Education

Women & Money classes at Johnson County Library

Aug. 29, 2014

For Immediate Release – August 29, 2014 Contact: Lynne Crabtree Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. 785-234-0217 x 330 lcrabtree@hcci-ks.org Women & Money Classes to be Offered at Johnson County Central Resource Library September 15 through October 27, 2014 Women of all ages are invited to enroll in the Women & Money classes to be offered on Monday evenings from 7:00 ...

Poet Xánath Caraza featured speaker at Park University’s Ethnic Voices Poetry Series

Aug. 29, 2014

Author Xánath Caraza will be the featured poet in the opening installment of Park University’s 2014-15 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series on Monday, Sept. 15, starting at 7 p.m. Caraza’s presentation will be held at the Mid-Continent Public Library – Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. A book signing will be held immediately after the event, which ...

Second annual ‘Groove to Amend’ concert brings support, awareness to KC Move to Amend

Aug. 28, 2014

Kansas City, MO–KC Move to Amend will hold its 2nd annual benefit concert, “Groove to Amend,” Saturday, Sept. 13, from 2-8 p.m. at The recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO. A $10 donation brings concert-goers five musical acts, featuring 2014 Pitch Music Album of the Year Award winners The Pedaljets, the Hardship Letters, the Invisibles (including former members of ...

KIPP Endeavor Academy, KCPD Tactical Response Team complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 28, 2014

CONTACT: Haley Bowman KIPP Endeavor Academy hbowman@kippendeavor.org (816) 241-3994 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2014 The 6th graders at KIPP Endeavor Academy have invited School Leader, Jake Schmitz and the Kansas City Police Department TAC Team 2 to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday, August 28th at 3:30 p.m. at KIPP Endeavor Academy. The 6th grade KIPPsters have ...

Price’s Raid, Then and Now” by Aaron Barnhart and Dianne Eickhoff

Aug. 27, 2014

How shall we remember the last great campaign of the Civil War in the West? “Price’s Raid, Then and Now,” by Aaron Barnhart & Diane Eickhoff, will be presented at the Westport Library, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, September 13 at 2pm. An additional speakers’ reception follows at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House, 40th and Baltimore. This talk ...

KCFAA hosts Community Town Hall Meeting

Aug. 27, 2014

THREE WORLD-RENOWN FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTORS TO DISCUSS THE TOPICS OF RACE, PLACE AND DIVERSITY AT THE GEM THEATER KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) will be hosting our first Community Town Hall Meeting this September discussing the significance of race and the importance of diversity at the Gem Theater. The theme will be “Race, Place ...

Park University to Host Screenings, Discussions on World War I Related Movies

Aug. 27, 2014

Movies related to the 100th anniversary of World War I will be featured as part of a Movie Talk series at Park University. A series of seven movies will be shown during the 2014-15 academic year in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus starting at 7 p.m. Following each movie, which are free and open to the ...

New facilities at Avila University bring state-of-the-art learning opportunities to Kansas City

Aug. 26, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 26, 2014 – It all started on a sun-speckled spring day back in March, with nearly 20 dignitaries including administrators and board members wielding hammers and knocking holes in an existing wall of the Hooley-Bundschu Library. Today, we celebrate the completion with a dedication and grand opening of Avila University’s new Learning Commons and the Marie ...

Van Horn Alumni Association announces 2014 Hall of Honor class

Aug. 26, 2014

The Van Horn High School Alumni Association, an organization composed of graduates of the Independence, MO, high school, recently announced the names of seven former students who will comprise the 2014 Class of the Van Horn Hall of Honor. They will be inducted into the Hall of Honor in a program at the school’s Little Theatre on Friday, September 5, ...

Men of MSU Sigma Pi Seek to “Diffuse Culture, Develop Character”

Aug. 25, 2014

Community Service and Philanthropy Events Highlight Fraternity Values in Upcoming Semester Springfield, MO, August 25, 2014– Fifty-two college men at Missouri State University are pioneering a movement to redefine society’s idea of what it really means to be in a fraternity, one puppy at a time. Today, Sigma Pi will begin their crusade to create positive relationships with their university ...

Local elementary school recognized nationally as a school of excellence

Aug. 24, 2014

Contact: Amanda Reese 913-952-4900 Comanche Elementary and Comanche PTA Recognized Nationally as a School of Excellence Overland Park, Kansas (8-25-2014) — National PTA® has recognized Comanche Elementary School and Comanche PTA as a National PTA School of Excellence for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. Research shows that when families and schools work together, student achievement increases, schools improve ...

