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Shafer Gallery to host elegant afternoon tea fundraiser

June 27, 2012
Break out your fanciest cup and saucer and your most dapper and debonair hat and attire and join your fellow ladies and gents as the Shafer Gallery hosts an elegant, afternoon “high-tea” fundraiser promptly at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22 in the Shafer Gallery.
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Barton Community College to close for Independence Day

June 27, 2012
Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day. Classes will resume and offices will reopen Thursday July 5.
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Basic Spanish course offered at Barton Community College

June 20, 2012
Barton Community College, with the help of Command Spanish Inc., is working to bridge the communication gap between English- and Spanish-speaking individuals with a month-long workshop titled “Command Spanish for the Community.”
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Barton students named to President’s List for spring 2012

June 19, 2012
Barton Community College Great Bend, Kan., has named 220 students to the President’s List for the spring 2012 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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Barton students named to Dean’s List for spring 2012

June 19, 2012
Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kan., has named 279 students to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 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 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.
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Barton Community College and Russell Arts Council co-sponsor summer musical

June 18, 2012
Eye patches will be in excess when the Russell Arts Council and Barton Community College co-sponsor the summer musical, “The Pirates of Penzance,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30 in the Ruppenthal Middle School Auditorium, 400 North Elm St., Russell and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1 at the Jack Kilby Square Performance Shell in downtown Great Bend.
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Barton Community College unveils new Gas Measurement Technician Certificate Program

June 6, 2012
Barton Community College has announced a new 30-credit-hour Gas Measurement Certificate program that will have its first classes available in August for the fall semester of 2012. Students can complete the program in approximately three months. All classes are offered from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m.
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Lee Turner Lectureship to cover systemic responses to sexual assault

June 5, 2012
Law enforcement personnel will soon have two opportunities to learn from seasoned professionals on how to respond to sexual assault scenarios, from working through a crime scene and preserving evidence to dealing with the psychological trauma inflicted on victims.
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Sign Language course offered at Barton Community College

June 5, 2012
Barton Community College is offering an American Sign Language course from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 9-12 in room S-151 of the Science and Math Building.
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Barton Community College rolls out four-day learning week option for select programs

May 31, 2012
Most people would agree that three-day weekends are glorious. Barton students can make a choice to treat themselves to one every week as Barton rolls out its “four-day learning week” for select career technical education courses beginning fall 2012.
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Shafer Gallery features Ronald Reagan’s former calligrapher and Midwest-themed murals

May 24, 2012
From exquisite pieces of handwriting to murals that take up entire rooms, the public will have a lot to look at in the Shafer Gallery from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 3 as the Shafer Gallery hosts a reception for their exhibit “History Writ Large: The Murals of Pat Potucek featuring selections from the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Calligraphy Collection.”
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Bank of the West donates murals to Barton Community College Foundation

May 23, 2012
Bank of the West prides itself on being supportive of the community that supports them. Wednesday they exhibited a real-life example of that spirit by donating four large oil-painted murals by artist Pat Potucek to the Barton Community College Foundation.
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Barton's Grandview Plaza campus hosts national HazMat training seminar

May 21, 2012
Barton does not take its designation as a comprehensive community college lightly, which was more evident than ever during a national “Train the Trainer” session on Barton’s Grandview Plaza campus. The satellite location focuses primarily on education in the realms of Occupational Safety and Health Administration, hazardous materials management and emergency management.
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Barton Community College to close for Memorial Day observance

May 21, 2012
The Barton Community College main campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The college will resume regular summer hours on Tuesday, May 29.
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Barton Community College to offer Computer Aided Drafting and Design certificate

May 15, 2012
Barton Community College has announced its new Computer Aided Drafting & Design 21-hour certificate program with classes beginning from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5 through July 26. Students who start coursework this summer can earn their certificate by as early as Spring 2013.
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Barton Community College to offer Private Pilot Ground School

May 14, 2012
Prospective pilots from the area will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of flying as Barton Community College will be offering Private Pilot Ground School Classes from 6:00 to 9:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5 through July 26 in Barton’s Technical Building, T-184.
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Barton Foundation honors Lee Turner with Distinguished Service Award

May 11, 2012
The Barton Community College Foundation presented the 2012 Distinguished Service Award posthumously to H. Lee Turner during Barton’s 42nd commencement May 10. Turner’s wife Betsy and daughter Stephanie accepted the award on his behalf.
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Barton Community College honors Outstanding Graduates at commencement

May 11, 2012
Anna Voss of Hays and Devan Boeger of Great Bend were named Barton Community College’s 2012 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards after which, they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college’s 42nd commencement ceremony Thursday.
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Barton recognizes 2011-12 Student Ambassadors of the Year

May 11, 2012
Barton Community College has announced its 2011-12 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassadors of the Year. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognizes two outstanding student ambassadors, Karisa Kaiser and Reba Hickel, both of Hoisington, Kan.
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West Virginia couple completes degrees online, treks to Barton for graduation

May 11, 2012
Wearing a smile a mile wide, Tara Webb of West Virginia strides across the stage and accepts her diploma in front of hundreds of other Barton Community College graduates.
For many of her peers, it was the last time they set foot on Barton’s campus, or even within the Kansas border. For Tara, and her fellow-graduate and husband Bryan, however, it was the first time they found themselves on campus since they began taking classes a few years ago.
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Barton recognizes instructors for hard work with Distinguished Instructor Award

May 11, 2012
Part-time Mathematics Instructor Jann Sherman and full-time Networking Instructor Howard Pastran were chosen to receive the Distinguished Instructor Awards for the 2011-12 school year during the 42nd annual commencement ceremony Thursday evening.
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Barton recognizes employees for years of service to college

May 7, 2012
Barton Community College honored four employees during an all-college forum May 3, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 5, 10, 15 and 35 years of service.
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Barton Community College's Field Ops Day stresses realism

