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.
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:
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.
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.
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.