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Seward County Community College is offering a number of late-start classes this spring. Among the offerings are courses that include trips to Meade Lake, Palo Duro Canyon and Sangre de Christo Mountains in New Mexico.
The combined classes include Field Biology, 3/7-5/4, 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays in A169; Camp Skills, 3/7-5/4, 7:31-8:30 p.m., A169, Wednesdays; Camp Skills, 3/1-5/10, 6:30-9:30 p.m., A193; and Hiking and Backpacking, 3/7-5/4, 8:31-9:30 p.m., A169.
For information on these classes and trips, email ty.hughbanks@sccc.edu.

Would you like to receive your high school diploma or find out what it takes to obtain a diploma? Here is your chance to get a taste of the process without risking anything. Come by the Seward County Community College Colvin Adult Learning Center, 930 N. Kansas, from 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27 and sit in on a class that can prepare you to take the General Education Development Tests to receive a Kansas State High School diploma.
For information, call the Colvin Adult Learning Center at 620-626-3131.
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Katelyn Deckert of Liberal and Angela Weinheimer of Deerfield are each congratulated by Dr. Duane Dunn, Seward County Community College president, as they are recognized in Topeka as one of 45 community college outstanding scholars. These scholars were named to the 2006-07 All-Kansas Academic Team, sponsored by the international headquarters of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees, and the Kansas Council of Community College Presidents. Each scholar also is a nominee for the 2006-07 All-USA Academic Team, sponsored by the newspaper USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Association of Community Colleges.
The Seward County Community College Visual Arts Department is sponsoring a life drawing session on Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-12 noon. This is a free studio activity for anyone with an interest in drawing. You do not have to be enrolled at SCCC. High school students are welcome.
“You should have some basic drawing skills, but do not have to have experience in drawing from a live model,” said Susan Copas, drawing instructor. “We will start the session with some short gesture poses, and then build up to a longer pose. We will provide supplies if needed.”
Space is limited, so please contact Susan Copas at 620-629-2685 or susan.copas@sccc.edu to reserve a spot.
The Seward County Community College Livestock Judging Team traveled to Des Moines, Iowa recently where the team placed third out of 21 teams. The team was fourth in reasons and second in placings. The team consisted of Trevor Winchester, Liberal; Zach McCraken, Syracuse; Sandi Cortez, Thibodaux, LA; and Sara McManus, Castle Rock, Colo. Seward County also had two other teams that placed in the top fifteen at the contest. Those team members were Teresa Manriquez, Hugoton; Melissa King, Taloga, Okla.; Luke Wempe, Lawrence; Jessica Swan, Johnson; Alissa Imler, Satanta; Blake Williams,Perryton, Texas; Erin Russell, Hooker, Okla.; and Whitney Plunkett, Syracuse.
Ninety-two individuals competed in the contest with Winchester placing fourth in reasons, sixth in placings and tying for fifth overall; Cortez, 11th overall; and McCraken, 14th; and Manriquez, 12th in reasons.
The next event the team will compete in is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo March 14.
Seward County Community College is offering a number of late-start classes this spring.
Career Exploration & Development will be offered March 12-May 14 from 1-1:50 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays in A163; Basic Arithmetic, Feb. 19-May 17, 2-4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, A102; Basic Spanish Medical Personnel I, Feb. 19-May 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, A168; Aquarobics I-IV, Feb. 5-May 17, 5:30-6:20 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, pool; Weight Training and Jogging March 12-May 14; 11-11:50 a.m., Monday-Thursday, SW001; and Skeet and Trap Shooting, March 1-May 10, 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, range.
A number of short computer courses are being offered including Intro to Computer Concepts/Applications, Feb. 19-May 17; 2-2:50 pm, MTWR, AA112; Microcomputer Applications/Database (Access 2003), April 4-25; 6-9:30 p.m., Wednesday, AA112; Basics of Web Page Design (FrontPage 2003), April 19-May 10, 6-9:30 p.m., Thursdays, AA112; MCA/Intro to Digital Photography, Feb. 26-March 26, 6-9:30 p.m., Mondays, AA112; MCA/Desktop Publishing Basics (Publisher 2003), March 1-29, 6-9:30 p.m., Thursdays, A112; MCA/Presentation (PowerPoint 2003), Feb. 21-March 14, 6-9:30 p.m., Wednesdays, AA112; MCA/MS Excel 2003, April 17-May 8, 6-9:30 p.m., Tuesdays, AA112; Photoshop Basics, April 2-30, 6-9:30 p.m., Mondays, AA112; and MCA/Word 2003, March 6-April 3; 6-9:30 p.m., Tuesdays, AA112.
For information about enrollment, call or come by the college, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal, 620-629-2710 or 1-800-373-9951. If you have a current application for admission online, you may enroll at www.sccc.edu.

Seward County Community College is offering a number of late-start courses on the SCCC Challenge Course, located at the east side of campus, east of the softball field.
Outdoor Leadership will be offered Feb. 26-May 17 from 12 a.m.-2 p.m., Mondays and Wednesday and 12:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursday. Outdoor Challenge Ropes Course will be offered March 13-May 10 from 88-9:20 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Beginning Technical Rock Climbing will be offered March 13-May 10 from 9:30-10:50 a.m.
For more information about these courses, call Greg Scruggs, 629-2746 or greg.scruggs@sccc.edu.

