Activities & Clubs
Collegiate Quiz Bowl - CQB - Cowley College
This student activity was incorporated by the Kansas State Department of Education to showcase quality teaching and learning at the community college level.
In the fall and spring semesters students participate in scrimmages and regional and state competitions with other community colleges in Kansas. At the state competitions, student teams have the opportunity to win from $500 to $1,500.
Subjects covered at the competitions include art, literature, science, math, history, geography, and current events.
Since no individual is an expert in all subject areas this is a collaborative team effort.
The state requires that participants be currently enrolled in at least six credit hours, carry a 2.0 GPA, and must be seeking an associates degree. CQB Scholarships are available.
Competitions include a Fall Preliminary Competition, a December Snow Bowl, National Academic Quiz Tournament in January, Kansas Community College Spring Regional, and the State Finals in April.
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Collegiate Quiz Bowl team places sixth at sectional tournament
Cowley College had two Collegiate Quiz Bowl teams take part in the NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournament) Sectional held Saturday at Cloud County Community College. The tournament determined which teams qualified for nationals. read more
Cowley hosts successful Snow Bowl
The Collegiate Quiz Bowl (formerly known as Academic Excellence Challenge) team at Cowley College hosted the Snow Bowl Saturday at the main campus in Arkansas City. A total of seven schools and 12 teams took part in the Snow Bowl, which was won by Johnson County (8-0). Coffeyville placed second with a record of 7-1. read more
AEC team undergoes a name change
Last May 2017, Kansas AEC (Academic Excellence Challenge) coaches from nine community colleges met at the state tournament and agreed to change the name from KAEC – Kansas Academic Excellence Challenge to KCQB – Kansas Collegiate Quiz Bowl. read more
Cowley AEC team places second at state
Setting out with the goal of placing first at the KAEC State Championship held March 31-April 1 at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS, the Cowley College Academic Excellence Challenge team finished a close second to Coffeyville Community College. read more
Cowley AEC team places first at KAEC Regional Tournament
The Cowley College “A” team went unbeaten while placing first at the KAEC Regional Tournament held Saturday, March 4 at Allen Community College in Iola, KS. read more
Cowley AEC team fares well at national tournament
The Cowley College Academic Excellence Challenge team had an opportunity to compete at the national tournament February 24-25 in Bloomington, MN for the third consecutive year. read more
Cowley AEC team places third at sectional
For the second straight year the Cowley College Academic Excellence Challenge (AEC) team placed third at the NAQT Kansas Community College Sectional held Saturday, January 21 at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, KS. read more
Cowley AEC team places second at home tournament
Members of Cowley College's Academic Excellence Challenge (AEC) team competed with a heavy heart while hosting the Snow Bowl competition Saturday at the school’s main campus in Arkansas City. read more
Cowley has top individual and top team at AEC Tournament
The Cowley College Academic Excellence Challenge teams dominated its fall scrimmage at the tournament held at Neosho County Community College on Saturday, November 5. read more
Cowley AEC teams impress at Kansas Academic Excellence competition
Taking part in the 2016 Kansas Academic Excellence competition, held April 15-16 at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS, the Cowley College Academic Excellence Challenge teams had a strong showing. read more
AEC team places 19th at nationals
On Thursday, the 25th of February, Cowley College’s Academic Excellence Challenge team team left bright and early and drove to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the National Academic Quiz Tournament. Cowley's A-team included sophomore Amy Austin, freshmen Harvey Baker, Daltin Brock, and Garrett Misora. They enjoyed tough competition, playing a total of 13 rounds. read more
AEC is headed back to nationals
Cowley College’s Academic Excellence Challenge (AEC) A team, made up of Garrett Misora, Amy Austin, Harvey Baker, and Daltin Brock, have been invited to compete at the National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) having earned a D-value score that ranked them among the top 24 teams in the nation. read more
Cowley A places third at AEC Sectional Tournament
On Saturday, January 23 the Cowley AEC (Academic Excellence Challenge) teams headed to Cloud County Community College, in Concordia, KS to attend the NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournaments) Sectionals Tournament. The tournament was attended by 14 teams from eight community colleges. read more
Cowley AEC team hosts Snow Bowl tournament
Fifteen teams took part in the Academic Excellence Challenge (AEC) Snow Bowl Tournament Saturday at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City. Cowley had three teams represented at the tournament as the “A” team placed fourth, the “B” team finished ninth, and the two-person “C” team ended in 15th place. read more
Cowley AEC team wins the KAEC state championship
Winning eight of nine rounds Thursday and Friday in Salina, the Cowley College Academic Excellence Challenge team captured its first state championship since 2001. read more
AEC team competes at National Academic Quiz Tournament
Taking part in the National Academic Quiz Tournament Feb. 27-28 in Atlanta, GA, Cowley College’s Academic Excellence Challenge team competed well and placed 15th out of 24 teams. read more
Cowley AEC team wins Sectional Championship
The Cowley College Academic Excellence Challenge (AEC) team qualified for nationals by winning the National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) Community College Sectional Championship Saturday at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, KS. read more
Cowley AEC team places fourth at KAEC State Championship
After placing ninth at last year’s KAEC State Championship, the Cowley College Academic Excellence Challenge team improved its performance by placing in a tie for fourth at the KAEC State Championship held April 3-4 at Kansas State University Salina. read more
Academic Excellence on display at Cowley
Cowley College hosted the state Academic Excellence Challenge Snow Bowl Competition on Saturday. There were 15 teams competing, with eight Kansas Community Colleges and two Oklahoma Community Colleges participating. read more
Cowley College AEC team places second at Eastern Regional Meet
A lot of practice and hard work paid off for the Cowley College Academic Excellence Challenge team Saturday at the Eastern Regional meet held at Allen County Community College. Cowley College’s team comprised of Dylan Bristor, Cathleen Call, Patrick Curl, Brian Lowe, and Morgan Wilson placed second at the event with a total of 1,360 points. Kansas City Kansas Community College placed first with a total of 1,590 points. read more
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Cowley County Community College
125 South Second
Arkansas City, KS 67005