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The Seward County Community College library will open its doors to a traveling exhibit series beginning in September through the Kansas Interpretive Traveling Exhibit Service.
The first exhibit “Kansas of African Descent: Selected Portraits” will be in the library from Sept. 10-23. Well-known people who have called Kansas home are featured in this exhibit of historic and contemporary photos. The exhibit celebrates such individuals as Benjamin "Pap" Singleton who was instrumental in bringing many African American immigrants to Kansas, Julie Lee who ran a grocery business in Nicodemus in 1877, and Lynette Woodard, first woman member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters.
The next exhibits will include “From Far Away Russia: Russian Germans in Kansas, Oct. 15-28; “Arab Christians in the Heartland,” Nov. 7-21; “Continuing the Tradition: Mexican American Folk Art,” Feb. 11-24; “Those Who Came Before: Mexican Americans in Kansas 1900-1950,” March 10-23; “A Photographic Narrative: The Indians of Kansas,” April 14-27.
For more information, contact Jon Noland, SCCC Library director, 620-417-1160 or jon.noland@sccc.edu.
Board of Trustees' Meeting
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
7:30 p.m.

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Just hours after receiving a No. 19 NJCAA Top 25 ranking, the Seward County Community College volleyball team won their Jayhawk West Conference opening match against Butler Community College, 30-27, 30-23 and 30-19, Wednesday night at the Green House in Liberal. Seward County’s victory also marked the 50th win for third year head coach Bert Luallen. Seward County improves to 3-2 overall this season and to 1-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Butler drops their first match of the season falling to 4-1 overall and to 0-1 in conference play.

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Seward County Community College head women’s basketball coach Toby Wynn has been selected to speak at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Women’s Basketball Coaching Clinic on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Swinney Recreation Center. Wynn will be speaking on the topic of motion offense and quick hitters to high school and college coaches in attendance for the 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. clinic. The featured speaker at the clinic will be Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (2003), Marsha Sharp, who is the former women’s basketball head coach at Texas Tech University.

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Seward County Community College freshman Dan Yang has been named the NJCAA D-I Region VI Player of the Week. Yang, an outside hitter from Beijing, China, was the top player for Seward County at the SCCC Kick-Off Classic. Yang collected 52 kills (5.71 kpg.), a .352 hitting percentage, 34 digs and 19 service aces. She was the only player from SCCC to be named to the Kick-Off Classic All-Tournament Team.

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The National Junior College Athletic Association has released the 2007 NJCAA D-I Pre-Season Volleyball poll. Seward County Community College received a No. 19 ranking in the first poll of the season. The Lady Saints have now received a NJCAA national ranking for 13 straight years, dating back to the program’s first ranking in 1995. Seward County is coming off a 23-25 overall season in 2006. SCCC finished last season strong winning eight of their last 10 matches ending the season as the NJCAA D-I Region VI Tournament runner-up. Seward County was one-of-two Region VI teams ranked in the pre-season poll as Hutchinson Community College was tabbed No. 14.

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Last weekend’s SCCC Kick-Off Classic finished at the Green House on Saturday night with Frank Phillips College claming the 2007 classic title with a perfect 4-0 record. The SCCC Kick-Off Classic All-Tournament Team was announced Tuesday morning with selections voted on by head coaches of the five participating volleyball teams.

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Seward County Community College men’s basketball coach Bryan Zollinger has completed his first recruiting class as head coach of the Saints program. Zollinger recently announced the signings of Thiago Oliveira (6-5, forward) and Bruno Mendes (6-3, guard), both incoming freshmen student-athletes from Brazil. The Saints will enter the season with a roster that includes four post-players and eight perimeter players. The Saints are welcoming back five sophomores from the 2006-2007 team that finished with a 17-14 overall record. Last season SCCC ended their campaign with an appearance in the NJCAA Region VI Tournament quarterfinals.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball team opened their 2007 season with two straight victories on Friday at the SCCC Kick-Off Classic, sponsored by Jolies Images. Behind a standout debut from freshman Dan Yang, the Lady Saints knocked off Cisco Junior College (30-23, 30-18 and 30-15) and New Mexico Military Institute (30-14, 30-18, 18-30 and 30-22) on their home court at the Green House. Yang, a 6-foot-2-inch outside hitter from Beijing, China, tied a SCCC all-time record for aces in a match with 10, and collected a total of 35 kills (.458 %) and 15 service aces in her Lady Saints’ debut on Friday.

