Education

Student Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

Feb. 24, 2017

Arlington, Va., February 24, 2017 – Luqman Swinney has been recognized with a national 2017 Yes I Can Award Nomination by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) as part of its annual convention on April 21 in Boston. The Yes I Can Awards program recognizes the accomplishments of 12 students with exceptionalities in six categories: academics, arts, school and community ...

Faith-Based K-12 Education and College Expo

Feb. 24, 2017

19th Annual Event Brings 2,500 People Together March 4 The Midwest’s only Education and College Expo devoted to both private faith-based universities and the K-12 level will be held Sat., March 4, 10 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Over 50 college reps will have multi-media display booths and be joined by ...

National Architecture Firms Take Day Off to Volunteer - Kansas City & 8 other offices

Feb. 24, 2017

According to Cone Research, 79 percent of people work for a socially responsible company and 79 percent of employees think it’s important that their companies match their charitable giving. A company’s social and environmental commitments are key drivers in recruitment, retention and loyalty for today’s workforce. National architecture firm, TreanorHL, recently created a new day of giving called Love Connects. ...

Leawood Swim School Hosting Local Hiring Day March 4

Feb. 23, 2017

GRAPEVINE, Tx -- Emler Swim School is conducting three company-wide hiring days on March 4, 8 and 15 with the goal of interviewing qualified candidates to fill multiple management positions and approximately 100 part-time swim teacher roles. The company is hiring to support growth, both at current schools and in new locations. SATURDAY, MARCH 4 12:30 to 2:30 P.M near ...

RRT & SPA March meeting

Feb. 22, 2017

RRT & SPA March Event The RRT & SPA meeting will be held Monday, March 6, at 12:30 p.m., at the Raytown Wellness Center located at 10301 E. 350 Highway. Our guest speaker will be Barbara Self, past MSTA president. Lunch will be served. The menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beens, salad, roll and butter, brownies, coffee, tea, ...

Wilson Promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Compliance at Park University

Feb. 22, 2017

Park University has announced the promotion of Steve Wilson to the position of associate athletic director for media relations and compliance. Wilson began his new duties on Feb. 1. Wilson, in his 10th year leading communication efforts for the University’s Department of Athletics, leads an office that promotes student-athlete and departmental achievements, and coordinates fan experiences. He also oversees the ...

Reach Out and Read KC CelebratesThe National Education Association’s Read Across America Day

Feb. 22, 2017

Kansas City, KS, (February 21st, 2017) – National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day is on Thursday, March 2, 2017. In recognition, Reach Out and Read Kansas City (RORKC) has extended the celebration for a whole week from February 27 to March 3. All week, on-air personalities from local media outlets will participate by reading books by Dr. Seuss ...

Park University to Open 41st Campus Location in Lenexa, Kan.

Feb. 22, 2017

Park University, which has supported students from around the globe in pursuing their higher education dreams since 1875 from its flagship campus in Parkville, Mo., will open a campus center location in Lenexa, Kan., for the start of the Fall 2017 semester. The University plans to begin operations in Lenexa in July, with classes starting Monday, Aug. 14. Park University ...

Blue Springs student nominated for SBU’s annual Mr. and Miss Southwest pageant

Feb. 21, 2017

Southwest Baptist University News Release Contact: Charlotte Marsch, Director of Marketing and Communications (417) 328-1803 / cmarsch@sbuniv.edu Blue Springs student nominated for SBU’s annual Mr. and Miss Southwest pageant BOLIVAR, Mo. — Taylor Parrish of Blue Springs is among the candidates in the running for Southwest Baptist University’s Mr. and Miss Southwest Pageant, a tradition annually honoring one male and ...

Koch General Counsel to Speak March 1 at Tabor College

Feb. 17, 2017

HILLSBORO, Kan. – Koch Industries senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary Mark Holden will speak to Tabor College students, faculty and staff as part of the Nachtigall Lecture Series on Entrepreneurship at 7 p.m. in the Chapel on March 1. Hillsboro and surrounding community members are encouraged to attend. Holden will be presenting “Making Communities Safer and Removing ...

Local Olathe Student Recognized as National Merit Finalist

Feb. 17, 2017

Heritage Christian Academy, with campuses in both Olathe and Overland Park, is excited to announce and recognize senior Jonathan Edmondson as a National Merit Finalist. This means that Jonathan has scored well enough on the PSAT and SAT to be one of the top 15,000 high school students in the United States. In 2017, there will be approximately 3.5 million ...

WEALTH DAY AT THE KANSAS STATE CAPITOL - March 16, 2017

Feb. 16, 2017

Don't miss your chance to learn more about important issues facing Kansas. Join advocates at the Kansas Statehouse on Thursday, March 16th as they share information about Water, Energy, Air, Land, Transportation and Health in Kansas. Start your day with an Interfaith Climate Vigil, followed by an Advocate Policy Briefing, Exhibits, Local Foods Lunch and Legislator Meetings. For a complete ...

