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“Jane Eyre” to take the stage Oct. 9 at Sterling College Oct. 1

Music will fill Culbertson Auditorium Oct. 9-11, as Sterling College students and community members unite to produce "Jane Eyre," a musical based on Charlotte Bronte's classic novel. The show will open at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Seating is reserved and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors. The box office will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. starting Monday, Oct. 6, for reservations by phone at 620-278-4265.

October 05, 2014 | | Education


GED orientation classes starting

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon be starting its nine-week GED Preparation Class.

October 03, 2014 | | Education


BCC Forensics team competes at Hutch

The Barton Debate and Forensics team performed well in its first tournament of the year at the "Debates on a Plain" tournament at Hutchinson Community College September 26-28.

October 03, 2014 | | Education




Students receive scholarships at K-State event in Great Bend

Sixteen area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $3,200 at the Great Bend Area K-State Alumni Club's alumni/student tailgate party Sept. 16, in Great.

September 28, 2014 | | Education


BCC to host web design for beginners course

Barton Community College will offer web design course from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 28 – Nov. 13 in the Technical Building, room T-117.

September 19, 2014 | | Education


Student ambassadors start season with historic tour

ELLINWOOD – The Ellinwood Sunflower Bank Community Ambassadors kicked off their first session with a field trip to Ellinwood's 1894 Hotel Wolf which housed Starr Antiques and has been a cornerstone business in Ellinwood for over 35 years. The Hotel is directly over a portion of the old Ellinwood Underground World and has a rich history of Ellinwood.

September 19, 2014 | | Education


Local student among KU Law School Dean’s Fellows

LAWRENCE - Nine students at the University of Kansas School of Law, including one from Great Bend, have been chosen as Dean's Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year.

September 12, 2014 | | Education


87th Kansas State FFA Convention

September 07, 2014 | | Education


Barton automotive tech Ray Rodriguez takes control of his career

More than a decade removed from high school with four kids and a wife to support and no career prospects, 32-year-old Rey Rodriguez turned to Barton Community College's Automotive Technician program to change his life.

September 05, 2014 | | Education


UWCK poster winners

August 31, 2014 | | Education


GED orientation classes starting

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will start its 9-week GED Preparation Class this Tuesday.

August 29, 2014 | | Education


‘Hello, Dolly!’ to open Felten-Start Theatre’s 50th season; ‘Figaro’ will close it

Dolly, Vanya, Sonia, Masha, Spike and Figaro will be on hand to help Fort Hays State University celebrate Felten-Start Theatre's 50 years of performances.

August 24, 2014 | | Education


A new page: Faculty members develop alternative textbooks to save students money, incorporate new te

Through an alternative textbook initiative, Kansas State University faculty members are helping students save an estimated $423,000 a year in textbook costs.

August 24, 2014 | | Education


Kansas 2014 ACT college readiness scores rebound

The percentage of Kansas high school graduates meeting college readiness benchmarks in all areas measured on the ACT college entrance exam, increased for the fourth year in a row, and the average composite score recorded its largest increase since 2011.

August 24, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Religious colleges on edge over tax, Pell Grant status after gay marriage ruling

Religious schools and universities that have barriers against homosexuality may be under the gun after Friday's gay marriage ruling, given both oral arguments in April and the fine print of Justice Anthony Kennedy's decision last week.

July 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


How colleges get depressed students out of their hair

A Brown University student who had a mental breakdown before being put on medical leave has engaged in a dogged and so-far futile attempt to return to the campus, Buzzfeed reports, despite his having given up all alcohol and drugs and getting therapy.

July 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


As expectations rise, schools scramble to help students clear test hurdles

The good news in Columbus, Ohio, schools this summer is that 87 percent of its third-graders passed the reading test and can move on to the next grade, WBNS 10-TV reports. The bad news is that 599, or 13 percent, did not.

June 29, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Masonic Scholarships

Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331 has awarded $10,100 dollars in scholarships to area students and legacies of Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331 members.

June 28, 2015 | | Education


American Legion Boys State of as Leadership Academy Concludes 2015 Session

More than 450 young men from across the state, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of as Leadership Academy. The event, in its 78th year, was held May 31, through June 6, at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

June 28, 2015 | | Education


198 named to Sterling College’s Spring Dean’s Honor Roll

The spring 2015 Sterling College Dean's Honor Roll recognizes 198 students who completed the semester with a 3.50 GPA or better in at least 12 credits of residential work or 10 credits of online work.

June 28, 2015 | | Education


Why teaching about the Civil War isn't as easy as it sounds

Amidst the pain that surrounded the recent church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a heated discussion erupted over the nature of a symbol that has come to be synonymous with Southern culture: The battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia.

June 27, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Barton student overcomes challenges to receive doctorate

Heike Arrowood didn't let obstacles stop her from pursuing her educational goals; she smashed through them. Fueled by her desire to succeed and a jumpstart from Barton Community College, she now holds the highest level of academia attainable in the nursing field- a doctorate.

June 26, 2015 | | Education


U.S. high school graduation rates are up, but significant ethnic and socioeconomic gaps remain

This spring saw some rare good news on the U.S. education scene when the federal government announced high school graduation rates jumped to 81 percent in 2012, up from 73 percent in 2006.

June 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Local students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

HAYS – Local students are among the 2,061 who completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the spring 2015 semester.

June 25, 2015 | | Education


The financial opportunities of summer for families

Summertime, and school is out.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Education


Texas to take a hard look at NCAA basketball cheating questions

New University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered a sweeping probe into allegations that University of Texas basketball players were given improper academic help to keep them on the team.

June 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The SAT's changing, for better or for worse

The SAT, or the Scholastic Aptitude Test, has been undergoing a lot of changes.

June 21, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


Truman State University announces Spring 2015 President’s List

Truman State University has released the Spring 2015 President's List. To qualify for this list, an undergraduate student must attain a semester 4.0 grade point average and must complete 12 semester hours of credit.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


NCK Tech Spring 2015 Dean’s Honor Roll

NCK Tech announces the Dean's Honor Roll list for the Spring 2015 semester. To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA.

June 21, 2015 | | Education


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