May 7, 2012
More than 100 people were involved in Barton Community College’s EMT Field Ops Day on Saturday. Students from the EMS, Medical Assistant, and Criminal Justice programs; instructors, volunteer patients; and local law enforcement and EMS personnel were all on hand to create lifelike emergency scenarios designed to put the students’ skills to the test and mimic the high stress situations they might encounter in the field.
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Seasoned photographer offers advice at Shafer Art Gallery reception Sunday

May 7, 2012
Composition, color, print quality and more are all considered when judging a photography exhibit, which was the task placed before seasoned photographer Stan Reimer at the Shafer Art Gallery’s opening reception for Exposure Time. Reimer said despite the technical qualities of a photo, the first round of elimination is a little more subjective in nature.
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Barton's Music Endowment Concert brings in about $700

May 4, 2012
A sizable crowd turned out to support music students at the annual Barton Endowment Music Concert on Thursday evening in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
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Barton Theatre students celebrate year's end with performances, awards ceremony

May 3, 2012
Barton Theatre students who have been entertaining community members for the last year gathered for a year-end celebration Wednesday afternoon in the Shafer Art Gallery.
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Barton Theatre announces auditions for summer musical "Pirates of Penzance"

May 3, 2012
Barton Community College, in conjunction with the Russell Arts Council, will be hosting auditions for their upcoming summer musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s satirical opera “Pirates of Penzance,” 6 p.m. Monday, May 7 in the Ruppenthal Middle School Auditorium, 400 North Elm St., Russell
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Barton's medical laboratory technician program accredited for a further five years

May 3, 2012
The medical laboratory technician program has been a staple in Barton Community College’s offerings for more than three decades, and thanks to the hard work of MLT Director Cheryl Lippert, it’s presence remains concrete.
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Barton Community College to honor graduates in 42nd commencement

May 2, 2012
Barton Community College’s 42nd commencement is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Barton Gymnasium. College President Dr. Carl Heilman will present a welcome to the graduates, their families and friends to the ceremony.
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Shafer Gallery to host juried photography exhibit, “Exposure Time”

May 2, 2012
Come take a look at what some of the top photographers in the area are seeing through their lenses when the Shafer Gallery hosts an opening reception for its next show entitled “Exposure Time: Juried Photography Exhibition,” 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 6.
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Barton Community College and Shafer Gallery to switch to summer hours

May 1, 2012
Barton Community College main campus offices and the Center for Adult Education will begin summer hours May 14. College offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Aug. 3. The campus will be closed on Fridays.
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Barton employees and students raise $1200 for Family Crisis Center

April 30, 2012
Several members of the Barton Community College family practiced humility and donned red high heels to raise funds for the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes Fundraiser to benefit the Great Bend Family Crisis Center, which culminated with a public display of stiletto strutting on April 26 in Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend.
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Central Kansas Prairie League artists awarded $1600 in scholarships at Barton

April 27, 2012
Area high school students presented their artwork in a juried exhibit in the Shafer Gallery on April 26 with the top three award winners receiving scholarships from the Barton Foundation during Central Kansas Prairie League Art Day at Barton Community College.
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Barton Profile: Diane Engle

April 27, 2012
Diane Engle - Director of Student Life
Hometown: Sentinel, Oklahoma
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Barton Art Instructor Steve Dudek's Art Receives Recognition

April 25, 2012
Barton Community College Art Instructor Steve Dudek has been accepted into the National Watercolor USA 2012 Art Exhibition. The exhibit will be displayed from June 9 through August 5 at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Mo.
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Barton Community College to host Barton Dance Theatre Performance

April 25, 2012
Students of the Barton Community College Dance Theatre class will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
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Upcoming Barton concert to raise funds for music scholarships

April 24, 2012
The Barton Music Department awards 11 scholarships every year at about $1,000 each, and it couldn’t be done without the help of the community’s support of the annual Music Endowment Concert, which is set for 7:30 p.m. May 3 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
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Two Great Bend High School girls sign with Barton for dance scholarships

April 24, 2012
Haley Deines and Jenna Williams, both seniors at Great Bend High School, recently signed with the Barton Community College Dance Team for books-and-tuition scholarships.
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Barton to host Annual Sidewalk Art Contest: $300 in cash prizes up for grabs

April 24, 2012
Barton Community College will host its fifth annual Sidewalk Art Contest May 2 and 3 on the sidewalk outside the Shafer Art Gallery.
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First week of May is Art Week at Barton Community College

April 23, 2012
The community is invited to participate in a full week of events focused on various art forms, from performances to paintings and even sidewalk chalk.
For those looking for opportunities to express themselves, or are looking for some local live entertainment options, May 2-6 at Barton Community College will not disappoint.
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Get up close and personal with Barton Theatre’s Musical “The Last Five Years”

April 18, 2012
Both the subject matter and the viewing experience will be a close encounter when the Barton Theatre Department performs the two-person musical “The Last Five Years,” at 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 27 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
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Barton Theatre invites community on trip to Lawrence

April 18, 2012
You won’t have to put any miles on your vehicle to enjoy a fun day in the big city of Lawrence. The Barton Theatre Department is hosting a trip to the University of Kansas to watch the musical “Merrily We Roll Along,” by Stephen Sondheim on April 29.
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Barton’s Breaking Traditions Camp: “Explore Careers Before You Plan Your Future”

April 18, 2012
What do you want to do with your life? This question passes through the mind of every young person, and Barton Community College is offering to help find the answer at their Breaking Traditions Camp June 5 and 6 on the Barton campus.
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Barton music students to present recital

April 18, 2012
The Barton Community College Music Department will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
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Foundation's annual clay shoot fundraiser nets record proceeds

April 18, 2012
“Pull!” shouted Bruce Baublits of Cimarron. Taking aim, he squeezes the trigger, sending shot sailing through the air, splitting a clay target into a dozen pieces.
This simple, enjoyable activity drew about 150 shooters to the Barton Community College Foundation’s fifth annual clay shoot fundraiser Sunday at LaSada Sporting Clays and Hunting Service in Russell.
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Barton Profile: Marty Keenan

April 13, 2012
Marty Keenan - Associate Faculty
Hometown: Great Bend, Kansas
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Barton Music Department awarded NAfME Chapter of Excellence in Service Award

