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The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Drama Department has named the cost for the October 6-7 performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
The cast includes Prince Escalus, Cody Buchman; Paris, Ethan Myers; Friar Lawrence, Gary Collins; and Apothecary, Brandon Ridge.
The Montagues are Romeo, Jimmy Bert; Benvolio, Giovanni Macedo; Mercutio, R.E. Longoria; Montague, Sean Perkins; Lady Montague, Elizabeth Denoyer; Abraham, Yahaida Zubia; and Balthazar, Janette Vargas.
The Capulets are Juliet, Leslie Landersos, Guymon, Okla.; Capulet, Tony Claus; Tybolt, Miguel Rodriguez; Peter Sandro Juarez; Lady Capulet, Miah Stuchlik, Hooker, Okla.; Sampson, Jessica Malin; and Gregory, Kali Killingsworth.
Party guests are Ahahi Vazquez, Bryan Murillo, and Trey Duerson, Turpin, Okla.
The play will be held in the SCCC/ATS showcase theater at 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.

The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library will present the traveling exhibit “Kansas Tornado” during the month of September.
Tornadoes, with their sinister forms and terrific power, have always been a source of curiosity. Kansas has been linked to these awesome storms for many years, perhaps due to Dorothy’s terrifying experience in the 1939 motion picture Wizard of Oz.
This exhibit testifies to the destruction and peculiarities caused by these storms in Kansas through the years, up to 1991.
Kansas Tornado was produced by the Kansas State Historical Society and is part of the Kansas Interpretive Traveling Exhibits Service.
The exhibit is open to the public at 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal. For more information, contact the SCCC/ATS Library at 620-417-1160.

Arely Dominguez of Plains and Samantha Sharp of Beaver, Okla., were just two of the presidential scholars at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School who had the opportunity to tour the Mid-America Air Museum recently. The presidential scholars were honored at a dinner by Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president, prior to the tour.
As Seward County Community College/Area Technical School begins its 41st year in operation, the highlight for this semester is recognition as one of the top 50 community colleges in the nation.
The Washington Monthly has named SCCC/ATS as number thirty-three in its 2010 ranking of America's 50 best community colleges. The only other public Kansas Community College in the top 50 was Barton Community College as number 50.
The data is based on the Community College Survey for Student Engagement as well as the graduation rate of those students who continue their education and graduate from a four-year college or university. The college has achieved this honor based on the survey criteria that covers Active & Collaborative Learning, Student Effort, Academic Challenge, Student Faculty Interaction and Support for Learning.
While most community colleges are inexpensive, have open admissions, and are largely unknown outside their local communities, they stand out in teaching and helping students earn degrees, according to Washington Monthly. Kevin Carey in this publication went on to say that “when it comes to quality of instruction they outperform not only their two-year peers, but many elite four-year research universities as well. Students at the top community colleges are more likely than their research university peers to get prompt feedback from instructors, work with other students on projects in class, make class presentations, and contribute to class discussions. Research universities too often subordinate teaching to research. At the best community colleges, teaching comes first.”
SCCC/ATS has long been known for its personalized instruction and this recognition show’s the college’s commitment to student success, said Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president. “We know that personal interaction, individual support and advising, and concerted efforts toward insuring faculty and advisor availability are key aspects of helping students achieve their goals.”
Traditionally, students who begin at SCCC/ATS and transfer to a four-year college or university are more successful than those who begin at a four-year institution. “A large part of that success can be attributed to the ongoing efforts of our faculty and staff,” Dunn said. “Being recognized as one of the leading colleges in the nation validates the efforts of our faculty and staff. We are proud of this recognition and will continue to make sure our students are provided services, which lead to their success.”
Washington Monthly is a nonprofit magazine, based in Washington, D.C. The article, entitled “America’s Best Community Colleges” is located on the web at http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/feature/americas_best_community_colleg_1.php

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, Liberal, is offering a number of short courses this fall.
Courses include
Commercial Driver License Seminar, 9/4, Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 4, TT101, $50
Defensive Driving Course Seminar, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, TT101, $50
Budgeting Your Money, 6-8 p.m., Mondays, 9/13 & 10/4, AA130, $30
Welding/ Beginning & Advanced, 7-10 p.m., Monday/Thursday, 9/13-10/4
TA115, $95
Auto Air Conditioning & Refrigerant Certification, 9/14-11/16, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., TA120 for $95
Forklift Training, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, TBA, $70
2&4 Cycle Engine Repair, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 9/16-10/28, Thursdays, TB150, $95
ETC Safe Land USA Orientation, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, T151, $80
Basic Woodworking Machinery, 9/21-10/12, 6-9 p.m., Monday/Thursday, TA139, $95
CMA Up-Date, Friday, Sept. 24, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., T116, for $85
Certified Medication Aide, 9/28-11/18, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, T134, $375
Computer Basics, 8 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, Oct. 2, A13, $30;
Welding/ Beginning & Advanced, 10/11-11/1, 7-10 p.m., Monday/Thursday,
TA115, $95
Floral Design, 10/12-12/14, 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays, T116, $95
Advanced Cake Decorating 10/18/-11/22, Mondays, 7-10 p.m., Room A15, $95
Commercial Driver License Seminar, Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., TT101, $50
Defensive Driving Course Seminar, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, TT101, $50
Certified Nurse Aide, 11/22-2/1, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, T134, $425
Some courses require textbooks and supplies for an additional cost.
For additional information, call 620-417-1173 or email joy.fosdick@sccc.edu.
The 2010 Measurement and Pipeline Institute is scheduled for Sept. 14-15 at the Seward County Event Center in Liberal, Kansas.

