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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Hobble Academic Building Board Room
7:30 P.M.


I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of October 7, 2013

III. Visitor Reports:
A.
Introductions to the Board
B. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A.
Personnel Report

B. Request for Early Retirement

C. Policy 605 – Professional Development Grant

D. Affordable Health Care Act

E. Full Program Review: Criminal Justice

F. Recognition of Members of the Professional Employees Association

G. Professional Employees Association Notification of Officers

H. Academic Calendar for 2014/2015

I. Quote: Training Program for Principles of Trouble Shooting Class

VII. College Reports:
A.
Dean Rapp
B. Dean Thatcher
C. Dean Donovan
D. Dean Sander
E. President Dunn

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Adjourn

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. 16 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.
Due to limited space, pre-register your child by Friday, Nov. 15 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 Drama Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will open the 2013-2014 season with Paul Sill’s “Story Theatre,” at 7:30 p.m., Nov 7-9 in the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theatre.
Tickets are now on sale by calling 620-417-11451 or coming by the Shank Humanities Building, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
Tickets are $8, adults, seniors who are 65 or older and children, $6. Courtesy card holders are admitted free, but must show card to receive a free ticket.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will recognize its international students in a flag ceremony at 12 noon, Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Student Union.
The college hangs flags in the student union that have represented the college’s students and their countries over the past several years. Argentina and El Salvador will be added to the growing list of flags.

The Celebrity Livestock Judging Contest, sponsored by the Agriculture Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, is scheduled for Nov. 22-23.

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Jerri Lynn Lyddon, director of the Saints Bookstore at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, is the new president of Mid-States Association of College Stores (MSACS).  Lyddon, who has been at SCCC/ATS since 1990 and director of the bookstore since 1999, has been a member of Mid-States for 14 years and served as Kansas trustee (2007-2009), secretary (2009-2011), vice president (2011-2013) and on the Education Committee (2005-2007) and Nominating Committee (2007-2009). Mid-States is a nonprofit organization comprised of college stores, including Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, as well as vendor partners.
From the lowest seeded team in the field, to the tournament championship, Seward County freshmen Ronzai Saurombe and Alejandro Gonzalez made history Saturday, becoming the first Saints tennis team in history to win a National Championship. The pair cruised to the title match on Saturday where they had no problem with their 3rd seeded foes from Fresno City College, winning 6-4, 6-2 to capture the 2013 ITA National Championship in Junior College Doubles.

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The place to be Thursday, 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.


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The Diesel department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is looking for work for their students from small engines to large equipment on such vehicles as semis, construction equipment or farm trucks and other farm machinery.
To schedule an appointment, call 620-417-1685, email greg.unger@sccc.edu or come by 2215 N. Kansas, Liberal.

The 2013 officers for the Student Nurses Association at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School are, from left, Heather McElroy, president, Liberal; Serena Erpelding, vice president, Colorado Springs; Marivell Mendoza, treasurer, Ulysses; and Melinda Limon, treasurer, Hugoton.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School gives presidential scholarships to a student at area high schools who has the highest GPA of those attending SCCC/ATS and is recommended by his or her high school counselor or principal based on high academic ability, leadership, citizenship and moral character. These scholarships are limited to one student from each high school.
Below are the freshmen presidential scholars for the 2013-14 school year:

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The Seward County Saints and Lady Saints basketball teams will be hosting the 10th Annual Saints Bookstore Basketball Preview Night on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Greenhouse on the campus of SCCC/ATS. Admission to the event is free, with all proceeds going to support the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Haskell, Stevens, and Seward Counties. Donations will be accepted at the door and at the concession stand throughout the night.

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The Drama Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will open the 2013-2014 season with Paul Sill's Story Theatre, at 7:30 p.m., Nov 7-9 in the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theatre.
Sills and the company developed Story Theatre from actual fairy tales, using improvisational theater techniques and is a play with music adapted from fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm. These techniques, under Sills' direction evolved into The Second City in Chicago , the first improvisational theater company in the United States. Story Theatre improvises plays from stories, myths, folk tales and legends. In this production, actors both tell the stories and act them out.

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Emily Wright of Montezuma, a junior at South Gray High School, recently received a $100 scholarship to attend SCCC/ATS. The scholarship from the SCCC/ATS Foundation was one of the prizes students could register to win at the Meade County Career Fair recently in Meade. SCCC/ATS Sustainable Agriculture Resources Program Specialist Erin Russell and Agriculture instructor Teddi Winslow were present at career day to visit with students about the agriculture program; soils, crops and livestock judging teams; career opportunities; and available scholarships.


Megan Wright of Montezuma, a junior at South Gray High School, recently received a $100 scholarship to attend SCCC/ATS.The scholarship from the SCCC/ATS Foundation was one of the prizes students could register to win at the Meade County Career Fair recently in Meade. SCCC/ATS Sustainable Agriculture Resources Program
Specialist Erin Russell and Agriculture instructor Teddi Winslow were present at career day to visit with students about the different agriculture programs: sustainable ag, food science & safety, soils, crops and livestock.
For information call 620-417-1353 or teddi.winslow@sccc.edu.

