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​BCC announces summer graduates, certificate completers

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.

September 14, 2013 | | Education


​Barton Foundation Board of Directors welcomes three new members

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.

September 14, 2013 | | Education


BCC recognizes Ellsworth Correctional Facility with Partners in Education Award

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.

September 14, 2013 | | Education


Eight new Rural Opportunity Zones counties partner in student loan repayment program

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced that eight additional counties certified by the Kansas Legislature to participate in the Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ) program have decided to partner with the state in the student loan repayment program. Doniphan, Haskell, Meade, Morris, Nemaha, Ottawa, Rice and Stevens counties have voted to opt in to this portion of the ROZ program.

September 13, 2013 | | Education


GBHS FFA Labor Day float

September 08, 2013 | | Education


Parade, halftime performance highlight university’s band

High school marching bands from across Kansas - and even Missouri - are coming to Manhattan on Saturday, Sept. 14, to participate in Kansas State University's annual Band Day.

September 08, 2013 | | Education


Great Bend High School Band

September 08, 2013 | | Education


Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2013 year.

Bonny Boultinghouse, a TLC Twisters 4-H Club member, served as president of her Club, as Vice-President of Barton County 4-H Council and as 4-H Ambassador. Bonny led her club in "Random Acts of Kindness", an activity that invited the members to assist or help a community organization each month. She is the daughter of Shane and Jill Boultinghouse of Great Bend.

September 01, 2013 | Berny Unruh | Education


Local students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

The names of 344 students who completed requirements for associate, bachelor and graduate degrees during the summer 2013 term at Fort Hays State University have been released by FHSU Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Joey Linn, who is also university registrar.

September 01, 2013 | | Education


Barton Community College employees recognized for years of service

Barton Community College honored 18 employees during an all-college forum Aug. 22, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for five or more years of service with a recognizance at every additional five-year mark.

August 31, 2013 | | Education


FFA Convention

Great Bend High School FFA Officers attended the 84th Kansas State FFA Convention this summer. Alaycia Ryan and Logan Evers were the GBHS FFA Chapter Delegates for the Convention. Logan Evers received the Bronze Award on his chapter scrap book. Three officers were selected to be part of the State FFA Choir - Mackenzie Thornburg, Erin Bowers, and Melanie Maneth. Mackenzie Thornburg was also selected to sing the National Anthem at the start of one of the sessions.

August 25, 2013 | | Education


Fort Hays State University Encore Series season opens in October

Musical comedies, musically talented performers and theatrical musicians will light of the stage and fill the auditorium with laughter in Fort Hays State University's 2013-2014 Encore Series.

August 25, 2013 | | Education


Janna Lang Chibry graduates

On June 15, Janna Lang Chibry, graduated from KU Wichita Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency. At that ceremony, Janna received the award, "Special Resident in Minimal Invasive Gynecology". Janna graduated from the University of Kansas in 2005, with a B.S. in Biochemistry and received her medical degree from the KU Medical Center in 2009. Janna is a member of the Daniel K. Roberts Professional Society. Dr. Chibry has accepted a position with the Heartland Women's Group, which is affiliated with the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

August 25, 2013 | | Education


KU medical student training in Great Bend

Justin Moyers, fourth-year medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, is receiving hands-on clinical training in Great Bend, from Dr. Jean Pringle at Great Bend Internists this month.

August 18, 2013 | | Education


BCC President recognized by KJCCC

Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman was recently recognized for his years of service to the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.

August 17, 2013 | | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Want your kids to eat healthy? Make their meals like McDonald's

Maybe McDonald’s has been doing it right all along.

April 29, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Universities seek alternatives to expensive textbooks

When Christie Fierro, a communications instructor at Tacoma Community College in Washington State, saw students struggling in her eight-week communications class, she decided to ask them about it.

April 26, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Dodge City Diocese Civic Orations Contest

April 26, 2015 | | Education


How guidance counselors can find the right college for low-income teenagers

Getting from high school to college is no easy task for low-income teenagers. Teachers are busy teaching. Parents, who usually did not attend college themselves, don't know where to begin.

April 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why read a book when you can just hold one?

What's the value of a book? Is it in the words, the monetary value, or maybe the "influence?"

April 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Why children with ADHD need to wiggle during class

Many parents and teachers can attest that asking a child with ADHD to sit still is like asking the sun not to shine. It just isn’t going to happen.

April 22, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


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