Student Publication of Cowley College
Sept. 9, 2004
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Photo by AJ Ybarra
Above: After making a strike, Riley Stegman mounts the ball return like it’s a bull. Left: Mike Heitsman shows off his good bowling form. Photo by AJ Ybarra
Cosmic Bowling returns
Students pack lanes during free night out BY TIM BADLEY Staff Writer
eon pins dropped as country music and hip-hop shared the overhead speakers. Last Thursday night, the Student Government Association sponsored “Cosmic Bowling” at Hillcrest Bowling Lanes. Dean of Student Life Sue Saia said that Cosmic Bowling always draws a crowd, and this was no exception, as 178 bowlers attended the event. Early in the night, the men demonstrated unorthodox bowling styles with determination to roll a perfect 300. They chucked bowling balls down the lanes with varying speed and spin. Fierce competition gave way to extravagant forms of celebration. After a strike, one bowler even mounted the ball retriever
like it was a mechanical bull. The women brought more finesse into their bowling. They were dressed to impress, despite the gaudy bowling shoes. However, they attempted to keep competition serious. That is until Outkast’s “The Way You Move” boomed over the speakers. The ladies abandoned the lanes to dance in the aisles. When country songs such as “Cotton Eye Joe” errupted from overhead, line dances spontaneously sprouted in whatever space could be found. Floyd Abang, current SGA president, was pleased with the outcome despite his rather disappointing bowling performance. “Last year, I showed up an hour late, and I easily got a lane. This year is not the same,” Abang said. Abang was not the only one who
found himself waiting for a lane. Others resorted to dancing, playing pool or arcade games, and lounging at the concession counter. Since students were only allowed to bowl two games, everyone who wanted to take part in the chucking of the balls got the opportunity. The first bowling night of the year was a success, evident by the students who still packed the lanes at 11 p.m. Those who enjoyed the social aspect of bowling night should look forward to the game room challenge. The challenge will begin the week of Sept. 20. and those interested should sign up in the game room during the week of Sept. 13. Students who missed this month’s Cosmic Bowling should not fret. The next Cosmic Bowling opportunity will be in late October.
Let the games begin! Now that the Olympics are over, Cowley students can concentrate on upcoming campus games.
Tag, you’re it - pg. 2 Homeless volleyball team - pg. 8 Intramural coed softball - pg. 8
Spivey returns to alma mater to host tourney BY JARED MCINTIRE Staff Writer
rguably the most acclaimed baseball player to come out of Cowley College since the 1990’s, Junior Spivey returned to Arkansas City over the Labor Day weekend to host the Junior Spivey Labor Day Classic. Spivey, a part of the 1995 and 1996 Cowley Tigers baseball squads, led the team to a 51-13 record while playing shortstop in the 1996 season. “I’ve always wanted to do something like this,” he said. “I decided to sponsor a team from Oklahoma City, and what better place would there be than Cowley to do this.” He added, “This gives the coaches here a chance to get a look at some of the kids from places they may not look.” Giving the team some possible
recruiting help is a way Spivey gets a chance to return a favor to the Cowley College baseball program and coaches. “I can attribute all of my success to what was instilled in me here at Cowley,” he said. “The coaches gave me a chance here and that was something most programs and coaches weren’t willing to do.” The tournament featured eight teams, including two teams, Orange and Black, from Cowley. The majority of the teams with the exception of the two Cowley squads were comprised of mostly high school players. Spivey has a lengthy list of professional baseball accomplishments, but being a part of the 2001 World Series Champion Arizona Diamondbacks team stands atop the list. Spivey was called up to the Diamondbacks in the early stages of the 2001 summer and was a constant in the
middle infield for the remainder of the season. During that season, Spivey hit .258 in 72 games and had a .985 fielding percentage while playing second base. “It was unbelievable,” he said, “We were the underdog, and taking down the Yankees was a good feeling, especially in Game 7.” After being traded from the Diamondbacks to the Milwaukee Brewers, he hit .279 with seven home runs and 28 RBI before his 2004 campaign prematurely ended in early July after he was injured sliding headfirst into first base. Spivey underwent surgery on July 31, and seems to be on his way to recovery. “It will be a five to six month process. Hopefully, I can be full-strength by November,” he said. As of now, Spivey will return to the non-playoff contending Brewers after the season comes to an end.