Park University Earns Honor as a Military Spouse Friendly School

Feb. 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 — For the third time in four months, 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 commended. Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur and STEM Jobs magazines, has announced that Park University ...

International Center for Music at Park University to Host “Side-by-Side” Concert

Feb. 16, 2017

The next event in the Park University International Center for Music’s 2016-17 concert season will feature a performance by the ICM’s award-winning faculty and gifted student artists. The concert, billed as a “side-by-side” performance, will be held on Saturday, March 4, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel. Admission to the concert is free. The concert will include ...

Park University’s ICM Orchestra to Perform Concert on Feb. 25

Feb. 13, 2017

Park University’s International Center for Music will host a concert featuring the ICM Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 25, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. The concert is open to the public and admission is free. The concert will highlight 17 ICM students performing the following selections: • “Concerto Grosso in B-Flat Major, ...

Educational Foundation Set to Grow

Feb. 9, 2017

Spring Hill, KS – The Spring Hill Education Foundation (SHEF) recently received its 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This designation makes the foundation one of only five public charities recognized by the IRS in Spring Hill. In 1993, the SHEF was established to support educational opportunities in the Spring Hill School District. At that time, the foundation ...

Red Door Woodfired Grill Goes RED For Women in February

Feb. 9, 2017

An estimated 44 million women in the United States are affected by cardiovascular diseases, and 1 in 3 women die from heart disease each year. Both Red Door Woodfired Grill locations, Leawood, KS at Camelot Court and in Brookside, have partnered with the Go Red for Women campaign during the month of February. Throughout the month, Red Door will be ...

Kansas Christian College Advances To Initial Accreditation

Feb. 8, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (February 8, 2017) – Kansas Christian College (KCC) announced this week the school had reached a new level of accreditation with the Association for Biblical Higher Education. The announcement comes after nearly a decade of work, headed by Vice President of Academic Affairs Dorothy Purtle, toward this goal. “The KCC family has worked diligently these past years ...

Students and Public Health Professionals Showcase Public Health Research at Kansas State House

Feb. 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 8, 2017 Contact: Kansas City Star Robert Moser, Kansas Public Health Association President 913-945-5245 RMoser@kumc.edu Students and Recent Graduates Showcase Public Health Research at Kansas State House Topeka, Kansas – Molly Allison, Tawana Evans and Meredith Shapland were among six students and recent graduates to showcase their public health research to state lawmakers and other ...

KC Works Together Showcase Highlights Innovative Industry Training Programs

Feb. 6, 2017

Building Stronger Networks – Supporting Stronger Workers – Living Stronger Lives KC Works Together Showcase Highlights Innovative Industry Training Programs Kansas City, MO (February 10, 2017): KC Works Together, a collaborative workforce development network, grew out of a growing need to help individuals living in poverty enter the workforce and move towards self-sustainability. “Kansas City has several unique, exciting job ...

Yearbook staffs featured for excellence in yearbook design, writing and photography

Feb. 6, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mike Cobb Director, Product Management (214) 819-8339 mike.cobb@balfour.com www.balfour.com Balfour Honors Student Design With Designation of 2017 National Samples Balfour, a leading publisher of student yearbooks, released its annual selection of national sample yearbooks, which includes the yearbooks from Santa Fe Trail Middle School (Yearbook Adviser Melissa Erker), Prairie Trail Middle School (Yearbook Adviser Susan Warner), ...

Bode Promoted to Chief Financial Officer at Park University

Feb. 6, 2017

Parkville, Mo.—February 6, 2017 — Park University President Greg Gunderson, Ph.D., has announced the promotion of Brian Bode to the position of chief financial officer. Bode began his new duties at Park on Jan. 27. As chief financial officer, Bode oversees the financial and accounting operations of the University and the Parkville Commercial Underground (located on the University’s Parkville Campus), ...

Park University Hosting CIC Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

Feb. 3, 2017

Parkville, Mo.—February 3, 2017 — Anita Perez Ferguson, Ph.D., a prominent and influential spokesperson on diversity, Hispanic issues and American politics, will spend the week of Feb. 6-10 on Park University’s Parkville Campus as part of The Council of Independent Colleges’ Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program. The program brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other nonacademic professionals to ...

Frontier School of Innovation Finds Success with Online Book Drive

Feb. 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Debra K. Hannula, BookMentors Executive Director 415-730-3097 contact@bookmentors.org or dkhannula@gmail.com Kansas city schools in need of books partner with nonprofit BookMentors to fill the gap (February 1, 2017) With budget cuts to public and charter schools throughout the country, new and relevant books have become a valuable and scarce commodity for many classrooms. Many schools ...


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