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Homework assignments in college rarely result in delicious food, but that’s what happened during the 2013/14 spring semester at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.  It all started with Director of Food Service Jerry Odle’s dream.

Homework assignments in college rarely result in delicious food, but that’s what happened during the 2013/14 spring semester at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.
It all started with Director of Food Service Jerry Odle’s dream.
Odle wanted a smoker. A spacious one, with room for brisket, burgers and more.
“I gave a very rough drawing and an idea to Steve Merz,” the instructor of Drafting and Design Technology, Odle recalled. Hours of research and practice, combined with a heartfelt desire for tasty smoked meats expressed by SCCC/ATS director of food service Jerry Odle, resulted in a smoker beyond all his hopes.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School cosmetology students recently brought home the gold — and some glitter — from the Tri College Competition “Photo Shoot Ready,” held between three area community colleges. Students won first place and second place overall as well as first and second place awards in hair, makeup and nail categories.

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The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees Monday expressed concerns in a resolution regarding its position about a proposed merger or affiliation of Fort Hays State University and Dodge City Community College.
“This would obviously have an impact on us, and it would be substantial,” said board member Dustin Ormiston.
Unintended consequences could harm the entire western third of the state — including Dodge City itself, noted board chair Ron Oliver.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School began summer hours Monday, May 19. Summers hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
The campus will close Fridays.
Summer hours for Cosmetology classes are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with appointments beginning at 10 a.m.
Wellness Center summer hours are 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Fridays. The center is closed Saturday and Sunday in the summer.
Garden City resident Katti Thoman, center, with an award presented by the Kansas Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. Thoman is enrolled in the MLT program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School and is joined by Dr. Suzanne Campbell, coordinator for the MLT program, left, and Jamie Titus, right, clinical coordinator.

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Austin Johnson, a senior from Pampa, Texas, has signed a scholarship certificate to be a member of the Livestock Judging Team at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School during the 2014-15 academic year. He is also a Natural Gas Compression Technology major. He is pictured with Christy and Craig Johnson. For information about SCCC/ATS scholarships, call admissions at 620-417-1100.

Dean of Student Services Celeste Donovan presents the Outstanding Student Award to Dawn Shouse.

 Dean of Academic Affairs Cynthia Rapp presents the Outstanding Faculty Award to journalism instructor Anita Reed. The faculty award is presented annually.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will hold a Telolith reception at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 13 in the Shank Humanities Building.
The Humanities Division will have copies of the 2014 Telolith, which is the college’s art and literary magazine that is published once a year. The magazine features original work by SCCC/ATS students and staff.



Patricia Rodriguez Beer, a 2005 graduate of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, will be the commencement speaker at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 10 in the college gym.

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The Crusader staff gathers in the lobby of the Drury Inn in Wichita with the awards won at the 2014 Kansas Collegiate Media convention, which concluded Monday afternoon. From left, front, editor Dawn Shouse, holding the staff All-Kansas plaque for being the top two-year newspaper in the state; new media director Diana Chavira, Fall 2013 editor and staff member Makiah Adams, with her plaque for being second-runner up for Journalist of the Year; Crusader staff writer and photographer Dallas Kelling; and sports editor and photographer Maria Lara. Back, staff writer Kyleigh Becker; design editor and photographer Jakub Steponivic, with his plaque for being selected as the two-year newspaper Kansas Collegiate Journalist of the Year; SCCC/ATS advisers Matthew Adkins and Anita Reed. The Crusader is the student newspaper at Seward County Community College. For more photos, see Facebook.com/CrusaderNews.

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