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Sept. 9, 2004
Recreation Center and Brown Center Theater
Changes in scenery
BY NICOLE WEBSTER & SARAH DONNELLY Staff Writers
nyone driving through campus will notice the obvious construction efforts, such as at W.S. Scott Auditorium or the new classroom building. However, more construction exists behind the scenes at the Brown Center and Recreation Center. These buildings have received internal enhancements of their own. An electronically motorized orchestra pit has just been installed in the Brown Center Theater. According to Theater Director Scott MacLaughlin, “It only takes a push of a button to raise and lower it.” The pit was finished just in time for the start of school. MacLaughlin said the orchestra pit was included in the original plans for the Brown Center but was cut due to finances. Thanks to the new add-on, the pit can now fit “almost double the people in it,” MacLaughlin said. “It’s going to make the orchestra pit larger, so hopefully we’ll get a richer sound.” Before the recent improvements, approximately 25 pit pieces that weighed around 200 pounds apiece needed to be removed for each show. These pieces often caused smashed fingers and toes and had to be lifted by a minimum of six workers.
Vice President of Business Services Tony Crouch said that before the renovation, the pit was “definitely strenuous work when getting ready for a show.” The new orchestra pit cost $105,000, with $50,000 of that being donations. By contrast, improvements to the recreational building were funded through budgeted money from the previous year. The total cost was $93,000. The building, which had not been updated for over 10 years, now is graced with up-to-date locker rooms, improved lighting and a new ceiling. In addition, the building has a refinished floor, sidewalls and fresh paint. The most notable items to be installed are the scoreboards previously used in W.S. Scott Auditorium. “It’s more apparent now that we care [about intramural sports],” Athletic Director Tom Saia said. “The Recreation Center is a first class set-up.” The remodeling started in December of 2003, but due to intramural sports it was halted until summer. The project was then finished in July. Because W.S. Scott Auditorium has been unavailable to athletes this fall while it is being remodeled, many athletes and coaches are happy that the recreation construction was completed before August. For example, basketball players use the building as a place to condition and the volleyball team uses it as a practice court.
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Photo by Tara Vanderpool
Two of the many construction workers hustle to finish prepping the stage floor for the hydraulic lift for the orchestra pit.
Here, Kitty Kitty: SGA plans ‘Pass the Cat’ game BY SIMBI MUNJOMA Staff Writer The Student Government Association is redefining grade-school games and putting the “cat” back into catchy. Bent on firing up Tiger spirit, SGA has invented a game called “Pass the Cat.” The game, scheduled for Sept. 13-17, is an unusual way of involving the whole campus in one activity, and probably more enticing to students is the chance to attend a mystery outing at the end of the game. “Pass the Cat” is much like the game of tag played by children. The cat, actually a stuffed tiger, will be placed on a wagon
and by random selection, a student will be given the cat. The cat is now this student’s responsibility. It must, like Mary’s little lamb, go everywhere with the student, be it class, ball practice or the cafeteria. However, the cat keeper may only keep the cat for four hours. Within four hours of receiving the cat, the student must take it to the Student Life office in the Jungle to show Sue Saia. She will give the student a bracelet, and the student will pass the cat to whomever he or she wishes. Without this bracelet, the cat cannot be passed on. The cat must be returned to the
Admissions office before 4:30 p.m. If the student is tagged after 4:30, he or she is to leave the cat at the information window in Galle-Johnson Hall. When students leave the cat at the Admissions’ office, their name will be written down, and they will not be required to collect the tiger in the morning. Saia will pick the cat up at 8 a.m. and pass it on to a different student. The faculty will also play “Pass the Cat,” but they will have a cat head that used to be the school mascot. Faculty members will have to wear the cat head to class while taking role. After role has been taken, it may be removed.
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Fri. Sept. 24, 12:20 p.m. Calder Bonfy Amphitheatre
Nine Lives improv group performs Softball
Wed. Sept. 29, 3 p.m.
Lady Tiger Field
Scrimmage vs. Butler Volleyball
Wed. Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m.