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Campus ambassadors assist a variety of departments on the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School campus throughout the academic year.
Will Grant is from New Orleans, LA.  He looks forward to helping out in the community.  He plays on the men’s basketball team and graduated from high school at age 17.
Tiffanie Bulanos is from Roswell, NM.  She looks forward to helping the community and meeting new people. She also plays softball and loves frogs.
Thayna Silva is from Brazil.  She looks forward to basketball games, representing the college, and playing volleyball.  She said Volleyball is her life.
Tamara Seda is from Mazambique.  She looks forward to representing SCCC/ATS.  She plays basketball and is hardworking and friendly.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is looking for additional “Green Wednesdays” sponsors.
Sponsors will receive a “Green Wednesday” flag, along with an apparel discount at the Saints Bookstore. Employees may use this discount for the purchase of Saints apparel to wear on “Green Wednesdays.”

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School signed a formal transfer and articulation agreement recently with the Kansas State University College of Agriculture. The agreement will allow SCCC/ATS students who earn an Associate in Science degree with an emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture Resources to transfer to Kansas State University to obtain a bachelor or higher degree. Reaching the agreement fulfills one of the significant goals of the federal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) grant awarded to SCCC/ATS in October 2011.  Attending the signing ceremony were, from left, back row, Cynthia Rapp, SCCC/ATS dean of Academic Affairs; Kim Thomas, chair of the SCCC/ATS Agriculture, Business and Personal Services Division; and Janese Thatcher, SCCC/ATS Dean of Career and Technical Education, and front row, Dr. Duane M. Dunn, SCCC/ATS president, and Dr. Don Boggs, associate dean of the K-State College of Agriculture.

Sixty science and math instructors attended the annual Area High School Science & Mathematics Teacher workshop recently on the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School campus. Chris Guyer, above, program specialist for the newest program on campus, Food Science & Safety, was one of several individuals who spoke to the groups. Other topics included nutrient pollution;  math activities;  new classroom technology such as Edmoto, Edubuntu and Google Drive; common core for math; interactive notebooks; and the cell factory. Science and Math teachers from Liberal, Meade, Scott City, Southwestern Heights, Ulysses, Dighton, Elkhart, Hugoton, Macksville, Deerfield, Minneola, Gruver, Follett, Perryton, Tyrone, Guymon, Balko and Goodwell attended.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will hold a workshop on Excavation Safety Training for the Competent Person from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the student union, room SW229 C-D.
The cost is $90 per person and will cover OSHA standard 1926 subpart P as it relates to soil classification, sloping and benching, timber shoring, aluminum hydraulic shoring, requirements for protective systems, manufactured tabulated data, site specific engineering, general requirements and competent person responsibilities and general and equipment safety.

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Learn how to become an effective leader by attending a workshop from 9 a.m.-12 noon or 1:30-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Student Union, SW2229 D. The presenter, Jenni Reling, will help those who find themselves in leadership roles without training and help them manage people and the issues they encounter in their role as leader. This session will take a practical yet probing look at leadership skills and provide strategies to lead others in an effective manner.

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The Seward County Lady Saints might just have found their stride. After flirting with the .500 mark much of the first half of the season, Seward rolled off four straight wins this weekend, keeping the Ozfest Invitational Tournament Championship in the Greenhouse, and improving their overall record to its best in two seasons at 17-11.

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A three day wait from the end of the ITA Regional Tournament in Oklahoma City to the much anticipated announcement of the two at large doubles teams invited to participate in the 2013 ITA National Tournament seemed like an eternity for four Seward County freshman. Tuesday afternoon their Head Coach Jerry Thor got the call and Tuesday night, upon returning from a recruiting trip, Thor gave the news to Paula Lopez, Paula Coyos, Alejandro Gonzalez, and Ronzai Saurombe that they were headed to Florida to compete for a National Championship.

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Oscar Morales, a senior from Guymon High School, recently received a $100 scholarship to attend Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.  The scholarship from the SCCC/ATS Foundation was one of the prizes students could register to win at the first FFA meeting of the school year.  SCCC/ATS agriculture instructor Teddi Winslow was present at the meeting to visit with students about the agriculture program; soils, crops and livestock judging teams; career opportunities; and available scholarships.  For more information about the SCCC/ATS agriculture program, contact Winslow at 620-417-1353 or teddi.winslow@sccc.edu.

Jaci Butler, a junior at Southwestern Heights High School, recently received a $100 scholarship to attend Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.  The scholarship from the SCCC/ATS Foundation was one of the prizes students could register to win at the first FFA meeting of the school year.  SCCC/ATS agriculture instructor Teddi Winslow was present at the meeting to visit with students about the agriculture program; soils, crops and livestock judging teams; career opportunities; and available scholarships.  For more information about the SCCC/ATS agriculture program, contact Winslow at 620-417-1353 or teddi.winslow@sccc.edu.

The Colvin Adult Learning Center at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will begin its next enrollment for those individuals interested in taking the test to receive their Kansas State High School Diploma or GED.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will hold its Gas Capital Rectifier School, at 8 a.m., Oct. 22-24 in the Student Activities Center, SW229 C-D, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.

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