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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.
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.
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 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.
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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.