York College senior Dani Palensky will present a concert of classical and jazz music at her senior recital Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the York College Prayer Chapel.
The concert will feature modern selections as well as significant music from the past. Palensky will perform in four languages and numerous styles, with pieces by Mozart, Shubert, Debussy, Whitacre and others.
Kay Magner will accompany her on the piano. Additional instrumentalists will include Dr. Clark Roush on trap set, Dr. Jaclyn Spivey on violin, Tim Spivey on guitar, and Morgan Cowell on jazz piano.
Those familiar with the York College Concert Choir know the emotional highlight of the performance is typically when alumni join the choir for the traditional closing songs Lord, Make Me Thine Instrument and The Lord Bless You and Keep You.
Another emotional high point took precedence at their most recent concert, the final stop of the choir’s seven-state 2017 Winter Tour, as the choir performed the Nebraska debut of How Beautiful on the Mountains, composed by recent graduate Saia Lotulelei.
A gym filled with bright colors, cushiony surfaces, a climbing wall, ceiling swings, rings, ladders, yoga balls, and a closet full of toys and games is where Dr. Aimee (Burney ’04) Piller fulfills her calling, serving special needs children as a pediatric occupational therapist.
“It’s very rewarding work,” said Piller. “I get to come to work and make a difference in someone’s life every day. It’s an amazing opportunity I’ve been given.”
From a remote village at the foot of a volcano in South America, to an historic metropolis in Europe, the Gospel message will be shared this summer by teams from York College.
Two groups of students led by faculty members will heed Jesus’ call to “go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone,” as they travel to Tabacundo, Ecuador, and Korca, Albania. Each group will focus on building relationships between the community and the local church through English lessons and other activities.
These mission trips were organized by York Campus Ministries, an organization that seeks to minister to students on our campus as well as train students for lives of ministry.
York College history professor and noted author Tim McNeese will once again be appearing on the American Heroes Channel program “America: Facts vs Fiction.” Upcoming episodes featuring McNeese will air Saturdays, January 28, February 4, and February 25.
Filling in the holes, debunking the myths and making whole the half-truths of history is the essence of "America: Facts vs. Fiction." Hosted by former naval officer and actor Jamie Kaler, the series digs deep into many myths and legends to explore how and why historical details are sometimes altered to produce a more compelling narrative.
York College announced transitions in leadership in the student development office. Starting in January, Stephen Detlefs will serve as dean of students and Meghan Shruck will serve as assistant dean of students.
"We are honored to have Stephen and Meghan in these roles,” said Catherine Seufferlein, dean of student development. “Their hard work, talent, and wisdom blessed us when they were students at YC and that has continued to be the case with both of them since they returned as employees. They honor God, our students and our institution in their work, and we are grateful for that."
Previously, Detlefs served as an admissions counselor at York College and Shruck was the manager of Thomas Hall. Shruck will retain her role as manager and assume new responsibilities as assistant dean.
Starting this spring, York College will offer a new area of study. Building on the success of the existing business department, agriculture courses are being added to create an opportunity unlike any other in Nebraska: an agribusiness program in a Christian college setting.
Stacie Turnbull, assistant professor, will be directing the new program, which grew out of conversations with local businesses and York College administrators. “So much of the area surrounding our campus is agriculture,” said Turnbull. “The need for many businesses in our area is employees with ag expertise and a four year degree. They have employees with two year degrees that can’t progress in the company without additional education.” Across Nebraska and throughout the U.S., there is a shortage of qualified employees in this industry.
“They can’t fill all the positions with the current workforce. There are not enough students wanting to go into agriculture,” Turnbull said. This is especially true in the York area, where there is the added challenge of attracting a skilled workforce to a small town in a rural area.
York College announced today the list of Dean's List scholars for the fall 2016 term. Eighty-eight students were recognized with this distinction.
To be named to the Dean’s List, students must carry 12 or more graded hours and achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.75 with no incomplete grades and no grade below “C” for the semester.
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