Academic Activities, Clubs and organizations are active on an academic year basis. To be considered an active club or organization, the sponsor must submit an updated constitution and current year roster, and must elect two representatives to serve on the Student Senate. Check out Academic Activities and Clubs and Organizations below!
Barton Theatre is open to all students and community members with a desire to participate in acting, directing, playwriting, musical theatre, and technical theatre. This group consist of actors, stage managers, directors, technicians, makeup artists, costumers, properties designers, set designers, lighting designers, graphic artists, and dramaturges. Barton Theatre produces a minimum of four productions per academic year; dramas, comedies, musicals, student productions and showcases. Auditions are necessary and scholarships are available.
Contact: Theatre Dept. Staff
Concert Choir is open to all Barton students without audition. The choir performs all styles of music from classical to Broadway and presents two concerts each semester. The course fulfills one of the required General Education Activities Course requirements and is a repeatable course.
The choir rehearses three times a week, and receives one or two credits. Music scholarships are available. Please see the director for scholarship information.
Instructor: Sara Oberle | (620) 792-9395 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Concert Band is open to all Barton students. The band performs music from all styles and time periods with emphasis on the standard band repertoire. The group performs in concerts in the fall semester. The band meets once a week for one or two academic credits. Instrumental performance awards are available by audition.
Instructor: Luis Palacios | Fine Arts Building - F-08 | (620) 792-9396 |
Da Capo is a small men's vocal ensemble. This group is highly visible and will perform for many community events as well as College programs. This group meets three times a week for one credit. Auditions are necessary and scholarships are available.
Instructor: Sara Oberle | Fine Arts Building - F- 02 | (620) 792-9395 | email@example.com
Dolce is a small women's vocal ensemble. This group is highly visible and will perform for many community events as well as College programs. This group meets three times a week for one credit. Auditions are necessary and scholarships are available.
Instructor: Sara Oberle | Fine Arts Building - F-02 | (620) 792-9395 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hilltop Singers is a selected group of 20 singers with instrumental backup of piano, trap set, and bass guitar. As a show choir they are a highly visible group in this area of the state and perform for many types of functions. An audition is necessary for membership in the show choir. Music scholarships are available by audition in the spring for the next academic year.
Instructor: Sara Oberle | Fine Arts Building - F-02 | (620) 792-9395 | email@example.com
Jazz Band is open to all students. Music is chosen from all jazz forms including swing, funk, rock, and Latin. Rehearsals are held twice weekly for one or two academic credits. Performance awards are available by audition.
Sponsor: Luis Palcios | Fine Arts - Building - F-08 | (620) 792-9396 |
Orchestra is a College-Community organization composed of musicians interested in performing in an orchestra. Membership is by audition or special permission only. The orchestra meets on a schedule in conjunction with spring semester musicals and presents concert performances.
Sponsor: Luis Palacios | F-Building - F-08 | (620) 792-9396 |
Pep Band performs at home basketball games and other special events as requested by the instructor. This group is committed to promoting spirit and excitement for Barton. Enrollment in Pep Band is necessary for membership. Pep Band members receive a performance award.
Sponsor: Luis Palacios | F-Building - Room 08 | (620) 792-9396 |
Alpha Sigma Lambda, Kappa Beta Chi Chapter Non-Traditional National Honor Society
Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) is the premier national honor society for nontraditional adult students. ASL recognizes the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interest of home and work. Barton Community College has its own chapter, Kappa Beta Chi, which serves both main campus and Ft. Riley campus students. To qualify for membership, the student must be at least 21 years of age, completed 24 graded credits, including a minimum of 12 academic hours towards the general education concentration for an associate's degree. Those selected must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.
Barton County Campus:
Sponsor: Rita Thurber | Learning Resources Center L-113 | (620) 792-9322 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: Cheryl Brown | Learning Resources Center L-107 | (620) 786-7441 | email@example.com
BARTonline, Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley:
Sponsor: Janet Balk | (785)-784-6606 Ext 762 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Barton Collegiate Farm Bureau
Barton Community College Collegiate Farm Bureau is a student organization with the goal of promoting agriculture though leadership and social activities. All Barton students are eligible for membership. Collegiate Farm Bureau is sponsored by the Barton Agriculture Business Management Department, the Barton County Farm Bureau, and Kansas Farm Bureau.
