YC History Department Marks Century Since End of WWI
The York College History Department will recognize the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I with several events.
Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the historic conflict on Friday November 9, as Dr. Tim McNeese, professor of history at York College will present a brief lecture on life in the trenches and details of the war. This event will be held during the college’s daily chapel program from 10-10:30 a.m. in the Campbell Student Activity Center (corner of 10th and Mayhew). While the main audience is college students, the event is open to all.
York College freshman Makayla Rose Martinez never expected internet fame when she ordered a creepy Halloween costume. However, a week after she posted a video to Twitter with the caption “Best $40 I ever spent” where she pranks students wearing the nightmarish bodysuit, she’s become a viral sensation. Her post has been viewed millions of times and has been picked up by news outfits such as Fox News, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Daily Mail (UK), Telemundo NBC and lots more. Currently it’s the fourth most popular item on TimeMagazine.com.
York College students are preparing for the annual cultural geography fair, to be held November 30. All York-area elementary school students are invited to participate in this free, fun, educational event from 8:30-9:45 a.m. in the Campbell Activity Center.
College students will be presenting information on a variety of countries. Presentations may include food, games, music, activities, and other fun items on display.
"The geography fair is one of the highlights of our year," says Christi Lones, assistant professor of history, who organizes the event. "The research and preparation by our students is an exciting process to watch."
Lives of service and leadership were celebrated at Homecoming as several alumni and friends were recognized with awards. Whether they are leading a crew pulling weeds, teaching barista skills to homeless youth, or helping a church improve Bible class curriculum and community outreach, these individuals are loving others and exemplifying Christ in their life and work. They embody the mission of York College to transform lives through Christ-centered education and to equip students for lifelong service to God, family and society.
For everyone who has ever stood up through a game in the Freeman Center, not out of Panther Pride but because the outdated bleachers were cramped and uncomfortable, Panther Athletics has an announcement for you: a campaign is underway to replace the vintage seating in the next year. Half of the cost of the project, $55,000, has been pledged by an anonymous donor as a matched gift opportunity. They will match all gifts for this project up to $55,000 over the next year, allowing donor dollars to have a double impact.
The new bleachers will be York College blue and will feature increased legroom as well as improved support to ensure long-term safety and use. Once all funding is in place, installation is planned for summer 2019.
York College welcomed several hundred guests to campus over its annual Homecoming and Panther Days weekend, October 19-20. Alumni returned to campus to relive their great college memories, while prospective students and their families visited to see all that York College has to offer.
York College is one of 41 schools in the nation to be awarded a Title III Strengthening Institutions Program federal grant to improve student success and retention. YC will receive $2.25 million over five years to implement IMPACT YC: A Framework for Integrated Academic Support.
IMPACT YC will redesign and revolutionize the delivery of academic resources for the campus, increasing access to information and tutoring. Through this process, Levitt Library will be transformed to provide areas designed for student collaboration, group tutoring, and a technology help desk. It will also provide new digital resources for student research. Every student will have increased access to tools, technology, staff, and materials that will equip them for greater success in their academic pursuits and future careers.
Homeowners’ Comedy of Errors Will Delight Audiences
The American Dream goes hilariously wrong in the upcoming production of George Washington Slept Here, presented by the York College theatre department one weekend only, October 18-22.
The comedy revolves around middle aged couple Newton and Annabelle Fuller. Fed up with city life, Newton impulsively buys a house in rural Pennsylvania to fulfill his lifetime ambition to own his very own colonial farmhouse.
Fluffy friends help raise funds for students
Social media and email inboxes were flooded with pictures of adorable, smiling dogs and heartfelt stories from their owners on Tuesday and Wednesday, as York College held a Day of Giving (YCDOG) campaign. The puppers were effective fundraisers: the campaign netted $72,966 for campus, impacting scholarships and programs.
The Levitt House on the corner of 8th and Kiplinger has undergone a major transformation thanks to a gift from Cornerstone Bank. It is now the home of the E.A. Levitt School of Business and the York College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student business organization.
“We are excited about this new space. It gives professional legitimacy to our program and improves our brand in a setting that is tied to our school's namesake and benefactor,” said Nick DiToro, chair of the department. The gift from Cornerstone provided for new carpeting and paint, as well as new furniture from Eakes Office Solutions throughout the building
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