Education

Internationally Acclaimed Violinist, Pianist to Perform in Park University International Center for Music Guest Artist Series Concert

Jan. 24, 2017

Park University’s International Center for Music will kick off the 2017 portion of its 13th concert season with a performance by violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi and pianist Meng-Chieh Liu. The concert, a part of the ICM’s International Guest Artist Series, will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 11, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the 1900 Building’s Parkway Room, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, ...

HearthMasters to open new masonry training school in June

Jan. 23, 2017

Contact Marge Padgitt at 816-461-3665 or mp@chimkc.com. HearthMasters, Inc. is opening a masonry training school in Independence, Missouri in June in response requests for masonry skills courses in the Midwest region. Gene Padgitt, an award-winning master mason, will be heading up the workshops. Kansas City, Missouri January 23, 2017 The first course offering is Introduction to Masonry. This hands—on workshop ...

Overland Park Rotary Club Donates 50K+ Books to Local Children

Jan. 23, 2017

Overland Park, KS, 12/30/2016 — The Rotary Club of Overland Park provided 87 education and charitable organizations in the Kansas City region with a donation of 57,404 children’s books. This first-time Children’s Book Drive was orchestrated by various Overland Park Rotary Club members in conjunction with Feed the Children’s book donation program. The book donation had a monetary equivalent of ...

“Senior Symposium Series” to Educate Kansas City Senior Homeowners

Jan. 20, 2017

For Immediate Release “Senior Symposium Series” to Educate Kansas City Senior Homeowners Series of Free Educational Seminars Provide Answers to Late-Life Housing Issues The truth. It's what Kansas City homeowners want concerning late-in-life housing issues like reverse mortgages, 55+ senior living options, selling a house in today's market, and preparing to “stay put” in your own home as you age-in-place. ...

Students in Park University’s International Center for Music to Perform in Showcase Concert

Jan. 20, 2017

The International Center for Music at Park University will present a concert featuring its students during the ICM’s Young Artist Showcase concert on Saturday, Jan. 28. The concert will be held in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the performance is free. The concert will highlight 10 selected students enrolled in ...

Park University Co-Sponsoring Events on Conflict Resolution

Jan. 18, 2017

A group of Kansas City organization and civic leaders, including Park University, have united to bring a thought-provoking film and panel discussion to the region. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, “Disturbing the Peace,” a film that follows former enemy combatants — Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison, will be screened at the ...

Local University of Arkansas Students Honored by Alumni Association

Jan. 17, 2017

Photos available on request Students’ U of A careers earn them a place as a “Seniors of Significance.” FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Five University of Arkansas students from the Kansas City area were named as “Seniors of Significance” by the Arkansas Alumni Association at the University of Arkansas. As part of the awards ceremony each received a gold special honor cord ...

Park University Hosting Exhibit of Bill Eickhorst Photographs

Jan. 17, 2017

A photography exhibit featuring the works of artist Bill Eickhorst, Ed.D., will be on display in Park University’s Campanella Gallery, Friday, Feb. 3, through Friday, March 10. An opening reception will be held for Eickhorst on Feb. 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Gallery. All of the photographic images in the exhibit were taken with either a Nikon ...

Blair, Uden Promoted to Associate Vice President Positions at Park University

Jan. 17, 2017

Park University has announced the promotion of Eric Blair to the position of associate vice president of enrollment management, and Jayme Uden, Ed.D., to the position of associate vice president and dean of students. Both started in their new positions on January 1. Eric Blair As associate vice president of enrollment management, Blair leads a team that develops, monitors and ...

Excelsior Springs Job Corps Organizes Day of Service - Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 12, 2017

Contact: Rhonda Peery Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center Peery.rhonda@jobcorps.org 816/629-3160 EXCELSIOR SPRINGS JOB CORPS ORGANIZES DAY OF SERVICE Community Service Effort Honors Martin Luther King Jr. Excelsior Springs and Kansas City, Missouri January 16, 2017 – Students from the Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center will participate in a Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., and as ...

Simpson College Graduate

Jan. 9, 2017

Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa held commencement on December 17, 2016. Victoria Carr, daughter of Jon and Sheila Carr of Kansas City graduated with a BA in exercise science.

Park University Students Inducted into National Society of Leadership and Success

Jan. 9, 2017

The Park University chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success held its semiannual induction ceremony on the University’s Parkville Campus on Dec. 5. Twenty-six students were inducted, two of whom received the National Engaged Leader Award. Students with an exemplary academic record are invited to join the National Society of Leadership and Success, and must complete the following ...

