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FREE National College Fair - Coming to Kansas City Oct 5 and 6

July 28, 2014

The Kansas City National College Fair will be held on Sunday, October 5 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and Monday, October 6 from 8:30 am - 11:30 am. Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and hosted by the Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC), ...

The Park University International Center for Music Announces Its 2014-15 Concert Season Schedule

July 28, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—July 28, 2014 —The International Center for Music at Park University has announced the schedule for its 11th concert season, featuring internationally renowned guest artists as well as its own award-winning faculty and students. The 2014-15 Season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 27, with a performance by renowned violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi and will conclude with a special concert featuring ...

Growing Healthy Kids KC Summit Coming September

July 28, 2014

Growing Healthy Kids KC Summit Coming September Whole Foods Market to host free forum to connect parents, school representatives with healthy eating resources OVERLAND PARK, KS (July 28, 2014) – Whole Foods Market on 91st & Metcalf is hosting a free community forum to connect local parents, teachers and school representatives with area resources to support healthy eating initiatives for ...

UMKC School of Medicine taking applications for 2015 paramedic program

July 26, 2014

Contact: Paul Ganss, MS, NRP, NCEE EMS Education Program Director 816-235-5355 (O) 816-590-8560 (C) ganssp@umkc.edu KANSAS CITY, MO (July 25, 2014) -- The application period for the 2015 Paramedic class is now open at the UMKC School of Medicine EMS Education program. This will be the fourth Paramedic class at the School of Medicine since the program started in 2012. ...

Northland Family-to Family Course Begins Sept.09, 2014

July 23, 2014

Mental illness is an equal opportunity disease that often strikes suddenly and without warning. Family members struggle to understand the diagnosis and to take care of themselves and their loved one. There are so many questions for the family, but few resources to provide answers. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a free, 12- week course for ...

New Report Shows Kansas Private Colleges Add $981 Million Annually to Kansas Economy

July 23, 2014

Contact: Matt Lindsey – (785) 235-9877 – matt@kscolleges.org TOPEKA – According to a new study, Kansas’s eighteen private colleges generate $980.1 million in new income each year for the Kansas economy. The economic impact of the colleges is sufficient to create 21,968 new jobs in Kansas every year and generate $2.8 billion in social benefits to the state through increased ...

Washburn Law #6 on preLaw’s list of “Largest employment gains by school”

July 22, 2014

News Release July 22, 2014 Contact: Shelia A. Summers, Director of Marketing Communications, (785) 670-1784, shelia.summers@washburn.edu Washburn Law #6 on preLaw’s list of “Largest employment gains by school” Topeka, Kan. – After jumping 14.8 percentage points, Washburn University School of Law was named a top law school in increasing employment gains from 2011 to 2013. The listing "Largest employment gains ...

MNU Chosen to Help Change Demographics of Teaching Workforce

July 22, 2014

MidAmerica Nazarene University announced that it is one of 10 universities nationwide selected by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to participate in the Association’s first Networked Improvement Community (NIC). The initiative of this group is aimed at increasing the diversity of the nation’s teacher candidate pool by focusing on recruitment of more Black and Hispanic/Latino men in ...

Park University Promotes Goddard to Vice President and General Counsel; Hershey Appointed Vice President for Entrepreneurial Ventures

July 21, 2014

Park University has promoted Courtney E. Goddard, J.D., to the position of vice president and general counsel, and Roger W. Hershey, J.D., L.L.M., has been appointed vice president for entrepreneurial ventures, effective July 18, as announced by Park President David Fowler. Courtney E. Goddard, J.D. Goddard, who has been employed in the University’s Office of General Counsel the last seven ...

Fraunfelder joins MU School of Medicine as chair of ophthalmology department

July 17, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Frederick Fraunfelder, M.D., M.B.A., has joined the University of Missouri School of Medicine as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. Fraunfelder comes to MU from the Casey Eye Institute and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, where he served as a professor of ophthalmology and as the chief of the cornea, external disease and refractive ...

Helene Bee awarded U.S. Department of State YES Abroad Scholarship to study in Indonesia

July 16, 2014

Contacts: The AFS-USA YES Abroad Team, yesabroad@afsusa.org, 1.800.876.2376 x2216 Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, eca-press@state.gov Helene Bee Awarded U.S. Department of State YES Abroad Scholarship to Study in Indonesia for a Year 7-15-14 Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of State has awarded Helene Bee, a high school student in Edwardsville, KS, one of 65 scholarships to study abroad ...

SUBWAY® Restaurants Partner with Kansas City Public Libraries to Promote Summer Reading

July 15, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. (July 1, 2014) — Kansas City Public Libraries are partnering with SUBWAY® restaurants and the SUBWAY® Summer Reading Program to encourage participants to maintain reading skills throughout the school year. Children and teens interested in the program can pick up a SUBWAY® restaurants reading card at their local library. “As parents approach the summer break, many are ...

