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FREE National College Fair coming to Kansas City

July 6, 2015

Free National College Fair Coming to Kansas City A free National College Fair is coming to Kansas City on Sunday, Sept 27 from 1:00-4:00pm; and Monday, Sept 28 from 8:30-11:30am. The event will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center (301 W 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105). Downtown street parking on Sundays is generally free. Over 140 colleges ...

Overland Park Student Launching a Career in Space

July 6, 2015

To Assignment Desks and Business/Aerospace/Education Reporters: Overland Park’s Shelby Bottoms Launching a Career in Space Who: Boeing Space Launch System (SLS) Intern Shelby Bottoms of Overland Park, KS What: Overland Park student helping to build America’s next great rocket Where: NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans, LA. When: Tuesday, January 7, 2015 NEW ORLEANS, La., July 7, 2015 – Boeing ...

Kansas City College and Bible School Changes Name to Kansas Christian Colllege

June 30, 2015

Effective immediately, KCCBS will become Kansas Christian College and begin offering online degree programs. OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (June 26, 2015) – After more than 75 years of operation, Kansas City College and Bible School (KCCBS) announced today that it will officially become Kansas Christian College (KCC), effective immediately. The decision was voted into action in April by the school’s board ...

Hannah Hecht presents written work at English honor society convention

June 26, 2015

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Morningside College) – Morningside College graduating senior Hannah Hecht, daughter of Scott and Shelley Hecht of Lansing, Kan., recently presented written work at the Sigma Tau Delta 2015 International Convention in Albuquerque, N.M. Hecht is a 2011 graduate of Lansing High School. Amber Harris Leichner, visiting professor of English at Morningside, traveled with the students to the ...

Making a Difference program for pre- and young teens set for July 18

June 26, 2015

If you need a way to start a discussion of sexuality with your preteen or young teenager, a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in association with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment can help. This free program is called Making a Difference - Teen Pregnancy & STD Prevention Class and is for ...

Local Students Selected for Future Medical Leaders Congress in Boston

June 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Ling Rudicil, 8164052063 ling.rudicil@yahoo.com Two Blue Springs High School Students Selected for 2015 Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA BLUE SPRINGS, MO — Ling Rudicil and Taylor Muller, juniors at Blue Springs High School of Blue Springs have been selected to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA on June ...

Kansas City Charter School Awarded $5,000 Grant

June 24, 2015

Hertz Furniture Announces 21st Century Learning Commons Grant Recipient Crossroads Academy of Kansas City Awarded Hertz Furniture Grant Hertz Furniture, the leading national school and office furniture dealer, has announced the recipient of their 21st Century Learning Commons Grant. Crossroads Academy of Kansas City has been awarded a furnished learning commons valued at up to $50,000. The prize includes furniture, ...

Karen Owen-Sims Earns Master of Divinity

June 22, 2015

Mrs. Karen Owens-Sims received a Master of Divinity degree magna cum laude, with a concentration in Pastoral Care, from Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC on May 16, 2015. Mrs. Owens-Sims is the daughter of Chester C. Owens, Jr. and Lillie A. Yates-Owens of Kansas City, KS. Mrs. Owens plans to work in the field of chaplaincy. She and her husband, ...

Upcoming Zine Fest aims to highlight midwestern artists

June 18, 2015

For Immediate Release Kansas City Zine Con, an upcoming zine fest in Kansas City, aims to highlight Midwestern zine artists during a free day-long exhibition of Do-It-Yourself publishing. Independent zine makers, both local and regional, will exhibit their works for sale or trade. The conference will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 11 AM to 7 PM in ...

United Way Day of Action helps make sure kids are school ready

June 18, 2015

Kansas City, KS (May 18, 2015) Each year on June 21, communities around the world come together to harness the volunteer spirit and improve the conditions in which they live. This day is known as the United Way Day of Action. This year for their Day of Action, United Way of Wyandotte County is focusing on education by partnering with ...

Kansas City Area Students Win Awards from Drury University

June 18, 2015

For more information, please contact Melody Sanders at Drury University. Phone: 417-873-7228. Email: msanders@drury.edu The following Drury University students and Kansas City area residents were recipients of awards presented by Drury’s Theatre Department. The students were recognized at the annual departmental awards ceremony that honors students who demonstrate outstanding leadership and dedication to their studies. Sally Farrand, graduate of Raytown ...