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Ark City Glass Company Mirrors
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Sunday 10:00 a.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Still on the Hill performs Volleyball
Only if the tiger is passed in a timely fashion can the participant attend the mystery event. The organizers of the game have not decided on one event location but are considering three possible places: a comedy club, a water park and laser tag. SGA Vice President Andrea Iman said the main purpose for this game is to get students involved in the college and to boost interaction among students. Pleased with the work that the SGA is doing, SGA co-sponsor Kristi Shaw says that while every year has different students with different ideas, this year SGA “has had a lot of really great ideas.”
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Vollweider receives teaching excellence award
BY SARAH DWYER Copy Editor
hris Vollweider has received many awards, but the most visible ones in her office are thank-you notes from students and coworkers. “My biggest award is when either a former student or current student thanks me for the help I’ve given, and then I know that I’ve made a major impact on the lives of others.” Perhaps this shows how deserving she is of the 2004-2005 Paul Stirnaman Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. “I feel very honored to have received it,” Vollweider said. “I know I have big shoes to fill, though, in following the other two recipients, Larry Schwintz [2002-2003] and Uwe Conrad [2003-2004].” In order to be eligible for this
award, the recipient must be known for teaching excellence, long service to the college and service of the College Education Association. Vollweider has exceeded these criteria in her 23 years of working for Cowley. Currently she is an instructor for the Humanities Department, an academic advisor, and the director of GED, ABE and ESL. She has held the offices of president and vice president in CEA. Other past awards and honors include the Master Teacher Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, 1993 Teacher of Excellence, and 1992 Advisor of the Year. Two years ago, students voted and presented to her the Most Valuable Person Award for the Returning Student Organization. Photo by Tara Vanderpool Vollweider commented on how much she enjoys working at Cowley, Humanities instructor Chris Vollweider because it offers many opportunities, discusses results of a personality test and the students help her feel young. with one of her classes.
Orientation students who need a volunteer hour can sign up in Dean of Student Life Sue Saia’s office for the Cowley Clean-Up. During the hour students will pick up trash and wash windows. The clean up will take place Sunday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. Volunteers will meet in the Jungle and are advised to wear old clothes. The National Mental Health Association reports that 30 percent of college freshmen feel overwhelmed much of the time. Cowley College offers its students free and confidential services for this and other personal issues. The office of Student Life Counselor Roy Reynolds is located in room 204 of the Nelson Student Center. Reynolds can be reached at 620-441-5228, or 800-593-2222 ext. 5228.
Campus Christian Fellowship meets every Monday in room 137 in the Brown Center at 8 p.m. The meetings include praise and worship and Bible study. All are welcome to come and worship. Exact dates for the meetings this month are Sept. 13, 20 and 27. For more information contact Ben Schears at 620-441-5245, or 800-593-2222 ext. 5245 This month the Math and Science Club will be making plans for its fall trip as well as electing new officers. Initiation of new members will also begin this month. Meetings have been scheduled for Sept. 13 and 27 at 6 p.m. in room 201 of GalleJohnson Hall. The Hansen Foundation is offering educational scholarships to community college students who are planning to attend four-year colleges or universities in Kansas. To be eligible, applicants must have graduated from a high school in one of the 26 northwest Kansas counties, preselected by the foundation. In addition applicants must have graduated, or at least be planning to graduate, from a community college in Kansas by the end of the year, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, possess leadership qualities and demonstrate good
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character. Application forms must be submitted by Oct.1. Once the application form has been submitted, applicants will be sent reference questionnaires. These questionnaires must be sent back to the foundation by Thursday, Nov. 4. Students who are interested may pick up application forms from the scholarship office in GalleJohnson Hall or visit the foundation’s web site at www.hansenfoundationscholarships.com. The Returning Student Organization is having a cook-in at the Tiger Deli in the Jungle on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. Chris Vollweider, who sponsors this club, asks that only students who are interested in joining the organization should attend. The club is open to part-time and full-time students and helps anyone who would like to be a member to get involved in campus activities. To become a member simply attend one of the monthly meetings. The Act One Drama Club meets Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. in the Brown Center Theatre. President Mark Gubichuk says Act One is a fun and loving group dedicated to theatrical production. This year the club will produce “Puttin’ on the Hits” and “Mr. Cinderfella.” Members are also involved in the fall musical, the spring play and many more special events. Students interested in business may want to attend the Phi Beta Lambda meeting in the Kerr Technology Building, room 122, on Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. They will be discussing the State Full Leadership Conference, which will be held on Oct. 9 in McPherson. Phi Beta Lambda is selling mylar balloon/cookie bouquets for $10 a piece. Campus deliveries or pickup will be available during the week. To place orders, contact a Phi Beta Lambda officer at 441-5267. Proceeds are used to support fees at the state and national conferences. Compiled by Simbi Munjoma email@example.com
