Education

Newly Appointed Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster and Park University Student Radzynski to Perform Free Concert

Jan. 28, 2015

Parkville, Mo.—Jan. 28, 2015 — David Radzynski, a Park University International Center for Music graduate student and recently appointed concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform a concert on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. The performance is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Radzynski, ...

Lever1 Invests in Career Advancement of KC Professionals

Jan. 26, 2015

Lever1 has partnered with Baker University to help clients and employees take a convenient step toward career advancement in 2015 and beyond. In addition to a 10 percent tuition discount, Lever1-affiliated students will receive access to flexible degree options—a continuing education opportunity that will improve their professional confidence and value. Convenient Career Advancement “We believe working adults deserve an opportunity ...

US News and World Report Ranks Graceland University’s Online Masters Programs In the Top Ten in the Country and the Best in Missouri

Jan. 26, 2015

Contact: Drew Schaefer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: 816-833-0524 ext. 4715 Email:dschaefe@graceland.edu Independence, MO– January 10, 2015 – Graceland University’s Master’s programs in education and nursing were ranked in the top 10 Best Online Programs in the country by the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings edition of the Best Online Education Programs. Graceland’s Online Masters Programs’ rankings are: • ...

Local Organization Calls For Interfaith Harmony

Jan. 25, 2015

The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council (GKCIC) has viewed with dismay the violent events which have marred this fresh new year of 2015. GKCIC notes also that, even while violence is still among us, there are many people throughout the world who are working actively for peace and unity among peoples of different faiths. The United Nations has declared the ...

McDonalds and The Kansas City Chiefs Announce $250 Grant Awards with ‘Be The Change’ Play 60 Contest

Jan. 22, 2015

McDONALD'S AND THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS ANNOUNCE $250 GRANT AWARDS WITH ‘BE THE CHANGE’ PLAY 60 CONTEST Contest will recognize students, teachers and groups for creativity and hard work in promoting healthy lifestyles KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City area McDonald's restaurants have teamed up with the Kansas City Chiefs to recognize students, teachers and groups for their creativity and ...

Avila University’s School of Education to launch two new international programs in fall 2015

Jan. 21, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo., January 21, 2015 – Avila University’s School of Education will offer two new international education degrees in the fall of 2015 designed for students – both international and domestic – who want to go on to careers with institutions, agencies and schools around the world. • International Education & Advocacy is a bachelor of arts degree designed ...

Local teacher Amy Morgan receives honor

Jan. 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Connie Fulkerson Journalism Education Association 785-532-5532 cfulker@ksu.edu JEA names Sorrows Yearbook Adviser of the Year Margaret Sorrows, journalism adviser at Bryant (Arkansas) High School was named the 2014 H. L. Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year Jan. 19 by the Journalism Education Association. The surprise announcement and award presentation to Sorrows was made in front ...

Rosedale Kansas Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Literacy

Jan. 16, 2015

Kansas City, Kan., January 19, 2015 – Thirty-two years ago our nation chose today to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. This week, classrooms across the Rosedale area of Kansas City, Kansas take up stories and conversations about that legacy in RISE—Reading Inspirational Stories to Empower. Volunteers and staff from the Rosedale Development Association will read stories about ...

Shawnee Mission West Freshmen Take State Debate Title

Jan. 16, 2015

In an unusual turn of events, two Shawnee Mission School District teams met in the final round of the state championship Sunflower Invitational Novice Debate Tournament held last weekend at Blue Valley West High School . Eighty four teams of the best high school freshman first year debate students from throughout Kansas participated in the event. After eight debates, each ...

Environmental Conference

Jan. 14, 2015

The Midwest Section of the Air and Waste Management Association is presenting our 23rd Annual Environmental Technical Conference, February 3rd and 4th at the Overland Park Convention Center. The conference offers training sessions on the first day, followed by presentations from Dr. Karl Brooks, Administrator, US EPA Region 7, Sara Parker Pauley, Director of Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and ...

Park University Selects EFL Associates to Lead Presidential Search

Jan. 14, 2015

Park University has retained EFL Associates Inc., an executive search firm based in Leawood, Kan., to conduct the search for the University’s next president. EFL Associates, which specializes in academic, business and nonprofit executive searches, founded its higher education specialty practice in 1999, and serves institutions ranging from small, privately-held college and faith-based universities, to large, world renowned schools. “We ...

Next Mad Science® Crazy School’s Out Science Fun program set for Feb. 12

Jan. 14, 2015

Youth can spend a non-school day in mid-February learning about a variety of science-related topics during a Mad Science® program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Machine Mania is the theme for this Mad Science® Crazy School's Out Science Fun program which is offered at the New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, Near Gardner, when ...

