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GBCF announces 2011 Paul J. Urban Scholarship recipients

The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently awarded four scholarships from the Paul J. Urban Memorial Scholarship Fund.

July 03, 2011 | | Education


The United States Achievement Academy announces award winner

The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Tristan Yount, from Great Bend, has been recognized for academic achievement as a United States National Honor Student Award winner.

July 03, 2011 | | Education


K-State awards semester, graduation honors for Spring 2011

More than 3,000 students earned semester honors from Kansas State University for their academic performance in the spring 2011 semester, while 337 students have received May 2011 graduation honors to recognize outstanding academic performance.

July 03, 2011 | | Education


2011 Hutchinson Community College graduates

Hutchinson Community College announces the 2011 list of graduates. Two hundred and forty-eight individuals received an Associate of Applied Science degree at the graduation ceremonies held on May 13.

July 03, 2011 | | Education


Three Great Bend teachers are named Master Teachers by Kansas Strong

Kansas Strong announces that Deena Smith, Katt Shelton and Traci Miller of Unified School District 428 have completed the comprehensive workshop and training schedule to be Master Teachers, and are experts in Kansas Strong's "Fossils To Fuel" training module.

June 26, 2011 | | Education


Sigma Alpha Lambda new member

Sigma Alpha Lambda announces that Katelyn Rene Kaiser of Great Bend, has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at Kansas State University. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development, and lifelong professional fulfillment.

June 26, 2011 | | Education


United States Acheivement Academy award

The United States Achievement Academy announces that Megan Henry from Great Bend has been recognized for academic achievement as a United States National Honor Student Award winner.

June 26, 2011 | | Education


Great Bend student completes Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center program

Wyatt Smith of Great Bend, son of Craig Smith, graduated from Space 301 of Kansas Adventures in Outer Space (KAOS) June 11 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Wyatt will be entering grade 10 at Ellinwood High School this fall.

June 26, 2011 | | Education


Otis student completes Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center program

Dalton Steinert of Otis, child of, Darrin and Krista Steinert, graduated from Space 401 of Kansas Adventures in Outer Space (KAOS) June 11 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Dalton will be entering 10th grade at Otis High School this fall.

June 26, 2011 | | Education


Finnish vet student welcomed in Great Bend

It is a long ways from the Finnish coastal city Maija Haga calls home to Great Bend. But, her love for animals bridges the nearly 5,000 miles between the two communities.

June 24, 2011 | Dale Hogg | Education


Great Bend resident named on OBU honor roll

Great Bend, resident Leslie Wrinkle, a nursing major, was named to Oklahoma Baptist University's Dean's Honor Roll for the spring 2011 semester.

June 19, 2011 | | Education


Sunflower EEC staff recieves autism training

There are only a handful of Kansans from Great Bend to the Colorado border who have completed Autism Specialist training. And three of them work at Sunflower's Early Education Center.

June 17, 2011 | | Education


Mortar Board chapter inducts 48 new members, two honorary members

Mortar Board chapter inducts 48 new members, two honorary members Forty-eight University of Kansas students have been initiated into Mortar Board, a senior honor society.

June 12, 2011 | | Education


Tabor College Dean's list

Tabor College has announced that 200 of its students have been named to the Dean's List for their accomplishments for the Spring '11 semester.

June 12, 2011 | | Education


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

Unified School District 428 Board of Education will be at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include a congratulatory message from Senator Ruth Teichman to Jean Cavanaugh; 2010-2011 activities report; tax exemptions and incentives for economic development; approval of changes to the District's Health Insurance; approval of school fees for 2011-2012; approval of mileage reimbursement rate for district's parents; and recommendations for 2011-2012 compensation for administrators, directors, and classified employees.

June 12, 2011 | | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Do superintendents matter?

Tom Boasberg had his work cut out for him.

March 02, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Education


Navigating the FAFSA is worth the effort for college aid

A mid-winter ritual is on millions of families’ calendars this month, and it wasn't about asking a large rodent named Phil for a weather forecast.

March 02, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Education


In the words of Thomas Jefferson: Why education matters

Thomas Jefferson was no stranger to the benefits of education.

March 02, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


KU honors 54 high school seniors from five Central Kansas counties

Students from 12 Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 11, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.

March 01, 2015 | | Education


Smartphone app anonymity causes concerns on college campuses

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.

March 01, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


High school graduation rates jumping, but some groups still lag behind, data shows

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.

February 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


​Barton Nursing partnership with St. Rose Health Center continues to thrive

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.

February 25, 2015 | | Education


College is not for everyone

Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook.

February 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


American millennials rank low on global skills test

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.

February 24, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Ellinwood High School Band attends KSU Band Day

ELLINWOOD - Several Ellinwood High School band members recently participated in the KSU Concert Band Clinic in Manhattan.

February 23, 2015 | | Education


Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes.

February 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


GBMS Above and Beyond winners

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.

February 22, 2015 | | Education


GBHS FFA attends Kansas Equifest

February 22, 2015 | | Education


KU announces fall 2014 honor roll

LAWRENCE - Approximately 4,970 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2014 semester.

February 20, 2015 | | Education


Pittsburg State University releases fall honor rolls

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 ...

February 20, 2015 | | Education


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