Sponsor: Vic Martin | T-Building - T190, | (620) 792-9207 | email@example.com
Barton Spark is a central gathering place for those who desire to learn, develop and share their entrepreneurial spirit and learn more about business. Open to all Barton students, Barton Spark is an incubator for creative thought, innovation and leadership. Entrepreneurship is more than just risk-taking business ownership, it is the ability to see a problem or unmet need and turn it into an opportunity to initiate or create change with value. Get involved with Barton Spark, learn what it takes to be resilient, fearless and decisive. VISION to REALITY!
Sponsor: Kathy Boeger | T-Building, Room T-103| 620.792.9203| firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barton STEM is open to all students who are interested in science, mathematics, technology and/or engineering. Activities include helping with Jack Kilby Science Day and planning other fun events related to science and technology. Come get Involved!
Sponsor: Brian Howe | C-Building C-116 | (620) 792-9254 | email@example.com
Barton Student Chapter of American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
ACDA Student Chapters have been established for colleges and universities by the American Choral Directors Association to provide opportunities for future choral directors to be directly involved with their professional organization while in college. Membership is open to any student actively participating in the music department as a music major and/or a member of the performing groups within the music department. Chapter activities will include activities and sessions that engage the training and experience of student choral musicians such as workshops, masterclasses, reading sessions, and attendance at state, regional and national conferences.
Sponsor: Sara Oberle | F-Building-F-02, | (620) 792-9395 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Challenge is open to all students. The purpose of the group is to introduce people to Jesus, help students grow in their walk with God and serve others. Activities include Bible studies (one-on-one or small groups) and regular, weekly meals. We are also connected to other college ministries in the state and go to conferences during the year. Come join us!.
Sponsor: Brian Howe | C-Building - C-116 | (620) 792-9254 | email@example.com
Sponsor: Abby Howe | C-Building - C-106 | (620) 792-9300| firstname.lastname@example.org
Official website of the student ministry https://www.facebook.com/groups/681963525254879
Cheerleaders, Yell Leaders and Mascots
This is a highly select group of students who perform at all basketball games, both at home and away, and assist with other athletic events. Cheerleaders and Yell Leaders are selected on the basis of athletic and gymnastic ability, leadership, personal appearance, personality and scholastics.
Sponsor: Amanda Schnoebelen | PE Building - P-113 | (620) 786-1139 | email@example.com
Community Student Organization
Any Barton student is eligible for membership in Community Student Organization along with our focus group of Workforce Training & Community Education majors. The organization's purposes include: to promote a wider acquaintance among its members, to maintain and increase their interest in community service, to develop leaders in the various Workforce Training & Community Education Majors, to aid in any campus activity relating to club work, to foster the best interest of Barton Community College and the interest of Community Student Organization members and encourage others to come to Barton Community College.
Sponsor: Kathy Boeger | T-Building - T-126 | (620)792-9203 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The club provides an opportunity to increase leadership abilities of the members, provide insight to the computer area of the real world and recognize the characteristics important for future employment. It also gives students the opportunity to meet others with the same career interest.
Sponsors: Cristi Gale | T-Building - T-79, | (620) 786-1183 | email@example.com
Live Like Jesus Today Ministries host a weekly ministry time on campus. The group is called “CONTAGIOUS” and we meet every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m., in the Housing Commons T.V. room. The purpose of Contagious meetings are to minister to all college students. We want everyone to understand that they are special, loved and that life is bigger than self! God has a plan and a purpose for their lives! We want to help them understand this plan and purpose and start to live it out by serving and loving others! We minister through testimonies, Bible studies, movies, trips together, service projects and mission trip opportunities! Our goal is to help them understand God’s love for them and to give them opportunities to become caring, loving and responsible young men and women. Thus, they will want to make a difference on campus, in their community, nation and world! Come join us, we are here because we care!!!
