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KWU Selected as Spiritual Formation Program Host Site

Dec. 18, 2014

For immediate release: Dec. 16, 2014 Media Contacts: John Elmore | john.elmore@kwu.edu | 785-827-5541, ext. 1127 | Cell: 616-340-2301 Geoffrey Parker, Program Director | The Upper Room | GParker@GBOD.org | 877-899-2780, ext. 7227 KWU Selected as Spiritual Formation Program Host Site Kansas Wesleyan Among the First to Provide Program to Students Salina, Kan. – The Upper Room, a global ministry ...

GOT LUMBER? ROCKHURST UNIVERISTY PIKES PERSEVERE THROUGH MICHIGAN COLD TO AID ELDERLY

Dec. 16, 2014

ROCKHURST FRATERNITY TREKS UP TO MICHIGAN TO AID THE ELDERLY – Kansas City, MO Contact: Connor Moynihan. MoynihanC@hawks.rockhurst.edu This fall, a group of eleven chapter members of Pi Kappa Alpha, also known as Pikes, along with Rockhurst University faculty Ken Mallard, ventured up to Hancock, Michigan work with the Little Brothers: Friends of the Elderly, an organization that provides basic ...

Step It Up For a Cure-FHSU Leadership 310-JDRF Kansas City Chapter Check Presentation

Dec. 15, 2014

Alexis Pfannenstiel, Type 1 Diabetic for 18.5 years Community Sponsor for “Step It Up For a Cure” 785-656-2324 amwilson3@mail.fhsu.edu Friday, December 19th, 2014 Step It Up For a Cure Glow Run and Walk-Fort Hays State University Leadership 310 Kansas City, Missouri DIABETES…it is a dirty eight letter word for those who have it or are affected by it; for those ...

FreeWheels for Kids Winter Bike Drive

Dec. 15, 2014

FreeWheels for Kids FreeWheels for Kids, a Kansas City 501(c)3 nonprofit that teaches bike repair, bike safety and leadership skills to kids, is collecting donated bikes at local bike shops this Christmas season. FreeWheels teaches youth skills from from learning how to ride a bike to traffic safety skills. We work with elementary through high school and we are accepting ...

North Kansas City Hospital February Calendar of Events

Dec. 12, 2014

North Kansas City Hospital 2800 Clay Edwards Drive North Kansas City, MO 64116 816-691-2000, nkch.org Contact: Amy Schemenauer at 816-691-3042 or Amy.Schemenauer@nkch.org FEB. 2015 -CALENDAR OF EVENTS SKIN CANCER 101; LUNCH & LEARN Friday, Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. North Kansas City Community Center; 1999 Iron Street in North Kansas City One in five Americans will develop skin ...

Sunday Family Series begins Jan. 4 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Dec. 10, 2014

Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs for educational and entertaining programs. The programs begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages. A charge of $3 per person, payable at the site, helps cover the cost of the programs; ...

Excelsior Springs City Council Partners with School District

Dec. 10, 2014

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO (December 10th, 2014) –In an effort to improve communication and to partner on important local issues, the Excelsior Springs City Council is holding a joint meeting with the Excelsior Springs School Board. “The relationship between the city and the school has always been a positive one, says Superintendent David Lawrence. But getting everyone together to work on ...

Small Change Adds Up to Big Results for Cancer Research

Dec. 5, 2014

Media Contacts: Catie Jackson Jessica Dinon Rebekah Wells Pierson Grant Public Relations Olive Garden The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (954) 776-1999, x236 (407) 245-4336 (913) 262-1515 SMALL CHANGE ADDS UP TO BIG RESULTS FOR CANCER RESEARCH Students in Kansas and Missouri participated in Pasta for Pennies presented by Olive Garden and benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society SHAWNEE MISSION, Kan. ...

Park University Department of Nursing to Host Accreditation Site Review

Dec. 5, 2014

Park University’s Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Interested parties are invited to meet the ACEN site visit team and share comments about the program during a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 3:30 p.m. ...

Area resident presents at writing center conference

Dec. 4, 2014

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Morningside College) –Morningside College student Hannah Hecht, daughter of Scott and Shelley Hecht of Lansing, Kan., recently presented at the International Writing Centers Association conference in Orlando, Fla. Hecht is a 2011 graduate of Lansing High School. She is a senior English major at Morningside who is completing an internship as assistant director of the Morningside College ...

Jackson County Extension Council seeks member nominations

Dec. 4, 2014

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension Council of Jackson County is seeking nominations and/or applications to serve on the county council for a two-year term beginning Feb. 27, 2014. Each candidate must reside in Jackson County, be an active member in good standing, and agree to accept the responsibility of council membership. An online election will be ...

Park University Selected Military-Friendly School for Seventh Consecutive Year

Dec. 2, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—Dec. 2, 2014 — For the seventh consecutive year, Park University has been selected as one of the top military-friendly colleges and universities in the country by Military Advanced Education magazine. Park was selected for inclusion on the list in the magazine’s December issue, within its “2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities,” which provides information about the wide range ...

