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…

Board of Trustees will expand to seven, pending research, public election

January meeting includes board organization, first review of accreditation process, and restructuring of the Wellness Center/Athletic Training staff The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees will likely expand to a seven-person panel in the next year, following a unanimous vote at the first meeting of 2019. “We’ve talked about this for a few years,…

Holiday cheer spreads across campus

While the end of a semester includes a certain level of stress, the positive side of December at Seward involves cookies, sweaters, and plenty of holiday cheer. Among the opportunities for students are cookies and cocoa to stave off those pre-exam jitters, Moonlight Finals breakfast, gingerbread-house-building, food drives, concerts, performances in the community, a Christmas…

Board approves contract for Colvin Family Center for Allied Health

$4.2 million job set to begin immediately Seward County Community College will begin construction on the Colvin Family Center for Allied Health before year’s end, following unanimous board approval of a $4.2 million contract. The SCCC Trustees meeting Monday night contained a single agenda item, that the board approve a contract with Coonrod & Associates…

Hispanic Heritage Month reflects wider community

Multicultural Fashion Show scheduled for Oct. 14 Hispanic Heritage Month observances at Seward County Community College began Sept. 15, and will continue through Oct. 15 with a wide variety of activities designed to offer a little something for everyone. “As a Hispanic Serving Institution, the month is an important one for us because it provides…

College mill levy at lowest point since 2016

NOTE: This is the first in a series of five articles detailing SCCC’s investments in the community. When it adopted the 2019 Fiscal Year budget, the Seward County Community College Board of Trustees took a slight step back — and that’s a good thing. “The budget we submitted for approval was designed to keep 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…

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…

SCCC Foundation announces 24th auction theme, ‘Welcome to the Jungle’

Seward County Community College Foundation has already begun preparations for the 24th annual party auction to benefit student scholarships and programs at the college. This year’s auction, set for Saturday, Sept. 15, will offer guests a chance to venture into the wild, said Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement, Chandler Kirkhart. “Our theme…