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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is inviting the public to a come and go brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, in the SCCC/ATS Student Union, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal. The cost is $6 per person and includes student entertainment.

Tickets are now on sale at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School for the Winter Concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9 in the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theater.
Tickets are $2 and may be purchased in advance in the Humanities office of the Shank Humanities Building.
For information, call 620-417-1451. Proceeds will benefit students through the SCCC/ATS Foundation.
Jo Ann Sharp recently posed with the street sign that she purchased at the SCCC/ATS Foundation annual auction.  Sharp bought the naming rights to the circle drive on the main campus of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School for one year.   This is the first year that the right to name the campus drive was sold at the auction which raised just over $38, 000 for student scholarships.  Sharp, who joined the board in 1987, recently resigned from the SCCC/ATS Board of Trustees.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer a Concealed carry class through Business & Industry from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4.
The cost is $100 per class and is the mandatory training that is required to carry a concealed handgun. Enroll in advance by calling 620-417-1170 or lori.clay@sccc.edu.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer a Concealed Carry class through Business & Industry from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Saturday, Dec. 4 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 lori.clay@sccc.edu.

Members of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School, will hold a scavenger hunt in Liberal, Sunday, Nov. 21 to collect items for food baskets.
Items, such as canned vegetables, potatoes, stuffing mixes, rolls, dessert, mixes and more will be collected for Thanksgiving food baskets.
The baskets will be donated to Liberal residents.
If you would like a group of students to stop by and pick up items or if you know of a family who would benefit from the basket, contact Debbie Stafford at 620-417-1106 or debbie.stafford@sccc.edu.

Seward County Community college/ Area Technical School is adding three new programs to its curriculum, including Corrosion Technology, Process Technology and Radiology Technology.
The United States Department of Education has approved the college for a Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program Grant. To be eligible for this grant, 25 percent of the undergraduate full-time equivalent population must be Hispanic.
Project Manager Steve Wiens will direct the five-year grant, which totals $3,235,913. The grant provides funding for an addition and renovation to the area technical school buildings at 2215 N. Kansas to house laboratories, classrooms and offices.
The Corrosion Technology program, which will include a one-year certificate and a two-year associate in applied science degree, will begin during the fall 2011 semester. In addition to an on-campus classroom and lab, the program will include a field lab that will have over 2,000 feet of pipeline to be used for training. New government regulations have focused on increased corrosion control, which is steadily increasing the demand for trained corrosion technicians. In the 4,912 square miles comprising the seven SCCC/ATS Kansas counties, more than 9,000 miles of pipeline must be checked regularly for corrosion, the leading cause of pipeline explosions.
Only one other Corrosion Technology program exists in the country.
The Process Technology program, which will include a one-year certificate and a two-year associate in applied science degree, will begin in fall 2012.
Process Technology involves every aspect of chemical processing, including extracting and refining resources, such as oil and natural gas; refining chemicals; and carefully monitoring the process that makes it happen. Process technology helps power plants maximize output and minimize emissions and lets waste- and water-treatment plants monitor industrial waste, environmental impact and human health and safety. Nationally, only a few colleges offer programs that meet the criteria for training as process technicians in ethanol, bio-diesel, food processing, and related industries.
The Radiologic Technology program, which will include a two-year associate in applied science degree, will begin in fall 2013.
Radiologic Technology trains students to take x-rays, perform CAT scans or administer non-radioactive materials into a patient’s blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Radiologic technicians also specialize in computed tomography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance.
Each of these three programs will include alternate delivery of classes, including podcasts, online or hybrid classes, interactive or streaming video or web-based interactive delivery.
The grant provides an economic boost to the community as well as nearly $1.5 million in personnel salaries and nearly $1million in construction during the five years of grant activities. The injection of federal dollars will provide significant benefits to our community.
“This is an exciting opportunity for our college and our regional industry partners,” said Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president. “The benefits of using grant funds to establish high technology and high wage career programs are evident and will provide benefits to our community for years after the grant concludes.”
For information about any of these programs, contact Wiens at 620-417-1653.

