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Telenet 2 brings university courses out of Kansas State University to Seward County Community College, Liberal, via video conferencing. Local Telenet 2 assistants run the equipment and assist the students.
The following courses will be offered during the spring 2008 semester.
Public Budgeting, POLSC 737, 3 credit hours, Jan. 23-May 14, W, 7:05-9:55 p.m.; tummala@k-state.edu
Terrorism & Transnational Security Issues, POLSC 814, 3, Jan. 23 - March 5, M &W, 3:30-6:20 p.m. or March 10 - May 7, M&W, 3:30-6:20 p.m.; cjstap@k-state.edu.
International Politics, POLSC 811, 3, Jan 17 - May 16, 7:05-9:55 p.m.; jjp@k-state.edu.
For more information on these three Political Science courses go to http://www.dce.ksu.edu/courses or call 1-800-622-2578.
Marketing, MKTG-S 400, 3, Jan. 17-May 15, U, 5:30-8:20 p.m.; fguzek@k-state.edu
Management Concepts, MANGT-S 420, 3, Jan. 22-May 13, T, 5:30-8:20 p.m.; fguzek@k-state.edu
Professional Selling and Sales Management, MKTG-S 542, 3, Jan. 23-May 14, W, 5:30-8:20 p.m.; fguzek@k-state.edu
For more information, contact the Kansas Regents Network, Manhattan, 785/532-5995, Faxó785-532-5552, t2net@ksu.edu; or http://www.telenet2.ksu.edu/telenet2/spring.html.
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During finals week at Seward County Community College, Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC president; Celeste Donovan, dean of student services and other deans, served a moonlight breakfast to students.
Seward County Community College is offering a Healthy Eating class from 6-6:50 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 15 or 12:30-1:20 p.m., Thursday, beginning Jan. 17 .
The class will focus on eating habits and how to make changes to these habits if they are poor and 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 alli.lyon@sccc.edu or come by SCCC, 1801 N. Kansas, beginning Jan. 2.
The Seward County Community College Art Department recently gave out the Peopleís Choice awards to its SCCC students. The photograph by Cayla Thomlinson of Rolla and the painting by Ilse Cambron of Liberal tied for first in the two-dimensional category. Adam Semisch of Plains won for his glass sculpture in the 3-D category.
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The Seward County Community College Agriculture Department raised about $10,500 in team sponsorships, donations and services during the 10th Annual Celebrity Judging Contest recently, an event that raises money for scholarships.
Top Team in the agricultural affiliate division went to Great Western Dining with team members Jerry Odle, Felicia Holmes, Sarah Morey, all of Liberal and celebrity Ernie Heitschmidt of Guymon, Okla.
Plains State Bank/Syracuse Feedyard was second, with King Hay and Livestock/Hog Slat, third, Light Ranch/Doug & Teresa Wehmeier. fourth and Sharp McQueen PA/Texhoma Livestock, fifth.
Odle also claimed high individual in the ag affiliate division, followed by teammate Holmes, second; John McKee, Liberal, third; Missy Imler, Satanta, fourth; and Kyler Moon, Liberal, fifth.
Top team in the agricultural division went to First National Bank with team members Barry Angell, Hugoton, Tina Call, Liberal, Gary Gold, Hugoton, and celebrity Frank Swan, Johnson. Other teams who placed in this division were Wade Nairn/Harrison Krey Farms/Swan Club Lambs, second; Rolling T Livestock/Stephens Farms/Williams Cattle Company, third; Farm Credit of Southwest Kansas, fourth; and Cornerstone Sales, fifth.
Barry Angell was high individual in the agricultural division followed by Vernon Baehler, Moscow, second; Gary Armstrong, Ulysses, third; Brandi Roberts, Hugoton, fourth; and Gary Gold, Hugoton, fifth.
Melissa King, Taloga, Okla., and Danny Bray, Liberal, tied for first overall with perfect scores; Sandi Cortez, Thibodaux, LA, was third; Alan Imler, Satanta, fourth; and Zach McCracken, Syracuse, fifth.
One rivalry that has become a tradition with this contest is the Darin and Tommy challenge trophy. This award is given to the worst score in the sheep class between Darin Workman and Tommy Williams, both SCCC employees. This year the winner of the award was Tommy Williams.
The SCCC Agriculture Department would also like to thank the other team sponsors, including Mortgages Unlimited, Meade County Title Co., Byron Bird & Associates, National Beef, High Plains Pizza, Sunset Disposal, Eisenhauer Harvesting, KSLS, Western Plains Genetics and KSCB.
Event sponsors were Harrison Krey Farms, Hugoton; Swan Club Lambs, Johnson; Brown Real Estate, Beaver, Okla.; Stephens Farms, Amarillo, Texas; Rolla Corner Stop; and Southern Office Supply, Crazy House, Salty Dog, Kings BBQ, Applebees, Vargas Restaurant and Mike Hanson, all of Liberal.
Seaboard Farms and Great Western Dining provided the noon meal, with David Watkins cooking the pork loin and Great Western providing the rest of the meal.
The Saints head into Jayhawk West Conference play after winning eight of their last nine games. Seward had the top record in the Region VI entering the final non-conference game of the season, and dropped to 12-2 with a 10 point loss against Lamar C.C. (65-55). Over the last 10 years the Saints have been one of the top programs in the Jayhawk West, winning two titles and finishing runner-up five times during that span. In the past two seasons the Saints havenít been as fortunate posting a 14-18 conference mark with two straight No. 7 western division seedings going into post-season play.