April 13, 2012
When Director of Instrumental Activities Steven Lueth heard the news that Barton’s chapter of the National Association for Music Education was chosen to receive a national award for its community service, he was quick to give away all the credit.
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Barton’s Summer Workshops offer opportunities to learn new skills

April 11, 2012
Barton Community College is now accepting enrollments for summer workshops in Web Design, Web Authoring, InDesign, Photoshop (digital composition), Photoshop (photo retouching) and Photoshop (digital painting).
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Tickets for Barton Theatre’s musical The Last Five Years to go on sale

April 10, 2012
Tickets for Barton Theatre’s next production, The “Last Five Years,” will go on sale April 16 in the Fine Arts Office. The office is open weekday afternoons 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Barton County Arts Council, 1401 Main St., Great Bend from 1:30 -5 p.m. on weekdays.
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Barton Community College Orchestra to perform in Shafer Art Gallery

April 10, 2012
The Barton Community College Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 in the Shafer Art Gallery.
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Barton Community College to host AKCCOP 2012 Conference

April 5, 2012
The Association of Kansas Community College Office Professionals will hold their 45th annual conference at Barton Community College April 18-20.
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Barton schedules summer outreach courses in Russell

April 5, 2012
Barton Community College has announced its summer 2012 Russell 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 Community College Silver Cougar Club to offer Microsoft Excel workshop

April 4, 2012
Microsoft Excel is arguably the most widely used software in the entire world to create, view and otherwise utilize spreadsheets, and Barton Community College’s Silver Cougar Club is offering a chance to learn all about it with a course scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 18 through May 30 at the Great Bend One Stop Center, 1025 Main St. in room D-107.
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Barton art students accepted into Prairie Art Exhibit

April 4, 2012
Barton Community College art students and their instructor Steve Dudek will be featured in Sterling College’s 38th Annual Prairie Art Exhibition.
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Barton RSVP and EOC Program to host $6 sale fundraiser

April 3, 2012
Bargains, and lots of ‘em. That’s what you can expect to find at Barton Community College from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 in the Student Union during the Barton Educational Opportunity Center Trio and Retired Senior Volunteer Programs’ $6 sale to raise money for each program to help support educational costs for EOC participants and RSVP operations.
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Barton to host KSHSAA Regional Music Festival

April 3, 2012
The Barton Community College Music Department will host the Kansas State High School Activities Association Regional Small Ensembles and Solos Music Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14.
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EMS instructor Jenny Ladd named KEMTA Instructor of the Year

April 3, 2012
Jenny Ladd is a walking example of a dark cloud’s silver lining. More than half a decade ago, she suffered a wrist injury that brought her career as a paramedic to an end. She could have easily viewed the incident as an insurmountable obstacle.
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Reception for student exhibit draws crowd Sunday

April 2, 2012
Barton student Bill Mckown was a talented young sculptor in the early 1970s, and showed great potential during his early years in college. However, a car accident in 1975 left him paralyzed from the neck down, an incident that changed him for the rest of his life.
That still wasn’t enough to hold back his artistic drive, as McKown was recognized with “Best of Show in 2D” for his unique print of a grape leaf at the Shafer Art Gallery juried student exhibit, which will be available for the public’s viewing until April 22.
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Barton Community College to close for Easter break

April 2, 2012
Barton Community College will be closed on Good Friday, April 6, and Easter Monday, April 9. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Gallery also will be closed
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Barton Profile: Wynn Butler

March 30, 2012
Wynn Butler - Instructor
Hometown: Manhattan, Kansas
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Childcare professionals encouraged to "Sample The Blue Ribbon Offerings" at Barton's Child Education Fair

March 30, 2012
Barton Community College’s Child Education Fair is an all-day event starting with registration at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28 in the Student Union. This learning event is developed for childcare center and preschool personnel, family daycare providers, elementary teachers and students enrolled in a childcare curriculum.
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Barton Community College Foundation to host fifth annual Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser

March 29, 2012
The Barton Community College Foundation is giving you a chance to prove your skill and gain bragging rights as one of the best shots in the area during their fifth annual Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at LaSada Sporting Clays and Hunting Service 3721 183rd St., Russell. The last shoot begins at 3 p.m.
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Barton music students to present recital

March 29, 2012
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
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Barton students featured in Shafer Gallery juried exhibit

March 29, 2012
The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 1 featuring the work of Barton students in a juried exhibit and will include music, refreshments, juror’s talk and an awards ceremony.
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Barton Profile: Connie Kerns

March 16, 2012
Connie Kerns - Bookstore Manager
Hometown: Great Bend, Kansas
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Barton student Devan Boeger lands Bronze Scholar award on Coca-Cola's 2012 Community College Academic Team

March 15, 2012
Facing graduation in May, sophomore at Barton Community College Devan Boeger would have easily been able to look back on the last two years with comfort, pride and a sense of accomplishment. Those emotions however, have recently been amplified, as Boeger is the recipient of a Bronze Scholar Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing only the top 0.1 percent of the 125,000 members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
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Barton Board of Trustees spends two days visiting Fort Riley campus

March 12, 2012
The Barton Community College Fort Riley campus has been a mutual asset to the college and to the military for almost three decades, which is a feat that speaks volumes about the quality of Barton’s education, said Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mike Johnson.
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Comic cartoonist C. Michael Hall to speak at Barton Community College

March 12, 2012
Cartoonist, author and librarian C. Michael Hall will speak on the subjects of comics, graphic novels, and their educational potential at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 in the Learning Resource Center on the Barton campus.  
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Barton Community College to close for spring break

March 12, 2012
Barton Community College will be closed for the college’s spring break March 19-23. Barton’s offices will remain open through March 21, but will be closed March 22 and 23. The Shafer Gallery will be closed March 19-25.
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Barton recognizes employees for years of service to college

March 6, 2012
Barton Community College honored 5 employees during an All-College Forum on March 2, recognizing them for their years of service to the College. Awards were presented for five, 25 and 30 years of service.
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Shafer Gallery’s Vortex Exhibit opening reception to feature area high school artists

