We’ve all heard the story: the big, bad wolf gobbles up all the little piggies, Red Riding Hood, and her granny, too. He’s always the bad guy, end of story. Or is it?
What would happen if the wolf changed his ways?
York College Traveling Children’s Theatre explores that idea in their 2017 show Once Upon a Wolf. Written by Steph DeFerie, this hilarious fractured fairytale mash-up finds Old Granny Stinky Feet struggling to tell the kiddies in the audience some stories when her standby villain refuses to play his assigned part. The wolf instead goes on a journey of self discovery as he seeks to become a hero. Being the good guy isn’t as easy as you might think! It’s an entertaining story with a great moral
The hot air balloon water tower has been the most recognizable symbol of York, Nebraska, for years. Thanks to the York Chamber of Commerce and the cooperation of many local businesses and artists, 25 new mini water towers have been placed throughout the town representing different parts of our fair community. From sunsets, to mazes, to fire trucks, the Towers of York public art installation project celebrates the variety within our community, while enhancing its appeal through art.
York College sponsored one of the towers, which now sits near the corner of campus at 8th and Delaware Avenue. The tower, called “Be More at York College,” was painted by Meghan Shruck, assistant dean of students. Shruck’s creation captures iconic elements of York College’s beautiful campus, including the Prayer Chapel, Hulitt Hall, the arch and a campus swing. The tower also features the college mission statement “to transform lives through Christ-centered education and to equip students for lifelong service to God, family, and society.”
A power-hungry politician, a treasonous plot, and a turning point in the history of Western civilization.The events of March 15, 44 B.C. held new poignancy as YC History prof Tim McNeese discussed the fall of the Roman Republic at an Ides of March event, hosted on March 14 by the Clayton Museum of Ancient History.
The two-part evening affair included tours of the museum collection as well as a dinner and program on the assassination of Julius Caesar and the rise of the Roman Empire. The museum collection tours were led by the Junior Docent Legion, a group of volunteers age 8-15. More than 100 guests took part in the museum open house and social hour.
The event continued with a thematic three-course meal consisting of neo-Roman inspired foods and a riveting historical lecture by McNeese. More than 70 guests attended the dinner.
The Ides of March event was sponsored by Kopsa Otte Associates, LLC, Greg and Julie Adams, and David and Heather Derr.
The York College English Department will host its annual Writer’s Workshop on Sunday, April 2. The workshop will feature Dr. Karen Gettert Shoemaker presenting “Family Stories into Literature: The Role of Gossip and Research in Fiction.” This event will be open to the public and is free of charge; however, registration is required. Register at www.york.edu/writersworkshop.
The event will begin with a lecture from Dr. Shoemaker at 2 p.m. in the Prayer Chapel at York College. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. in the Cornerstone Room of the Mackey Center. The workshop component will run from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., also in the Cornerstone Room. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared to write.
Point Lookout, MO - The NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Championship round of sixteen saw an old MCAC rivalry come back to life. Both teams squared up for a physical matchup that saw common opponents battle hard. A fierce back-and-forth game saw the Bruins take the third game of the season series.
York controlled the first half as the Bruins struggled offensively and led by as many as 11 at one point.
The second half was a different story as Bellevue exploded offensively scoring over 50 points and coming back from 16 down to escape with a 78-76 victory to advance to the round of eight.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has appointed David K. Arterburn ’77 to the Fourth Judicial District vacancy for the Nebraska Court of Appeals.
Arterburn has served as a district court judge for the Second Judicial District of Nebraska since 2005. Previously he worked as an assistant attorney general at the Nebraska Department of Justice and as a special assistant United States attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office.
Arterburn holds an Associate of Arts in Communication from York College and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Additionally, he earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from UNL and a Juris Doctor from UNL Law School.
York College has announced the winner of its most prestigious academic financial award, the Presidential Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to one incoming freshman each year and recognizes academic achievement as well as high moral character.
The 2017 Presidential Scholarship recipient is Kellie Fredendall of Jefferson City, Missouri. Fredendall is a 4.0 student with a busy schedule of activities including basketball, volleyball, student council, and membership or leadership roles with Future Business Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, American Sign Language Club, youth group, and National Honor Society.
Point Lookout, Mo. - York College played the upset role for the second year in a row as they beat 2 seed Rochester College 85-75 in the first round of the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Championship Thursday night. Keith Mack (JR/Chicago, Ill) and Cameron Coleman(SR/Allen, Texas) led the Panthers with 21 points apiece. Both players shot over 64% from the field, including Mack's 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
The Panthers shot 53% in the first half and used a 6-0 run to end the half with a 44-35 lead. Coleman led all scorers with 14 points followed by Mack with 10. York's defense led the way forcing 11 turnovers and turning those into 20 points.
The York College Celebration Singers will perform their spring concert We are the World, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28-29.
The show-choir style performance of inspiring music will include solos and ensemble numbers, with well-known tunes from bands such as U2, Green Day and John Lennon.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in Bartholomew Performing Arts Center. All tickets are $5, payable at the door. Tickets may be reserved at www.york.edu/boxoffice or purchased at the door starting one hour before performance.
Nicholas Meck, a junior from Topeka, Kans., took his perfect 17-0 season to the NAIA National Championships on March 3rd with the full expectancy of returning to York as an All-American, the seventh in Panther history. His perfect season included winning the conference championship as well as the NAIA South National Qualifier. Ranked fifth in the nation at 174 pounds, Meck beat the No. 2 wrestler at the NAIA qualifying event, Jose Alvarez of Wayland Baptist, to earn the championship and was named outstanding wrestler of the meet.
Meck won his first match at the national tournament over Tanner Borror of Oklahoma City University. Up 8-2 in the match, Meck hip tossed Borror to the fall at the 3:21 mark. Meck then faced former #2 Alvarez again and won a 3-2 decision to advance to the semifinals, guaranteeing him a spot on the All-American stage.
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