Cowley College cosmetology student Morgan McClellan was the winner of the up-do competition Sept. 15 at the McAtee Dining Center. Individuals had an opportunity vote for their favorite style. “The girls have been learning and working on up-dos this past week,” said cosmetology instructor Paige Winslow. “They had to choose an up-do (and) perfect it, then they got three hours this morning to create it.” The cosmetology department is located in the lower level of Ireland Hall and is open for client services from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Walk-ins are welcome, or call (620) 441-5284 to make an appointment. This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...Read More
Day: September 15, 2017
An Arkansas City man is set to make his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut later this month. Rumble Between the Rivers, an MMA event in Arkansas City, will be Chris Salcedo’s entry into the sport. The 28-year-old has been preparing for the event since he signed up for the fight more than a month ago. “Since then, if I’m not physically practicing, I’m watching films or videos,” Salcedo said. His preparation did not begin at that point, though. Salcedo has been training for more than a decade. “My training started when I was about 12, when I got into wrestling,” he said. “I’ve wrestled since then and got into boxing in high school.” His father, Luis, influenced his desire to become involved in boxing and other fighting sports. “He grew up doing it and enjoyed everything about the sport,” said Chris Salcedo. “Being my biggest influence/role model, (I) slowly got into it, wanting to make him proud.” While Salcedo has not yet been in a formal match, he has been training with other MMA fighters who are competing. Rumble Between the Rivers will take place on Sept. 30. Salcedo is only one of several fighters who will be featured that night. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Agri-Business Building, located at 712 W. Washington Ave. “I’m a little anxious, a little nervous, and just ready to get...Read More
Students in Cowley College’s Student Affairs, Student Senate and Academic Civic Engagement through Service (ACES) organizations recently gathered items for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The items were dropped off at Factory Connection in Arkansas City, where they were picked up to be delivered to those affected by the storm. Cowley College also donated close to 500 pounds of meat Sept. 6 to Manna Ministries in Arkansas City and the Winfield Community Food Pantry. The meat came from the purchase of a steer during the Cowley County Fair 4-H and FFA Market Livestock Auction on Aug. 7 at the Winfield Fairgrounds. The college began purchasing cattle from local 4-H members and donating the beef to local food pantries in 2010. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with these community organizations and distribute food to those in need,” said Cowley College President Dennis Rittle. Representatives from the college met with Winfield Community Food Pantry volunteers Margaret Cox and Mari Wallrabenstein at Grace United Methodist Church in Winfield. Phil Jarvis, director of the Winfield Community Food Pantry, said there is a definite need for the beef. “The need is not decreasing,” Jarvis said. “Through the efforts of businesses and institutions such as Cowley College, we are able to feed people in Cowley County that need the food.” The Winfield Community Food Pantry is dedicated to assisting the people in northern Cowley County...Read More
I’ve long known of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s seminal novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and even read it many years ago. I never gave much thought to her, though, outside of the fact that she wrote a classic novel that gave scathing insight into American slavery before it was culturally acceptable to do so at all — much less as a woman. When All That Makes Life Bright came to my attention, I was immediately intrigued. What was life like for Stowe, and what kind of man was her husband that he allowed it at a time when men literally could cast their wives out and no one would blink an eye? Josi S. Kilpack has done a masterful job bringing these people to life. While it would have been easy to vilify Calvin Stowe from a modern standpoint for having expectations of what his wife was to do, Kilpack instead masterfully balances that with the kindness and love Stowe he has for his wife. Harriet is not presented as flawless, but rather as a real human being learning how to balance her independence and her relationship with her husband and child. One of the thing that I love about Kilpack’s work — I am familiar with the author, having read and reviewed her previous novel, The Vicar’s Daughter — is how immersed she makes you feel in the times and places...Read More
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