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Barton Holds Renovation Celebration Aug. 12, Public Encouraged to Attend

July 26, 2010
Barton Community College will hold a dedication and open house Aug. 12 to recognize the completion of construction on its campus. The public is encouraged to attend the Renovation Celebration. (Events and times are listed below.)
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Barton Community College Announces Graduates

June 24, 2010
Barton Community College has announced its summer, fall and spring graduates who completed their associate’s degrees in the 2009-2010 academic year.
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Barton Announces Students Earning Certificates for Career Training

June 24, 2010
Barton Community College has released a list of students who earned certificates for career training during the summer, fall or spring of the 2009-2010 academic year.
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Barton Celebrates Release of First Literary Magazine Prairie Ink

June 21, 2010
Barton Community College and the Barton County Arts Council celebrated the release of the college’s first literary magazine, Prairie Ink, with a host of college representatives, arts council members and people from the community June 19 at the BCAC headquarters in downtown Great Bend.
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Barton Announces Nursing Graduates and Practical Nursing Certification

June 14, 2010
Barton Community College honored 26 graduating nurses in its Nurses Pinning Ceremony this spring. In addition, 34 students completing Barton’s practical nursing program received pins and certificates.
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Barton’s Director of Distance Learning Earns Online Administration Award

June 17, 2010
Barton Community College’s Director of Distance Learning Wynn Butler, who administers distance education from Barton’s Fort Riley Campus, has been chosen as a recipient of the Pearson Excellence in Online Administration Award.
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Barton Students Named to Dean’s List for Spring 2010

June 15, 2010
Barton Community College has named 248 students to the Dean's List for the spring 2010 semester.
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Barton Students Named to President’s List for Spring 2010

June 15, 2010
Barton Community College named 158 students to the President's List for the spring 2010 semester.
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Barton Set to Celebrate Release of First Literary Magazine Prairie Ink

June 11, 2010
Barton Community College will celebrate the inaugural release of its first literary magazine Prairie Ink this month, and Barton’s Dean of Academics Dr. Rick Abel wants to celebrate with the community.
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Rising through the Ranks: Gerritzen Wears Many Hats in 35 Years at Barton

June 10, 2010
She was hired as a keypunch operator for Barton Community College, with no degree and no experience in the field of computers. She left full-time employment at Barton more than a week ago, having served as a faculty member and later an administrator, who earned a master’s degree. She’s proof that Horatio Alger exists in female form today.
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Barton Signs 2+2 Agreement with FHSU for Early Childhood Education

June 8, 2010
Elementary and early childhood education students at Barton Community College will be able to transfer to Fort Hays State University to complete their education after representatives from the two schools signed what is known as a 2+2 agreement June 7 on Barton’s campus.
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Barton’s Shafer Gallery Features 40 Artists from Permanent Collection

June 3, 2010
Barton Community College’s Shafer Gallery will commemorate the college’s 40th anniversary by exhibiting works of 40 artists from the college’s permanent collection. The exhibit titled “40 Years, 40 Artists” will have an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, and the summer exhibit will continue through Aug. 27.
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Barton’s Shafer Gallery Changes Hours for Summer

May 24, 2010
Barton Community College’s Shafer Gallery has begun its new summer hours. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The gallery will open on Sundays by appointment for group tours. The gallery’s summer hours will continue through Aug. 8.
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Rep. Moran Commends Barton Instructor for Efforts in Ethiopia

May 19, 2010
Rep. Jerry Moran has commended a Barton Community College instructor’s adoption of two Ethiopian orphans and his project to raise funds to help orphanages in Ethiopia. Moran brought the efforts of Barton life sciences instructor Dr. John Simmons to the attention of the House of Representatives in a floor speech on Dec. 10, 2008.
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Barton Names Two Distinguished Instructors at 2010 Commencement

May 13, 2010
Barton Community College honored two Distinguished Instructors during its 40th commencement ceremony May 13. Full-time mathematics instructor Joseph Harrington has taught on the Barton County Campus for six years and Barton Fort Riley associate instructor Blanca Oviedo has taught for two years on Barton’s Fort Riley Campus.
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Speakers Challenge Barton’s 2010 Graduates to Help Change Their World

May 13, 2010
The Rev. Dennis and Ladonna Wallace, Wichita, met while both were students at Barton Community College almost 40 years ago. They have been married for 36 years because of a chance meeting in a class at Barton in the fall of 1971.
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Barton’s Student Newspaper Earns First Place Award in ASPA Contest

May 11, 2010
Barton Community College’s student newspaper, the Interrobang, received a first-place award in the American Scholastic Press Association college newspaper contest.
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Clay Shoot Attracts Record Numbers, Assures Mini Grants for Barton Faculty

May 4, 2010
Thanks to a record number of clay-shoot participants, nearly 40 sponsors and the efforts of volunteers, Barton Community College’s Foundation will be able to offer mini grants to Barton faculty. The Third Annual Sporting Clay Shoot, held April 18, at LaSada Sporting Clays and Hunting Service, located south of Russell, had 160 participants, seven more than last year’s previous record.
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Barton Art Students Accepted in Kansas Collegiate Aesthetics Exhibit at Sandzén

