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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.

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MANHATTAN — The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University is awarding $170,600 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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ATCHISON — The online education programs implemented by schools and colleges across the region as COVID-19 prohibits normal operations are often touted as the next best thing, or even equivalent to, in-person course delivery. Not the case with Benedictine College.

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High schools and colleges across the nation have had to make adjustments due the COVID-19 pandemic and those in Northeast Kansas and Atchison are no different.

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High school seniors pursuing careers in agriculture are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship. The Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 to honor Herb Clutter's influential role in organizing leadership groups on behalf of Kansas wheat produce…

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LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has announced 10 Atchison County students have earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester, KU News announced earlier this week in a press release.

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Topeka, Kan. – Washburn University School of Law is seeking volunteers to serve as judges and clients for the American Bar Association Law Student Division Regional Client Counseling Competition on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at the law school. Washburn Law will be hosting teams of law students f…

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The University of Kansas announces that some area residents have earned their degree as a result of the fall semester. Recognition ceremonies were held in mid-December.

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Clifford Hawk, a long-time agriculture instructor, was recently named Faculty Emeritus by the Highland Community College Board of Trustees, according to and was honored with a reception Dec. 4 in Sabetha where he currently resides.

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The Kansas Board of Regents recently recognized Director of Technical Education Lucas Hunziger, Highland Community College Technical Center, for excellence in Carl Perkins Career and Technical Education reporting.

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Washburn University’s Board of Regents has approved plans to design and build a new home for its law school on the campus at the corner of 21st Street and Washburn Ave.

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Two area students are among the 725 graduates from the University of Kansas representing 46 Kansas counties, 36 other states and 27 other countries have been announced by the University Registrar.

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PATON, Iowa (AP) — Andy Peterson, an industrial technology manufacturing teacher at Southeast Valley Middle School in Burnside, is excited to get back to school in the middle of July — even after he sacrificed his summer off.

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The Highland Community College Board of Trustees will gather for a special session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the Administration Building Conference Room on the Highland Campus.

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Highland Community College Board of Trustees announced they will interview an additional presidential hopeful to lead the college after President David Reist retires at the end of the schoolyear.

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The Highland Community College Board of Trustees has narrowed the nationwide search to find a new HCC president to three candidates.

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The Highland Community College Board of Trustees overseeing operations of the first college established in the state of Kansas will gather for two special meeting sessions to review applicants to hire a new president.

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The names listed here have been provided by Wichita State University based on information compiled by the university’s Office of News and Media Relations.

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The names listed here have been provided by Pittsburg State University based on information compiled by the Office of University Marketing and Communication.

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The names listed here have been provided by Fort Hays State University based on information compiled by the University Relations and Marketing Office.

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The names listed here have been provided by Kansas State University based on information compiled by the Office of the Registrar.

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Benedictine College has announced that Curtis Martin, the founder and CEO of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, will give the keynote address for the 2018 Commencement Exercises, set for 10 a.m. May 12 in the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium on the college campus.

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Benedictine College has received a $300,000 grant from the Sunderland Foundation in Overland Park toward completion of Westerman Hall, the science and engineering building now under construction on the college’s campus.

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Benedictine College announced the hiring of Kevin P. Brown as its new director of college ministry. Brown takes over for David Trotter, who left the college to work in a new program at FOCUS Fellowship of Catholic University Students. Brown began his duties at Benedictine on Dec. 4.

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The Kansas World Language Association has announced that Dr. Julie Sellers, associate professor of world and classical languages at Benedictine College and an Atchison resident, is the recipient of its 2017 World Language Teacher of the Year award. She will go on to represent the Kansas asso…

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Benedictine College student Hannah Voss, a senior from San Antonio, is a finalist in the 2018 Rhodes Scholarship competition. The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship award in the world, and arguably the most famous academic award available to America…

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Dr. Pat Castle, the founder of LIFE Runners, the largest Pro-Life team in the world with over 6,300 runners/walkers, will be on the Benedictine College campus Monday, October 30.

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The Benedictine College Music Department and the Kremmeter Series are co-sponsoring a concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2 in the O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium on the Benedictine College campus.

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The annual Fellin Lecture is coming to Benedictine College for the 21st year. The Fellin Endowment Fund sponsors the lecture series, presented each year by the Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in order to support the liberal arts orientation of Benedictine College.

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In 1987, President Ronald Reagan delivered his famous “tear down this wall” speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Thirty years later, the Berlin Wall has now been down longer than it stood and Benedictine College welcomed the man who penned those famous words for the president. Former Wh…

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Elizabeth Walz, Atchison, is a member of the Southwestern College Enactus team that was crowned regional champions April 10 in Dallas, Texas. Walz and her teammates have earned the opportunity to compete at the 2017 Enactus United States National Exposition May 21-23 in Kansas City.

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Southwestern College junior Elizabeth Walz has been named recipient of the Kansas Society of CPAs Mary Ellen Kirkpatrick Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship is for $2,500 and Walz will be recognized at an upcoming KSCPA function. She competed for the award against accounting students at …

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Benedictine College plans to rename its yoga classes and change their content to ensure the classes focus only on physical exercise and not spiritual or cultural elements.

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Due to inclement weather, Benedictine College’s Martin Luther King Jr. event has been canceled. Kevin Willmott, the event’s guest speaker, will not be coming from Lawrence on that day. The college is working to reschedule the event.

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An outstanding group of students were recently recognized for their campus leadership, scholastic excellence and service in their community. A record 100 students were selected from Mississippi College and inducted into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges on Dec.…

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Atchison County local Amber Kelly was one of three students chosen as part of the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s annual Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program. The program ran from Dec. 4-10.

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There will be a “white out” beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 during the Benedictine College men’s basketball game against Peru State in the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.

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The Benedictine College Music Department's Symphonic Band and Brass Ensemble will present a “Remembrance Concert” on 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in O’Malley McAllister Auditorium.