Education

Park University, Coro Kansas City Announce 2016 Class for Summer Internship in Public Affairs

May 24, 2016

The Coro Kansas City Summer Internship in Public Affairs program, offered through a partnership with Park University’s Hauptmann School of Public Affairs, has announced its 2016 class of interns. Coro Kansas City is designed to develop future community leaders through exposure to community issues, leadership development, civic leaders and organizations. It is a demanding and full-time eight-week internship, and requires ...

Fletcher Promoted to Director of Career Development at Park University

May 23, 2016

Park University’s Office of University Relations and Development has announced the promotion of Leah Fletcher to the position of director of career development. Fletcher, who previously served the University as assistant director of career development and as a career counselor since August 2013, began her new duties today. As director of career development, Fletcher oversees the University’s Career Development Center ...

Local Teens PItch to Support Kansas City House of Hope & Hurting Teens within the Greater Kansas City Area

May 23, 2016

For Immediate Release Contact Leslie Alford 816-739-2023 leslie@houseofhopekc.net Local Teens Pitch to Support Kansas City House of Hope & Hurting Teens within the Greater KC Area Midwest Sports Productions’ in partnership with House of Hope Kansas City Offers Parents Support & Guidance to detect if their teen is struggling with depression or suicidal emotions during peak summer “at-risk” periods Overland ...

McPherson College Announces Honor Roll, Honorable Mention

May 20, 2016

McPherson College has recognized its highest academic achievers in their spring 2016 Honor Roll and Honorable Mention students. 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. ...

Cross Honored with CSE Distinguished Service Award

May 19, 2016

For further information, contact: Maria Preston-Cargill, Vice President of Marketing, Allen Press, Inc. mcargill@allenpress.com | tel: 785.865.9265 LAWRENCE, Kan. – May 19, 2016 – On Monday, the Council of Science Editors (CSE) recognized Tim Cross, Allen Press Product Education Manager, with a Distinguished Service Award. Cross has served as a CSE volunteer in a variety of positions for more than ...

153 Graduate From McPherson College Class of 2016

May 18, 2016

Circles, bowls, and an empty podium were the key images for the McPherson College Class of 2016 to take with them from Commencement. On May 15, MC recognized the accomplishment of the 153 graduating master’s and bachelor’s students – a class 20 percent larger than in 2015. Dr. Becki Bowman, associate professor of communication, was the first to address the ...

Olathe Northwest High in National Robotics League Championship

May 18, 2016

Cleveland, OH – May 15, 2016 -- Olathe Northwest High School spent months of work to join 63 teams from seven states and Puerto Rico for the National Robotics League (NRL) national competition at California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA, on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21. On Friday the teams will complete required safety, documentation and team interviews. The robot ...

KCB Bank honors Junior Board members

May 17, 2016

Kearney, Mo. (May 17, 2016) – The KCB Bank Junior Board of Directors Class of 2016 held its awards ceremony on May 2. During the award-winning program, Kearney High School, Liberty High School and Liberty North High School students spent the first half of the school year learning about budget management, financial planning and the importance of keeping a good ...

Park University Announces Wolf as Associate Vice President of Campus Center Operations

May 12, 2016

Park University has appointed Kena M. Wolf as associate vice president of campus center operations. Wolf began her duties at Park on April 4. Wolf comes to Park following a 16-year stint at DeVry University, most recently serving as executive director of admissions for the past seven years. While at DeVry, she also served as director of high school programs ...

National Association for Campus Activities Elects Ebony M. Ramsey to its Board of Directors

May 11, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The members of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) recently elected Ebony M. Ramsey to its board of directors. Ramsey is the director for student involvement in the Center for Student Involvement at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. Also, Ramsey is a doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. program in higher education & leadership at Colorado ...

Area resident attends Sustainability Leadership Institute

May 11, 2016

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Morningside College) – Morningside College student Jessica Paxton, daughter of Stacy Paxton of Kansas City, Kan., and Scott Paxton of Cleveland, Mo., recently attended the Sustainability Leadership Institute at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Paxton is a 2014 graduate of the Sumner Academy of Arts & Science. The Sustainability Leadership Institute was a workshop where college students ...

Johnson County Adult Education Names Scholarship Recipients

May 11, 2016

Johnson County Adult Education (JCAE) recently announced several scholarship awards that came from Johnson County Community College Foundation, which strives to provide access to Johnson County Community College (JCCC). JCCC has partnered with the JCCC Foundation and JCAE for the past several years to increase scholarships available to top GED graduates. “These scholarships ease the financial burden of higher education ...

Thinking Of Fusing Style With Substance, How About A Career In Fashion Designing?

