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The Seward County Community College athletic department has announced the Saints Bookstore Basketball Benefit Night raised a total of $363 that has been donated to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Seward, Haskell and Stevens Counties organization. The BBBS is a non-profit organization that helps match caring mentors with children who need the friendship of a special adult in their lives. Most of the children in the program come from single-parent families.

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The Seward County Community College office of Sports Information has announced the release of the 2006-2007 SCCC Women's Basketball Media Guide. This download-publication (.pdf) has all of the information on the 2006-2007 Lady Saints team, and information dating back to the program's first season of competition in 1976-1977. This first-time publication documents all of the years of Lady Saints basketball including media information, coaching bio's, player's bio's, 2006-2007 season preview, 2005-2006 season in review, graduating sophomore (05-06) bio's, history of Seward County women's basketball and a section on the 2002 NJCAA National Championship team and more. Get an inside look at Lady Saints basketball and also at the facilities of Seward County Community College in this 124-page download-publication.


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The Seward County Community College office of Sports Information has announced the release of the 2006-2007 SCCC Men’s Basketball Media Guide. This download-publication (.pdf) has all of the information on the 2006-2007 Saints team, and information dating back to the program’s first season of competition in 1969-1970. This first-time publication documents all of the years of Saints basketball including media information, coaching bio’s, player’s bio’s, 2006-2007 season preview, 2005-2006 season in review, graduating sophomore (05-06) bio’s, history of Seward County men’s basketball and more. Get an inside look at Saints basketball and also at the facilities of Seward County Community College in this 118-page download-publication.


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The Seward County Community College Agriculture Department will sponsor its ninth annual Celebrity Livestock Judging Contest, Nov. 17-18 to raise money for the Agricultural program.
The college is looking for alumni, individuals and businesses to enter a team of three individuals who can judge livestock on Saturday, Nov. 18. No prior judging experience is required. The college will host a social and auction Friday, Nov. 17 at the Gateway Inn, to allow each team to purchase one additional member for their team—a "celebrity" judge who has previous judging experience.
During the judging contest, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 18, the highest four individual scores on each team will count toward the team total. The college will award prizes for teams and individuals.
Each team needs to pre-register with a $50 registration fee, although a team does not have to have all of its members until the judging contest. Anyone who needs additional team members can call Agricultural Instructors Evan Winchester or Ryan Orrick, who will help find individuals to complete a team.
Proceeds from the contest and auction will benefit the agricultural scholarship fund through the SCCC Development Foundation.
For more information, contact the Agriculture Department at 620-629-2637 or 1-800-373-9951, ext. 637.




The Seward County Community College volleyball team celebrated sophomore recognition night with a victory against Butler Community College in a Jayhawk West Conference match at the Green House on Wednesday night. Seward County defeated Butler 30-23, 30-21, 30-32 and 30-20, in front of the home fans who saw sophomores, Dana McLaren, Juliana Nascimento and Janete Ferreira play their final regular season match on the volleyball court at the Green House. Volleyball Sophomore Recognition

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 (6:30 P.M. @ THE GREEN HOUSE)
Donations support Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Seward, Haskell and Stevens Counties

JUST 3 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE START OF SAINTS BASKETBALL

October 24, 2006

LIBERAL-Kansas- This Saturday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. will be the Saints Bookstore Basketball Benefit Night at the Green House, where the 2006-2007 Seward County Community College men’s and women’s basketball programs will host a night of fun for children and adults of all ages. This year the benefit night will support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Seward, Haskell and Stevens Counties. Admission is free, and all goodwill donations will be accepted at the door.

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JUST 4 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE START OF SAINTS BASKETBALL

October 24, 2006

This Saturday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. will be the Saints Bookstore Basketball Benefit Night at the Green House, where the 2006-2007 Seward County Community College men’s and women’s basketball programs will host a night of fun for children and adults of all ages. This year the benefit night will support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Seward, Haskell and Stevens Counties. Admission is free, and all goodwill donations will be accepted at the door.

