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The Art Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will hold an arts and crafts sale from 7:45 a.m.-4:54 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 in the lobby of the Shank Humanities Building, 1801 N. Kansas.
The sale, sponsored by Kylix Art Club will feature ceramics, jewelry, iber arts, ornaments, wood itmes, scarves, hats, tie dye, origami and baked goods.
For information, contact Susan Copas at 620-417-1453 or susan.copas@sccc.edu.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School  recognized its current International students recently in the student union. The college hangs flags that represent the countries of those international students have attended SCCC/ATS past and present. This year 30 students from 18 countries are taking classes at SCCC/ATS. The countries include Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Serbia, United Kingdom, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recently recognized students who attend the Colvin Adult Learning Center during an international student recognition ceremony. Students who take Adult Basic Education classes at the Colvin represent Argentina, Burma, Brazil, Cuba, Eritrea, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan and Vietnam. Adult Basic Education classes include English as a Second Language, preparation for the Kansas State High School Equivalency exam, other basic math and English skills and citizenship. For information about Colvin's service, call 620-417-1313.

Teddi Winslow, Agriculture instructor at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School talks to high school and college students about the various agricultural programs. The Agriculture Department held an open house recently. Advisory Board members and faculty were available throughout the day to talk about their programs and job opportunities. Agriculture programs include the new Food Science & Safety program, Animal Science, Sustainable Agriculture Resources, Agronomy, Agri-Business and Soils and Plants.For information, call 620-417-1353 or email teddi.winslow@sccc.edu.

Enactus officers at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School are, from left, Ashley Bo, Easton, Penn., historian; Sherelle Shuck, Hugoton, vice president; Catalina Guzman, Hugoton, president; Chris Portillo, Liberal, treasurer; and Perla Hernandez, Liberal, secretary. Not pictured is Kailey Wyer, Wichita, SGA representative. Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a more sustainable world. SCCC/ATS Enactus was recently selected to receive the "Campbell's Let's Can Hunger" Partnership Grant from Campbell Soup Company. The partnership measures and demonstrates a comprehensive approach to addressing hunger, including organizing and executing food drives for urgent hunger relief and empowering those in need to defeat the cycle of hunger for lasting hunger relief.

Children  in grades 1-6 had the opportunity to attend Children's Art Day recently at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School sponsored by Kylix Art Club. They worked on a wide variety of projects they could take home. For information about the Art program, call 620-417-1453.

The Music Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will present its winter concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 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 an ID. However, due to limited seating, tickets must be picked up in advance.
Money raised will go the SCCC/ATS Foundation for scholarships.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will close for the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday, Nov. 27-Sunday, Dec. 1. Campus will reopen and classes will resume at 7:45 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2.
The Wellness Center will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 27-Saturday, Nov. 30, but will reopen from 1-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1.

The Oklahoma Mechanical Examiners Committee has approved the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration program curriculum at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. Students who successfully complete the HVAC program can be awarded two years of apprenticeship experience towards Oklahoma Journeyman qualifications. To be a journeyman in Oklahoma, an individual must complete three years of HVAC apprenticeship experience, and successfully pass an appropriate HVAC Journeyman-level exam.
SCCC/ATS is now offering testing for the HVAC North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and Industry Competency (ICE) exams.
For more information, contact Chris Hickman, HVAC Instructor, at chris.hickman@sccc.edu or 620-417-1679.


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. 8, in the SCCC/ATS Student Union, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
The cost is $7 per person and includes student entertainment.

The Music Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will present its winter concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 in the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theater, featuring Concert Band, Sound Express Show Choir and Singing Saints Concert Choir.

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After the last session of the College Media Association/Associated Collegiate Press convention Oct. 26, SCCC/ATS Crusader student newspaper staff members visit the Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. The staff earned a third place Best of Show in two-year non-weekly newspapers and a sixth place Best of Show in Special Editions in the convention competitions. Pictured from left, ad manager Dawn Shouse, of Amarillo, Texas; design editor Jakub Stepanovic, Liberec, Czech Republic; photographer and reporter Maria Lara, Liberal; news editor Kristy Fields, Meade; editor Makiah Adams, Liberal; new media director Diana Chavira, Liberal; sports editor Efren Rivero, Liberal; Crusader staff members Fabiola Peña, Liberal; Marco Garcia, Pampa, Texas; and Kyleigh Becker, Salina. Crusader adviser and journalism instructor Anita Reed, at right, accompanied the group. Photo courtesy of Jakub Stepanovic

By Kristy Flowers
Crusader news editor
Jazz music, seafood, beignets, bread pudding and national awards. The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Crusader student newspaper staff experienced the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of New Orleans and also earned two national Best of Show awards when they attended a National College Media Convention in October.

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Rachel Cano records the result of a chemical analysis in a food chemistry lab at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. This spring students can begin taking Introduction to Food Science and Safety, a new course and program that prepares students for a wide range of careers in food quality control, processing, product development, safety, microbiology  or sanitation. Students will use biology, chemisty and engineering to study food properties, food spoilage and food processing. For information, call 620-417-1504 or email chris.guyer@sccc.edu.

