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You are what you eat. If this is true, then what are we as Kansans? Does Kansas have an iconic dish? What style of cuisine best illustrates our state?
Roger Adams will delve into these questions and more in his presentation “Kansas Cuisine” at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library and the Liberal Memorial Library on Monday, November 7.

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Saints Bookstore Basketball Preview/Benefit Night is always one of the most exciting events in the Greenhouse all year. It symbolizes the changing of seasons and gets Seward County basketball fans ready for what is to come in the upcoming 2011-2012 hoops season.

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If preseason polls are any insight to what the upcoming basketball season will look like, fans in the Greenhouse are set to have a pretty good ride.

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Playing in their final regular season home match of their Seward County career’s, seven Lady Saints sophomores went out with a bang, notching a three game sweep over Northern Oklahoma-Enid. It wasn’t just the win that made it a big night for the Lady Saints second year players, it was the fact that each one made major contributions in the match.

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A familiar face has joined the Board of Trustees at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, replacing Dr. Steve Cauble.
A native of Liberal, John Engel was a member of the SCCC/ATS Foundation Board since 2000 before joining the college board.

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Pam Perkins, assistant to the president and board at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, was selected as the 2011 ACCT Professional Board Staff Member recently for the Association of Community College Trustees. She was previously recognized on the regional level.

The leadership and guidance of Dr. Duane Dunn and the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees is outstanding and second to none, said Pam Perkins, assistant to the SCCC/ATS president and board who was selected as the 2011 ACCT Professional Board Staff Member recently for the Association of Community College Trustees. She was previously recognized on the regional level.

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Going through a rough patch in their schedule, the Seward County Lady Saints could not get out of their rut Tuesday night in the Sports Arena in Hutchinson,

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The place to be Monday, Oct. 31 is Seward County Community College/Area Technical School when it sponsors its annual Trick or Treat Street for children from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
A variety of clubs and organizations at SCCC/ATS are sponsoring Trick or Treat Street in the Student Union and Student Living Center on the east side of campus, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
Community children are invited to participate in this safe Halloween party and enjoy a variety of activities, entertainment, snacks and a hayride.
Children can come dressed in their Halloween costumes, carrying their Halloween sacks.
Trick or Treat Street is free and open to the public.

Students in Free Enterprise at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will host a Haunted House from 6- 10 p.m., Oct. 28-29 and 5-9 p.m., Oct. 30-31 in the SCCC/ATS Ag Building on the north side of campus, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
The cost is $5 per person.


Local historian Lidia Hook-Gray will spin yarns and tell tales of Liberal’s ghostly history at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library at 12 noon, Wednesday, Oct. 26 as part of the Lunch in the Library series.

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They didn’t do it the pretty way, but the Seward County Lady Saints got it done Wednesday night in Garden City. Seward let the Lady Busters hang around in game one, winning 25-18 and had a fight on their hands in game two, trailing late before coming back to beat winless Garden just 25-22. In game three the Lady Saints locked things in and rolled to a 25-11 win to sweep the match and win their 20th of the season.

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Christy Hard of BP America holds a $14, 000 check that was donated  to the  Seward County Community College/Area Technical School  Foundation for students in the Natural Gas Compressor Technology. The money will be used for scholarships for students who will begin classes in this non-credit certificate program this December.  From left are Dustin Ormiston, SCCC/ATS Board member; Marvin Chance Jr., SCCC/ATS Board member; Ken Davis, Foley Equipment; Tammy Doll SCCC/ATS director of development; Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president; Sandra Johnson, BP; Christy Hard, BP; Dave Bullock, BP; Chuck Lamberson, Stewart & Stevenson; Ron Garber, program, SCCC/ATS Natural Gas Compressor Technology instructor; Jim Plummer, J-W Power Company; Norma Jean Dodge, SCCC/ATS director of business & industry; Sharon Hobble, SCCC/ATS Board member; Dale Reed, SCCC/ATS dean of outreach; Rick Brenneman, SCCC/ATS Board member; and John Engel, SCCC/ATS Board member. This is the second year that BP America has donated money for scholarships.

Students in the Natural Gas Compression Technology program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School  Foundation stand beside a newly painted skid  that is part of their one-year training. From left are Brody Webb, Hugoton;  Gracia Goitia and Edward Olivas, both of Liberal. The skid was donated by BP America last year. Students will complete the one-year program in December that includes an internship with area businesses. The NGCT program was developed in cooperation with regional gas production, transport and service com`panies and will insure the best possible training as determined by potential employers.

Students in the Criminal Justice program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School were a part of a milestone event recently when they listened to oral  arguments before the state Supreme Court that was held in Greensburg.  From left are Tara Murray, Christian Valenzuela, Gabby Diaz, Benito Mendoza, Jose Pando, all from Liberal, and Thomas Cash of Forgan, Okla. The special session of the court is part of a judicial outreach program that began last January and has taken its hearings to the historic courtroom in the Topeka Capitol Building, Salina, Wichita and Greesnsburg.
More than 100 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) will receive a total of $107.4 million to strengthen and expand educational opportunities for Latino students, the U.S. Department of Education has announced. Among those receiving funds is Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas. The HSI program provides grants to make colleges more attainable for Hispanic students and allows institutions to enhance their academic offerings, program quality and institutional stability.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, will close for fall break, Friday, Oct. 14. Classes will not be in session Oct. 13-14. Classes will resume Monday, Oct. 17.

As cold weather approaches, the Student Nurses Association (SNA at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School will hold a coat drive.
SNA will collect winter clothes, new and gently used coats, gloves, hats, sweaters, and scarves from Monday, Oct. 10 to Monday, Nov. 21. Nursing students and faculty members will distribute the donated items before Thanksgiving to local schools, churches, homeless shelters, and to Project Hope in Hugoton.