March 6, 2012
Area high school artists will have a chance to sample the life of a professional artist when their work is featured during a special reception for the Shafer Gallery’s Vortex High School Exhibit.  The event is free and is open to the public from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 11. The exhibit, which opened on Feb. 26 runs through March 15.
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Barton announces auditions for musical “The Last Five Years”

March 5, 2012
The Barton Community College Theatre Department will have auditions for their upcoming production of the musical “The Last Five Years,” 5:30 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
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Barton offers CMA Update on main campus

March 2, 2012
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update course to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11 on the Barton campus in the Learning Resource Center, L-136.
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Barton Profile: Gil Cloud

March 2, 2012
Gil Cloud - Professor of Philosophy (Ft. Riley Campus)
Hometown: Langhorne, Pa.
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Barton offers Certified Nurse Aide course in Lyons

March 1, 2012
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Nurse Aide course in Lyons.  The class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 27 through May 3, at Lyons Good Samaritan Center, 1311 S. Douglas, in Lyons. Instructor is Linda Runge.
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Barton Community College to offer CMA Update in Ellsworth

Feb. 29, 2012
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update course to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 at the Ellsworth County Medical Center, 1602 Aylward Ave., Ellsworth.
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Upcoming community musical’s lead actor balances theatre, school and National Guard

Feb. 29, 2012
At 6’6” and 240 pounds, 18 year old Barton Freshman Tyler Wassenberg has become used to being a focal point. Whether it’s his turn to be platoon leader in the national guard or gracing the silver stage, the Abilene native knows what it’s like to have all eyes on him.
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Barton Community College to offer Citizenship Classes

Feb. 29, 2012
Barton Community College will offer Citizenship Classes from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and a night class session from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 6 through May 10 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St., Great Bend.
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Barton Music Department to host Vocal Masterclass Forum

Feb. 28, 2012
Want a chance to witness some free professional vocal tutelage? The public is invited to observe a Vocal Masterclass forum from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel in the Fine Arts Building on the Barton campus.
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Gregg and Leann Fischer to spearhead Barton Foundation's "Give Where You Live" Campaign

Feb. 27, 2012
Local residents and longtime supporters of Barton Community College Gregg and Leann Fischer will help the Barton Foundation kick-off the Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign on March 1 as honorary co-chairs for the fundraising effort. The month-long annual campaign raises money for academic scholarships for Barton students and programs.
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Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club to offer Microsoft Word course

Feb. 27, 2012
Microsoft Word may be the most utilized word processing software ever. Barton Community College’s Silver Cougar Club is offering a chance to learn all about it with a course scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 7 through April 11 at the Great Bend One Stop Center, 1025 Main St. in room D-107.
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Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club to offer "Native People of Kansas" class

Feb. 27, 2012
Barton History Instructor Linda McCaffery will present a course on behalf of the Silver Cougar Club on the topic of the Native Americans who inhabited Kansas beginning with the Cheyenne and Arapaho.
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Barton student photographer puts artwork on display in Fine Arts Building

Feb. 27, 2012
Ellinwood native Aimee Dreiling’s interest in photography started when she wanted images of her daughter as a newborn.
“I borrowed my mom’s camera because I wanted pictures of my baby to remember all her funny faces and her tiny nose before she started getting bigger,” she said.
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Career and Technical Education Month: Partnership Feature
Clara Barton Hospital works with Barton Community College to provide real-life learning environment

Feb. 24, 2012
Barton Community College has been supplying area hospitals with well-trained medical professionals for decades, but a quick look behind the scenes reveals there is more at play than just a strong local program. The top-notch curriculum evolved out of a working partnership between the college and Clara Barton Hospital of Hoisington.
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Barton Community College's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society announces new members

Feb. 22, 2012
Barton Community College’s Phi Psi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has named initiates for the 2012-2013 academic year.
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Barton Profile: Dan McFadden

Feb. 17, 2012
Dan McFadden - Coordinator of Student Housing;
Hometown: Bazine, Kan.
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Barton Community College students honored in Topeka

Feb. 17, 2012
Four students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized at an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka yesterday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team.
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Careers Through Education Month: Faculty Profile
Former Barton student uses real-world experiences to enhance online classroom

Feb. 17, 2012
It could be argued that one of the hardest decisions for a parent is to choose someone to watch over their young child. Associate Faculty of Early Childhood Education at Barton Community College Shara Neidenthal aims to make that decision easier for area parents through the opening of her own preschool, and by educating Barton students on cutting edge childcare philosophies and techniques.
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Tickets for Barton Community College's musical "Li'l Abner" to go on sale

Feb. 15, 2012
Barton Community College will begin selling tickets for its upcoming musical “Li’l Abner” at noon on Monday, Feb. 20.
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Barton Community College announces students who earned certificates for Career Training for fall 2011

Feb. 14, 2012
Barton Community College has released the list of students who earned certificates for career training in the fall semester of 2011.
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Barton Community College announces fall 2011 graduates

Feb. 14, 2012
Barton Community College has announced its graduates who completed their associate degrees in the fall semester of 2011.
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Barton Community College to host blood drive

Feb. 14, 2012
Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the Kirkman Student Activity Center. All donors will receive a free T-shirt.
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CTE Month: Partnership Feature
Barton and KDOC work together to improve public safety

Feb. 10, 2012
Since 2002, Barton Community College has worked alongside the Kansas Department of Corrections to make the world a safer place through inmate education efforts and correction officer training programs.
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Barton Community College to host Senior Day; $1,000 in scholarships up for grabs

Feb. 8, 2012
A prize drawing for two $500 Barton Foundation scholarships, as well as other prizes, will be just one part of a day full of festivities available for area high school seniors as part of the Barton Community College Admissions Department’s Senior Day, with registration starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Kirkman Visitor Center on the Barton campus.
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Barton Community College Offers Certified Nurse Aide Course in Larned

