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Leonard Bunselmeyer retires after more than three decades with BCC

Aug. 1, 2011
As Leonard Bunselmeyer celebrates the end of an era with his recent retirement from a 41-year career, 34 of which were at Barton Community College, he looks forward to spending time with his grandchildren and taking advantage of volunteer opportunities.
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Barton Community College to Host RYLA Camp Friday through Sunday

July 27, 2011
Barton Community College will host the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp Friday through Sunday at Camp Aldrich. RYLA is a worldwide program that provides future leaders the opportunity to expand and hone their leadership skills.The program enables young people to debate issues of professional responsibility and human relations, improve leadership and communication skills, and meet Rotarians while having fun and making friends.
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Barton Sets New Enrollment Record, Trends Up for Fourth Straight Year

July 12, 2011
Barton Community College’s enrollment figures show an overall 5.2 percent increase from summer 2010 to spring 2011. That increase comes off the heels of 10 percent enrollment growth the preceding year. This year’s total credit-hour output set a new enrollment record with 107,158 credit hours compared to last year’s previous record of 101,877 credit hours. The new record also signifies that Barton continues its upward trend in credit-hour production for the fourth straight year.
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CPI Named Partnership Winner by Barton Community College

June 24, 2011
CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. is like a turbo-charged economic engine for central Kansas. As Barton County’s largest private employer, with more than 500 employees, it operates as one of the nation’s leading providers of third-party administration services. To do that successfully, as CPI has for nearly four decades, requires the synchronization of a highly trained workforce.
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Barton Creates Workforce Partnership Award in Education

June 15, 2011
Barton Community College is highlighting the value of its workforce partners by creating an award that will honor one business or organization every six months. The “Workforce Partnership in Education” award was established with the first award going to local workforce giant CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc.
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Barton Foundation’s Robert Keenan Memorial Brings Music to Gallery

May 26, 2011
When the Barton Community College Foundation received memorial funds honoring the late Robert P. Keenan, his family asked that part of those funds be given to Barton’s Learning Resource Center and they designated that the remainder go to help the college’s Shafer Gallery in some way.
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Barton Honors Student Ambassadors of the Year

May 25, 2011
Barton Community College announced its 2010-11 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassadors of the Year at an awards luncheon May 12 in the Plaza de Cavanaugh in Barton’s Learning Resource Center. Kaitlin Ptacek, Dorrance, and Jared Marcuson, Oberlin, were named recipients of this year’s awards.
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Shafer Gallery Presents Sandzén and Prairie Print Makers in Summer Exhibit

May 13, 2011
In 1894, Birger Sandzén arrived at Bethany College in Lindsborg to teach languages and assist in the art and vocal music departments. He remained at Bethany for the remainder of his career, becoming the principal art instructor in 1899 and retiring in 1946. Throughout this period, and after he retired as Professor Emeritus, he was a prolific painter and print maker until his death in 1954.
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Hodges, Marcuson Named Outstanding Graduates at Barton Commencement

May 12, 2011
Jared Marcuson and Will Hodges were named Barton Community College’s 2011 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards as they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college’s 41ST commencement ceremony May 12.
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Foundation Clay Shoot Nets Nearly $10,000 for Mini Grants with Strong Sponsorships

May 12, 2011
It didn’t take a record number of shooters this year to raise a record amount of net proceeds for the Fourth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot, held April 17 at LaSada Sporting Clays and Hunting Service, Russell. Barton Community College’s Foundation raised net proceeds of $9,864, bolstered by a larger number of sponsorships for this year’s event compared to previous years. This year’s event attracted 146 shooters, 14 fewer than last year’s record turn-out, but this year’s event netted nearly $730 more than a year ago.
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Barton Student Artists Recognized for Their Work in Shafer Gallery Show

May 5, 2011
The Barton Community College Student Juried Art Exhibition opened May 1 featuring students’ work. Juror for the exhibit Micky Yalg, art professor at Fort Hays State University, judged the show and awarded ribbons recognizing the quality of the students’ work.
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Barton’s Breaking Traditions Camp Helps Students Explore Non-Traditional Careers

