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April 7, 2010

Cowley shows off campus during school�s Open House


Open HouseIndividuals that took part in Cowley College’s Open House on its main campus in Arkansas City on Tuesday, had a chance to see behind the scenes places at the college, such as backstage of the Robert Brown Theatre, or the locker rooms inside W.S. Scott Auditorium.

Tours were given to 13 different college buildings, including the Oscar Kimmell Dormitory. Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs, helped organize the event.

“It took a collective effort by the employees at the college to pull it off,” Saia said. “We accomplished our purpose of offering the community an opportunity to see what we have on campus. It was a beneficial and educational experience.”

Cowley College Student Ambassadors helped conduct tours of the campus, while cheerleaders were stationed at the entrances to each building on the tour.

“Exposing the community to our students was a good experience as well,” Saia said.

The evening concluded with prize drawings for those individuals that took part in the tour of the campus. Karen Bacastow was the grand prize winner in the drawing for two tickets to the Winfield Country Roundup.

Other prizes given away at the Open House were: two tickets to the Harlem Gospel Choir concert, which will be held this Friday at 7:30 p.m.; a free six month membership to the Wellness Center; a Murano Spa Pedicure and Professional Hair Product gift basket; a free online class ($300 value); small grill smoker; $40 gift certificate to use towards a Golden Tiger trip/class; five free meals at the McAtee Dining Center; Office Gift Bag with miscellaneous office products; Cowley fleece blanket; antique framed picture of Ireland Hall; pottery set; CD and shirt from the Temporal Mechanics Union; an athletic gift basket and several other gift baskets made up from other departments at the college.

Buildings on the tour were: the Brown Center, Webb Brown Building, Renn Memorial Library, Patrick J. McAtee Dining Center, Walker Technology Building, Kimmell Dormitory, Nelson Student Center, Galle-Johnson Hall, Kerr Technology Building, Ireland Hall, W.S. Scott Auditorium, Ben Cleveland Wellness Center, and the Sid Regnier Bookstore.

The college has many exciting events planned in April. Along with the Harlem Gospel Choir this Friday, the college will host the Mr. Cinderfella Pageant on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Cowley will also host the CC Singers/Jazz Band Concert on Tuesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend the concert.