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10/6/2014Ribbon Cutting for FSCC Miami County Campus’ Science Lab
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10/6/2014

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Ribbon Cutting for FSCC Miami County Campus’ Science Lab

Paola, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College and its Miami County satellite campus are pleased to announce a ribbon cutting and open house of its new science lab on Tuesday, October 7. The open house will begins at 10 a.m. and the ribbon cutting is at 10:30 a.m.

The science lab and FSCC’s Miami County campus are located in the old hospital building in Paola. Remodeling and expansion of classroom space has been an ongoing project.

Remodeling of the lab area and purchasing of equipment was sponsored through grants by four organizations: the Louis W. and Dolpha Baehr Foundation; the Gump Foundation; the Dean and Cleta Smith Foundation; and the C. Lyman and Ingrid Smith Foundation.

Buddy Jo Tanck, Associate Dean of the Miami County Campus, said, “Our goal is to provide the best educational experiences for our students and our community. FSCC is grateful for the opportunities afforded by these grants.”

The Miami County Campus is a satellite of Fort Scott Community College. FSCC, including its Miami County Campus, was recently recognized as a “Top Ten Community College” by SmartAsset.

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10/7/2014Bethany College selects nine FSCC students for honor band.
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10/7/2014

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Bethany College selects nine FSCC students for honor band.

Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College will send nine from its band to the Junior Honor Band at Bethany College on October 30. FSCC had nine students audition and nine students were selected.

The following FSCC students were selected:

Emilee Turner (Flute)

Bailey Seetin (Clarinet)

Josh Schellack (Alto Sax)

Hana Woods (Alto Sax)

Ryan Goldberg (Tenor Sax)

Liz Horsley (French Horn)

Amanda Longpine (Trombone)

Zach Wheeler (Tuba)

Jackie Hottel (Tuba)

Band Director, Michael Dzbenski said, “I am very pleased to see our students recognized by Bethany. Selection to the honor band requires a mixture of God-given talent and hard work. We are very excited for our students to participate!”

Dzbenski added, “Honor bands are a great opportunity for college musicians. Not only do they get a chance to network with musicians and music educators, but it will help with scholarship opportunities if these students wish to transfer to a four-year institution.”

These students will be practicing with the top students from all the Kansas Community Colleges on October 30, 2014 in Lindsborg, KS. The concert will take place that night at 5:00 p.m.

10/7/201426th Annual Gordon Parks Photography Contest Winners Announced
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26th Annual Gordon Parks Photography Contest Winners Announced

Fort Scott–The Gordon Parks Center announces the winners of the twenty-sixth annual Gordon Parks International Photography Contest. 1st place and a cash prize of $300 went to photographer GMB Akash, Bangladesh, for his photo, “Water Crisis in Dhaka.” This photo, taken in Dhaka, Bangladesh, shows a young girl drinking water from a pipe that runs among the stilts of slum housing in the Mirpur slum.

2nd Place and a cash prize of $200 went to photographer Billy Weeks of Ringgold, GA, for his photo, “Marie.” Third Place and a cash prize of $100 went to Willie Allen, Jr., Maitland, FL, for “Unincorporated-Bithlo.” Three Honorable mentions, with a cash prize of $50 each, went to Brian Cassey, Queensland, Australia, for “Soulless in Seoul”; Dan Wagner, Huntington, NY, for “Have Not”; and Lloyd Greene, Beavercreek, Ohio, for “Laundry Work.”

These six photos, along with the other ten finalists’ photos are on display in the meeting rooms located in the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center on the Fort Scott Community College campus. The 16-photo exhibit is on display from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily through the end of October. The exhibit will then travel to other galleries for display throughout the year.

All sixteen of the photos can be seen on the Gordon Parks website: www.gordonparkscenter.org.

The Annual Gordon Parks Photography Competition is in tribute to Fort Scott, KS, native Gordon Parks and is open to both amateur and professional photographers. Photographers may submit up to four photographs that are judged as individual entries. The theme of the contest this year was “The Face of Poverty.” Held annually since 1989, the contest has attracted photographers both locally and from all around the world. The entries received this year were judged by the Director of Photography at LIFE magazine, Barbara Baker Burrows.

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10/7/2014Men’s Rodeo Team first place at Pratt, Kansas
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Men’s Rodeo Team first place at Pratt, Kansas

Fort Scott, Kansas – The Fort Scott Community College Men’s Rodeo Team won first place at the Pratt Community College Rodeo in Pratt, Kansas. The men scored 500 points to gain first above second place’s 320 points by Southwestern Oklahoma State University.


