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Todd Carter has been elected as president-elect of the National Association of Biology Teachers for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1. In 2008, he will assume the position of NABT president and in 2009, he will serve as past president.
Carter is the division chair of the Natural Science, Mathematics and Physical Education Division and a grant coordinator for Seward County Community College. For 11 years in Oklahoma, he taught seventh and eighth grade life science and and ninth through 12th grade biology, advanced biology, and field courses. The past 13 years he has developed and taught undergraduate biology courses in a variety of formats including field courses, online, and blended learning environments. He earned a B.S. in biology from Oklahoma Panhandle State University and an M.N.S. in zoology from the University of Oklahoma.
Carter’s NABT activities include chair of the Two-Year College Section, member of the Long Range Planning Committee, reviewer for the “American Biology Teacher, and co-chair for the Affiliates Group revitalization project.
The current emphasis of his work at the college level has been the use of technology to create significant learning experiences, developing and supporting faculty leaders, and undergraduate minority transition programs in math and science. He has contributed articles to the “Kansas Biology Teacher,” “Academic Leadership: The Journal for Technical and Community College Leaders,” “Academic Advising Today,” NABT’s “News and Views,” and newsletters for the Kansas Association of Biology Teachers and Kansas Association for Teachers of Science.
Carter has held leadership positions with the Kansas Association of Biology Teachers, including president, and is a college representative on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science. He presents annually at local, state, and national conferences including NABT and has been an invited presenter for Prentice-Hall’s “Teaching Innovations for Biology,” the “International Alliance of Teacher Scholars,” and the National Academic Advising Association.”
He received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (1997), NABT’s Two-Year College Biology Teaching Award (2002), and the Balcomb Community College Teaching Award from the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2004).
The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), headquartered in Reston,Virginia, is the oldest organization dedicated exclusively to the concerns of biology/life science educators worldwide. Formed in 1938, the original 18 members have grown to over 20 affiliates and more than 8,000 members from all levels of academia, business, industry, and other groups and individuals concerned with life science education issues. The Leader in Life Science Education, NABT empowers educators to provide the best possible biology and life science education for all students. NABT members teach more than one million students each year.
If you can’t come to the Seward County Community College campus in the spring, you might consider taking classes online through EduKan, your internet community college.
The first session will be offered from Jan. 15-May 4.
Among the courses being offered are Accounting 1, Managerial Accounting, Animal Science, Computers in Agriculture, Art Appreciation, History & Criticism of Art II, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Business Law, Chemistry I and II, Intro to Corrections, Intro to Computer Concepts/Applications, Principles of Macroeconomics, Foundations of Modern Education, Fundamentals of Writing, English Composition I & II, Elementary Spanish II, World Regional Geography, American History 1865 to present, Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to Mass Media, Journalism I, World Literature, Basic Applied Mathematics, Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Personal & Community Health, Physical Science, Introduction to Geology, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Sociology and Juvenile Delinquency.
Registration for these classes ends Jan. 12 for the first session.
For information or to register, go online to www.edukan.org.


Seward County Community College will close for the holidays at 12 noon, Friday, Dec. 22. The campus will reopen at 7:45 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2. Spring classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 16.


Seward County Community College is the recipient $1,188,195 CampusEAI Hosted Oracle Portal Grant.
This five-year portal grant will provide all members of the campus community with "single-sign-on" to their integrated teaching and learning interests, student services, and extra-curricular parts of campus life, said Mark Merrihew, director of information technology. It will serve students, staff, faculty, alumni and all other stakeholders of the institution's environment. The Portal extends the functionality and investments of existing legacy campus technology systems and integrates current applications, such as email, calendaring, learning management and alumni systems, with future internet applications.
This grant will
* provide web access to information and services through a single graphical interface;
* support a single log-on to obtain authentication and authorization to information resources and applications;
* provide a framework where elements of the institution, such as academic, administrative and community can be integrated;
* provide a framework where business applications can be integrated;
* provide a convenient set of communications services, which are web-based;
* provide a one-stop place where members of the campus community can perform business transactions;
* limit or expand the presentation of information and access to services on an individual basis; and
* provide each member of the community with the ability to customize the appearance, layout and information content on an individual basis.
The grant includes installation, training and testing during the spring and summer sessions. The portal will go live for the fall 2007 semester.
The National Junior College Athletic Association announced on Wednesday that Seward County Community College freshman Tegan Cunningham was named a Co-NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 3-9. Cunningham has now received national player of the week honors twice this season, making her the first athlete ever from SCCC in any sport to be named national player of the week twice during a season. Cunningham helped lead the No. 7 Seward County Lady Saints to a perfect 3-0 record with wins over Fort Scott C.C. (97-65), Northeastern Colorado (74-51) and Hastings College J.V. (91-59).