Ravencrest Publishing Releases Handler’s Boy Who Spoke To God Offering Teachers 25% Discount

July 11, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ravencrest Publishing Releases Handler’s Boy Who Spoke to God Offering Teachers 25% Discount! Contact: Eleni Xenos (Ravencrest Publishing) 314-495 8796 Julie Ballou: (Pathway) 800-345 6665 ST Louis, MO (July 14, 2014): Ravencrest Publishing has just released in hardcover, Randa Handler’s much talked about children’s book, The Boy Who Spoke To God. ISBN: 978-1-932824-18-6 (hc); (ebook-978-1-62467-237-8 $4.99 published ...

Learn the Value of Nutrition and Exercise at Senior Star at Wexford Place July 15

July 10, 2014

Senior Star at Wexford Place is pleased to announce the Live Well speakers’ series with Walgreens will focus on nutrition and exercise at 11 a.m. July 15 at 6500 North Cosby Avenue, Kansas City. A Walgreens pharmacist will begin by presenting a complete nutritional breakdown of food intake based on a diet of 2,000 calories per day including foods to ...

Warkoczewski Public Observatory Presentation

July 10, 2014

45th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing and Free Public Presentation with observing A free public presentation about NASA and the United States’ landing the first humans on the Moon will precede the opening of the Warkoczewski Observatory. The presentation by staff astronomers and a Solar System Ambassador will highlight the “U.S. Manned Space Flight” and the Apollo landing followed ...

Park University Designated a 2014 Best Value School

July 7, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—July 7, 2014 — Park University is one of 20 colleges/universities nationwide to receive a Best Value School distinction by University Research & Review, an organization created by former college/university presidents, provosts, professors and chief executive officers to recognize unique and reasonably priced American universities and colleges. Park is the only college/university based in the Kansas City region to ...

Kansas City Students Named to McPherson College Honor Roll, Honorable Mention Roll

July 2, 2014

McPherson College has named its Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Honor Roll and Honorable Mention Rolls. To qualify for the honor roll, students must be a full-time student and earn a grade point average of 3.55 or higher during the previous term. Students earning a grade-point average from 3.25 to 3.54 are named to the honorable mention roll. The following ...

Morgan Stanley Grants Additional Funds to Harvesters—The Community Food Network

July 1, 2014

Kansas City, MO —July 1, 2014—Harvesters—The Community Food Network today announced a $25,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to fund its BackSnack program, a child hunger initiative that helps ensure kids are fed on weekends. This grant is the second gift Harvesters has received from Morgan Stanley, bringing the total to $75,000. The grant is part of the latest phase in ...

SUBWAY® Restaurants Partner with Kansas City Public Libraries to Promote Summer Reading

July 1, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. (July 1, 2014) — Kansas City Public Libraries are partnering with SUBWAY® restaurants and the SUBWAY® Summer Reading Program to encourage participants to maintain reading skills throughout the school year. Children and teens interested in the program can pick up a SUBWAY® restaurants reading card at their local library. “As parents approach the summer break, many are ...

Park Universitytrustees announce interim president

June 30, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—June 30, 2014 — Ann Mesle, chair of the Park University Board of Trustees, and her fellow trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of David Fowler as the interim president of Park University. Fowler will join the Park community on Tuesday, July 1, and will serve as interim president until the 16th president of Park University is hired. ...

Host families for high school exchange students needed

June 30, 2014

International Cultural Exchange Services is currently looking for host families for high school students from over 20 different countries!! If you or someone you know would be interested in hosting an exchange student please contact me. Christee Reschke ICES Local Coordinator christeereschke@gmail.com 913-526-4597

Columbia Area Career Center Wins SkillsUSA National Culinary Contest

June 30, 2014

For more information contact Brook Harlan – 573-268-7967 or bharlan@columbia.k12.mo.us Media site for large resolution pictures http://caccculinary.blogspot.com/p/2014-skillsusa-pictures-large-resolution.html Kansas City, MO June 28, 2014 Chormaic Sullivan, 2014 Rock Bridge High School graduate placed first in the SkillsUSA Culinary Arts national competition, and Austin Scoles, 2014 Rock Bridge High School graduate placed second in the SkillsUSA Commercial Baking national competition for high ...

New parenting book asks if children can choose their faith

June 24, 2014

Be-Asia McKerracher, author of the newly published Secular Parenting in a Religious World, is confronting the issue of child choice in faith—head on. She notes that “we give young people the right to choose so much in their life. Why not let them choose something as important as their faith? All across America, children are being handed a religion from ...


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