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EMPORIA – Emporia State University congratulates more than 800 undergraduates named to the university honor roll and dean's lists for fall 2020. Students from this area who received honors include:

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The U.S. Department of Education (Department) office of Federal Student Aid needs your help reaching Kansas high school seniors, current college students, and their parents to remind them to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. As Kansas’s April 1 deadline approaches, th…

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EMPORIA – Emporia State University announces Makenzie Leigh Dougherty, of Atchison, was among the graduates earning degrees in December 2020. Dougherty earned a bachelor’s of science degree in elementary education with a minor in health.

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The Benedictine College Music Department invites the public to two concerts involving the various bands and ensembles of the Department of Music.

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Benedictine College has shifted its annual Scholarship Ball to a virtual setting for Saturday, Feb. 27, which has opened the event up to alumni and friends of the college all over the world. The show is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. Saturday night, and can be seen at www.benedictine.edu/WatchSB.…

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In recognition of Black History Month, Benedictine College’s MLK Day Committee and Black Student Union are pleased to welcome Glenn North, executive director of the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and poet laureate for Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Historic, to the campus for a spe…

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(Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Benedictine senior McKenna Elder, and printed in the college newspaper, The Circuit. It was reprinted with permission.)

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The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed positive in the Atchison area appear to be on downward trend in comparison to the number of persons in quarantine due to direct contacts with an infected person.

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The Office of the Registrar at Northwest Missouri State University announced students named to the Academic or President’s honor rolls at the end of the 2020 fall semester.

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GREENVILLE, South Carolina – The following area students are among approximately 600 Bob Jones University students named to the President’s List for high academic achievement during the Fall 2020 semester.

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SEWARD, NEB. — Mikayla Lowe, Atchison, was one of 244 students named to Concordia, University, Nebraska’s honors list for the Fall 2020 semester.

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Nearly 500 students are expected to graduate during the Fall 2020 semester at Pittsburg State University. To mitigate spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, walk-through commencement ceremonies with limited attendance were held for these graduates on November 20-21 at the Robert W. Plaster Center …

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ATCHISON – Benedictine College congratulated Lou Holtz today after he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Donald Trump in a White House ceremony on Dec. 3. The famed coach, broadcaster, author and motivational speaker was honored with the prestigious award for his …

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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.