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…

Van Hessen announces auditions for Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

Last week’s snowfall turned the region into a glittering wonderland … pretty, but cold. For area residents who are daydreaming about sandy beaches and sunshine, the Seward County Community College fine arts department has just the thing. “We are proud to present Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ with book by Doug Wright and music by Alan…

Student-athlete success

When it comes to athletics, success is usually judged by wins and losses on the field and court. It’s easy to forget that the athletes are students first! (That’s why “students” comes first in “student-athletes.”) SCCC athletics once again had a great fall semester in the classroom with 107 Saints and Lady Saints passing an…

No shutdown at SCCC

As you’ve probably heard, there’s a partial federal government shutdown. That means certain federal agencies have been closed because there’s no money to pay for their services. What kind of impact does it have on Seward County Community College? Minimal. The Department of Education is one of four departments still operational because of its funding…

Board of Trustees will expand to seven, pending research, public election

January meeting includes board organization, first review of accreditation process, and restructuring of the Wellness Center/Athletic Training staff The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees will likely expand to a seven-person panel in the next year, following a unanimous vote at the first meeting of 2019. “We’ve talked about this for a few years,…

Time to enroll for the spring semester

If you haven’t noticed, the Spring semester at Seward County Community College is starting a little later this year. Usually at this time, the campus is bustling with students trying to navigate through the hallways and find their classes. Not this year. Spring classes — day and night — begin January 14. The doors are…

Hard-working parents set the course for SCCC student

AKAT honoree Moises Alvarez aims to make the most of his parents’ sacrifices The son of Central American immigrants, Moises Alvarez grew up watching his parents work hard to build a new life and their small business, Santa Rosa Market. “They’d be there at the store till 9 or 10 at night, all the time,”…

Dad’s advice led to SCCC, corrosion tech job, academic success

Ty Dixon is one of two All-Kansas Academic Team honorees When Ty Dixon graduated Rolla High School in 2017, the National Honor Society student hadn’t formed a clear plan for his future. “Farming?” he recalls. “That’s what I was thinking about. I was going to study agronomy and become a crop consultant. I was kind…