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Over a 1, 000 pre-schoolers and kindergartners attended the Farm Education Days at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recently. The college co-sponsored the annual event with Seward County Farm Bureau.

The Corrosion Technology program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School buried an underground storage tank, which will be used as part of their Outdoor Corrosion Field Laboratory.  Corrosion students had the opportunity to learn about corrosion resistant coatings and linings, as they coated the underground storage tank as a class project. Students will have the opportunity to monitor the underground storage tank for corrosion.  Corrosion technicians are vital to monitoring underground storage tanks, similar to those used by gas stations, to prevent leaks costing money and environmental hazards. For information on the program, call 620-417-1645.

Students who will be new to Seward County Community College/Area Technical School during, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal, the fall 2012 semester can sign up for an All Saints Day April 14, May 17, June 5, June 21, July 10, July 19, July 26 or Aug 7.
This orientation will give new students the opportunity to learn about the campus, enrollment, instructors, services, books and more.
All Saints Days are a great opportunity for students to meet their advisors and enroll into classes for the fall semester. To enroll in classes, students will need to bring their ACT scores. If a student has not taken the ACT, SCCC/ATS will offer the COMPASS test. Either of these scores will be required for enrollment.
Go online to allsaintsdays.com to register. Fall 2012 classes begin Aug. 13-14.
Students also need to complete a free Admissions/Scholarship application by April 1 to ensure priority scholarship eligibility. The application can be found online at www.sccc.edu, or complete in person, at the SCCC/ATS Admissions Office.
The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library will feature 'Women of the Dirty Thirties' at 12 noon, Wednesday, March 28 in the SCCC/ATS Library.

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Students in activities and athletics at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will be conducting a phon-a-thon to raise money for scholarships through the SCCC/ATS Foundation.

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The Drama and Music departments at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will present 'Once on This Island,' a musical based on the novel 'My Love, 'My Love,' by Rosa Guy. The musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m., March 29-31, in the Showcase Theatre, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.

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Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, will be selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts from 9 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, March 24, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal. The doughnuts are $6 per dozen and will be available in the SCCC/ATS southeast parking lot by Saints baseball field.
For information, contacat Debbie Stafford at 620-417-1455.

In celebration of Certified Nurses Day, March 19, Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recognizes its certified nurses.
Carmen Sumner, Surgical Technology coordinator, recently earned the credential of CNOR® , the only accredited credentialing program for perioperative registered nurses. She is a registered nurse and has a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Veda King, director of Nursing and the Allied Health Division chair, is board certified Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS-BC). She is a registered nurse and holds a master’s degree in nursing.
Certified Nurses Day started as just an idea and quickly gained support before the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) launched the program nationwide in 2008. ANCC selected March 19th as it is the birthday of Margrette Madden Styles, who is known as the “Mother of Nursing Credentialing”. This special day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contribution of board certified nurses to the advancement of nursing professionalism and to higher standards and better outcomes in patient health.

A new study conducted among the community colleges of Kansas, with repercussions for most of rural America, shows that the federal Pell Grant awards received by college students throughout the U.S. are making impacts never before realized.
The study, “Powered By Pell: A Grassroots Perspective,” indicates that in Kansas
• Pell Grants put college opportunity and lifelong learning within reach of rural families that would otherwise lack access to college or workforce training.
• Access to community colleges, coupled with Pell Grants, raises upward mobility for full-time students, part-time students and jobless workers.
• In most colleges, Pell Grant funding to individual students more than doubled in 2008-2010.
• Women have surpassed men in total college enrollment and receipt of Pell Grants.

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Are you an adult student who needs a high school diploma?
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has scheduled classes to help you prepare to take the General Education Development Tests, from 7-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday, beginning Tuesday, March 27 at Ulysses High School. The classes will run for three months.
Individuals are asked to bring a valid Kansas identification or driver’s license.
The enrollment fee is $50, with a $35 GED book. GED Tests are $85 plus a $10 for the Kansas State High School Equivalency Diploma.
For information or to enroll call 620-356-2364 or email bsharp@ulysses.org.



Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, Liberal, is offering a number of short courses this spring.
Courses include:
Refrigeration Certification, 8 a.m., Friday, March 23, TB125, $75
International Plumbing, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, March 24, T155, $70
Internet/English, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, March 24, A136, $30
Internet/Spanish, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, March 31, A136, $30
Commercial Driver License Seminar, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 31, TT101, $50
Welding/Beginning & Advanced, 7-10 p.m., April 2-30, Mondays and Thursdays, TA115, $95
Defensive Driving Course Seminar, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 14, $50
Extreme Couponing, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, April 21, A136, $15
Some courses require textbooks and supplies for an additional cost.
For additional information, call 620-417-1173 or email joy.fosdick@sccc.edu.

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, MARCH 24 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 a trip to Santa Fe this spring.
Due to limited space, pre-register your child by Friday, March 23 by contacting Art Instructor Susan Copas at 620-417-1453 or susan.copas@sccc.edu. The fee is due on Saturday when children arrive.

The place to be Saturday, March 31 is the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School campus for the annual Car Show.
Individuals who would like to participate in the car show, which is $20 per vehicle, may call 620-417-1065 to register. Registration begins at 9 a.m., March 31. The Tek Styles sound off is $5.
The custom car show is from 1-4 p.m. at the Area Technical School, 2215 N. Kansas in Liberal. This year the show will include a class for high school students, in addition to motorcycles, pickups, classic cars, muscle cars, street rods, imports and low riders.
People who attend the car show will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite vehicle. Other activities include a Poker Run by Liberal Harley Owners Group, a presence by Kansas Army National Guard, Jumpers for Kids and Face Painting.
SkillsUSA will sell food.

The Seward County Community College/Board of Trustees heard a variety of reports Monday during its regularly scheduled meeting, including a recommendation for an increase in tuition and fees.
Sharon Hobble reported on the annual meeting of the SCCC/ATS Foundation, which was held on campus recently, stating that the Foundation ended the year in a good financial state. New foundation officers for 2012 are George Roldan, president; Duane Bozarth, vice president; Al Shank Jr., treasurer; and Tammy Doll, secretary. Stephanie Ormiston is the drive chair.

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Cinthia Serna, a senior at Southwestern Heights High School, received a $100 Future Saint Scholarship from Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. Director of Marketing J.R. Doney visited Heights recently to meet with prospective students.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Ambassador Ashlynn Knoll of Happy, Texas, presents a new Kindle touch to Madelyn Sander of Liberal. Madelyn's name was drawn during the Career Day activities at SCCC/ATS recently.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Ambassador Rene' Boaldin of Elkhart presents a new Kindle touch to Breck Roop of Moscow. Breck's name was drawn during the Career Day activities at SCCC/ATS recently.