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2016-2017

Beta Phi Upsilon Runs for St. Jude

On December 2, member Courtney Anderson, Cowley College almunus Alyssa Schartz and Phi Theta Kappa Advisors Tiffany and Chad Killblane departed Coffeyville with the Kansas-Nebraska region to attend St. Jude Memphis Marathon weekend.

Beta Phi Upsilon Runs for St. Jude

Every December, the Kansas-Nebraska Region of Phi Theta Kappa takes a service trip to Memphis, TN to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Some members pass out water at aid stations while others run in the races after having raised money for the hospital.

St. Jude is a cause the Kansas-Nebraska Region feels strongly about as no patient or family ever receives a bill for food, travel, hotel or treatment from the hospital. Team Kan-Neb typically contains many “St Jude Heroes” who commit to raise money for the organization and sign up for one of the four races.

St. Jude is a hospital committed to ending childhood cancer and other diseases. It was founded by Danny Thomas and costs approximately two million dollars a day to run. For the past 15 years, the hospital has held a race to raise money for their operations.

This year, all attendees of Beta Phi Upsilon (BPU) ran one of the races: Courtney Anderson ran the 5k, Alyssa Schartz ran the 10k, and the Killblanes ran the half marathon. Overall, BPU raised $1,200 for St. Jude. Members described their races as powerful, moving, and emotional.

Part of each course takes participants through the heart of the Research Hospital and many patients are outside cheering the runners on. Quotes, posters and bystanders are also plentiful for encouragement.

After the races on Saturday, the region enjoyed fellowship with one another as they took to iconic Beale Street to explore Memphis despite the rain. Everyone had a wonderful trip and they returned home Sunday tired but with an experience they will never forget.

The picture above shows the Kansas-Nebraska Region attendees outside of the St. Jude Marathon expo on Friday night.

Beta Phi Upsilon Attends Honors in Action Conference

 

On November 4-6, six students and two advisors of the Beta Phi Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on the Mulvane campus attended a regional conference in Lincoln, NE. The three day conference featured seminar groups to discuss the rising cost of education and FAFSA. Students met others from their Kansas-Nebraska region, participated in breakout sessions over honors in action, college projects, alumni associations, running for office and more.

 

Beta Phi Upsilon Attends Honors in Action Conference

Pictured left to right, back to front are: Members Abigail Graham, Courtney Anderson, Ethan Aldrich, Officer Amira Lamb, Member Emileigh Bond, Officer Jeramy Lamar, Channing Bear (Region Mascot), Advisors Tiffany and Chad Killblane.

 

Saturday morning, students toured the capital and learned of its history, construction, and what the many murals and painting represented. Some students journeyed to the top of the tower and saw Lincoln from the highest point in the city.

 

After the capital building, the chapter visited the Sheldon Art Museum on the University of Lincoln-Nebraska's campus to view unusual art that challenged traditional stereotypes of art. In the seminar groups, students discussed the art and what they thought it represented.

 

During the Saturday general sessions, four Beta Phi Upsilon members participated in a Scholars Bowl with general knowledge and PTK questions. Although they did not win, it was a lot of fun and a very close round. They continued their honors in action product on Beauty and Vulgarity in a digital age by asking the region to participate in their research with them through a survey and photo shoot.

 

Friday and Saturday nights contained fellowship opportunities, first with board games and then with a trip to Champions of Fun for bowling, miniature golf and arcade games.

 

Sunday, Demoine Adams, a former Nebraska Huskers defensive lineman and motivational speaker addressed the group about getting into "Leader Shape". He emphasized that we can change our environments and those around us so that we are products of positivity, not negativity. He also encouraged attendees to help provide commas in the lives of others instead of leaving them with periods. The comma, Mr. Adams said, is a chance to change direction and an indication that this is not the end of the story. Beta Phi Upsilon left motivated and enthusiastic for Phi Theta Kappa's mission and work.

 

Brisket Feed at Mulvane

 

On Wednesday, October 19 from 11am to 3pm the Mulvane Math and Science Club held a free Brisket Feed for students. Many thanks for Uwe Conrad who prepared the delicious brisket for the sandwiches. The Mulvane Math and Science Club served 36 pounds of brisket!

 

Brisket Feed at Mulvane

 

Mulvane Center student with the Cowley tiger

 

Cowley tiger at the Brisket Feed in Mulvane

 

Barbecue Lunch at Mulvane

 

On Wednesday, October 13 from 11am to 3pm the Mulvane Math and Science Club held a free Barbecue Lunch for students. The club realizes how hard students work during the semester and wanted to reward them during the middle. Many thanks for Uwe Conrad who prepared the barbecue meat for the sandwiches. The Mulvane Math and Science Club served 80 sandwiches!

 

free Barbecue Lunch for students

 

free Barbecue Lunch for students

 

free Barbecue Lunch for students

 

Oktoberfest at Mulvane

 

Oktoberfest at MulvaneOn Tuesday, October 4 from 11am to 3pm the Mulvane Math and Science Club held their annual OktoberFest. The club would like to thank all of our customers! We raised $63.00. The club is raising money through activities to remodel part of Mulvane West to create a lunch area for students.

 

Chef Uwe ConradThe club would like to extend a special thanks to our chef Uwe Conrad who delivered some fantastic polish sausages, sauerkraut and pretzels with cheese sauce.