April 29, 2011
Barton Community College will offer local and area high school students a chance to explore non-traditional careers in a Breaking Traditions event set for June 7 and 8. The program is for 2011-12 high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, and 2011 high school graduates.
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Barton’s Summer Workshops Offer Opportunities to Learn New Skills

April 29, 2011
Barton Community College is accepting enrollments now for its summer workshops in Quickbooks (introduction), Skype, Dreamweaver, Word, Excel, Photoshop (digital composition), Photoshop (photo retouching) and Photoshop (digital painting). To enroll in any of the workshops, contact Janet Kirmer, 620-792-9294 or 1-866-813-2460.
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Barton Music Students to Present Recital April 28

April 28, 2011
Barton will present its final student recital of the school year at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free and open to the public.
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Barton Schedules Summer Outreach Courses in Russell

April 29, 2011
Barton Community College has announced enrollment times for its summer 2011 outreach courses. The college’s summer bulletin of classes lists all outreach courses and workshops. Bulletins are available at area libraries and high schools.
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Barton Forensics Students to Present End-of-Year Showcase

April 28, 2011
Barton Community College’s Forensics Team will celebrate its national championship winning season with an end-of-the-year showcase from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the college’s Shafer Gallery. Admission is free. Good will donations for team travel and expenses will be accepted.
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Barton Community College Offers Medication Aide Update in Lyons

May 3, 2011
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update in Lyons to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles.
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McCaffery and Brenner to Appear on KAKE Noon Show Thursday

April 26, 2011
Barton Community College history instructor Linda McCaffery and Dr. Bill Brenner will appear on the KAKE-TV Noon Show at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 28, to discuss McCaffery’s book, “I’m Praying Hard for You,” Love Letters to a Death Camp: The World War II Ordeal of Bill and Jo Brenner.
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Two Barton MLT Students Earn KSCLS State Awards

April 26, 2011
The Kansas Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (KSCLS) presented awards this month to two Barton Community College students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology program. Barton’s Maria Mayta received the KSCLS “Outstanding Student” plaque for this year. Her classmate Laura Thompson earned the KSCLS “Outstanding Student” scholarship for $500.
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BCC Theatre and Forensics to Host ‘A Night in the Theatre’

April 21, 2011
Barton Community College Forensics and Theatre departments will host “A Night in the Theatre” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, and ending at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 7. “A Night in the Theatre” is open to all high school and college students interested in theatre and forensics.
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BCC Theatre and Forensics Students to Attend K-State Theatre Production

April 21, 2011
Barton Community College students are invited to attend the K-State Theatre production of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” Friday, April 29, in the Nichols Theatre at Kansas State University.
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Petr Grigorev Displays His Work in Barton’s Fine Arts Display Cases

April 21, 2011
Petr Grigorev, who came to Barton Community College as an international student almost four years ago, is exhibiting five of his works in the display cases in the college’s Fine Arts Building.
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Barton Community College Awards Achievement Scholarships

April 7, 2011
Barton Community College has announced recipients of Achievement Scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year. These awards are administered by Barton’s Financial Aid Office.
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“It was a God thing, really”
Life Challenge Moves Larned's Thomson to Medical Assistant Career

March 30, 2011
Attending college was the furthest idea from Larned resident Linda Thomson’s mind in December 2007. She had just undergone surgery for breast cancer and she was preparing for a long road of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. However, a friend and fellow cancer survivor knew it was the perfect time for Thomson to establish new goals and create a new purpose for herself.
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Shafer Gallery Shows Kansas Landscapes; Planetarium Presents Starscapes

March 28, 2011
Barton Community College’s Shafer Gallery will feature Kansas landscapes in a photography exhibit starting Sunday, April 3, with an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. That same afternoon, Barton’s Planetarium will present “Kansas Starscapes” with 30-minute showings at 12:45 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
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Barton Community College Awards Excellence Scholarships

March 23, 2011
Barton Community College has announced recipients of Excellence Scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year. To qualify for an Excellence Award, a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0 and be enrolled full time at Barton. These awards are administered by Barton’s Financial Aid Office. The following students, listed by hometown, are recipients of the scholarships:
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Learn to 'Kick Up Your Heels' at Barton's Child Education Fair

March 21, 2011
Barton Community College's Child Education Fair set for April 16 gives reason to 'Kick Up Your Heels' as its educational sessions take a cowboy theme. This learning event is developed for child care center and preschool personnel, family day care providers, elementry teachers and students enrolled in a child care curriculum.

