Park University’s Homecoming Weekend 2016 Set for Sept. 15-17

Aug. 18, 2016

Hundreds of Park University alumni from across the country and their families are expected to converge on the University’s Parkville Campus for Homecoming Weekend 2016, Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 15-17. While a number of activities are reserved for Park alumni and their families, there are some events that are open to the public. These include (events with ticketed admission are ...

Mental Health Classes for Families Begin in September

Aug. 16, 2016

NAMI will offer 4 locations for its Family-to-Family Education Program in September, 2016. 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, spouses, ...

The KU Sport Psychology Lab and Children International Partner to Create a Caring Sports Environment for Kids

Aug. 15, 2016

Kansas City, MO (August 15, 2016) The University of Kansas Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab (KUSEPL) and Children International (CI) have partnered to create a caring sports environment for kids in impoverished communities. A coaches’ clinic was held in Guatemala earlier this year where CI staff and volunteers were taught how to utilize sport psychology theory to make their Sports ...

Baker University convocation to feature Pulitzer Prize winner

Aug. 12, 2016

Baker University’s annual convocation ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 30 in Rice Auditorium on Baker’s Baldwin City campus. With a theme of “Baker Builds Achievers,” this year’s program is headlined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Harold Jackson, a 1975 Baker graduate. Jackson has served as the editorial page editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer since 1997 and received ...

Senator Roberts Interviews Veterans

Aug. 12, 2016

Aug 12th 9:00am-12:00 The Dole Institute 2350 Petefish Dr. Lawrence, KS 66045 I am the Community Liaison with Grace Hospice. We have arranged for one of our hospice patients, James Cramer, to be one of the veterans that will be interviewed by Senator Roberts and will be available for you to interview. Thanks for your consideration. Anna Olson Community ...

Virtuosos of Park University’s International Center for Music to Headline Concert at Kansas City’s Kauffman Center

Aug. 10, 2016

Park University’s International Center for Music will kick off its 2016-17 concert season with a performance by its internationally acclaimed faculty and alumni on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, starting at 7 p.m. The “Virtuosos of the International Center for Music Concert” will included performances by: world renowned ...

Park University’s Campanella Gallery Hosting Matt Krawcheck Exhibit

Aug. 8, 2016

Park University’s Campanella Gallery is hosting an exhibit of drawings and paintings by artist Matt Krawcheck through Friday, Sept. 9. Krawcheck’s exhibit, “A Retro(per)spective,” uses multiple “vanishing points” to launch visitors into the outer reaches of panoramic space. Ever since he learned about perspective from his middle school art teacher, Krawcheck has dreamed of one day visiting the vanishing point. ...

Gardens at Sunset Fundraiser to benefit Kansas City Community Gardens September 10th

Aug. 8, 2016

GARDENS AT SUNSET TICKETS AVAILABLE Kansas City, MO, – Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) is once again bringing its signature fundraising event to the beautiful Beanstalk Children’s Garden for an evening of music, food and drink, unique silent auction items, cooking demonstrations and more. The Gardens at Sunset Saturday, September 10, 2016 5:30 to 8:30pm Leanna Flandemeyer Beanstalk Children’s Garden ...

Quality Hill Academy Launches Founding School Year

Aug. 8, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO –Quality Hill Academy, launched by downtown charter school Crossroads Academy, held its first day of classes on Monday, August 8. Quality Hill Academy welcomed 186 students in grades K-3 in the newly remodeled Historic Virginia Hotel at 10th and Washington in Downtown Kansas City. Monday also marked the first day of school at Crossroads Academy, collectively the ...

Crossroads Academy to Open Quality Hill Academy

Aug. 5, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO – On Saturday evening August 6, Crossroads Academy of Kansas City will officially cut the ribbon to open their second elementary school, Quality Hill Academy just in time for the first day of school which is Monday, August 8, 2016. Details of the event are below: Back to School Event, Saturday 8/6/16, 5:00-7:00pm Quality Hill Academy, 1080 ...

Announcing the receipt of a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Aug. 5, 2016

Kansas City, MO, August 5, 2016— The Senior Learning Network, Generations Learning and Virtual Photo Walks announces the receipt of a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reve Foundation. The funds will be used to expand our work to help older adults and those living with disabilities. For additional information on our work please visit, and Our ...

