Education

Park University 2016 Homecoming Royalty Announced

Sept. 26, 2016

As part of Park University’s recent Homecoming Weekend festivities, six Park students were announced as royalty during halftime of the men’s soccer game against Lyon College on Sept. 17. The student body nominated candidates who wrote an essay on how they represent the University’s core values — accountability, civility and respect, excellence, global citizenship, inclusivity and integrity — with the ...

Allstate Foundation and Actress Kerry Washington Kickoff Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Local Kansas City Agency

Sept. 23, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo September 22, 2016 – The Allstate Foundation’s campaign, Purple Purse, kicks off September 28 for a month long campaign with Hope House, bringing awareness to physical, emotional and financial domestic abuse. Hope House, was chosen for the third year in a row to be part of The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge. The Challenge, an annual competition ...

Lenexa Lions Club Vision Screenings Detect Problems at an Early Age

Sept. 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Margaret Moore, 913-441-6683 Or marg-moore42@hotmail.com September 21, 2016 Lenexa Lions Club Vision Screenings Detect Problems at an Early Age Vision screenings for school-age children have come a long way since eye chart exams. Lions International, the largest community service organization in the world, is now conducting free eye screenings across the nation using the Welch Allyn ...

Chinese Acrobat Troupe to Perform at Park University

Sept. 22, 2016

A troupe of acrobats from Beijing, China, will hold a free performance on Park University’s Parkville Campus on Monday, Oct. 3, starting at 6 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel. The event will feature routines such as contortions, foot juggling, plate spinning, Chinese yo-yo and group acrobatics. The performance will also include an interpreter who will share facts about Chinese ...

SJC Moves to a Test Optional Admission Model

Sept. 20, 2016

Starting in the fall of 2017, Saint Joseph's College will offer Test Optional Admission to students who enroll full-time in any of SJC’s academic programs. This decision, affirmed by the Board of Trustees on September 16, reflects current research on the effectiveness of standardized testing as it relates to the academic needs of up-and-coming high school graduates. National research and ...

Ritterbush Joins Park University as Director of Library Services and Learning Commons

Sept. 15, 2016

Park University announces the appointment of Jon Ritterbush as the director of library services and learning commons. Ritterbush began his duties at Park on Sept. 1. In his position, Ritterbush is responsible for the development and management of the University’s learning commons, which includes the McAfee Memorial Library and the Academic Support Center, housed within the newly renovated Norrington Center. ...

Free Event for Parents of Struggling Children

Sept. 14, 2016

Free Event for Parents of Struggling Children September 21, 2016 Maple Woods Community College 2601 NE Barry Road, Arbor Room Kansas City, MO 64156 6:30 pm Special one-night-only event with Dr. Robert Melillo, author of the bestselling book "Disconnected Kids," leading expert in children’s neurobehavioral disorders and co-founder of The Brain Balance Program®, a comprehensive, drug-free program now available in ...

Sallee, Stuteville Promoted to Senior Staff Positions at Park University

Sept. 14, 2016

Park University has announced the promotion of Emily Sallee, Ph.D., to the position of associate vice president for faculty affairs, and Rebekkah Stuteville, Ph.D., to the position of vice provost and associate vice president for academic affairs. Both started in their new positions on Aug. 1. Emily Sallee, Ph.D. As associate vice president for faculty affairs, Sallee will drive initiatives ...

Incorporating Ed-Tech in Your World

Sept. 13, 2016

Association for Talent Development (ATD) Kansas City Chapter Contacts: Angela Viehland, 816.559.0473 aviehland@shb.com Pete Nielsen, pete.nielsen981@gmail.com Kansas City, MO (September 30, 2016) The Kansas City Chapter of The Association for Talent Development will host their annual fall conference on September 30th, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 ...

Book Fair to Support Park University’s River Read Children’s Literature Festival

Sept. 13, 2016

Park University’s College of Education and Health Professions and the Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Center will host the annual River Read Children’s Literature Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 11 on the University's Parkville Campus. The Festival provides approximately 600 third and fourth grade students from the North Kansas City (Mo.) School District the opportunity to meet local authors, explore literature and ...

Concert to Feature Park University International Center for Music Graduates Violinist David Radzynski, Pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich

Sept. 12, 2016

Violinist David Radzynski, concertmaster for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, collaborative pianist for Park University’s International Center for Music, will perform a special concert on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Karbank 1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission Woods, Kan. Radzynski earned a graduate certificate in violin performance from the ICM in 2014 and ...

Nebraska Furniture Mart Executive to Speak About Business and Life Lessons at Park University Event

Sept. 12, 2016

Ron Blumkin, president and chief operating officer of Nebraska Furniture Mart, will present a discussion on “Business and Life Lessons Learned from Rose Blumkin and Warren Buffet” on Wednesday, Sept. 28, on the University’s Parkville Campus, starting at 3:30 p.m. (Central time) in the Park Distance Learning Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public, but those ...

