Education

Park students elect 2014-15 student government officers, senators

April 18, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—April 18, 2014 — Park University students elected their representatives — executive board and senators — for the 2014-15 Park Student Government Association. Jeremy Barnes, a sophomore biology major, from Buckner, Mo. (attended Fort Osage High School, Independence, Mo.), was elected president. Other executive staff elected: Vice President — Kellen Appollis, freshman psychology major, Overland Park, Kan. (attended Olathe ...

Gov. Nixon issues statement on data showing the impact of Senate Bill 509 on funding for local public schools

April 17, 2014

Senate Bill 509 would drain $620 million annually from public education and other priorities. Jefferson City – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement regarding data requested by the Missouri School Boards Association showing the impact Senate Bill 509 would have on local school districts across the state. “These new numbers show that if the legislature succeeds in punching ...

St. Thomas Aquinas student wins $1,000 journalism scholarship

April 16, 2014

The Journalism Education Association announced its National High School Journalist of the Year and Sister Rita Jeanne Abicht Scholarship winners April 13 during closing ceremonies of the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Convention in San Diego. Taylor R. Blatchford of Mountain Vista High School, Highlands Ranch, Colo., was named the 2014 Journalist of the Year. Her adviser is Mark Newton, ...

NASA Grant Awarded to MNU Professor

April 15, 2014

NASA Grant Awarded to MNU Professor OLATHE, KAN, -- Physics professor Andrew Overholt, PhD, learned last week that he and two colleagues will receive a $500,000 NASA Exobiology grant over three years to study the “Terrestrial Impact of Nearby Supernovae.” MNU’s portion of the grant is $150,000 which will be used to support the research, obtain additional computer equipment and ...

Olathe Med’s CEO Receives MNU’s Lifetime Achievement Award

April 15, 2014

OLATHE, KAN, -- Olathe icon Frank H. Devocelle, president and CEO of Olathe Health System, Inc. (OHSI), was honored with MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Lifetime Achievement Award at President’s Honors, the university’s annual scholarship fundraising gala, April 11, 2014. During more than 40 years of service, Devocelle has led the growth of a small community hospital to a comprehensive regional health ...

Post-McCutcheon, KCMTA Presents “Challenging Corporate Power & Creating Democracy”

April 15, 2014

For immediate release contact: Mary Lindsay 816-885-9996 Move To Amend Co-Founder to Speak on “Challenging Corporate Power & Creating Democracy” Kansas City, MO–KC Move to Amend and the UMKC Economics Club will present Move To Amend co-founder and spokesperson David Cobb on his national “Barnstorming Tour” Tues., April 22 at 7 pm at Pierson Auditorium, UMKC, 5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas ...

Lees Summit Teacher Curates Student Art Exhibit at State Capitol

April 15, 2014

Press Release A Lees Summit Art Teacher, Stephanie Mennemeyer, has installed a permanent Student Art Exhibit in the Missouri State Capitol! Supported by the Missouri Art Education Association (MAEA) and Missouri Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE), The Inaugural Senate Exhibit has been hung at the Missouri State Capitol! Through the approval of the Capitol Commission, MAEA and MAAE were able ...

Park Universitys Annual Cultural Sharing Event to Feature Micronesia

April 15, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—April 15 — Park University, which boasts more than 600 international students from 103 countries, including 350 at the University’s Parkville Campus, will highlight the food, history, traditions and arts of the Federated States of Micronesia during its 10th annual Cultural Sharing event on Friday, April 25. The event, held on the Parkville Campus, is open to the public. ...

Local youth selected to attend leadership training for 4-H Ag Innovators Experience in D.C.

April 14, 2014

Contact: Doug Gaehle, Osborn Barr, 314/236-6924 Erin Robbins, Osborn Barr, 314/236-6965 National 4-H Council and Monsanto collaborate to prepare future generation of ag leaders KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 3, 2014)—Isis Thompson of Kansas City, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to learn more about aquaculture and to receive training to help lead the 2014 4-H Ag Innovators Experience, presented by Monsanto. ...

Host Families Needed for High School Exchange Students

April 14, 2014

For immediate release: Local Contact --Heather Garner--816-728-3219-- email 456mom@gmail.com; Regional contact--Nancy Paschal--260-312-3377-- email nancy@world-heritage.org; National office toll- free 1-800-888-9040; www.whhosts.com World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a highly respected, non- profit, public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Japan, China, South Korea, Russia, Norway, Denmark, the Middle East, ...

Park University Seniors to Display Art Work in Campanella Gallery

April 14, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—April 14, 2014 — The art work of three Park University seniors will be on display at the Campanella Gallery on the University’s Parkville Campus from Sunday, April 27, to Sunday, May 18. A reception will be held on Wednesday, April 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the Gallery. Students featured include Elisha Bailey, a fine art major ...

