HAYS – "World Ready for the Faces of Tomorrow" is the theme for Diverse Classrooms of the 21st Century: English for Speakers of Other Languages Conference on Monday, Jan. 30. This conference was made possible through a Kansas Board of Regents grant awarded to the Fort Hays State University Department of Teacher Education.
From South America, Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia and lots of places in between, Kansas State University students are expanding their horizons by studying abroad during the spring 2012 semester with the help of university and donor sponsored scholarships.
This year's edition of Fort Hays State University's annual 13-city, two-month Student Recognition Program will begin in Garden City and Dodge City on Jan. 15, swing into Colorado and Nebraska, and end in Colby on March 5. The highlight at each event is the recognition of scholarship winners.
The Great Bend High School affirmative debate team of Paige VanSteenburgh, Courtney Seevers and Alex Smith and the negative team of Michael Gieck and Mickey McNett represented Great Bend High School at the Regional Four-speaker Debate Tournament at Valley Center High School Dec. 17.
Manhattan Area Technical College held its fall commencement exercises on Dec. 9 at McCain Auditorium in Manhattan. Brent McKeeman, Manhattan Technical College Alumni, delivered the commencement address to over 70 graduates in nine programs of study. MATC awarded associate of applied science degrees, and 24 graduates received technical certificates.
Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser, Central Plains School District Superintendent Steve Woolf and Dodge City High School Principal Jacque Feist have at least three things in common.
2003 GBHS graduate Nathan Koch recently completed all requirements to earn a DMA degree in musical performance from the University of Texas in Austin.
Jackie Cook was nominated "Employee of the Month" at Great Bend Middle School by her students for being an awesome teacher. She is always willing to help and has a great attitude and personality.
A team from Great Bend High School was one of 52 teams that took in the Super Saturday qualifying event of the Quest High School Academic Competition on Dec. 3 at Washburn University.
WICHITA – Tanner Brown of Great Bend is one of the students who has received a $5,000 Newman Grant from Newman University. The grant can be renewed each year to a total of $20,000 over four years. A student must have 2.0-3.29 high school or college GPA. Freshman students must have a score of 18-22 on the ACT or equivalent SAT score to be eligible for the Cardinal Newman Scholarship. Recipients of the Newman Grant must be enrolled full-time.
Christmas has come early for USD 428 in the form of a nearly $13,000 grant from Cox Communications.
The USD 428 administration and the technology committee are now looking at changing the options to allow local teachers to choose a laptop computer or a stand-alone computer and an iPad for school use.
MANHATTAN – Students in Kansas State University's apparel and textile design program got a hands-on experience and a glimpse of what it takes to be a real-world designer.
Great Bend Regional Hospital is helping Park Elementary School students to stay active. The hospital provided a donation that is for the purchase of playground equipment, as well as indoor activity games. New jump ropes, balls and activity games are expected to arrive at the school in about a week.
LAWRENCE - Nine students at the University of Kansas School of Law, including one from Great Bend, have been chosen as Dean's Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year.
More than a decade removed from high school with four kids and a wife to support and no career prospects, 32-year-old Rey Rodriguez turned to Barton Community College's Automotive Technician program to change his life.
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