Queen Alalah voting will be held online
Voting for Queen Alalah will be done online this year. Starting Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 24, students, administrators, faculty and staff members will be able to vote for the sophomore of their choice. On average, around 200-300 girls are eligible for Queen Alalah and the field is then narrowed down to five candidates. In the past voting has been done at booths, and the votes were counted by hand. “It takes a lot of time to do that,” said Shannon O’Toole, Chairman of the college Arkalalah Committee. With online voting, the votes will automatically be tabulated, saving a lot of time. The names of the girls will be on Cowley’s website for voters to view. To be eligible for the title of Queen Alalah, all candidates must be a full time student at any Cowley College campus, must be a sophomore with 31 credits or more, have never been married, have no children, have a GPA of 3.0 or better and have not been a previous finalist selected for Queen Alalah. To be eligible to vote you must be a full or parttime student, an administrator, faculty or staff member at any Cowley campus. Voters will use their student ID number to log on to ensure that everybody only votes once.
Volunteer renewal program renamed ACES
Homes made her “familiar with community resources,” she said. Knoles would like to see the students After a change in leadership and volunteer in places that support their field philosophy, organizers of the campus volof study, and since the focus will now be unteer program hope it will come up all geared more towards learning, she believes ACES, which is its new name. the students can take what they learn from Former Cowley College Instructor class to the site and vice versa. Mark Jarvis was the backbone of the colVice President of Academic and lege’s community service program for 12 Student Affairs Sheree Utash emphasizes years. The program, which was formerly that there are still scholarships for service called Service Learning Central, speciallearning, and it will also be integrated into ized in matching Sociology, Psychology student volunteers and American with commuGovernment classes. FOR MORE INFORMATION about nity projects. The “There will be no VoLTS (Volunteers more one-hour service volunteering, contact James Fry or Learning Through learning classes, but it Michelle Knoles in the Social Science will continue through Service) program was chartered projects, papers and Department of the Brown Center. through SLC. involvement in the Some students campus and commuearned class credit nity,” Utash said. by reading to schoolchildren, cleaning James Fry was an assistant to Jarvis up parks and painting houses. Others in the SLC program. He is now a referral served food at the Walnut Valley Festival, counselor for ACES. Fry said, “The colhelped set up Winfield’s Isle of Lights for lege has always funded the program. Now Christmas and volunteered at the local they’re going to take control and run the Salvation Army. program. There will be more emphasis on An effort was being made to integrate the learning part than in the past.” service learning into the classroom when Fry admits that a lot of people don’t Jarvis’s father died. He left Cowley to know about the program. “We are going to return home to run his family business in work on changing that,” he said. “We plan Ulysses. to do some heavy recruiting.” After Jarvis left in December 2003, the According to Fry, there are plans for 25 program was not dead but appeared to be volunteer students this year and another wounded. Before the 2004 fall semester, 25 next year. “This year they will be freshrumors were flying that SLC was history. men, though, so they won’t have sophoThis is not true. It has undergone a makemore leadership,” he said. over along with a name change, though. Fry is supportive of Knoles’ efforts Michelle Knoles became the with ACES. “[The program] used to be Coordinator for the newly named broad-based, then it narrowed down. Academic Civic Engagement through [Knoles] came in and opened it back up. Service (ACES) program on Aug. 9. She has done a good job giving direction to Recently, she had taught part-time as an the program,” he said. adjunct instructor for Cowley. Utash credits Mark Jarvis “for having Knoles is no stranger to community the vision and the concept” of what the service. For 12 years she was the director program could be. Now it’s up to Knoles of Safe Homes, a domestic violence and to build on that foundation. sexual assault center. Her work with Safe BY RHONDA ROSS Staff Writer
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Outsmarting the smart guy I
