Education

Cowley College conducts town hall meetings in Wellington

The Sumner County Economic Development Commission hosted Cowley College for a pair of county town hall meetings Aug. 1 at the Wellington High School auditorium. Stacy Davis, executive director of Sumner County Economic Development, and Annarose White, Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce director, welcomed Cowley College President Dennis Rittle, who […]

Area educators attend three-day archaeology workshop

Cowley County area elementary school and middle school teachers attended a three-day archaeology education workshop last week at Cowley College. Kansas public archaeologist Virginia Wulfkuhle, the state coordinator for Project Archaeology, conducted the workshop. She was assisted by Gail Lundeen, a retired teacher and representative of the Project Archaeology Missouri […]

Cowley College now offering FastTrack Dual Enrollment Program

Cowley College is offering Kansas high school students the opportunity to enroll in select college courses for only $49 per credit-hour through the FastTrack Dual Enrollment Program. This exciting new program allows Kansas high school students to start earning college credit while still attending high school. Included in this special […]

CARE Conference to be held Aug. 13 at Cowley College

The CARE Conference, created to provide professional development for area preschool and child care providers, will be held Aug. 13 inside the Brown Center at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City. This marks the third consecutive year the Child Care and Development Advisory Board has approved Cowley College to host […]

Wichita Independent Business Association donates $10,000 for scholarship

The Wichita Independent Business Association (WIBA) presented the Cowley College Foundation with a check for $10,000 on July 28 at the school’s Wichita Downtown Center to establish a scholarship for future students. The gift will be directed toward students with majors in the BREG industry sectors for south-central Kansas — […]

Homeless children have same rights to public education

For families that are homeless, their school-aged children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinny-Vento Act. Whether they live in a shelter, motel, car, park, abandoned building, or doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship, there could be assistance available. […]

Variety of resources available to local students, families

Arkansas City students can receive an abundance of help from the community in preparation for the upcoming school year. Local resources are available for school supplies, shoes, socks and even health care. Backpacks Beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 13 at First Baptist Church, there will be a backpack blowout. Pre-kindergarten […]

Former student receives pro bono award from American Bar Association

Born and raised in Wellington and Belle Plaine, Hillary Gaston Walsh attended Cowley College from 2002 to 2004. During that time, she was a Cowley College Singer, played in the jazz and concert bands, and was a supervisor at the Kirke Dale Dormitory and a student ambassador. “I loved my […]

Tiger Magic Baseball Alumni Weekend offered

Any former Cowley College baseball player from the program’s inception in 1970 through this past season’s team is invited to attend the Tiger Magic Baseball Alumni Weekend on Sept. 9-10 in Arkansas City. Cowley head coach Dave Burroughs, along with assistant coaches Darren Burroughs and Brock Buckingham, long have discussed […]

Cowley College to receive check, sign MOU in Wichita

Cowley College will be part of a check presentation for the Wichita Independent Business Association Scholarship at 3 p.m. July 28 at the school’s Wichita Downtown Center, 532 S. Market St. The Wichita Independent Business Association Scholarship has been established with a contribution of $10,000 to the Cowley College Foundation. […]