The final month of the semester at York College is packed full of events. Mark your calendars for these fun performances and activities so you don’t miss out!
Looking for athletic events? Check out the Master Calendar on YCPanthers.com.
Songfest, April 3-6
Songfest is a high-energy musical revue, featuring the performances of a quarter of the student body. Songfest will be performed at 7 p.m., April 3-6, in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased at the door starting at 6 p.m. each night or anytime online at www.york.edu/songfest.
If it’s the clothes that make the man, then this ruler is in serious trouble.
A foolish, spendthrift king meets a beautiful queen with a tendency to lie. It’s love at first sight, but they have obstacles to overcome before they wed: he has nothing to wear and both of their kingdoms are bankrupt. Helpful servants come to their rescue as the couple take on robbers, deceitful tailors, and their own bad decisions in this hilarious new production of The New Clothes King and the Bandit Queen, presented by the York College Traveling Children’s Theatre.
Writers of all kinds are invited to attend the annual Writer’s Workshop, hosted by the York College English Department on Saturday, April 13. This year’s featured speaker will be Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason and will take place in the Miller Room of the Mackey Center (1125 E 8th St).
The free event will include a lecture and reading from Mason at 2 p.m., followed by a reception and book signing at 3 p.m. The workshop component will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. All are welcome to attend, though registration is requested. Participants should be ready for a full range of experiences, including reading, writing, and sharing poetry.
Annual Museum Event Draws a Crowd
Hosted by the Clayton Museum of Ancient History, the third annual Ides of March dinner and lecture event was enjoyed by a sell-out crowd on Thursday, March 21. This year’s theme for the event was “Enemy at the Gate: The Siege of Constantinople” and focused on the pivotal battle in 1453 that marked the end of the Roman Empire.
The evening began with a visit to the Clayton Museum of Ancient History hosted 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 Becky Williams. Guests visited the museum to view the collection, explore the Little Kingdom children’s interactive exhibit, and learn from the Junior Docents’ research.
Dr. Mike Armour will be the featured speaker at York College’s spring commencement ceremony, Saturday, April 27. He is the managing principal of Strategic Leadership Development International, which he founded in 2001. Since then he has coached or mentored over 600 executives and trained thousands more, many in some of America’s largest corporations. In addition, his firm has subsidiary operations in Africa, where he trains senior government officials.
Through his entire career, Dr. Armour has combined full-time or part-time ministry with whatever else he was pursuing. He has 57 years of pulpit experience, including churches in Kentucky, California, and Texas.
The Clayton Museum of Ancient History, located on the York College campus, has once again been selected as a Nebraska Passport site by the Nebraska Tourism Commission. Celebrating its 10th year, the Passport inspires Nebraskans and tourists to travel throughout the state collecting stamps to earn prizes, while also supporting Nebraska’s tourism destinations.
“The purpose of the Passport program is to help travelers discover Nebraska’s hidden gems. In 2019, Passport travelers will experience a variety of unique destinations while creating lifelong memories,” said Erin Wirth, Passport program coordinator with the Nebraska Tourism Commission.
Christi Lones, assistant professor of history, was one of five York County residents recognized with a 2019 Impact Award, presented at the York County Development Corporation 2019 annual meeting on March 14. This award recognized five individuals under the age of 45 who have made a significant impact on the county. The award was presented by Lisa Hurley, executive director of York County Development Corporation.
“We really wanted to recognize people who are having an impact on York County,” said Hurley, “whether it’s through their profession, their volunteerism...they are having a rippling effect,” on the community.
Honor Society Celebrates 12 New Members
The York College chapter of Alpha Chi, the collegiate national honor society, inducted 12 new members at a ceremony in the Prayer Chapel on Monday, March 4.
New members inducted included graduate students Andrea Capuyan (Laurel, Md.), Elizabeth Maher (Edmond, Okla.), Catherine Seufferlein (York, Neb.) Also inducted were undergraduate students Hannah Anderson (York, Neb.), Kellie Fredendall (Jefferson City, Mo.), Austin Hackel (Broken Bow, Neb.), Madison Kinney (Council Bluffs, Iowa), Davi Mendonca (Fortaleza, Brazil), Cameron Merrill (Edmond, Okla.), Hannah Rohda (Waverly, Neb.), Elizabeth Ryan (Mountain Home, Idaho), Cole Satterfield (Broomfield, Colo.).
Join the York College Celebration Singers as they perform Raise Your Voice! on the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center stage Wednesday, March 6 through Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved at www.york.edu/boxoffice or purchased at the door. Tickets include cheesecake and coffee to be enjoyed during the show.
Raise Your Voice! will explore themes of individuality and self-acceptance through popular music. Group numbers include The Sound of Silence and True Colors. Notable solo numbers include In the Blood, Coming Home, What Do I Know, and The Voice Within.
Growing up on a farm in St. Paul, Nebraska (population 2,342), Samantha Jerabek ’18 didn’t dream of a life of big cities and public policy. She chose to attend York College in part because it was close to home--she often traveled to the farm on weekends to help with chores, especially during calving season. During her years at YC, this small town girl took advantage of many opportunities for growth. Opportunities that have led her to unexpected and thrilling places.
Today, Jerabek is a staff assistant working for Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse in his Lincoln office. She describes the last few years getting involved in public policy as “kind of a roller coaster.” Mentoring from Dr. Billy Lones, associate professor of criminal justice, set Jerabek on that track.
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