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New Psychiatric Hospital in Kansas City

Sept. 30, 2014

Press Release Signature Psychiatric Hospital is a 24-bed psychiatric hospital located just north of downtown at 2900 Clay Edwards Dr., on the campus of North Kansas City Hospital. We provide treatment and stabilization for adult patients (ages 18 and older) in crisis. At Signature, our patients are evaluated and treated by a team of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and therapists, ...

Grain Valley Superintendent Named Missouri Superintendent of the Year

Sept. 29, 2014

Dr. Roy Moss, Superintendent of Grain Valley R-V School District, has been named the Missouri Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA). The announcement of the award was made on September 27 during the Missouri School Boards’ Association and MASA joint fall conference held at Tan-Tar-A Resort. As the winner of this award, Moss received ...

Susan Grace, advocate for abuse victims, offers advice

Sept. 26, 2014

(Leawood, KS) – Susan Grace Napier knows exactly why someone won’t leave an abusive relationship. After all, it took her 23 years to leave, and even then, in reality, she knows she’s one of the lucky ones to get out safe! You don’t have to go very far in today’s news to find a tragic story of some kind of ...

Park University to Host Information Nights for Social Work Programs

Sept. 25, 2014

Park University’s Department of Social Work will offer two information nights for its Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work programs. The MSW event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and the BSW event is set for Wednesday, Oct. 8. Both events, which are open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. in room 306 ...

KCFitnessLink To Open Euphoria, A Unique Fitness Collaborative In The Crossroads

Sept. 24, 2014

Contacts: Darryl Olive Director of programs for KCFitnessLink 816.256.4443 info@kcfitnesslink.com Camilo Estremadoiro Director Pop Up Art Gallery 816.372.8218 2100PopUp@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KANSAS CITY, MO – KCFitnessLink (www.KCFitnessLink.com) today announced the opening of Euphoria, a collaborative project with the Pop Up Art Gallery that will offer health conscious fitness parties in a drug and alcohol free environment. Euphoria is the ...

Learn how plants and animals adapt to season changes during Nature Explorers Home School program on Oct. 16

Sept. 24, 2014

Home school students will learn how plants and animals adapt to changes in the seasons during an intergenerational program being offered in mid-October 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 nature and ...

The Dream Job That Almost Wasn’t

Sept. 23, 2014

By Carol (Knight ’81, MA ’08) Best Jadhon Kerr landed her dream job as a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse at University of Florida Health in Jacksonville, just three months after graduating with her BSN from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2013. Jadhon’s unit provides medical care for premature and critically ill newborns and holds the designation of Level III ...

MNU Announces Creation of Institutional Repository

Sept. 23, 2014

OLATHE, KAN., -- MidAmerica Nazarene University recently announced plans to develop an MNU Institutional Repository. The repository will contain faculty research articles and related scholarship, openly accessible to scholars via the Internet. According to Bruce Flanders, director of Mabee Library at MNU, the repository will be a comprehensive, freely accessible, online compilation of academic resources created at MNU. “We plan ...

Park University Earns Military Friendly Distinction from Victory Media for Sixth Consecutive Year

Sept. 23, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—Sept. 23, 2014 — Park University has been honored by Victory Media on its list of Military Friendly Schools for the sixth consecutive year. The list recognizes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. Schools on the 2015 Military Friendly Schools list offer ...

Park University Honors Campus Centers, Staff During Annual Conference

Sept. 22, 2014

Park University campus center directors and support staff from across the country gathered the week of Sept. 15 for the annual Park Distance Learning Campus Center Directors Conference on the University’s Parkville Campus. The event concluded on Sept. 18 with an awards banquet to honor the University’s highest achieving campuses and PDL staff. The inaugural “Park Distance Learning Person of ...

Kansas City Coro Internship in Public Affairs is Accepting Applications

Sept. 22, 2014

The Kansas City Coro Summer Internship in Public Affairs, a program of Park University’s Hauptman School for Public Affairs, is now accepting applications for 2015. Applications are due no later than Dec. 1, 2014. Kansas City Coro is designed to develop future community leaders through exposure to community issues, leadership development, civic leaders and organizations. It is a demanding and ...

ATSU announces new vice president of finance/CFO

Sept. 19, 2014

Contact: Kit Avanzado, A. T. Still University, 660.626.2539 Kirksville, Mo. - A.T. Still University (ATSU) announced the appointment of Richard (Rick) Rieder, MBA, MM, as vice president of finance/chief financial officer for ATSU. Rieder currently serves as vice president for administration/chief financial officer at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Mo. He will begin his role with ATSU ...

Teen Career & Life Building program offered on Oct. 10

Sept. 18, 2014

Equipping young adults with confidence and life skills to help them succeed in future life endeavors is the goal of a new program for teens being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early October. The program is called Teen Career & Life Building and is for ages 13 to 18. Teens will learn helpful interviewing skills, ...

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 ...


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