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Playing in one of the most hostile environments in the Jayhawk Conference with 2nd place in the conference standings on the line Monday night in Colby, the Seward County Lady Saints fell flat, losing to the Lady Trojans in three games 25-17, 30-28, 25-20.

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Lisa Stein, Ulysses Outreach coordinator for Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, works with Ulysses High School student Kaylea Britton. The Outreach office in Ulysses is changing its hours beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1. The office, located at Ulysses High School, will open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursdays. For information, call Stein, 620-356-2364 or cell, 620-278-6159 or email lisa.stein@sccc.edu.
Saturday in the Greenhouse had all of the action packed into it that a sports fan could want. The day started with a kid’s clinic in which Seward County Volleyball players assisted some 50 youngsters in improving their skills and then watching the Lady Saints in action in a modified scrimmage followed by autographs. Then it was time for the Lady Saints annual dig pink match for breast cancer awareness against Cloud County and in front of a spiritual crowd, Seward took down the Lady T-Birds in three. The day finished with the Lady Saints 1st annual alumni game

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Pam Perkins, Administrative assistant to the president at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, was named the 2011 Western Regional Professional Board Staff member by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
Each year, ACCT selects individuals for regional awards for community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff.
ACCT's Regional Awards recognize the tremendous contributions made by these individuals. Perkins will now compete on the national-level for the 2011 ACCT Professional
Board Staff Member Award.
"ACCT is proud to shine a spotlight on some of the nation's best public servants
and professionals through our regional awards program," said ACCT President and
CEO J. Noah Brown.
Perkins, who has worked at SCCC/ATS since 1990, is a past secretary and past president of the ACCT executive board of Professional Board Staff. She has attended a number of ACCT annual leadership conferences and presided over workshops.

The public is invited to come see the traveling exhibit in the Library at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School beginning in mid-October.
The exhibit, entitled “The Progressive Era: Creating Modern America, 1900-1917" examines the period leading up to World War I when America was transformed into a modern industrialized society. Highlights of the exhibit include government legislation to improve labor conditions and reign in big business, the establishment of voting rights for women, as well as the efforts of reform groups to improve urban conditions and address the impact of immigration.
For more information, contact the SCCC/ATS Library at 620-417-1160.

Celebrating Surgical Technology month recently while practicing their skills were Bryan Owens of Dodge City, Nikki Renshaw of Beaver, Okla. and Susan Nguyen of Liberal. Each is a student in the Surgical Technology program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. Upon successful completion of the program, students can receive a one-year certificate of completion or a two-year associate in applied science degree.
The outcome was what they were looking for, but the method of getting there wasn’t exactly how they had planned Wednesday night in the Greenhouse as #20 Seward County took down the Pratt Lady Beavers in 4 games to move to 7-2 in Jayhawk West Conference play.

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The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees met for their regular board meeting Monday, Oct. 3 in the board room to review programs and approve a revised budget.
The board approved a revised 2011-12 budget following publication in the High Plains Daily Leader and Times. The proposed amendment allows for $500,000 in construction services for the Corrosion Technology Program, which is part of the Title V grant. This amendment does not impact the local support revenue for the college.




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Marcus Pollard’s athletic journey was a unique one to say the least. The Lanett, Alabama native and Valley High School graduate ended up at Seward County Community College where he played basketball for Coach Dale Reed and the Saints for two seasons, averaging 14.9 points and 9.3 rebounds in a dominating sophomore season for the Green and White.

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It wasn’t exactly the marquee matchup that some of the Seward County Lady Saints recent dates had been. Monday night’s tilt with Northern Oklahoma-Enid pitted the 17-6 Lady Saints against the 5-14 Jets who had struggled against other Jayhawk Conference competition this season. The outcome however, would send shockwaves through the Midwest Juco community as the Lady Jets came from behind, down 2-0, to win the match 3-2 and send the Lady Saints back to Liberal with a sour taste in their mouths.

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The Ulysses Outreach office for Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is changing its hours beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1.
The office, located at Ulysses High School, will open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursdays.
For information, call Lisa Stein, SCCC/ATS outreach coordinator, at 620-356-2364 or cell, 620-278-6159 or email lisa.stein@sccc.edu.
After yet another strong week, this time at the Ozfest Invitational in which she helped her team to a second place finish, Seward County sophomore outside hitter Courtney Geesing has been tabbed the Jayhawk West Conference Player of the Week.

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As athletes, routine is generally thought of as a good thing. However, Sunday afternoon at Tucker Lake in Liberal, Seward County athletes broke out of their routine a little bit to spend some time with the kids of Big Brothers/Big Sisters in their annual fishing day.

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After the dust has settled on a weekend in which the Greenhouse saw 16 matches in just over 24 hours, the host Seward County Lady Saints have come out of its annual Ozfest Invitational Presented by Landmark Real Estate Center, 3-1 and 2nd place finishers.

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Sign up today to participate in the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Spooky Saints 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk.
The event is scheduled for 6:30 pm., Thursday, Oct. 27. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. in the SCCC/ATS Union at 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
The cost is $10 for the run, which goes to the SCCC/ATS Foundation Scholarship Fund, or $20 for the walk/run and a t-shirt.



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By Celestina Padilla
Crusader staff
College Media Advisers’ Distinguished Two-Year Newspaper Award is an annual award for two-year college advisers dedicated to student media programs. Only one adviser wins nationally, and Anita Reed, the Crusader Adviser at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has earned the title this year.

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