March 28, 2020 : COVID-19

SCCC complies with Gov. Kelly’s executive order LIBERAL, Kan. — Following Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive “Stay at Home” order, Seward County Community College announces the following steps to comply with the statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of Monday, March 30, SCCC campus will be closed to students and the public. Classes will continue…

March 27, 2020: COVID-19 in the SCCC service area

LIBERAL, Kan. (March 27, 2020) — The Stevens County Health Department has reported  case of coronavirus disease (COVID 19). The case is the first to be reported for a resident in the service area for Seward County Community College, and involves a male “who traveled to an area outside of Stevens County with a high…

Open doors at SCCC’s main campus

LIBERAL, Kan. (March 24, 2020) — Seward County Community College remains open for education and business. It’s just a matter of finding the right entry point.  SCCC Vice President of Finance and Operations Dennis Sander announced the establishment of designated door access during the coronavirus crisis.  “The intent of reducing the number of unlocked entrance doors…

Saints student athletes navigate sudden stop to seasons

SCCC provides support for housing, next steps As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, its impact is felt by student-athletes who rely on collegiate athletics to guide their course. In concert with its national and state governing bodies (NJCAA and KJCCC), Seward County Community College has cancelled all athletic events through the rest of the academic year. …

March 17, 2020 : COVID-19-related campus operations announcements

College to go online March 23, sports, commencement, performances cancelled LIBERAL, KS. (March 17, 2020) — Seward County Community College announces the following in response to the swiftly changing landscape of COVID-19. Dear SCCC Students, Team Members, and Community;  In response to rapidly changing circumstances driven by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made…

March 15, 2020: COVID-19 update from KDHE

KDHE issues new recommendations for quarantine and isolation of travelers, close contacts and those being tested TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is issuing new guidance today surrounding COVID-19, including travelers, close contacts of confirmed cases and those being tested.  KDHE is now recommending 14-day home quarantine for Kansans who have: …

If misery loves company, sorrow loves community

I’ve been in a vile mood for a month now, but the arrival of Dia de los Muertos put everything in perspective. Since I found a new home for Penelope, my beloved rescue chihuahua, in early October, I have moped and grieved and been curmudgeonly on campus. Penny herself is in heaven — not literally,…

SCCC launches divorce support group for students

‘The grief is huge and disruptive,’ says college counselor For many young adults, college provides the first step into independence, a safe testing space for how to manage time, balance priorities, and find a purpose in life. It’s a chance to step out of the protective nest of home. But what happens when the nest…