College News


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).

The Shafer Gallery’s popular quilt exhibit has been extended through October 16. Titled “Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints,” the exhibition is focused on the art of quilt-making and includes 17 works by seven fiber artists representing the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.