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Seward County Community College sophomore baseball player, Erik Hegstad, has been selected to participate in the Region VI vs. Region II Benefit All-Star Workout and doubleheader at Oklahoma State University on Sunday, October 29. The workout will begin at 9 a.m. beginning with the 60 yard sprints, followed with defensive evaluations and batting practice for all participants from both regions. All proceeds from this event will go to support the family of Seminole State College’s head baseball coach Eric Myers, who recently had a tumor removed from his brain.

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Seward County Community College sophomore, Janete Ferreira, has broken the most prolific offensive record in the Seward County volleyball all-time record books. Ferreira, a dominating 6’0” outside hitter from Sao Paulo, Brazil, collected a team-high 16 kills on Wednesday night to help Seward County defeat Pratt Community College on the road 30-21, 32-30 and 30-23, as she became the programs all-time single-season kills leader. Ferreira and the fourth-place Lady Saints improve to 19-23 overall and 3-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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Over 350 students from Kansas and Oklahoma High Schools were on the Seward County Community College campus recently to attend the annual College Planning Conference that brings representatives from universities, private colleges, armed services, community colleges and technical schools to campus. Desiree Maxwell, new coordinator of admissions and marketing, assists students at the conference.
Nellie Ellington, far right, Professional Development Specialist from SkillsTutor, a division of Houghton Mifflin, guides Seward County Community College personnel through the new product called SkillsTutor. This product will replace the old SkillsBank that the developmental education department and the Colvin Adult Learning Center have used for years. SkillsTutor is now web-based, which allows students to access the software from campus, home or anywhere internet access is available. The old SkillsBank product was only available on campus at computers where the software was installed.<br />
Nellie Ellington, far right, Professional Development Specialist from SkillsTutor, a division of Houghton Mifflin, guides Seward County Community College personnel through the new product called SkillsTutor. This product will replace the old SkillsBank that the developmental education department and the Colvin Adult Learning Center have used for years. SkillsTutor is now web-based, which allows students to access the software from campus, home or anywhere internet access is available. The old SkillsBank product was only available on campus at computers where the software was installed
The place to be Halloween night is Seward County Community College when it sponsors its annual trick or treat street for children from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31. A variety of clubs and organizations at Seward County Community College are sponsoring Trick or Treat Street from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the Student Union and Student Living Center on the east side of campus.
Community children are invited to participate in this safe Halloween party and enjoy a variety of activities, entertainment and snacks. Children can come dressed in their Halloween costumes, carrying their Halloween sacks. Trick or Treat Street is free and open to the public.

Zander Baker, son of Ashlee Yoxall, prepares for Seward County Community College's Trick or Treat Street as a Lightning McQueen Racer. Trick or Treat Street is scheduled for 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31 at the college union and living center.




SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 (6:30 P.M. @ THE GREEN HOUSE)Donations support Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Seward, Haskell and Stevens Counties

JUST 5 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE START OF SAINTS BASKETBALL
October 23, 2006

This Saturday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. will be the Saints Bookstore Basketball Benefit Night at the Green House, where the 2006-2007 Seward County Community College men’s and women’s basketball programs will host a night of fun for children and adults of all ages. This year the benefit night will support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Seward, Haskell and Stevens Counties. Admission is free, and all goodwill donations will be accepted at the door.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball team finished fifth-place at the Missouri State-West Plains Tournament in West Plains, Missouri, last weekend. The Lady Saints lost their first two matches against No. 3 Iowa Western and No. 4 Missouri State-West Plains, before defeating Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, State Fair Community College and Mineral Area College. Tournament competition was played at West Plains Civic Center, where the NJCAA National Tournament will be hosted Nov. 20-22. The Lady Saints improve to 18-23 overall this season, and remain 2-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference and 1-2 in NJCAA D-I District competition.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball team lost their sixth consecutive match on Wednesday night in a Jayhawk West Conference match-up against No. 10 Hutchinson Community College (16-10, 6-0), in Hutchinson at the Sports Arena. The Lady Saints were defeated in three games, 26-30, 18-30 and 27-30. Hutchinson remains in first-place in the Jayhawk West Conference, while Seward County (15-21, 2-3) falls to fourth-place in conference play and remains in third place in NJCAA Division I District standings. Seward County falls to 0-9 against NJCAA Top 20 ranked teams this season.

