Dear Grace University Family,
The York College community was deeply saddened by the news that Grace University will be closing at the end of the '17-'18 school year. As a college that shares in Grace University’s mission to develop servant leaders for the home, the church, and the world through excellence in biblically-integrated education, we want to do everything we can to assist the Grace community during this period of transition. Our prayers are with the entire staff, faculty, and student body of Grace University as you go through this difficult time.
Young men with a money-making scheme, a mysterious old house turned hotel, an assortment of shady guests, three bumbling police officers, and one dead body. These are the elements of the upcoming production Mumbo-Jumbo, A Mystery Farce presented by the York College Theatre Department, October 19-22. Directed by John Baker, this production will keep audiences guessing and laughing as the 1940s who-done-it unfolds.
The show revolves around college boys Dick and Pee-wee who arrive at Dick's uncle's country estate on a mysterious mission. When the boys find all their money has disappeared, they decide to turn the place into a hotel while the uncle is away. When one of their guests is killed, they find they have two sheriffs in charge of the investigation, as the house is built on the county line--placing the evidence in one county and the corpse in the other. Comedy and mystery ensues as they work to find the killer and the missing money.
Global Music at York College Presented By Grant from Nebraska Arts Council
York College has been awarded a grant by the Nebraska Arts Council to underwrite the program “A World of Music” by Todd Green on October 24. Green will perform for area elementary students on Monday afternoon and present a free demonstration and lecture about his instruments to general audiences on Monday at 7 p.m. This event is free.
There will be a public performance Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the public performance are $10 and may be reserved here. All performances will be held in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center on the York College Campus.
Five hundred years after Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg and started the conversation that would lead to the Reformation Movement, a group gathered in York to learn more about this polarizing figure and his ideas.
Dr. Matthew Phillips, associate professor of history at Concordia University, guest lectured at York College on Thursday, September 21, drawing a crowd of about 80 history buffs and Luther fans. The evening of lectures was hosted by the Clayton Museum of Ancient History and the Bible department at York College.
From justice for a community, to healing for families, to bringing the Good News of Christ to people around the world, the alumni who will be honored at Homecoming this year represent the heart of the mission of York College: lives of service to God, family, and society.
David K. Arterburn ’77 and Kimberly (Dreher ’02) Hoyt will be presented with Alumni of the Year Awards and the Servant Leader Award will be presented to the 2002-2007 Sendai missions team: Jonathan Straker ’00, Joel Osborne ’00, Ben Berry ’01, and Crimsen (Ruhnke ‘00) Hanson. These awards will be presented during Homecoming Alumni Chapel, which runs from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, October 21 at East Hill Church of Christ.
Associate Professor of History Tim McNeese has several projects that will soon be available to the public in a variety of formats.
McNeese will have an article published by Faulkner University in the fall issue of Journal of Faith and the Academy as part of a series on faith in literature. The article focuses on morality as presented in selected works of William Shakespeare, including Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and Othello. The publication is based on a paper McNeese presented at the Institute of Faith and the Academy’s annual conference in February.
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 (registration), 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.
What makes your town unique? What can be done to build, attract, and retain individuals, families, and businesses? These are questions that communities throughout York County explored in the spring of 2017 through the Marketing Hometown America initiative, led by the York County Development Corporation.
Data has been collected, ideas have been discussed, and the time for action has arrived: Enter York College juniors and seniors from the Elijah A. Levitt School of Business at York College. A handpicked group of students will work to implement projects identified during the Marketing Hometown America process, working with four local communities to bring about meaningful changes that have the potential to spur growth.
“We saw this as a great opportunity to connect with the community and provide real-world education for our students,” said Nicholas DiToro, recently named Roger Collins Endowed Chair of Business at York College. Students will work with local residents in Bradshaw, Henderson, York and McCool Junction on agenda items set by the villages and towns. Projects include websites and social media promotion, printed marketing materials, and physical improvements that require fundraising.
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.
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