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The Surgical Technology program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, Liberal, Kansas, has admitted new students to the fall 2012 class in Liberal, Kansas.
Incoming students for the 11-month program include Jason Ediger and Theodore Winter, both of Meade; Juaquin Flores, Hugoton; Genesis Luevano, Turpin, Okla.; Lauren Miller, Garden City; and Elizabeth Medina, Kelsi Moree and Jaclyn Ramirez, Liberal.
The lecture portion of this program is online while the clinicals are in area health care facilities that are convenient for the student.
To find out more about the program, contact Carmen Sumner, coordinator, 620-417-1411 or carmen.sumner@sccc.edu. Anyone interested in the 2013 program can begin taking general education courses now.

Darin Workman and Magda Silva performed a duet during “An Evening of Harmony” held recently at the Liberal Country Club.  Workman and Silva, music instructors at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, demonstrated their respective musical talents with jazz and opera selections.  Proceeds from the event went to the SCCC/ATS Foundation for music scholarships.  For more information or to make a donation, contact the SCCC/ATS Foundation office, 620-417-1130. Next up for the Foundation is the Party Auction, Sept. 22 at the Seward County Event Center.

Individuals who are interested in writing stories, poems or essays in a workshop environment should take Creative Writing this fall at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.
The class is offered at 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 15. Both beginning and experienced writers are welcomed. Students will also have the opportunity to publish their writing in the college’s award-winning literature and art magazine, Telolith.
For more information, contact Bill McGlothing at 620-417-1457 or enroll by coming by 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal. Students with a current application for admission on file may enroll online.

Kim Thomas, business instructor at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, received the excellence in teaching award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas recently. Presidents of member colleges submit names of individuals their colleges wish to recognize as NISOD excellence award recipients. Member colleges are committed to enriching the learning experiences for all students, enhancing the standards of excellence throughout the academic community and celebrating outstanding educators and their accomplishments.

The Business & Industry office at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer two short courses Thursday, Aug. 30.
Managing Conflict and Improving Relationships will be offered from 8:30- 11:30 a.m. and will be fresh approach in dealing with conflict in the workplace, as well as in other aspects of life. Armed with a heightened understanding of human behavior, participants will be able to choose to make adjustments in personal relating styles in order to improve relationships and manage conflicts. The session will utilize individual and group exercises, a validated personal relating inventory, and case studies.

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