Local students on McPherson College Honor Roll

Jan. 9, 2017

Hello! I’m pleased to share with you McPherson College’s Honor Roll and Honorable Mention Roll for Fall 2016 – including students from your local coverage area! For your ease of use with this release, students are listed by alphabetically by state or country first, then by the particular city. Kansas students are listed separately from other states and countries. Also ...

Health Alert: 1 in 3 Kansas City-area Homes at High Radon Risk

Jan. 6, 2017

CONTACT: Travis Siegfried Certified Radon 816.820.6440 travis@certifiedradonkc.com EPA designates January as Radon Action Month to raise awareness for the health dangers associated with radon exposure. KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, January 6, 2016 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deemed January “National Radon Action Month” to raise awareness of the dangers caused by the naturally occurring radioactive gas. Radon is undetectable ...

William Jewell to host 33rd annual Northland MLK Celebration

Jan. 6, 2017

William Jewell College will host the 33rd annual Northland Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, in Gano Chapel on the College’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. The featured speaker for the event is Rev. Kasey D. Jones, the pastor of National Memorial Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. She ...

Park University Earns Top 5 Ranking for Military Friendly Excellence

Jan. 5, 2017

Park University’s recognition and respect for the contributions military personnel make to the country, as well as the University’s long history of serving those who serve our country, has been recognized by Victory Media. Park University has been honored by the publishing company with a “Top 10 Gold Military Friendly School Award.” Park is ranked No. 5 in the private, ...

The National Center for Drug Free Sport Announces 2017 Continuing Education Awards for Certified Athletic Trainers

Jan. 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Gene Willis, Director of Marketing. gwillis@drugfreesport.com; 816.285.1423 The National Center for Drug Free Sport Announces 2017 Continuing Education Awards for Certified Athletic Trainers Awards to honor certified athletic trainers who are working toward the prevention of drug abuse. KANSAS CITY, MO. (January 5, 2017) – The National Center for Drug Free Sport (Drug Free Sport®), the ...

Board leadership series planned for February and March

Jan. 4, 2017

K-State Research and Extension is conducting a series of Board Leadership workshops across the state February, 21, 23, 28 and March 2. Designed to provide basic training for members of community-based boards, the series will be hosted by local Extension professionals at locations across the state. “Informed and committed board members are the key to healthy, effective boards and committees ...

Park University Hosting Discussion on First Amendment

Jan. 4, 2017

Park University, in partnership with the National Archives at Kansas City, is hosting a conversation on “First Amendment Under Fire: Global Challenges to Press Freedom” on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the National Archives at Kansas City, 400 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, Mo. The dialogue will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception preceding the discussion at 6 p.m. Admission ...

The Glow Academy, Wyandotte’s Newest Quality Daycare Center has Open House

Jan. 2, 2017

On January 7th, from 5pm to 8pm, The Glow Academy will be celebrating our doors opening with a fancy celebration. We will have a menu tasting featuring dishes straight from The Glow Academy's own menu. Sample dishes such as swedish meatballs & rice pilaf, Strawberry Compote and, even BBQ Braised Chicken Drumettes. Live music will set the fancy scene as ...

Avila University Ranks In the Top 25 Online Colleges for Health Care Administration

Dec. 20, 2016

(December 20, 2016) KANSAS CITY, MO – Guide to Online Schools has ranked Avila University among the top 25 Online Colleges for Health Care Administration for 2017. Guide to Online Schools is an SR Education Group program, which provides in-depth information about accredited online colleges offering 21,905 degree programs. Prospective students can view comprehensive lists by program and by state. ...

Olathe Student Named Latest Winner of First Student Artwork Contest

Dec. 20, 2016

An elementary school student in Olathe, Kansas, is the latest winner of an artwork contest sponsored by First Student, the industry’s leading provider of student transportation solutions. The contest celebrates the experience of riding the school bus through artwork created by students in school districts across North America. First Student selected the latest winning entry from Olathe Public Schools. Ruth ...

Kansas City resident among graduates of Tusculum College

Dec. 16, 2016

GREENEVILLE, TN – Two hundred and seventy-four students recently achieved an educational goal by earning a degree at Tusculum College. The accomplishments of these graduates were celebrated during the Spring Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Tusculum College. Jarett J. Wesley of Kansas City earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a concentration in general management. ...

Jackson County Extension Council seeks council member nominations

Dec. 15, 2016

The University of Missouri Extension Council of Jackson County is seeking nominations and/or applications to serve on the county extension council for a two-year term beginning Feb. 23, 2017. 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 held January 23-27, ...


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