The team won 8-0 in the first game and 5-0 in the second. In the first game the team had a collective no-hitter. Their next game in Kansas City was the fifth away game in a week. The team celebrated clinching the conference title by winning 15-2 and 9-2. The women then played Dodge City at home. Although they struggled with their hitting, the team still won 4-1 and 2-0. Finally, the team got ready for its first regional game against Brown Mackie College. The team had no worried going into the game, since Brown Mackie was 0-39 on the season before this game. They won the games 36-0 and 21-0. In the Region VI championship game against Fort Scott, the girls once again showed their dominance on the defensive end. Jacey Juden pitched a scoreless game and the team won 4-0. They will now be competing in the national championships in Normal, Ill. May 14-16.


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Jumping ahead to the future BY JESSEMINE BAKER AND NICKOLE VANDERWALL Staff writers

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unny days are here again. School is finally coming to an end. No more home work, no more books or teacher’s dirty looks. Graduation has opened the door to the bright new future. After graduation there is a small intermission called summer, the break of the century, which every student of all ages needs. This is the time people should take and plan out what they want out of life and not settle for what the world is offering to them. The ultimate pending question is what is going to happen after Cowley College? This is the prime time to take on the world, see what it has to offer and yet, somehow we still do not know what we are going to do. According to Roxanna James, administrative assistant of impact, “Some students have to work to earn money, but all students should keep their academy skills sharpened and explore their future opportunities.” Working during the summer is always a good idea because jobs can get in the way of school. A bonus of having a job is that it helps students become more self-financed. “I plan on taking a summer job to pay for summer classes,” said Joshua Rice, freshmen. “I’m going to get a job, so I can move up to Lawrence and go to University of Kansas,” said Janee Gabbard, sophomore. According to Stacy Davidson, freshman, “I plan on working full time during the summer and part time when school starts back up.” A few people are planning on taking a break this summer until next year. “I am going back to my country to party a lot, swim in the sea, and practice for next sea-

son” Marko Bukva, sophomore. “I would like to work as one of the graphic designer’s [next year, at Cowley] like Kris Ripley,” said Cody Parris-Miller freshmen “I would [also] like to have an internship under Kris Ripley.” “A summer internship in your field of interest would be fantastic,” said James, “If your looking for an offer on internships

I plan on going into Theological school. -- Robert Young, Sophomore I plan on going to WSU and taking business classes. -- Tammie Zimmerman, Sophomore

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inning all six singles matches on Sunday and loosing only four single matches on Monday, the Cowley College women’s tennis team is tied with with Lee College and Hillsborough Community College for second place. The team is only one point behind the leading Tyler Junior College who has 21 team points at the NJCAA Women’s Tennis National Championship in Tucson, AZ.

 “We started off great,” Cowley head coach Josh Cobble said. “We battled some nerves but we settled down and fought through it.”

 Jessica Montemayor and Jamie Blackim had to work hard to come away with three-set wins, while Natalia Medina, Wrylie Finkle, and Brittney Laner won their matches in straight sets. Freshman Adrijana Pavlovic led her match at No. 1 singles 3-0 before her opponent, Cindy Sands of Pima Community College, had to retire from the match due to illness.
 Prior to the start of the tournament Pavlovic received the ITA Player to Watch Award for Region III. “She is very deserving,” Cobble said. The tournament will resume today with doubles matches being played.
 
“We have a few tough matches but if everybody plays hard, hopefully, we will still be playing tomorrow.”
 There are 33 teams represented at the national championships.

to the up coming obstacles. “I change from business administrator to elementary education because of the economy,” said Nicole Voncannon, sophomore, “I have not decided completely [on what I want to do with my life] I just picked it [elementary education], my career may change.” Charlee Wilson, coordinator of tutor-

There are five assignments in this one credit hour class. The first task is to explore with the discover program online, taking personality tests and skills assessments. A follow up to the program is simply doing some research on the specified areas of interest. Attending the Future Space day at Cowley is the third assignment. Sitting and listening to a speaker of a specific field interest is required. Job shadowing or interviewing someone of the interested career is the fourth assignment. This helps to get some hands on experience. Last, Wilson helps the students write a resume. Students will create portfolios with information to present to employers. “This class will condense major ideas,” said Wilson. “Also, advisors will help students focus on skills that they already have.” This will get the students thinking more towards a certain major. Wilson also mentioned plans that are underway for a new class, hopefully available next spring semester. The class will be three credits and it will go into all aspects of finding a major; loans, costs, career choices, salaries and education requireA student looks for a job in the help wanted adds. (photo illustration by Meghan Weibe ments. Four out of the six students currently in and Heather Campbell) Wilson’s class have decided a major. With check the job opportunities in the undering, offers a class entitled “Finding Your this fair success rate, Wilson continues to ground.” Future.” For incoming freshman, this is an encourage students to take advantage of Summer is also the time when sophoexcellent course to discover a major that is Cowley’s career services. mores act on the decisions they have made right for them. Some students are taking internships, for their careers. “I just recently changed “With the economy the way it is, jobs getting jobs, traveling, or they are having my major, I wanted to be a pharmacist are somewhat scarce. This class will better video game marathons (hopefully moderand decided I want to help people,” said prepare students to find a job with the right ated). Whatever you want to do, now is Gabbard “ I wanted to give back to other degree,” said Wilson. the perfect time to start planning for your teachers that helped me by helping other For this featured course, there are two wanted life, and not a settled life. high school students.” main categories they prefer to reach out “People should follow their heart and do Not every one has always known what to; undecided and exploratory. During the what makes them happy instead of doing they want to do in their lives. Many times course, students will find a major of best fit a job that could potentially make your life situations change, and people must adjust and skills to develop in that major. miserable,” said Gabbard.