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Three Artists E xhibit Ceramics in Barton’s Fine Arts Display Cases

March 21, 2011
Three artists who are ceramics students of Barton Community College art instructor Bill Forst are exhibiting their works in the display cases located outside the Shafer Gallery in the college’s Fine Arts Building.
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Cohen Center Offers Free New-Age Archiving to Public

March 10, 2011
Barton Community College’s Cohen Center for Kansas History now has two resources that give the public the ability to study and preserve historical documents and other papers, making them available to future generations when otherwise those pieces of history would eventually be lost.

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Shafer Gallery Column - 'Making a Way'

March 1, 2011
It was toward the end of a nearly perfect early spring day in the Pryor Mountains of Montana. I had spent most of it working on the ranch of my friends the Big Day family who had lived for centuries on land that is now called the Crow Indian Reservation. We were sitting on the ground, well broiled, in front of an igloo-shaped hut made from willow boughs and blankets. The little hut from which we had just emerged was a sweat lodge.

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Longtime College Supporters Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of AEF Campaign

February 24, 2011
Larry and Kathy Schugart have supported Barton Community College in many ways from the beginning. Continuing their support, they will help launch the Barton Foundation’s 2011 Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign on March 1 as honorary co-chairs of the event. The month-long annual campaign raises money for academic scholarships for Barton students and programs.

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Shafer Gallery Presents Barton County High School Artists in Juried Exhibition

Barton Community College’s Shafer Gallery will host the Barton County High School Juried Art Exhibition March 6-27. The student artists will be recognized for their work at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the gallery.
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Sandzén Art Sale Establishes Scholarship for Hoisington Students

Two Birger Sandzén paintings were returned to Hoisington USD 431 in late February, to the relief and surprise of Superintendent Bill Lowry. He was amazed at their appearance. The paintings were actually high-quality photographic reproductions of the original pieces that the district sold at auction last summer, along with a small Sandzén watercolor painting.
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One of Barton’s first MLT Grads Trains Barton Students to Follow Her Profession

February 21, 2011
Dana Weber has always been interested in biology, but she first started thinking about a medical laboratory career in the mid 1970s as a student at Great Bend High School when she attended a career fair. That was the first time she met Leonard Bunselmeyer, then a medical technologist at Central Kansas Medical Center. His talk about hospital lab work made a distinct impression on her and helped put her on the path to a career as a medical lab technician.
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Clinician to Work With Voice Students in Barton Vocal Masterclass

March 9, 2011
Barton Community College’s Music Department will present its 27th annual Vocal Masterclass on Saturday, March 12, featuring Dr. Holly Swartzendruber, an adjunct vocal music instructor at Tabor College and Hesston College.
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BCC Theatre Has Auditions for Spring Production, ‘Baby with the Bathwater’

February 21, 2011
Barton Community College’s BCC Theatre has announced auditions for its spring production, “Baby with the Bathwater,” by Christopher Durang. Auditions are set for 6p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in the college’s Fine Arts Auditorium.
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Barton Offers Two Business Courses in Hybrid Format

February 18, 2011
Barton Community College is offering two business courses as hybrid classes in the spring semester, beginning March 30 and ending May 11.
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Barton Community College Foundation Awards Additional Scholarships

January 28, 2011
Barton Community College has announced additional recipients of scholarships awarded by the Barton Community College Foundation.
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Barton Awards Endowed Scholarships as Achievement and Merit Awards

