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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 at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.
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, manager. “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 an email blast beginning October 12, 2009. A computer will also be available in the bookstore for students to take the survey. One student at each participating campus will win $100 and one student from all entries will take home $1000. The Saints Bookstore is also drawing for prizes, including a DVD player and Logitech I-Pod portable speakers.

About the Saints Bookstore
The Saints Bookstore is a full service retail bookstore serving the students, faculty and staff of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. Located at 1801 N Kansas Ave the bookstore is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 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 Diesel Technology program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will host a chili supper fundraiser from 4:30-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, in the Liberal High School cafeteria prior to LHS Homecoming.
Tickets will be available in advance by calling 620-417-1685 or at the door for $6 adults and $3 children, 8 and under.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer a Conceal and Carry class through Business & Industry from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17 in SU214 E/W, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
The cost is $100 per class and is the mandatory training that is required to carry a concealed handgun. Students must bring their driver’s license to class. Lunch is not included.
Enroll in advance only by calling 620-417-1170 or reenie.jackson@sccc.edu.

The Drama Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, has added a fourth production of the Wizard of Oz at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Tickets are now on sale for the 7:30 p.m. performances that will run Oct. 6-9 in the Showcase Theater. The Wednesday night performance is sold out.
Reserved seats are $5 for side sections and $7 for center sections.
For tickets, call 620-417-1451 or email terri.barnes@sccc.edu or come by the Humanities Division at 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.

 Al Shank Insurance recently contributed $5, 000 to the SCCC Development Foundation unrestricted scholarship fund for students attending Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.   Al Shank, Jr. presented the check to Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS President.  Al’s father served on the original board of trustees when the college first opened 40 years ago.  Al and Donna Shank have continued the Shank family’s support of SCCC/ATS and higher education in Kansas with Donna, an SCCC/ATS graduate, serving on the Kansas Board of Regents and Al serving on the SCCC Development Foundation board.  Pictured are Lynette Lee, Rhonda Imel, Kae Kruger, Al Shank, Denise Boyd, Donna Shank, Sandi Edgerly, Dr. Duane Dunn, Tammy Doll, and Twyla Gearheart.  For information about supporting SCCC/ATS through contributions to the SCCC Development Foundation, contact Tammy Doll, director of development, at 620-417-1131.

Eight students at Seward County Community College/Area School have been selected  as district officers of SkillsUSA. They are Jonathan Yowell, machine tool, president, Hugoton; Matthew Olson, machine tool, vice president, Liberal; Kayla Navarro, medical assistant, secretary, Liberal; Alisha Starkey, medical assistant, treasurer, Liberal; Jasmine Mitchell, medical assistant, reporter, Liberal; Cory Bransgrove, diesel, parliamentarian, Beaver, Okla.; Brandon Bruner, diesel, historian, Hooker, Okla.; and Beronica LuJan, cosmetology, student advisor, Texhoma, Okla.

The Nursing Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, is hosting a Nursing Continuing Education Conference on Cardiovascular Care: Anyone, Anywhere, Oct. 7-8 in the Student Activities Center, SW 229.
The conference Karen Mazzola, RN, BSN and nurse educator, will discuss the cardiovascular system, time critical diagnosis, pharmacologic therapy, sings and symptoms and interventional therapy.
Registration is at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7 and the conference ends at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. The cost is $$95 before Oct. 1 and $105 after.
For information or to enroll, call 1-800-373-9951 or 620-417-1401.
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Petroleum Industry Education, Inc. recently donated $1,000 to the SCCC Development Foundation to fund two $500 scholarships for students attending Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. PIE is a non-profit organization that provides educational support and opportunities associated with the natural gas and petroleum industries. Pictured are Dawn Neese, Tom Kitts, Scott Jackson, Mark Weeks, Dave Miller, Mike Riedel, Ken Croy, Tom White, Charles Camber, and Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS President. For information about providing scholarship support for SCCC/ATS student, contact Tammy Doll at 620-417-1131.
Members of the Wizard of Oz Cast at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School are, from left, Logan Michael Green of Meade, Hunk/Scarecrow; Tiffany Prater of Liberal, Aunt Em; Bud Smithson of Liberal, Zeke/Cowardly Lion, and Isaas Fuentes of Sublette, Hickory/Tin Man.