NEWS RELEASE
Seward County Community College
PO Box 1137 Liberal, KS 67905-1137 620-629-2687
DATE: February 15, 2007

For more information, contact Andy Yoxall, andrea.yoxall@sccc.edu

Seward County Community College Business & Industry will offer a basic computer course from 6-8 p.m., Monday, March 5 or 10 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, March 10 in Room AA101 of the Hobble Academic Building, 1801 N. Kansas, in Liberal.
This class is for the first time or beginning computer user and will cover different components of the computer, basic computer navigation, and how to make and organize documents and folders. The cost is $25 per session and class size limited. Call 620-629-2653 to enroll.

Seward County Community College Business & Industry will offer a mandatory eight-hour training for Kansans who desire to seek a permit to carry concealed weapons.
The next class will be offered from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, March 3, in SW 214E/W for $100 per class. Class size is limited. All applicants must register for the class in advance by calling 620-629-2650 or 1-800-373-9951, ext. 650. No walk-ins will be allowed. The Business & Industry Office will offer these classes once a month.
The Conceal Carry bill, SB418, gives Kansans the right to join 46 other states in the nation in the right to seek a permit to carry concealed weapons.



The Seward County Community College Volleyball Team would like to invite you to Spa Day from 9 a.m-1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 in the SCCC Cosmetology Building.
Advance tickets are $20 or $25 at the door for manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and more.
Proceeds will benefit the 2007 volleyball team. Tickets are available in the SCCC volleyball office or the cosmetology building. For information, call 620-629-2739 or Alana.rowland@sccc.edu.
The Seward County Community College Drama Department will open auditions for the Broadway musical, “Annie,” based on the Little Orphan Annie comic script. Auditions will be from 7-9 p.m., Feb. 12-13 in the SCCC Showcase Theater.
Anyone who would like to audition for the musical may bring a song to sing in private auditions.
The production will be presented at 7:30 p.m., April 26-27.
For more information, contact Frank Challis, 620-629-2682 or frank.challis@sccc.edu.


KATELYN DECKERT and ANGELA WEINHEIMER
Kansas will salute 45 community college scholars for their academic accomplishments February 15 in Topeka during the Twelfth Annual Phi Theta Kappa Honors Luncheon. Among those being recognized are Seward County Community College students Katelyn Deckert of Liberal and Angela Weinheimer of Deerfield. Those in attendance will hear from Noah Brown, president of the Association of Community College Trustees.
Representing 39 towns and cities, the state's 19 community colleges, and a private two-year college, these scholars have been named to the 2006-07 All-Kansas Academic Team, sponsored by the international headquarters of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees, and the Kansas Council of Community College Presidents.
Each scholar was selected by his or her own community college for the annual statewide academic team, and each scholar also is a nominee for the 2006-07 All-USA Academic Team, sponsored by the newspaper USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Association of Community Colleges.
“Katelyn and Angela have strived for academic excellence, said Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC president. “However, they also excel through service to the community, through service to the campus organizations and through their strong leadership qualities. We need to recognize academic excellence and this program is one way for the 19 Kansas community colleges to celebrate the achievements of the state's outstanding students.”
Deckert, a graduate of Liberal High School, has maintained a 4.0 grade point average while at SCCC. She is the president of Phi Theta Kappa, an SCCC Presidential Scholar, a member of the President’s Honor Roll, a cheerleader, campus tour guide, a Microbiology lab technician and a Welcome Day crew member. She has assisted with the SCCC Development Foundation Scholarship Auction and participated in Phi Theta Kappa Community Service Projects. She plans to transfer to the University of Kansas in the fall to major in Biochemistry and later obtain a doctorate in Pharmacology. Her long-term plans include pursuing a career in medical research with emphasis in creating medications.
Weinheimer, who has maintained a 3.89 GPA, is the recipient of the National Collegiate Nursing Award, a member of Phi Theta Kappa, president of Student Nurses Association, Peer Mentor for the Student Support Services Trio Program, an ambassador for SCCC Allied Health Division, an SCCC student representative for Nursing Program Advisory Board, and a volunteer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program of Finney County. She plans to transfer to the University of Kansas in the fall to obtain a bachelor’s of science in Nursing.
Each student will receive a proclamation issued by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, an educational scholarship of $300, and an academic medallion. The Kansas Board of Regents universities and Washburn University have provided scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for the All-Kansas Team recipients who transfer to their institutions.
Since 1991, Phi Theta Kappa, USA Today, and the American Association of Community Colleges have sponsored the national All-USA Academic Team Program. The Kansas program is an affiliate, and the Kansas students are all nominees for the national honor.
This year, more than 1,600 students nationwide will compete for places on the first, second and third All-USA teams. First team members each receive a $2,500 stipend, and will be featured along with second and third team members in USA Today. Team members are also presented with medallions. Names of the students will be placed on the society's Web site, www.ptk.org .
Phi Theta Kappa is the honor society for students attending community and two-year 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 45 individuals are part of a statewide student body of more than 72,000 people enrolled in more than 615,000 credit hours taken annually at the 19 Kansas community colleges.



Seward County Community College, Liberal, Kansas, is inviting the public to a Valentine’s Brunch, Sunday, Feb. 11, in the student union.
Individuals may go through the cafeteria line between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cost is $6 per person.
Musical entertainment will be provided.