Rodeo Coach Chad Cross said of the results, "We had a good rodeo. Let's do it again next week."

Alex Edmonds of Orange Park, Florida won the average in the Bareback Riding. Wyatt Gewinner of Weeping Water, Nebraska was second in the average for Bareback Riding.

Austin Graham of Jay, Oklahoma, split 3rd and 4th in Bareback Riding with Boyd Miller of Burwell, Nebraska.

Alex Lee of Adrian, Michigan won 4th in the average for Bull Riding.

The FSCC Rodeo Team will visit Stillwater, Oklahoma next week for their third rodeo of the year.

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10/7/2014Ribbon Cutting for FSCC Miami County Campus’ Science Lab
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Ribbon Cutting for FSCC Miami County Campus’ Science Lab

Paola, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College and its Miami County satellite campus held a ribbon cutting and open house for a new science lab on Tuesday, October 7.

The ribbon cutting and open house was held in conjunction with the Paola Chamber of Commerce and the Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce. Representatives from the City of Paola, Miami County, USD 368 (Paola), USD 367 (Osawatomie), USD 416 (Louisburg), KansasWorks and Fort Scott Community College were present.

The science lab and FSCC’s Miami County campus are located in the old hospital building in Paola. Remodeling and expansion of classroom space has been an ongoing project.

Remodeling of the lab area and purchasing of equipment was sponsored through grants by four organizations: the Louis W. and Dolpha Baehr Foundation; the Gump Foundation; the Dean and Cleta Smith Foundation; and the C. Lyman and Ingrid Smith Foundation.

Buddy Jo Tanck, Associate Dean of the Miami County Campus, said, “Our goal is to provide the best educational experiences for our students and our community. FSCC is grateful for the opportunities afforded by these grants.”

The Miami County Campus is a satellite of Fort Scott Community College. FSCC, including its Miami County Campus, was recently recognized as a “Top Ten Community College” by SmartAsset.

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10/8/2014FSCC’s John Deere Technology Program receives College of Tomorrow Award
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FSCC’s John Deere Technology Program receives College of Tomorrow Award

Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College is pleased to announce that its John Deere Technology program has won a Bronze College of Tomorrow award. The College of Tomorrow award is presented to several of the 16 colleges in the United States that offer the John Deere Tech Program.

The John Deere Tech Program at Fort Scott Community College addresses the full range of technological advances in agricultural mechanization, focusing on the entire John Deere product line. Students learn about diesel engine systems, powertrains, hydraulics, machine setup and adjustment, as well as high-tech precision farming systems, electronics, schematics, diagnostic computers, and the computer-assisted resource materials used throughout the John Deere service network.

Chauncey Pennington, an instructor with the FSCC program said, “Technology is always changing. That’s probably the hardest thing to teach... technicians can’t just go to school for two years and think they’re done. We learn on the latest, greatest equipment. But more important, we teach technicians how to keep learning throughout their careers.”


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10/8/2014Fifteen high schools to visit FSCC for Math Contest
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Fifteen high schools to visit FSCC for Math Contest

Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College will be hosting a math contest for high school students on October 16th. Currently, fifteen high schools, including Appleton City, Drexel R-IV, Ballard R-II (Butler), Christian Learning Center, Osawatomie, Uniontown, Covenant Academy, Christian Heights, Pleasanton, Louisburg, Jayhawk-Linn, Fort Scott, Yates Center, Basehor-Linwood, and Prairie View, will bring close to 400 students to the Fort Scott campus.

Kathy Malone, math faculty at FSCC, said of the entries, “This is the most entries we have had since we started in 2009. Testing will take place in the round rooms in Bailey Hall where as many as 53 students will be competing against each other at each grade level for each test.”

Students will compete in up to four out of ten contests available. Contests include Equations and Inequalities; Mental Math (9th Grade) or Euclidean Geometry (10th, 11th, or 12th Grade); Algebra; Analytical Geometry; Simplifications; Computational Math (9th, 10th, or 11th Grade) or Trigonometry (12th Grade); Set Theory; Word Problems; Number Theory; and a ‘Potpourri’ test.

Students will have the chance to win individual medals for first, second and third place in each event for each grade level. Math tags will be given to every participant. Brandon Malone Plumbing has donated first, second and third place plaques for the top three schools.

Malone added, “I am looking forward to a great math contest. It is always fun to watch how excited students get when they finish in the top five of a test and especially if they win a medal for placing in the top three. The public is cordially invited to our Awards Ceremony in the auditorium of the Ellis Fine Arts Center beginning at 1:00 pm on October 16th.”