was considered a good student in high school. I showed up, got good grades and left. I didn’t go above and beyond in an attempt to impress anyone or organize a weekly study group at my house. For the most part I was just an average student. However, recently I haven’t been feeling studious, and there’s one person to thank for that: the smart guy. Oh, you don’t know the smart guy? Sure you do. He’s the one who substitute teaches when your instructor is sick. He’s the one who spouts off the answers before the question is even completed. He’s the one who stays after class to chitchat with your teacher about the mechanics of anatomical engineering, or something like that. He has a bigger vocabulary now than you could come to acquire in a lifetime, and has read enough books to wipe out the California Redwoods. His backpack weighs a metric ton and his number one mission is to make you feel like a confused kindergartener on the first day of school. Is this ringing any bells? It should be, because there’s at least one smart guy in each class. It was actually tested and proven some 400 years ago when two Swedish scientists conducted a three-year study of the subject. If you’ve been half asleep during lectures for the past month and haven’t spotted this threat, you’re in luck. I have carefully pieced together a 200-page manual, which will instruct you in identifying, avoiding and outsmarting the smart guy. Here are a few guaranteed ways to identify him:
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A mysteriously undersized beret will adorn his abnormally oversized head which encases his Titanic size brain. His eyes will be gloriously magnified by his wire rim glasses that he picked up in Europe, where he studied to become a monk over his sixth-grade summer. There will be a backup pencil permanently resting behind his left ear, just in case his set of 25 number 2’s happen to fail him. He will most likely be decked out with some very sporty attire. His appropriately snug-fitting khaki shorts will be securely fastened with a brown belt accented with pure 100 percent aluminum tips. His button-up plaid shirt will be neatly tucked in, with one side hanging out, and his Birkenstocks will be worn and torn. You see, the smart guy has no time to spend on fashion. He is far too busy using his brainpower to better the world, and make things tougher for you. On the weekends, when you are shopping, he is testing his homemade 7-foot supercharged rocket that took him nearly two whole days to plan, design and construct. You thought you had really achieved something when you found that buy one get one half-off sale. While you spent a relaxing weekend at the lake, the smart guy was inventing a
new interactive video game, because the most advanced of selections were far too easy for his complicated mind. As far as outsmarting the smart guy, you don’t have to worry about that. As long as you can clearly display that you aren’t enjoying using your brain to challenge yourself, he will not attempt to
approach you. Just make sure to avoid eye contact at all times and never raise your hand in class, as he views this as a mating call. So, the next time you encounter a factspewing, book-dwelling, problem-solving boy-genius, find the nearest bush, do a quick dive-roll, and hide.
Helping to improve the quality of The Cowley Press L
et me begin by introducing myself. My name is Tara Vanderpool and I am your 2004-2005 Cowley Press managing editor. I hope to become the “face” of the paper, so that when you see me around campus and you have ideas, suggestions, gripes or complaints you will feel comfortable approaching me and letting me know how you feel. By doing this, you, the reader will help improve the quality of the campus newspaper. This year we are a very young staff. We have only two sophomores that were on the staff for both semesters last year. However, we do have an abundance of eager and willing freshmen. In fact we already have them hard at work writing some crazy stories for upcoming issues. Some of the topics to look forward to
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include farting, spray on panty-hose, new drivers’ licenses, drug-testing effectiveness and waterless urinals. Hopefully by this time, you have noticed some changes to the paper. While you were out sunbathing, vacationing or working this summer, I was down in the basement of Galle Johnson in my office (the cave as I like to call it) working on new layouts. The first obvious change is that the front page is no longer running teasers for inside content. I eliminated the teas-
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ers with hopes of being able to bring you longer, more detailed stories and larger, clearer photographs. The other major revamp that you may notice is on “The Scene” page. On this page you will see that we took the liberty of making facts quicker and easier to read. Now, at the top of the page are two boxes, which will contain a variety of information. Most of the time, this information will be related to upcoming events and concerts. Also on this page, you will see that we have reformatted the coming attractions. By doing this we have created a better use of space and a more eye friendly page. The page allows for numerous areas of quick and easy reading. It also allows for better usage of photographs. As you may have noticed by now, I
am a strong supporter of using good pictures throughout the paper. I know that I look at a picture before I read a story, and I am under the assumption that most of you do the same thing. Now that you have a little bit of an understanding on what to expect from the paper this year, I hope that everyone will feel free to give their comments. I know that my staff and I are excited about all the new changes that came with this school year, and we hope that you are as excited as we are. Feedback concerning any topic on campus, whether we have written about it or not, can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand-delivered to the pressroom in the basement of Galle Johnson Hall.
