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12/4/2014FSCC Actor’s Showcase: Four one-act plays and dessert.
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12/4/2014

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FSCC Actor’s Showcase: Four one-act plays and dessert.

Fort Scott, Kansas – The Fort Scott Community College will be hosting an Actor’s Showcase on December 5th and 6th at 8 p.m. in the Ellis Family Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and include a dessert and beverage.

The showcase will include four one act plays: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike;” “Spring Awakening;” “Death of a Salesman;” and the student written “Awkward and Dangerous.” The first three choices will offer a selection of scenes from the longer works. “Awkward and Dangerous” is a true one-act play.

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” focuses on the Chekhovian life of middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia. Masha is their movie star sister paying the bills while Spike is her intellectually stunted, but beautiful boyfriend. The New York Times called it a “sunny new play about gloomy people.” It won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013.

“Spring Awakening” is a rock musical adaptation of the classic German play of the same name. The New York Times describes the controversial musical as exploring “the difficulty of finding a place of equilibrium in a world that, round about 13, starts to look strange and terrifying through the distorting prism of puberty.” This musical is definitively PG-13.

Arthur Miller’s classic play, “Death of a Salesman,” will receive the one-act treatment too. The titular salesman, Willy Loman attempts to reconcile his business failings and his relationship with his son Biff. Productions of “Death of a Salesman” have won Tony Awards in 1949, 1984, 1999 and 2012.

The final production is “Awkward and Dangerous” written by FSCC Theatre students Michael Peterson and Alyx Thompson. The play follows potential bank robbers as they agonize over their impending criminal deeds.

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12/4/2014Santa to visit FSCC for breakfast, gifts and fun!
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12/4/2014

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Santa to visit FSCC for breakfast, gifts and fun!

Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College is pleased to announce “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Ellis Family Fine Arts Center.

Tickets to the event are $4 for child and adult alike. Children will receive breakfast, a small gift bag, a photo with Santa Claus and entry for large door prizes. Adults will receive breakfast only.

Claus said of the upcoming event, “I hope to see all of Fort Scott’s good little girls and boys. I will check my list twice, but a personal visit is nice.”

Claus made no mention of naughty children, but FSCC has invited all children to attend.

FSCC’s Breakfast with Santa coordinator, Josh Budd, said, “Concerned children may be relieved to learn that all children are invited to attend and will have a chance to visit with Santa.”

Budd continued, “The naughty and nice list is strictly for Christmas. There might even be time to turn things around.”

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12/5/2014FSCC’s Oehme to judge at the Spec Mix Bricklayer 500
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12/5/2014

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FSCC’s Oehme to judge at the Spec Mix Bricklayer 500

Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College is pleased to announce that Masonry Instructor, Nacoma Oehme, has been asked to judge the Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bricklayer 500 is part of the February 4 Masonry Madness Day during the World of Concrete tradeshow.

Spec Mix writes of the Bricklayer 500, “Twenty-four of the top bricklayers in the world go all out for 60 minutes in this test of speed, skill and stamina.”

Oehme will join the event’s judges as journeymen bricklayers from the U.S., Canada and Australia vie for over $100,000 in cash and prizes. The prizes include a 2015 Ford F-250 4x4 Super Duty XLT truck.

Oehme said of judging, “This is going to be an awesome competition. The prizes are fantastic, but the pride of winning is going to drive these bricklayers to lay a lot of bricks.”

Oehme will be judging one of four events at Masonry Madness. Other events include the MCAA Fastest Trowel on the Block contest; The Spec Mix Toughest Tender contest; and the MCAA Masonry Skills Challenge.

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12/9/2014Westar Energy to host community night, free admission for Lady Greyhounds Basketball
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12/9/2014

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Westar Energy to host community night, free admission for Lady Greyhounds Basketball

Fort Scott, Kansas – Westar Energy and Fort Scott Community College are pleased to announce that Friday, December 12 will be “Community Night with the Lady Greyhounds.” Westar Energy will be covering the cost of admission to the women’s basketball game against the North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates.

Katie Reihmann, head coach of the Lady Greyhounds, said, “We hope everyone will take full advantage of Westar’s offer. Let’s pack the arena on Friday!”

The FSCC women’s basketball team is also hosting a Toys for Tots fundraiser. Basketball fans are encouraged to bring a new toy to the December 12 game.

Reihmann continued, “A new toy for a needy boy or girl is a great way to celebrate the holiday season.”

No reservations or donations are required to take advantage of free admission on Friday.

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12/15/2014Cosmetology Program to host open house on Fort Scott Campus
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12/15/2014

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Cosmetology Program to host open house on Fort Scott Campus

Fort Scott, Kansas – The Fort Scott Community College Cosmetology Program will be hosting an open house on the Fort Scott campus on December 18th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Potential students and family members are invited to tour the state-of-the-art facilities now located on campus.

The Open House will feature door prizes, including a scholarship to attend FSCC. Interested students will also be able to fill out a free application.

The Cosmetology Program consists of 1,500 hours of instruction and work, customarily spread over a 9- to 10-month period. Classes, which begin in January and July, meet eight hours per day, five days per week. The completion of the program will qualify students to take the state licensure examination.

Judy Meister, FSCC’s Occupational Recruiter, said of the open house, “It’s a wonderful chance for potential students to see our facilities and learn more about our program.”

Fort Scott Community College’s Cosmetology program costs about $6000 in total. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, private cosmetology programs in Missouri and Kansas run between $11,000 and $14,000 for tuition but do not offer college credit or degrees.

Meister continued, “Cosmetology students at FSCC receive college credit through our program and students can work toward a two-year degree. Our certificate program also includes manicuring as part of the cosmetology program.”

The cosmetology program operates under the supervision of the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology and Fort Scott Community College is accredited by the Kansas Board of Regents and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

FSCC’s 2015 cosmetology classes begin January 6 and July 8.

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12/15/2014Cosmetology Program to host open house on Pittsburg Campus
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12/15/2014

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Cosmetology Program to host open house on Pittsburg Campus

Fort Scott, Kansas – The Fort Scott Community College Cosmetology Program will be hosting an open house on the Pittsburg campus on December 18th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Potential students and family members are invited to tour the facilities at 813 N. Broadway in Pittsburg.

The open house will feature door prizes, including a scholarship to attend FSCC. Interested students will also be able to fill out a free application.

The Cosmetology Program consists of 1,500 hours of instruction and work, customarily spread over a 9- to 10-month period. Classes, which begin in January and July, meet eight hours per day, five days per week. Completion of the program will qualify students to take the state licensure examination.

Judy Meister, FSCC’s Occupational Recruiter, said of the open house, “It’s a wonderful chance for potential students to see our facilities and learn more about our program.”

Fort Scott Community College’s Cosmetology program costs about $6000 in total. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, private cosmetology programs in Missouri and Kansas run between $11,000 and $14,000 for tuition but do not offer college credit or degrees.

Meister continued, “Cosmetology students at FSCC receive college credit through our program and students can work toward a two-year degree. Our certificate program also includes manicuring as part of the cosmetology program.”

High Schools students are invited to participate in up to 80 hours of the cosmetology program funded through the Career Technical Education Initiative also known as Senate Bill 155.

The cosmetology program operates under the supervision of the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology and Fort Scott Community College is accredited by the Kansas Board of Regents and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

FSCC’s 2015 cosmetology classes begin January 6 and July 8.

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