Wyandotte County Releases Study on Health Disparities & Socioeconomic Limitations: Race, Redlining, Infant Mortality

Dec. 5, 2016

H.E.A.T: A NEW 3 YEAR STUDY SHOWS INEQUALITY IN WYANDOTTE COUNTY, KANSAS Socioeconomic Limitations: Race, Redlining, Infant Mortality, Lead Poisoning, Length of Life and Healthcare Access KANSAS CITY, KS (NOV 2016) A new study released today by the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County (CHC) entitled H.E.A.T (Health Equity Action Transformation) will reveal problems related to health and health outcomes, ...

Mental Health Classes for Families

Dec. 2, 2016

NAMI will offer 4 KC Metro Classes for its Family-to-Family Program beginning Jan., 2017. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 12-session education program for family caregivers of adults living with mental illness. Mental illness includes major depression, major anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia. The course provides a broad perspective that will help parents, ...

Kansas City Remembers Icon, Faith Leader and Fundraiser Sister Olive Louise Dallavis

Dec. 2, 2016

(December 2, 2016) KANSAS CITY, MO – On December 1, 2016, Kansas City lost a leader in education, faith and fundraising with the passing of Sister Olive Louise Dallavis. She was 95. Serving as the president of Avila University for 24 years, S. Olive Louise cultivated the advice, friendship and donations from Kansas City’s business elites at a time when ...

Avila University Receives an Additional $1.15 Million to Support Goppert Performing Arts Center

Dec. 1, 2016

(November 29, 2016) KANSAS CITY, MO – The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation and the Sunderland Foundation have pledged a total of $1.15 million to help establish a new Avila University Goppert Performing Arts Center. The Mabee Foundation based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has issued a $750,000 challenge grant. To receive the challenge grant, Avila must raise an additional $2.9 million ...

iModules Software Higher Education Clients Experience a 17% Increase in Donations on #GivingTuesday

Nov. 30, 2016

Leawood, KS (November 30, 2016) – iModules Software, the leading provider of online giving technology for educational fundraisers, announced that their clients raised more than $6 million in online donations during #GivingTuesday, an increase of 17% over 2015. Occurring this year on November 29, hundreds of higher education institutions participated in #GivingTuesday to raise funds for scholarships, capital campaigns, and ...

Hanukkah Glow Party set for Dec. 17

Nov. 28, 2016

There’s nothing more fun than celebrating a holiday together with family, friends, food and frivolity! That’s exactly what’s in store for the community’s first Hanukkah Glow Party Beyachad Chogegim -Together We Celebrate, on Saturday evening, Dec. 17 in the Social Hall of the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W. 115th St., in Overland Park. (This year, Hanukkah officially begins at sundown ...

Avila University Receives Fulbright-Hays Grant for Group Projects Abroad Program

Nov. 28, 2016

Avila University has received a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the Fulbright-Hays Projects Abroad group study program. As the only university in Missouri or Kansas to be awarded this Fulbright grant during the 2016 fiscal year, Avila will recruit K-12 educators to participate in a summer study abroad program to Rwanda. The Fulbright-Hays grant is designated ...

Leadership Award Presented to Janice Kennedy, Goddard School Owner

Nov. 28, 2016

Janice Kennedy, owner of The Goddard School® located at 21820 W. 115th Terrace in Olathe, KS, has been presented with the Leadership Award by Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School. The award recognizes Kennedy for her leadership in mentoring fellow Goddard School owners, both in the Olathe area and throughout the country. Additional criteria include the adaptation ...

STA Students Warm Up the Community and Strive to Break a Record

Nov. 23, 2016

The students at St. Teresa’s Academy are trying to serve their neighbors in the community this December. And they’re adding a layer of fun to it, by trying to break a Guiness World Record! On Saturday, December 3rd, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., they will try to collect 5,150 coats at the school during that eight hour period, to ...

Park University Seniors to Display Art in Campanella Gallery Exhibit

Nov. 23, 2016

The artwork of a trio of Park University seniors will be on display in the Campanella Gallery on the University’s Parkville Campus from Monday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Jan. 27. A reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Gallery. The students exhibiting their work are: Troy Elliott, fine art and secondary education/K-12 ...

Reach Out and Read Kansas City Provides 1 Millionth Book to Local Family

Nov. 22, 2016

KANSAS CITY, KS, (November 18, 2016) — Reach Out and Read Kansas City is delivering their 1 millionth book at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 1st at the University of Kansas Hospital’s Pediatric Clinic (Level 3, Medical Office Building, 2052 Olathe Blvd). The millionth book will be given to a local family after their son’s 4 month well-child visit. Executive ...