Feb. 6, 2012
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Nurse Aide Course from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from Feb. 13 through April 16. There will also be separate sessions at the same times on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 14 through April 17, at the Larned Healthcare Center,1114 West 11th St.,  Larned. The instructor will be Andra Alderson.
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Barton Community College offers Certified Medication Aide Update in Lyons

Feb. 6, 2012
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update course to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 and Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Lyons State Bank, 101 East Main St., Lyons.
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Barton Community College Music Department to host Music Scholarship Day

Feb. 3, 2012
The Barton Community College Music Department will host Music Scholarship Day on Friday, Feb. 10. Current or prospective students may contact the music department to set up a time for an audition for music scholarships or performance awards.
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CTE Month: Alumni Profile
Barton student embodies mission of Barton Community College

Feb. 3, 2012
Blake Wornkey served his country for seven years before his time in the US Army reached its end, and he began looking for work in 2010.
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Barton Profile: Ryan Zachman

Feb. 3, 2012
Ryan Zachman - Freshman
Hometown: Russell, Kan.
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Barton string-bassist to be only community college student at inaugural Kansas Intercollegiate Orchestra

Jan. 26, 2012
Greg Pohl’s nimble fingers effortlessly maneuver from one combination of strings on his bass guitar to another, hitting every note as he keeps pace with the rest of the Barton Jazz Band. With a confident smirk, he leans into his guitar for a few notes as the song’s speed increases. 
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Barton presents 26th annual NACE Corrosion Control Seminar

Jan. 24, 2012
Barton Community College and the Kansas Section of NACE International will present the 26th annual NACE Corrosion Control Seminar from Tuesday, Feb. 7 through Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Midwest Utility and Pipeline Training Center and Barton’s Technical Building and Science and Math Building.
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Shafer Art Gallery draws crowd for Native Witness reception

Jan. 22, 2012
The latest efforts from Shafer Art Gallery Director Dave Barnes are drawing attention from diverse interests.
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Barton Profile: Shanna Legleiter

Jan. 20, 2012
Shanna Legleiter - Instructor Coordinator / Business and Medical Administrative Technology; Hometown: Bazine, Kan.
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Barton students named to President's List for fall 2011

Jan. 19, 2012
Barton Community College has named 203 students to the President’s List for the fall 2011 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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Barton students named to Dean's List for fall 2011

Jan. 19, 2012
Barton Community College has named 267 students to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 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 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.
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Barton Community College participates in Governor's workforce summit

Jan. 19, 2012
Administrators from Kansas high schools, technical schools, community colleges and other educational institutions gathered Wednesday morning to discuss the future of public education in Kansas. The Career Readiness Summit focused on current and potential future strategies for increasing the percentage of high school graduates who are college or career ready.
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Barton Community College to present concert and lecture featuring Grammy and Emmy nominated Native American performer John Two-Hawks at Crest Theatre

Jan. 17, 2012
In conjunction with the Shafer Gallery’s current exhibit, “Native Witness: Indians in the Shafer,” Barton will present a free lecture and American Indian flute concert by Grammy and Emmy Award nominated Native American performer John Two-Hawks.  
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Barton President, Board of Trustees visits lawmakers in Topeka

Jan. 13, 2012
Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman joined Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mike Johnson and the two newest Barton Trustees, Brett Middleton and Mike Minton, on a two-day trip to Topeka to visit with Kansas legislators Wednesday and Thursday.
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Shafer Gallery to host opening reception for Native American themed exhibit and lecture series

Jan. 12, 2012
The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception for its next exhibit, “Native Witness: Indians in the Shafer,” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. Refreshments will be served.
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Barton instructor to offer free public seminar about Sept. 11 attacks

Jan. 12, 2012
Following the terrible events of Sept. 11, 2001, Americans were faced with a handful of difficult questions, like “How could this happen? Why did it happen? Who is responsible?” and many more.
Some of these questions, specifically ones beginning with “why,” still plague the American public.
Barton history instructor Linda McCaffery is hoping to bring some clarity to those looking for answers with a free public seminar on the historic background of the terror attacks.
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Learn to explore the Internet through Barton

Jan. 11, 2012
It can be difficult to keep up with fast-paced technological advancements, but it can be even more daunting for those who were just recently introduced to the Internet.
A course, titled “Exploring the Internet,” through Barton Community College is looking to bridge the gap for such individuals.
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Barton Community College to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

Jan. 9, 2012
Barton Community College will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16. Barton's Center for Adult Education and the Shafer Gallery also will be closed.
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Enrollments continue to rise

Jan. 6, 2012
Thousands of Barton Community College students enrolled in more than 65,000 credit hours in the summer and fall semesters of 2011. The new total shows an increase of about 6 percent with 3,541 additional credit hours compared to the same time in 2010.
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Barton Profile: Steve Dudek

Jan. 6, 2012
Steve Dudek - Art Instructor; Hometown: Great Bend, Kan.
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Barton Community College recognizes employees for years of service

Jan. 4, 2012
Barton Community College honored 26 employees during a recent All-College Forum, recognizing them for their years of service to the College. Awards were presented for five, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40 years of service.
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Barton Profile: Tana Cooper

Dec. 15, 2011
Tana Cooper - Director of Admissions; Hometown: Burdett, Kan.
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Barton Community College unveils Computer Aided Drafting certificate program

Dec. 14, 2011
Barton Community College will be offering a new 21 credit-hour Computer Aided Drafting certificate program.  Supported by grant funds, the program will offer students the ability to work with state of the art software.
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Barton Community College to offer cattle production and animal nutrition courses

Dec. 14, 2011
Cattle production has a major influence on the economy of the Barton Community College service area and the entire state of Kansas.  As the price of producing quality animals and their value continues to increase, the need for an educated workforce to safely maximize production and minimize loss is critical for the long-term economic viability of the area.
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BCC's inmate education program receives grant extension through August 2012

Dec. 9, 2011
BCC has provided academic coursework in correctional facilities since 2002 through a partnership with the Kansas Department of Corrections.  After receiving the grant, BCC extended this partnership with a host of community-based entities to provide vocational training for incarcerated youth and adults in Kansas correctional facilities and community corrections
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BCC art students and instructor featured in Hays Arts Center photography exhibit