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MORE MUSIC: Bluegrass fans and party goers, the 33rd Walnut Valley Festival is Sept. 15-19. This is the first year the festival spans five days rather than four, making room for more music and entertainment. Tickets are available at the gate or by calling (620)-221-3251.
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WHO: Tech N9ne, Project Deadman WHAT: Concert WHEN: 8 p.m. Wed., Sept. 29 WHERE: The Cotillion, Wichita TICKETS: Starting at $18 through Select-a-Seat. Call (316)-755-SEAT or online at selectaseat.com
This semester there will be twice the musicals. The theatre department will be performing a children’s theatre production, along with the annual fall musical. The production of Alice in Wonderland will be performed in December. Cowley student-actors will perform three times for local elementary students. Auditions will be open to all students and will be held during the first week of November. Check future issues to find out more. For any questions contact Tom Mason in the Humanities office. Caffé Acoustic series to continue with Andrew Calhoun, singer/songwriter from Portland, Ore., on Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Thursday evening concerts are free and run through May. They are held at Brown’s, located at 225 S. Summit. Artwork of Gary Gackstatter to be on display this month. The pen and ink works will be displayed in the President’s Gallery at Southwestern College. The gallery is open during school hours and admission is free. Gackstatter’s work has won many awards, including the “People’s Choice Award” at PrairieFest and has recently been published in the WSU Alumni magazine. Bridges featured in the artshow include Badger Creek, Silver Creek, Timber Creek, and several on Grouse Creek. Other subjects include the “Cup and Saucer” barn, tree root systems, and stone fences in the area.
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Cowley County Singers to perform country medley CANDICE MCGOWAN Scene Editor
or the first time in Connie Donatelli’s teaching career at Cowley, the CC Singers are going country. Their showcase, entitled “A Cowley ‘Country,’” will feature classic country songs ranging from groups like Alabama and the Oak Ridge Boys, to Dwight Yoachim, John Denver and the Judds. The showcase will also include special “faux” appearances by Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Floyd Cramer and Garth Brooks. “I have never done country, ever, so it was a big surprise to the members of the group. Then again, I’ve never repeated a show, and when I went to Nashville this summer, I was inspired,” Donatelli said.
To be eligible to audition, members must already be enrolled in the Concert Choir. Auditions were held Aug. 25 in front of a panel of five judges. Sixteen were chosen for the group. The group went on their annual fall retreat Sept. 3-4 at Prairie View Christian Camp. They spent both days of the retreat learning the choreography for the show. The choreographer for the group is Lana Sleeper, who is familiar around the Cowley campus, because she used to be the head dance and cheer coach. CC Singers’ first performance for the public will be Nov. 18, in conjunction with the Jazz Band for their fall concert. The group’s first major performance every other year has been the Arkalalah coronation, but this year the group will not be participating.
CC singers are: Ely Behrhorst Aundrea Collie Sarah Coury Neal Crouch Lance Fry Megan Gechter Mark Gubichuk Bronze Hill Ashley Jefferies Cassie Lyne Jared McGuire Junior Navarro Mandy Ratzloff Whitney Smith Tiffanie Spencer K.C. Wright
Arts a la Carte series to begin Sept. 17 with Still on the Hill at 12:20 p.m. at the Calder Bonfy Amphitheatre, located between Galle-Johnson Hall and the Brown Center.
New Releases Tears for Fears Everybody Loves a Happy Ending This album will break T.F.F.’s near 10-year hiatus. Everybody Loves... is the first album on the new label New Door. Resident Evil: Apocalypse This action-packed sequel is due out Sept. 10 and stars Milla Jovovich. R.E.A. is rated R for non-stop violence and partial nudity.