VA Announces New Director of Kansas City VA Medical Center

Jan. 13, 2015

— The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen R. Fogarty as the new director of the Kansas City VA Medical Center. “We are excited to bring Ms. Fogarty on board as the new director of the Kansas City VA Medical Center,” said Dr. William Patterson, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 15) Director. “Her ...

Local Lutheran School Partners with National Organization for Ministry in Latvia

Jan. 13, 2015

Platte Woods, MISSOURI, January 13, 2015 – During the last week of January, the students of Christ Lutheran Pre-Kindergarten will learn about the country of Latvia and participate in a special opportunity to support the work of Lutheran Hour Ministries–Latvia. The Christ Lutheran Pre-Kindergarten students will study Latvian society since the collapse of the Soviet Union; the rebirth of the ...

Cathryn Pridal, Ph.D., is Avila University’s new VP for Academic Affairs

Jan. 13, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo., January 13, 2015 – Cathryn Pridal, Ph.D., who has 32 years of experience as a faculty member, administrator and executive at some of the most highly-regarded institutes of higher education in the U.S., is Avila University’s new Vice President for Academic Affairs. Her first full day on campus is scheduled to be June 15. She assumes the ...

6th Annual Kaw Valley Seed Fair Feb. 14, 2015

Jan. 13, 2015

https://www.facebook.com/events/1586228288261862/ Jan. 13, 2015 — For immediate release Contact: * Laura Green, Kaw Valley Seed Fair, 785-864-4912 (office/day), 785-550-4757 (home/evening); lauragreen@ku.edu. Notes: --Website: www.facebook.com/kawvalleyseeds (see Events tab for info page on the Fair). --Photos from last year’s fair and fair promotional materials available upon request. (See photos on Facebook page.) --I can put you in touch with vendors, volunteers and ...

Avila University earns national community service recognition for sixth consecutive year

Jan. 13, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Avila University was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation, administered by The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the U.S. Department of Education, is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Avila University was awarded for the ...

Local Exhibit Showcases the work of Mosaic Artist Laura Rendlen

Jan. 12, 2015

Mosaic landscapes created through the timeless medium of mosaic art are now on display at Missouri Bank, 125 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, through January 31. The artwork was created by Laura Rendlen, a nationally known award winning mosaic artist. The landscapes are created by combining and layering glass, natural and found objects, beads, stone, and sometimes even gold. The effect ...

Lamar Hunt, Jr. to Speak at A Taste of KCK Event

Jan. 12, 2015

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: January 12, 2015 Lamar Hunt, Jr. to Speak at A Taste of KCK Event Resurrection Catholic School at the Cathedral announced today that Lamar Hunt, Jr. will be the featured speaker at the school’s A Taste of KCK event on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Now in its third year, A Taste of KCK welcomes local ...

Governor’s Kansas Reading Initiative is Working at Horizon Academy

Jan. 10, 2015

ROELAND PARK, Kan. – The Governor’s Kansas Reading Initiative (KRI) ) is a two-year pilot program designed to improve reading outcomes in the state of Kansas using educational technology, specifically Core5. Representative Marc Rhoades, 72nd District, was instrumental in the effort across state agencies and the legislature. KRI is managed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) and ...

January Storytimes at Independence Barnes & Noble!

Jan. 9, 2015

January Children’s Storytime Events - Where Children Explore Their Imaginations and Discover a Love of Reading! The month kicks off with the Please, Mr. Panda Storytime on Saturday, January 10, at 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble’s first Picture Book of the Month Storytime, this witty picture book from author/illustrator Steve Antony focuses on the importance of manners On Saturday, January ...

Crossroads Academy Downtown Middle School Ribbon Cutting Set for Jan. 7th

Jan. 4, 2015

KANSAS CITY, MO – On January 7th, Crossroads Academy will officially open the new Middle School building Downtown at 1011 Central with a public Ribbon Cutting ceremony. The event will begin with a brief program at 8:30am at Quality Hill Playhouse (303 West 10 St). Guests will then walk to 1011 Central at 8:45 for the Ribbon Cutting, followed by ...

PerformOUTKC opens its 6th season with “Affirmation”

Dec. 24, 2014

For Immediate Release PerformOUTKC, Kansas City’s LGBTQIA Choral & Theatre arts program celebrates and opens its 6th season on January 24th with “Affirmation”. With rich originality, this thoroughly-absorbing drama of storytelling by the young artists of POKC explores and shares the many facets that connect the struggles, obstacles and positive enrichment that essentially defines who they are as authentic, courageous ...

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 ...


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