Robert Kingsland receives diploma from The Winchendon School

June 17, 2015

contact: Tom Nalesnik, 978-297-7914 Robert Kingsland, son of Robert and Teresa Kingsland of Lenexa, KS, was among the 64 graduating seniors who received diplomas at The Winchendon School’s 88th Commencement ceremony on May 30. Head of School John Kerney, in his introductory remarks at Commencement, challenged the graduates to demonstrate the trait of courage as they moved on to the ...

National Airline History Museum Receives Award

June 17, 2015

The office of the National Commander for the U.S. Civil Air Patrol has selected the National Airline History Museum as the national winner of the Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Award for making exceptional contributions to the advancement of youth through aerospace activities. The award is based on outstanding efforts of the museum to promote aviation and the Civil Air ...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Raise More Than $24,000 to Help Their Student Scholars

June 17, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (June 17, 2015) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community has celebrated the eight-member Class of 2015 Student Scholars at a recent Award Ceremony. The student workers earned four-year collegiate scholarships in the amount of $26,500 from money raised by residents. In the previous seven years, the Tallgrass Creek Scholars Program has raised nearly $160,000, assisting 30 students to ...

KCB Bank Awards Scholarships to Local Students

June 16, 2015

Kearney, Mo. (June 16, 2015) – KCB Bank recently awarded college scholarships to four area students. The bank’s annual scholarship program rewards students with an interest in entrepreneurship and a record of good citizenship. The scholarship recipients are all recent graduates: • Kearney: Heather Schrivener is a graduate of Kearney High School. She plans to attend the University of Missouri ...

Summit Christian Academy Senior Accepts National Merit Scholarship

June 16, 2015

(Lee’s Summit) – Summit Christian Academy (SCA) is pleased to announce that 2015 graduate, Aaron Banks, has accepted the National Merit University of Missouri-Columbia Scholarship. Banks is part of an elite group of less than one percent of U.S. high school graduating seniors that receive this honor. Out of the 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship ...

Celebrate National Summer Learning Day with Johnson County Park & Recreation District at a Family Geocaching Adventure in Shawnee Mission Park

June 15, 2015

The Mid-Summer’s Night Cache at Shawnee Mission Park provides individuals and families with an introduction to the great adventure of geocaching. This GPS led scavenger hunt through the park provides a great STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) activity for the entire family. We’ll provide with the GPS device, demonstrate how to use it, and throw in a goody bag ...

Local Student wins international advertising competition

June 15, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2015 Contact: Dr. Melissa Burnett (417) 880-9028, MBurnett@MissouriState.edu Local Student wins international advertising competition Keeping with a tradition of excellence, Missouri State University’s College of Business Ad Team won first place in the U.S. State Department’s Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism program. They competed internationally with 21 other universities, and then were selected as the ...

72nd Annual George Washington Carver Day Celebration

June 14, 2015

72nd Annual Carver Day Celebration DIAMOND, Missouri: George Washington Carver National Monument is pleased to announce the park’s annual Carver Day celebration to be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend the 72nd Carver Day anniversary to commemorate the life of George Washington Carver and the establishment of ...

150th Juneteenth anniversary celebrated in Higginsville

June 14, 2015

The Lafayette County Juneteenth Foundation will host an observance of the 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth. This event will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10 am to 2 pm at the 4-H Building at the Fairground Park in Higginsville, MO. The theme is “May We Forever Stand.” Arron Haynes is the chairperson for this event. This is a ...

KC premiere of Rocky Mountain National Park documentary to be shown at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

June 12, 2015

ESTES PARK, CO. June 12, 2015 – Nick Mollé Productions will present their newest documentary “The Living Dream: One Hundred Years of Rocky Mountain National Park” on Wednesday, June 17th at 6:30 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The 90-minute film documents the history of Rocky Mountain National Park from the Native American and Mountain Man eras through the pioneers, ...

Explore the High Middle Ages with the Medieval Swordsman Guild of Kansas City

June 11, 2015

The Medieval Swordsman Guild of Kansas City invites you to attend our university event on the afternoon of Sunday, June 28 at the Westport-Roanoke Community Center. Classes, appropriate for high school students and adults include a combination of short lectures and hands-on learning and will be taught by a variety of subject matter experts. You won’t want to miss this ...

AT&T contribution support technology pilot for English as a Second Language courses

June 11, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KAN., June 9, 2015 — AT&T* today presented a $15,000 contribution to Johnson County Community College (JCCC) for a pilot program studying the benefits of integrating tablets, e-textbooks and digital applications into English language courses. The program will target students enrolled in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses at Johnson County Community College (JCCC). Students who enroll in ...


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