Get a taste of Kansas at SCCC

Did you ever wonder what is Kansas food? The answer may surprise you. Find out when Seward County Community College holds its free, “Taste of Kansas” pot-luck from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29 at the library in the Hobble Academic Building. Everyone is welcome to attend. The event is being held…

SCCC Ag ready for fundraising banquet

Agriculture, one of the oldest activities in human history, is back in the spotlight at Seward County Community College, with a combination of old favorites and fresh approaches. This weekend marks the first-ever fundraising banquet for the SCCC Agriculture Department. The event symbolizes both the history of the college’s program  as well as a new…

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…

Holiday cheer spreads across campus

While the end of a semester includes a certain level of stress, the positive side of December at Seward involves cookies, sweaters, and plenty of holiday cheer. Among the opportunities for students are cookies and cocoa to stave off those pre-exam jitters, Moonlight Finals breakfast, gingerbread-house-building, food drives, concerts, performances in the community, a Christmas…

‘Novio Boy’ brings love, laughter, community to stage

Auditions set for Sept. 7 and 8 Sometimes, laughter is the best medicine — and that’s what Michele Van Hessen, theater instructor at Seward County Community College, is counting on as she looks ahead to the college’s fall play. “Novio Boy,” a bilingual, bicultural comedy by Gary Soto, tells the story of a young man’s first…

SCCC Foundation announces 24th auction theme, ‘Welcome to the Jungle’

Seward County Community College Foundation has already begun preparations for the 24th annual party auction to benefit student scholarships and programs at the college. This year’s auction, set for Saturday, Sept. 15, will offer guests a chance to venture into the wild, said Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement, Chandler Kirkhart. “Our theme…

Welcome Week activities help students settle in, connect

College success depends on more than good study habits and hard work, and Welcome Week activities at Seward County Community College address that reality. Vice President of Student Services Celeste Donovan has set up a fun and forward-thinking roster of activities to help students start the year connected and confident. “Welcome Week is more than…

SCCC, Bee Jays host annual July 4 celebration

Seward County Community College’s Brent Gould Field welcomes the community to a Fourth of July extravaganza, featuring the Liberal Bee Jays and plenty of old-fashioned fun for the family.  Community groups will host a hot dog feed, bouncy houses, and more for families starting at 2 p.m. in the area immediately adjacent to the field…

Kids College enrollment open

Just when summer days grow long and parents may be hearing complaints of boredom, Seward County Community College Kids College comes to the rescue. The ever-popular Kids College is now open for registration. With a roster of more than 30 classes, Kids College 2018 offers students ages first through eighth grade an opportunity to “Explore…

Fun, sun, food and games at year-end picnic

Seward County Community College closed out its 2017-18 academic year with a picnic for faculty, staff and administrators on Monday. There was fun and frolicking and, of course, food with plenty of hamburgers, hot dogs and chips. Everyone got to unwind and relax with games such as “pitching washers” and “Jenga.” And some even got…