Excelsior Springs Named District of Distinction

Oct. 30, 2014

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO (November 1st, 2014) – Excelsior Springs School District is one of nearly 50 school districts across the nation that are leading the way with innovative and effective new ideas. Excelsior Springs has been named a District of Distinction, District Administration magazine’s new tri-annual award program. Excelsior Springs School District is proud to accept the honor as one ...

Poet Gerald Vizenor Featured Speaker at Park University’s Ethnic Voices Poetry Series Event

Oct. 30, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—Oct. 30, 2014 — Author Gerald Vizenor will be the featured poet in the next installment of Park University’s 2014-15 Ethnic Voices Poetry Series on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. Vizenor’s presentation will be held at The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 W. 26th St., Kansas City, Mo. A cash reception will be held ...

Park University’s International Center for Music Presents the Music of Leonid Desyatnikov, Featuring Pianist Alexey Goribol

Oct. 30, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—Oct. 30, 2014 — Park University’s International Center for Music presents, for the first time in the United States, an evening devoted to the music of one of Russia’s most prominent composers, Leonid Desyatnikov, on Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. A pre-concert talk with the composer will start ...

Research Center–Kansas City Welcomes New Assistant Director

Oct. 28, 2014

COLUMBIA, MO, October 28, 2014 – Assistant Director Lucinda Adams joins the State Historical Society of Missouri’s (SHSMO) Research Center–Kansas City today in the center’s first change of leaders since 1980. A former staff member, Adams returns to SHSMO after seven and a half years as senior archivist of the Missouri Valley Special Collections with the Kansas City Public Library. ...

Medal of Honor Recipient to be Recognized by Park University

Oct. 28, 2014

Park University will honor 1963 graduate Col. Lewis L. Millett, a recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions during the Korean War, during a dedication ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7, beginning at 1 p.m. at Thompson Commons on the University’s Parkville Campus. The ceremony, organized by Park history majors and the University’s Zeta Omicron Chapter of the Phi Alpha ...

Park University Offers Additional Fall II Term for Students

Oct. 27, 2014

Park University will offer an additional 8-week Fall II term from Monday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Jan. 11. This additional term will continue through the University’s winter break, with the exception of the week of Dec. 22-26, allowing students to complete a variety of accelerated online and face-to-face courses. The deadline to register for classes is Thursday, Nov. 6. Twenty-one ...

Youth Volunteer Corps Honors 183 Outstanding Youth Volunteers

Oct. 27, 2014

Kansas City, MO – Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) has awarded 183 youth volunteers for their service achievements in the past year. “We are so proud of the hard-working youth volunteering with YVC programs all over the U.S. and Canada,” said David Battey, founder and president of YVC. “These youth are setting incredible examples of service not only for their peers ...

Park University to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914

Oct. 27, 2014

Students from Park University’s Program of History will present a dramatic theater production to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914. “Letters from the Front: The Christmas Truce of 1914” will be presented on Sunday, Nov. 9, at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., starting at 2 p.m. Park history ...

Hear “Stories of the Past” during Nature Explorers home school program on Nov. 13

Oct. 22, 2014

Ancestors and those who came before us are the topic of an intergenerational nature program designed to supplement and support home school efforts which is being offered in mid-November 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 ...

KC area schools can benefit from the Royals historic World Series run

Oct. 21, 2014

Date: 10/21/14 Contact:, 1-888-973-7464 For immediate release: With Game One of the World Series starting tonight in Kansas City, K-12 schools and non-profit youth organizations can participate in the excitement of the Royals historic playoff run and raise money for their school, PTA or youth organization in the process. GameTime Fundraisers (GTF) has aligned with MLB licensees to allow ...

Park University to Host Pirate Preview Day for Prospective Students

Oct. 21, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—Oct. 19, 2014 — Park University will host a Pirate Preview Day for prospective students on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on the University’s Parkville Campus. High school juniors and seniors, as well as transfer students interested in attending Park, are encouraged to bring their families to learn about degree programs, scholarships and financial aid ...

Kansas City Resident Completes ‘The Original NOLS Course’

Oct. 21, 2014

Lander, Wyo.— Keturah Logan, 16, of Kansas City, Mo., recently completed a wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). NOLS believes people thrive when challenged. During the Wind River Wilderness course, students did not have access to modern conveniences and were challenged to step outside their comfort zones. This is the course that ...

Share a Love of Reading with Your Whole Family Woodneath Library Center Hosts Early Literacy Fair

Oct. 21, 2014

On Saturday, November 15, the Woodneath Library Center [8900 NE Flintlock Road] will host an Early Literacy Fair for parents and caregivers to promote pre-reading skills for children from birth to 6 years. By exploring Mid-Continent Public Library’s many early literacy resources, parents and children will learn fun and easy ways to encourage literacy skills before learning to read. “Parents ...

Kansas City Resident Completes ‘The Original NOLS Course’

Oct. 20, 2014

Lander, Wyo.— Khalif Hines, 17, of Kansas City, Mo., recently completed a wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). NOLS believes people thrive when challenged. During the Wind River Wilderness course, students did not have access to modern conveniences and were challenged to step outside their comfort zones. This is the course that ...

New JoCo company to offer ‘Club Academics,’ STEAM programming for youngsters

Oct. 19, 2014

Preparing kids for their future by igniting a SPARK of interest in key industry careers. October 17, 2014- Overland Park, KS - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) career fields continue to grow rapidly. Now is the time to give kids the opportunity to ignite their passions for these hot fields. SPARK is a new Johnson County area company ...

Children from De Soto, Gardner rally for after-school programs

Oct. 17, 2014

Johnson County, Kansas– 900 children from the De Soto and Gardner School Districts came together today at a Lights On Afterschool rally at The Theater in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park to celebrate the achievements of afterschool students, and draw attention to the need for more afterschool programs to serve the millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and ...

Horizon Academy celebrates learning disabilities awareness, raises scholarship funds with Great Pumpkin Race 5k Run

Oct. 17, 2014

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Caitlin McGrath: Community Relations Coordinator Horizon Academy (913)789-9443 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Horizon Academy Celebrates Learning Disabilities Awareness & Raises Scholarship Funds With 2nd Annual Great Pumpkin Race 5k Run ROELAND PARK, Kan. – The Great Pumpkin Race 5k run/walk will bring over 200 participants together on Saturday, October 25th to raise funds for Horizon Academy ...

Get Inspired Kansas City “Speaking and Workshops to Inspire Your People”

Oct. 16, 2014

Looking for some inspiration for your organization or team? Kansas City life coach Sylvia Hall offers fresh and fierce workshops with insights that are immediately applicable. “I love to light people up," says Sylvia. "It’s not just about thinking positive. It is, rather, about creating an energy shift," she adds. Sylvia's presentations combine her strategic insights as a life coach ...

Shawnee Mission College Clinic - Wed, Oct 15th - Bringing Students and Colleges Together for Over 50 Years

Oct. 14, 2014

Contact: Mary Lee Duff, Co-Chairman of the Shawnee Mission College Clinic Phone: 913-579-3762 (before 7:00 pm on Tues. & after 8:00 am on Wed.) Email: Website: The annual Shawnee Mission College Clinic will take place on Wednesday, October 15th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Shawnee Mission East High School. The SM College Clinic is a college information ...

Notre Dame history professor to speak on western civilization at KU

Oct. 9, 2014

Thomas Noble, Ph.D., Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame and Fellow with the Novanic Institute for European Studies, will be giving a lecture entitled “Western Civilization: What a Good Idea!” on Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 7pm in the Kansas Room in the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas. Dr. Noble will address: What is the ...

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