Saint Luke's College has partnered with Univision Kansas City television to expand awareness of the College to the Hispanic Community. Univision was on campus filming vignettes to be featured throughout Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). Special thanks to our students who participated in the filming: Nohelia Whitcomb, J1; Alma Arias, J1; and Samuel Rivera-Ortiz, MSN.
Dr. Karla Bruntzel joins Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences as the Dean of Health Sciences for the College. Karla will provide guidance and leadership for faculty, program/track directors, students and staff within allied health-related disciplines at the College. She is the academic and administrative leader of the health science programs and supports the College in its efforts to expand the portfolio of academic offerings in the health professions.
The first annual Welcome Back Picnic was a great success. We had participation from all student cohorts, faculty and staff — about 175 in all. Thanks to all who turned out for the great food and the beautiful weather. We are looking forward to an awesome semester. It’s great to have you back!
Join in the fun Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is planning their first annual Multicultural Fair. We are looking for food and craft vendors and entertainment to join us in the heart of Westport. The fair is open to the community and admission is free.
For the past three years, Saint Luke’s College has partnered with Saint Luke’s Hospital in their yearly disaster exercise. The hospital staff participates in this disaster drill to better prepare them for a real emergency.
The College recruits student volunteers to represent the patients in this drill. The students offer a perspective to the hospital staff that can only be provided through the eyes of a patient. In return, the students get great exposure to disaster medicine and the challenges experienced within the healthcare field during mass casualty incidents.
Higher education accreditation has been in the news for the past couple of years. It has many advocates, supporters, and promoters, but it also has its detractors. Some of the criticisms are not new. They come from different constituents, including government and some from inside higher education. Some of the concerns include the cost of the process and the ability of peers to make tough decisions. For example, ACICS, a national accreditor, is currently under the fire for its alleged inability to act as a sufficient assessor of college quality.