Poetry coffeehouse draws crowd of 100

Winners announced, Northerns honored for 10 years of service Local writers and an award-winning poet drew a crowd of about 100 to the 10th annual Poetry Coffeehouse event at Seward County Community College April 12. Winners in three categories received a warm reception as they read their work and collected prizes ranging from scholarship awards…

10th annual Poetry Coffeehouse April 12 with Rebecca Aronson

Award-winning Albuquerque poet Rebecca Aronson will read her work in library, and at coffee house event Folks will have two opportunities to hear award-winning Albuquerque poet Rebecca Aronson on April 12 at Seward County Community College. Aronson will read her poetry and answer questions from the audience at a noon-1 p.m. session in the SCCC…

Enrollment open now!

    Enrollment for classes in the summer term and fall semester 2019 is now open, and Seward County Community College Registrar Alaina Rice is “so happy and excited,” she said. “We’re introducing an improved online enrollment option, and I know our students will find it incredibly helpful,” she said. The online enrollment tool works…

College signs contract to build Sharp Family Champions Center

Groundbreaking set for April 25 Following approval by the Seward County Community College Board of Trustees Monday night, SCCC President Dr. Ken Trzaska signed a contract Tuesday to begin construction of the Sharp Family Champions Center. Part of the “Students First, Community Always” capital campaign implemented by the SCCC Foundation, the Champions Center is the…

Regional Science Fair awards young researchers K- 12

Students earn medals, advance to state level Students from across the region set up display boards and prepared to explain their research last weekend as Seward County Community College hosted the 11th annual regional science fair on campus. Entries ranged from the quirky — like the “Musical Eating Hamster” entered by Jose Alvarado of Rolla…

New signs will mark trail system

Through partnership with an array of entities, the SCCC Connections Trail System continues to grow. Now, new signage will mark the progress that’s been made and identify the pathways to visitors on campus. A welcome sign will soon be installed at the northernmost edge of SCCC property, where team members created an extension for pedestrians…

Wear orange, #love better

Wednesdays traditionally mean wearing green Saints Pride swag on campus, and often free popcorn from the friendly folks in admissions as a reward. This week is a bit different, as the Liberal Area Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Service encourages students and team members to wear orange. It’s all part of the on-campus work provided by Maria…

SCCC tuition to increase slightly, due to technology costs

Board meets robotics team, approves retirements The board room was crowded at the Seward County Community College Board of Trustees regular meeting Monday, Feb. 4, thanks to a demonstration of a collaborative project between the college and Liberal High School. SCCC Computer Information Systems instructor Ed Hall introduced members of the high school robotics team…

Weather delays campus opening Feb. 7

In response to weather conditions and limited visibility for drivers, Seward County Community College will delay opening on Thursday, Feb. 7. Classes, on-campus activities, and offices will be closed until 11 a.m. “We value the safety of our team and our students, and want them to exercise caution when deciding whether road conditions are safe…

To the stars, one spoonful at a time

In my elementary-school years, Kansas Day represented a specific set of craft projects. The sunflower. The meadowlark. The cottonwood tree. The buffalo. As we advanced, we learned the meaning of our state motto: “Ad astra per aspera” — that is, “To the stars through difficulties.” Yet we heard little mention of Kansas’ most stellar historical aspects. Its…