Dec. 9, 2011
The Hays Arts Center’s “Five State Photography” exhibition opens at 7 p.m. Dec. 9.
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B.E.S.T fundraising campaign a success

Dec. 6, 2011
After a month of collecting donations from Barton Community College employees, the Barton Enhancement and Scholarship Team (B.E.S.T) raised $11,149.25 with 82 percent of faculty and staff donating.
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Three successful, award-winning school administrators recall starting at BCC

Dec. 6, 2011
Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser, Central Plains School District Superintendent Steve Woolf and Dodge City High School Principal Jacque Feist have at least three things in common.
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Art student from early 90s returns to BCC; work on display in Fine Arts Building

Dec. 5, 2011
Feelings of nostalgia overwhelm Johnita Becker’s senses as she maneuvers into Art Instructor Steve Dudek’s studio. It’s been nearly 20 years since she last set foot in the classroom, which is where she found her calling as an art teacher.
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Barton Profile: Brenda Siebold

Dec. 2, 2011
Brenda Siebold - Computer Applications Instructor (Ft. Riley Campus); Hometown: Clay Center
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BCC to offer Private Pilot Ground School

Dec. 1, 2011
Prospective pilots from the area will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of flying as Barton Community College will be offering Private Pilot Ground School Classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 10 through May 10 in BCC’s Technical Building, T-178.
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BCC music students donate fundraiser proceeds to Great Bend Zoo Society

Nov. 30, 2011
Members of the Barton Community College Chapter of the National Association for Music Education hosted a haunted house at BCC in October and raised approximately $500, which they have recently donated to the Great Bend Zoo Society.
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BCC music students to present recital to kick off Performing Arts Student Showcase

Nov. 29, 2011
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in BCC’s Fine Arts Building, F-157.
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BCC student ambassadors thank donors for generosity

Nov. 22, 2011
Barton Community College student ambassadors spent their Monday evening making calls to donors as part of the BCC Foundation’s annual Thank-a-Thon, where donors are thanked for their generosity to, and support for, Barton Community College and its students.
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BCC invites public to attend Performing Arts Student Showcase

Nov. 22, 2011
A thorough sample of the plethora of performing arts available to Barton Community College students will be on display at the Performing Arts Student Showcase from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
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BCC freshman takes third in state video contest

Nov. 22, 2011
BCC freshman Marissa Corwin is a walking testament to the idea that quality education at Barton Community College happens both in and out of the classroom, from sports to student employment.
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BCC's Hilltop Singers to host Jingle Bell Swing Dance at American Legion

Nov. 22, 2011
Barton Community College will once again host the Jingle Bell Swing dance, with music provided by the Hilltop Singers and a 17-piece big band made up of area musicians 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Great Bend American Legion, 1011 Kansas Ave.
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BCC Planetarium to host holiday inspired light show, "Season of Light"

Nov. 22, 2011
In conjunction with the opening holiday reception of the Shafer Gallery’s “Festival of Trees” exhibit, the BCC Planetarium will offer a holiday inspired light show at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m Dec. 4.
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Shafer Gallery features "Festival of Trees" during Holiday Open House

Nov. 22, 2011
Community members young and old will have the opportunity to be immersed in a Christmas wonderland when BCC hosts a “Holiday Open House” for their “Festival of Trees” exhibit from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Shafer Gallery.
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BCC music groups present holiday concert

Nov. 22, 2011
Community members can treat themselves to a not so silent night when the BCC Music Department hosts their annual Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.Director of Choral Activities Vern Fryberger said the format of the concert is something the department heads have put a lot of thought into.
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Barton Profile: Vern Fryberger 

Nov. 18, 2011
Vern Fryberger - Director of Choral Activities; Hometown:  Great Bend
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BCC student production: “Romeo & Juliet…Sort Of: An Original Night of Comedy”

Nov. 15, 2011
Shakespeare’s timeless classic will be turned upside down by students of the BCC Theatre Department at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  The play will feature a mixture of on-the-fly improvisational comedy, scripted bits and skits as well as opportunities for audience interaction.
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BCC to host patriotic instrumental concert

Nov. 14, 2011
Barton Community College will host an instrumental concert in honor of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the recent 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks entitled “In Remembrance,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
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Clay shoot fundraiser proceeds help faculty acquire much-needed equipment

Nov. 11, 2011
Barton Community College faculty have some added capabilities thanks to the generosity of those who support the college’s annual sporting clay shoot in April, which raised almost $10,000. The proceeds were recently dispersed among faculty members, who are asked to apply for the Faculty Foundation Mini-Grants.
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Soldiers overseas receive attention from BCC students

Nov. 10, 2011
Staff Sgt. Myra Kennedy is thousands of miles from home, separated from her family and friends as she serves her country during a tour of duty in Africa.
Despite the great distance, a little piece of home will soon find its way into her hands thanks to the thoughtful consideration of sophomore in business Kristina Wagner, a member of the Barton Community College Community Student Organization.
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Education tax credits allow BCC donors to save money

Nov. 9, 2011
Deferred maintenance is an issue at public educational institutions across the nation. In an effort to build up funds to update, repair and improve campus structures, a 60-percent tax credit incentive has been put in place for individuals looking for ways to give back to their community and save money at the same time.
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K-State President Kirk Schulz, community college presidents across Kansas visit BCC

November 9, 2011
Kansas State University and Barton Community College recently celebrated a long-running College-to-University agreement between the two institutions Monday afternoon on BCC’s campus. The agreement features more than 20 programs that allow students to spend their first two years at Barton as they pursue a four-year degree.
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BCC golf tournament raises funds for Wounded Warriors

November 8, 2011
BCC hosted the Ft. Riley Wounded Warrior Scramble on Aug. 20.  The tournament was played at Ft. Riley’s Custer Hill Golf Course.
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New Quilts From an Old Favorite Exhibit comes to BCC’s Shafer Gallery

