College News


Barton Community College will be closed on Friday, April 15 and Monday, April 18 for Easter break. Barton's Center for Adult Education and the Shafer Art Gallery will also be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 19.

Barton Community College’s Center for Adult Education will soon begin another nine-week session of classes. However, orientation days are required before starting the classes. Students must attend all orientation days in-person, which will be held on May 10, 12 and 17.

Barton Community College has joined community colleges across the country in celebrating Community College Month (#CCMonth), a grassroots campaign coordinated by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to improve awareness of the economic, academic, and equity benefits of community colleges, and dispel misconceptions.

As of March 29, the area of extreme drought that covered most of Barton and part of Stafford County shrank a bit and moved back to severe status and drought ranging from moderate to exceptional still covers the western two-thirds of the state in spite of recent moisture.  It will take a great deal of precipitation to improve the outlook but the recent moisture will help the wheat.  Wheat looks much better now than just a week ago.  The six to ten-day outlook (April 5 to 9) indicates near-normal temperatures and a 33 – 40% of below-normal precipitation.  The eight to fourteen-day outlook (April 7 to 13) indicates exactly the same outlook.  Cooler temperatures will help the wheat but even normal precipitation will only have the crop hanging on. 

Four students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team during an award luncheon Friday at the Courtyard by Marriott in Junction City, where the tremendous opportunities afforded to students by the community college mission were on full display.