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Seward County Community College has developed a second community recreation trip this summer called the Wheeler Peak Summit Expedition that includes backpacking in the Sangre De Cristo Range of the Rockies .

This trip takes place Aug . 4-7 at the Base Camp at Middle Fork Lake and will give participants the opportunity to climb the highest peak in New Mexico—Wheeler Peak, 13,161 feet .

The cost is $90 per person and includes gear, camping equipment, food and transportation and is limited to the first 18 people, 18 years or older .

This event is sponsored by Seward County Community College and Liberal Parks and Recreation and has a registration deadline of 12 noon, July 22 .

For information or to register, contact Greg Scruggs, 629-2746 in Liberal or 1-800-373-9951 . Registration forms can be picked up at the SCCC Information Desk, Hobble Academic Building, 1801 N . Kansas or Liberal Parks and Recreation, 7th and Calhoun.
Cosmetology students recently completed Cosmetology II at Seward County Community College and are on the President’s and Dean’s Honor Rolls. These students are now in Cosmetology III and will begin Cosmetology IV, the final part of their program in August.

The following students maintained a grade point average of 4.0 and were eligible for the President’s Honor Roll: Paige Schultz of Dighton; Natasha Livesay of Hooker, Okla., and Dayanara Ruano, Pam Payton, Phuong Nguyen and Mika Kraisinger, all of Liberal.

Jacy Cobb of Guymon, Okla., and Chrissy Unwin, Kim, Colo., maintained a 3.5 or above grade point average and were eligible for the Dean’s Honor Roll.
MidAmerica Productions in New York City announced recently that Lori Geis and the choir at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas, have been invited to participate in a performance of Handel’s Messiah, April 9, 2006 in historic America to form a festival chorus of 150-175 singers, accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Jonathan Griffith.

“The Seward County Community College choir received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers and the exceptional recommendation given by Ms. Geis’ choral colleagues,” Griffith said. “It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in Carnegie Hall. These wonderful musicians not only represent the quality of music and education within the institution, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”

The singers will spend five days and four nights in New York City in preparation for their concert. The singers will spend approximately 9-10 hours in rehearsals over the five-day residency, culminating in a performance in Carnegie Hall with a professional orchestra and soloist.

Jonathan Griffith, principal conductor-in-residence with MidAmerica Productions in New York City, has conducted for the Bialystok State Philharmonic ( Poland), Virtuosi Pregensis Chamber Orchestra, Karlovy Vary European Symphony Orchestra ( Spain), Manhattan Philharmonic ( New York), Mormon Tabernacle Choir ( Salt Lake City), and several regional orchestras and choruses throughout the U.S. He has served as chorus master for the Utah and Portland opera companies, founded the Kansas City Chorale and the Jonathan Griffith Singers, and was on the faculties of the Conservatory of Music at the University, and his D.M.A. in conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Over the past 21 years, MidAmerica Productions has brought together conductors, choruses, soloists, and orchestral musicians for performances at some of the world’s greatest venues, especially at New York’s Isaac Sterns Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. In addition to presenting classic choral and instrumental works, MidAmerica Productions has championed the works of contemporary composers.
Kelly Salway of Beaver, Okla ., and Paula Courkamp and Ashley Godfrey, both of Liberal, were admitted to the Seward County Community College Surgical Technology program in Liberal, Kansas, for the fall 2005 school year .

This 11-month career program trains surgical technologists to become an integral part of the surgical team . While participating in this program, students will have an opportunity to work in a hospital setting .

Graduates of this program enjoy local and nationwide career opportunities .

For more information about this Surgical Technology program, call Seward County Community College at 1-800-373-9951, ext . 078 .
Seward County Community College is introducing “The Enchanted Circle,” a community recreation trip of touring, shopping and relaxation, July 14-17 in Red River, Taos and Angel Fire, New Mexico.

The trip includes three nights of lodging and transportation for $170 and is open to the first 24 people, 18 and older. Participants are responsible for meal costs.

This event is sponsored by Seward County Community College and the Liberal parks and Recreation Department. Registration deadline is at 12 noon, July 1.

For information, contact Greg Scruggs at 629-2746 or 1-800-373-9951. To register, pick up a registration form at the SCCC information desk in the Hobble Academic Building, 1801 N. Kansas, or Liberal parks and Recreation office, 7th and Calhoun.