Hartsook Institute at Avila University To Host Inspired Fundraising Summit

Aug. 4, 2016

(August 4, 2016) KANSAS CITY, MO – The Hartsook Institute at Avila University will hold its third annual Inspired Fundraising Summit on August 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Goppert Theatre on the Avila University campus. The event is designed for fundraisers, CEOs, executive directors, philanthropists, board members and nonprofit professionals. The Inspired Fundraising Summit will offer ...

Festival to Benefit Local Children

Aug. 2, 2016

Come join us Saturday, August 6th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for a festival full of CARS, CRAFTS, and FUN for all ages and help support the educational needs of children in the local community. Located at: Cotillion Room & Garden 16816 E. Highway 40 Independence, MO 64055 Food, door prizes, and more! All proceeds from booth rentals and ...

Youth Leadership Institute

July 29, 2016

The 22nd Overland Park Rotary Youth Leadership Institute was held during the week of July 17-22 at Johnson County Community College. The annual week-long YLI Program brought together 20 high school students from 13 area high schools to explore the many facets of leadership. This program’s design challenged students to learn more about the importance of self-awareness, understanding and appreciation ...

AQUINAS 2020 Campaign, “Advancing Catholic Education for Tomorrow,”

July 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Overland Park, Kansas July 22, 2016 Most Reverend Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has formally granted approval for Saint Thomas Aquinas High School to proceed with a comprehensive campaign to improve facilities and help secure long-term constituent support of the four-year, co-educational Archdiocesan high school located at 114th & ...

Yale Article About Kansas Dyslexia Resource, Fundamental Learning Center

July 19, 2016

Being recognized by The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity for the efforts that Fundamental Learning Center has put forth for more than sixteen years is an honor. Currently featured on the front page of their website ( is the article, "How Two Mom's Efforts to Help Their Children Changed the State of Kansas", written by Jane Wallace who interviewed ...

Kansas Author Releases New Children’s Book

July 19, 2016

New Book Aims to Help Caregivers Teach Kids about Their Emotions Hays, KS: Today, Kyle Carlin, an author and school psychologist from Hays, KS, announced that his new book, Bug and Boo, is now available for purchase from Amazon and Amazon Createspace. Bug and Boo is illustrated by Karissa Gonzalez-Othan, a Fort Hays State University Graduate Student, and designed by ...

Park University Student Advances to Finals of Sydney International Piano Competition

July 19, 2016

Kenneth Broberg, who will begin pursuit of a Master of Music in Performance degree in Park University’s International Center for Music starting this fall semester, has advanced to the finals of the Sydney (Australia) International Piano Competition. Broberg, the only American to advance to the semifinals of the competition, is one of six finalists. The competition, held every four years, ...

Sion announces substantial scholarship for boys

July 19, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Missouri—Notre Dame de Sion has announced that a new renewable scholarship is available for male students entering the fourth grade this year. The scholarship is being provided by a generous benefactor of Sion and designed to offer premier academic opportunities for boys at the coeducational grade school located in Hyde Park. “Sion has a long-standing history of welcoming ...

The Whole Person Celebrates Independence with July Jubilee

July 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terri Goddard Office Phone: (816) 627-2220 Email: July Jubilee - Celebrating Independence! Saturday, July 23 - All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Fundraiser and Makers Fair and Flea Market; 8am-4pm Monday, July 25 - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Celebration; 10am-2pm BOTH held outdoors at The Whole Person, 3710 Main St, Kansas City, Missouri The Whole Person invites you ...

William Jewell’s new president takes office

July 18, 2016

LIBERTY, Mo. — Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls started her role as the 15th president of William Jewell College on July 1. She was selected by the Board of Trustees in February to succeed the retiring Dr. David Sallee, who ends his 16-year tenure on July 29. MacLeod Walls has served in academic and senior leadership roles, including dean and president, ...

United Services Community Action Agency to award over $160,000 in Post-Secondary College Scholarships at Awards Ceremony

July 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2016, United Services Community Action Agency to award over $160,000 in Post-Secondary College Scholarships at Awards Ceremony (Kansas City, Mo) United Services Community Action Agency (USCAA) will award 121 scholarships to 121 recipients at an awards luncheon 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center 4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, ...

DST funds new UMKC School of Computing and Engineering student center

July 14, 2016

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) has received a significant gift commitment from DST Systems, Inc., for the creation of the DST Student Services Center in Robert H. Flarsheim Science and Technology Hall on the Volker campus. To be completed this fall, this new space will be the public face of the SCE with recruiting, ...

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