SCCC band, choir to present Winter Concert Dec. 6

The Showcase Theater at Seward County Community College will resound with the music of the holiday season at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. The annual holiday concert features the SCCC band and choir in a program featuring old favorites and fresh new music. Division chair and band director Darin Workman has noted that he looks forward…

Cast set for SCCC production of ‘Steel Magnolias’

LIBERAL, Kan. – The cast is set for the fall performance of “Steel Magnolias.” Director Michele Van Hessen, SCCC communications and theater instructor, has chosen the actresses for the play. The cast includes Jessica Malin (Clairee Belcher), Krystal Heib (Shelby Eatenton), Sarah Thompson (Truvy Jones), Alaina Rice (Ouiser Boudreaux), Jennifer Malin (M’Lynn Eatenton) and  Aspen…

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…

Chavez exhibit opens Hispanic Heritage Month at SCCC

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Seward County Community College Library and Student Services will present the exhibit “In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez” beginning Monday, September 17 through October 15. Throughout his youth and into young adulthood, Chávez experienced the hardships of being a migrant farm worker and…

Creative Writing class starts Aug. 22

Published poet Janice Northerns will help students put words to paper Creative writing students at Seward County Community College will have a fresh opportunity to put words to paper in stories, poems, and more with English instructor Janice Northerns this fall. The Creative Writing evening class, scheduled from 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday, starts August 22. Enrollment at SCCC is open now,…

‘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 partners with KU to offer intelligence, security classes

The need to adapt, diversify and mature is an old and continual challenge — and it’s even more critical in a globalizing society fraught with conflict. In order to keep up, the intelligence community has turned to its partners in education. The search led to Seward County Community College, where incoming students can now get…

Damron leaves SCCC, achieves dream of teaching

For Gary Damron, life is about opportunities and opening doors. Change can lead to opportunities and the fulfillment of dreams. “God opens up doors sometimes circumstantially,” Damron said. The doors of opportunity opened for Damron when he headed to Liberal in 2005 to be the pastor of the Liberal Friends Church. Damron, who had lived…

Telolith unveiled at public reception

Seward County Community College’s journal of work by students in the humanities division was unveiled at a noon reception Tuesday, May 8. The newest edition of “Telolith,” featuring graphic design, photography, poetry, creative writing, and more, is hot off the press and ready to share with student authors and artists, and their fans. “We are…