 


2015-2016

Math and Science Club Bridge Contest

 

Cowley Math & ScienceThe Math and Science Club sponsored a bridge contest where students could design a bridge using the West Point Bridge Designer Program.  We would like to thank everyone who participated in the event.  A special mention goes out to the naming of the teams including "99 Probs But A Bridge Ain't 1,” "Minus Nein Bridges Road,” and many more clever names.  It is a yearly tradition that is enjoyed by many students.  Our winners of the 2016 contest are:

 

1st place Rocco Ybarra (Banjo)
2nd place Derek Moore (Microscope)
3rd place Cedric Palmer (Cowley book bag)
4th place Alexander Tackett (Gorge Foreman Grill)
5th place Conner Arroyo (remote control helicopter)
6th place Desiree Hinshaw (Flash back video games)
7th place Monica Hallowell (Pink Flamingos)
8th place Brad Ingram (Smithsonian rock and gem dig)


Congratulations to all the winners!  A special thank you goes out to Uwe Conrad who donated the prizes for the contest.

 

"Hot Legs in the Hall" event raised money for Math & Science Club.
Hot legsOn Wednesday, April 6 from 11:30am to 3:00pm the Mulvane Math and Science Club held the "Hot Legs in the Hall" celebration.  The feed consisted of chicken legs with buffalo sauce and pulled pork barbecue sandwiches.  The club raised $51 total.  The club would like to thank everyone who participated in the event and our chef Uwe Conrad!  He prepared the delicious food. "

 

Pies in the faces for Pi Day

Pi Day

The Mulvane Math and Science club celebrated PI Day early on March 9.? Students had been voting with "spare change" on which of the three instructors: Ryan Doom, Uwe Conrad or Chad Killblane would receive a pie in the face.? A frito pie chili feed was also held to raise money.? read more

 

Douglass High School students tour Cowley CTE program

Wanting to learn more about programs offered in Cowley College’s Career and Technical Education Department, students from Douglas High School had an opportunity to tour the school’s facilities. The students are interested in Cowley College’s CTE programs at the school’s Mulvane Center. The students range in age from freshmen to juniors and plan to attend Cowley’s automotive or welding programs.

“They were very interested in both programs and I expect most of them to come back starting next fall,” Joe Clasen, Career and Technical Education Department Chair said.

 

Phi Theta Kappa Mulvane Students Raise $479 for Upcoming Conference
Mulvane PTKDuring the first and second week of February, Mulvane Phi Theta Kappa students raised money with a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale and accepted donations as they raised money to cut the cost of regional conference registration for members.
Over four total days, students raised a total of $479 to apply towards attending the Hallmark Awards Conference in Manhattan, KS March 4-6. In total, this money was able to cover the registration fees of three members who wanted to attend. The fundraising came at a time when new invitations for Phi Theta Kappa were extended to qualified students. read more

 

All you can eat chili for the price of a can of food

 

Chili FeedOn Wednesday, December 9 from 11:30am to 2:00pm the Mulvane Math and Science Club offered an "all you can eat" chili feed.  The price was a can of food.  The food was then donated to the Methodist Church food drive.  The club would like to thank everyone who participated in the event and our chef Uwe Conrad!  He prepared the delicious chili. 
The Mulvane Math and Science Club would like to extend a Season's Greetings to Everyone!

 

November Food Drive!
Help knock out hunger at the Cowley College Mulvane Center by donating non-perishable food items! Donations will be collected through November 30th in the main office and will be given to the Kansas Food Bank. Donating items will also enter you in drawing for free Cowley gear!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Julia Jarboe, 316.777.3060.

 

Mulvane Math and Science Club celebrates Veterans' Day
Nacho FeedOn Veterans' Day, November 11, the Mulvane Math and Science Club offered a free nacho feed in honor of our veterans.? The club thanks all of our veterans for their service! ?Your sacrifice helps to guarantee our freedom. The club would like to also thank our chef Uwe Conrad.

 


 

 

 

Math and Science club's October Fest raised $70

October FestThe Mulvane Center Math and Science club held their annual October Fest on the 7th.  The club offered unlimited polish sausages and sauerkraut to students for only a dollar.  With a large number of students participating they were able to raise $70 which will fund their annual field trip. The club would like to extend a special thanks to our chef Uwe Conrad who delivered some fantastic polish sausages and sauerkraut.   Unfortunately nobody performed a traditional dance but Uwe Conrad and Chad Killblane sang together to honor OktoberFest.

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See what’s happening in Mulvane!

Shakespeare In The Park

“Hamlet” - Sunday  Sept. 6 @ 7:00 p.m. – Mulvane Main Street Park

Wichita Shakespeare Company is a not for profit theatrical organization based in Wichita, Kansas. It is our mission to provide quality, free of charge performances of Shakespearean plays in a setting that is accessible, and provide an opportunity for those interested in working in the arts to develop their skills through practical application. WSC presents the Shakespeare in the Park series each summer.

 

Mulvane Old Settlers - tradition for 142 years!
– Aug 14th and 15th
This celebration takes place on the third weekend of August every year. There are many events for Old Settlers goers: road race, rodeo, carnival, arts and crafts, parade, talent show, Little Miss Pioneer pageant, turtle races and much, much more. If you are in the mood for good food, good entertainment, or just good company, come on down for Mulvane Old Settlers. We hope to see you there! http://www.officialmulvaneoldsettlers.com/index.html