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…

Winter Concert set for Nov. 30

Rudolf, rock-and-roll, and classic carols round out program At the Seward County Community College music department’s holiday concert, set for Nov. 30, audience members can sample a wide variety of traditional and modern favorites. The program is a bit like a string of multicolored Christmas lights, said instrumental instructor Darin Workman. “This concert covers a…

Local history takes stage

‘That’s Mighty Liberal’ auditions set for Sept. 22-24; world premiere Nov. 17 The Seward County Community College Showcase Theater season begins with the world premiere of  an original play that examines local history, That’s Mighty Liberal,. Auditions for the play, written by Michele Van Hessen and CJ Barton Carmichael, are set for Sept. 22-24. Source material for…

As powwows go, it was strong

Bill McGlothing retires after two decades of teaching  Adobe walls, with their rounded surfaces and muted hues, might be soft on the eye, at ease on the land. Yet their gentle appearance hides hard edges and heavy weight. The force they carry is formidable. That force edged a young man who loved literature into the…

Star Trek meets Shakespeare in spring musical

The SCCC/ATS spring musical “Return to the Forbidden Planet” entertained audiences April 23, 24, and 25, 2015, in the Showcase Theatre with a mixture of Shakespeare and classic rock ’n’ roll. “Put Shakespeare and Star Trek together and you could not go wrong,” Director Gloria Goodwin said, adding that the cast and crew for the…