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The Seward County Community College office of Sports Information has released the 2007 Seward County Volleyball media guide. This year’s download-publication (PDF) has all of the information on the 2007 Lady Saints, and information dating back to the programs first year in 1972-1973. Get an inside look at media information, coaching bio’s, player bio’s, the 2007 season preview, a look back at 2006, graduating sophomore bio’s, the history of SCCC and much more. Get an all-access pass into Seward County Community College and Lady Saints volleyball with this year’s 88-page download-publication.
The Seward County Community College volleyball program will open their 2007 season this weekend hosting the SCCC Kick-Off Classic, sponsored by Jolies Images. Action will begin at the Green House on Friday, Aug. 24 with five matches beginning at 11 a.m. Then action will conclude on Saturday, Aug. 25 with matches starting at 9 a.m. and the final match slatted for 5 p.m. Seward County opens their season hosting Cisco Junior College, Frank Phillips College, Garden City Community College and New Mexico Military Institute.

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The Seward County Community College Art Department is offering a class in glass art this semester at 6:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays at Liberal High School.
The class will work on a variety of glass projects, including blown glass.
For more information, contact Susan Copas, art instructor, 620-417-1453 or susan.copas@sccc.edu. To enroll, go online to www.sccc.edu or come by SCCC at 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
If you would like to work on your writing skills this fall, consider taking
Creative Writing at Seward County Community College in Liberal.
This class, which emphasizes writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry in a workshop setting, will be offered at 6:30-9:30 p.m., Wednesdays and is open to a writer at any level.
For more information, contact Bill McGlothing at 620-417-1457 in Liberal or bill.mcglothing@sccc.edu. Students may enroll at 1801 N. Kansas or if they have a current application for admission on file, they may enroll online at www.sccc.edu. This class begins Aug. 22.
With classes beginning Monday, the Saints Bookstore on the Seward County Community College campus will open from 2-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
Extended hours for next week are7:45 a.m.-12 noon and 1-7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20; 7:45 a.m.-12 noon and 1-6 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; and 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25.
Students can also visit the web at saintsbookstore.com.
Seward County Community College first-year head men’s basketball coach Bryan Zollinger has announced the Saints 2007-2008 recruiting class. After being named the seventh head men’s basketball coach at SCCC, Zollinger has signed a recruiting class that includes five freshmen and one sophomore transfer student-athlete. Overall the Saints will welcome four student-athletes from Kansas, one from Maryland and one from Missouri. Zollinger also inherits five returning players from last seasons squad that finished 17-14 overall.

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The Seward County Community College athletic department is synonymous with success on the field and court, but it is their academic success that is once again putting them into the spotlight in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and National Junior College Athletic Association. This summer the Seward County baseball and women’s tennis programs each led their respective sport in the 2006-2007 KJCCC Academic Team standings.

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Former Seward County Community College baseball player Scott Houin has signed a professional baseball contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. Houin, who played for the Saints in 2004-2005, played 46 games this summer with the Aiken Foxhounds of the South Coast Independence league, where he batted a league-leading .359 with eight home runs, 40 RBI, 20 stolen bases and was named the South Coast League Player of the Month (July). Houin played his final collegiate season this past spring at Mount Olive College, where he was named a NCAA D-II Honorable Mention All-American batting .322 with 11 home runs and 70 RBI.