November 7, 2011
“These are not your grandmothers’ quilts,” says the National Quilt Museum of their national contest winners. Barton Community College’s Shafer Gallery is now displaying these fabric masterpieces for their current featured exhibit, “New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Orange Peel.”
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BCC to host KSU for media blitz, public reception

November 4, 2011
When Nathan Legleiter of Great Bend started the process of pursuing a new career by seeking a degree in general business, he looked to Barton Community College for its accessibility and quality of education. However, it was the college’s relationship with K-State that ultimately solidified his decision.
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BCC Learning Resource Center to host holiday festivities

November 4, 2011
The Barton Community College Learning Resource Center, in conjunction with the Great Bend Public Library, will host a day full of holiday activities for children from 1 – 9 p.m. Nov. 10 in the BCC LRC. This event will kick off “Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week,” which runs from Nov. 14 through Nov. 18.
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Barton Profile: Dr. Victor Martin 

November 4, 2011
Why did you choose to work at BCC?
I needed a change, and I enjoy teaching. I had a chance to fill in here and then an opening came up, and I thought it’d be something I’d enjoy doing and something I could make a positive contribution to.
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An Ice Cream Fest for Barton's B.E.S.T.

November 1, 2011
The employees at Barton Community College showed their “best” side Tuesday afternoon at a kick-off ice cream social for a revamped scholarship fundraising program.
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BCC Criminal Justice Team wins trophies in national competition

October 31, 2011
Barton Community College’s Criminal Justice Team took home some hardware in two divisions of the Region III American Criminal Justice Association’s national competition Oct. 21 and 22 at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo.
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Jack Kilby Science Day draws hundreds to Barton Community College

October 26, 2011
Storm chaser and research meteorologist Jon Davies brought new excitement to talking about the weather during his presentation as the keynote speaker for Jack Kilby Science Day on Tuesday morning at Barton Community College.
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BCC music students to present recital

October 26, 2011
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in BCC’s Fine Arts Building, F-157.  Performers will be students of Keyboard Instructor Karole Erikson, Voice Instructor Glenna Gaunt and Instrumental Instructor Steve Lueth.
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BCC Dance Theatre presents "Chicago" 

October 26, 2011
The Barton Community College Dance Theatre will host a dance concert of their interpretation of the famous Broadway musical “Chicago,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  Dance Line Head Coach Amanda Schnoebelen said the performance will offer a unique translation of the well-known musical through dance.
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BCC students to host haunted house

October 24, 2011
Barton Community College students of the Collegiate National Association for Music Education group will create “The Haunted Asylum,” to raise money for the Brit Spaugh Zoo from 9 p.m to midnight, Oct. 29 throughout the Fine Arts Building.
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Barton Profile #1: Dr. Kathy Kottas

October 21, 2011
This is the first of an ongoing series of bi-weekly articles profiling students, faculty and staff who make BCC a standout institution. Dr. Kathy Kottas: Executive Director of Nursing and Healthcare Education
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Jack Kilby Science Day set for Tuesday

October 21, 2011
Faculty and Staff at Barton Community College are once again preparing to host more than 500 high school juniors and seniors for the Eighth Annual Jack Kilby Science Day, which is set for 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25.
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Barton Community College offers Certified Medication Aide Update

October 19, 2011
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update class from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 at Lyons Good Samaritan.  Medication aides are required to complete 10 hours of continuing education every two years. They have two years from the date of certification to comply with this requirement.
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BCC students, faculty to take fall break

October 14, 2011
BCC students will take a fall break from classes Oct. 20-21. Faculty members will have a work day on Thursday, Oct. 20, and will take Friday, Oct. 21, as their fall break. All college offices will remain open.
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BCC offers microeconomics course  

October 10, 2011
Barton Community College will offer a Microeconomics course from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Oct. 17 through Dec. 5, in the Fine Arts Building, F-164. The instructor is Ed Chandler.  Cost is $252 for Barton County residents and $261 for all others.
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BCC’s literary magazine Prairie Ink accepting submissions

October 7, 2011
Editors of Barton Community College’s annual literary magazine, Prairie Ink, have begun accepting entries for its third edition.  Editors Jaime Oss and Teresa Johnson are calling for original contributions of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama, literary criticism and graphic novels to be considered for publication in the May-June 2012 issue of Prairie Ink.
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Lee Turner Lectureship guest William Teater to offer insight on public safety

October 4, 2011
Great Bend native William Teater, who played a crucial role in the FBI investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, will return to his stomping grounds Tuesday to deliver a lecture on crisis management and major case investigation management.
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BCC Visual and Performing Arts Department to host annual sneak preview concert

September 30, 2011
The BCC Visual and Performing Arts Department will host their annual Sneak Preview Concert 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  The event will feature performances by the Hilltop Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Band and Prairie Winds Community Concert Band. Director of Choral Activities Vern Fryberger said there are a wide variety of musical selections planned for the event
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Shafer Art Gallery Endangered Journey exhibit opening reception

September 28, 2011
The Barton Community College Shafer Art Gallery will host an opening reception for their upcoming exhibit, “Endangered Journey: Monarch Migrations,” 1-3 p.m. Oct. 2.
The juried art show will provide an opportunity for art-goers to immerse themselves in the winged-world of butterflies amidst a roomful of the entrants ‘depictions and photos.   The exhibit will also feature work from Dr. John Cody, the judge for the juried exhibit, whose work has been displayed at the Smithsonian Institute.
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BCC students named to President's List for spring 2011

September 27, 2011
Barton Community College named 158 students to the President's List for the spring 2011 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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BCC students named to Dean’s List for spring 2011

September 27, 2011
Barton Community College has named 230 students to the Dean's List for the spring 2011 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 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.
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BCC Theatre production "Almost, Maine" premiere

September 26, 2011
Whether it’s a tear-jerking country song topping the charts, the latest romantic comedy or the most recent installment of “the Bachelorette,” love is an often visited emotion in the media world. The Barton Community College Theatre Department will present their take on the theme of love and relationships with the production of “Almost, Maine,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, in the BCC Fine Arts Auditorium.
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Shafer Art Gallery to exhibit works of Smithsonian caliber artist Dr. John Cody