What are your plans after Cowley?

SPORTS

Jessica Montemayor, freshman, plays doubles with Jamie Blackim, freshman. The entire team is tied in first place with Grand Rapids. (photo by Carly Budd)

Baseball wins jayhawk conference title BY ERIC SMITH Sports editor

The baseball team is still doing very strong in their conference play. The team is 29-7 and they have not been swept by any of the teams. They are won their division and are currently ranked 15 in the nation. Their record is 39-12 overall. The team played a non-conference game against Emporia on April 14. The team got homeruns from both freshmen Frank Specht and B.J. Misialek in that game. They then resumed conference play with an away game at Allen County Community College. The lost their first game 6-8. Even in the loss, Caleb Bass, sophomore, hit 4-4 on the evening. The second game was different. The team scored eight runs in the second inning and won 12-1. Zach Cargill, sophomore, got his sixth win as a pitcher. The team then faced Johnson County. The first game was a low scoring game when Cowley found themselves behind 1-0 in the last inning. Sophomore Luke Zeller hit a two run single to pull the team into the lead. The team then won 3-1. In the next game, the team quickly took the lead and it stayed that way. Bass hit

another perfect game hitting 3-3 and the team won 6-2. The next home games were against Neosho County. Zeller pitched in the first game and gave up only three hits and two runs. Cargill pitched a shutout in the second game. The Stephen Kohlscheen, sophomore, pitches against Neosho County. team won The team won all four games against Neosho. (file photo) 5-2 in the first game games. The team also did great defensively and 5-0 in the second game. giving up only three runs and having no They then played another double-headerrors. The team won both games winning er against Neosho and swept them again. 5-2 and 10-1. The team was on fire offensively getting In the first game of the Region VI sub25 hits in the two game. Cowley won the regional, the Tigers faced Dodge City. The games 9-1 and 8-3. team won the double-header 6-3 and 8-3. Cowley had another good day offenThey will now advance to the Region Vi sively against Fort Scott Community tournament at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. College. The team had 20 hits in two

Zach Bates

Freshman

Why tennis? Because I’ve played it for about eighteen years. I grew up from a tennis family, I grew up on the court. What is your major? Undecided. I’m not sure what I want to do with myself yet. I have plans, I just have to see them through and see what happens. Why Cowley? I was offered a scholarship based on my high school results and it was close. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Listening to music and aimlessly driving around at night. That’s basically all I do is drive around. What’s something we don’t know about Zach Bates? A year ago, there was a big fire and I lost everything I owned and so did my whole family. I almost died trying to rescue my dog. What about that injury? It’s a 25% tear in my rotator cuff. It bothered me for like two months but eventually through not stopping, it finally made a tearing sound. Who influences you? A couple people influence me: Robert Frost, Wes Anderson and musically, Neil Young. What’s your favorite food and color? Favorite food is anything that’s not from the caf[eteria] and favorite color is various greys.

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May 7, 2009

Track athletes breaking records, qualifying for nationals

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COWLEY PRESS

May 7, 2009

The Student Newspaper of Cowley College

Issue 14

Arkansas City, Kan.

