Education

Overland Park Resident Kathryn A. Chaffee Graduates With Honors from Webb Institute

June 20, 2016

Contact: Kerri Allegretta, Director of Communications (516) 403-5392 or kallegretta@webb.edu Taylor Adamczyk, Assistant Director of Communications (516) 403-5916 or tadamczyk@webb.edu Press Release For Immediate Release Monday June 20, 2016 Overland Park Resident Kathryn A. Chaffee Graduates With Honors from Webb Institute (See Attached) Photo caption: Overland Park resident, Kathryn A. Chaffee, Class of 2016, at Webb Institute in Glen Cove, ...

Park University Promotes Christensen to Chief of Staff

June 20, 2016

Laure Christensen has been promoted to the position of chief of staff at Park University. Christensen began her new duties on June 1. Christensen, who has served in the Office of the President at Park since 2008, previously served as special assistant to the president. She will remain a part of the University’s executive leadership team and will work closely ...

Morningside College student from Kansas City presents at conference

June 17, 2016

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Morningside College) – Morningside College student Garrett Thomas, son of Terry and Mary Thomas of Kansas City, Mo., recently presented at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators in Oklahoma City, Okla. Thomas is a 2013 graduate of Staley High School. He gave a presentation at the conference titled “Gender Stereotypes in Advertising.” ...

Gladstone Resident & Drury Student earns prestigious internship

June 14, 2016

Media Contact: Dr. Regina Waters Professor of Communication and Dean of Graduate Studies Office: (417) 873-7251 Email:rwaters@drury.edu SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 10, 2016 — For the eighth time in 11 years, a Drury University student has been named to the prestigious American Advertising Federation (AAF) Vance L. Stickell Memorial Internship Program. The program recognizes the top 20 AAF students in the ...

Manhattan Virtual Academy Graduation

June 14, 2016

Contact: Brooke Blanck, MVA Program Director 785-587-2100 x 8073 brookeb@usd383.org Thirty-seven Manhattan High School Virtual Academy graduates participated in graduation ceremonies on Sunday, June 5th. Graduation exercises were held in the Manhattan High School Auditorium beginning at 2:30p.m. Brooke Blanck, Program Director, welcomed those who were in attendance. She recognized Dr. Robert Shannon, Superintendent; Carol Adams, Executive Director of Teaching ...

The National Center for Drug Free Sport Announces Athletic Trainer Continuing Education Award Recipients

June 13, 2016

CONTACT: Gene Willis, Director of Marketing. gwillis@drugfreesport.com; 816.285.1423 KANSAS CITY, MO. (June 13, 2016) – In honor of the work that high school and collegiate certified athletic trainers perform to prevent drug abuse and to ensure fair and safe sport, The National Center for Drug Free Sport® (Drug Free Sport®) established the Drug Free Sport Continuing Education Award in 2010. ...

Westminster College Seeking Players for New Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Teams

June 13, 2016

FULTON, MO, June 13, 2016 -- The Athletics Department of Westminster College is launching a nationwide search for student athletes to play for its new men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, which will take the field in the 2017 spring semester, it was announced today. The teams will schedule 10 to 12 games, including home games, away contests and tournaments. “The ...

Avila University to Host Adult & Graduate Open House

June 10, 2016

(June 10, 2016) KANSAS CITY, MO – Adult undergraduate and graduate programs will be the focus of an open house on Thursday, July 14 on the campus of Avila University. The Avila admission staff will be speaking with adults interested in furthering their education and careers from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Whitfield Conference Center. Graduate representatives will ...

KCU Receives HCF Grant to Fight Obesity in Urban Neighborhoods

June 9, 2016

(Kansas City, Mo. – June 8, 2016) – Score 1 for Health, an outreach program of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, has received a two-year grant in the amount of $175,000 from the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City. This funding will be used to expand CHAMPS (Coaching Health and Movement Program with Students), a successful pilot program ...

Broadcast Scholarships Awarded to Kansas Students

June 8, 2016

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters and KAB Foundation will award $6,500 in scholarships to Kansas students attending colleges and universities in the state next school year. That brings the total scholarships provided broadcast students since 1988 to $317,000. To earn the scholarship students must be a Kansas resident attending a post-secondary institution, enrolled full time in a broadcast related curriculum ...

UCM Lee’s Summit, KC Social Innovation Center Bring IoT Workshop to KC Area Teachers with Grant from Mozilla

June 8, 2016

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mike Greife News Bureau Manager mgreife@ucmo.edu 660-543-4708 UCM Lee’s Summit, KC Social Innovation Center Bring IoT Workshop to KC Area Teachers with Grant from Mozilla WARRENSBURG, MO (June 2, 2016) – The University of Central Missouri and the KC Social Innovation Center are working together to bring an “Internet of Things” workshop to area ...

