One non-football highlight of Homecoming Weekend this year at Fort Hays State University will be the re-dedication of Picken Hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.
STERLING - School districts in mid and central Kansas may want to buy more paper and art supplies after last week's Santa Fe Children's Literature Festival at Sterling College. "Practice, practice, practice," was the message from both children's author/illustrator Janet Stevens and young adult author Hilari Bell, and many students left the College inspired by their advice.
Fort Hays State University invited Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Dr. Robert K. Musil, an internationally renowned leader in the international peace, nuclear disarmament and environmental movements, for an intensive week-long visit from Sept. 20 to 24.
Six authors and illustrators from the United States and Japan will present to area third- through fifth-grade students from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 and Friday, Oct. 8 at Fort Hays State University. FHSU hosts the conference every other year.
When Assistant Professor Dr. Johnson Agbo came to Sterling College, he quickly put in a new equipment request. "I had to do a lot of improvisation to teach that first year," he said.
Rachael Stueder of Claflin and Ashley Lynn Kuhn of Great Bend and Fort Hays State University have accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Rachael will be honored during an Induction Convocation this fall on the campus of Kansas State University.
Kansas State University alumni in the Great Bend area are planning a tailgate party for local alumni and prospective K-State students Thursday, Sept. 23, at The Front Door, 1615 Tenth St. High school students interested in learning more about K-State are encouraged to attend.
Nex-Tech Wireless would like to announce the second quarter results for the Holy Family Great Bend School district with a donation of $102.85 and a donation of $50.57 for the Central Kansas Christian Academy School district, from the School Rebate Program. The School Rebate Program, offered exclusively by Nex-Tech Wireless, was created to assist local schools in raising additional funds to be used as determined by the participating school. The program, which was launched in the fall of 2006, has donated over $100,000 to local schools throughout the Nex-Tech Wireless service area.
At the Crime Stoppers State Board Conference, held earlier this year in Great Bend, The Kansas Crime Stoppers Association Inc. awarded two scholastic scholarships.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Peter Smith as a new member Peter Smith of Pawnee Rock has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Peter will be honored during an Induction Convocation this fall on the campus of Kansas State University. He is a sophomore mahjoring in Consturction Science and a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
$100 Gift Certificate Winners from the Walmart teacher rewards program were: Lucas Stoelting(4th), Terry Schneider(5th), Misty Lanterman(3rd), Lacey Hofflinger, Nancy Kelley (Spec. Ed), Toni Rice (5th, Eric Dowson (6th) Katt Shelton (3rd). Not pictured Tom Grieb(PE) Myrna Holthaus(Music)
Barton Community College has named 248 students to the Dean's List for the spring 2010 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.
The Kansas State Department of Education announces the participation of the sponsoring agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for the current program year. The amount of federal reimbursement paid to centers is based on the number of meals served to eligible enrolled participants who qualify for free, reduced-price or paid meals. Day care homes are reimbursed at varying rates, depending on the location of the home and household income of the provider.
Two Great Bend High School students recently successfully completed the June 2010 Harvest of Hope Leadership Academy at the University of Kansas. Those taking part were senior Jennifer Allende and junior Stephany Aguirre. Some activity highlights from the academy include:
Barton Community College has awarded cheerleading scholarships for 2010-11.