Cottey College to inaugurate institute

Saturday, November 13, 2010

NEVADA, Mo. --Cottey College has a series of special events planned to inaugurate its new Institute for Women's Leadership and Social Responsibility. The Institute is the umbrella under which Cottey will develop its proposed baccalaureate programs.

The capstone events for the inaugural week will occur on Thursday, Nov. 18. That morning at 11 o'clock in the Missouri Recital Hall, a student panel will present "The Power of Women Role Models," a discussion with four students about the women leaders who have inspired them. Local housing director Carol Branham will help moderate the panel.

That evening, at 7:30, invited speaker Dr. Linda Basch, president of the National Council for Research on Women, will give an address in the Missouri Recital Hall. A reception will follow.

Both of Thursday's events are free and open to the public. Other special events open to the public for the inauguration week are as follows.

On Saturday, Nov. 13, the Department of Theater will present the play, "The Dixie Swim Club," at 8 p.m.,in the auditorium. Tickets for The Dixie Swim Club are $5 for adults and $4 for those under age 18 or over age 61.

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, comedian Marianne Sierk will perform at 8 p.m. in Raney Dining Room. Tickets are $5/$4 and are available at the door.

Friday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m., in the Missouri Recital Hall, is a special joint concert from the dance and vocal music departments. It will be a celebration in music and dance of American Roots music in conjunction with the Smithsonian's touring exhibit, "New Harmonies." There is no charge for the concert.

The Recital Hall is inside the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts on the northeast corner of Austin and Tower streets. Raney Dining Room is in the lower level of Robertson Hall which is on the southeast corner of Austin and Tower streets in Nevada.

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