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. Ellsworth Correctional Facility and Barton Community College have long known this to be true, and stand as proud partners wielding the life-changing power of education where it's arguably needed most. Barton has underscored the successful nature of the partnership by honoring Ellsworth ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, ...
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.
Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman was recently recognized for his years of service to the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.
Derrick Heuer, of Great Bend, was named to the Cloud County Community College 2013 Academic Honor Roll. To be named to the honor roll, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours of college coursework and achieve a minimum 3.6 grade point average. Cloud County Community College (CCCC) is one of 26 public two-year community and technical colleges in Kansas and is coordinated by the Kansas Board of Regents. CCCC's service area encompasses ...
The annual Fall Convocation will greet returning and new Fort Hays State University faculty and staff when it convenes at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
Chickasaw/Pawnee sixth grade student Carrie Johnson of Teague, Texas, was selected as a candidate in the Distinguished Youth of Texas Scholarship and Recognition program that was held on Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. During the weekend competition, two students were chosen to receive a $1,000 cash scholarship and the right to serve as a State Program Titleholder for one year. In all, $5,000 in awards and ...
Eighteen students from Great Bend High school participated in the 35th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays. The Relays were held on Nov. 14 on the FHSU campus. In attendance were 674 students, representing fifty-one area schools. The Great Bend squad placed sixth overall in the 4A – 6A category. The Panthers were represented by freshmen Cal Marshal and Dawson Clark; sophomores Olivia Blackwell, Kaylan Lagerman, Heather Schneider, Earving Morales, and Rane Libeer; juniors ...
The College of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Startup Weekend in western Kansas on November 15-17 in McCartney Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. Thirty-one participants, including FHSU students and alumni, pitched business ideas and formed teams to transform those ideas into functioning businesses.
The Kansas State Fair announced that Logan Evers, Great Bend, is the inaugural recipient of the Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship. Logan was chosen for exemplifying outstanding character, perseverance, work ethic, ingenuity and demonstrated scholastic achievement, consistent with the values endeared by the Holland family.
Jordyn Buntain, Great Bend, is a candidate to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center. Graduates will also be honored during a recognition and pinning ceremony at 3:30 p.m. the same day at White Concert Hall.
Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will feature ballet, modern, jazz, tap, a new West African social dance and more.
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