The York College English Department will host its annual Writer’s Workshop on Sunday, April 22. The workshop will feature Dr. Jonis Agee, writer and educator.
This event will be open to the public and is free of charge; however, registration is required.
The event will begin with a lecture from Dr. Agee 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.
The York College Traveling Children’s Theatre will have free, on-campus performances on Saturday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m. and Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.
The 2018 show is Cinderella with the Commedia Players, which is about an Italian traveling theatre troupe putting on the story of Cinderella and the hijinks that ensue with each and every colorful personality of the various actors and actresses. The show is filled with slapstick humor, spectacular costumes, and memorable performances.
April will see lots of extra activity and visitors on the York College campus as we host our annual spring Panther Days, April 6 and 7.
Panther Days is a showcase weekend where prospective students and their parents have an opportunity to see what York College has to offer, such as athletic and performing arts events, as well as campus tours and classroom visits. It also serves as a second Homecoming, as many alumni return to campus to take part in the events.
Schedule and Panther Days Registration
Board member and alumnus Doug Townsdin '83 visited York College on Monday, March 26, to bless students with stories from his personal and professional experiences.
Townsdin started the day by giving the message during chapel. He spoke about the challenges he faced after leaving York College, including battles with depression and broken relationships, as he strove toward professional success. He touched on the book The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation by Christian theologian Richard Rohr, and invited students to enter into a deeper relationship with God by “bringing it all to the table”--all of their good parts and bad parts, seeking transformation.
Kitra Cody, a senior at Cody-Kilgore High School in Cody, Nebraska, has signed a letter of intent with York College to participate in Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), the competitive student business organization, beginning in the fall of 2018. Cody is the first student to receive a PBL scholarship at York College. The award is based on her leadership within FFA and includes specific expectations of involvement within PBL.
Calling all Panther alumni with a passion for adventure! You’re invited to travel with Dr. Erin DeHart, associate professor of education, to Peru June 19-29, 2019. The trip includes guided tours of palaces and cathedrals, hiking through the Sacred Valley and viewing the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo, and exploring the diversity of wildlife in the Amazon jungle. It will be an immersive trip, filled with local foods, people, lodging and experiences.
Pricing for the trip is all inclusive, covering round trip airfare, accommodations, transportation, meals, educational guides, and fares for all activities. Those that enroll for the trip before April 16, 2018, will save $250. (If you have traveled with EF Tours before, you will receive an additional $100 off.)
From fundraising dinners to bake sales to cookbooks for a cause, one woman tirelessly worked to support the students of York College for more than 50 years: Johnnie Conway.
Though diminutive in stature, “Miss Johnnie” is a giant in eyes of many at YC. She started the Helping Hands for York College (women’s auxiliary group) chapter in Bellevue, Nebraska, in the mid-60s. For the next 50 years, she served in various capacities, including many years as chapter president.
Since Miss Johnnie founded it, the Bellevue Helping Hands chapter has given close to $50,000 to York College to benefit students.
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse will give the commencement address at the York College graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 5. More than 90 students are expected to receive their diplomas during the spring commencement ceremony, which will be held at 10 a.m. in the Campbell Activity Center (corner of 10th and Mayhew Ave.) on the York College campus.
York’s own Caleb Magner performed a wide variety of vocal and instrumental music for his senior recital, Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center.
Magner’s vocal pieces ranged from classical Italian songs, to a humorous number from The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan, to the swinging crooner’s standard "Mack the Knife.” Magner also performed a number of piano pieces, including “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy and “Fantaisie Impromptu” by Frédéric Chopin, among others.
Annual Museum Dinner Celebrates Roman Culture
From photo opps with armored legionaries to a deep dive into ancient pirate practices and Roman architecture, the second annual Ides of March dinner and lecture event was enjoyed by a sell-out crowd on Thursday, March 8.
The evening began with tours of the Clayton Museum of Ancient History led by the Junior Docents Legion, a group of knowledgeable history enthusiasts ages 8-16. Junior Docents gave presentations on different museum artifacts under the direction of volunteer coordinator Karla Ott. More than one hundred people visited the museum to view the collection, explore the Little Kingdom children’s interactive exhibit, and learn from the Junior Docents’ research.
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