CUTLINE  Eight students in the Corrosion Technology program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School received the NACE/R.M. Speck scholarship, awarded from funds donated to the SCCC/ATS Foundation. The scholarships were awarded during the NACE Rectifier School recently in recognition of Bob Speck and his work with the corrosion industry for over 55 years. From left are Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president; Vidal Amador, Hardesty, Okla.;  Steffan Werner, Spearman, Texas; Alyce Williams, Plains; Keith Prosser, Greensburg; Nicole Lux, Elkhart; Skyler Houtz, Elkhart; and Bob Speck of Universal Rectifiers.

The Seward County Community College/Board of Trustees met Monday, Nov. 4 to hear campus reports.
Jerry Thor, tennis coach, introduced four members of the Saints and Lady Saints Tennis teams, who had an exceptional fall season. Ronzai Saurombe and Alejandro Gonzalez made history by becoming the first Saints Tennis Team in to win the 2013 ITA National Championship in Junior College Doubles.
Thor said the two students were the “wild card” and became the first Saints Tennis players to earn a trip to the ITA National Tournament. Saurombe was 13-2 for the season and Gonzalez was 10-3.

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Brady Marshal, a senior at Hugoton 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 during a high school visit. Agriculture instructor Teddi Winslow was present at to visit with students about the agriculture program; soils, crops and livestock judging teams; career opportunities; and available scholarships. For information about the SCCC/ATS agriculture program, contact Winslow at 620-417-1353 or teddi.winslow@sccc.edu.

Forty individuals in the corrosion field successfully completed state-of-the-art training at the annual fall Rectifier School, conducted at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Liberal, Kansas. Participants devoted two and one-half days to the hands-on training, hosted in partnership by the Southwest Kansas NACE Chapter, the Gas Capital Rectifier School Committee and SCCC/ATS.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School’s Criminal Justice Club, Sigma Chi Chi, competed at the American Criminal Justice Association Region 3 Conference recently in Garden.
The Theme of the Conference was, “Make it R.E.A.L: Beyond the Classroom (Realism Enhances Academic Learning). Students and advisors participated in physical agility, firearms, and crime scene competition, as well as criminal justice workshops.
Edgar Gonzalez, Luis Vazquez, and Angel Hernandez, all of Liberal received first place in crime scene.
Dylan McLemore, Marcos Gonzalez, both from Liberal, and Luis Puerco, Turpin, Okla., took third in crime scene.
Angel Corral, Kismet, Shawna Polk, Liberal, and Dennis Mulanax, SCCC/ATS firearms instructor, took second in team firearms at the professional level.
Cristy Mulanax, SCCC/ATS Criminal Justice coordinator, received second place in physical agility in her age category.

Members of the Sigma Chi Chi club at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School who competed at regional competition are, back row, Lana Gudel, Dennis Mulanax, Adviser Cristy Mulanax, Angel Hernandez; middle row, Alex Salgado, Luis Vazquez, Luis Pureco, Corey Campos, Dylan McLemore, Zach Brewer; front row, Edgar Gonzalez, Blake Rogers, Marcos Gonzalez, Shawna Polk;  and in front, Angel Corral.



As one of their community projects, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will hold a scavenger hunt this year so they can deliver 10 Thanksgiving baskets to families in the community.
The scavenger hunt will take place from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24. The organization is looking for cash or food donations including turkeys, potatoes, stuffing, yams, canned vegetables or cranberries, rolls or dessert mixes. If you would like to donate or if you would like for the students to come to your home to pick up items, call 620-417-1455 or email debbie.stafford@sccc.edu.

The Agriculture Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will hold an open house from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Agriculture Building, on the north side of main campus, 11801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
This event is open to students and the community. The college will provide drinks and snacks. Agriculture Advisory Board members and faculty will be available throughout the day to talk about their programs and job opportunities.

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Kappa Beta Delta is an ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) affiliated honor society, which recognizes students with outstanding academic achievement and is exclusive to business students. New members at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School are Olatunde Olasunkanmi, Liberal; Tot Nguyen, Liberal; Larrisa Batterton, Ulysses; Vanessa Medina, Liberal; Mayra Gonzalez, Hooker, Okla.; Cruz Lozoya, Liberal; Juan Meza, Liberal; Brianna Fernandez, Perryton, Texas; Andres Escalante, Liberal; and Karyn Heitschmidt, Turpin, Okla. Photo by Makiah Adams.

In observance of Veterans Day, Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will hold a Veteran’s Day event from 12 noon-2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11 in the student union.
The event will include music and the posting of the colors at 12 noon, followed by a free lunch for veterans and families.
Colonel Barry Adams of the National Guard will be the guest.
To reserve a spot at the luncheon, contact Chris Hickman, 620-417-1679 or chris.hickman@sccc.edu.