Lessons learned in Squirrel School

The neighbor dogs had barked since 9 a.m. when I stepped into the back yard to investigate. I had to squint across slabs of afternoon sun to scan the creaky elm tree that grows on the other side of the fence. Squirrel school, it appeared, was in session. A determined-looking parent squirrel coaxed two kits…

SCCC library presents ‘Grimm for Grownups’

LIBERAL, Kan. – The Seward County Community College Library is proud to host “Grimm for Grownups,” a presentation and discussion by Priscilla Howe on Wednesday, October 16. The Brothers Grimm traveled across Europe in the 1800s collecting folktales that eventually became the classic fairy tales children read today. However, most were never intended for children….

ESL Students visit Memorial Library

Next 8-week session at Colvin Adult Learning Center begins October 28 Earlier this fall, the Advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) students at the Colvin Adult Learning Center held class at Liberal Memorial Library to learn about the resources provided at and through the library. Students were greeted by various library staff and warmly…

SCCC creates Emerging Leaders Guild

Lecture series, resources, events aim to strengthen region’s youth Longtime Southwest Kansas personality Judge Tommy Webb will kick off the introduction of the SCCC Emerging Leaders Guild at an Oct. 26 appearance on the Seward County Community College campus. The  6 p.m. event at the Showcase Theater offers potent shot of positivity in a negative…

Meet the Team: Chief Information Officer Louis Lemert

Midwestern friendliness meets cybersecurity savvy at SCCC Anyone who’s gotten locked out of a password-protected website knows how frustrating a single computer can be for the user: Just imagine being responsible for nearly 1,000. That’s only one part of the job Louie Lemert tackled when he signed on as Chief Information Officer at Seward County…

Colvin Family Center for Allied Health poised to open

As the opening date for the newly-constructed Colvin Center for Allied Health nears, naming opportunities remain available for the state-of-the-art health services education building on the main campus of Seward County Community College. “We are so grateful to all the donors who have made this possible through the SCCC Foundation’s Capital Campaign,” said college president…

Corrosion program instructors head to DC

Conference showcases NSF success stories LIBERAL, Ks. — Seward County Community College will send two of its energy department instructors to Washington in October as part of the college’s NSF grant project to expand corrosion technology education. Chris Hickman, energy department head, and corrosion instructor Autry Coleman will attend “Innovation & Impact: ATE for the…

First 10 members inducted to Hall of Saints

College will name cohort of 50 total alumni during 2019-20 LIBERAL, Ks. — Seward County Community College celebrates 50 years serving students throughout this academic year, 2019-20, and the kickoff weekend included induction of the first 10 members of the SCCC Hall of Saints. “For the past three years, we have focused on Moving Seward…

SCCC to hold fall PTK induction ceremony

LIBERAL, Kan. – The Seward County Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host its fall induction ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, upstairs in the Student Union on the SCCC Campus. The event is open and free to the public. Seventeen SCCC students will be inducted into the international honor society…