Education

First National Bank and OPSF Reinvest in Community

Sept. 17, 2014

For Release Thursday, September 18, 8:30am Contact: Cindy VonFeldt, Executive Director Olathe Public Schools Foundation 315 N. Lindenwood Dr. Olathe, KS 66062 (913) 780-8222 foundation@olatheschools.org (Olathe, KS) First National Bank and the Olathe Public Schools Foundation team up to bring a state-of-the-art plasma cutter to the Olathe Advanced Technical Center this fall. Through their Community Reinvestment Grant, First National Bank ...

BFTAA &Time Warner Cable team up to host the Inaugura Kansas City Computer Olympics

Sept. 16, 2014

09/17/2014 George Walker, President, Black Family Technology Awareness Association 816-805-0406 bftaa@sbcglobal.net The Black Family Technology Awareness Association & Time Warner Cable team up to host the Inaugural Kansas City Computer Olympics Fun events and challenges promote technology, science and engineering awareness Kansas City, MO. — The Black Family Technology Awareness Association (BFTAA) is excited to announce the inaugural “Kansas City ...

Olathe cancer survivor going bald for a cause

Sept. 15, 2014

CONTACT: Leesa Gabel 913-907-5316 leesagabel@gmail.com OLATHE CANCER SURVIVOR WILL GO BALD TO FIGHT CANCER ON 10/17. Joining thousands across the country in Be Bold, Be Bald! fundraising event. OLATHE, KS—For many cancer patients, going bald is not a choice. It is just one of the many challenges they face as they bravely fight the disease. On October 17, Leesa Gabel ...

Kansas filmmaker to host screenings, Q&A on rural filmmaking

Sept. 14, 2014

LAWRENCE - A local filmmaker will host a pair of Western Kansas screenings and Q&A sessions to discuss making films in rural Kansas in September and October. Set in a dusty and desolate rural Kansas town, Somewhere Between Freedom and Protection, Kansas, the latest film from local filmmaker and current University of Kansas Film Major Patrick Clement, presents a host ...

American Royal announces 2014 Royal Scholars

Sept. 13, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Royal Announces 2014 Royal Scholars September 13, 2014 - Kansas City – The American Royal Association was pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 American Royal Scholars at the 12th Annual American Royal Business and Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, September 10 in Kemper Arena. The Royal Scholars program is designed to provide an opportunity for ...

Park University partners with Zona Rosa Barnes & Noble to support North Kansas City schools

Sept. 12, 2014

Park University’s School for Education and the Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Center have partnered with Barnes & Noble at Zona Rosa Town Center for a book fair to support the North Kansas City (Mo.) School District on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will help fund the University’s River Read Children’s Literature Festival, scheduled for ...

World-Renowned Violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi to Open Park University’s International Center for Music 2014-15 Concert Season

Sept. 12, 2014

Park University’s International Center for Music will open its 2014-15 concert season series with an evening of chamber music by Franz Schubert featuring world-renowned violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Called a “genuine talent and profoundly gifted” by The Vienna Express, Ashkenasi will perform Schubert’s “Rondo ...

National Emergency Preparedness Month is prompting more precautions in September

Sept. 11, 2014

“Be Disaster Aware: Take Action to Prepare” is Theme for Precautionary Activities SEPTEMBER 11, 2014, St. Louis, Missouri… Schools, colleges and municipalities across the U.S. are hosting special precautionary activities throughout September as part of National Emergency Preparedness Month to remind people to be prepared for potential disasters and emergencies that may affect their health and personal safety. “Be Disaster ...

Maranatha BookFest comes to Kansas City

Sept. 11, 2014

Maranatha BookFest comes to Kansas City WHAT: One of a kind festival highlighting Christian Authors and "clean" books. Best-selling, award winning authors from across the United States gather at the MARANATHA BOOKFEST, a FREE EVENT for readers of clean fiction and nonfiction. Meet the authors who will sign your books. Also, acclaimed Guest Speaker, Author, and Certified Life Coach, RJ ...

PerformOutKC announces open call auditions

Sept. 11, 2014

AUDITION NOTICE PerformOUTKC, Kansas City’s LGBTQIA Choral Theatre program holds open call auditions for their fall show “Affirmation”. Open Call Auditions for Affirmation Sunday, September 14, 21, 28 – 630-830pm Sunday, October 5, 12 – 630-830pm Location: All Souls UU 4501 Walnut St, KCMO Open Call Auditions by Appointment Only. To schedule an audition appointment, please complete an audition request ...

Park University Hosting Workshop on Compassion in Disease Dialogue and Death Notification

Sept. 10, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—Sept. 10, 2014 — Park University’s Center to Advance the Study of Loss will host a workshop on Friday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Park Distance Learning Conference Center on the University’s Parkville Campus. The workshop, “Compassion in Disease Dialogue and Death Notification,” is designed for professionals to gain knowledge in considerate truth-telling throughout ...

Kansas, Missouri blood cancer patients to benefit from merger of two Leukemia & Lymphoma Society chapters

Sept. 8, 2014

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is unifying its Kansas Chapter with its Mid-America Chapter in order to serve blood cancer patients more efficiently. The newly strengthened Mid-America chapter will continue to provide the same level of support, education and advocacy programs to patients and their families – as well as health care professionals – throughout all of Kansas and ...

