Education

An Afternoon of Jazz

April 23, 2015

The Annual Blue Springs Jazz Concert is this Thursday afternoon featuring Paul Kinder MS, Brittany Hill MS, the BSHS Jazz Lab Band and the Wildcat Jazz Ensemble. Admission is $5. Additional Information on WJE Wildcat Jazz has annually performed on the Branson Belle Showboat. In addition, WJE has the distinct honor of being the first high school group allowed to ...

Dancing in the Stacks: A Celebration of Children’s Books and Literature

April 23, 2015

Owen/Cox Dance Group’s Take the Stage Program presents its Outreach Event of-the-Year: Dancing in the Stacks--A Celebration of Children’s Books and Literature on Friday, May 15 at 6:30 PM in the Truman Forum Auditorium at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. The event is free-of-charge and open to the public. See Excellence in Action when Our Students ...

Earth Day Celebration Pairs Kansas City Students with Environmental Mentors

April 23, 2015

(Kansas City, KS) Students participating in the GM GREEN program through the Blue River Watershed Association got their feet wet as they worked to actively address water quality issues on Earth Day, April 22, in Kansas City, KS. The General Motors Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GM GREEN) encourages a community-wide approach to help youth better understand their impact on ...

Jeremy Johnson receives John J. Killian Scholarship

April 22, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tabor College Office of Public Relations and Communications Katrina Hancock Director of Communications Office: (620) 947-3121 Ext. 1225 Cell: (620) 877-0095 communications@tabor.edu Jeremy Johnson receives John J. Killian Scholarship HILLSBORO, Kan. – Tabor College announces that Jeremy Johnson received the John J. Killian Scholarship worth $1,250 towards his education. Johnson was nominated by business professor Norm Hope. ...

Park University Earns “Best Value School” Designation for Second Consecutive Year

April 21, 2015

For the second straight year, Park University is one of 15 colleges/universities nationwide to receive a Best Value School distinction from University Research & Review. Park is the only college/university based in the Kansas City region to earn a spot on the list, and is one of two Missouri schools to be honored. UR&R, an organization dedicated to improving the ...

KCADC President/CEO to Present Keynote Address at Park University’s Kansas City Area May Commencement

April 20, 2015

Bob Marcusse, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Area Development Council, will provide the keynote address at Park University’s Kansas City Area May Commencement on Saturday, May 9. The ceremony will be held at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut in Independence, Mo., starting at 11 a.m. More than 555 Park University students are eligible ...

Free intensive music classes for children of Northeast KC

April 19, 2015

HARMONY PROJECT KC, a new outreach program of Northeast Community Center provides free intensive after-school and weekend music instruction to students ages 6 to 12. An affiliate of Harmony Project in LA, this research-based program provides underprivileged children in our Northeast Community the opportunity to significantly improve social skills and academic achievement. Students from 12 area public and charter schools ...

2015 Jazz Palette Composition Contest Winners Announced

April 17, 2015

KANSAS CITY -- The American Jazz Museum is proud to present the winning compositions from our Jazz Palette composition contest in a special performance by the Hermon Mehari Quintet in the Blue Room, Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. “The opportunity to combine another public program such as this type of event with our current exhibition in the Changing ...

Rockhurst University to Observe Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 16, 2015

Contact: Tim Linn Marketing Communications Writer timothy.linn@rockhurst.edu 816-501-4892 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2015 Kansas City, MO – On Monday, April 20, the Rockhurst University community will commemorate the victims of the Holocaust during the University’s annual observance of Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, in cooperation with the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., ...

Park University Recognizes Academic Achievements at 2015 Honors Convocation

April 16, 2015

Park University students, faculty and staff were recognized for their exceptional scholarly efforts from the 2014-15 school year at the University’s annual Honors Convocation on April 15, held in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. In addition to a number of departmental academic honors, the University acknowledged outstanding students and faculty with a variety of special awards. ...

The Urban Scholastic Center Promotes Literacy in Wyandotte County’s Urban Core

April 16, 2015

Urban Scholastic Center 2900 Minnesota Avenue Kansas City, KS 66102 913.281.9828 www.theusc.org Contact: Misha Lewis, USC misha@theusc.org Office: 913.281.9828 Ext. 2 Cell: 913.484.6136 Kansas City, Kansas, April 18th, 2015—“In middle class neighborhoods there are about 13 book titles for every child. By contrast, in neighborhoods of lower socioeconomic status, there is only one book title for every 300 children.” (Susan ...

PerformOUTKC is seeking actor, dancers & singers for its’ sensational summer season.

April 15, 2015

For Immediate Release PerformOUTKC, Kansas City’s LGBTQIA choral and theater arts program announces its 2015 summer season casting call and membership registration. Seeking - Actors, dancers, singers, musicians, writers and visual artists; ages 14-22 for the following shows. Kansas City, MO – June 20 will see the presentation of “That Wasn’t Me,” a comical look at stereotypes in and about ...