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Seward County Community College alum Candi White, has been elevated to Interim Head Coach for the women’s basketball program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. White was promoted on Monday, Dec. 11 after UMKC coach Bo Overton announced his immediate resignation as head coach of the Kangaroo basketball program, to accept the General Manager and Head Coaching position with the Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association. White, a 2000 graduate of SCCC was hired as an assistant coach at UMKC in 2004-2005, the position she held before being promoted to interim head coach.

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Visitors to the Shank Humanities Building on the Seward County Community College campus recently voted on their favorite two- and three-dimensional artwork. Winning the 2-D award for her watercolor was Bethann Volden of Liberal. Winning the 3-D award was Jim Martin of Liberal with his silver bracelet.
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The No. 7 Seward County Community College women’s basketball team kept rolling during their non-conference schedule with a 91-59 victory over Hastings J.V., on Saturday night at the Pizza Hut Classic in Liberal. Seward County continues to receive strong play from their team with every player scoring and eight players posting at least seven points. The Lady Saints also notched another win onto their 41 game non-conference winning streak that began three seasons ago. Lady Saints second year coach Toby Wynn is now a perfect 26-0 at the helm of Seward County in non-conference competition. Seward County improves to 12-0 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team dropped their second consecutive game this weekend losing 86-82 to Frank Phillips College Saturday night at the Green House. The Saints finished the Pizza Hut Classic with a 0-2 record after losing Friday night against Brown Mackie College. Also for the second consecutive night the Saints held a lead going into halftime before coming out behind in the final score. The Saints complete their non-conference schedule with a 9-4 overall record. Frank Phillips improves to 8-6 overall, after defeating Newman University J.V. and the Saints in the two-day classic at the Green House in Liberal.

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The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team didn’t choose the right 20 minute period to go cold shooting the basketball. Not only did the Saints shoot only 34 percent from the field in the second half, they allowed Brown Mackie College to shoot 64 percent from the field, as the Lions came fighting back in the second half of Friday night’s game to defeat the Saints 99-89, in the opening night of the Pizza Hut Classic in Liberal at the Green House. Seward County led by as many as 16 points in the first-half, before Brown Mackie made their run to pick up a big road win. SCCC falls to 9-3 overall this season, and No. 8 (NJCAA D-II) Brown Mackie improves to 11-3 overall.

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The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team improved their non-conference winning streak to 40 games on Friday evening, with a 74-51 victory over Northeastern Colorado Junior College at the Green House. The No. 7 ranked Lady Saints opened competition at home in the Pizza Hut Classic against the Plainswomen, who have now lost twice to SCCC this season. The Lady Saints used a total team effort while improving their perfect season to 11-0 overall. Northeastern Colorado falls to 10-3 overall this season with the loss.

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The Seward County Community College women's basketball team will be at the Green House this weekend hosting the Pizza Hut Classic, Dec. 8-9. The Lady Saints recently received a No. 7 NJCAA national ranking in the latest poll and they enter this weekend's classic with a 10-0 overall record. The Lady Saints picked up two victories last weekend at the Jayhawk Shootout defeating Highland C.C. (106-58) and Fort Scott C.C. (97-65). This weekend the Lady Saints will entertain Northeastern Colorado J.C. on Friday night and will take on Hastings College J.V. on Saturday night. SCCC will be in action both nights at 6 p.m. Free tickets to the Pizza Hut Classic will be available this week at the local Liberal Pizza Hut locations.

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The Seward County Community College men's basketball team will host the Pizza Hut Classic Dec. 8-9 in Liberal at the Green House. The Saints enter this weekend's competition with a 9-2 overall record after going 1-1 at the Jayhawk Shootout last weekend in Coffeyville, Kan. This weekend the Saints will play on Friday night against Brown Mackie College and on Saturday night verses Frank Phillips College. Both nights the Saints will be in action at 8 p.m. Free tickets to the Pizza Hut Classic will be available this week at the local Liberal Pizza Hut locations.

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The Seward County Community College women's basketball team received a No. 7 ranking in the National Junior College Athletic Association Top 25 poll that was released today. This weeks poll is the third consecutive week during the regular-season SCCC has received a national ranking. Seward has collected rankings this season at No. 11 (Nov. 22), No. 8 (Nov. 26) and now moving up to No. 7 in the nation. Seward County capped off a stellar week with two victories at the Jayhawk Shootout in Coffeyville, Kan., against Highland Community College (106-58) and Fort Scott Community College (97-65). The Lady Saints basketball program also has posted 39 consecutive non-conference wins, dating back to the end of the 2003-2004 non-conference schedule.

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This Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Seward County Community College women's basketball game will be Chelsea Blackshear Night at the Green House. Blackshear, a 5-foot-9-inch sophomore guard from Levelland, Texas, will be the featured sophomore player on 100 posters that will be given away FREE at the Pizza Hut Classic. Posters will be given away free to the first 100 fans through the east-gate starting at 5:15 p.m. for the women’s basketball game against Hastings College J.V.