Sponsor: Bryant (Buzz) & Clifann Birney| 620-397-3325 or 620-564-2158| firstname.lastname@example.org | web-page: www.livelikejesustoday.com
Sponsor: Angie Maddy | Learning Resource Center - L-137 | 620-792-9226 | email@example.com
Dante Deo — Latin for “By the Gift of God” is a new Catholic college ministry that focuses on spiritual development, serving others, and creating opportunities for fellowship among Barton students. Each week, the group host a guest speaker or participates in a social event, such as gathering for Half Price Apps, watching movies, participating in local service projects, or hanging out a barbeque. Guest speakers converse with the group about relevant topics such as faith, relationships, service, using your talents, humility, and vocations. The purpose of Dante Deo is to increase opportunities for fellowship, grow, and strengthen students' interest in both Catholic and Christian beliefs, develop student leaders with high integrity, values and morals, and to increase students' volunteer activity in our local community. Students do not have to be Catholic to attend Dante Deo. We meet in the Housing Commons TV room every Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. For more information and to keep up-to-date with our group activities, please search our Facebook group "Dante Deo" and click "Join Group". All are welcome to join us on Tuesday evenings as we discuss topics that matter and make friends not just for college, but for life.
Sponsor: Jacyln Brown, Director of Religious Education, Prince of Peace Parish in Great Bend | (620) 792-1396 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: Linn Hogg | 1025 Main, Great Bend | (620) 792-1614 | email@example.com
Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO)
Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) is open to all Barton students. HALO promotes the Hispanic culture on campus and in the community. Provides an inviting environment to develop leadership skills, social skills, community service, and fostering of academic and career achievement.
Sponsor: Baudilio Hernandez | Learning Resource Center - L-110 | (620)-786-1174 | firstname.lastname@example.org
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
NAfME Collegiate is the college organization under the parent group MENC (Music Educators National Conference).
Membership is open to any student actively participating in the music department as music major and/or a member of the performing groups within the music department.
The purpose of NAfME Collegiate membership is to afford students an opportunity for professional orientation and development while still in school, and to enable students to gain understanding of:
- The basic truths and principles that underlie the role of music in human life.
- The philosophy and function of the music education profession.
- The professional interests of members involved in the local, state, division, and national levels.
- The music industry's role in support of music education.
- The knowledge and practices of the professional music educator as facilitated through chapter activity.
Sponsor: Music Dept. Staff | F-Building - F-8 | (620) 792-9296 |
Nursing Club, an affiliate of the Kansas Association of Nursing Students (KANS) and the National Student Nursing Association (NSNA), was established as a means of promoting interest in the nursing field. Goals of the Barton Nursing Club include: developing qualities and skills that will enhance member leadership abilities and to provide opportunity to demonstrate leadership and compassion through service to others in the Barton Community College service area.
Co-Sponsor: Jill Lawson, MSN, APRN-FNP | T-Building - T-90 | (620) 792-9357 | email@example.com
Co-Sponsor: Karla Johnston, BSN, RN | T-Building - T-100 | (620) 792-9351 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Phi Theta Kappa
With more than two million members and 1,250 chapters located in all 50 of the United States and eight international countries, Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community College. To be considered for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, one must have previously attended Barton Community College one semester and be currently enrolled in 12 or more hours at the College. The applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and be nominated by Barton County Campus faculty to earn membership. At BARTonline, Fort Riley, Fort Leavenworth and Grandview Plaza, students must get an instructor to serve as a reference. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among students. It also provides opportunities for the development of leadership, service, the intellectual exchange of roles, and continued academic excellence.
BARTonline, Fort Riley, and Grandview Plaza:
Sponsor: Janet Balk | (785) 784-6606 Ext. 762 | email@example.com
Beta Phi Eta - Fort Leavenworth:
Sponsor: Erika Jenkins-Moss | (855) 509-3374 Ext. 772 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: Janet Balk | (785) 784-6606 Ext. 762 | email@example.com
Sponsor: Jennifer Dessert | (855) 509-3374 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Ambassadors serve as representatives of the college by conducting campus tours and participating in recruitment activities. Ambassadors are selected from both the freshman and sophomore classes through an application and interview process.
Sponsor: Tana Cooper | Kirkman Building - P107A | (620) 792-9241 | email@example.com
Student Government Association (SGA)
SGA is the representative governing body of the student population. The positions of Student Government are the president, vice president, secretary, sophomore representative and freshman representative. These positions are elected by the student body and receive performance awards each semester. The main purpose of the SGA is to provide a voice for the student population on campus and to support student activities. The SGA Office is located in the lower level of the Student Union. Please direct questions and suggestions to the the club sponsor. Sponsor: Diane Engle | Student Union - U-126 | (620) 792-9271 | firstname.lastname@example.org