January 21, 2011
Barton Community College has announced recipients of 2010-11 endowed scholarships based on academic achievement and merit. These scholarships are given by the Barton Community College Foundation.
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Guest Artist Recital at Barton Features FHSU Music Instructor

February 13, 2011
The Barton County Community College Music Department will host a Guest Artist Recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the college’s Fine Arts Building, F-157. This event is free and open to the public.
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Barton/NCKTC Partnership Offers Early Childhood Course in Child Play and Games

February 11, 2011
Barton Community College will offer the early childhood education course, Child Play and Games, in partnership with North Central Kansas Technical College beginning March 10.
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Barton Community College Announces Summer and Fall Graduates

February 8, 2011
Barton Community College has announced its summer and fall 2010 graduates.
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Barton Community College Honors Homecoming Royalty

February 11, 2011
Barton Community College sophomore Alisha Fanshier and freshman Storm Sanders were named Queen and King of Barton’s 2011 Basketball Homecoming on Feb. 5. They were crowned during the intermission between the women’s and men’s basketball games against Seward County.
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Spring Dance Competition to Raise Funds and Awareness for College Auditorium Renovation

February 14, 2011
Barton Community College is using star power to help raise money for a renovation project to upgrade its 40-year-old Fine Arts Auditorium. Barton’s stars are 10 community members who will compete in a dance competition this spring that will initiate a fund drive and create awareness for the renovation project.
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Barton’s Natural Gas Program Receives Gift of Equipment From Mentor

February 2, 2011
A generous donation of equipment to Barton Community College’s Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Program has given a substantial boost to the program and its students. Randy Suhm of Suhm Consulting from Sweetwater, Texas, a supporter and mentor of Barton’s Natural Gas Program from the beginning, has donated $26,696 worth of equipment to the program.
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College Goal Sunday Gives Students Free Help With Financial Aid Forms

January 28, 2011
College Goal Sunday, a one-day free event to help students and their parents fill out college financial aid forms, is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at Great Bend High School, 2027 Morton. The event provides professional, one-on-one help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
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Barton Reports Record Enrollment for Summer/Fall 2010

January 28, 2010
Barton Community College’s enrollment figures show an overall 8 percent increase for summer and fall 2010, proving Barton’s continued success, especially coming on the heels of a 10 percent enrollment growth in the preceding year.
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Barton Community College Students Named to President’s List for Fall 2010

January 24, 2011
Barton Community College named 186 students to the President's List for the fall 2010 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.
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Making the Grade – Three Barton Students Take Different Paths in Earning Academic Distinction

January 24, 2011
The three Barton Community College students named to this year’s Phi Theta Kappa All-Kansas Academic Team will forever be linked together for earning their distinguished Phi Theta Kappa awards, but each has taken a different path to achieve success. The paragraphs below tell their stories.
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Three Barton Students Selected for All-Kansas Academic Team

January 24, 2011
Three Barton Community College students will join other Kansas community college scholars on Feb. 17 in Topeka to be honored for their scholastic achievement.
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Barton Students Named to Dean’s List for Fall 2010

January 24, 2011
Barton Community College has announced that 252 students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester.
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Barton Forensics Recaps Its Fall Season of Tournaments

January 25, 2011
The Barton Community College Forensics Team had a busy and successful fall semester traveling far and wide from Manhattan, Kan., to Lawton, Okla., Hastings, Neb., and beyond for 18 debate and speech contests.
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Barton Community College Gives Endowed Scholarships as Honor Awards

January 14, 2011
Barton Community College has announced recipients of 2010-11 endowed scholarships as academic honor awards. These scholarships are awarded by the Barton Community College Foundation. The following students, listed by high school, are recipients of these endowed scholarships.
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Barton Community College Awards Endowed Scholarships to County Residents

December 17, 2010
Barton Community College has announced recipients of 2010-11 endowed scholarships based on academic excellence. These scholarships are awarded by the Barton Community College Foundation.
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Barton Community College Awards Endowed Scholarships