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Local and area businesses are invited to participate in an Activities Fair for new students during welcome day activities Aug. 20 at Seward County Community College.
Businesses or organizations may set up booths from 5-7, Monday, Aug. 20 at the center of campus to showcase their business or organization and explain what they can do for the new students who will attend SCCC in the fall.
To sign up, call 620-417-1064.
Seward County Community College has developed a new Healthy Eating class this fall that will be offered at 6 p.m., Wednesdays in SA120 beginning Aug. 22.
This one-hour class will focus on eating habits and how to make changes to these habits if they are poor. The class will include outside activities, such as choosing healthy restaurants and making healthy decisions at the grocery store. Students will learn healthy ways to cook. Although this is not a weight-loss class, eating healthier may help you lose weight.
For information, call 620-417-1141 or email Alli Lyon at alli.lyon@sccc.edu.
Classes for the fall 2007 semester at Seward County Community College are rapidly approaching. Evening classes will begin Monday, Aug. 20. Day classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Students can enroll by going online to www.sccc.edu or by coming by 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal. SCCC’s application for admission is now available online.
Students can also take online classes through EduKan. Go online to www.sccc.edu.
Dr. Duane Dunn, Seward County Community College president, receives the mission ribbon from Kansas Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson at the 35th annual Kansas Cavalry Encampment recently. The Kansas Cavalry recently recognized individuals who assist new and existing businesses in their opportunities to grow. The Cavalry is designed to foster and safeguard the development of the Kansas economy by lending professional assistance to new, developing, and expanding businesses. Dunn has been a member of the Cavalry since 2004 and was recognized for his participation in economic development activities through various Cavalry activities.
The Seward County Community College athletic department has announced Delvin Kinser as the new public address announcer for all SCCC volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball home games at the Green House. Kinser has 16 years of announcing experience in various radio, television and public relations positions. Kinser is currently the News Director at Great Plains Christian Radio in Meade, Kan. He also serves as a Praise and Worship Pastor for the Latter House Worship Center in Liberal.

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The Seward County Community College Colvin Adult Learning Center, 10th and Kansas, will host a open house and Chamber After Hours Thursday, Aug. 16.
The open house will begin at 10 a.m. and the public is invited to check out the various programs at the center including English as a Second Language, citizenship classes, the Kansas State High School Equivalency diploma classes and testing and other adult basic education classes.
The Liberal Chamber of Commerce After Hours will begin at 5 p.m.
NEWS RELEASE
Seward County Community College
PO Box 1137 Liberal, KS 67905-1137 620-417-1125
DATE: August 9, 2007
For more information, contact Andy Yoxall, andrea.yoxall@sccc.edu

Seward County Community College is partnering with Education to Go® to offer noncredit, six-week online courses that will introduce students to a variety of courses covering the internet, web-page design, basic computer, graphic design, networking, database management, certification or test preparation, digital photography, languages, writing and publishing entertainment, starting a business, healthcare, personal finance, child care and parenting, math and philosophy, law, healthcare and more.
All courses require internet access, email and Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer and some may require additional software or have other requirements that are NOT listed in this publication.
To find out more about what courses are offered, visit the online instruction center at http://www.ed2go.com/sewardccc/.
If you are interested in a class, click the Orientation link and follow the instructions to enroll and pay for the course. During orientation, students will learn important information about the course. You will also be provided an opportunity to choose the name and password you will use to access your course. You cannot access your course until you complete orientation.
For more information about these courses, contact SCCC Business & Industry at 620-417-1170.
The 2007 Measurement and Pipeline Institute is scheduled for Sept. 11-12 at the Seward County Event Center in Liberal, Kansas.
For 55 years, the combined institute for measurement and pipeline has proven ideal for field operators, technicians, maintenance crews, production supervisors and superintendents. The institute features a variety of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, hands-on sessions and industry exhibits to inform participants about the maintenance and operation of measurement and pipeline equipment. Over 50 exhibitors will display products that are on the cutting edge of technology for the gas industry.
Under the guidance of the Petroleum Industry Education Committee and with management support provided by Seward County Community College, Liberal, Kansas, the Measurement & Pipeline Institute has steadily grown in size and stature, and has gained a national reputation for excellence.
This year’s sessions will include Excavation Certification, Inline Pipe Inspection, Tube Bending, Totalflow Workshop, Fisher ROC Workshop, KCC overview, Internal Corrosion, Maintenance Pigging and Pipeline Cleaning, Rectifier Maintenance, Bristol Electronic Flow Measurement, Basics of Effective Data Communications, DP Flow Transmitters, Valve Maintenance, Chart Recorders, Microsoft Office Workshop, GPS Pipeline Locating, H2S Awareness and Control Valves Positioners and Activators.
Members of the MPI Committee are Mark Weeks, Colorado Interstate Gas, Richfield, chair; Tom White, Experitec, Inc., Liberal, first vice chair; Melissa Parker, Wireless Data Communications, Liberal, second vice president; Richard Barnes, City of Hugoton, Hugoton; Delbert Boese, Kansas Gas Service, Pratt; Charles Cambern, Schlumberger Oil Field Service, Liberal; Ed Jacques, Remote Automation Solutions, a division of Emerson Process Management, Liberal; Joy Lewis, West Texas-Hugoton, Hugoton; Ken Croy, Swagelok, Liberal; Dean Lies, Rosemount/Control Devices, Wichita; Bob Murray, Lucas Controls, Tulsa, Okla.; Mike Riedel, Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co., Liberal; and Matthew Ward, ABB Totalflow, Liberal.
The cost is $75 on or before Aug. 31 and $85 after Aug. 31.
To learn more or sign up for the institute, call 620-417-1170 or reenie.jackson@sccc.edu.
The Seward County Community College athletic department is currently selling reserved basketball seats for the 2007-2008 Saints and Lady Saints season. The SCCC basketball season consists of 15 regular season home dates with a total of 29 men’s and women’s games. The middle lower level is a reserved section, and the first six seats on the inside of the east and west lower level sections are also reserved. Reserved seats cost $150 each, with a Saints Booster Club membership.