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Liberal High School English teachers recently attended an afternoon workshop to learn about and practice using the Seward County Community College English Department rubric. From left are Eli Svaty, Linda Sherman, Ashley Kappelmann, SCCC English Instructor Ann Judd, SCCC English Instructor Bill McGlothing (standing), Janice Northerns, Lisa Batt, Shila Moore, and far right, SCCC English Instructor Dale Doll.

The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) hosted their annual basketball coaches’ pre-season press conference Monday morning in Wichita, Kan., at the Best Western Airport Inn. KJCCC conference officials released that Seward County Community College received a No. 5 ranking by conference head coaches in the Jayhawk West Conference Pre-Season Coaches Poll. The Saints are coming off a 21-10 overall record in 2005-2006, and a 7-9 Jayhawk West Conference record finishing in a tie for fifth-place in the conference last season.

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The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) had their annual basketball coaches’ pre-season press conference Monday morning in Wichita, Kan., at the Best Western Airport Inn. The Jayhawk West pre-season poll that was released by conference officials had Seward County Community College ranked No. 2 by conference head coaches behind Cloud County Community College, who was picked to win the conference in 2006-2007. The Lady Saints are coming off a 25-7 overall record in 2005-2006, and a 10-6 Jayhawk West Conference record finishing in fourth-place in the conference last season.

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Seward County Community College freshman volleyball player, Katy Troutman, has broken the Lady Saints all-time single-season record for defensive digs. Troutman, a 5 foot-4 inch libero, from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, improved her season total for digs to 598, after recording 61 digs in three matches last weekend at the SCCC Invitational in Liberal. Troutman breaks the all-time single-season record that was previously set in 1998 by former Seward County First Team NJCAA All-American, Gabi Carbone, who posted 589 digs in 57 matches during the 1998 season. Troutman’s 598 digs have come in only 35 matches this season.

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The road to success has traveled through many top volleyball programs lately for the Seward County Community College volleyball team, and Saturday was no exception. The Lady Saints battled against two nationally ranked opponents on Saturday as they lost hard-fought matches against No. 7 University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (25-4) and (previously ranked No. 18) Midland College (25-12) on Saturday afternoon at the Green House in Liberal. The Lady Saints hosted the two-day SCCC Invitational, where three current NJCAA Top 20 teams participated. Last season all of the programs received Top 20 national rankings with four of them reaching the NJCAA National Volleyball Tournament in West Plains, Missouri.

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Seward County Community College, Liberal, Kansas, is inviting the public to a Jazz Brunch, prior to the Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony Sunday, Oct. 22.
The brunch will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 22 in the SCCC cafeteria. The cost is $5.25 per person and individuals are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 18 to 620-629-2714.
Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for community colleges. Membership is based on high grade point averages and other criteria, with members focusing on scholastic achievement and service to community and campus.

The Seward County Community College volleyball team is hosting the SCCC Invitational Tournament this weekend at the Green House in Liberal, Kan. In their opening match, the Lady Saints dropped a three-game contest to No. 1 ranked Western Nebraska Community College 19-30, 12-30 and 19-30, in the final match of the first day of competition. Western Nebraska was too much for the Lady Saints as they improved their overall record to 40-1 this season. Seward County falls to 15-18 overall this season. The Lady Cougars won both of their matches on Friday as they knocked off Barton County C.C. 30-14, 30-25 and 30-17 earlier on Friday.

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The application deadline for cosmetology and nail technology classes that begin in January 2007 at Seward County Community College is Nov. 1.
In addition, licensed cosmetologists may apply to the instructor program as well.
For a packet on cosmetology and nail technology call 620-626-3147 or 1-800-373-9951, ext. 147 or come by the Cosmetology Building at 1801 N. Kansas on the northwest corner of campus.
The Seward County Community College volleyball team lost a hard fought match Thursday night to Barton County Community College (23-6, 6-0) at the Green House in Liberal, Kan. The Lady Saints (15-17, 2-2) were competitive in every game of the match but were unable to come away with the victory against a powerful Barton County program. Seward County fell to BCCC 23-30, 30-26, 18-30 and 31-33, a day before the Lady Saints will host the SCCC Invitational, where they will welcome three nationally ranked volleyball teams. Seward County drops to 2-2 in the Jayhawk West Conference with the loss Thursday night.

