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…

SCCC, Chamber of Commerce to host job fair

Seward County Community College and the Liberal Chamber of Commerce are hosting the Southwest Kansas Regional Job Fair Wednesday, February 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seward County Activity Center. Close to 50 businesses will be represented at the fair, looking for prospective employees. The job fair is free and open to…

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…

Sunflower Bank, SCCC working for the community

It’s all about the community. Sunflower Bank is showing its support for the community with a donation to the Seward County Community College Foundation. “Every year Sunflower Bank tries to give back to the community and we look for specific foundations that help low- to moderate-income families, a diverse group,” said Jonny Vergara, senior branch…

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…

Southside walkways make SCCC safer

If you’ve been heading out to the south parking lot, the ball field or tennis courts, you’ll notice that there’s construction going on around Jo Ann Sharp Circle Drive. You might even notice that there’s concrete being poured and smoothed over. And before you know it, a sidewalk will be born. The pathway is part…

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…

Skyland, SCCC partner for ag career opportunities

The value of Seward County Community College’s agriculture department was evident when Skyland Grain made a donation to the college. The Johnson, Kansas-based company reached out to award SCCC $2,000 in hopes of creating a pipeline to bring future employees to its company and the agriculture industry in general. “Our main goal is to get…