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10/10/2014FSCC Meat Judging Team was Reserve Champion at American Royal Contest in Omaha
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FSCC Meat Judging Team was Reserve Champion at American Royal Contest in Omaha

Fort Scott, Kansas – The Fort Scott Community College Meat Judging Team won several awards, including overall Reserve Champion at the American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Omaha, Nebraska on October 5.

Jenilee Martin, FSCC’s Meat Judging Coach said of the results, “I am very proud of this team and how far we have come. I am excited to see what these kids can do in the next two contests!”

In addition to being named the Reserve Champion Team in the A-Division the FSCC Meat Judging team won the Beef Grading, Total Beef and Placing Divisions.

In the individual standings, Lane Johnson tied for 1st, but received 2nd place High Individual; 1st in Beef Grading; 4th in Pork Judging; 1st in Beef Judging; 1st in Total Beef and 3rd in the Questions Division. Johnson is from Eureka, Kansas.

Nikki Harris was named 5th High Individual and won 3rd in Lamb Judging; 3rd in Beef Judging; and 4th in the Total Placings divisions. Harris is from Hepler, Kansas.

Natalie Hill was named 6th High Individual and won 2nd in Lamb Judging; 5th in Pork Judging; and 5th in the Questions Division. Hill is from Paola, Kansas.

James Spieth was 10th High Individual and won 1st in Placings. Spieth is from Farlington, Kansas.

Ben Walker was the 5th High Alternate. Walker is from Nevada, Missouri.

The Meat Judging Team will next be travelling to Beef Empire Days in Garden City, KS on October 18 and 19.

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10/21/2014‘Hound Men’s Basketball meet and greet
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‘Hound Men’s Basketball meet and greet

The FSCC Greyhound Men’s Basketball team will be hosting their first annual “Meet the Greyhounds Night” at Arnold Arena on October 30, 2014 at 6 p.m. The event will give fans, alumni and the community a chance to watch and interact with student-athletes from this year’s team.

The evening will include introductions of the student-athletes, followed by practice, and an inter-squad scrimmage. The event will end with the recognition of the 2013-2014 Region VI and KJCCC DII Men’s Basketball Championship banner, the NJCAA DII Men’s Basketball National Tournament banner, and an autograph session with the student-athletes.

Head Coach Michael Cook, who received the KJCCC DII Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year 2013-2014, said: “Last year’s success was a result of our players buying into the process of becoming a great team, and we’re excited to honor their success on this night. We’re also excited to get the upcoming season underway.”
The Greyhounds open up the regular season on the road against Barton County Community College on October 31.

10/21/2014Livestock Judging Team hosts “Fear Farm.”
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Livestock Judging Team hosts “Fear Farm.”

Fort Scott, Kansas – The Fort Scott Community College will be hosting a spooky “Fear Farm” this Halloween to raise money for Livestock Judging Team activities. “Fear Farm” will run from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on October 24, 25 and 31.

Livestock Judging Coach Ryan Page said that the spook level is rated for pre-teens and older.

Page added, “We want people to come out and have a great time. What we’re doing might be too intense for young children, but I’m sure every parent’s mileage varies.”

This is the third year that the team has hosted a spooky fundraiser. It is quickly becoming an event for the community to look forward to every year.

The trail will start at the FSCC Ag Barn at Highway 54 West in Fort Scott. Attendees should travel west on highway 54 and turn at the gas station on the left. There will be a white barn on a hill with two silos.

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10/21/2014FSCC Rodeo hosts the Dan VandeWynkel Alumni Rodeo on Saturday.
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FSCC Rodeo hosts the Dan VandeWynkel Alumni Rodeo on Saturday.

Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College’s Rodeo Team will be hosting the Dan VandeWynkel Alumni Rodeo October 25, 2014. Performances are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Arnold Arena.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for children and $10 for families (two adults plus children).

Events include bareback, barrel racing, breakaway, bull riding, calf roping, goat tying, saddle bronc, steer wrestling and team roping. Events are open to FSCC alumni and Monday, October 20 was the last day to register.

Chad Cross, Head Rodeo Coach said, “We love hosting the alumni rodeo every year. It’s a great chance to showcase new and old talents.”

The Rodeo Team will also host an athlete auction at 6 p.m. that day. Community members are welcome to bid on a few hours of hard work from various rodeo athletes. All money raised will go towards supporting rodeo athletics.

The Alumni Rodeo is named for former Dean of Students and psychology instructor, Dan VandeWynkel. VandeWynkel had a special place in his heart for FSCC rodeo.

For information, please call Chad Cross or Cali Griffin at (620) 223-2700 x. 7020.

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