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LAWRENCE — The names of 918 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer have been announced by the University Registrar.

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For the second consecutive week the COVID-19 reports indicate more persons are in quarantine in the school systems countywide than actually infected with the virus.

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The coronavirus infection continues to creep in and infiltrate the school population within the area even though the number of persons in quarantine seemingly outweighs the numbers of positive cases.

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Highland Community College of northeast Kansas and the American Civil Liberties Union have “resolved” civil rights litigation involving four Black young people who have studied at the college.

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The latest reports of status of the positive COVID-19 cases in our area schools are showing more persons are in quarantine than actually infected at this point in time with staff members being the most impacted.

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The Benedictine College Music Department invites the college community, its neighbors, and all interested parties to “Fall Inspiration,” a performance by the Benedictine College/Atchison Community Orchestra musicians on Sunday, Nov. 22.

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Megan Domann, PT, DPT, ATC, of Shawnee, graduated in May earning a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, a 3-year program

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IRVING, Texas — The University of Dallas, located in Irving, Texas, is a Catholic university recognized for its academic excellence, and schools officials have recently announced the names of students with Atchison County area ties who’ve earned honors for the 2020 spring semester.

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The Benedictine College Music Department invites the college community, general public and all area veterans to come to a “Veterans’ Day Tribute Concert” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, on the Academic Quad in front of the Ferrell Academic Center. Admission is free. (If there is inclement weath…

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The Black Student Union is pleased to present John Harris, pastor, educator and founder of two nonprofit ministries, for a talk on “Finding Common Ground” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, in O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium. Seating is limited, so arrive early or tune in for the live stream on…

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Washington, DC — The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) honors a select group of collegiate academic honors programs as 2020’s “Hidden Gems.” Hidden Gems deserve the attention of students who seek an outstanding education grounded in the study of American government, history, and…

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Seemingly several isolated positive COVID-19 cases continue to infiltrate area schools as Maur Hill-Mount Academy and Trinity Lutheran Schools took steps toward an all remote learning mode for a short term.

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Benedictine College’s Raven Regiment Marching Band marched over to Vintage Park Wednesday evening and played a selection of upbeat musical numbers for the residents, who have been on lockdown for months.

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HAYS – A total of 706 students completed associate, bachelor’s or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the summer 2020 term.

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Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon,” delivered a presentation on Building a Civilization of Love: A Catholic Response to Racism on Monday, Sept. 7, on the campus of Benedictine College. His presentation was sponsored by the Black Student Union and The G…

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Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon,” will offer a presentation on Building a Civilization of Love: A Catholic Response to Racism at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, in O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium on the Benedictine College campus.

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LAWRENCE — The names of more than 4,700 graduates from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 87 Kansas counties; 49 other states, territories, and Washington, D.C.; and 53 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar.

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Despite the country being in the middle of a pandemic, Benedictine College in Atchison had its biggest incoming freshmen class ever with 581 along with the additional enrollment of 1,980 students.

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In May 2020, Pittsburg State University graduated approximately 1,200 students who earned degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Technology, and Kelce College of Business.

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MGP Ingredients, Inc., is pleased to support three Atchison-area students starting college this fall with Ellis Foundation scholarships, part of the company’s longtime focus on helping provide educational opportunities for residents of its communities. The 2020 recipients are:

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HAYS — A total of 2,395 students completed associate, bachelor’s or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the spring 2020 semester.

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Matthew Schrick was named to the Dean’s List at Metropolitan Community College with a 4.0 GPA for the Spring 2020 semester. Matthew was also nominated to The National Society and Leadership and Success Chapter at the MCC Maple Woods Campus. Matthew is attending Maple Woods on a baseball scho…

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Benedictine College announced Friday that it has completed an agreement with an area laboratory that will allow mass testing on its campus without impacting testing supplies within the city.

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PITTSBURG - Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2020 spring semester. To qualify for Dean’s Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6000 for all credit course work that semester and have no gr…

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LAWRENCE — More than 7,500 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2020 semester.

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Deputy Torrie McGlothin of the Atchison County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the recently graduated 264th basic training class at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Yoder.

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COVID-19 continues to sweep the nation, altering our day-to-day lives. This includes what colleges are planning for their fall semester. With experts still worried of a second outbreak of the virus, most colleges are concluding all face-to-face classes by Thanksgiving. Most colleges will use…

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Washburn University is has announced its President’s List honorees for the spring 2020 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, a student must complete a minimum of 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade point average of 4.0. More than 750 students qualifie…

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MANHATTAN — More than 4,800 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the spring 2020 semester.

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President Stephen D. Minnis, of Benedictine College, issued a statement on behalf BC in wake of a controversial and imprecise reference posted on an Instagram account.

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Benedictine College recently announced they will be starting fall classes a week earlier, canceling Fall Break, and ending at Thanksgiving with finals online.

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After 20 years, Dr. Francis (Frank) P. Kessler has retired from teaching as a professor in the Political Science Department at Benedictine College in Atchison.

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LAMONI, IOWA — Bryan Lentz, Atchison, graduated this spring with a Master of Science in Nursing, as a family nurse practioner, from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

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MANHATTAN — The kinesiology department in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Kansas State University recently awarded $17,000 in scholarships to both current and incoming students who are enrolled in the kinesiology program.

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Among its many provisions, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act passed by the U.S. Congress in late March hit the pause button for students who owe money for their college education.