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Blood is something most of us take for granted. We assume blood will be at the hospital when we need it. If it isn’t, the consequences can be devastating.
The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of volunteer blood donors to provide hospital patients across Kansas with potentially life-saving blood. Blood is a perishable product, with a shelf-life of only 42 days, so it must be constantly replenished.

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The Art Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will hold a Arts & Crafts Sale and Baked Goods Sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 in the Shank Humanities Building.
The sale is sponsored by Kylix, the SCCC/ATS Art Club.
Student art work will be on display as well.









Officers for the International Student Organization at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School are, from left, Raphael Machado, Rafael Raw, Hanna Bognar, Salitza Abrantes and Daiane Souza.
As students enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal on November 15, the International Student Organization at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recognized all of the international students on campus.

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Don’t Take Blood For Granted
Blood is something most of us take for granted. We assume blood will be at the hospital when we need it. If it isn’t, the consequences can be devastating.
The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of volunteer blood donors to provide hospital patients across Kansas with potentially life-saving blood. Blood is a perishable product, with a shelf-life of only 42 days, so it must be constantly replenished.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is inviting the public to a come-and-go brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, in the SCCC/ATS Student Union, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
The cost is $6 per person and includes student entertainment.

<br /> Blake Brenneman recently took his jet ride that his parents purchased for him at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Foundation Auction in September. The donation was made by Lyddon Aero to the auction. Blake poses with pilot Steve Lyddon.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, will close at 10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Offices will reopen Monday, Nov. 28 and classes will resume.

The Music Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will present its winter concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 in the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theater, featuring Concert Band, Sound Express Show Choir and Singing Saints Concert Choir.
Tickets are $3 and are available by calling 620-417-1451 or coming by the office in the Shank Humanities Building, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal. Courtesy card holders and students are free with a ID. However, due to limited seating, tickets must be picked up in advance.
Money raised will go the SCCC/ATS Foundation for scholarships.

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Ashlynn Knoll of Canyon, Texas, and Kayla Thomas of Delaware, Ok, both students at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, took second place in the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees video contest recently. Presenting their $50 music gift card is JR Doney, director of marketing, and Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president.  The video, entitled “What’s my name” is available online at www.facebook.com/scccats.


Members of the sophomore Livestock Judging Team at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School are Corey Wilkins, Holly Pond, AL; Devain Taylor, Clayton, N.M.; Jena Eder, Sharon Springs; and Jade Greene, Rolla.

The Livestock Judging Teams at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas have seen some success this fall.
The sophomore team includes Corey Wilkins, Holly Pond, AL; Devain Taylor, Clayton, New Mexico; Jena Eder of Sharon Springs; and Jade Greene, Rolla.
Jena Eder was second overall at the Amarillo, Texas, Tri-State Fair. She also second in cattle and sixth in hogs.
D.J. Etzler of Ignacio, Colo., also placed seventh in cattle and Lindsay Bulk of Riley was fourth in hogs.
At the Tulsa State Fair, Etzler was eighth in cattle and 10th overall.

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Two Seward County Community College/Area Technical School  students are now state officers for SkillsUSA. Jeremy Mendenhall of Turpin, Okla., a Drafting and Design Technology student is state parliamentarian and Zach Hibbert of Cimarron, a Diesel Technology student, is state treasurer. The two also won the Promotional Bulletin Board contest during the conference.

Dr. Suzanne Campbell, medical lab technician program coordinator at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, recently presented a check for $1, 000 from the Wheatlands Chapter of Clinical Laboratory Management Association to the SCCC/ATS Foundation.  Accepting the donation is Tammy Doll, SCCC/ATS director of development.  The funds will be used for MLT student scholarships.

The Student Nurses Association (SNA) at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School was the winner for the Think Pink Challenge for the local schools category. Liberal  businesses, medical clinics, schools, and Southwest Medical Center’s multiple departments set up decorated in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The Think Pink Challenge brings knowledge to the community on the importance of breast health, early detection, and cancer prevention, informing the community together with facts and details about breast cancer. SNA won $150. From left, front row are Associate Degree Nursing students Tasha Duval, TakYee Leung, Ann Nguyen, Marilyn Eddelman-Cosby; second row Elisha Hamilton, Angela Fabbro, Mary Braley, Crysta Tuttle; and third row Rhonda Dooley, Sam Gillespie and Rocheal Mathis. At top left, Associate Degree Nursing students Leung and Duval work on the decorations.

Roger Adams talked about what Kansans eat at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library recently.  Adams is an associate professor of library science at Kansas State University and the curator of the Kansas State University Cookery Collection, the largest and most comprehensive cookery collection in the United States. 

