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Student attitudes and habits relating to course materials will be the focus of a campus–wide survey conducted by the Saints Bookstore.

The survey is a part of Student Watch ™, a national research project sponsored by the NACS Foundation, a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores (NACS). Student Watch™ provides insight into college student consumer behaviors.

“We are very pleased to take part in this national research initiative,” said Jerri Lynn Lyddon, director. “On a local level, the results of the survey will help our store better meet the needs of our customers and evaluate the mix of products and services we offer.”

The survey will be conducted online through the bookstore via surveys beginning October 1, 2007. One student from Seward County Community College will win $100 for participating and one student from all entries will take home $500.

About the Saints Bookstore
The Saints Bookstore is a full service retail bookstore serving the students, faculty and staff of Seward County Community College. Located at 1801 N Kansas Avenue, the bookstore is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday with a complete supply of course materials and merchandise. For more information, call 620-417-1150. The Saints Bookstore is also available online at www.saintsbookstore.com.

About NACS
Headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the $11 billion collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents more than 3,100 collegiate retailers and approximately 1,000 associate members who supply books and other products to college stores. NACS member stores daily serve America’s college students while supporting the academic missions of higher education institutions everywhere. Additional information on NACS can be found online at www.nacs.org.
The Seward County Community College Development Foundation is planning its 13th annual party auction at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Seward County Event Center on the fairgrounds. The Silent Auction begins at 6 p.m., followed by the live auction at 8:30 p.m.
This year’s theme is Malt Shop Memories, but participants are not required to come in costume, said Tammy Doll, director of development.
The cost is $20 per person and tickets will only be available in advance until Sept. 20. Individuals must present their ticket at the door. The price of the ticket includes food, beverages, participation in the silent and live auctions and entertainment.
This year’s food will be catered by Moffet Catering of Ulysses and will include pork tenderloin, donated by Seaboard Foods and smoked brisket, sponsored by First National Bank and cheesy potatoes, green beans, salad, dinner rolls, dessert bar and chocolate fountain.
Tickets are available by credit card by calling the SCCC Development Office at 620-417-1131 or by visiting one of these participating businesses: The Community Bank; Sunflower Bank; Bank of America; Byron Bird & Associates; Scantlin’s Furniture; Al Shank Insurance; Yoxall, Antrim, Yoxall, Fitzgerald & McCaffrey; The Liberal Light; Mortgages Unlimited; New York Life; Crown Consulting; Conestoga; First National Bank of Liberal; Southwest Agri Center (Kismet); and Bank of Beaver City, Seward County Community College; or from SCCC Development Foundation board members and auction committee members.
Volunteers have been contacting local and area businesses for donations. However, if you would like to donate an item or assist with the auction, call 620-417-1131.
Seward County Community College, Liberal, Kansas, is inviting the public to a come and go brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, in the SCCC Student Union, 1801 N. Kansas. The cost is $6 per person and includes student entertainment.
The Saints Bookstore will be open during the brunch.
The Seward County Community College Drama Department will hold auditions for the fall play from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 11-13 in the Showcase Theater.
Production dates for this comedy, “The Ten Rules of Internet Dating,” will be Nov. 9-10.
For more information, contact Frank Challis, drama instructor, 620-417-1460 or frank.challis@sccc.edu.