Cow Eye Community College's first-annual VOICES OF COW EYE competition was an amazing success! Held during our recent Christmas Week festivities, this exciting event offered students, faculty, staff, administrators, and even visiting accreditation team members the chance to present their favorite rhetorical milestones from American history set to the musical accompaniment of diverse contemporary songs and dances. The event was sponsored by the CECC Student Government Coalition, the Cow Eye Chamber of Commerce, and our very own History Department. Congratulations to animal science student Ross Billcraft for his winning entry, Theodore Roosevelt's "Right of the People to Rule" set to the accompaniment of Sanskrit chanting for the Aarti Puja Prayer. And congratulations to all the other fantastic entries. Let's do it again next year!
Voices of Cow Eye competition results:
|First Place - Ross Billcraft. Project Title: Theodore Roosevelt's "Right of the People to Rule" (1912) set to the accompaniment of Sanskrit chanting for the Aarti Puja Prayer. Listen to the presentation now!|
|Second Place - Darlene Marples. Project Title: Marcus Garvey's "If you Believe the Negro Has a Soul" (1921) set to Battle Hymn of the Republic. Listen to the presentation now!|
|Third Place - Prof. William Smithcoate. Project Title: Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Americanism" (1920) set to Taps. Listen to the presentation now!|
|Honorable Mention - Allison Goeddel. Project Title: Robert Latham Owen's "Democracy's Achievement" (1920) to the accompaniment of Aarti Puja vocals. Listen to the presentation now!|
|Honorable Mention - Javier Ortiz. Project Title: William H. Taft's "The Farmer and the Republican Party" (1908) to the accompaniment of The West Point Band's Graduation March. Listen to the presentation now!|
|Disqualified (DQ) - Adrian Jones Pearson. Project Title: Houston We Have a Problem Boogie Woogie. Listen to the presentation now!|
"The opposite of paradox is itself."
- From Cow Country, Chapter 14: The Christmas Party