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Washburn Law #6 on preLaw’s list of “Largest employment gains by school”

July 22, 2014

News Release July 22, 2014 Contact: Shelia A. Summers, Director of Marketing Communications, (785) 670-1784, shelia.summers@washburn.edu Washburn Law #6 on preLaw’s list of “Largest employment gains by school” Topeka, Kan. – After jumping 14.8 percentage points, Washburn University School of Law was named a top law school in increasing employment gains from 2011 to 2013. The listing "Largest employment gains ...

MNU Chosen to Help Change Demographics of Teaching Workforce

July 22, 2014

MidAmerica Nazarene University announced that it is one of 10 universities nationwide selected by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to participate in the Association’s first Networked Improvement Community (NIC). The initiative of this group is aimed at increasing the diversity of the nation’s teacher candidate pool by focusing on recruitment of more Black and Hispanic/Latino men in ...

Park University Promotes Goddard to Vice President and General Counsel; Hershey Appointed Vice President for Entrepreneurial Ventures

July 21, 2014

Park University has promoted Courtney E. Goddard, J.D., to the position of vice president and general counsel, and Roger W. Hershey, J.D., L.L.M., has been appointed vice president for entrepreneurial ventures, effective July 18, as announced by Park President David Fowler. Courtney E. Goddard, J.D. Goddard, who has been employed in the University’s Office of General Counsel the last seven ...

Fraunfelder joins MU School of Medicine as chair of ophthalmology department

July 17, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Frederick Fraunfelder, M.D., M.B.A., has joined the University of Missouri School of Medicine as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. Fraunfelder comes to MU from the Casey Eye Institute and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, where he served as a professor of ophthalmology and as the chief of the cornea, external disease and refractive ...

Helene Bee awarded U.S. Department of State YES Abroad Scholarship to study in Indonesia

July 16, 2014

Contacts: The AFS-USA YES Abroad Team, yesabroad@afsusa.org, 1.800.876.2376 x2216 Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, eca-press@state.gov Helene Bee Awarded U.S. Department of State YES Abroad Scholarship to Study in Indonesia for a Year 7-15-14 Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of State has awarded Helene Bee, a high school student in Edwardsville, KS, one of 65 scholarships to study abroad ...

SUBWAY® Restaurants Partner with Kansas City Public Libraries to Promote Summer Reading

July 15, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. (July 1, 2014) — Kansas City Public Libraries are partnering with SUBWAY® restaurants and the SUBWAY® Summer Reading Program to encourage participants to maintain reading skills throughout the school year. Children and teens interested in the program can pick up a SUBWAY® restaurants reading card at their local library. “As parents approach the summer break, many are ...

Ravencrest Publishing Releases Handler’s Boy Who Spoke To God Offering Teachers 25% Discount

July 11, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ravencrest Publishing Releases Handler’s Boy Who Spoke to God Offering Teachers 25% Discount! Contact: Eleni Xenos (Ravencrest Publishing) 314-495 8796 Julie Ballou: (Pathway) 800-345 6665 ST Louis, MO (July 14, 2014): Ravencrest Publishing has just released in hardcover, Randa Handler’s much talked about children’s book, The Boy Who Spoke To God. ISBN: 978-1-932824-18-6 (hc); (ebook-978-1-62467-237-8 $4.99 published ...

Learn the Value of Nutrition and Exercise at Senior Star at Wexford Place July 15

July 10, 2014

Senior Star at Wexford Place is pleased to announce the Live Well speakers’ series with Walgreens will focus on nutrition and exercise at 11 a.m. July 15 at 6500 North Cosby Avenue, Kansas City. A Walgreens pharmacist will begin by presenting a complete nutritional breakdown of food intake based on a diet of 2,000 calories per day including foods to ...

Warkoczewski Public Observatory Presentation

July 10, 2014

45th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing and Free Public Presentation with observing A free public presentation about NASA and the United States’ landing the first humans on the Moon will precede the opening of the Warkoczewski Observatory. The presentation by staff astronomers and a Solar System Ambassador will highlight the “U.S. Manned Space Flight” and the Apollo landing followed ...

Park University Designated a 2014 Best Value School

July 7, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—July 7, 2014 — Park University is one of 20 colleges/universities nationwide to receive a Best Value School distinction by University Research & Review, an organization created by former college/university presidents, provosts, professors and chief executive officers to recognize unique and reasonably priced American universities and colleges. Park is the only college/university based in the Kansas City region to ...

Kansas City Students Named to McPherson College Honor Roll, Honorable Mention Roll

July 2, 2014

McPherson College has named its Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Honor Roll and Honorable Mention Rolls. To qualify for the honor roll, students must be a full-time student and earn a grade point average of 3.55 or higher during the previous term. Students earning a grade-point average from 3.25 to 3.54 are named to the honorable mention roll. The following ...