May 4, 2010
Four Barton Community College art students have had their work accepted in Kansas Collegiate Aesthetics 2010, an exhibit at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, which opened May 2 and continues through June 27.
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Barton Honors Caring Pathologist with Endowment to Aid MLT Students

April 28, 2010
Barton Community College is in the process of establishing an endowment to honor retired pathologist Dr. Edward “Dusty” Jones, who served as the catalyst for the College’s Medical Laboratory Technician program more than three decades ago.
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Vocal Groups and Alumni to Celebrate Barton’s 40th Anniversary in Concert

April 28, 2010
Barton Community College’s Music Department will present its Music Endowment Concert as a celebration of the College’s 40th anniversary, featuring Barton’s Concert Choir, Hilltop Singers, and Hilltop Singers Alumni Choir.
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Magnificent Effort: Community Members Make College Dream a Reality

April 14, 2010
Where would the community be without the efforts of the Great Bend Jaycees, other community leaders and a determined newspaper editor who banded together to push a grassroots cause in the early 1960s? Sufficed to say, the community would be without Barton Community College, which has educated thousands of students and served as an economic engine to the community for more than four decades.
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EDUKAN LEVERAGES ROSETTA STONE® CLASSROOM TO ACCELERATE STUDENTS’ LANGUAGE LEARNING

April 1, 2010
Wichita, KS – EduKan, a consortium of the six western community colleges in Kansas, will partner with Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language learning solutions, for the delivery of online language instruction.
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CPI and Barton Partner to Grow Pension Administration Workforce

April 1, 2010
CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. is the proverbial big fish in a small pond. As one of the nation’s largest providers of third-party administration, the company chooses to keep its home office in Great Bend, where it started as a life insurance company with three employees and then incorporated into a TPA company 38 years ago.
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Barton Announces Cheer and Dance Teams Going to Nationals

April 1, 2010
Barton Community College’s cheer squad will compete in the National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championship, and the College’s Dance Team, “Cougar Danz Force,” will compete in the National Dance Alliance Championship alongside the cheer competition April 7-11 in Daytona Beach, Fla. These events are the largest collegiate cheer and dance national championships in the world.
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Barton Community Student Organization Collects 4,076 items for Haiti Care Kits

March 31, 2010
Members of the Community Student Organization at Barton Community College assemble personal care kits for Haiti earthquake survivors after collecting items and monetary donations from Barton employees and community members for the kits. They especially encouraged people to bring items to two Barton basketball games in February.
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Barton Program Preps Workers for Flourishing Natural Gas Industry

March 22, 2010
Fourteen months ago the workforce bottom dropped out for Keith Frank. Two years into a promising career as a railroad conductor, working in South Dakota, he was one of 5,000 employees let go by the company, which was clobbered by the recession.
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Joy Presents Art ‘Under the Influence of Alice’ in Barton Display Cases

March 11, 2010
The new exhibit in the Fine Arts display cases at Barton Community College is a lesson in spontaneity. One Friday evening at the Great Bend Coffee Company, local artist Robert Joy asked fellow artist Rose Dudek to “draw Alice."
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Barton’s Haz-Mat Training Facility Hosts Specialized State Training

March 16, 2010
Barton Community College partnered with Geary County Emergency Management to host the highest level of hazardous materials training at Barton’s Hazardous Materials and Emergency Services Training Institute, Grandview Plaza, March 1-12. The specialized training was conducted by the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office and approximately 20 fire fighters representing Junction City, Manhattan, Abilene, Fort Riley, Coffeyville and Colby participated in the 80-hour Hazardous Materials Technician certification training. Fire fighters completed the course by passing the IFSAC accredited written examination, administered by the University of Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute on March 12.
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Dress Rehearsals Prepare the Way for Barton’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

March 3, 2010
The cast is in full costume as dress rehearsals continue this week in preparation for this weekend’s performances of Barton Community College’s spring musical, “Beauty and the Beast.” Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. March 5 and 6, and 2 p.m. March 7 in the college’s Fine Arts Auditorium.
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Barton Hosts Largest KASIE Tournament in Organization’s History

February 24, 2010
Barton Community College hosted the State Parliamentary Debate and Kansas State Individual Events (KASIE) Championships Feb. 19 and 20. Competing in the speech and debate tournaments were 13 teams, from two- and four-year programs across the state.
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Reading, Writing and Romance - Couples Spend Lives Together After Meeting at Barton

February 19, 2010
In the fall of 1969, when Barton County Community Junior College opened for the first time to students, twins Dennis and Ken Wallace were high school juniors living nearly 300 miles away in their boyhood hometown of Pampa, Texas. Their distance to the College grew much closer later that year when their father moved the family to Great Bend for a job.
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Barton Community College Honors Homecoming Royalty

February 15, 2010
Barton Community College sophomores Morgan Cooper and Jared Marcuson were named Queen and King of Barton’s 2010 Basketball Homecoming on Feb. 13. They were crowned during the intermission between the women’s and men’s basketball games against Butler.
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Cox Communications Donates Annual $1,000 Scholarship to Barton

February 11, 2010
Cox Communications initiated a $1,000 scholarship to Barton Community College, which has been awarded this academic year. Wednesday, Cox Manager of Government Affairs for Kansas Reynaldo Mesa announced the award will be given annually.
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