Welcome Day activities get semester started

Seward County Community College celebrated the start of the 2018-19 academic year with Welcome Day on Monday. Night classes began on Monday with day classes starting on Tuesday. Activity on campus began Saturday when students moved into the dorms, TRiO/Student Support Services held its “Jump Start” orientation for its students and business offices and the…

Calling all heroes

EMT course sets a path for first responders, health care career candidates Whether it’s a highway accident, a fall in the home, or a fire, Emergency Medical Technicians are first on the scene to administer life-saving care. This fall, a new cohort of future EMTs will begin classes at Seward County Community College — and early…

The Greenhouse gets a facelift

New video boards and bleachers installed in SCCC gym When Saints fans enter the Greenhouse this semester, they’re going to notice a difference – a big difference. The Seward County Community College gym received a $250,000 facelift this summer with the addition of state-of-the-art video boards and new bleachers for the student section. The video…

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,…

One-Hour Fitness options for every schedule

College continues to encourage healthy lifestyle choices for community members With school back in session and the everyday hustle in full swing, it can be difficult to find time for physical fitness. Fortunately for residents of Liberal, there are One-Hour Workouts at SCCC. Sponsored by the office of Business & Industry, One-Hour Workouts offer a…

Frisbee course offers free fun

SCCC team members volunteered time, talents Bright yellow cages and takes dot the verdant heart of Seward County Community College, a quiet invitation to take a deep breath and enjoy life a bit more. The nine-station frisbee golf course is the result of a two-year project suggested by SCCC students.  Tyler Mangels, welding instructor and…

‘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…

Machine Tool Tech course open for enrollment

SCCC instructor Butch Garst: ‘You’ll always have a job’ Almost four decades since he took his first job in a machine shop, Butch Garst has never lacked for work. The Seward County Community College instructor experienced the reality firsthand this summer, filling a spot at City Machine and Welding in Amarillo, Texas. “They’re just really…

College welcomes new housing director

Jennifer Malin becomes ‘dorm mom’ to 200 Jennifer Malin once walked across the campus of Seward County Community College as a music education major. Today, she serves as Director of Student Housing, a job she started just a month before students arrive on campus. The Liberal native says the position brings her full-circle in life. …

Local businesses, organizations invited to campus fair at SCCC

Event links students, community  Seward County Community College invites local businesses and organizations to join its “Welcome Day” campus and community fair set for Monday, Aug. 20. The free event provides an opportunity to greet incoming and returning Saints who become part of the wider community during the academic year. “A lot of our students come…