Education

Pages & Chapters Adult Spelling Bee Aims to Raise Awareness Surrounding Family Literacy

Aug. 30, 2015

Spelling bees are typically associated with elementary and middle school. Pages & Chapters, a family literacy nonprofit organization founded in Kansas City, sets aside that age restriction one night each September to raise awareness about the importance of lifelong reading efforts. The third annual Adult Spelling Bee will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Snow ...

Take part in International Observe the Moon Night on Sept. 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Aug. 26, 2015

Join a lunar astronomy program at Ernie Miller Nature Center and observe the moon in this internationally-coordinated event during a special event planned in late September at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center. The event is called International Observe the Moon Night and is for all ages, but is recommended for ages five and older ...

Mad Science® Home School Science Fun program begins Sept. 16

Aug. 26, 2015

Enrich your home school curriculum with exciting Mad Science® classes being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Home School Science Fun is the name of this program, which is for ages seven to 12. This program involves three two-hour sessions. Each day of class will cover two sensational topics. September topics are: Chemistry in a Flash, PH ...

Student-run, Gender-neutral ThreadBare Thrift Opens in the MU Student Center

Aug. 25, 2015

COLUMBIA, Mo. — (August 25, 2015) ThreadBare, a student-run thrift clothing store, opened on Wednesday, August 26th, in the west end of the University of Missouri Student Center. The store offers affordable clothing — no item is priced over $15 — in a gender-neutral setting. “Humans are an infinite number of things; only two of them are their crotch and ...

Park University Hosting Career and Internship Fair on Sept. 23

Aug. 25, 2015

Park University’s Career Development Center will host its Fall Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Breckon Sports Center on the University’s Parkville Campus. The event is open to the public, especially recent college graduates and individuals looking for entry-level positions. The fair will include more than 50 large and small companies, ...

Rockhurst Film Series, Foreign Language Department Present Spanish, French, German Films

Aug. 24, 2015

The Rockhurst Film Series and the University’s foreign languages department will present three films on Thursdays in August and September. Faculty will introduce the films and conduct post-film discussions. Screenings will begin at 7 p.m. in Arrupe Hall Auditorium. Admission is free. Aug. 27 — Intouchables (The Untouchables) [2011, France]: After becoming a quadriplegic following a paragliding accident, an aristocrat ...

Learning Quest® 14th annual Make Your Mark Contest to award $10,000 in prizes

Aug. 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2015 For more information: Ashley Murdie Director of Communications 785.296.3538 ashley@treasurer.ks.gov TOPEKA, Kan. — Seventh and eighth grade students across Kansas can showcase their creativity and win an education savings account in the 14th annual Learning Quest Make Your Mark Contest. The Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program is Kansas’ state-sponsored 529 plan, designed to ...

Jolene Pennington Named 2015 Kansas History Teacher of the Year

Aug. 19, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: nhtoy@gilderlehrman.org Phone: (646) 366-9666 x36 Fax: (646) 366-9669 Jolene Pennington Named 2015 Kansas History Teacher of the Year New York, NY (August 19, 2015): Jolene Pennington, a teacher at Sunflower Elementary School in Paola, Kansas has been named the 2015 STATE History Teacher of the Year, an award sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American ...

Area Students Awarded Scholarships from Truman State University Foundation

Aug. 18, 2015

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Several area students have been awarded scholarships from the Truman State University Foundation for 2015-2016. Since its creation in 1980, the Truman State University Foundation has provided an opportunity for thousands of alumni and friends to make an investment in students as they prepare to be tomorrow's leaders in a variety of professions. Founded in 1867, Truman ...

Show Me KC Schools to Host Parent Discussion to Demystify MAP Scores

Aug. 17, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Tricia Johnson, (816) 550-4298 Email: showmekcschools@gmail.com Website: http://www.showmekcschools.org Show Me KC Schools to Host Parent Discussion to Demystify MAP Scores (Kansas City, MO – Aug.17, 2015) — The state of Missouri released the 2015 MAP test scores on Monday, but many parents are struggling to interpret the scores and to understand their significance. ...

Bode Joins Park University’s Finance Team as Controller

Aug. 17, 2015

Brian Bode has been appointed to the position of controller at Park University. He began his duties at Park on Aug. 17. Bode has more than 15 years in higher education. Most recently, he spent nine years at Kansas City Kansas Community College, serving as vice president of student and administrative services (2010-15) and dean of financial and administrative services, ...

