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    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Park University, which has supported students from around the globe in pursuing their higher education dreams since 1875 from its flagship campus in Parkville, Mo., will open a campus center location in Lenexa, Kan., for the start of the Fall 2017 semester. The University plans to begin operations in Lenexa in July, with classes starting Monday, Aug. 14. Park University President Greg Gunderson, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Good News, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Park University has announced the promotion of Steve Wilson to the position of associate athletic director for media relations and compliance. Wilson began his new duties on Feb. 1. Wilson, in his 10th year leading communication efforts for the University’s Department of Athletics , leads an office that promotes student-athlete and departmental achievements, and coordinates fan ...read more
    Categories: Education, Good News, On The Move, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    Wonderscope Children’s Museum Launches Capital Campaign to Build “A New Place for Play” SHAWNEE, KS (February 21, 2017) – Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City announced today a capital campaign to raise $12 million for a new, larger facility that will allow it to expand programming and update exhibits, and make the museum Kansas City’s new place for ...read more
    Categories: On The Move, Good News, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    Children’s Mercy Kansas City today announced it has been named a recipient of Microsoft Corp.’s 2017 Health Innovation Awards. The awards, which were announced at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, recognize health organizations and their technology solution partners for using Microsoft devices and services in innovative ways that help engage ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Good News
    Monday, February 20, 2017
    Kansas City, Missouri—Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City has been awarded Junior Achievement USA®’s (JA USA) highest honor: The 5-Star Award. The purpose of the Star Award is to recognize staff and boards of JA Areas that meet Junior Achievement’s national standards in operational efficiency and through strong representation of the JA brand. Recipients must demonstrate ...read more
    Categories: Good News, Press Release
    Thursday, February 16, 2017
    February 16, 2017 — For the third time in four months, Park University’s recognition and respect for the contributions military personnel make to the country, as well as the University’s long history of serving those who serve our country, has been commended. Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs , Military Spouse , Vetrepreneur and STEM Jobs magazines, has announced that ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Good News
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    Local breast cancer affiliate wins for Komen KC Night at The “K”, More Than Pink partnership with Charlie Hustle and Biggest Big Idea Award (Biggest Bang for the Buck) KANSAS CITY, MO – February 14, 2017 – Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas collected six AMPSKC awards at the 2017 Annual Social Media Club Kansas City AMPS Awards held at 28 Event Space. The award show, now in ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Good News
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    President’s Day will mark the grand opening celebration, ribbon cutting and unveiling of new Linwood Community history wall KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Y has been an important part of the Linwood community since 1919 and in the current building at Linwood and Cleveland since 1975. The new Linwood YMCA building will open its doors for a grand opening celebration on February 20. The YMCA of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Good News, Press Release
    Thursday, February 09, 2017
    A moderated conversation on “New Directions in the Study of the Underground Railroad” will be the focus of the 16th annual Park University Spencer Cave Black History Month Lecture Series event on Monday, Feb. 27 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. ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, February 09, 2017
    Park University President Greg Gunderson, Ph.D., has announced the promotion of Brian Bode to the position of chief financial officer. Bode began his new duties at Park on Jan. 27. As chief financial officer, Bode oversees the financial and accounting operations of the University and the Parkville Commercial Underground (located on the University’s Parkville Campus), and is responsible for ...read more
    Categories: Education, On The Move, Good News, Press Release
    Thursday, February 09, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 9, 2017) — The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) announced today a $10 million gift to build a state-of-the-art student residence hall on campus. “Today surely marks the beginning of a significant new chapter in the 132-year history of the Kansas City Art Institute,” said Tony Jones, The Nerman Family President of KCAI. The visionary gift was made by an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Good News
    Thursday, February 09, 2017
    KANSAS 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 more
    Categories: Good News, Community, Press Release
    Monday, February 06, 2017
    Kansas City, Kansas, February 1, 2017 — The Board of Directors of Wyandotte Community Health Center (WCHC) announces Patrick Sallee as Chief Executive Officer effective February 20, 2017. In October of 2016, Turner House Children’s Clinic and the University of Kansas Hospital merged the operations of their respective safety net clinics* to form Wyandotte Community Health Center. WCHC ...read more
    Categories: On The Move, Press Release
    Monday, February 06, 2017
    At the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s annual Alliance Management Institute in Denver, Colorado, Rockhurst received the Campus Program Excellence Award, a national recognition of the growing reputation of the program from peers in the nonprofit sector. Jenny Rinella, Ed.D., assistant professor and director of the nonprofit leadership studies program in the University’s Helzberg School ...read more
    Categories: Good News, Press Release
    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Kansas City, MO – Nonprofit Connect is thrilled to announce the 2017 Philanthropy Awards Honorees. Dr. William A. and Mary Reed will be honored as the Philanthropists of the Year, The Miller Group as the Business Philanthropist of the Year, Frank Byrne as the Nonprofit Professional of the Year and Linda and Terry Ward as the Volunteers of the Year. Nonprofit Connect will also honor Brian ...read more
    Categories: Community, Good News, Nonprofit Connect, Press Release
    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Suzanne Gunning, VP of Community Engagement 816-863-1558 sgunning@mokangoodwill.org Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas 2017 Power of Work Awards Nominations Open Recognizing Extraordinary Leadership in the Quest to Empower Local Job Seekers . First-ever The Bob Smart Legacy Award to be Presented Sponsorships and Tickets Available Kansas City, MO ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    Art Westport will celebrate 38 years of creativity on September 8th – 10th, 2017. The annual art festival has become a Kansas City tradition and is a favorite among local artists. The three-day event will take place in Historic Westport, providing the perfect backdrop for a “Kansas City” Artists Fair. Top artists from around the Metro will line the streets of Westport showcasing ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    Park University’s recognition and respect for the contributions military personnel make to the country, as well as the University’s long history of serving those who serve our country, has been recognized by Victory Media. Park University has been honored by the publishing company with a “Top 10 Gold Military Friendly School Award.” Park is ranked No. 5 in the private, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Good News, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, October 03, 2016
    Park University is one of 17 colleges/universities based in Missouri and Kansas that are a part of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ’s $79 million KC Scholars program, announced on Sept. 28 by the Kauffman Foundation . The mission of KC Scholars is to increase postsecondary education attainment in the greater Kansas City area. KC Scholars will provide the means — through ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education, Good News
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