The Drama Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, has named the cast for the 2009 Musical production of The Wizard of Oz.
New drama instructor, Alison Bridget Chambers, will direct the musical.
Tickets are now on sale for the 7:30 p.m. performances that will run Oct. 7-9 in the Showcase Theater. Reserved seats are $5 for side sections and $7 for center sections.
For tickets, call 620-417-1451 or email terri.barnes@sccc.edu or come by the Humanities Division at 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.

The Art Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, has added some late-start classes to its schedule.
Silversmithing with an emphasis on enameling will be offered for 1 credit hour, Sept. 28-Oct. 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m., MW in H121.
Silversmithing with an emphasis on casting will be offered for 1 credit hour Nov. 2-Dec. 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m., MW, in H121.
For information, contact Dustin Farmer, 620-417-1452 or dustin.farmer@sccc.edu

The Drama Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, has named the cast for the 2009 Musical production of “The Wizard of Oz.
New drama instructor, Alison Bridget Chambers, will direct the musical.
Members of the cast are Dorothy, Tiffany Prater; Aunt Em, LaVonna Gonzales; Glinda, Heather Grant; Uncle Henry/Guard, Peter Emery, Turpin; Zeke/Cowardly Lion, Bud Smithson; Hickory/ Tin Man, Isaac Fuentes, Sublette;
Hunk/ Scarecrow, Logan Michael Green, Meade; Wicked Witch/Mrs. Gultch, Glenda Patterson, Copeland; Professor Marvel/ Wizard, Tony Claus and Niko, Keevan Lewis.
The Munchkins are Braggart, Samantha Bowen; School Teacher, Mackenzie Farmer; Mayor, Joe Denoyer; Barrister, Jessica Malin; Coroner, Aspen Jaramillo;
Members of the Lullaby League are Jordan Urban; Kelsey Oliver, Hooker; Kinsey Oliver, Hooker. The Lollipop Guild includes Carrie Shinogle, Briana King and Katie Stinson.
The crows are Jennifer Knox, Jose Angel Rodriguez and Jessica Bickerstaff and Apple Trees are Vicky Brundthart, Yahaida Zubia, and Elizabeth Denoyer.
The Ozians are Jose Angel Rodriguez, Vicky Brundthart, Yahaida Zubia, Elizabeth Denoyer, Jennifer Knox, Jessica Bickerstaff, Gary Collins, and Carrie Shinogle.
The Winkie General is Joe Denoyer with the winkies as Jose Angel Rodriguez and Gary Collins. The flying monkeys are Mackenzie Farmer and Kinsey and Kelsey Oliver of Hooker.
Tickets are now on sale for the 7:30 p.m. performances that will run Oct. 7-9 in the Showcase Theater. Reserved seats are $5 for side sections and $7 for center sections.
For tickets, call 620-417-1451 or email terri.barnes@sccc.edu or come by the Humanities Division at 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.