Juggling credits, clubs and academics BY ASHLIE L’HOMME Editor-in-Chief

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Leading the pack in the men’s 5K at Cowley’s Mid-Week Classic held April 14 are freshmen Cianan Kutil (8)and Phillip Banowetz (1). Banowetz finished in first place while Kutil was not far behind in second place. (photos by Carly Budd)

Competing in the Men’s 5K, April 14, at Cowley’s Mid-Week Classic is freshman Phillip Banowetz. Banowetz finished first. RICHARD GOULD Staff writer

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ompeting against colleges around the country, the Cowley Tigers showed results comparable to big schools. The KU Relays is open to all colleges and is one of the biggest events in the Midwest according to Mark Phillips, head track coach. Most events are 24 to 36 people per event. “We took 27 athletes so about half the team,” said Phillips. The meet draws a wide audience with events for all levels of competitors. “There is a high school division, a college division and an open division,” said Phillips. The men’s results are as follows. The men’s 800 meter run had freshman Jory Custar finishing seventh with a time of 1 minute, 55.22 seconds. In the men’s 1500 meter run, sophomore Rolando Vasquez finished nineteenth with a time of 4:09.82. In the men’s 5000 meter run, freshman

Dustin Mettler finished ninth with a time of 14:58.81. In the men’s 10000 meter run, sophomore Justin Cacaro finished fourteenth with a

time of 32:31.29. In the men’s 3000 meter, Steeplechase unseeded run freshman Isbek Salinas finished sixth with a time of 10:26.98. The men’s Distance Medley relay team consisted of Custar, sophomore Justin Viewins, freshmen David Phillips and TJ Mapp and they finished seventh with a time of 10:44.33. The men’s 4x880 yard relay team consisted of freshmen Justin Ross, Brice Irving, Custar and Vasquez and they finished seventh with a time of 7:54.21. The women put up some great tmes as well. In the women’s 800 meter run, freshman Marvia Lewin finished eighth with a time of 2:18.24. In the women’s 1500 meter run, sophomore Jessica McLeod finished fourth with a time of 4:53.69. The women’s Distance Medley team composed of Lewin and sophomores Xandria Cash, Brianna Byers and McLeod finished sixth with a time of 12:47.36. After the KU relays, the Tigers competed at Coffeyville Community College on April

25. The team showed some impressive results in both the field events and running events. In the women’s 200 meter dash, Cash placed second with a time of 27.19. In the women’s 100 meter hurdles, freshman Katie Gillmore placed third with a time of 17.58. In the women’s high jump, freshman Kate Scott placed second with a 4’ 9” jump. In the women’s pole vault, sophomore Ana German placed first with a 9’ ¼” jump. In the women’s shot put freshman Tiffany Tolbert placed fifth with a throw of 31’ 2”. In the women’s discus throw, Tolbert placed sixth with a 78’ 8¼” throw. In the women’s hammer throw, Tolbert placed sixth with a 86’ 8” throw. In the women’s javelin throw, Gillmore placed third with a throw of 99’ 9”. The men had equally impressive results. In the men’s 100 meter dash, sophomore Travis James finished fourth with a time of 11.06. In the men’s 200 meter dash, James finished second with a time of 23.59 and freshman Brad Potucek finished fourth with a time of 24.74. In the men’s 400 meter dash, Viewins placed second with a time of 48.80 which broke the school record. In the men’s 5000 meter run, freshman Phillip Banowetz finished first with a time of 18:08.88 and freshman Cianan Kutil finished second with a time of 18:54.23. In the men’s 110 meter hurdles, freshman Raymond Quill finished first with a time of

15.33, in second place was freshman Mac Griffith with a time of 16.64, in third was freshman Kale Hamm with a time of 16.95 and in fourth was sophomore Rusty Gray with a time of 17.13. In the men’s 400 meter hurdles, Gray placed first with a time of 59.22. The men’s 4x400 meter relay team composed of James, Viewins, Quill, and Griffith and they placed second with a time of 3:29.21. In the men’s high jump Hamm placed first with a 6’ 4¾”.jump. In the men’s long jump, Quill placed first with a jump of 24’ 3” which qualified him for the national meet and also broke the school record. In the men’s discus throw, sophomore Chip Broaddus placed fourth with a throw of 120’ 2” and freshman Mason Putman placed fifth with a throw of 116’ 8”. In the men’s hammer throw, Putman placed fourth with a throw of 107’ 9” and sophomore Kevin Voth placed fifth with a throw of 102’ 9”. In the men’s javelin throw, Voth placed sixth with a throw of 140’ 3”. “In all we had some good things and some okay things,” said Phillips. The track team will be hosting the Region VI/Jayhawk Division Conference meet in Ark City on May 7-9. After that they will have a meet in Johnson County on May 15 right before the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson on May 21-23.

