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 ...


Nov. 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Molly Hart, 630.821.5711 Thursday, November 20, 2014 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 ...

Emporia State University Students Stand by Sexual Misconduct Definitions

Nov. 18, 2014

[Emporia, Kansas]- The Emporia State University Student Senate has voted to include sexual misconduct definitions within its student planners. The definitions, which were provided by the United States Federal Government program, the Violence Against Women Act, will be used as a tool to raise awareness for sexual assault on college campuses. The initiative was brought to the attention of the ...

Hispanic Development Fund Opens 2015 Scholarship Application

Nov. 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Lydia Alvarez, 816-560-3219 Hispanic Development Fund Opens 2015 Scholarship Application For 30 years local fund created by Hispanic community awards nearly 3,300 scholarships, totaling $3.5 million Kansas City, Mo. (November 18, 2014): In 1984, members of the Hispanic community raised enough money to award 100 scholarships to $100 area Hispanic students. Three ...

Johnson County Park & Recreation District Reads to Preschoolers

Nov. 17, 2014

WHO: Children and families WHAT: The Kansas Reads to Preschoolers book of the year “Is Everyone Ready for Fun!! by Jan Thomas is the focal point of a full morning of hands on activities for preschoolers. Children will begin the morning with a reading of the book followed up by the chicken dance, then off to rotate between a variety ...

State Herpetological Awards Presented

Nov. 17, 2014

Members and friends attended the 41st annual meeting of the Kansas Herpetological Society held Nov. 7-9 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. Scholars and field herpetologists presented research and observations through a two-day series of brief lectures, a business meeting was conducted by the KHS membership and a fundraising auction-social gathering was held. Officers were elected for the Society ...

November 18 forum speakers to discuss forced labor & human trafficking; Speakers to include: Assistant U.S. Attorney; a Consultant for International Labour Organization; and a Former FBI Special Agent

Nov. 17, 2014

Contact: Anna Lambertson, Executive Director, International Relations Council 816-221-4204 A November 18 forum in Kansas City will focus on the serious issues of forced labor and human trafficking. Forced labor and human trafficking are crimes that impact tens of millions of people each year and that touch all corners of the globe. The Kansas City community is not immune ...

Kansas Wesleyan University to Host Transfer Preview Day - Nov. 21

Nov. 13, 2014

Salina, Kan. – Kansas Wesleyan University is hosting a Transfer Preview Day Nov. 21 to introduce KWU to all community and technical college students thinking about transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Kansas Wesleyan has articulation agreements with 35 such schools allowing those who have earned their associate degree to transfer in as a junior to work on their bachelor’s ...

Recognized for Expertise in Senior Housing

Nov. 13, 2014

Having recently completed a rigorous educational curriculum and competency based exam and application process, LINDA BOBSKI, real estate agent with Keller Williams has earned the prestigious Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) designation from the Seniors Real Estate Institute. Awarded only to a select number of elite real estate professionals in any market, the CSHP designation equips senior housing professionals to ...

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Dec. 3 & 17 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Nov. 13, 2014

The fall season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions concludes with two final programs during December at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on Dec. 3 and 17. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied ...

Harmony Project KC Open House Scheduled For Morning of November 15th

Nov. 13, 2014

Contact: Carmen Espinosa (816) 231-7738 Harmony Project KC, a tuition-free after-school music education outreach program of the Northeast Community Center is hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 15th from 10-11:30 am at 544 Wabash Avenue. We invite the community to come and learn more about the program which will serve low-income students, beginning with ages 6-10 years ...

Dancers Create Visual Exciting Moving Spectacle to Benefit Special Needs Children – Fight Cancer

Nov. 12, 2014

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Love for Dance – People Combine for Major Kansas City Dance Event “Dancers Create Visual Exciting Moving Spectacle to Benefit Special Needs Children – Fight Cancer” November 11, 2014, OLATHE, Kansas Hold onto your seats because you’re about to feel the power of dance come alive. You won’t believe how you’ll be moved in one of Kansas ...

Junior Achievement Honors Three Outstanding Business Leaders with Induction Ceremony

Nov. 12, 2014

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT’S KANSAS CITY BUSINESS HALL OF FAME RECOGNIZES THREE OUTSTANDING BUSINESS LEADERS --Induction Ceremony to be Held at the Downtown Marriott, Thursday, November 13, 2014 -- Kansas City, MO – Since 2000, the Junior Achievement Kansas City Business Hall of Fame has honored the community’s most distinguished businessmen and women for their outstanding contributions to free enterprise and the ...

JEA honors Massy with Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov. 12, 2014

The Journalism Education Association has named David Massy of Lenexa, Kansas, a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree. JEA presents this award to retirees for lifetime dedication to journalism education. Massy was recognized Nov. 8 at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, D.C. Massy retired from Walsworth Publishing Co. in Overland Park, Kansas, in May 2014. Massy ...

Crossroads Academy is Dreaming Big on December 4th

Nov. 12, 2014

Crossroads Academy Announces Signature Annual Fundraiser: Dreaming Big in Downtown Kansas City Thursday, December 4th at 5:30 p.m. Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral Founders’ Hall Lead Sponsor: Broadway Square Partners Major Sponsors: Mike & Jo Ann Avery John & Marny Sherman Waddell & Reed KANSAS CITY, MO – Crossroads Academy announces its annual signature fundraiser, Dreaming Big in Downtown Kansas ...

Show Me KC Schools to Hold Parent-to-Parent Elementary School Fair on November 19

Nov. 12, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Tricia Johnson, (816) 550-4298 Email: Website: School Swap will connect local parents with local schools (Kansas City, MO – November 12, 2014) — Show Me KC Schools kicks off its second year of helping Kansas City families find the right school for their children with a School Swap parent event on ...

Park University Ranked Among “Best for Vets” by Military Publication

Nov. 12, 2014

For the third year in a row, Park University has received a top ranking for the services and support it offers to active duty military, veterans and their families. Military Times, an independent source for news and information for the military community and its associated newsweeklies, Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times and Navy Times, released its “Best ...

Strawberry Hill Museum Celebrates 26th Year Preserving Holiday Traditions

Nov. 11, 2014

Where: The Strawberry Hill Museum Opens for the Holiday When: Everyday – M-F & Saturday until it is ready for the opening- Saturday, November 22, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at night Museum - (913) 371-3264 THE STRAWBERRY HILL ETHNIC MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER CELEBRATES 26TH YEAR PRESERVING HOLIDAY TRADITIONS ...

Tex’s Wrestling, No Holds Barred Theological Discussions

Nov. 7, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jeanette Powers, General Manager Email 816-960-4611, Venue phone Kansas City, Mo. Every Thursday Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 Tex’s Wrestling, No Holds Barred Theological Discussions Dr. Tex Sample is a nationally acclaimed theologian who has recently made Kansas City his home. This specialist in church and society has been a radical ...

Planet Play launches pop-up play lab

Nov. 7, 2014

PLANET PLAY LAUNCHES “LET’S PLAY, KC!” Kansas City, MO (November 7, 2014) – Let’s play, KC! Planet Play is bringing our Pop-Up Play Lab to communities across the KC metro area during our Year of Play 2015. We’re launching our “Let’s Play, KC!” campaign tonight at Centric Projects, 1814 Main Street, KCMO, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. during First ...

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