Save Inc. announces search for new CEO

Sept. 8, 2014

SAVE, Inc., a leader in providing comprehensive housing solutions to socially and medically disadvantaged people for nearly three decades has announced the search for a new Chief Executive Officer. SAVE, Inc. seeks an experienced and highly engaging officer to work closely with staff to optimize day-to-day operations throughout the organization and to show a deep commitment to the mission of ...

Park University to Host Annual Constitution Day Lecture

Sept. 3, 2014

As a former U.S. Representative from Kirkwood, Mo., Buechner served Missouri’s 2nd District representing St. Louis and St. Charles counties. During his term, he was vice-chairman of the Republican Study Committee, deputy whip to former Speaker Newt Gingrich, minority leader and Missouri tourism commissioner. He was also a member of the Budget Committee and the Committee on Science, Space and ...

SuEllen Fried Empowers Parents to Help Prevent Bullying

Sept. 3, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Tricia Johnson, (816) 550-4298 Email: showmekcschools@gmail.com Website: http://www.showmekcschools.org SuEllen Fried Empowers Parents to Help Prevent Bullying Show Me KC Schools and KCPT will co-host “Banishing Bullying Behavior” on September 15 (Kansas City, MO – September 3, 2014) — With nearly half of all school-age children experiencing bullying at some point during their school ...

Learn about the “Magical Migration” of Monarch Butterflies during Nature Explorers Home School Program on Sept. 25

Sept. 3, 2014

Butterfly migration is the topic of an intergenerational nature program designed to supplement and support home school efforts which is being offered in late September at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. The program is called Nature Explorers is for youth ages six to 12 with a parent. This program lets participants explore ...

Park University Alumni Weekend Set for Sept. 19-20

Sept. 2, 2014

Park University will celebrate its annual Alumni Weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, on the University’s Parkville Campus, including a number of events that are open to the public. Highlighting the weekend of events is the Park University Alumni Association’s 66th annual awards luncheon on Friday, starting at noon at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The ceremony will ...

Media Advisory: City and State elected officials will attend Niles 5K Run/Walk.

Sept. 2, 2014

Who: Mayor Sly James, Representative Randy Dunn and Council members Jermaine Reed and Melba Curls. What: Named city and state elected officials will kick off Niles 5K Run/Walk fundraiser. The Niles 5K Run/Walk is sponsored in part by the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund. There will be a toy giveaway and the Kansas City Fire Department will have a fire truck ...

WWII Warbirds and Veterans coming to New Century AirCenter Sept. 13 and 14

Sept. 2, 2014

New Century AirCenter, New Century, KS (September 2) - Nearly 70 years after originally leaving the bomber plant at Fairfax Airport, one of Kansas City’s own is returning home for a weekend of aviation. Join us in welcoming the B-25J Mitchell 'Show Me!' home. The medium bomber will be on the ramp of the Commemorative Air Force’s Heart of America ...

Women & Money classes at Johnson County Library

Aug. 29, 2014

For Immediate Release – August 29, 2014 Contact: Lynne Crabtree Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. 785-234-0217 x 330 lcrabtree@hcci-ks.org Women & Money Classes to be Offered at Johnson County Central Resource Library September 15 through October 27, 2014 Women of all ages are invited to enroll in the Women & Money classes to be offered on Monday evenings from 7:00 ...

Poet Xánath Caraza featured speaker at Park University’s Ethnic Voices Poetry Series

Aug. 29, 2014

Author Xánath Caraza will be the featured poet in the opening installment of Park University’s 2014-15 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series on Monday, Sept. 15, starting at 7 p.m. Caraza’s presentation will be held at the Mid-Continent Public Library – Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Mo. A book signing will be held immediately after the event, which ...

Second annual ‘Groove to Amend’ concert brings support, awareness to KC Move to Amend

Aug. 28, 2014

Kansas City, MO–KC Move to Amend will hold its 2nd annual benefit concert, “Groove to Amend,” Saturday, Sept. 13, from 2-8 p.m. at The recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO. A $10 donation brings concert-goers five musical acts, featuring 2014 Pitch Music Album of the Year Award winners The Pedaljets, the Hardship Letters, the Invisibles (including former members of ...

KIPP Endeavor Academy, KCPD Tactical Response Team complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 28, 2014

CONTACT: Haley Bowman KIPP Endeavor Academy hbowman@kippendeavor.org (816) 241-3994 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2014 The 6th graders at KIPP Endeavor Academy have invited School Leader, Jake Schmitz and the Kansas City Police Department TAC Team 2 to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday, August 28th at 3:30 p.m. at KIPP Endeavor Academy. The 6th grade KIPPsters have ...

Health-care providers to get life-saving training session on domestic violence

Aug. 27, 2014

August 27, 2014 For Immediate Release New Guidelines for Domestic Violence Screening Requires Improved Training For Healthcare Providers COLUMBIA, Mo. – National data shows, on average, three women are murdered every day by a partner or ex-partner. More than 1 in 3 women experience partner violence in their lifetime. Dr. Tina Bloom, Associate Professor at the University of Missouri Sinclair ...


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