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Three ranked teams in KCKCC volleyball invitational Friday, Saturday

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC

Some of the best college volleyball in the Midwest will be on display Friday and Saturday when Kansas City Kansas Community College holds its annual invitational tournament.

Three nationally ranked teams – No. 6 Coffeyville, No. 13 Cowley College and No. 18 Iowa Central – are in the 8-team invitational that will tip off. Friday. Sixteen matches are scheduled with continuous action starting at 11 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.

KCKCC, which plays at Coffeyville Wednesday, will open against Southwestern Iowa at 1 p.m. Friday and then will take on Iowa Central at 5 p.m. On Saturday, the Blue Devils will play Southeast Nebraska at 11 a.m. and Labette at 3 p.m. The tournament schedule:

Friday Games
11 a.m. – Labette vs. Southeast Nebraska; Cowley vs. Longview.
1 p.m. – KCKCC vs. Southwestern Iowa; Iowa Central vs. Coffeyville.
3 p.m. – Longview vs. Southeast Nebraska; Cowley vs. Labette.
5 p.m. – KCKCC vs. Iowa Central; Coffeyville vs. Southwestern Iowa.

Saturday Games
9 a.m. – Southwestern Iowa vs. Cowley; Longview vs. Iowa Central.
11 a.m. – KCKCC vs. Southeast Nebraska; Longview vs. Coffeyville.
1 p.m. – Iowa Central vs. Cowley; Labette vs. Southwestern Iowa.
3 p.m. – KCKCC vs. Labette; Southeast Nebraska vs. Coffeyville.


St. Charles rallies for 3-1 second half win over KCKCC women

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC

Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Lady Blue Devils couldn’t make a 1-0 halftime lead stand up as St. Charles Community College rallied for a 3-1 soccer win Thursday night.

The non-conference loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Blue Devils, who are 5-2 overall heading into a Jayhawk Conference clash at Coffeyville next Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Freshman Itzel Almanza put the Blue Devils ahead 1-0 with 28 minutes gone in the first half. It was the sixth goal of the season for the forward from Harmon.

St. Charles then tied it 1-1 on a goal by Gabbie Wiesner, went ahead on a shot by Hannah Leahy and added an insurance goal by Bryn Lundberg. KCKCC was limited to five shots on goal as opposed to 10 for St. Charles.


KCKCC to hold Constitution Day event

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

Kansas City Kansas Community College is offering students, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to celebrate an important moment in history during its annual observance of Constitution Day.

The Constitution Day event, “Gerrymandering Goes to the Supreme Court,” will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 in Room 2325.

Faculty panelists will first present background information on the Constitution. Then Dagney Velazquez, assistant professor of mathematics at KCKCC, will discuss the impact of mathematics as it relates to gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the practice in which a political advantage is established for a certain group during the creation of electoral districts. Velazquez spent one week at Tufts University in Boston this summer learning about the implications of such a practice and how the U.S. Supreme Court will address the issue once again later this year. Janet Velazquez, professor of business law at KCKCC, will provide legal analysis of the theme.

In addition to the Constitution Day presentation, those in attendance will have the opportunity to register to vote if they have not done so previously.

This forum is the college’s official observance of Constitution Day, the annual commemoration of the ratification of the Constitution and celebration of its importance in American society. Created in 2004, Constitution Day replaced what was previously Citizenship Day. Federal law requires that all educational institutions that receive public funds provide some type of education programming on the history of the American Constitution, leading to events such as the one at KCKCC.

For more information, contact Ewa Unoke, chair of the Constitution Day committee at 913-288-7318 or by email at