uccess, to sophomore Elizabeth Smith, is defined as doing the best you can and being yourself without ever having to be someone else. She considers she has fulfilled the definition and, after winning Student of the Year, most others would agree. Smith was formerly the March Student of the Month. Besides these two titles, she swept the Awards and Honors Ceremony with the wins of awards for Academic Excellence Challenge, Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) and the business, computer and information technology department as well as the ABCD award. Besides all of these titles, she can also claim the title of PBL president as well as State PBL treasurer and soon-to-be secretary. She is the SGA rep for math and science, is a Cowley captain, is a member of the Academic Excellence Challenge team and has been employed as a Cowley tutor Besides these, she is also involved in Act One, Phi Theta Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta, Cowley young Democrats, film club and media club. By the time she graduates, she will have earned 84 credit hours. What she has to say about herself is often modest. She described herself as “creative, independent, outgoing, busy and caring.” She said she never expected to win Student of the Year. “I had thought it would be between other students, not myself,” she explained. “I feel shocked and happy; it is a great honor to receive this award.” Though she does not speak highly of herself, others have much to say about her. “She has done an exemplary job,” said Charlee Wilson, coordinator of tutoring. “I met her last year when she was interviewing for the job [tutor] and I could tell she was very bright and I thought she had the mental talent to be a teacher or a tutor.” Wilson explained that, initially, the only challenge he felt Smith faced was “her quietness.” He said he feels she has overcome it over the year, though. “People change from freshman to sophomore year and I’ve seen her grow in that area,” he said. Six tutors were employed this year and Smith still managed to accumulate a small group of students who always went to her for tutoring. Wilson said Smith had a following of at least four or five students who would always ask for her or hang around, waiting for her. Even when her time was up, if a student was still in need of help, Smith would stay later to help them. Smith, the only business and accounting tutor, was “the go-to tutor” for accounting

Graduating sophomore Elizabeth Smith celebtrates the end of her Cowley career and her Student of the Year award. (photo illustration by Carly Budd.)

together the clubs and organizations sideshow that runs during the honors and awards ceremony, created the sideshow for the intramurals banquet and Don’t Forget the Lyrics. “One thing about Elizabeth is, she always has something positive to say, even when a situation is gloomy. She can turn it around and make it tolerable,” said Shaw. Wilson said it is apparent how proud Smith’s parents are and it was evident just during the honors and awards ceremony. “We are very proud of her. We’ve always expected great things; she’s always been one to go after what she wants,” said Smith’s mother, Shelia. She described her daughter as dependable, hardworking, a leader and sassy. While not busy at school, Smith spends time at home with her family. Weekends are spent baby-sitting her cousins, or reading. Even then, though, she never finds time to relax. At home, she and her family are always off and doing something, from zoo visits to family parties. After she leaves Cowley, Smith will transfer to Southwestern College to pursue her dream of being a managerial accountant with a dual major in accounting and business administration. While there, she said she plans to bring life to the newly revived PBL chapter. Her advice to incoming freshman is to get involved and do not overload youself unless you are sure you can handle it.

Smith has often been the go-to woman and economics, said Wilson. Whenever a for Shaw; for two years, she has put time slot needed to be picked up, he said, she was always willing to take it and never missed a day. “Elizabeth has Spring 2009 Final Examination Schedule been great; very responsible and Cowley -- Ark City Campus Final Examination Schedule FINAL EXAM WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY MONDAY very reliable,” said TIME May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 18 Wilson. 8:30 W only--All Everyone who 9:00 MWF regular day 8:00 a.m. ALL SATURDAY 8:00 MWF 8:30 TR has a chance to CLASSES 8:30 F classes in to 9:30 a.m. session work with Smith All regular day often has something 11:00 MW 10:00 a.m. classes in 11:00 TR 10:00 MWF 11:00 MWF positive to say of to 11:30 a.m. session her. From students All regular day 12:22 MWF to teachers Wilson 12:00 MWF 12:00 R classes in 1:00 MWF Noon to 12:00 MW 1:00 TR said the trend session 1:00 MW 1:30 p.m. 12:00 F is only positive 2:00 W only--All when it comes to regular day 2:30 MW 2:00 p.m. comments about classes in to 3:30 p.m. session Smith. “Elizabeth Smith 4:00 p.m. 4:00 M 4:00 4:00 W 4:00 R 4:00 F to 5:30 p.m. MW 5:30 MW is one of the most talented all around 7:00 p.m. ALL WEDNESDAY ALL THURSDAY ALL FRIDAY ALL MONDAY NIGHT CLASSES NIGHT CLASSES NIGHT CLASSES NIGHT CLASSES to 8:30 p.m. students I’ve ever Cowley -- Off Campus Final Examination Schedule had the pleasure of 8:30 a.m. 8:30 MW working with. She 8:30 R 8:30 W 8:30 S 8:30 F 8:30 M to 10:00 a.m. has the patience of Noon to 12:00 M 12:00 R 12:00 W 12:00 F 01:30 p.m. 12:00 MW Job and the wisdom 01:45 p.m. and internal to 03:15 p.m. knowledge of 4:00 M 04:00 p.m. 4:00 W 4:00 R 4:00 MW to 05:30 p.m. Einstein,” said Kristi 7:00 M Shaw, director of 07:00 p.m. 7:00 MW 7:00 R 7:00 W to 08:30 p.m. student life. 7:00 MR

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