Local artist and educator to receive awards at national arts education conference in KC

April 14, 2015

Kansas City, Mo. – Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA) will present annual distinguished artist and educator awards at its host event for the Young Audiences National Arts in Education Conference on Thursday, April 23. To be held at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the reception will showcase arts education efforts in Kansas City to Young Audiences representatives from more than ...

Grain Valley High School Students Learn Valuable Lessons

April 14, 2015

This Wednesday, April 15th students at Grain Valley High School in conjunction with the Grain Valley Police Department, Missouri Highway Patrol and the Central Jackson County Fire Department will take part in a program aimed at educating young drivers about the consequences and impact of risky driving behaviors. The Missouri Highway Patrol will show the video, "Gone Too Soon," showing ...

National Library Week – Dance Party in the Stacks!

April 13, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2015 Contact Rebka Sakati Telephone 402-216-3736 Email takethestagekc@gmail.com Website www.takethestagekc.org What: Dance Party in the Stacks workshop Where: Plaza Library Branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112 When: Friday, April 17th at 6:30p Celebrate National Library Week with Owen/Cox Dance Group’s Take the Stage program. Grab your tennis shoes and get ready to let ...

LAFYI Hosts Sticks & Stones - Bullying Presentation

April 13, 2015

Liberty Alliance for Youth, Inc. (LAFYI) is hosting a special screening of “Sticks & Stones”, a movie about bullying followed by a panel discussion. This free event is Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 PM in the Performing Arts Theater of Liberty Community Center, 1600 S Withers Road, Liberty MO. The program is appropriate for eighth graders and high school students ...

Park University Hosting Discussion on Diversity

April 13, 2015

Parkville, Mo.—April 13, 2015 — Park University, in conjunction with The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, will host a “Unity Within Diversity” discussion on Wednesday, April 22, starting at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus. The event is free and open to the public. The dialogue will include a trio of panelists: Matt Rice, ...

Professional Women’s Group Lands In Lawrence, Kansas; Partners With Popular Venue

April 12, 2015

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2015 Contact: Laura Wynn LJ Holding Co Inc (913) 396-3494 Laura@LauraWynn.com Linking Women Networking Organization Launches First Local Chapter in Partnership with The Oread Hotel Lawrence, Kansas: Linking Women Networking Organization, a national membership group connecting professional women, has added a chapter designed to engage and expand businesses operating in the Lawrence, Eudora, Topeka and ...

Church Hill Classics Announces Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2015 Finalist John Williams of Independence, Missouri

April 10, 2015

Monroe, CT - April 2, 2015 — Church Hill Classics (CHC), a leading manufacturer and online retailer in the college diploma frame industry, announced today the 24 Finalists of its 7th Annual Frame My Future Scholarship Contest. This nationwide Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2015 asked students to submit an original creation expressing what they hope to achieve in their ...

Bilingual Comic Book Character “AMIGOMAN” by Kansas City Creator to be Featured on Johnson County Library 2015 Summer Activities Book Cover.

April 10, 2015

Kansas City, KS – April 10, 2015: Strong Ave. Studios is pleased to announce that our bilingual comic book super hero AMIGOMAN™ will be featured on the cover of Johnson County (Kansas) Library Calendar of ACTIVITIES and Guide to Services 2015 Summer Edition. The 2015 Calendar of ACTIVITIES and Guide to Services will feature the AMIGOMAN character on both front ...

Park University’s Howell Awards Honors Leadership Achievements

April 9, 2015

Parkville, Mo.—April 9, 2015 — In celebration of the leadership achievements of Park University students, faculty and staff during the 2014-15 academic year, the Office of Student Life and the Park Student Government Association co-hosted the 20th annual Dr. Doris A. Howell Leadership Awards on April 8 on the University’s Parkville Campus. The banquet is named for Howell, a 1944 ...

Donnelly College Receives National Science Foundation Grant

April 9, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 8, 2015--Donnelly College will hold a press conference on Friday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. announcing details of a major grant the College recently received. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the grant to Donnelly's Project S4 (Scholarships and Supports for STEM Success). This $619,800 grant will provide scholarships for more than 50 students pursuing majors ...

University of Saint Mary Groundbreaking Celebrates Start of Wide-Reaching Campus Expansion

April 8, 2015

(Leavenworth, Kan.)—Marking the start of the university’s most ambitious campus improvement vision to date, the University of Saint Mary will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the multi-million-dollar Campus for Tomorrow plan at 3 p.m. Friday, April 17, outside McGilley Field House on the USM main campus in Leavenworth, 4100 South 4th Street. The groundbreaking focuses on the centerpiece of the ...


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