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.
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.
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.
Farmers Bank & Trust provides assistance to employees in order to help their children attain educational goals at the college of their choice. This year, the bank celebrates the 10th anniversary of the program and the fact that the bank has funded $62,000 in 123 scholarships to students of bank employees. "Farmers Bank is proud to assist families of bank employees with this important benefit of educating their children with the increasing costs of a college education," said scholarship coordinator Karesa Harrison.
Members of the Great Bend Rotary Club pose with Darnell Holopirek on Monday, Oct. 14. The club sponsored a seat in the Barton Community College Fine Arts Auditorium, which is halfway through a major renovation.
The musical "South Pacific," directed by Matthew Winning, assistant professor of theater arts, will open at 8 p.m. on Oct. 17 in Culbertson Auditorium in Spencer Hall. This family-friendly comedy, with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, will run through Oct. 19.
Two Barton County women are bringing energy and professional skills to their new teaching positions at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center (EEC). Blythe Zimmerman is from Ellinwood and McKinley Phillips is a Great Bend native.
Eisenhower School recently received a $2,000 Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support its literacy programs. The grant, prepared by Blythe Porter, Eisenhower School Title I reading teacher, will be used to purchase iPads and an early literacy phonics program to enrich the reading curriculum for students who receive reading support in kindergarten through sixth grade. "These funds will allow us to purchase items that will specifically target the individual reading needs of Eisenhower students who require additional reading support," said Tricia Reiser, principal. Eisenhower School has two literacy support programs that are designed to ...
Ten finalists have been announced for king and queen at this weekend's Fort Hays State University's homecoming. Each FHSU student organization was encouraged to nominate a candidate for homecoming king, queen or both.
Local students will take the stage of Fort Hays State University's Felten-Start Theatre for the first theatrical production of the fall, the Homecoming Weekend production of "Crazy for You," the romantic comedy musical by the legendary George and Ira Gershwin.
The University Activities Board, the English Department, and Diversity of Affairs in the Center for Student Involvement will give Fort Hays State University students the opportunity to display their writing skills in the fifth annual Poetry Slam at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Memorial Union's Fort Hays Ballroom.