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May 8, 2015


Student works displayed during reception in Wright Room


LifeCowley College’s Earle N. Wright Community Room was filled with work from creative writing, photography, and mass communication students as part of the school’s Life: Through Words and Lens event on Thursday, May 7.


A large crowd turned out to enjoy the work done by Cowley College students.

Close to 20 creative writing students had portfolios out for guests to enjoy.

“This group of students has been the best ever, as a whole,” creative writing instructor Marlys Cervantes said. “Every semester, I think, Oh, it can't get better than this, and it does. They do. They come up with new innovations in writing or presentation that we hadn't done before. I love their creativity. This is also our largest group of creative writing graduates ever.”

In addition, this was the first year to have a new course, Focused Seminar: Writing, where students had an opportunity to select their main focus when they enroll. There were three students from that class who gave oral presentations of or about their semester's project.

Students in the Communication Practicum course showed a video they completed for Habitat for Humanity in conjunction with its spring fundraiser. They also showed their final projects consisting of a music video and short promotional film and the newscasts they completed this semester.

“I am so proud of the work the students in the class did this semester,” communications director Adam Borth said. “They progressively improved and refined their skills, and it shows in the work they have completed.”

Eight photography students had their photos on display, while there was also a special digital photography alumni showcase for Tori Addis, Jazmin Lara and Autumn Mumford.

According to photography instructor Meg Smith the gallery of images were varied; some had virtually no touch ups with PhotoShop while others are an exercise in photo manipulation.

“This show is a true representation of the diversity of our students, their talents, their drive and their creativity,” Smith said. “Each semester the show changes, sometimes it’s because someone took up a challenge, sometimes it’s because someone tried something new and sometimes it is because the class just bonded with one another and thus endeavored to make the whole class look better.”

Photography students that had work on display were Clayton Branch , Ian Brannan, Terry Hatfield, Jason Johnston, Cole Krueger, Whitney McCully, Tyler O’Quinn, and Ivan Santiago.

Mass Communications students the took part in the event were Alex Behrens, Emily Smith, Jasmine Rasul, Elizabeth Ochoa, Brandon Banks, Clinton Willis, Carrie Fulbright, Avery Osen, Holly Landis, Alecia Henson, Jace Mills, and Tori Addis.

Students from journal writing, storytelling, fiction writing, and seminar classes that had portfolios at the event were Cassandra Anderson, Maddie Anderson, Stephanie Bloyer, Lilia Bowman-Bekemeyer, Ian Brannan, Jaevin Colvin, Caroline Fulbright, Dylan Gregor, Maddie Hale, Alecia Henson, Daylen Holmes, Brooke Jefferson, Christina Leithoff, Sarah Lentz, Tori Mann, Victor Olmstead, Tyler O’Quinn, Luke Smith, Emileigh Speagle, Samantha Vawter, Elizabeth Vishnefske, and Kaylee Walker.