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Heatwave breaks high temperature record set in 1994

Heatwave chart

August 30, 2011

Little rainfall and high temperatures made the summer of 2011   breaking. Seward County experienced some extremely high temperatures that caused many people to choose to stay indoors rather than venture into the extreme heat. “I was inside the whole summer,” sophomore Elizabeth Medina said....

Snow cone artist recalls summer

Heidy Molina makes a snow cone at the Sno Shack, a job she worked all summer.

August 30, 2011

Summer has many meanings depending on the person who is interpreting the season. This summer to me meant surviving the extreme heat that overtook our small town. I was fortunate enough to work at the Sno Shack. You would think that I kept nice and cool; actually it felt like I was in an oven all summer...

Live poetry, music to be performed by Seward students

April 6, 2011

Student poets and musicians will have the chance to show their talent to the school and community at the second-annual Poetry Coffee House at 7 p.m. April 14 in the Shank Humanities Building band room. SCCC/ATS students will be featured, reading their original poetry and playing acoustic guitar. The...

Phonathon goal set to raise $33,000 for scholarships

Phonathon goal set to raise $33,000 for scholarships

April 6, 2011

The college will play off its 33rd position on the Washington Monthly, which ranked SCCC/ATS No. 33 in the top 50 list for best national community college, for the annual Phone-a-thon to raise money for scholarships and have set its goal appropriately to $33,000 starting Monday, and will conclude F...

All-Kansas Academic Team to be recognized

Kelsey Darnell

April 6, 2011

Two students from Seward County Community College/Area Technical School join the 49 community college scholars being recognized for academic accomplishments this month. Kelsey Darnell, an accounting major from Liberal, and Gwen Friesen, a liberal arts major from Moscow, were selected for 2011 All-Kansas...

­Brenneman fills vacancy left by Sharp resignation

­Brenneman fills vacancy left by Sharp resignation

April 6, 2011

The Board of Trustees found a new member to replace Jo Ann Sharp, who resigned Nov. 1, 2010. The new member, Rick Brenneman, was sworn in Dec. 9, 2010. Brenneman has lived in Liberal for the past 11 years, where he has been the owner and director of Brenneman Funeral Home along with his wife, Melissa...

Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Seward seeks more student involvement for future

April 6, 2011

Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a new club that was started on campus this semester. The club is non-denominational and welcomes both athletes and non-athletes, though the meetings are geared toward athletes. “The primary purpose is to see Christian athletes grow in Christ and to reach out through...

Glenn to retire after 32 years of work at Seward, ready for time with family

Glenn to retire after 32 years of work at Seward, ready for time with family

April 6, 2011

Seward County Community College cashier Betty Glenn will retire at the end of the semester after working at the campus for 32 years. Glenn graduated from Seward in ’71 with the first graduating class and began working for the college in June 1979 in the financial aid office. “I’ve seen the campus...

Davis, Haas nominated for NISOD, set to travel to Austin this summer

April 6, 2011

Commitment. Positive Attitude. Student Interaction. These qualities are what it takes to get nominated for the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, known in the academic world as NISOD. James “Koko” Davis, director of Student Living Center, and Jared Haas, biology instructor...

Ratzlaff retires after 11 years, hopes to fulfill traveling dreams

Ratzlaff retires after 11 years, hopes to fulfill traveling dreams

April 6, 2011

Melody Ratzlaff will retire at the end of this year with hopes to travel. Assistant registrar Melody Ratzlaff has been working with students for 11 years, but after this semester is done she will retire with hopes of a change of scenery. Ratzlaff was part of the first graduating class at Sewar...

New corrosion technology program makes progress

April 6, 2011

Using the Title V grant received last year, the college has made considerable progress since last October on the new Corrosion Technology program with the hiring on of Corrosion Technology Specialist William Worley. Worley has worked to adapt the Corrosion Technology curriculum from the curriculum used...

Love to address graduates

Love to address graduates

May 1, 2010

Daniel L. Love, chief district judge for the 16th judicial district, Dodge City, will be the speaker for the 39th annual graduation at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School, at 10 a.m., May 8 in the SCCC/ATS gymnasium. Love attended SCCC/ATS when it first opened in 1969. He was a presidential...

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