College News


WHO DONE IT?! No piece of pop-culture asks and answers this question better than the classic board game “Clue” and Barton Theatre will bring all the nostalgia to life with its production of “Clue, On Stage,” featuring multiple showings over two weekends in October. Ticket information can be found at The shows are being sponsored by MindSculpt Games and free Clue-related games will be given out at each show.

As of September the areas of abnormally dry and moderate drought are were reduced significantly, especially in our area.  Except for the northeast corner Barton county is out of even abnormally dry conditions.  All of Stafford county is out of any abnormally dry conditions.  In fact, some parts of the area received over three inches and now waiting to dry out to get back in the field.  Corn harvest is starting and milo is turning color rapidly. The six to ten-day outlook (September 15 to 19) indicates well above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.  The eight to fourteen-day outlook (September 17 to 23) indicates more of the same and not just hot for us but almost the entire Corn Belt.  This will rapidly deplete soil moisture and speed up drydown for corn and milo.  It will also rush soybean maturity.  Wheat planting time is almost upon us.  You will see K-State Research & Extension and local extension agents put out various releases on not planting early and the disadvantages.  While these are certainly correct, are there any reasons to plant early?

Do you ever watch over a young child? Would you be able to provide emergency care if needed? Barton’s Early Childhood and Emergency Medical Services Programs want to make sure people can provide emergency care if required and are offering an Infant and Toddler CPR & First Aid Course from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Technical Building, Room T-147. Adult CPR will also be taught. 

Barton at Fort Leavenworth Music Instructor Colvin Hooser spends most of his days educating his students on everything from fundamental principles to the history of rock and roll, but in his spare time this summer he was able to volunteer as a member of the pit orchestra for the “Theater in the Park” organization as a bassist and guitarist.

Barton Community College’s Center for Adult Education will soon begin another nine-week GED Preparation Class. However, orientation sessions are required before starting the class. 
Students must attend all orientation sessions in-person, which will be held on Oct. 5, 7 and 12. Students have the option of a 1-4 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. time slot. The Center for Adult Education is located at 1025 Main Street in Great Bend.

Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6. 
Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Sept. 7.

Faculty members from across the Barton Community College Performing Arts Department will showcase their skills at the second annual Faculty Recital at 4 p.m. on Sept. 16 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The event will also be broadcast via There will be dance, instrumental and vocal performances.

Some college students have more to think about these days than going to classes and maintaining good grades. Some worry about where their next meal is coming from. To ease that concern, Barton Community College established a food pantry that offers quality food and necessities for free. Beginning this semester, the pantry upgraded to a new location with a new name, the Cougar Supply Den (CSD).