Fountain City Brass Band in The Wonder of Christmas

Dec. 1, 2014

OLATHE, KAN.,-- MidAmerica Nazarene University’s Bell Cultural Events Center presents the Fountain City Brass Band in The Wonder of Christmas, a concert on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Bell Cultural Events Center, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, Kan. The Fountain City Brass Band, coming off their fourth straight U.S. Open Brass Band Championship, comes to celebrate The Wonder ...

Park University’s Center for Global Peace Journalism to Host Discussion on Ferguson

Dec. 1, 2014

The Center for Global Peace Journalism and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Park University will host a discussion related to the events in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday, Dec. 3, starting at 3 p.m. in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus. The event is free and open to the public. The event will include presentations by ...

Education Advocate Jamekia Kendrix Announces 3rd District City Council Candidacy

Dec. 1, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anthony Hile, Campaign Manager Jamekia Kendrix for 3rd District Kansas City Council (816) 405-5339 anthonyhile@gmail.com Education Advocate Jamekia Kendrix Announces 3rd District City Council Candidacy KANSAS CITY, Mo., – Dec. 1, 2014 – Lifelong Kansas City resident, activist and public-education advocate, Jamekia (JA-MEE-KAH) Kendrix announced today her candidacy for 3rd District Kansas City, Mo. City Council ...

Great Plains Energy/KCP&L Chairman, President and CEO Bassham to Keynote Park University’s December Commencement

Dec. 1, 2014

Terry Bassham, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Great Plains Energy and Kansas City Power and Light Co., will provide the keynote address at Park University’s Kansas City Area December Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 13. The ceremony will be held at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut in Independence, Mo., starting at 11 a.m. More than ...

Denice Ash Honored for Leadership in Education

Nov. 25, 2014

-- Springfield, MO. November 15, 2014. During its Fall Representative Assembly, Missouri National Education Association (MNEA), presented Denice Ash, AVID Coordinator at New Mark Middle School in the North Kansas City Schools and NKC-NEA’s 1st Vice-President, with the Shirley Cromer Award for Leadership. Ms. Ash has been a leader in NKC-NEA and MNEA for over 20 years. Besides her current ...

Park University’s International Center for Music Presents Performance Featuring Violinist Ben Sayevich and Cellist Daniel Veis

Nov. 25, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—Nov. 25, 2014 — Park University’s International Center for Music presents a side-by-side performance featuring ICM faculty violinist Ben Sayevich and cellist Daniel Veis in collaboration with their students, on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. The Lithuanian-Israeli Sayevich has established himself as one of the most distinguished violinists ...

Area resident helps lead professional development workshop for public school teachers

Nov. 21, 2014

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Morningside College) – Morningside College student Hannah Hecht, daughter of Scott and Shelley Hecht of Lansing, Kan., recently helped lead a workshop for a Sioux City Community School District professional development day. Hecht is a 2011 graduate of Lansing High School. She is a senior English major at Morningside who is completing an internship as assistant director ...

DURHAM SCHOOL SERVICES HONORED BY BLUE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Nov. 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Molly Hart, 630.821.5711 Thursday, November 20, 2014 molly.hart@nationalexpresscorp.com DURHAM SCHOOL SERVICES HONORED BY BLUE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT Warrenville, Ill. – Durham School Services, a leader in school transportation, was honored this month by the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kansas as a ‘2014 Friend of Education’ for its excellent service to the district ...

Park University Seniors to Exhibit Artwork in Campanella Gallery

Nov. 20, 2014

The artwork of three Park University seniors will be on display at the Campanella Gallery on the University’s Parkville Campus from Monday, Dec. 1, to Tuesday, Jan. 6. A reception will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the Gallery. Students exhibiting their work are: Andrew McEachron, a secondary education/K-12 art major from Kansas City, ...

IS YOUR HOME HEATING SYSTEM SAFE AND READY FOR WINTER? Vatterott College Instructor Offers Winterizing Advice and Safety Tips

Nov. 20, 2014

(Kansas City, MO) – The Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting another winter of arctic blasts and above-normal snowfall across the country. With winter and plunging temperatures fast approaching, now is the time to ensure that your furnace and other heating units are safe and ready. Heating can account for almost half of the average family's winter energy bill, according to ...

KWU Emergency Management Degree in Top 20 Best Affordable Programs in the Nation

Nov. 20, 2014

TO: News Editors Dear Editors, My apologies if you have already received this great KWU news. I want to be sure everyone is informed. We are excited to announce that Kansas Wesleyan University’s Emergency Management bachelor’s degree program has been named one of the Top 20 best affordable programs in the nation by Emergency Management Degree Program Guide. Their list ...

New KCK Learning Center Offers Options

Nov. 19, 2014

An enthusiastic crowd braved chilly weather to officially open Metro Lutheran Ministry’s new Learning to Earning program at 750 Armstrong Ave. in downtown Kansas City, Kan., Nov. 17. Led by KCK Mayor Mark Holland and MLM Board of Directors President Christy Schliesman, staff members, supporters and friends launched the new location and expanded services. Focusing on financial literacy and job ...


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