EMPORIA - Kansas high school students interested in careers in education have an extra few weeks to apply for the Kansas Future Teacher Academy. With the previous deadline of March 15 having passed, applications will now be accepted through April 12.
PEA RIDGE, Ark. - Alex Roberts has received a Distinguished Scholars award from Arkansas Tech University, beginning with the fall 2013 semester. Roberts, who is majoring in English education, is the son of Eric and Lisa Tolan. His grandparents are Larry Hunt and Kent and Terri Kohls, all of Great Bend; Connie and Jim Knowles of Grove, Okla.; and Linda and Doug Holley of Shell Knob, Mo.
Barton Community College honored 20 employees during an all-college forum March 28, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service.
Great Bend Middle School announces the January and February 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.
With advancements in technology, there are more opportunities for creative teaching methods in the classroom. Professor of Theology and Ministry Dr. Henry Lederle took advantage of the possibilities that technology provides by inviting the author of a book used in his Intro to Missions class to interact with the students through Google+ Hangout, a video chat and conference service. Fritz Kling, author of "The Meeting of the Waters: 7 Global Currents that will Propel the Future Church," joined the class for a day, engaging in discussion with the students and answering their questions.
Central Kansas Christian Academy has released their 4th through 9th grade Principal's all A's honor roll and their A and B Honor roll for the first semester of the 2012/2013 school year. CKCA uses the following grading scale: 100 is an A+ , 96-99 is an A, 93-95 is an A-, 90-92 is a B+, 87-89 is a B, 84-86 is a B-, 81-83 is a C+, 78-80 is a C, 74-77 is a C-, 71-73 is a D+, 68-70 is a D, 65-67 is a D-. Anything below a 64 is failing.
About 120 students from area high schools visited Barton Community College Thursday to participate in Vortex Fine and Performing Arts Day and three of them walked away with $500 scholarships from the Barton Foundation.
Jodi Lightner '01 will be showcasing her artwork in an exhibit at Sterling College on Feb. 28, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. in the Art and Media Center gallery. Lightner's show, "Escape Route (Flight)," will display works created with acrylic, ink, graphite and oil on Mylar that she has developed over the past three years. The exhibit will be on display through March 18.
On Feb. 4, Sterling College students studying education had an opportunity to hear from the top professionals in the field when the Kansas Teacher of the Year team was hosted on campus. Both prospective and current education majors were given the chance to hear two separate presentations that were focused on strategies for teaching.