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As the fall 2006 semester comes to a close, the Seward County Community College Board of Trustees heard reports from the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees and reports about upcoming events.
Three of four leadership positions in the Topeka legislature are now from this area, Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC president told the board Monday. Rep. Melvin Neufeld of Ingalls is the new Speaker or the House, joining Sen. Steve Morris of Hugoton, Senate president, and Rep. Dennis McKinney of Greensburg, house minority leader.
SCCC continues to realize growth in online course enrollments through EduKan. Dunn announced that for fall 2006, it appears the college will realize an approximate 11 percent growth in enrollment.
Trustee Marvin Chance Jr. received preliminary information from the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees Deferred Maintenance Study that took place this fall. All community college facilities were reviewed, including those on the SCCC campus. According to the study, SCCC had some of the best kept buildings among the Kansas Community Colleges, Washburn and Southwest Kansas Technical School.
The study was designed to identify facility needs among the 19 Kansas Community Colleges. The community colleges jointly hired an engineering firm to visit each of the participating institutions and conduct an independent needs assessment of all facilities. In light of a possible merger between SCCC and the technical school, those facilities were reviewed as full.
Chance also reported that the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees has requested a raise in dues from each of the 19 Kansas Community Colleges in the amount of 2 cents per credit hour.
The next quarterly KACCT meeting will be Feb. 15 in Topeka in conjunction with the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Dinner.
The Black Collegiate Union at SCCC invited the board to attend the second annual community-wide Martin Luther King Day March. The march will be at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15 and will begin in front of the public library and will end at Kansas and Trail Street.
Everyone is then invited to the program at 6:30 p.m., in SW229 of the SCCC Student Activities Center for food, entertainment and a special message.
In other action, the board
1. approved the annual review of the Early Retirement Policy;
2. opted to not seek bids for the overall college insurance package for this year;
3. adopted a revision to the Administrative Performance Appraisal, which revises the appraisal form;
4. approved the low bid from Dell Computer Co., in the amount of $121,761.27, for 93 desktop computers and 30 laptop computers in marketing, multimedia, computer information, allied health, agriculture, chemistry, criminal justice, educational services, Colvin Adult Learning Center, business & industry and humanities; Academic Achievement Center, Library, Student Living Center, Internet Café, Development, cosmetology, wellness and offices; and
5. accepted a bid from Innerface Architectural Signage in the amount of $36,496.18 for additional outdoor directional signage on campus.
The public is invited to the retirement reception of Denyce Gammell, director of the Library, from 2-4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 18 in the SCCC library. In addition, SCCC will host a come and go holiday brunch from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, in the SCCC cafeteria. The cost is $6 and will include holiday music and an art display. The Saints Bookstore will open as well during that time.
The next SCCC Board of Trustees meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9.
The public is invited to a retirement reception in honor of Denyce Gammell, director of the Seward County Community College Library, from 2-4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 18 in the SCCC library, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
Refreshments will be served.

The Seward County Community College women's basketball team defeated Fort Scott Community College 97-65, on Saturday afternoon at the Jayhawk Shootout in Coffeyville, Kan. The Lady Saints tied the Jayhawk Shootout all-time record for most points in a two-game shootout with 203 points scored (106 vs. Highland on Sat.). The No. 8 ranked Lady Saints shot 59 percent (41-of-70) from the field and caused 21 Lady Greyhound turnovers in their 39th consecutive non-conference victory. Second year head coach Toby Wynn has guided SCCC to a 10-0 start this season and to a perfect 24-0 non-conference record over the past two seasons.

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The Seward County Community College women's basketball team defeated Highland Community College 106-58, in the No. 8 Lady Saints (9-0 overall) opening game at the Jayhawk Shootout in Coffeyville, Kan. Seward County was led by sophomore guard, Taushelle Rushing, who scored a career-high 31 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field, 4-of-6 shooting from three-point range and 7-of-8 shooting from the free-throw line. Rushing also collected a career-high nine steals in the Lady Saints blowout over the Lady Scotties in the 9 a.m. game at Nellis East Gymnasium at Coffeyville Community College.

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The Seward County Community College men's basketball team played a roller coaster contest against the Labette Community College Cardinals in their final game at the Jayhawk Shootout in Coffeyville, Kan. SCCC had a 14 point lead at halftime (38-24), but saw their lead evaporate early in the second half as Labette went on a 10-0 run to start the first half. Seward County battled back and went on an 18-0 run to secure the victory 73-61, at the Nellis Arena in Coffeyville. The Saints improve to 9-2 overall this season, while Labette falls to 6-4 overall.

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The Seward County Community College men's basketball team lost their opening game at the Jayhawk Shootout to No. 11 Coffeyville Community College 82-62. The Red Ravens controlled the game on their home court from the opening tip-off as the Saints drop to 8-2 overall this season. Coffeyville (8-1 overall) ran off to an early 12-0 lead before the Saints collected their first points of the game. Coffeyville's victory earned head coach Jay Herkelman his 300th career victory in his tenure at Coffeyville C.C.

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