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Barton Community College Foundation awards scholarships

The Barton Community College Foundation presents scholarships each year from funds received through its fundraising events, endowments and annual scholarship gifts. For the 2013-14 academic year, the Foundation has selected the following students for scholarship offers:

November 03, 2013 | | Education


Vienna Boys Choir stop in Hays for Beach/Schmidt concert

The Encore Performing Arts Series is proud to announce a special off-series concert by the Vienna Boys Choir, an exclusive performance in Hays at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus.

November 03, 2013 | | Education


University of Kansas announces summer 2013 graduates

The names of more than 1,100 candidates for degrees at the University of Kansas this spring - representing 55 Kansas counties, 44 other states and the District of Columbia, and 27 other countries - have been announced by the University Registrar.

November 03, 2013 | Nick Grubbe | Education


Sweet success: Students earn degrees, honors over summer

Nearly 630 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer. The graduates hail from 61 Kansas counties, 41 states and 31 countries. Of the university's newest graduates 18 also earned graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

November 03, 2013 | | Education


AMC donation to FFA

October 27, 2013 | | Education


Brantley wins award for doctoral proposal

Sherri G. Brantley, Great Bend, was recognized recently during the Middle States Teachers of English Speakers of Other Languages (MidTESOL) conference in Lawrence. Her doctoral research was awarded the "Best Student Proposal" for the Nebraska/Kansas/Missouri/Arkansas/Iowa conference.

October 25, 2013 | | Education


Farmers Banks, Kiwanis support Kilby Science Day

Farmers Bank and Trust in Great Bend and the Great Bend Kiwanis Club have something in common. The Bank and the service organization have both supported Barton Community College's Jack Kilby Science Day for eight years. Both came through again this year with $1,000 donations.

October 25, 2013 | | Education


Farmers Bank & Trust awards $62,000 in scholarships to students of bank employees throughout 10 year

Farmers Bank & Trust provides assistance to employees in order to help their children attain educational goals at the college of their choice. This year, the bank celebrates the 10th anniversary of the program and the fact that the bank has funded $62,000 in 123 scholarships to students of bank employees. "Farmers Bank is proud to assist families of bank employees with this important benefit of educating their children with the increasing costs of a college education," said scholarship coordinator Karesa Harrison.

October 20, 2013 | | Education


Students rush to compete in Math Relays

The 35th annual Kansas High School Math Relays at Fort Hays State University will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, in the Memorial Union on the Fort Hays State University campus.

October 20, 2013 | | Education


Great Bend Rotary Club 'Takes a Seat'

Members of the Great Bend Rotary Club pose with Darnell Holopirek on Monday, Oct. 14. The club sponsored a seat in the Barton Community College Fine Arts Auditorium, which is halfway through a major renovation.

October 18, 2013 | | Education


“South Pacific” opens Oct. 17 at Sterling College

The musical "South Pacific," directed by Matthew Winning, assistant professor of theater arts, will open at 8 p.m. on Oct. 17 in Culbertson Auditorium in Spencer Hall. This family-friendly comedy, with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, will run through Oct. 19.

October 13, 2013 | | Education


New teachers bring expertise, energy, to Sunflower Early Ed Center

Two Barton County women are bringing energy and professional skills to their new teaching positions at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center (EEC). Blythe Zimmerman is from Ellinwood and McKinley Phillips is a Great Bend native.

October 12, 2013 | | Education


Students receive scholarships at K-State event in Great Bend

Twenty-nine area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $3,900 at the Great Bend K-State Alumni Club alumni/student event Sept. 24 in Great Bend.

October 06, 2013 | | Education


Eisenhower School receives Youth Literacy grant

Eisenhower School recently received a $2,000 Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support its literacy programs. The grant, prepared by Blythe Porter, Eisenhower School Title I reading teacher, will be used to purchase iPads and an early literacy phonics program to enrich the reading curriculum for students who receive reading support in kindergarten through sixth grade. "These funds will allow us to purchase items that will specifically target the individual reading needs of Eisenhower students who require additional reading support," said Tricia Reiser, principal. Eisenhower School has two literacy support programs that are designed to ...