January 6, 2011
Barton Community College has announced recipients of 2010-11 endowed scholarships based on academic excellence. These scholarships are given by the Barton Community College Foundation.
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Soil Pit Allows Barton Ag Students to Play and Learn in the Dirt

January 11, 2011
To the average person, the gaping, 6-foot-deep soil pit that was dug last fall south of the Barton Community College campus is just a large, rectangular hole in the ground. To Barton Agriculture students, it’s a chance to play in the dirt and to earn college credit for doing it. But to Dr. Victor Martin, Barton’s Agriculture instructor, the huge hole represents a portal to wondrous discovery of what took place hundreds of years before with climate, earth and living beings.
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Central Kansas Chorale Seeks Vocalists for Spring Concert

January 10, 2011
The Central Kansas Chorale is recruiting singers for the spring 2011 season. Membership in the chorale is open to all choral singers high school age and above. Participants must have some choral singing background and be able to attend all rehearsals as the choral literature will be challenging and rehearsal time is relatively short.
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Shafer Gallery Exhibits Ceramic Works of Marko Fields and Carol Long

January 5, 2011
Barton Community College’s Shafer Gallery will present the works of two ceramics artists, Marko Fields and Carol Long. An opening reception for the exhibit is planned for 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9. In addition to the artists, the reception will feature Wichita guitarist John Francis in a one-hour concert beginning at 2 p.m.
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Barton/NCKTC Partnership Offers Early Childhood Courses in Spring Semester

December 16, 2010
Barton Community College will offer two early childhood education courses in partnership with North Central Kansas Technical College in the spring 2011 semester.
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Community Report 2010 Available from Barton Board of Trustees

Dec. 15, 2010
“Report 2010,” published on behalf of Barton Community College's Board of Trustees, is now available. The annual report highlights the success of the College, its students and employees in achieving the College mission throughout each academic year. The publication is available to the public online, bartonccc.edu.
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Barton Art Students and Instructor Exhibit Photographs at Hays Gallery

December 14, 2010
Photography students of Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek had their work accepted in the 27th Annual Five-State Photography Competition Exhibition at the Hays Arts Center Gallery, 112 E. 11th, Hays.
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Barton’s Criminal Justice Team Wins Trophies in National Competition

November 30, 2010
Barton Community College’s Criminal Justice Team, Sigma Phi Omega chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, won trophies in four divisions of the Region III LAE American Criminal Justice Association national competition Oct. 15-17 in Overland Park.
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Our Christmas Grove

November 23, 2010
Have you noticed that despite our attempts to legislate, control and save time the days are still getting shorter and the nights longer? The process continues until around Dec. 22 when we experience the cold dark night of Midwinter.
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Barton’s Shafer Gallery to Host Holiday Open House Dec. 5

November 23, 2010
Barton Community College’s Shafer Gallery now has its holiday trees lighted and decorated, thanks to the efforts of area school children and community organizations, in anticipation of the gallery’s annual Holiday Open House set for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.
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Barton History Instructor to Sign Copies of New Book at Holiday Open House

November 23, 2010
Barton Community College history instructor Linda McCaffery will sign copies of her first book, “I’m Praying Hard for You,” Love Letters to a Death Camp: The World War II Ordeal of Bill and Jo Brenner, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, during the Shafer Gallery’s Holiday Open House.
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Barton Art Instructor Wins Purchase Award in KWS National Show

November 17, 2010
Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek received the Kansas Watercolor Society Members Patron Purchase Award in the Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2010 for his watercolor painting titled “Christina’s Koi.”
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Barton Music Groups Present Holiday Concert, Also To Be Aired On SHPTV

November 17, 2010
Barton Community College vocal and instrumental music groups will perform their holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in the college’s Fine Arts Auditorium for the taping of “Holiday on the Hill” by Smoky Hills Public Television.
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BCC Theatre Presents Fall Production, ‘Mass Appeal’

November 15, 2010
Barton Community College will present “Mass Appeal,” its BCC Theatre fall production, Nov. 19 and 20. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in Barton’s Fine Arts Building, F-157.
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Barton Hosts Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week at Public Library