Nellie-Nico’s Collecting School Supplies for Shawnee Mission School District

Aug. 17, 2015

STILL IN NEED OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR SHAWNEE MISSION SCHOOL DISTRICT - Nellie-Nico's Antique Mall Assists Urgent Need for School Supplies for Shawnee Mission School District The first week of school kicked off last week, but the Shawnee Mission School District is still in need of School Supplies. Please let me know if you would like to interview Linda Roser, ...

Prairie Day at George Washington Carver National Monument

Aug. 16, 2015

Prairie Day at George Washington Carver National Monument DIAMOND – The staff of George Washington Carver National Monument invites you to Prairie Day on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Held in conjunction with the City of Diamond’s Gem City Days, Prairie Day is FREE of charge. Learn more about George Washington Carver’s childhood environment through ...

Is Your Family Prepared For An Emergency During School Hours? 3 Easy Ways to Be Sure

Aug. 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Garrett L. Griffin and Jason M. Salinardi Phone: (913) 492-6008 Email: GGriffin@bbtaxlaw.com and JSalinardi@bbtaxlaw.com Is Your Family Prepared For An Emergency During School Hours? 3 Easy Ways to Be Sure All parents should have a plan in place should an emergency strike during school hours, according to Lenexa attorneys, Garrett L. Griffin and Jason M. Salinardi. ...

Witnesses’ “Imitate Jesus!” Convention Series Will Feature Resources Designed to Assist Families

Aug. 11, 2015

INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI—Jehovah’s Witnesses will discuss the keys to family happiness during their 2015 “Imitate Jesus!” Convention to be held at the Independence Event Center. The Witnesses’ three-day convention series will demonstrate how Jesus’ example can give parents and children the tools to build stronger and more united families. The program will also include a stimulating examination of Jesus’ famed Sermon ...

Lead Bank will launch a new client loyalty program, the Preferred Membership Program

Aug. 10, 2015

Lead Bank, an 86-year-old, locally-owned financial institution, dedicated to the needs of small businesses and their families, continues to provide their clients with highly innovative ways to bank and do business. Upon the opening of their new flagship branch in the Kansas City’s Crossroads, (October 2015) Lead Bank will launch a new client loyalty program, the Preferred Membership Program. This ...

Mike Elder, local cake pro, returns to prime time TV battle tonight!

Aug. 10, 2015

Mike elder is well know around kansas city for his incredible cake sculpture and also for his local charity work. Outside of KC he is known as a charismatic demonstrator and instructor of art expressed thru cake. Tonight at 7:00 mike returns to food network on its new series "Cake Wars" to battle it out against 3 other teams of ...

Park University Appoints Kugler to International Center for Music Post

Aug. 10, 2015

Roger Kugler, D.M.A., has been appointed director of Park University’s acclaimed International Center for Music. Kugler began his duties on Aug. 3. Kugler has 33 years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education, including fundraising and building community relationships. Prior to joining Park University, Kugler spent eight years at Ottawa (Kan.) University, serving as chair of the Department of ...

Jackson County Hosts 16th Annual International Conference

Aug. 5, 2015

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. [August 3, 2015]— Eitas the Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County welcomes the 16th Annual Gentle Teaching International 2015 Conference attendees and speakers September 9-11, at the Westin Crown Center Hotel. The conference offers ongoing dialogue in a global community, building on the momentum of previous years while seeking new ways to cultivate a spirit of gentleness ...

Upcoming Zine Con to Feature 80 artists from the midwest and beyond

Aug. 4, 2015

Press Release Contact: Adam Davidson Phone: 816-225-4621 Email: kczinecon@gmail.com For Immediate Release Kansas City Zine Con, an upcoming zine fest in Kansas City, will feature more than 80 local and regional artists exhibiting zines, chapbooks, mini-comics and other hand-crafted works created in the spirit of do-it-yourself publishing. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 11 AM to ...

ZONA ROSA PARTICIPATING IN 12th ANNUAL SALES TAX HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Aug. 4, 2015

Editor's Note: Media is invited to take photos/video, interview and photograph select store employees and interview Zona Rosa general manager August 7-9 regarding annual sales tax holiday. KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Zona Rosa is excited to announce that one of its busiest weekends, Sales Tax Holiday Weekend, will once again feature the center’s annual back-to-school event, KidFest, and for the first ...

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library temporarily closing West Wyandotte Library to implement RFID technology

Aug. 4, 2015

625 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, Kansas 66101 www.kckpl.org News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2015 Contact: Kim Woolery, Public Relations, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Phone: 913-279-2106 Email: kwoolery@kckpl.org Kansas City, Kansas Public Library temporarily closing West Wyandotte Library to implement RFID technology KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas City, Kansas Public library is in the process of implementing RFID ...


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