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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 ...

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 ...

Gardner to host Martin Luther King, Jr. recognition event

Jan. 5, 2017

(Gardner, Kan.) – To celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the City of Gardner will host an all-day educational exhibit on Friday, January 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The exhibit will feature displays highlighting King’s life as it relates to the Civil Rights Movement, his distinct focus ...

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 ...

Grimmly Speaking” Podcast Returns with Season 6 of NBC’s “Grimm”

Jan. 2, 2017

Kansas City, MO – January 2, 2017 – SciFi4Me.com announces the return of the "Grimmly Speaking" podcast, a program focused on analysis and discussion of NBC’s supernatural thriller series "Grimm". The show, which stars David Giuntoli as a monster-hunting police officer, begins its sixth and final season Friday, January 6. Since the beginning of the fifth season, Maia Ades and ...

The 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Memorial Community Program

Dec. 30, 2016

The 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Memorial Community Program Presented by The Johnson County M. L. King, Jr Holiday Celebration Committee & The Johnson County NAACP Guest speaker: Carl Boyd - Founder-CEO of Stoots for Boots Theme - “The Dream - What Matters Today” Saturday, January 14, 2017 Time - Displays open at 1pm - Program starts at ...

Onething celebrates 15 years, brings 20,000 to downtown KC

Dec. 28, 2016

Contact: Adam Wittenberg (860) 212-0243 adamwittenberg@ihopkc.org KANSAS CITY, MO – From its humble beginnings in 2002, the International House of Prayer’s Onething conference has grown to attract 20,000 people or more annually to downtown Kansas City. From Dec. 28-31, worshippers from across the country – and around the world – will convene at Bartle Hall to encounter Jesus, experience fellowship, ...

An Open Letter to Mayor James - Thank You

Dec. 23, 2016

https://www.resisthatekc.org - resisthatekc@gmail.com Dear Mayor James, Resist Hate KC, along with other local activist organizations, would like to officially extend our gratitude to you for participating in the U.S. Mayors' National Climate Action Agenda. We strongly agree with the platform of the #ClimateMayors, and hope that your activism will encourage Donald Trump and his incoming administration to protect our environment ...

SERC Physical Therapy opens new clinic in South Kansas City

Dec. 22, 2016

SERC Physical Therapy will further serve the neighborhood of South Kansas and surrounding communities through physical therapy, work conditioning and sports medicine in its new clinic. The clinic will be opening and taking patients beginning Dec. 28 at 500 E 112th St. Emily Parrish, PT, DPT, will treat patients at the clinic as the clinic director. She graduated with her ...

Area Business Leader Joins JobOne Board

Dec. 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 22, 2016 Contact: Aaron Martin, President & CEO, JobOne Mobile: 816.898.1212 | amartin@job1one.org Jackson County, Missouri — Jay Bell, Chief Executive Officer and Majority Shareholder at MAST Technology, Inc. has joined the JobOne Board of Directors. MAST Technology is a large defense contractor based in Independence, Missouri at Lake City Army Ammunition Facility. Mr. Bell ...

Crawford Architects Announces Promotions

Dec. 22, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 22, 2016) – The international planning, architecture and interior design firm of Crawford Architects has elevated Joe Corvaia and James Pastine to associate principal. Corvaia has been with the firm for 14 years. He will be involved in all aspects of office operations and project management as well as building and managing client relationships for sports ...

Intouch Solutions Promotes Nine Kansas City Employees

Dec. 21, 2016

Kansas City (December 21, 2016) — Intouch Solutions proudly announces the promotion of nine employees in its Kansas City office. A leading marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry, Intouch Solutions has seen rapid expansion over the past five years and actively promotes within the 650-person firm. The nine employees include: Colin Duft, media planner, started his career at Intouch as ...

Discover Historic St. Joseph, Mo., during 50 Plus day trip on Jan. 12

Dec. 21, 2016

St. Joseph, Mo., is full of history, and some of it will be explored during a mid-January day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Historic St. Joseph is the name of this trip. Participants will begin with a visit to the Glore Psychiatric Museum. This museum, located on the adjoining ...

New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins Jan. 11

Dec. 21, 2016

A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in mid-January by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. In all, eight bingo sessions will be presented at five locations through late April. All of this season's bingo sessions begin at 1:30 p.m. and will feature a dozen games of bingo, as well ...

Roeland Park Aquatic Center to be closed until late January

Dec. 21, 2016

The main pool at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center has been closed and will remain closed until a new dome heater can be installed. Officials hope the new heater will arrive the week of Jan. 16, with a reopening expected the week of Jan. 23. The closure means that all programs, including drop-in open swim times and planned holiday swim ...

JCPRD Summer Job Fair set for Jan. 11

Dec. 21, 2016

Mid-January is the perfect time to start making plans for summer seasonal jobs when the Johnson County Park & Recreation District conducts a Summer Job Fair on Jan. 11. This event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the Boardroom of the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee. No ...

GrandParents Support Network KC

Dec. 20, 2016

Kansas City Mo – Grandparents Support Network KC will present on dealing with trauma and resilience in children. This event will kick off the monthly speaker series. It takes place at the Rockhurst Community Center, located at 5401 Troost, Kansas City, Mo. on January 28, 2017, 1-3pm. Featured guest speaker will be Dr. Erin Hambrick, Clinical Psychologist. Are you raising ...

Press Release: ABC Doors of Dallas and DH Pace Merge Operations in Dallas, Texas

Dec. 19, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/19/2016 Trice Alford, Director of Marketing DH Pace Company, Inc. 816-480-2674 DHPace.com ABC Doors of Dallas and DH Pace Merge Operations in Dallas, Texas December 19, 2016 - ABC Doors of Dallas, Texas has merged with the DH Pace Company e¬ffective today. ABC Doors of Dallas has served the market with distinction since 1979 and will operate ...

Remebering Vets this Holiday Season

Dec. 15, 2016

During the holidays, we sometimes we forget about our nations veterans who are in the hospital. To remind our vets that we have not forgotten and to make the holidays a little brighter this year, approximately 15 people from My Power of One and Mary Kay Cosmetics will hand deliver 100+ holiday packages and sing carols to vets at the ...

Sunday Family Series begins Jan. 8 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Dec. 14, 2016

Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs. Presentations begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages. A charge of $3 per person, payable at the site, helps cover the cost of the programs; children under two are free. January ...

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