The Cowley Press
Sept 9, 2004
Musical cast announced
Show dates for “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” will be Oct. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Brown Center Theater Finch: Bronze Hill Biggley: Jared McGuire Bratt: Andrew Hogan Bud Frump: Mark Gubichuk Twimble: K.C. Wright Gatch: Blake Chamberlain Womper: Kevin Cox Ovington: Spencer Loeck Rosemary: Sarah Weeks Smitty: Whitney Jones Hedy La Rue: Karrah Fish Miss Jones: Tiffanie Spencer Miss Krumholtz: Cassie Lyne
Chorus/Ensemble Guys: Ely Behrhorst Kyle Chamberland Aaron Fox Chorus/Ensemble Girls: Robin Harrill Julie Hayden Ashley Jefferies Whitney Smith Katie Wagner
BY MATT MENDOZA Staff Writer
Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin were once the two most influential bands in metal history. However, one band now reigns supreme: Metallica. Unlike Sabbath or Zeppelin, no matter where you go or to whom you talk, everyone has an opinion of Metallica. The thrashing guitar solos, the pounding hardcore drums and the jagged vocals are reasons Metallica is so famous. Mainstream metal today would not be the same without them. So when I went to see Metallica Sept. 1 at the Kansas Coliseum, it was almost a religious experience. They are the band that turned me toward metal. The concert also featured Godsmack, another Metallicainfluenced band, as the opening act. Godsmack, a fairly new band compared to Metallica, had an hour-long set featuring many of their older songs. Metallica hit the stage at 8:30 and had a surprisingly long set. Godsmack Many mainstream metal bands today derive their sound from a mix of Sabbath, Zeppelin and Metallica, and Godsmack is no exception. They were proud to be on the same stage as Metallica and showed
Back 2 School Bash
Photo by Jared McGuire
Cowley alumni Devin Woods and Andrew Penrose come back to provide live entertainment at the Aug. 25 event held behind Oscar-Kimmell Dorm.
Photo by Jared McGuire
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it. Their performance was fantastic. The concert was in the round and had a large stage, so they had a lot of room with which to work. The start of the set went as normal. They played their songs without any change to their usual show. But suddenly, Sully Erna, the lead singer, took the sheet off of the second drum set on the stage and started playing, and, boy, is he an excellent drummer. It started with him playing the bongos and jimbay, and it ended with him and the drummer doing a full-blown mirror of each other’s drumming. Though the concert didn’t quite sell out, energy was everywhere. People on the floor were moshing, and most in the stands were standing. Godsmack finished with their first smash hit “Keep Away.”
the artists: Metallica with Godsmack the rating: A
was almost perfect. The pyrotechnics were amazing, the lighting was great and every once in a while, the stage would rotate to face the drummer toward a different part of the crowd. The music was mesmerizing. They opened the show with a bang and a warm apology for not doing a show in Wichita since 1986. Throughout they played many of their hits. For the finish, they ended with a blackout and played an eight-song encore featuring “Nothing Else Matters,” “One,”
“Seek and Destroy” and others. Metallica handed out guitar picks and drum sticks and promised to come back to Wichita soon. Overall great and moving performances by both bands, giving me a new appreciation for live music and the effect it has on emotions. I give this concert an A due to great technical work, great showmanship and great musicianship.
Metallica Lead singer James Hetfield told the crowd, “I want everyone here to leave with a sore throat, ringing ears and a big ol’ Metallica smile on their faces.” I know I did. Now I am an even bigger fan of Metallica. Their performance was absolutely superb—everything I imagined and more. The set was great, and they used their signature round stage better than expected. The technical aspect of the performance
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Sept. 9, 2004
Tales of the Homeless Cross Country team members Eric Johnston, Jon Antar, Tim Marshall, Steven Schoon and Scott Olson cool down after a 12 mile run. The runners have been training for four weeks and are in the heart of their season. Instead of hosting a meet, the team will be going to the Friends University Invitational on Friday Sept. 10. Photo by Hannah Crowell
Cross Country on the road again BY STACIA WHITTECAR Staff Writer
ecause of a lack of entries, Cowley will not host a cross country meet this year. “I’m disappointed because a lot of people won’t be able to see us,” sophomore Tim Marshall said. Other runners weren’t as disappointed as Marshall, though. “Our meet wasn’t very big, so I’m not disappointed,” sophomore Jon Antar said. “The competition wasn’t there.” Now the campus community won’t get to see the Tigers run until the spring.
