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News for CommunityWednesday, July 19, 2017KANSAS CITY, Missouri – On Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22, Kansas City Women in Technology is hosting Kansas City's second Django Girls workshop. Django Girls is an international non-profit organization empowering communities to host programming workshops for women. "Kansas City Women in Technology is excited to bring Django Girls to Kansas City -- we want to continue ...read moreCategories: Education, Community, Good NewsTuesday, July 18, 2017Events to Include Conversation with Retired NASA Officer and Eclipse Watch Party Nearly 100 years has “eclipsed” since a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States. The historical and scientific significance of the 2017 solar eclipse will be discussed when Park University hosts “Eclipsing Park University: A Conversation with Dr. Lynn ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, Good News, Human Interest, Press ReleaseMonday, July 17, 2017Park University President Greg Gunderson, Ph.D., and Provost of Army University Maj. Gen. John Kem signed an agreement on July 13 for the two schools to seek collaborative solutions to address military-civilian educational issues that are in the best interest of providing a world-class educational experience for all military service members. The signing took place at Army University headquarters ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, Press ReleaseMonday, July 10, 2017James B. Nutter, a titan in Kansas City’s business and political circles, died on Friday, July 7. He was 89. Nutter’s generosity extended to several local institutions, including Children’s Mercy Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital, Wayside Waifs and the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. Nutter also helped direct investment to the Ivanhoe Neighborhood, an East Side community ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, July 06, 2017Plant fossils dating some 306 million years old found on the property of Park University’s flagship Parkville Campus will be the topic of discussion on Tuesday, July 25, at the National Archives at Kansas City, 400 E. Pershing Road, Kansas City, Mo. The dialogue will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception preceding the discussion at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is free, but reservations are ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, Press ReleaseWednesday, July 05, 2017The governing body of Park University — its Board of Trustees — has elected four individuals to serve as members of the Board. Vince Clark, Anthony Melchiorri, Cyprienne Simchowitz, J.D., and Troy Teague were all elected to serve their first three-year term on the board, effective July 1. Vince Clark Clark is vice president of business development at Creative Planning Inc., an ...read moreCategories: On The Move, Education, Community, Good News, Press ReleaseMonday, July 03, 2017The 2017 Park University Golf Scramble , a four-person tournament that benefits the University’s athletic programs , is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 9, at The National Golf Club of Kansas City. Golfers get on the course with a shotgun start at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. An awards program will be held immediately follow the completion of the tournament at approximately ...read moreCategories: Education, Press Release, Community, Funding OpportunityThursday, June 29, 2017June 20, 2017 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI Mayor Sly James and Turn the Page KC are happy to announce that Kansas City, MO, has earned national recognition as recipient of the All-American City Award for accomplishments in improving education outcomes for children age 0-8. Kansas City is one of just 15 communities nationwide to receive the award from the National Civic League. A five-time winner of ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Human Interest, Political, Press ReleaseMid-America Arts Alliance Announces Artistic Innovations Grantees, Totaling More Than $230,000 for Innovative Work in the RegionWednesday, June 28, 2017(Kansas City, MO) Mid-America Arts Alliance, a regional arts organization, today announces the FY2018 recipients for its esteemed Artistic Innovations grants, a program that supports individual artists and arts organizations for the creation of new artworks that result in public engagement. With generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Windgate Charitable ...read moreCategories: Good News, Community, Press ReleaseTuesday, June 27, 2017On July 7, 2017, Niles leaders, partners, donors and the community will celebrate the re-opening of the recently renovated facility in Kansas City, Missouri with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house . Niles, which has had a strong presence in the heart of downtown Kansas City for 134 years, is a nonprofit organization that provides residential and day treatment programs for children and ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Press Release, EducationMonday, June 26, 2017Kansas City, MO ǀ Last year, Big Slick Celebrity Weekend raised a record $1.3 million to benefit the Cancer Center at Children’s Mercy. This year brought in an even bigger haul: $1.75 million, said organizers at the extravaganza’s star-studded final event Saturday night at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. Hometown hosts Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Rob Riggle, Eric ...read moreCategories: Community, Human Interest, Good News, Press ReleaseMonday, June 19, 2017Missouri American Water, which serves communities throughout Missouri, including Parkville, home of Park University’s flagship campus, presented a $50,000 check to Park President Greg Gunderson, Ph.D. and Associate Vice President for Advancement Nathan Marticke, to go toward the University’s new School of Business building, which will be known as the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise ...read moreCategories: Community, Funding Opportunity, Press Release, Education, Good NewsMonday, June 19, 2017On Thursday, June 15, more than 550 people from all over the Kansas City metro filled the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel ballroom for the 6th Annual KVC Hero Luncheon. 41 Action News Anchor Christa Dubill welcomed guests and emceed the event for the fourth year in a row. KVC President and CEO Jason Hooper recognized and thanked the event sponsors in the room and discussed the need for caring ...read moreCategories: Good News, CommunityThursday, February 09, 2017KANSAS CITY, KAN. —? For the second year in a row, Unbound has been named a gold winner at the SMCKC AMPS Awards. The AMPS Awards are presented by the Social Media Club of Kansas City, the most active of Social Media Club Global's nearly 350 chapters worldwide. The awards, which are named for the word "amplify," honor excellence in social media throughout Greater Kansas City. ...read moreCategories: Good News, Community, Press Release