The Barton Foundation recently introduced three new members to its Board of Directors: Jay Holopirek of La Crosse, Shawn Panzer of Great Bend and Marian DeWerff of Ellinwood.
Time behind bars is not intrinsically effective at reforming inmates. If an inmate's situation hasn't changed upon release, the statistics say it's likely he or she will end up behind bars once again.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced that eight additional counties certified by the Kansas Legislature to participate in the Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ) program have decided to partner with the state in the student loan repayment program. Doniphan, Haskell, Meade, Morris, Nemaha, Ottawa, Rice and Stevens counties have voted to opt in to this portion of the ROZ program.
High school marching bands from across Kansas - and even Missouri - are coming to Manhattan on Saturday, Sept. 14, to participate in Kansas State University's annual Band Day.
Bonny Boultinghouse, a TLC Twisters 4-H Club member, served as president of her Club, as Vice-President of Barton County 4-H Council and as 4-H Ambassador. Bonny led her club in "Random Acts of Kindness", an activity that invited the members to assist or help a community organization each month. She is the daughter of Shane and Jill Boultinghouse of Great Bend.
The names of 344 students who completed requirements for associate, bachelor and graduate degrees during the summer 2013 term at Fort Hays State University have been released by FHSU Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Joey Linn, who is also university registrar.
Barton Community College honored 18 employees during an all-college forum Aug. 22, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for five or more years of service with a recognizance at every additional five-year mark.
Great Bend High School FFA Officers attended the 84th Kansas State FFA Convention this summer. Alaycia Ryan and Logan Evers were the GBHS FFA Chapter Delegates for the Convention. Logan Evers received the Bronze Award on his chapter scrap book. Three officers were selected to be part of the State FFA Choir - Mackenzie Thornburg, Erin Bowers, and Melanie Maneth. Mackenzie Thornburg was also selected to sing the National Anthem at the start of one of the sessions.
Musical comedies, musically talented performers and theatrical musicians will light of the stage and fill the auditorium with laughter in Fort Hays State University's 2013-2014 Encore Series.
On June 15, Janna Lang Chibry, graduated from KU Wichita Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency. At that ceremony, Janna received the award, "Special Resident in Minimal Invasive Gynecology". Janna graduated from the University of Kansas in 2005, with a B.S. in Biochemistry and received her medical degree from the KU Medical Center in 2009. Janna is a member of the Daniel K. Roberts Professional Society. Dr. Chibry has accepted a position with the Heartland Women's Group, which is affiliated with the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Justin Moyers, fourth-year medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, is receiving hands-on clinical training in Great Bend, from Dr. Jean Pringle at Great Bend Internists this month.
Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman was recently recognized for his years of service to the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.
Derrick Heuer, of Great Bend, was named to the Cloud County Community College 2013
Students from 12 Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 11, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering banning the popular app, Yik Yak, on the grounds that it promotes hateful speech, reported Education News.
American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino youths. Last year, 81 percent of American high school students graduated, a record high.
Nothing can prepare a student for a career like hands-on experience with real-world equipment. Barton's Nursing, Adult Healthcare and Pharmacy Technician programs will all have more opportunities for continued real-world scenarios with the help of a recent, sizable donation of about $140,000 worth of equipment from St. Rose Health Center in Great Bend.
Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook.
A recent study from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies found American young adults lagging behind their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, according to U.S. News & World Report.
ELLINWOOD - Several Ellinwood High School band members recently participated in the KSU Concert Band Clinic in Manhattan.
A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes.
Great Bend Middle School announces the November through January Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school administrators.
LAWRENCE - Approximately 4,970 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2014 semester.
PITTSBURG – Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6000 for all credit course work that semester and have no grade lower than a B and no grade of I in any course during the semester. To qualify for All-A Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade of A in all credit course work for the semester and have no grade of I in ...
While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating.
"Bake sales are out;" fun runs are in, with excess calories in the crosshairs.
The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don't have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it's that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.