College News


April 27, 2021
Story by Brandon Steinert

Select Barton Community College career and technical education programs will be available at no cost to eligible students beginning in the fall of 2021, thanks to a new scholarship program designed to increase Kansans’ access to community colleges and technical schools.

The $10 million program was passed by the Kansas Legislature and signed by Governor Laura Kelly on Friday. When other scholarships and grants are not sufficient to cover a student’s tuition and fees, the Kansas Promise Act will make up the difference.

The Barton Music Department will host the Endowment Concert, a fundraiser for music student scholarships, at 7:30 p.m. May 3 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Attendees are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. Visit for tickets and live-stream information. All proceeds go to the Music Endowment Scholarship fund. Donations will also be accepted at the door.

April 22, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska
Courtesy photos submitted

Barton’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society showed their appreciation for area healthcare workers and their courageous efforts during the pandemic by dropping off goodie baskets to several local healthcare facilities Monday. 

PTK Advisor Kathy Boeger said all healthcare workers should be praised and recognized for keeping our local communities safe and educated throughout the pandemic and for their agility as we continue to navigate the situation. 

April 22, 2021
Story and photo by Joe Vinduska 

This is part five of a six-part series on the importance of academic integrity at Barton. The college will feature these student stories throughout the spring semester to showcase the virtues of academic integrity. These virtues include trust, responsibility, honesty, courage, fairness, and respect.

April 15, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska
Photo by Brandon Steinert

The Barton Community College Instrumental Music Department will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m., April 23 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The concert will feature instrumental music inspired by various geographical locations! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

This years’ experience will feature the Barton Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, and the Barton Rock Band. 

Barton Dance Theater will host a magical, fantasy-inspired spring concert titled “Once Upon a Time” at 7 p.m. April 29 and 30 in the Fine Arts Auditorium with a live-stream option available. Children ages 4 and younger get in free. Buying tickets in advance is recommended and additional ticket information can be found at