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The public is invited to student music recitals on Sunday, November 18, at 3 p.m. and Monday, November 19, at 7 p.m. All recitals are held in the Missouri Recital Hall inside the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. Student recitals will feature solo performances by Cottey vocal, piano, string, woodwind, brass, and … More "Cottey Music Student Recitals Nov. 18-19"
Cottey-in-Motion Dance Concert Nov. 16-18
The Cottey College Department of Dance and the Cottey-in-Motion Dance Company will present Red Riding Hood: A Dance of Identity on November 16-18. The curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 16-17, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 18. Performances will be in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen … More "Cottey-in-Motion Dance Concert Nov. 16-18"
Cottey Announces New VP for Academic Affairs
Cottey College is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Joann Bangs to fill the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Dr. Bangs earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to accepting … More "Cottey Announces New VP for Academic Affairs"

Current Events

Sarah Serio @ Center for the Arts P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery
Nov 8 – Dec 7 all-day

The P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and later on the nights of performances in the Center for the Arts. Contact the Campus Activities Office for additional viewing hours or more information.

(510) 908-9799
Thanksgiving Break at Cottey College No Classes
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day
Cottey Comets Home Basketball Game vs Bellevue University @ Hinkhouse Gym
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
HOLIDAY SING-A-LONG! @ Raney Dining Room
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Cottey Chamber Singers will lead diners in a sing-a-long of holiday tunes. The performance will be directed by Theresa Spencer

Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come celebrate one of Cottey’s oldest and most special traditions. Following a candlelight chapel service, participants will go caroling and adorn the campus with evergreen wreaths.