Sister Act takes Showcase Stage April 6-8

In words of reluctant ‘nun’ Deloris Van Cartier, it’s going to be fabulous SCCC Music and Theatre Departments present Sister Act, a 2017 spring main stage production. SCCC will bring to the stage the divine hit comedy musical, SISTER ACT, showing at 7:30 p.m. April 6, 7, and 8. Gloria Goodwin will direct the show,…

Saints Summit offers high schoolers a view of the future

Business division plans preview day There’s still time to attend the first-ever Saints Summit for high school juniors and seniors at Seward County Community College. Sponsored by the Agriculture, Business, and Personal Services division, the one-day event this Wednesday gives students a chance to preview the opportunities and courses of study at SCCC. “This event gives…

Meet the Deans: Dr. Suzanne Campbell, Allied Health

Second in a series introducing the public to SCCC’s academic leaders It’s been a little more than a year since Dr. Suzanne Campbell stepped in to serve as interim dean of the Allied Health Division at Seward County Community College. While she was more than qualified for the position, she was already holding down two…

Sharps set up extra innings for SCCC students, community

Champions Center builds on generations of family history   Gene Sharp has baseball in his blood. You can tell by the way he holds the hard leather ball in his hand — a child’s baseball with raised seams, dirt decades old, and a tooth mark or two from the first of his many dogs, all of…

Lady Saints fans can ride the bus to Lubbock

Saints Fans Bus will leave at 7 a.m. Thursday to cheer the team on Seward County Community College gave its Lady Saints an enthusiastic send-off Friday as the women’s basketball team set out for Lubbock and the NJCAA National Tournament. Employees, fans, and members of the Lady Saints gathered in the Saints Bookstore to sign…

Sudanese student maintains long view

Peter Alaak walked from Sudan to Ethiopia. Now he navigates higher education. Midterms are over, and it’s time for Seward County Community College business major Peter Alaak to start studying for final exams. He’ll prepare during his off hours from a full-time job at the local packing plant, poring over the principles and terms of…

B&I can help you win this spring

From concealed carry to customer service, learn more this spring Customer Service: Valuing Others March 21 You never get a second chance to make a first impression — and nobody knows that more than SCCC Dean of Humanities Adam Borth, who gained a following from local business owners after his first presentation of “Customer Service…

Regional science fair sends students to state

Students from Southwest Kansas soaked up moment in spotlight As hosts to the Southwest Kansas Regional Science Fair for eight years running, Seward County Community College science and math instructors relish the excitement of science students ages kindergarten through high school. Luke Dowell, dean of the Math, Science and PE division at SCCC, said the…

Kansas Poet Laureate joins poetry coffeehouse

Longtime tradition brings in state personality as judge, guest Poetry will once again take center stage at Seward County Community College in April, as the humanities division hosts its seventh annual poetry contest and coffeehouse. This year features the added attraction of Kansas Poet Laureate Eric McHenry, who will serve as judge of the contest…

Spring break mixed bag on campus

Renovations, national tourney, and a little R&R make up the week Students and faculty have time off as Seward County Community College observes Spring Break March 13 through 17, but the campus is far from quiet. “Spring break is my favorite time to tackle projects,” said Vice President of Student Services Celeste Donovan. “Things are…

‘I chose baseball’

SCCC, McSpadden speak out about resignation After 32 years leading athletics at Seward County Community College, former athletic director and head baseball coach Galen McSpadden shouldn’t have to defend his integrity. Yet in the wake of rumors and insinuations that McSpadden was pressured into resigning in December 2016, “we would like to clarify that decision,” said…

Personnel, tuition, housing dominate trustees meeting

Board reopens AD search The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees handled a mixed agenda at the regular monthly meeting Monday, with high-profile decisions reached in executive session, and routine, end-of-year business. In an ongoing effort to fill the Athletic Director position vacated by head baseball coach Galen McSpadden in December, the board opted to…