Morgan Stanley Grants Additional Funds to Harvesters—The Community Food Network

July 1, 2014

Kansas City, MO —July 1, 2014—Harvesters—The Community Food Network today announced a $25,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to fund its BackSnack program, a child hunger initiative that helps ensure kids are fed on weekends. This grant is the second gift Harvesters has received from Morgan Stanley, bringing the total to $75,000. The grant is part of the latest phase in ...

SUBWAY® Restaurants Partner with Kansas City Public Libraries to Promote Summer Reading

July 1, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. (July 1, 2014) — Kansas City Public Libraries are partnering with SUBWAY® restaurants and the SUBWAY® Summer Reading Program to encourage participants to maintain reading skills throughout the school year. Children and teens interested in the program can pick up a SUBWAY® restaurants reading card at their local library. “As parents approach the summer break, many are ...

Park Universitytrustees announce interim president

June 30, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—June 30, 2014 — Ann Mesle, chair of the Park University Board of Trustees, and her fellow trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of David Fowler as the interim president of Park University. Fowler will join the Park community on Tuesday, July 1, and will serve as interim president until the 16th president of Park University is hired. ...

Host families for high school exchange students needed

June 30, 2014

International Cultural Exchange Services is currently looking for host families for high school students from over 20 different countries!! If you or someone you know would be interested in hosting an exchange student please contact me. Christee Reschke ICES Local Coordinator christeereschke@gmail.com 913-526-4597

Columbia Area Career Center Wins SkillsUSA National Culinary Contest

June 30, 2014

For more information contact Brook Harlan – 573-268-7967 or bharlan@columbia.k12.mo.us Media site for large resolution pictures http://caccculinary.blogspot.com/p/2014-skillsusa-pictures-large-resolution.html Kansas City, MO June 28, 2014 Chormaic Sullivan, 2014 Rock Bridge High School graduate placed first in the SkillsUSA Culinary Arts national competition, and Austin Scoles, 2014 Rock Bridge High School graduate placed second in the SkillsUSA Commercial Baking national competition for high ...

New parenting book asks if children can choose their faith

June 24, 2014

Be-Asia McKerracher, author of the newly published Secular Parenting in a Religious World, is confronting the issue of child choice in faith—head on. She notes that “we give young people the right to choose so much in their life. Why not let them choose something as important as their faith? All across America, children are being handed a religion from ...

Kansas City Delegates to Missouri Girls State Stand Out

June 24, 2014

Warrensburg, MO (June 24, 2014) – Missouri Girls State (MGS) elected their first state level offices on Monday, as well as several city officials. The delegation of ladies from the Greater Kansas City area represented their hometowns exceptionally well in these elections. Young women elected as MGS Mayors include Erica Fieth (Odessa), Simone Jones (Kansas City), and Morgan Kilburn (Grain ...

Park University’s Board of Trustees Elects New Members

June 24, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—June 24, 2014 — Park University’s Board of Trustees has elected two new members to serve on the University’s Board. Elected to their first term, effective July 1, were: LindyAnne Johnson and Jeff McKinney. Johnson, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in social psychology earlier this year from Park University’s Wentworth Military Academy and College Campus Center in ...

H. Sharon Howell to Serve as Interim President of Seminary

June 23, 2014

The Board of Trustees has named Rev. H. Sharon Howell as Interim President of Saint Paul School of Theology. Rev. Howell will begin on July 1, 2014 and will serve while the work of the seminary's Presidential Search Committee continues. Saint Paul Board Chair Twila Glenn said, "The Board is delighted that Rev. Howell is able to join us as ...

Everest College – Kansas City Names New Campus President

June 19, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. – June 19, 2014 – Rose Hernandez has been named president of Everest College – Kansas City. In her new position, Hernandez will oversee all administrative departments, including admissions, student affairs, educational programs, and community and business relations. Hernandez brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education to the Kansas City campus. Most recently, she ...

Park University Online Degree Programs Ranked Among Most Affordable in the U.S.

June 19, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—June 19, 2014 — Two Park University online degree programs have been ranked among the most affordable online programs in the nation by OnlineU, a free and comprehensive guide that enables students to compare online degree programs in the United States. Park’s online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program is ranked No. 14 among criminal justice programs ...

Early Bird Pricing Ends Thursday: Elite Tax Sale Training Workshop: How to Create Generational Wealth

June 18, 2014

Come Grow Your Business and Benefit Havester’s Community Food Network Kansas City, Missouri, June 18, 2014: Mid-America Association of Real Estate Investors is hosting their 10th Annual Business to Business Vendor Networking Night to allow members and guests to connect, network and Grow their Business and at the same time raise money for Harvester’s Community Food Network. Event to be ...


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