OVERLAND PARK ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEYS ATTEND EXCLUSIVE CONFERENCE

June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For Additional Information Contact: Jamie Smead at (913) 262-2000 or Jamie@midwestestateplan.com OVERLAND PARK ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEYS ATTEND EXCLUSIVE CONFERENCE RECEIVES IMPORTANT ELDER & ESTATE PLANNING EDUCATION IN KANSAS CITY, MO Overland Park— June 7, 2016 — Casey Connealy and Chris Gaughan, acclaimed Overland Park estate planning and elder law attorneys, participated in one of ...

Craft Fair to Benefit Local Homeschool Community

June 6, 2016

Home Educating Resource Services, H.E.R.S., is sponsoring a craft and vendor show to help support children in the local homeschool community. H.E.R.S. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that all homeschool families have access to the resources needed to educate their children to their fullest potential. The organization provides free educational resources and free and low ...

Benedictine College Named One of Top 20 Catholic Colleges in America

June 6, 2016

Atchison, Kan. (June 6, 2016) - Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., is recommended in the 2016-2017 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a resource published by The Cardinal Newman Society recommending 20 Catholic colleges and universities in the United States, plus nine international and online programs, for their strong Catholic identity. The Cardinal Newman Society even ...

Unique Walt Disney College Course comes to Kansas City area in July

June 5, 2016

KALAMAZOO, MI—Eight Western Michigan University students will be passing through eight cities in three states July 14-22 as part of a 9-day “Walt’s Pilgrimage.” One of those stops includes several locations in Kansas City on Saturday, July 16, 2016. About Walt’s Pilgrimage This unique, biographical road trip will take students from birth to death of the famous Walt Disney. This ...

Paula Gregory, DO, Assumes Helm as Dean of KCU-Joplin Campus

June 1, 2016

(Kansas City, Mo. – June 1, 2016) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) today welcomes Paula M. Gregory, DO, as dean of its new College of Osteopathic Medicine in Joplin, Missouri. The announcement of Dr. Gregory’s selection for the role came earlier this year. As dean, Dr. Gregory will lead the academic, research and clinical services of ...

KCU Welcomes Jim Barber as Senior Vice President of Community Engagement

June 1, 2016

(Kansas City, Mo. – June 1, 2016) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) proudly announces that Jim Barber has joined the University as senior vice president of community engagement, effective June 1, 2016. As senior VP of community engagement, a new role at KCU, Barber will oversee departments involved in both internal and external messaging, as well ...

June 1 is “Milkweed for Monarchs Day” in Kansas City

May 31, 2016

Kansas City Mayor Sly James is proclaiming June 1 "Milkweed for Monarchs" Day. The mayor’s proclamation will be made at 9:00 a.m. on June 1 at the southeast corner of Ilus Davis Park, just north of City Hall at 414 E. 12th Street. A pollinator garden there features several kinds of milkweed, the host plant for monarch butterflies. "Monarch butterflies ...

KC Students Explore Missouri Agriculture

May 30, 2016

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.)-Missouri Farmers Care’s (MFC) Ag Education on the Move (AEOTM) program recently wrapped up a successful semester program, concluding with an interactive Ag Day this month; all in effort to bridge the gap between elementary students and the source of their food. Whitter Elementary is one of 75 schools which participated in the 10-week AEOTM program, where students ...

The STEM Broker to Host Youth AFA CyberCamp June 20 to June 24, 2016 in Overland Park, Kansas

May 27, 2016

Lee’s Summit, MO: (May 27, 2016): The STEM Broker, LLC, based in Lee's Summit, MO, in partnership with Destined2Succeed, LLC, will co-host the 2016 Air Force Association (AFA) CyberCamp June 20 to 24, 2016, at The Training Umbrella, 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway, 3rd Floor, in Overland Park, KS, according to April Boyd-Noronha, AKA The STEM Broker. CyberCamp hours will be ...

MCC students can travel RideKC buses for free — starting this fall

May 25, 2016

MCC Media contact: Christina Medina Office: 816.604.1412 | Mobile: 816.548.0240 Email: Christina.Medina@mcckc.edu Metropolitan Community College students can travel RideKC buses for free — and not just to school — starting this fall Metropolitan Community College students will get a valuable new benefit when the fall semester starts in August: Their MCC student ID will double as an all-access RideKC bus ...

“Sport Exchange Summit, Powered by Drug Free Sport” Conference Expands

May 25, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Sport Exchange Summit, Powered by Drug Free Sport” Conference Expands Day-and-a-half conference focuses on multidisciplinary learning for the “team behind the team”. KANSAS CITY, MO. (May 25, 2016) – Furthering its position as the industry leader in drug education and testing within professional, collegiate, and amateur athletics, The National Center for Drug Free Sport (Drug Free Sport®) ...

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 ...


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