For 58 years, the combined institute for measurement and pipeline has proven ideal for field operators, technicians, maintenance crews, production supervisors and superintendents. The institute features a variety of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, hands-on sessions and industry exhibits to inform participants about the maintenance and operation of measurement and pipeline equipment. Exhibitors will also display products that are on the cutting edge of technology for the measurement and pipeline industry.

Under the guidance of the Petroleum Industry Education Committee and with management support provided by Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, the Measurement & Pipeline Institute has steadily grown in size and stature, and has gained a national reputation for excellence.

The 2010 keynote speaker is Charles Wait of Southern Union Gas Company. He has been with various forms of Southern Union Company for over 20 years, spending the last 15 years as an air compliance engineer. He was recently named director of Climate Change. He is active in the Compressor and Pump Station Technical Committee of Pipeline Research Council International and formerly served as Chair of two Interstate Natural Gas Association of America work groups; the NSPS/MACT and the NOx SIP Call Work Groups.

This year’s sessions will include Trench Safety Certification-Excavation Safety, Kansas Compliance/MACT Update, Line Locating and Hands-0n Line Locating, Fisher ROC, ABB Total Flow/WINCCU, Freewave Unlicensed Radio, DP Flow Transmitters, Licensed and Unlicensed 9710/Transnet GE MDS Radio, Rotary Meters, Chart Recorders, Coriolis Flow Measurement, Valve Maintenance, Rectifiers by Dummies, Fisher Control Valves and Regulators and Cathodic Protection: Trials and Errors.

The cost is $85. To learn more or sign up for the institute, call 620-417-1170, email reenie.jackson@sccc.edu or go online to www.libergasinstitute.com.

Members of the Measurement Committee include Tom White Experitec, Liberal, chair; Dawn Nease, Anadarko Midstream, Elkhart, vice chair; Dean Lies, Rosemount/Control Devices, Wichita, second vice-chair; Richard Barnes, city of Hugoton; Delbert Boese, Kansas Gas Service, Pratt; Charles Cambern, Liberal; Joy Lewis, WTG, Hugoton; Jerry Lucas, Midstream Energy Services, Keyes, Okla.; Butch McPhail, Blackhills Energy, Cimarron; Karen Perez, OneOK Partners, Ulysses; Mike Riedel, Panhandle Eastern Pipeline, Liberal; Don Ukens, Wireless Data Communications, Liberal; Matthew Ward, ABB Totalflow, Liberal; and Mark Weeks, Colorado Interstate Gas, Richfield.

Join us for an evening of food, beverages, student entertainment and a live and silent auction at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Foundation 16th annual Party Auction Saturday, Sept. 25.
This year’s theme is Cirque d'Étoiles (Circus of Stars) and promises to be a fun-filled evening complete with a wide variety of live and silent auction items.
Individuals or businesses who would like to donate a new or hand-crafted item, antiques or collectibles or cash to the Foundation Auction may call 620-417-1131.
Tickets for the auction, which are $20 per person, are now on sale. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Wednesday, Sept. 22.

The Drama Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has set auditions for the October production of Romeo and Juliet. Auditions begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19 in the Humanities Building, 1801 N. Kansas, in Liberal.
The production will be Oct. 1-3.
For information, call Allison Bridget Chambers, drama director, 620-417-1460.

TELENET 2 offers university courses from Kansas State University to Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, Liberal, via video conferencing. Local TELENET 2 assistants operate the equipment and assist the students.
Courses offered during the fall 2010 semester include Introduction to Marketing, 3 credit hours, 5:30-8:20 p.m., Wednesdays, Aug. 23-Dec. 10; Management Concepts, 3, 5:30-8:20 p.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 23-Dec. 10; and
Introduction of Operations Management, 3, 5:30-8:20 p.m., Aug. 23-Dec. 10.
For information, contact Kansas Regents Network, Manhattan, 785/532-5995,
www.telenet2.org; or Dale Reed, SCCC/ATS associate dean of educational services, 620-417-1014 or dale.reed@sccc.edu.
Would you like to get an associate’s degree in business administration or Business Marketing/Management without leaving your home? Students can now take classes on-campus at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School or online through EduKan and receive an associate’s degree.
For more information, contact Marcia Hatcher at 620-417-1350 or go online to www.edukan.org.
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. 18. 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.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer a Concealed Carry class through Business & Industry from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Saturday, Aug. 21 in SU214 E/W, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
The cost is $100 per class and is the mandatory training that is required to carry a concealed handgun. Students must bring their driver’s license to class. Lunch is not included.
Enroll in advance only by calling 620-417-1170 or reenie.jackson@sccc.edu.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal will have extended hours Aug. 9-12 so students can enroll. The campus will open from 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m., Aug. 9-12.
Students who have a current application for admission on file may enroll online at www.sccc.edu. An application for admission is also available online.