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First-ever Startup Weekend at FHSU produces 3 entrepreneurial business plans

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.

December 01, 2013 | | Education


Logan Evers receives 2013 Kansas State Fair Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship

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.

November 24, 2013 | | Education


Jordyn Buntain to receive nursing degree

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.

November 24, 2013 | | Education


All about dance: WinterDance 2013 Dec. 5-7 at Mark A. Chapman Theatre

Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will feature ballet, modern, jazz, tap, a new West African social dance and more.

November 24, 2013 | | Education


GBMS Above and Beyond

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.

November 20, 2013 | | Education


GBHS students earn gold KAY award

Nine members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 13 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 7 at Arkansas City Middle School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2012-2013 school year.

November 16, 2013 | | Education


Brownback announces ‘Reading Roadmap’ program

TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback yesterday announced a "Reading Roadmap" initiative designed to improve reading proficiency among Kansas grade school students by incorporating a wide variety of support services to educators, families and children.

November 15, 2013 | | Education


Senator Roberts announces Service Academy Nominations

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts today released the names of the young Kansans who will receive his nomination for appointments to U.S. Service Academies.

November 10, 2013 | | Education


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


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Some states scramble with flawed Common Core tests, but others argue testing is going well

The jagged roll out of Common Core-aligned tests across the nation continues, the rumors of the Common Core Cataclysm have been overstated, argues Alexander Russo at the Columbia Journalism review.

April 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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