Home School Creativity Studio program offered for ages 6-12 beginning Sept. 10

Aug. 20, 2014

Home school students will enjoy a variety of art activities during a program offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for youth ages six to 12 beginning in early September. The class is called Creativity Studio and is designed to supplement and support home school efforts. This six-week program will give students a chance to take part in ...

Longtime USD 204 Teacher Earns City’s Highest Honor

Aug. 20, 2014

For immediate release: August 19, 2014 Longtime Bonner Springs High School Teacher to Receive City’s Highest Honor Bonner Springs, KS – Chris Wood, a Language Arts teacher who has served 47 years with Bonner Springs High School, will be honored for her contributions to the community. Wood has been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the Marion Vaughn Community Service ...

Kansas City wins vote to host the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II, in 2016

Aug. 19, 2014

PRESS RELEASE #1 Kansas City wins vote to host the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II, in 2016 MidAmeriCon II, The 74th World Science Fiction Convention Kansas City, MO August 17-21, 2016 press@midamericon2.org www.midamericon2.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 19, 2014 London, UK - Kansas City, Missouri, has won the right to host the 74th World Science Fiction Convention ...

Yes Attitude” Workshop

Aug. 18, 2014

Best selling author, speaker, and success habits coach Erik Swanson will be presenting at KC Businesses on August 26th. The group meets every Tuesday at 9:00 at the Winsteads off 103rd and Metcalf. More information can be found at http://www.meetup.com/KCBusinesses. Erik will be presenting his Yes Attitude Workshop. He will be sharing tools on topics such as: - Master the ...

3rd Annual KC Yoga Festival coming to Convention Center

Aug. 18, 2014

Contact: Leah Morgan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: (816) 213-1014 kcyogafest@gmail.com MC YOGI MAKES HIS KC DEBUT AT THE 3RD ANNUAL KANSAS CITY YOGA FESTIVAL All Kansas City Yogis will converge on the KC Convention Center Kansas City, MO- Two local yoga studio owners, Angie Eckenroth and Leah Morgan are excited to bring the yoga community together for a third year ...

Union Station announces one-Week wxtension for Discovery of King Tut exhibit

Aug. 15, 2014

Exhibition now scheduled to close Sept. 14th. Attendance and enthusiasm for TUT shows no signs of slowing. (August 15, 2014) KANSAS CITY, MO - - Today officials with Kansas City’s Union Station announced that after several weeks of negotiations with the producers of The Discovery of King Tut, one additional week for the exhibition at Union Station has been secured. ...

Study: Small Kansas colleges have $980 million impact

Aug. 14, 2014

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 business output and improvements in health and public ...

Leading ALS researcher joins Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Aug. 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Jung Account Coordinator (913) 660-9626 (913) 963-8634 (cell) ljung@morningstarcomm.com Lisa Cambridge Director of Public Relations (816) 654-7038 (913) 602-8652 (cell) lcambridge@kcumb.edu Leading ALS Researcher Joins the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (Kansas City, Mo. – Aug.14, 2014) – The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) announces the appointment of Jingsong Zhou, ...

Crossroads Academy students plan downtown lemonade stands - Aug 27th

Aug. 14, 2014

Crossroads Academy students and staff are celebrating the beginning of the school year with Back-to-School Week in Downtown Kansas City. This fun event will feature six student-run Lemonade Stands from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Downtown locations highlighted below. Lemonade will cost $1 per cup. Downtown Community Improvement District Ambassadors will provide security and support at each lemonade ...

Presentation of T.A.K.E. Self-Defense Program on the Field at Kauffman Stadium is Sept. 6

Aug. 14, 2014

A presentation of The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation Self-Defense Seminar on the playing field at Kauffman Stadium will take place on Sept. 6. The Kansas City Royals, 99.7 The Point, and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District have teamed to present this free program. This award-winning program, which is being presented at Kauffman Stadium for the seventh year, ...

Wind Energy Industry Continues to Grow, Vatterott Offers Wind Technician Diploma in Kansas City

Aug. 13, 2014

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “[e]mployment of wind turbine technicians is projected to grow 24 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.” In response to this growth, Vatterott College in Wichita offers training with a Wind Technician Diploma program. The public is invited to a Back to School open house on August ...

Park University Earns Colleges of Distinction Accolade for Fourth Year in a Row

Aug. 13, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, Park University has been selected as one of less than 300 colleges and universities across the country to the 2014-15 Colleges of Distinction list. Park is one of just seven colleges/universities based in Missouri to earn the honor this year. The designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. ...


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