College News


Barton Community College History Instructor Linda McCaffery will present “Mary Elizabeth Lease: Why I am a Populist,” at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10 in the Library.  Catered refreshments will be served.

“I will portray Mary Elizabeth Lease (Wichita) campaigning for presidential candidate, James Weaver, of the Populist Party,” McCaffery said of her presentation.  “What is extraordinary is that women in 1892 could not vote and were not involved in politics.  She even spoke at the national convention in Omaha.” 

March 18, 2014
Story by Joe Vinduska
Photo by Brandon Steinert

The Barton Foundation will host its Seventh Annual Clay Shoot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Camp Aldrich, 884 NE 110 Ave. in Claflin.  It is sponsored by Mossberg Sanitation Inc., Innovative Livestock Services, Murphy Family Enterprises, Hammeke Electric, Inc., Great Plains Inspection and Smith Supply, LLC.

March 13, 2014
Story and Photo by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College will officially show off its newly remodeled Fine Arts Auditorium and foyer area by hosting an open house event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 27.

The event will feature live performances from Barton students and comments from Barton administrators.  There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development.  Attendees will have the opportunity to tour all areas of the remodeled facility including the stage and backstage areas.

March 7, 2014
Story by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees and those who earned certificates for career training during the fall semester of the 2013 academic year.

Casity Dozler, A.S. 

Anthony Johnston, A.A.S.

March 4, 2014
Story and Photo by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College and Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina have started a partnership by signing a transfer agreement Tuesday on the Barton County campus.  

The agreement is designed to make transferring to KWU seamless for Barton students.  The agreement guarantees students who graduate from Barton with an associate of arts or science degree and a 2.0 GPA or higher admission to KWU as a junior.