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Seward County will play its final two non-conference games in San Diego, Calif., at the San Diego Classic, Dec. 28-29. The Lady Saints will take on University of Wisconsin-Waukesha at 6 p.m. on Dec. 28, and will then face the winner/loser of Cuyamaca/San Diego City College the following day. SCCC has lost three of its last four games and following a loss to Labette, they finish the non-conference 0-4 against Jayhawk East opponents. Seward County enters the Jayhawk West Conference season having won six of the last eight conference titles (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007).

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The Seward County Community College menís basketball team had its eight game winning streak snapped with a 65-55 loss to Lamar Community College, on Saturday night in the Pizza Hut Classic at the Green House in Liberal. Lamarís bench out-scored the Saints 31-4, and the Runniní Lopes shot 9-for-18 from three-point territory to claim the non-conference victory in SCCCís final game before the start of conference play. The Saints were held to their lowest point total of the season while finishing the non-conference portion of their schedule with a 12-2 overall mark. Lamar improves to 10-2 on the season.

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A day following a victory over No. 22 Northeastern Colorado, the Seward County Community College womenís basketball team dropped its final home non-conference game of the season against Labette Community College, 70-60, on Saturday night in the Pizza Hut Classic at the Green House in Liberal. Labette sophomore Dana Olsen had a standout performance leading all players with 30 points and 11 rebounds. The Lady Cardinals out-scored Seward 41-29 in the second half, as the Lady Saints drop their fourth game to a Jayhawk East opponent this season. Seward County falls to 7-5 overall and the Lady Cardinals improve to a Eastern Division best 10-2 overall.

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The Seward County Community College menís basketball team kept rolling Friday night in their opening game at the Pizza Hut Classic, with a 88-61 blowout victory over Brown Mackie College at the Green House in Liberal. The Saints never trailed and led by a double figure margin during the final 34 minutes of the game, while marking their eighth straight non-conference victory under first year head coach Bryan Zollinger. With just one non-conference game remaining in the 2007 portion of the season, Zollinger has guided the Saints to the best overall record in the 19 school Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference with a 12-1 overall record (.923). Seward County drops the Lions to 6-7 overall this season.

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For the second time in 14 days, the Seward County Community College womenís basketball team handed No. 22 Northeastern Colorado Junior College a loss. In the opening night of the Pizza Hut Classic, Seward County defeated NJC 72-59 at the Green House in Liberal. Earlier this season on Nov. 23, the Lady Saints handed NJC their first loss of the season. Fridayís result was the same, and the Northeastern Colorado Lady Plainsmen still have only one opponent on their schedule that they havenít beaten- Seward County. The Lady Saints led in over 38 minutes of the game and were led by sophomore Tegan Cunninghamís 19 points and freshman point guard Stephani Rhotenís 18 points and nine assists. Seward snaps a two-game losing streak with the victory and improve to 7-4 overall this season. NJC falls to 11-2 overall.

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The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees discussed a variety of items at its regular board meeting Tuesday, December 4, including the close of the 2007 semester and the beginning of the 2008 spring semester. Prior to the regular meeting, the Board members met with several students to discuss the operations of SCCC and hear about the studentsí satisfaction and recommendations for improvement of the college. The dinner meeting is an annual event.
As the college closes the fall 2007 semester, enrollment is under way for the spring 2008 semester that begins Monday, Jan. 14. Students can enroll by coming to campus or online.
Enrollment for the spring semester looks very promising compared to a year ago, said Celeste Donovan, dean of student services.
The board briefly discussed the merger between the college and Southwest Kansas Technical School that is currently on hold. As a whole, the college board believes that a merger is still in the best interest of the taxpayers, the community, and the present and future students of the technical school. Although members of the USD 480 board have indicated their interest in considering SWKTS becoming an independent technical college, the SCCC Board of Trustees indicated a desire to keep the communication open with USD 480 regarding the merger. The board would like to continue discussions about the merger, preferably through a joint board meeting.
Cynthia Rapp, dean of instruction, announced that four graduates of SCCC, will graduate in December from Kansas State University with an elementary education degree. These students were part of a cooperative program with K-State where students were provided scholarship assistance and, in return, agreed to return to Southwest Kansas for at least two years to teach.
Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC president, presented the recommendations from the special Funding Distribution Committee of the 19 Kansas Community Colleges. The committee is recommending a formula for state aid distribution based on credit hour production with a consistent rate at all of the colleges. The board will review the information and provide input to the Kansas Association of Community Colleges at the quarterly meeting in February.
In other action, the board
1. approved continuation of the policy on early retirement benefits;
2. authorized the administration to submit an application to the Kansas Finance /Kansas Board of Regents in an amount of $1,3000,000 for college facility improvements. If approved, SCCC will receive funds through a state loan plan with a repayment distributed over eight years;
3. accepted a price quote to replace 301 fixed theater seats in an amount not to exceed $43,929.25 from Kansas Contract Design of Wichita, dependent upon private contribution of funds through the SCCC Development Foundation;
4. approved the purchase of two microscopes from Boyce Scientific, Inc., in the amount of $10,996.80 for the Medical Laboratory Technician program. Federal grant funds will be used for this purchase;
5. approved the purchase of 89 desktop minitower computers from Cybertron International of Wichita, Kan., in the amount of $92,002 and the purchase of 25 notebook computers from Dell Computer of Round Rock, Texas, in the amount of $31,347; and
6. approved the purchase of a 2007 Chevy Uplander in the amount of $15,700 and two 15-passenger vans in the amount of $39,000 from Stu Emmert Automotive of Liberal; the board also directed the administration to sell van 23.
The public is invited to the student art show and sale concluding Friday, Dec. 7 and to a come and go holiday brunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 in the Student Union. Cost for the brunch is $6 per person. The college will close for the winter holiday break at 12 noon, Friday, Dec. 21.
The next board meeting is Monday, Jan. 7.
The Seward County Community College menís basketball team will host the Pizza Hut Classic, Dec. 7-8, at the Green House in Liberal. The Saints are coming off two victories last weekend at the Jayhawk Shootout which improves their overall record to 11-1 this season. SCCC currently owns the best overall mark in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference. Seward County has held opponents to a Jayhawk West low 58.7 points per game. With just two games remaining until Jayhawk West play, first year head coach Bryan Zollinger will prepare the Saints for two match-ups this weekend starting on Friday night against Brown Mackie College (6-6) and then on Saturday against Lamar Community College (9-2). Tip-off for both contests is scheduled for 8 p.m.