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The Seward County Community College women’s tennis team competed in the International Tennis Association (ITA) Small School Regional Tennis Tournament in Wichita, Kan., on Sept. 29-30. The competition placed all Regional singles players and Regional doubles partners into one bracket respectively, with the singles winner and doubles pair who won the tournament advancing to the ITA Small School National Tournament. Seward County did not have a regional champion this fall season, but several SCCC players recorded multiple wins in the two-day regional tournament in Wichita.

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The Seward County Community College men’s tennis team competed in the two-day International Tennis Association (ITA) Small School Regional Tennis Tournament on Sept. 29-30 in Wichita, Kan. The tournament was designed to advance one winner from singles competition among all the schools participating and for one doubles pair to advance from bracket competition to the ITA Small School National Tennis Tournament. The Saints completed the tournament with an 11-16 overall record, including a 9-12 record among singles players.

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Seward County Community College is offering late-start classes for the fall 2006 semester.
Career Exploration and Development will be offered Oct. 24-Dec. 14 from 2-2:50 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Weight Training and Jogging will be offered Oct. 16-Dec. 14 from 12-12:50 p.m., Monday-Thursday and Archery will be offered Oct. 17-Dec. 14 from 9:30-10:50 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Study Skills will be offered Oct. 18-Dec. 14 from 1-1:50 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A number of computer classes will be offered including Basics of Web Page Design (FrontPage 2003), Nov. 13-Dec. 5 from 6-9:30 p.m., Mondays; Desktop Publishing Basics (Publisher 2003), Nov. 2-30 from 6-9:30 p.m., Thursdays; and Photoshop Basics, Oct. 16-Nov. 16 from 6-9:30 p.m., Mondays.
Seward Online classes that will be offered Oct. 23-Dec. 8, include MS Access 2003, Microsoft Windows XP, PowerPoint 2003, Excel 2003 and Word 2003.
To enroll, come by Seward County Community College, 1801 N. Kansas, in Liberal or if you have a current application for admission on file, enroll online at www.sccc.edu.
The Seward County Community College volleyball team started a stretch in their schedule last Friday that has them playing seven nationally ranked opponents in eight matches. Seward County opened that stretch with a three-game loss at No. 9 Frank Phillips College last Friday night in Borger, Texas. The Lady Saints did compete and played well against the nationally ranked Lady Plainsmen (30-5) who defeated SCCC 28-30, 20-30 and 24-30. Seward County falls to 15-16 overall this season and remains 2-1 in the Jayhawk West and 1-1 in district competition.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball team captured their second consecutive Jayhawk West Conference match on Wednesday night hosting Dodge City Community College (2-22, 0-5). The Lady Saints dominated Dodge City defeating them 30-15, 30-19 and 30-19. Seward County (15-15, 2-1 Jayhawk West)) played a solid all-around match with a convincing three-game match victory over the Lady Conquistadors.

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The Seward County Community College Saints and Lady Saints basketball teams will be hosting the Saints Bookstore Basketball Benefit Night on October 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Green House on the campus of SCCC. Admission to the event is FREE and all donations are accepted at the door with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Seward, Haskell and Stevens Counties.

Benefit Night Poster

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The Saints Booster Club will be meeting today at 12:00 p.m. in the SCCC Activities Center in Room SW229D. This Wednesday will be the second meeting of the 2006-07 school year. You may bring your lunch or purchase your lunch in the cafeteria downstairs and bring it to the meeting in room SW229D.
Seward County Community College volleyball player, Janete Ferreira, was selected to the Midland College Classic All-Tournament Team. Ferreira was named All-Tournament team after leading the Lady Saints volleyball team to a 2-2 record at the two-day classic last weekend. Ferreira posted 49 kills, 29 digs, four service aces and she recorded one double/double (12 kills/10 digs vs. New Mexico Military). This All-Tournament team selection is Ferreira’s second of the season, and the fourth in her two-year career at Seward County C.C.