May 11, 2016

You must have heard of a lot many kind of designing courses like communication design courses, industrial design courses fashion designing courses, or those diplomas that promise you a vibrant career in designing. However, the most enticing one among these is the fashion designing course that brings out the sensitive, imaginative you live in the most glamorous manner. No doubt, ...

BMW Partnered with Bill Plant School

May 10, 2016

BMW have recently partnered with the Bill Plant School of Motoring and will supply over 3,600 vehicles to the business over the next three years. The driving school decided to replace the Audi A3 with the BMW 1 Series 5-door Sports Hatch Diesel, largely because of the better fuel economy and the higher level of standard specification. They will also ...

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work conference on concussion June 10

May 9, 2016

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work conference on concussion June 10 to feature former NFL linebacker Anthony Davis and sports and medical experts Public conference to focus on recognizing and responding to concussion Overland Park, Kan. — For anyone who thinks concussions are only something professional athletes need to worry about, think again. Concussions can occur in any sport, at any ...

Conceal Carry Delayed for Missouri College Campuses

May 9, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY—(9 May 2016) Conceal carry legislation backed by the Missouri Federation of College Republicans (MOCR) aiming at state schools and public transportation, was amended to exclude college students, passed in the Missouri House on Thursday. “I am disappointed that students on our Missouri campuses cannot defend themselves. Safety should not be the cost of a college degree,” said MOCR ...

Kansas City Play Experts Speak at National Children’s Museum Conference

May 6, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Local play experts Lauranne Hess and Jimmy Holmes of Kansas City’s Planet Play will share ideas for making play accessible to all children when they lead a discussion of “Play Everywhere! Catalyze Play Across Your Community,” Saturday, May 7, at InterActivity, a national conference for children’s museum professionals. InterActivity is the annual gathering of the Association ...

Heartland Mediators Association 2016 President’s Award Recipient

May 6, 2016

Heartland Mediators Association Riley County Judge Receives President’s Award Heartland Mediators Association honored Judge Meryl Wilson with the President’s Award Friday, August 29th at their annual conference in Kansas City. The President’s Award honors members of the public, media, or government who have contributed significantly this past year in increasing public awareness of mediation. Judge Meryl Wilson serves as the ...

Jamaal Charles to Visit Horizon Academy

May 6, 2016

ROELAND PARK, Kan. – Jamaal Charles, star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, has agreed to speak at Horizon Academy, Kansas City’s only school for students with learning disabilities. Recently, Jamaal was featured in the KC Star where he disclosed his personal struggles with a learning disability. It took the strong support of a loving family and some very ...

Kansas City Play Experts Speak at National Children’s Museum Conference

May 5, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 5, 2016) – Local play experts Lauranne Hess and Jimmy Holmes of Kansas City’s Planet Play will share ideas for making play more accessible to all children when they lead a discussion of “Play Everywhere! Catalyze Play Across Your Community,” Saturday, May 7, at InterActivity, a national conference for children’s museum professionals. InterActivity is the annual ...

Douglass Elementary School Students Create Native Garden to Reduce Stormwater

May 4, 2016

CONTACT: Lynn Youngblood Blue River Watershed Association Brwa.Lynn@gmail.com 816-462-5199 Kansas City, KS – Students from Douglass Elementary School are working to reduce stormwater runoff by creating a native plant garden at their school on Wednesday, May 4 at 2 p.m. The project is part of an international program called GM GREEN (General Motors Global Rivers Environmental Education Network) through the ...

Students at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School Spend Day in Service to Others

May 4, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: Students Spend Day in Service to Others CONTACT: Michael Cullinan, Principal 913-402-3950 mike.cullinan@stmichaelcp.org WHAT: Day-long activities to meet community needs on the School’s 5th annual Go Forth to Serve Day WHEN: Friday, May 6, 2016 8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. All School Mass 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Faith Families - Recycling Olympics 11:15 a.m. – Noon Presentations ...

2016 Graduation Ceremony 500 REACH Virtual Learning Center

May 4, 2016

The 500 REACH Virtual Learning Center celebrates the awarding of high school diplomas to students who have successfully completed their coursework for a high school diploma. The graduation ceremony will be held at the Trinity Community Church, 5010 Parallel Parkway, on May 17th, at 6:30 pm followed by a reception in the Fellowship Center. The commencement speaker will be Octavio ...

Student Veterans to Receive Honor Cords at Park University Commencement Ceremonies Nationwide

May 2, 2016

Starting with Spring 2016 commencement ceremonies, Park University will recognize graduating student veterans at all of Park’s 40 campus centers across the country by bestowing them with red, white and blue honor cords to wear during the event. The initiative was developed by the Park Student Veterans Association and the Department of Military and Veteran Student Services, home of the ...


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