The 2009 Measurement and Pipeline Institute is scheduled for Sept. 15-16 at the Seward County Event Center in Liberal, Kansas.
For 57 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 25 exhibitors will display products that are on the cutting edge of technology for the measurement and pipeline industry.
Under the guidance of the Petroleum Industry Education Committee and with management support provided by Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, the Measurement & Pipeline Institute has steadily grown in size and stature, and has gained a national reputation for excellence.
The 2009 keynote address will be made by Elizabeth Komiskey, Central Regional Manager of the Community Assistance and Technical Services, an office of the Department of Transportation on the new Inspection Integration program. The new inspection program is based on the company as an entity and not on just the individual facility. Hear about the background of the program, the results of six pilot tests and the efforts to improve the process that will be applied to six pilot tests in 2009.
This year’s sessions will include Hot Tapping & Plugging, Laser Gas Quality, Regulator & Control Valve, Fundamentals of Fisher ROC, Valve Maintenance, Basic ABB Totalflow, New Innovations in Pipeline Pigging, Pipeline Inspection for Construction, Kansas One-Call, DP Flow Transmitters, Smart Wireless, Advanced Fisher ROC, Internal Corrosion, Advanced ABB Totalflow, Free Wave, Introduction to Pipeline Coating Inspections, Basic DC Circuits, Basics of Natural Gas Dehydration by the TEG Method, Coriolis Gas Measurement, Basic Operation & Troubleshooting of Daniels Chromatographs, Bristol Electronic Flow Measurement, Rectifiers for Dummies, Control Loop Theory Lab, KCC Update, and Corrosion Control for Non-Rocket Scientists.
The cost is $85. To learn more or sign up for the institute, call 620-417-1170, email reenie.jackson@sccc.edu or go online to www.libergasinstitute.com.

Petar Jankovic, a renowned classical guitarist and faculty member at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will perform at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21 in the SCCC/ATS showcase theater.
Since Jankovic started his performance career in 1985, he has performed numerous concerts and given master classes in the United States and Europe.
Admission is free. Freewill donations will be accepted with the funds going to the SCCC Development Foundation for scholarships.
For information, 620-417-1458 or 620-417-1451.

Sheila Moffett, a graduate the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Medical Laboratory Technology program, receives the KSCLS Outstanding Student Award from Nick Zerr, KSCLS awards committee chair while attending the KSCLS summer education seminar in Manhattan, Kansas.
Sheila Moffett, a graduate of the Medical Laboratory Technician program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, received the Kansas Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (KSCLS) Outstanding Student Award recently.
The Kansas Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (KSCLS) annually recognizes outstanding clinical laboratory science students from the Kansas clinical laboratory education programs.
“Sheila is a dedicated, knowledgeable, and responsible student academically,” said Suzanne Campbell, SCCC/ATS program coordinator for the MLT program. “Along with those qualities, Sheila also demonstrates strong laboratory skills and exceptional critical thinking skills.”
Moffett is a non-traditional student who balanced a family and full-time employment while completing the general education courses for the MLT program. She lives in Springfield, Colo., so the online format for the general education courses offered via EduKan and the online MLT courses offered her an opportunity to achieve her academic goals. She completed her clinical rotation in Colorado clinical affiliates sites. She earned her associate of applied science degree in August 2009 and is now eligible to sit for her national certification examination.
Rick Rivera  of FARO Technologies, Inc. was on the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School campus recently to demonstrate high tech measuring equipment to students in the Machine Tool Technology and Welding Technology. From left is Student Caleb Trejo, Rivera, Student Manuel Chavez and Butch Garst, Machine Tool instructor
“Kansas: Land of Literature” will be on display in the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School library now through Sept. 30. This exhibit, produced by the Kansas State Historical Society, looks at Kansas literature and authors form territorial day to the present.
From newspapers, to tall tales, to cowboy poetry and the forming of libraries across the state, this exhibit explores many aspects of literature in the state.
For more information, contact Matthew Pannkuk, director of the library, 620-417-1161.


Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is offering two safety classes in September.
ETC Safety class will be offered from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 in T151 at 2215 N. Kansas. The cost is $60 per person.
The course includes topics and discussions on confined space, fire safety, lockout/tagout, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous communication, electrical safety, fall protection, personal protective equipment, H2S, drug and alcohol awareness, and environmental awareness.
A Forklift Safety class will be offered from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, in TD115, 2215 N. Kansas. The cost is $60 per person. This course includes topics and discussion on basic orientation, best operating practices, refueling practices, and lab driving course; and complies with OSHA 29 CFR 1910-178.
The instructor for both courses is Sherry Diller, who has been a safety trainer for over 12 years.
For information or to enroll in the class, call or email the office of business & industry, 620-417- 1172 or reenie.jackson@sccc.edu.