September 22, 2011
Dr. John Cody, dubbed “The Audubon of Moths,” has had his paintings featured at the Smithsonian Institute, the Museum of Natural History, and soon the Shafer Art Gallery when its next show, “Endangered Journey: Monarch Migrations,” opens on October 2.
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Bugging Out:  The works of Robert Joy

September 22, 2011
Ellinwood artist Robert Joy’s art, which will be featured at the Shafer Art Gallery’s Oct. 2nd opening, can be identified loosely as having an ever-moving and ever-morphing style. In a fairly current phase of his artistic mood, there has been a focus on the insect world.  “My art is just a mood and a feeling. I was just inspired to draw them when I was drawing something else at some point,” Joy said. My focus on bugs is going to disappear eventually, and it will change into something else. It’s just an evolution and now bugs are a part of that.”
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Kansas Court of Appeals comes to BCC

September 16, 2011
A three-judge panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals will hear cases in Great Bend September 20 as part of Barton County Community College's Constitution Day activities. Oral arguments in two of the cases will be conducted in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Barton County Community College and in a third case at the Barton County Courthouse there.  The Barton County Community College hearings will be at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The appeal to be heard at the Courthouse will begin at 3 p.m. The appeals are from Clark, Reno, and Saline counties.
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BCC sets auditions for 2012 Community Musical, ‘L’il Abner’

September 14, 2011
Barton Community College’s Performing Arts Departments have announced auditions for the college’s spring musical, “L’il Abner,” based on the book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank and the characters created by Al Capp.  The auditions are set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28, and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  College students and community members are invited to audition. The cast calls for a large number of principal and secondary roles and a chorus.
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"Almost, Maine" cast member dreams big

September 13, 2011
From the plains of Central Kansas, to the hills of Hollywood?  "I could absolutely see myself going out to LA and making a run at it," Barton Community College sophomore and aspiring actor David Burdett said.  The 19-year-old from Larned has dreams to one day be cast in the bright lights of the big city, but in the immediate future, the aspiring actor will be playing the role of Pete in the upcoming BCC theatre production of "Almost, Maine."
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BCC student awarded Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarship

September 12, 2011
Have a coke, a smile, and a scholarship.
Barton Community College sophomore Devan Boeger was recently selected as a recipient of a $1,000 Leaders of Promise scholarship.  Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa and funded by the Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation, more than 1,500 students applied for their chance at one of the 180 awards that were given nationally for 2011.
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BCC Big Benefit Auction passes $75,000 in proceeds

September 12, 2011
The final tally for the Barton Community College Foundation’s 33rd Annual Big Benefit Auction is in at just over $75,000, which far exceeds the Foundation’s initial goal of $45,000.  Executive Director of the Foundation Darnell Holopirek said the auction’s success is a reflection of the community’s generosity.
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BCC offers Certified Nurse Aide course in Lyons

September 8, 2011
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Nurse Aide Course from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 11 through Nov. 3, at Lyons Good Samaritan Center, 1311 S. Douglas, Lyons. Instructor is Linda Runge.
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BCC Big Benefit Auction raises more than $60,000 for scholarships, program enhancements

Aug. 29, 2011
Barton Community College supporters had their eyes on the prize at the Barton Community College Foundation’s 33rd Annual Big Benefit Auction. Though there were myriad items for which to compete, the term “prize” had a double meaning at Saturday’s event.
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United States Navy Band Country Current to perform at BCC

August 26, 2011
The U.S. Navy Band Country Current will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, in the Barton Community College Fine Arts Auditorium. The concert is sponsored by the Great Bend Tribune and BCC and is free to the public. Tickets may be picked up at the Great Bend Tribune or the Fine arts Office on the BCC campus.
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BCC offers medication aide update

Aug. 24, 2011
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles. The class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 20 and 21, in the college’s Learning Resource Center, L-136. Instructor is Linda Runge.
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Prairie Winds Community Band rehearsals

August 23, 2011
Barton’s instrumental music instructor Steven Lueth invites all area musicians high school age or older to join the Prairie Winds Community Concert Band. No audition is necessary, only that they enjoy playing concert band literature, Lueth said.
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Faculty and staff art exhibit a hit

Aug. 22, 2011
Patrons of the Shafer Art Gallery were treated to a view of Kansas landscapes through the eyes of Les Patrick on Sunday afternoon during the gallery’s reception for the annual Faculty and Staff Exhibit. Patrick, who is the featured artist in the exhibit, began working for Barton in 1998, and he is currently the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of BCC Fort Riley Learning Services and Military Operations. His entries feature rich panoramic images of various Kansas landscapes with a focus on sunset stills, which will be available for the public’s enjoyment until Sept. 18.
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KEMSA honors BCC Emergency Medical Services Program Director and Consulting Medical Director

August 18, 2011
Barton Community College’s (BCC) Director of Emergency Medical Services Education Karyl White and Consulting Medical Director Dr. Joel Hornung were honored by the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association (KEMSA) on Aug. 13 during an awards banquet at the Marriot Hotel in Wichita.
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Old Bill Honorarium recognizes Roger and Mary Lou Murphy

Aug. 17, 2011
Having a stuffed buffalo head auctioned off in their name might not seem like much of an honor to outsiders, but Roger and Mary Lou Murphy know the Old Bill Honorarium is just that. The Murphys couldn’t be more proud to be associated with the quirky fundraising item at the Barton Community College Foundation’s 33rd Annual Big Benefit Auction.
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Ringwald family named honorary co-chairs

Aug. 15, 2011
Michel and Linda Ringwald, along with their three sons and families, Chad and Angie, Chris and Cari, and Justin, were named honorary co-chairs of the BCC Foundation’s upcoming 33rd Annual Big Benefit Auction set for Aug. 27 at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center, 3017 10th St. Tickets for the auction, which is themed “Salsa & Sombreros,” are still available through Aug. 19.
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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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