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.
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 ...
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.
Thirty-two candidates have been announced for king and queen at Fort Hays State University's Homecoming, Oct. 2 to Oct. 6.
Local students will take the stage of Fort Hays State University's Felten-Start Theatre for the first theatrical production of the fall, the Homecoming Weekend production of "Crazy for You," the romantic comedy musical by the legendary George and Ira Gershwin.
The University Activities Board, the English Department, and Diversity of Affairs in the Center for Student Involvement will give Fort Hays State University students the opportunity to display their writing skills in the fifth annual Poetry Slam at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Memorial Union's Fort Hays Ballroom.
Shelby Ringering is bringing a comprehensive mix of the professional and the personal to her new position at Sunflower Diversified Services. Ringering is the new coordinator of the non-profit agency's Early Education Center and Incredible Years Preschool.
Southeast Community College in Nebraska has released its Dean's List for the quarter recently completed on the Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses.
This is the annual fall weekend that's so nice it gets celebrated twice. The 41st annual edition of Oktoberfest will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 4, at Frontier Park in Hays. Meanwhile, Fort Hays State University will celebrate its annual Homecoming from Oct. 2 through 6. The twin events draw many thousands of local and out-of-town visitors each year. The local Oktoberfest sprang more than four decades ago from the combined efforts of Fort Hays ...
George and Ira Gershwin take the stage of Felten-Start Theatre for the first theatrical production of the fall, the Fort Hays State University Homecoming Weekend production of "Crazy for You."
It seems Great Bend High School graduates have a competitive nature. In July, the Great Bend High School class of 1957 purchased two seats via the Barton Foundation's "Take a Seat" fundraiser, which was designed to help fund the Barton Fine Arts Auditorium renovation. They then challenged other classes to donate to the cause, and the class of 1958 answered their predecessors' challenge, then raised them five seats for a total donation of $875 going ...
Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees and those who earned certificates for career training during the summer semester of the 2013 academic year. Abilene – Jason Hager, A.G.S Bremen – Jerald Kracht, A.A.S. El Dorado – Tressa Rogers, A.A.S. Fort Riley – Crystal Dillard, A.S.; Dustin Gillespie, A.S.; Cindy Sepanak, A.A.S.; Christina Westerman, A.A. Garden City – Jennifer Mata, A.S. Great Bend – Robin Alarcon, A.S.; ...
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. "The Foundation Board of Directors are leaders in their communities, and they serve on other boards as well, but it is with great appreciation they have chosen to commit their time, efforts, and financial support to Barton Community College," Barton Foundation Director Darnell Holopirek said. "Several board ...
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. Ellsworth Correctional Facility and Barton Community College have long known this to be true, and stand as proud partners wielding the life-changing power of education where it's arguably needed most. Barton has underscored the successful nature of the partnership by honoring Ellsworth ...
The College of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Startup Weekend in western Kansas on November 15-17 in McCartney Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. Thirty-one participants, including FHSU students and alumni, pitched business ideas and formed teams to transform those ideas into functioning businesses.
The Kansas State Fair announced that Logan Evers, Great Bend, is the inaugural recipient of the Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship. Logan was chosen for exemplifying outstanding character, perseverance, work ethic, ingenuity and demonstrated scholastic achievement, consistent with the values endeared by the Holland family.
Jordyn Buntain, Great Bend, is a candidate to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center. Graduates will also be honored during a recognition and pinning ceremony at 3:30 p.m. the same day at White Concert Hall.
Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will feature ballet, modern, jazz, tap, a new West African social dance and more.
Great Bend Middle School announces the September and October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of student 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.
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