Education

Summer Food Service Program offered in June

The Arkansas City Public School District will participate in the Summer Food Service Program again this year. The program being offered by USD 470 is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and will help to ensure children have the healthy meals they need to excel during the summer. The […]

Cowley among best value community colleges

Based on graduation and transfer rates, mid-level salary for graduates and actual tuition, Cowley College has been listed among the top-50 list of Best Value Community Colleges of 2016 by www.valuecolleges.com. Cowley not only made the list, but the school came in at No. 22 out of the top 50 […]

Cowley College to participate in Pell ‘Dual Enrollment’ Program

Cowley College was selected recently as one of only 44 post-secondary institutions across 23 states, and the only college in Kansas and Oklahoma, invited to participate in a pilot program that — for the first time — allows students taking college-credit courses to access Federal Pell Grants as early as […]

Bass resigns from Frances Willard

An Arkansas City woman arrested in connection with the largest methamphetamine lab bust in recent Arkansas City history has resigned from her job with the local school district. Nicole Bass, 38, was employed as an academic coach with USD 470 at Frances Willard Elementary School. However, after she was arrested […]

Morrows named recipients of Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award

Arkansas City residents Otis and Terri Morrow recently were named recipients of the Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award by the Cowley College Foundation for having brought recognition and pride to the Cowley College community through their achievements in their chosen profession and in their service to the community. “Terri and Otis […]

Cowley College students display work at event

A large crowd turned out to view the work of Cowley College photography and writing students during the “Life: Through Word and Lens” event May 5 in the Brown Center’s Earle N. Wright Community Room. Cowley writers from journal writing/storytelling, fiction writing, and focused seminar presented writing portfolios and final […]

Cowley College students complete research project

Seven Cowley College students recently completed a semester-long research project that examined the effects of mixtures of sunscreen active ingredients or ultraviolet (UV) filters on Daphnia magna as part of a research methods class. Previous studies had identified environmental levels of UV filters in Oklahoma lakes and their individual toxicity […]

Cowley students take part in Chamber Coffee

A group of Cowley College writers entertained Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce members during their May 5 coffee. The coffee was hosted at Farm Bureau Financial Services in downtown Arkansas City. Lilia Bowman-Bekemeyer, Tim Hardman, Nancy Lartey and Lucia Morales each read works written this academic year. Morales and Bowman-Bekemeyer […]

Cowley College announces new fire science program

Cowley College has teamed with area fire departments to offer a fire science certificate program beginning in June. The program will help meet the employment needs of local fire departments and consists of hazardous materials operations, firefighter I, firefighter II and firefighter safety and survival classes as well as EMT […]

Cowley College conducts commencement

Cowley College held its 93rd annual commencement exercises May 7 at W.S. Scott Auditorium. A total of 327 students participated in the event. Linda Fund, executive director of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees, served as the featured speaker and conferred degrees. Student Senate president D’Abreian Bush, Student Senate […]