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…

Enrollment for summer, fall 2018 classes open now

While many students are occupied with finishing this semester’s classes, enrollment is open for fall 2018. It is also not too late to sign up for summer classes in one of the three sessions offered. Summer classes for Session I begin May 29, with the last day to join set at May 31; Session I…

Northerns wins scholarship to Sewanee Writers Conference

SCCC English instructor earns national notice Visit Janice Northerns’ poetry website, and the first thing you’ll encounter is an image of light streaming through a drill bit and the words, “Poetry is that glimpse of shine in the ordinary.” The English instructor at Seward County Community College writes poems that document the red dust of…

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…

Commencement weekend brings smiles, pride

More than 300 students participated in various graduation ceremonies at Seward County Community College over the weekend, beginning with the traditional nursing capping and pinning ceremony Friday evening. First- and second-year nursing students received their honors, and expressed appreciation to friends, family, and instructors. Commencement for students seeking associate’s degrees and certificates began at 10…

June 1 deadline approaches for Cosmetology program

Students who plan to enroll in the Seward County Community College Cosmetology program in fall 2018 have a few weeks left to complete the application process, said program coordinator and instructor Sheila Scheib. “We are still accepting applications for the program, and they’re due June 1,” she said. Students who have questions about the program’s…

Finals, Moonlight Breakfast, late-night library

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 End-of-semester events fill the calendar at Seward County Community College this week. Final exams for day classes at Seward County Community College begin Wednesday and run through Friday; evening class exams have already begun and will wrap up Tuesday. As an added benefit to students cramming for final exams, the SCCC…

SCCC will livestream commencement

Nearly 300 Saints will walk the stage Saturday as part of the 47th annual commencement ceremony at Seward County Community College. For those graduates whose families are unable to attend, the college will offer a live streaming broadcast of the ceremony. “This is something we developed for the families and friends of our international athletes,…

SCCC library extends hours for finals

The Seward County Community College Library will be open until midnight during finals week. The Library is extending its hours from 7:45 a.m. to midnight from Monday, May 7 to Thursday, May 10. According to SCCC Library Director Lindsay Tuman, students have long requested extended hours at the library. “Students have asked for extended hours…

SCCC visits PVE for career fair

Members of Seward County Community College visited Prairie View Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms for a College and Career Fair on Tuesday, May 1. Prairie View students played a “Saints Jeopardy!” game, met Louie the Saint, and engaged in a bilingual Q&A session. They also quizzed music and science faculty and students about study…

Contest winners announced at Poetry Coffee House

Poet Laureate Dr. Kevin Rabas reads to packed house Contest winners read their poems Friday evening at Seward County Community College’s ninth annual Poetry Coffee House, which also featured Kansas Poet Laureate Kevin Rabas, contest judge. Kevin Rabas read his poems, some accompanied by drums, to a packed house; around 90 people attended. Rabas noted…