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The Seward County Community College womenís basketball team will host the Pizza Hut Classic Dec. 7-8, at the Green House in Liberal. This season the Lady Saints (6-4) have taken on an unparalleled schedule that has included six nationally ranked opponents. Following back-to-back losses at the Jayhawk Shootout last weekend, the Lady Saints will look to bounce back against No. 22 Northeastern Colorado Junior College on Friday night at 6 p.m. The two powerhouse programs have already faced off this season when SCCC defeated the then-No. 9 ranked Lady Plainsmen, 63-55, at the Garden City Classic. On Saturday night, the Lady Saints will host Labette Community College (8-2) at 6 p.m. Labette enters the Green House on a five-game winning streak.

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This Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Seward County Community College menís and womenís basketball games will be Josh Wilcox Night at the Green House. Wilcox, a 5-foot-11-inch sophomore guard from Holcomb, Kan., will be the featured sophomore player on 100 posters that will be given away FREE to the first 100 fans through the east and west gates starting at 5:15 p.m. The Saints will be facing Lamar Community College Saturday night at 8 p.m.

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This Friday, Dec. 7, at the Seward County Community College womenís and menís basketball games will be Haley Rogers Night at the Green House. Rogers, a 6-foot-1-inch sophomore post from Eugene, Ore., will be the featured sophomore player on 100 posters that will be given away FREE to the first 100 fans through the east and west gates starting at 5:15 p.m. The Lady Saints will be facing No. 17 Northeastern Colorado J.C. Friday night at 6 p.m.

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The Seward County Community College menís basketball team shutdown Kansas City Kansas Community College in the second half while winning their seventh straight game on Saturday morning, 65-42, in Nellis Hall on the final day of the Jayhawk Shootout in Coffeyville, Kan. The Saints, who have held three teams to fewer than 43 points, outscored KCK 34-15 in the second half while cruising to their 11th victory this season. The Saints led the final 31 minutes of the game and were led by their frontcourt which scored 34 points. Seward County improves to 11-1 overall this season, and KCK drops its second straight game and is now 7-3 overall.

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The Seward County Community College womenís basketball team dropped its second straight game at the Jayhawk Shootout with a 54-53 loss on Saturday afternoon against Independence Community College in Coffeyville at Nellis Hall. The Lady Pirates earned the victory shooting 54 percent in the second half and were able to edge SCCC by a point after the teams were tied (23-23) at halftime. Lady Saintsí sophomore Tegan Cunningham averaged 29 points in the two-day Jayhawk Shootout, and scored 25 points on Saturday afternoon. Seward County drops to 6-4 overall and the Lady Pirates improve 7-4 this season.

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The No. 3 (D-II) nationally-ranked Johnson County Community College womenís basketball team defeated No. 12 Seward County Community College, 79-67 on Friday evening, giving SCCC its first loss at the Jayhawk Shootout in over nine years. Seward County entered this seasonís shootout with an 18-0 record dating back to 1998, but was dominated on Friday evening by the Lady Cavaliers in the opening day of the shootout at Nellis Hall in Coffeyville, Kan. In a game Seward County never led, sophomore All-American Tegan Cunningham tried to single-handedly keep the Lady Saints in the game recording a season-high 33 points and 13 rebounds in 37 minutes of action. Seward County falls to 6-3 overall this season and Johnson County improves to 6-2 overall.

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