Saint Thomas Aquinas Junior Maria Schmeer Achieves Top ACT Score

Nov. 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOTE: For more information about the student, please contact the Saint Thomas Aquinas directly at 913.319.2426. For more information about the ACT and ACT scores, please call Ed Colby at 319.337.1147 or e-mail Visit the ACT website at Junior Maria Schmeer Achieves Top ACT Score Maria Schmeer, daughter of Matthew and Karen and a junior ...

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President to Keynote Park University’s December 2016 Kansas City Area Commencement

Nov. 22, 2016

Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and a 1985 graduate of Park University, will present the keynote address at his alma mater’s Kansas City Area December 2016 Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 10. The ceremony will be held at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut in Independence, Mo., starting at 11 a.m. The event will include ...

Theatre in the Park Announces 2017 season including show at new arts & heritage center

Nov. 18, 2016

The Theatre in the Park’s (TTIP) 48th season will feature three premieres and three modern era American musical theatre classics. “Grease” is the word, as TTIP will open the new Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center (AHC) with the Broadway and hit movie musical, GREASE, in the Spring 2017. Monty Python’s hilarious SPAMALOT will be the first production on TTIP’s ...

Jewish Film Festival set for January 2017

Nov. 18, 2016

Kansas City’s 2017 Jewish Film Festival (KCJFF) will feature six diverse films from Israel and beyond. Now in its 18th year, The Festival is presented by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, (The J) opens Sunday evening, Jan. 8 and continues through Sunday Jan. 22. All the films will be screened in The White Theatre at the Jewish ...

SevenDays 2017 announced; Peace walk moves to Union Station

Nov. 18, 2016

(Kansas City) – In the continued effort to overcome tragedy produced by hatred, bigotry and ignorance, SevenDays™ Make a Ripple, Change the World will take place for the third year in the Greater Kansas City area Tuesday, April 18 through Monday, April 24, 2017. SevenDays™ 2017 continues the healing journey following the murders that took the lives of Dr. William ...

Park University Named Partner with It’s On Us Campus Innovation Program

Nov. 18, 2016

Park University is of 28 colleges/universities across the country — and the only school in Missouri or Kansas — selected as a partner with the It’s On Us Campus Innovation Program. Park and the other 27 institutions have made a commitment to take innovative action steps toward changing the culture around sexual assault on their respective campuses. The Campus Innovation ...

Missouri Gaming Association’s Project 21 Scholarship Applications Now Available - Deadline is March 1

Nov. 16, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Gaming Association, the statewide professional association of the Missouri casino industry, is inviting high school seniors to enter the 21st annual Project 21 scholarship competition. Two $1,500 first prize scholarships and four $1,000 second prize scholarships will be awarded. The deadline for submitting Project 21 scholarship entries to the Missouri Gaming Association is March ...

Last Surviving Member of Doolittle’s Raiders to Speak at 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack Event Hosted by Park University

Nov. 16, 2016

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Park University will host Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, 101 years old and the last surviving member of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, for a conversation on the significance of the air response that changed the course of World War II. The discussion, titled “Before 9/11, there was ...

Alzheimer’s Association Specialty License Plate

Nov. 16, 2016

With the passing of HB2473 last legislative session, the Kansas DMV is now accepting applications Alzheimer’s disease awareness license plates. With each purchase, $25 of the $30 application fee will be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, to pay for research and services provided by the association. With over 51,000 Kansans effected by Alzheimer’s disease this issue is near and dear ...

Bonner Springs City Library Gets Tablet to Help Patrons with E-Content

Nov. 15, 2016

Media Contact: Jack Granath | | (913) 441-2665 Lawrence, KS – Nov 15, 2016 – Bonner Springs City Library has received a grant from The Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) for an Android Tablet that can be used to help demonstrate the use of e-resources available to their patrons. Specifically, these tablets will enable libraries to promote the hoopla ...

Community Writing Workshop Inspired by Freedom of Speech

Nov. 15, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jack Granath, Director Bonner Springs City Library (913) 441-2665 | Bonner Springs, KS – The Bonner Springs City Library will host a Community Writing Workshop facilitated by Anthony Funari on December 13 at 6:30 at the library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, KS 66012. Members of the community and the surrounding area are ...

Bonner Springs City Library Receives Community Grant from the Best Buy Foundation

Nov. 15, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jack Granath, Director Bonner Springs City Library (913) 441-2665 | Bonner Springs, KS – The Bonner Springs City Library has been awarded a Community Grant from the Best Buy Foundation to purchase iPads for use in “Teenopolis – Summer Reading Movies and Music,” a library program that will allow teens to explore the movie- ...

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