According to several recent studies and rankings, York College is recognized as one of the best and most financially sustainable colleges in the state and region based on a variety of metrics. These rankings show that York College has made progress in several key areas in the past decade.
U.S. News and World Report released their annual college rankings earlier this month. For the first time in recent years, York College appears in the top tier rankings for best colleges in the Midwest and on the list of best colleges for veterans.
Are you a prospective YC student? If so, please join us on campus October 23-24 for Panther Days! We have a number of things planned just for you, including an academic showcase, where you’ll meet professors; a number of arts and athletic events; and some fun activities to help you get connected to the campus culture at YC--including a free concert by Remedy Drive!
You can stay in the residence halls, eat in the cafeteria, attend classes and chapel, and see what the YC student experience is all about. You can also try out for some athletic teams and the choir while you're here. There's no cost to attend for high school students.
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Senior vocal music performance and education major Tisa Wharton has been selected to participate in a conducting master class during the upcoming Nebraska Music Educators Association (NMEA) annual conference and clinic.
Wharton was nominated by York College faculty and selected by the NMEA to be one of the small number of students to participate in the conducting class, which is not offered every year.
For the class, Wharton will be sent music to learn ahead of the November conference. At the conference she will rehearse the music with a live choir in front of an audience, including two conductor clinicians. These experienced educators, Dr. Rhonda Fuelberth and Dr. Marge Simons-Bester, will critique Wharton’s style and methods, providing valuable professional feedback.
It was an exciting day on Saturday as approximately 400 guests turned out for the community opening of the Clayton Museum of Ancient History featuring the Stanback collection on the York College campus.
Special guests at the event included members of Legion Six Victrix, a group of “living historians” based in Los Angeles, Calif. The legion, dressed in Roman military garb, set up a garrison camp with authentic tools and weapons on the field outside of the Mackey Center. They gave demonstrations and talked to museum visitors about life and times of Roman soldiers in AD 122-138, during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian.
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York College announced today the success of its community campaign with a final gift total of $2.33 million raised, exceeding the original goal by nearly $150,000.
The community response has been outstanding,” campaign chair C. G. "Kelly" Holthus said. “The volunteers working in this campaign wanted to make a statement to the college about its value to us and I think we've done just that."
Donations have benefited the college's two new facilities, the Clayton Museum of Ancient History and the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center, along with Freeman Center landscaping, the athletic program and the college's Opportunity Scholarship Fund. The Clayton Museum is scheduled to open with much fanfare this Saturday in conjunction with Yorkfest. The performing arts center will open in 2016.
York College will recognize three alumni for their lives of service and success with 2015 Alumni of the Year awards at Homecoming. The awards will be presented to Dickie ’64 and Onita (Touchton ’65) Hill and Brad Reischl ’99 during alumni chapel at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 24.
Sultans, spies, communism and romance all mingle to hilarious effect in the upcoming production of Woody Allen’s classic Don’t Drink the Water, presented by the York College Theatre Department, October 22-25.
In 1974, Don’t Drink the Water was the first play to be performed in Gurganus Hall on the York College campus. The former church building went on to serve as the home for the theatre department for the next 40 years. The current run of Don’t Drink the Water will be the final show in this space, as the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center will open this spring.
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