Park Universitys International Center for Music features students in Young Artist Showcase

April 11, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—April 11, 2014 — Students from Park University’s International Center for Music will be featured in the ICM’s Young Artist Showcase concert on Saturday, April 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission to the concert, which concludes the ICM’s 2013-14 Concert Series, is free and open to the public. The ...

Park University student newspaper wins awards at MCMA conference

April 11, 2014

Park University’s student newspaper, The Stylus, earned 25 awards at the annual Missouri College Media Association conference on April 5 in Kirksville, Mo. Competing in Division 3 (small 4-year colleges and universities) of the awards contest, The Stylus brought home two of the biggest awards from the conference — the Sweepstakes Award, given to the newspaper earning the most award ...

Fundraiser for Roeland Park City Hall Arts Commission

April 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jen Harris, co-owner createfulstudios@gmail.com: Email 913-575-6795: Phone www.createfulstudios.com Roeland Park, KS May 3, 2014 7-9p Roeland Park City Hall 4600 W 51st St #200 Roeland Park, KS 66205 All ages! No cover! Fundraiser for the Arts Headline: Fundraiser for Roeland Park City Hall Arts Commission Join Createful Studios at Roeland Park City Hall (RPCH) on ...

Youth in More than 30 Communities Serve in Honor of Global Youth Service Day

April 10, 2014

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Lacey Helmig Communications and Media Coordinator 816-472-9822 (o) 503-927-1345 (c) lhelmig@yvc.org Kansas City, Mo. – Youth are volunteering in more than 30 communities through Kansas City-based Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) in honor of Global Youth Service Day on April 12. The day of service was initiated by Youth Service America and is the largest service event ...

ConQuesT 45 - Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

April 10, 2014

The Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society is pleased to announce ConQuesT 45: ConQuesT Noir. The convention is being held over the Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, at the Downtown Marriott, Kansas City, MO near the Power and Light District. ConQuesT, founded in 1972, is one of the oldest enduring science fiction and fantasy conventions held in the Midwest. ...

Park University’s Howell Awards Honors Leaders, Programs

April 10, 2014

In celebration of the leadership achievements of Park University students, faculty and staff during the 2013-14 academic year, the Office of Student Life and the Park Student Government Association co-hosted the 19th annual Dr. Doris A. Howell Leadership Awards Banquet on April 9 on the University’s Parkville Campus. The banquet is named for Howell, a 1944 Park graduate and an ...

Dr. Claud Anderson Coming to Kansas City

April 9, 2014

Join us as President of The Harvest Institute, Dr Claud Anderson, comes to Kansas City to discusses the importance of group economics in the black community.Come out and gain insight on the importance of buying black and the consequences that come with doing the opposite. Guests will have a chance to join our Q&A discussion on the issues that surround ...

National Dream Hotline®

April 9, 2014

Search ANY web browser for National Dream Hotline® and all will point you to the School of Metaphysics 26th annual National Dream Hotline®. The Missouri based school with dreamschool.org sponsors a continuous, round the clock, free-call-in Dream Hotline the last weekend in April - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 25, 26 and 27. School of Metaphysics research shows that dreams ...

Communities In Schools is Helping More Kids Succeed as Organization Grows

April 9, 2014

Lawrence-based Communities In Schools of Kansas, Inc. has officially changed its name to Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc. (CIS of Mid-America) to better reflect the growth of the organization to a four-state region that includes Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Missouri. In Kansas City, CIS of Mid-America is proud to provide services to vulnerable students at M.E. Pearson Elementary and ...

Pioneer Run to Benefit Children in the Northland

April 9, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2014 Contact Andrea McKown, Development Director 816-420-9005 or andrea@neec.us Kansas City, Mo – Northland Early Education Center is hosting its annual Pioneer Run on Saturday, March 31, 2014 at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. The event will feature a 5K run and a two-mile walk at English Landing Park in Parkville, Mo. ...

45th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse - Opens Saturday, April 26

April 8, 2014

What: Kansas City’s Top Designers Transform the 45th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse Where: 1246 W. 59th Street, KCMO The 45th Designers’ Showhouse Spring Tour – Saturday, April 26, 2014 – Sunday, May 18, 2014 Tickets: $15 and $18 at the door. The Time: Showhouse will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday from ...

Local Teen Receives Prestigious Title “Champion of Young Children”

April 8, 2014

PRESS RELEASE Contact Michael Quijas 816-313-9586 mquijas01@yahoo.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL TEEN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS TITLE “CHAMPION OF YOUNG CHILDREN” Overland Park, KS - This Wednesday Tyler Nelson, a 17 yr. old race car driver and proud member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, will be publicly acknowledged by All Around Child, Center for Exploration & Development ...


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