York College is one of 41 schools in the nation to be awarded a Title III Strengthening Institutions Program federal grant to improve student success and retention. YC will receive $2.25 million over five years to implement IMPACT YC: A Framework for Integrated Academic Support.
IMPACT YC will redesign and revolutionize the delivery of academic resources for the campus, increasing access to information and tutoring. Through this process, Levitt Library will be transformed to provide areas designed for student collaboration, group tutoring, and a technology help desk. It will also provide new digital resources for student research. Every student will have increased access to tools, technology, staff, and materials that will equip them for greater success in their academic pursuits and future careers.
Homeowners’ Comedy of Errors Will Delight Audiences
The American Dream goes hilariously wrong in the upcoming production of George Washington Slept Here, presented by the York College theatre department one weekend only, October 18-22.
The comedy revolves around middle aged couple Newton and Annabelle Fuller. Fed up with city life, Newton impulsively buys a house in rural Pennsylvania to fulfill his lifetime ambition to own his very own colonial farmhouse.
Fluffy friends help raise funds for students
Social media and email inboxes were flooded with pictures of adorable, smiling dogs and heartfelt stories from their owners on Tuesday and Wednesday, as York College held a Day of Giving (YCDOG) campaign. The puppers were effective fundraisers: the campaign netted $72,966 for campus, impacting scholarships and programs.
The Levitt House on the corner of 8th and Kiplinger has undergone a major transformation thanks to a gift from Cornerstone Bank. It is now the home of the E.A. Levitt School of Business and the York College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student business organization.
“We are excited about this new space. It gives professional legitimacy to our program and improves our brand in a setting that is tied to our school's namesake and benefactor,” said Nick DiToro, chair of the department. The gift from Cornerstone provided for new carpeting and paint, as well as new furniture from Eakes Office Solutions throughout the building
Three years almost to the day since Tyler Phipps ‘08 passed away, his memory is alive at York College. Phipps’ father Steve Phipps presented a $5,000 scholarship to YC wrestler Pierce Mederios in memory of his son on Thursday in chapel.
“We wanted to select somebody with some of the same attributes Tyler had,” Phipps told Mederios during the presentation. “Integrity, commitment, faithfulness, and humility...I’ve heard a lot about you and what I’ve heard is that a lot of those attributes are what you carry through life, too. I’m thrilled to be able to honor you with this scholarship.”
York College is pleased to announce that Emily Lutz ‘14 has accepted a new role at her alma mater. Lutz has rejoined the advancement team as a development officer working on the scholarship fund. For the last three years, Lutz has blessed students as the director of student activities and the Title IX coordinator for York College. In this role, she organized activities and managed the campus coffee shop. Her efforts have transformed the campus culture to be more engaging, positive, and safe
“The Nebraska Court of Appeals is now in session. May all who come here be heard. May truth and justice be served by what we do here.”
These solemn words were spoken as the black box theatre of Bartholomew Performing Arts Center was transformed into a functioning courtroom for the day. Area high school and college students got a rare peek into the judicial system on Thursday, September 13, as the Nebraska Court of Appeals held oral arguments on the York College campus. It was a valuable experience for students who participate in mock trial, are majoring in criminal justice, or considering law school, to get a close-up view of the appellate process as well as enjoy networking and Q&A time with the judges and their staff.
The York College family mourns the passing of Avon "MamaVon" Shields, who touched the lives of hundreds of women as the residence hall manager of McCloud Hall from 1983-2000. She died at home, surrounded by her family on Wednesday after a battle with cancer. An encourager, a prayer warrior, and a patient teacher, MamaVon was an example of Christ-centered living to all who knew her.
A memorial service was held Thursday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m at the East Hill Church of Christ, in York.
Video: Funeral Service
Dutch publishes book on home cooking and modern culture
From the childhood obesity epidemic to the demise of the nuclear family, modern approaches to cooking in America are fraught with angst. Do it wrong, and you could be risking your loved ones’ health--physical, mental, and spiritual. Food writers, cookbook intros, and marketers are all repeating the same message, says Dr. Jennifer Dutch, associate professor and chair of the department of English at York College: “Nobody cooks in America anymore! If only we could go back to the way things were in the kitchen X years ago, it would solve all of our problems!”
Dutch pushes back on this idea in her recently published book Look Who’s Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the 21st Century.
Young leaders from five states converged on the York College campus for a week of learning and development at the Presidential Leadership Institute (PLI), July 15-21.
Specifically designed for students in grades 10-12, the Presidential Leadership Institute promotes leadership development among high potential students in Christian high school settings.
Twenty-nine students from Christian high schools in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma attended the weeklong institute on the York College campus this year. Now in its fifth year, the event brings together thought leaders from industry, education, political, and ministry spheres to discuss what makes a great leader. Student teams from each school put together an impact plan for the coming year at their school and presented their ideas at the end of the week.
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