PerformOUTKC present - Ovation: Standing Out for PerformOUTKC

Sept. 11, 2016

PerformOUTKC, Kansas Cities educational/outreach performing arts program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Straight Allies ages 13 to 18 announces its 4 th annual fund and friend raising event, Ovation: Standing Out for PerformOUTKC. Kansas City, MO – PerformOUTKC will host its fourth annual Ovation cocktail party on Friday, Sept. 23rd at 7 pm. This is the second ...

The Builders’ Association Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its Hi-Tech Builders’ Advancement Center

Sept. 8, 2016

NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO. The Grand Opening of the Builders’ Advancement Center was celebrated on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, ushering in a new era for The Builders’ Association’s Education & Training Services. Greg Dunn, 2016 Chairman of The Builders’ Association (and Vice President, Dun-Par Engineered Form Company), was the Master of Ceremonies. He called the new Advancement Center “an exciting ...

Literacy KC’s Literacy For All Luncheon

Sept. 8, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO, (09/08/16)—Did you know that over a quarter of a million adults in the Kansas City area struggle with some form of low literacy? This means everyday tasks like paying pills, filling a prescription, applying for a job, or helping a child with homework can be overwhelming. Whether you are a Literacy KC student, a business executive, an ...

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center Announces the Grand Opening of a Second Location in Greater Kansas City

Sept. 8, 2016

Local Educator Brings Values-Based Educational Childcare Center to the Overland Park Community OVERLAND PARK, Ks. – Paving a path to academic success for young students, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers has opened a second location in the Greater Kansas City area. The new learning center offers high-quality educational childcare that helps stimulate intellectual development in a safe, warm and welcoming environment ...

Peñaloza Appointed Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Park University

Sept. 7, 2016

Fiorella Peñaloza, D.M., has been appointed director of institutional effectiveness at Park University. Peñaloza began her duties at Park on Aug. 15. In her role as director of institutional effectiveness, Peñaloza will coordinate the collection, analysis and interpretation of internal and external data to track institutional outcomes and promote processes that support institutional decision-making and accreditation efforts. Prior to coming ...

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Informatics Now Available at Avila University

Sept. 7, 2016

(September 6, 2016) KANSAS CITY, MO – To meet the need for health care data scientists, Avila University has introduced a new health care major: health care informatics. The undergraduate program was launched during the fall 2016 semester. While health care informatics is offered at some universities on the graduate level, Avila is unique in being one of the first ...

Avila University One of Only Two Missouri Institutions to Receive $1.526 Million Grant for Radiologic Science Scholarships

Sept. 7, 2016

(September 7, 2016) KANSAS CITY, MO – Avila University has recently announced a $1,526,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which will be awarded over the next four years to support scholarships for radiologic science students. Nationally, only 78 institutions received the HRSA grant and Avila University is one of only two institutions, along with Saint Louis ...

Park University Exhibit to Feature Work of Four Artists

Sept. 7, 2016

Park University’s Campanella Gallery will host an exhibit of drawings, paintings and mixed media curated by Christopher Lowrance from Monday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Oct. 14. The exhibit, “The Borders of Itself,” will feature works by Misha Kligman and Kathy Liao, Kansas City, Mo., Damon Freed, Sedalia, Mo., and Stephanie Pierce, New York City. According to Lowrance, adjunct instructor of ...

Purifier Axiom Biosafety Cabinet Honored as a Finalist for R&D 100 Awards for Innovation

Sept. 6, 2016

"Never innovate to compete, innovate to change the rules of the game." -David O. Adeife Kansas City, MO–Since its release in June 2015, the Purifier® Axiom™—a Class II, Type C1 biological safety cabinet that can function in either Type A or Type B mode—has made waves in laboratory spaces across the country (like this one at Creighton University). Now, this ...

Kansas City Metro Area Teens Release Worship EP

Sept. 6, 2016

Kansas City Metro Area Teens Release Worship EP Original songs, arrangements and melodies will hook you Kansas City, MO. – Four Kansas City area teenagers from World Revival Church released their first EP, “REVO: Promises” on iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play. The songs were written by Alex Haywood, Dominic DeMeo, Samuel Noel and Maddie Watts. The EP includes five ...

UMKC School of Medicine Announces 2017 Paramedic Program

Sept. 5, 2016

Contact: Paul Ganss, EMS Education Program Director 816-235-5355 ganssp@umkc.edu Kansas City, MO - The Emergency Medical Services Education Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Paramedic education program. The program is conducted through its Department of Emergency Medicine, and is held at the School of Medicine's Clinical Training Facility on ...

MacLeod Walls to speak at Jewell Opening Convocation

Sept. 2, 2016

The William Jewell College school year will ceremonially kick off with honors, awards and an address by new President Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls. The Opening Convocation ceremony will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Sept. 9 at John Gano Memorial Chapel. The ceremony will include the recognition of two people with the William F. Yates Medallion for Distinguished Service, the ...


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