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Barton to offer summer program for school-age children

 
May 21, 2015
Story and photo by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College’s Child Development Center will offer their “Schoolage” program throughout the summer to provide a fun, safe environment so children can learn while being entertained.  The program is designed for grades K-6 and will have 12 weeks of activities.  Each week features a unique theme.

The itinerary is as follows:

Shafer Gallery to host “Finding Balance: A Landscape Exhibit”

 
May 20, 2015
Story by Joe Vinduska
Courtesy photos submitted

The Shafer Art Gallery’s summer exhibit “Finding Balance” is now open and will end with a closing reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 7.

The exhibit is curated by Fort Hays State Art Instructor Joel T. Dugan.  It is a compilation of artists from the Midwest with a focus on the relationship people have with the unique landscape of the Midwest.

The curatorial statement by Dugan describes the feel and purpose of the exhibit.

Barton Community College honors Outstanding Graduates at commencement

 
May 15, 2015
Story by Joe Vinduska
Photos by Brandon Steinert

Kami Maxwell of Odin and Ambonirina Nathanael Razafindrabe of Antananarvio, Madagascar were named Barton Community College’s 2015 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 45th commencement ceremony Friday.

Barton Foundation Honor Brad and Sarah Shirer with Distinguished Service Award

 
May 15, 2015
Story by Joe Vinduska
Photo by Brandon Steinert

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Brad and Sarah Shirer with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award during Barton’s 45th commencement on Friday.   

The Distinguished Service Award was created in 1981 by the Barton Community College Foundation to recognize individuals who have shown genuine regard for, and have performed outstanding service to Barton Community College. The Barton Foundation Board of Directors selects the recipient from nominations received.

Exceptional Barton faculty recognized with Distinguished Instructor Awards

 
May 15, 2015 
Story by Brandon Steinert

Five Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2014-2015 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

The winners are:

Vincent Orth, Natural Gas Program Instructor at the Barton County campus

Gerry Butler, Physical and Social Sciences Instructor at the Fort Riley campus

Jim Turner, Associate Math Instructor at the Fort Riley campus

Barton recognizes 2014-2015 Student Ambassadors of the Year

 
May 15, 2015
Story by Joe Vinduska
Photo by Brandon Steinert

Barton recognizes 2014-2015 Student Ambassadors of the Year

Barton Community College has announced its 2014-15 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassador of the Year awards.  Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognizes two outstanding student ambassadors each year.  The winners this year were Jordan Tebow of Quinter and Kami Maxwell of Odin. 

Barton Community College announces Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest winners

 
May 11, 2015
Story by Joe Vinduska
Courtesy photo submitted

Barton Community College has announced the winners of its Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest.  The winners are as follows: Abby Petz and Andrea Klepper, Taylor Pennington, and Marcus Pastran.  Each individual winner received a $100 gift certificate and the collaborative pair will split the winnings.