Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:27Jules Glanzer has received a new three-year appointment as president of Tabor College following an evaluation conducted under the direction of the Tabor College Board of Directors.
Glanzer became Tabor’s 13th president in 2008 after serving as dean of George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Ore.
Under his leadership, Tabor has set enrollment records for each of the past five years and met the annual Tabor Fund goal of $1 million for two consecutive years.
“The evaluation process...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:26Sixth- and seventh-graders at Hillsboro Middle School may have an opportunity to participate in a local “adventure” this summer.
The Hillsboro City Council gave initial approval at its Nov. 20 meeting to proceed with the creation of Hillsboro Youth Adventure, a program that intends to use fun and food to teach students entering the seventh and eighth grades about the inner workings of their community.
The intent of the program, according to the three-person organizing committee, is to...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 20 November 2012 15:48Thanksgiving means different things to different families. But for Pete and Krista Richert of Hillsboro, seeing their daughter enjoy the holiday like most other children this year is reason for gratitude and celebration.
Their daughter, Lindsey, now 6, has been in kidney failure since she was 6 weeks old. About a year ago, her condition worsened.
“Lindsey’s kidney doctor said her labs were getting progressively worse, and last year around Christmastime is when her doctor said we...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 20 November 2012 15:47In these day, when writing a research paper is as easy as a Google search followed by a few cut-and-paste commands, local educators are turning to an Internet tool to help monitor the academic integrity of their students and improve their writing.
With a database of more than 20 billion Web pages, 220 million student papers and millions of articles, the sophisticated algorithms harnessed by Turnitin.com can indicate the percentage of “original work” in a student paper in mere...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 20 November 2012 15:45As the Christmas season approaches, ideas for giving can come in many forms, but a freshman at Hillsboro High School, plans to give hospitalized children a special surprise.
Lillian Benda, 14, said she knows firsthand what it’s like to be in the hospital and how difficult it can be.
Diagnosed with epilepsy last summer, Benda said she spent a week at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
After checking with hospital officials, the administration was agreeable to her idea.
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