October 06, 2013 | | Education


FHSU Homecoming finalists

Ten finalists have been announced for king and queen at this weekend's Fort Hays State University's homecoming. Each FHSU student organization was encouraged to nominate a candidate for homecoming king, queen or both.

October 06, 2013 | | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Don't snooze, you lose: how inadequate sleep holds students back

Sleep deprivation and college have gone hand-in-hand for decades. Pulling all-nighters, socializing, part-time jobs all combine to make sleep an inconvenience rather than a necessity.

March 27, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Are student-athletes being cheated out of an education?

As March Madness ignites Americans' yearly obsession with college basketball games and broken brackets, a new book is calling attention to a different kind of madness: the systemic academic fraud at the center of college sports.

March 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Education


Sweet Briar College professors unanimously oppose school closing

When Sweet Briar College, a women's liberal arts school in rural Virginia, announced earlier this month that it was closing, many observers were surprised, as the college is still sitting on a sizable $85 million endowment.

March 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Special-needs policies can be a tug-of-war for parents, teachers and administrators

Benay Josselson’s 7 1/2-year-old son, whom she describes as “high-functioning on the autistic spectrum,” is allowed to take breaks during class and, in certain classes, to use so-called fidget toys to help him focus. But in other classes at the Rockland County, New York, Jewish day school, teachers who find the "fidgets" distracting don't permit them.

March 24, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Robot allows online teachers more personal connection with students

The Nexus Academy of Columbus is using robots to connect remote teachers from around the country with students at the school in Columbus, Ohio, according to Education News.

March 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Rash of suicides leads MIT to rethink student pressure

After a rash of suicides the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including four in the past year and two in the last month, the school has announced plans to lighten workloads and offer better social support.

March 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Rash of suicides for MIT to rethink student pressure

After a rash of suicides the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including four in the past year and two in the last month, the school has announced plans to lighten workloads and offer better social support.

March 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Ellinwood High School Band has good showing at league festival

The EHS band had a good day at the league music festival on March 10 at Barton Community College. The band received First Division Ratings from all three judges at the festival. The Brass Ensemble and Clarinet Ensemble both received "I" ratings and the Saxophone received a "II" rating, missing a "I" by one point. Additionally each of the soloists from the band received First Division ratings for their solos. They were: Elizabeth Frakes, flute; Mikayla Monday, bass clarinet; Hunter Pemberton, trumpet; Katelyn Robinson, trumpet; and Rachael Dickson, marimba. Members of the brass ensemble are Katelyn Robinson, Cody Woodruff, Hunter ...

March 22, 2015 | | Education


KAMS announces first summer academy

Beginning in June, the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) at Fort Hays State University will host a brand new summer program: the KAMS Summer Academy. The academy will consist of six residential week-long enrichment camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

March 22, 2015 | | Education


Barton Community College announces fall 2014 graduates

Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees or certificates for career training during the fall semester of 2014.

March 22, 2015 | | Education


Reading is much more decoding than letter and words

Daniel Willingham is a cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia with a background in neuroscience who now focuses on education. He wrote a widely acclaimed 2010 book titled, “Why Don't Students Like School?” His new book, “Raising Kids Who Read,” off the presses this month, is an accessible hands-on guide for parents who want to help kids become avid readers at home and school. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

March 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


NYC mayor says no to plan to seize failing schools

The Democrat's internecine battle over education reform is ratcheting up in New York, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to spar over how to reform the city's failing schools.

March 20, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No-pay MBA completes test run

Why go into heavy debt and disrupt your life for a certification of business training that you can get essentially for free? That's the question Laurie Pickard asked when she launched her No-Pay MBA project in August of 2013, setting out to earn an MBA using Massive Online Courses, or MOOCs.

March 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


First Islamic college in United States granted accreditation

Zaytuna, a small liberal arts college in Berkeley, California, has been granted accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The accreditation makes Zaytuna the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, reports Education News.

March 19, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Helen Keller on optimism, education and never giving up

In 1987, Congress passed a resolution designating the month of March as "Women's History Month," a tradition that each president since Ronald Reagan has honored.

March 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


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