November 11, 2010
Barton Community College early childhood education students will lead activities for children participating in the observance of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week Nov. 16 at the Great Bend Public Library.
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Dave Barnes: A Remarkable Director for a Remarkable Gallery

November 2, 2010
Dave Barnes was as surprised as most people when he stepped into Barton Community College’s Shafer Gallery for the first time and saw a gallery of such beauty, spaciousness and versatility in the midst of its rural central Kansas setting.
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Barton and K-State Sign Additional Transfer Agreements

November 2, 2010
Barton Community College signed four new transfer articulation agreements recently and re-signed two existing agreements with Kansas State University over the last several months.
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Barton Golf Scramble Raises Funds for Wounded Warriors

Military Support – Lt. Col. Andy Price, commander of Fort Riley Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion, accepts a $1,500 check from Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman Oct. 25. Barton’s Dean of Fort Riley Learning Services Gene Kingslien was also present for the presentation. Barton hosted the Fort Riley Wounded Warrior Scramble on Oct. 1 to raise the funds. The tournament was played at Fort Riley’s Custer Hill Golf Course. All golf-tournament funds go toward assisting wounded soldiers at Fort Riley.
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Lee Turner Lectureship Takes a Look at Two ‘Officer Down’ Investigations

November 9, 2010
Barton Community College’s Lee Turner Lectureship Series will present the seminar, “Officer Down,” as its November 2010 session.

The Lee Turner Lectureship Series provides an opportunity for law enforcement personnel to meet continuing education requirements while gaining valuable training pertinent to their profession.
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Science Entertainer Is Keynote Speaker for Barton’s Jack Kilby Science Day

October 21, 2010
Students attending Barton Community College’s seventh annual Jack Kilby Science Day will meet Bret Mahoney, a man who takes science literacy very seriously. As the Academic Networking Coordinator for Science Museum Oklahoma, he works to ignite passion and inquiry in students and teachers across the education spectrum.
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New Quilts From an Old Favorite Bring American Tradition to Gallery

October 14, 2010
By Dave Barnes, Shafer Gallery Director
On Saturday afternoons when I was a boy growing up in the little North Texas town of Electra, I would often steal into the basement of my Dad’s church and sit for hours under the quilting frame set up by the Women’s Misssionary Council. The ladies of the church would sing hymns, gossip and generally catch up on the goings-on in their world. All the while, thimbles clicked and nimble fingers darted in and out of the batting suspended on the quilting frame.f
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Public Invited to Celebrate Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Oct. 15 at Barton

October 5, 2010
Do you want to catch a glimpse into future transportation technologies today? Barton Community College is providing that opportunity to the public when its Automotive Technology Program hosts National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Oct. 15.
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Sneak Preview Concert to Launch Arts and Humanities Month at Barton

September 29, 2010
Barton Community College’s Sneak Preview Concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the college’s Fine Arts Auditorium, will be the opening act for Barton’s observance of National Arts and Humanities Month.
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Boone’s Appliance Helps Update Kitchen for Barton’s Early Childhood Program

September 27, 2010
When Dan Boone of Boone’s Maytag Home Appliance Center, 3014 10th Street, heard about a need in Barton Community College’s Early Childhood Care Giver and Educator Program, he knew he had just what the program needed and a way to deliver it.
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Barton Art Students and Instructor Exhibit Work at State Fair

September 21, 2010
Barton Community College art students and art instructor Steve Dudek had their work displayed in the Professional Art Exhibit at the Kansas State Fair.
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New Barton Agriculture Instructor Prepares Students for Opportunities in Ag

September 22, 2010
The timing of Dr. Victor Martin’s arrival as Barton Community College’s new agriculture coordinator/instructor couldn’t have been better. Not only is the program getting a new instructor, it also has a new classroom and new equipment to put its students in the ideal setting for learning about agriculture and the careers it has to offer them.
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Barton Foundation Big Benefit Auction Proceeds Reflect Community Generosity

