It’s been 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, starting a debate with Catholic Church leadership that led to the Protestant Reformation movement. This pivotal moment in world history has ripples to today and impacts Christianity far beyond Lutheran congregations.
In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Clayton Museum of Ancient History will present an evening of lectures on the impact of the teachings of Martin Luther on September 21 at 7 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. All with an interest in history and Christianity are encouraged to attend.
Registration is now open for a free workshop at York College that will teach attendees how to run better meetings and get more done through use of parliamentary procedure. The Beyond the Gavel workshop features professional development sessions for those who participate in competitive parliamentary procedure (such as FFA, FCCLA and FBLA students) as well as those who want to hone their meeting leadership skills for their business, church, or civic organization. There is no cost to attend any of the sessions, but attendees must register by contacting event coordinator Stacie Turnbull at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-363-5678.
York College concluded the most successful campaign in its history on June 30. During the campaign, the college raised $16.8 million for scholarships, campus improvements, and programs, eclipsing the campaign’s original goal of $10.7 million. These gifts have made an impact on the student experience at York College, from ensuring access through scholarships, to improving and expanding academic offerings, to upgrading the physical campus. The campaign began in the college’s 125th year. As the 128th year begins this fall, the future of York College has never been more secure.
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The noise of children laughing, splashing, singing, playing and praying is music to the ears of Paul Biles, executive director of Tejas Camp and Retreat Center. Biles oversees operations for the Christian facility, which serves approximately 6,000 children each summer and a total of 31,000 people throughout the year.
“My role is coaching directors in our ministry, from facilities to discipleship to volunteers, to get them the tools they need to help their staff be successful,” said Biles, who manages 25 full-time and 15 part-time employees, plus 70 seasonal employees and a bevy of volunteers.
Dr. Clark Roush, Endowed Chair for the Performing Arts and Professor of Music, has been selected as a guest conductor for the MidAmerica Productions 2018-2019 season repertoire presented at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He will lead a choir of 125 voices, as well as professional soloists and an orchestra in Missa in Angustiis (also known as Lord Nelson Mass or Mass for Troubled Times) by Franz Joseph Hyden.
“I am honored to have been selected for this tremendous professional opportunity,” he said. “This will enhance the reputation of our program and of York College.”
Recent York College graduate Zanoria Echols ’16 was one of 63 educators selected as a 2017 Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellow. The highly competitive program recruits those with strong backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math—the STEM fields—and prepares them to teach in high-need secondary schools.
Each Fellow receives $30,000 to complete a specially designed, cutting-edge master’s degree program based on a yearlong classroom experience. In return, Fellows commit to teach for three years in the urban and rural Georgia schools that most need strong STEM teachers. Throughout the three-year commitment, Fellows receive ongoing support and mentoring.
What are the effects of exercise on memory? How does napping impact motor learning? Can video games improve visual search accuracy?
These are the kinds of questions YC psychology students and their peers from across the state will explore and present at the Nebraska Psychological Society annual conference, hosted at York College on November 4. This conference will bring psychology students and educators from Nebraska colleges together to share research methods and findings. It will be an opportunity for students to practice their presentation skills and receive feedback from their peers as well as professionals.
The annual sports management conference of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) will be held this year on the York College campus, August 7 and 8. The event will be a mix of informational sessions and social interaction for the expected 250 attendees from 13 KCAC member schools. Each school will bring representatives from their athletics departments including athletic directors, sports information directors, athletic trainers, coaches, faculty athletic representatives, and student athlete leaders.
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