The Music Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will present its winter concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 in the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theater, featuring Concert Band, Sound Express Show Choir and Singing Saints Concert Choir.
Tickets are $3 and are available by calling 620-417-1451 or coming by the office in the Shank Humanities Building, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal. Courtesy card holders and students are free with a ID. However, due to limited seating, tickets must be picked up in advance.
Money raised will go the SCCC/ATS Foundation for scholarships.


Students in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School are Taylor Collins, Plains; Jesus Cordova, Liberal; Marcus Munoz, Hugoton; David Hawk, Liberal, and Jake Higgins, Kismet. Student are forming a Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Student Chapter to assist low income families.

October was a very busy month for the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration students at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas. Students assisted the College’s maintenance department with preventative maintenance, performed service calls and installed furnaces in the community.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will recognize its international students in a ceremony at 12 noon, Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the student union.
The ceremony will recognize 49 students from 17 countries. New flags this year include Latvia, Senegal and Hong Kong.

New classes are beginning for the one-year Natural Gas Compression Technology program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, Wednesday, Jan. 11. Students in the program now will complete the non-credit program in December. From front are Edward Olivas, Liberal; Leslie Russell, Hooker; Brody Webb, Hugoton; and Brandon Bruner, Hooker. The program includes a paid internship and scholarship assistance. For information, contact Ron Garber, 620-417-1175. Scholarships are available.

The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Art Department has created a “Wall of Creativity” for anyway who would like to add their own creative touch on a colorful note: a poem, a statement, a piece of artwork  and more. Paper, pens and removable tape are available on a table in the Shank Humanities Building. All we ask is you keep it clean and creative.

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, Nov. 19 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 lori.clay@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, Nov. 12 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 visits to art museums and galleries.
Due to limited space, pre-register your child by Friday, Nov. 11 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 cheerleaders and dancers at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School participated in Seward County Broadcasting’s Flash Mob Halloween event. They taught participants dance steps to “Thriller.”  Cheerleader Laura Davila of Turpin, Okla., said they had a great time learning the steps and teaching the dances to everyone. “It was great fun.”

Over 900 children participated in Trick or Treat Street Monday at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. Members of student clubs and organizations dressed up, planned games and provided candy to area children.

Amber Bond of Turpin, Okla., was part of the Haunted House at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recently. Over 350 participated in the Halloween event that was sponsored by Students in Free Enterprise at SCCC/ATS. The $1, 350 raised will be used for travel for competition this year.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has announced the winners for the Spooky Saints 2-mile Fun Run/Walk Thursday.
For the race, first place was Miguel Martinez with a time of 11:14, followed by Allen Grajeda, Nathan Nelmes, Benito Rivera, Aaron Schaffer Ryan Doll.
Best individual costume went to Brad Kearns,“Dungeons & Dragons,” first; Nikolas Mihelic, “Mummy,” second; and Charlie Tucker, “Clown,” third.
In the group costume division, first were the Melanie Errebo, Chelsea Mathis, Shelly Finney, Lois Mason as the “Cupcakes” and second was
Bud Smithson and Carol Galbraith as the “Cereal Killers.”
Best children costumes were Bret Lyon, first with “Flower Power,” Paige Campbell, second as “Pink Batgirl” and Tea Stoppel, third as “Iron Woman.”

Members of the Wellness Committee at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School present a $500 check to Tammy Doll, director of development. The recent Saints Fun Run that was sponsored by the Wellness Committee raised $500 for scholarships through the SCCC/ATS Foundation. From left are Kelly Cook, director of the Wellness Center; Alli Lyon, assistant director of the Wellness Center; Liz Nosbisch, athletic trainer; Jerri Lynn Lyddon, director of the Saints Bookstore; Doll; Don Hayes, Biology instructor, and Wade Lyon, director of student activities.

Nestor Daniel Carrasco, Maria Anahi Vazquez, and Jose Pando, all of Liberal, placed third in crime scene investigation at the American Criminal Justice Association Region III Conference/Competition at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. The competition consists of various criminal justice exams, physical agility course, individual and team firearms and crime scene at the lower, upper and professional divisions.  Students from eight community colleges and universities were at this year’s competition.   Adviser Cristy Mulanax took first in physical agility for ages 35 and up and second place in corrections and juvenile justice exams.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is looking for additional “Green Wednesdays” sponsors.
You’ll receive a “Green Wednesday” flag, along with an apparel discount at the Saints Bookstore. Your employees may use this discount for the purchase of green saints apparel to wear on “Green Wednesdays.”
Show your “Saints Spirit” each Wednesday by flying your Saints flag and encouraging your employees to wear green.
Your business will also be featured on the SCCC/ATS website.
Get your flag today by calling 620-417-1101.