September 16, 2010
The Barton Community College Foundation has announced net proceeds from its 32nd Annual Big Benefit Auction, “A Night in Napa.” The final tally after expenses have been paid came to $75,836.
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Barton Honors Wally Straub for Helping Establish Case New Holland Program

September 10, 2010
If not for Wally Straub and his persistence, Barton Community College would not have the Case New Holland Program it has today. Thanks to Straub’s insistence and perseverance with the Case New Holland Corporation, Barton was able to begin its pilot program in 1995 and turn it into a full-time program just one year later offering service training to Case New Holland workers across the country.
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Barton Faculty and Staff Exhibit Art Work in Shafer Gallery

September 9, 2010
The Shafer Gallery showcases the talents of college employees in the Barton Community College Faculty and Staff Open Exhibition, opening this week. The gallery will host a reception for the exhibit and the artists from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12.
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KACRAO Brings Education Choices to  Students Through College Planning Conference

Every year, thousands of Kansas high school students face one of the most important decisions in their lives--where to continue their education. It's a choice that will have a lasting effect on their future lives--everything from how much they will earn to where they will live can be affected by the education they choose. With dozens of postsecondary options to choose from, that decision can be overwhelming, even with the help of counselors and parents.
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'A Night in Napa' Draws People for Great Times and Generous Giving

September 2, 2010
The Barton Community College Foundation’s 32nd Annual Big Benefit Auction Aug. 28 gave people a taste of the wine country with its theme, “A Night in Napa,” inspiring good times and a generous community spirit. Held at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center, the Big Benefit Auction raises funds each year for academic scholarships and program enhancements at Barton.
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Barton Awards Cheerleading Scholarships for 2010-11

August 20, 2010
Barton Community College has awarded cheerleading scholarships for 2010-11.
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Barton Community College Names Classroom to Honor Lois Alban

August 26, 2010
Lois Alban, who for many years has given generously to Barton Community College, traveled 1,000 miles to attend the Renovation Celebration Aug. 12 showcasing the College’s renovations involving three buildings on its campus. Now living in Mission, Texas, she continues giving to the College.
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Barton Makes Top-50 Best List of Washington Monthly Magazine

August 24, 2010
Barton Community College has been named one of America’s 50 best community colleges by Washington Monthly magazine in its September issue, which was released Monday.

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Barton Community College Foundation Names New Members, Elects Officers

August 16, 2010
The Barton Community College Foundation Board of Directors welcomed five new members as they assumed their new positions July 1. In addition, the board elected new officers for the 2010-11 academic year.
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Barton Art Student Has Painting Accepted in National Watercolor Society Exhibit

August 17, 2010
Petr Grigor’ev, a student at Barton Community College, has had his watercolor painting accepted for the National Watercolor Society’s 90th Annual Open Exhibition, which begins Oct. 30 and continues through Dec. 11 at the NWS headquarters in San Pedro, Calif.
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A Night in Napa: Barton Foundation’s Honorarium Scholarship Honors M.E. ‘Eustace’ Marmie

August 10, 2010
The Old Bill Honorarium, one of the highlights of the Barton Community College Foundation’s Big Benefit Auction, has been named this year in honor of M.E. “Eustace” Marmie to recognize his civic leadership and support for the College and community.
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Barton Compresses Hybrid Macro and Microeconomics Courses into One Semester

August 5, 2010
Barton Community College will offer hybrid compressed courses in Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics this fall, delivered in the classroom through lecture and supplemented by online components. The compressed hybrid courses will make it possible to complete both courses for a total of six credit hours in one semester rather than taking them in two separate semesters.
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Barton Offers Compressed Hybrid Accounting I and II Back-to-Back This Fall

August 5, 2010
Barton Community College is offering students the opportunity to complete two compressed accounting courses consecutively in one semester this fall. Compressed Accounting I and II are hybrid courses delivered in the classroom through lecture and supplemented by online components. Each course is three credit hours.
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Barton Offers Four Business Courses in Hybrid Format This Fall

August 5, 2010
Barton Community College is offering four business courses as hybrid classes for the fall semester, Aug. 16 through Dec. 10.
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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’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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