“It felt good to have a home meet, because people were able to see what we were capable of,” Marshall said. “Now, people can’t see us until track.” Cowley cross country runners disagreed on how many people actually attended and supported them at last year’s meet, which was held at Camp Quaker Haven. “Pretty much the people that came out were the track people,” Antar said. But sophomore Sarah Hasenbank said, “It seemed like we had a lot of people there.” The Tigers’ next meet is Friday, Sept. 10, in Augusta at the Friends University Invitational.
Barton County Invitational Results Men (3-mile) Place Tim Marshall Scott Olson Jon Antar Steven Schoon Tim Johnson Eric Johnston Josh Burget Ryan Stittiams
3 8 9 16 21 33 41 44
Time 15:22 16:01 16:03 16:22 16:49 17:23 17:53 18:12
Leslie Priskey Sarah Hasenbank La-Nation McCray Cara Boswell
13 18 29 34
Time 14:01 14:26 16:15 18:34
Team scores: Men: (1)Butler, 23; (2), Cowley, 47; (3) Colby, 73; (4) Newman, 85; (5) Cloud, 148; (6) Garden City, 178 Women: (1) Butler, 23; (2) Cloud, 47; (3) Newman, 54; Cowley, did not field a team
Lady Tigers waiting for W .S. Scott BY JARED MCINTIRE Staff Writer
ith three road trips under their belts, the Lady Tiger volleyball squad has come home each time and found their stomping grounds, the W.S. Scott Auditorium, still draped in cones and caution tape. Home court play is scheduled to begin Sept. 10 and 11 when the Tigers host a tournament in Arkansas City. Whether it will be at the Arkansas City Recreation Center, Arkansas City High School or the W.S. Scott Auditorium is still undetermined. Southwestern College’s gym was a prospective site earlier this month, but the search has been narrowed down to the venues in Arkansas City. Head Coach Joanna Pryor said that her team has not been affected by the uncertainty concerning the location of their home matches early in this season. “We are very excited about playing in our new gym once it is completed,” Pryor said, “I don’t believe that playing in another gym will affect us in anyway. Our team is really starting to gel and work together.” So far this season, the team has collect-
Tough competition Even though the team’s first golf tournament is not until Sept. 13, the competition has already begun. As of Sept. 1 the Tiger men have been competing against each other to qualify for the tournament. The team has 11 players, but only five of them can compete at the first tournament to be held in Dodge City at the Mariah Hills Golf Course. “Because of the length of time between now and the tournament, they will play five or six rounds before we make the final decision,” coach Nathan Pryor said, “just in case someone is having an off day.”
The rounds will consist of 18 holes per day for five or six days. The five men with the best scores will be off to the first tournament. The qualifying rounds will be played at the Arkansas City Country Club and possibly at Quail Ridge in Winfield.
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KJCCC Tournament Central Christian Tiger Invitational KJCCC Tournament Southwestern College Fall Golf Classic KJCCC Tournament Pratt CC Invitational
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Cowley Tournament Allen (Home) Garden City Tournament Neosho (Home) at Labette Barton Tournament Highland (Home) Pratt Tournament Johnson (Home) at Fort Scott U. of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Home) Independence (Home) at Heston/Dodge City District Playoffs District Tournament
BY AJ YBARRA Staff Writer
Remaining Fall Schedule: Sept. 13-14 Sept. 27-28
Intramurals start fall season
Golfers battle each other for tournament BY TRACI HOLZEM Staff Writer
ed four wins in matches against Hesston, Pratt, and Northeastern Oklahoma and won their opening conference match at Kansas City. The Tigers have been defeated once by Hutchinson and twice by the University of Arkansas-Ft. Riley. “We still need to work on ball control. Improvements there will make us a better team,” Pryor said.
Photo by James Kasparek
Brett Stone follows through with a putt during a recent practice.
With five teams already signed up, Intramural Director Errol Lowery is excited to start the co-ed softball season. Sign-ups continue in the game room until 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, with games tentatively slated to start on Thursday, Sept. 16. No team can have more than 15 players, and only eight women are allowed per team. Also, watch for flag football signups, which will begin toward the end of September. Dodge ball is scheduled to begin the first week in November. Lowery is also looking for a few good men (or women) to help set up and referee each sport. If you are interested or if you have ideas for a new intramural sport, feel free to contact him at 620-441-5571 or in the Kirk-Dale Dormitory, room 108.