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The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees adopted the 2007-08 budget Monday, following the open budget hearing.
Last month the board approved for publication the fiscal 2008 budget with 26.134 mills, slightly less than the fiscal 2007 budget of 26.183 mills.
The board also approved the 2007-08 capital equipment request list, including such items as vehicles, computer equipment and other technology, computer software, furnishings and building improvements. Any items that exceed $10,000 will be subject to competitive bids as required by Board policy.
Associate dean Dale Reed informed the Board that one hundred forty students attended this year’s Kids College that included 32 classes with 12 instructors.
Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC president, told the board that the SCCC Baseball Team was recognized by the Jayhawk conference as the top team in the conference based on both academics and their success during the season.
In addition, the Lady Saints Volleyball Team was a recipient of the 2006-07 Game Plan™/American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. This award matches a teams’ dedication to the sport of volleyball as well as excellence in the classroom.
Dunn also reported on House Bill 2237, which addresses tax credits and state bonds available to Kansas Community College. Dunn and dean of administrative services, Tommy Williams recently attended an informational session of the Kansas Department of Revenue regarding the implementation of the statute. Final regulations and procedures will not be available until 2008.
Funds for the bonds will not be available until July 1, 2008 and cannot exceed $15 million per institution. Each community college must submit an application to receive funds and those funds must be repaid within eight years of receipt. The funds are provided as an interest free loan to each recipient college, and must be used for facility repair, rehabilitation, or reconstruction. The state maximum is $100 million and cannot exceed $20 million per year. Technical schools are excluded from the bill. However, with a potential merger of the college with the Southwest Kansas Technical School, the administration will see if any future improvements at the technical school can be covered by these funds.
Tax credits are applicable for contributions made after July 1, 2008 through 2012. Each college must deposit the contribution in a capital outlay fund established by the college. The maximum credits per community college cannot exceed $78,125 in a tax year 2008; $156,250 in 2009; $208,233.33 in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Funds generated through the tax credits must also be used for facility repair, rehabilitation, and/or reconstruction.
In final action, the board hired Mike Myers as biology instructor and heard a report that the college received a Blue Cross and Blue Shield refund for usage during the 2006-07 school year.
The opening school picnic is at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 18. Fall 2007 evening classes begin Aug. 20 and day classes Aug. 21. The September board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4 since the campus will be closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3.
The December board meeting has been changed to Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007 due to a conflict with the KACCT/COP meeting at Labette Community College in Parsons, Kansas.
The Seward County Community College volleyball program is hosting the SCCC Lady Saints Volleyball Team and Individual Camp this week at the Green House. Lady Saints’ head coach Bert Luallen and assistant coach Alana Rowland are working with 6th-12th grade volleyball players from area schools in one-on-one workouts and team competitions. There are 15 individuals taking part in the morning session from 8 a.m. to noon, and approximately 40-50 players attending the team camp from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The individual and team camps started on Monday and will finish on Thursday.
Seward County Community College women’s basketball head coach Toby Wynn has announced the signing of Karolina Zajac, a 5-foot-10-inch point guard from Krakow, Poland. Zajac is the final signee that will join the 2007-2008 Lady Saints basketball recruiting class. Wynn and assistant coach Kim Ortega-Davis have signed a total of nine incoming student-athletes for the upcoming season. The Lady Saints return five sophomores from last season’s team that won the Jayhawk West Conference, NJCAA Region 6 Tournament and placed third at the NJCAA National Tournament with a 36-2 overall record.

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Board of Trustees' Meeting
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
Monday, August 6, 2007
12:00, noon

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