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The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees met recently to hear reports about enrollment, recruitment and the agriculture program.
Although online classes and late-start enrollment are not complete, Dr. Randy Smith, dean of student services, told the board fall 2006 enrollment is down slightly. However, first-time, full-time freshmen is up slightly.
Smith said the slight decrease can be contributed to high gas prices for commuters and low unemployment in the area.
“The new philosophy in the admissions department is to more fully develop relationships in our service area,” said Smith, including southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. One new concept is the development of recruiting teams which will involve every full-time employee on campus.
Following a presentation by Marcia Hatcher, Business Division chair, the board approved the program review for the Agriculture program with the next formal review scheduled in five years and an update of accomplishments annually.
Among the strengths of the agriculture program are the activities that are sponsored each year, the number of students who continue their education after they leave SCCC and the advisory board.
The goals for the program include increasing enrollment and retention, establishing relationships and developing internships with emerging area agribusiness, and developing online courses in agriculture.
In addition, the agriculture program needs to expand its arena, needs additional scholarship support to be competitive with other colleges and needs more agriculture programs at the high school level to expose students early to agricultural education.
The board heard reports concerning a number of grant programs, including a renewal of the National Institute of Health Bridges Grant that allows SCCC science students to transfer to Kansas State University with a number of benefits. In addition, the Colvin Adult Learning Center learned of a $70,000 English Language Civics Education Grant that will enhance the programs at the center. The college is also a recipient of a grant that will created a campus-wide intranet system. Although the exact amount is unknown at this time, the minimum amount given for the grant will be $250,000. This grant will support all programs on campus giving instructors quick access to lecture notes and class resources and allow for such technology as streaming video and chat rooms.
Although official notification has not been received, the board learned that students in both the Licensed Practical Nursing and the Associate Degree Nursing programs received a 100 percent pass rate on the National Clinical Licensing Exam that is required of all nursing graduates.
In other action, the board
1. approved the early retirement of Denyce Gammell, SCCC librarian, at the end of the fall 2006 semester;
2. approved a revision of board policy governing Family and Medical/Sickness Leaves of Absence; and
3. approved the continuation of a two-year license agreement with SkillsTutor, in the amount of $5,285 to replace the SkillsBank software with a newer web-based version that will be used in the Academic Achievement Center and Colvin Adult Learning Center.
The board also waived the requirement to seek bids and approved the price quote for fixed gym seat replacement in the amount of $126,415 from Kansas Contract Design of Wichita to replace 1,062 seats in the college gymnasium. The seats will be installed following the basketball season and prior to May commencement. The college will offer the existing seats for sale by rows as they are removed and replaced in the gym.
Upcoming campus events include fall break, Oct. 9-10; NACE Rectifier School, Oct. 23-26; joint board meeting with Garden City and Dodge City community colleges at SCCC, Nov. 27.
The next board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6 in the board room of the Hobble Academic Building. Spring enrollment begins Nov. 6 as well.
SEPTEMBER 1 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2006

Only one month remains until the start of the Seward County Community College men’s and women’s basketball season. Until then, both the Saints and Lady Saints basketball players will prepare for their season openers at the Nov. 2-4 Pepsi Classic, by playing in several pre-season scrimmages in October. Both the Saints and Lady Saints will be making a special one-night preview for the public on Oct. 28, when they host the Saints Bookstore Basketball Benefit Night. The month of September has seen the SCCC volleyball team play 22-of-23 matches on the road. In the month of September, the Lady Saints have played in four classics and two Jayhawk West Conference matches.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball team has completed their month on the road. The Lady Saints went 2-2 at the Midland College Classic this weekend with victories against New Mexico Military Institute (30-26, 30-26, 31-29) and Temple College (30-24, 30-17, 31-29) and two losses against Alvin Community College (18-30, 30-24, 17-30, 30-26, 11-15) and No. 16 Northeastern Colorado Junior College (14-30, 25-30, 21-30). Seward County moves to 14-15 overall this season and remains 1-1 in the Jayhawk West Conference and 1-1 in Division competition. In the month of September, the Lady Saints played 22-of-23 matches away from the Green House in Liberal.

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