The Kylix Art Club at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is sponsoring its Children’s Art Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13 in the art room of the Shank Humanities Building for children in grades 1-6.
The cost is $15 and includes all supplies and drinks. Children are asked to bring a sack lunch.
Club members will use the proceeds to fund visits to art museums and galleries.
Register your child by Friday, Nov. 12 by contacting Art Instructor Susan Copas at 620-417-1453 or susan.copas@sccc.edu. The fee is due on Saturday when children arrive. Space is limited.

Famed buffalo hunter Billy Dixon made a visit to the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library recently for its “Lunch in the Library” series. Living historian Marc Ferguson reenacted how Billy Dixon gained fame as a hunter and scout and was best remembered for the 1874 Battle of Adobe Walls. As part of a small trading community in the Texas panhandle, Dixon was one of 29 people who held off an attack of 700 Plains Indian warriors.

Be a part of the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, as Seward County Community College/Area Technical School and Liberal High School combine efforts to present West Side Story.
Auditions are set for 6 pm., Monday, Nov. 15 at Liberal High School Music room and 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16 at SCCC/ATS Theater.
Anyone who would like to help with the show, should meet at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10 or 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11 in the LHS Music Room
Set in New York City in the mid-1950s, the musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
The Performance will be at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17-19 and 2 p.m., Feb. 20 in James Maskus Auditorium at LHS.
For information, contact Alison Bridget Chambers, 620-417-1460, or alisonbridget.chambers@sccc.edu.

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Scientists has recognized Dr. Suzanne Campbell, coordinator of the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Medical Laboratory Technician program, for her outstanding service and dedication at the regional level, a recognition she has received since 2007.
First awarded in 1977, Omicron Sigma is the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Scientists (ASCLS) President's Honor Roll for outstanding service. It provides lasting recognition of those dedicated members who volunteer their personal resources, time, and energy to the ASCLS. Campbell was previously recognized at the state level in 2005 and 2006.
Currently, Campbell is the past president of the Kansas Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (KSCLS) and the Region VI Leadership Development Committee representative. She has previously served as the KSCLS southwest Kansas district representative, board member, president-elect, and president. Region VI is comprised of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa.
Campbell also was elected as the program approval review committee (PARC) chair for the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science. She has served on the committee since 2004. The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) is the premier international agency for accreditation and approval of educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health professions through the involvement of expert volunteers and its dedication to public service.
She also was elected as the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Scientists Region VI representative on the nominations committee.
Campbell earned a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Nebraska in educational administration with an emphasis on higher education leadership, a master’s degree from Fort Hays State University in educational administration, and bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University in medical technology.

Seward County Community college/ Area Technical School is looking for individuals who would be interested in filling the unexpired term of Jo Ann Sharp, SCCC/ATS Board of Trustee member.
Interested individuals should submit a letter of inquiry to Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president. The new trustee will be appointed prior to Dec 3 and begin serving as trustee at the Dec. 7 board of trustee meeting.
The term expires June 30, 2011.

In 1970, Mildred Ormiston gave a painting to the family of Greg Laker, who played basketball for Seward County Community College/Area Technical School from 1969-71 and was a member of the first graduating class in 1971. That painting, entitled “Spring, ” has returned to the college to be displayed. Laker recently donated the painting to the college. Above, Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president; Dale Reed, associate dean of educational services; Mildred Ormiston; and Debbie Ormiston Bavousett, show off the painting. Mildred’s husband Francis Ormiston was one of the original Board of Trustee members at the college.  Reed also played basketball for SCCC/ATS and was a member of the first graduating class.

The public is invited to view the exhibit “Cowboys, Combines, and Small Towns” of Frontier Photographer F.M. Steele at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library.
In 1890, F.M. Steele outfitted a buggy with photographic equipment and headed out from Dodge City to photograph cowboys. But soon after, the scope of his subject matter expanded to cover the changing landscape of the Great Plains.
“Cowboys, Combines, and Small Towns” documents cowboys, agriculture, construction, town life, and buildings, along with portraits of people through Steele’s photography.
In addition to field photography, Steele had more than a dozen studios in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska.
“Cowboys, Combines, and Small Towns of Frontier Photographer F.M. Steele” was produced by the Kansas Humanities Council, Emporia State University, and the Kansas Historical Society and is part of the Kansas Interpretive Traveling Exhibits Service.
The exhibit is open to the public throughout November.
For information, contact the SCCC/ATS Library at 620- 417-1160.