York-area elementary students are invited to attend the York College Cultural Geography Fair, Friday, December 4 at 9 a.m., on the second floor of the Mackey Center (corner of 8th Street and Delaware Ave).
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 is organizing the event. "The research and preparation by our students is an exciting process to watch."
What’s better than seeing one free play? Seeing three free plays!
The York College Theatre Department will present three student-directed one act plays this week, November 18 and 19 at 8 p.m.
The performances will be held in Gurganus Hall (10th and Kiplinger). These performances are free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.
Though Dr. Mark Moore’s time at York College has been brief, his impact has been great. Moore, the Roger Collins Endowed Chair of Business, passed away November 13 after a brief battle with cancer. He is remembered for his kindness, his ready smile, and his love of people, especially his students.
Moore joined the business faculty in 2011, teaching courses in marketing and business management. He had an active role in mentoring students and working to gain further accreditation for the business department through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.
York College senior Ali Linstad will present a concert of classical favorites and musical theatre standards at her senior recital Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the campus Prayer Chapel.
The concert will feature modern selections as well as music of the Romantic period. Linstad will perform in four languages and numerous styles, with pieces by Mozart, Schumann, and Debussy, among others. Kay Magner will accompany her on the piano.
In her musical theatre set, Linstad will perform crowd-pleasing selections such as “I Hate Men” from Kiss Me Kate, and "On the Steps of the Palace," from Into the Woods.
Campus was awash in blue corduroy on Tuesday as 91 FFA students from seven Nebraska schools met at the first annual Cultivate: LSE Experience, hosted by York College. This educational event gave these agriculturally minded high school students a chance to practice their Leadership Skills Events ahead of district competitions, which begin in December.
Leadership Skills Events include categories such as parliamentary procedure, creed speaking, agricultural demonstration, job interview and public speaking, among others.
After several years of dormancy, the York College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is once again active. PBL is a national organization for college students studying business that allows them to gain professional experience through competitions, community service and meetings with business people.
The York College chapter inducted 30 new members and installed officers in a ceremony on October 18. The group is student-organized and benefits from the guidance of faculty sponsor Tim Lewis, assistant professor of business.
The new members and officers are excited about renewing the organization on the campus and enhancing the business education offerings at York College. "Our Phi Beta Lambda chapter is excited to pick up where the previous chapter left off,” said Kaylee Becker, chapter reporter.
The York College chapter of Alpha Chi, the collegiate national honor society, inducted 23 new members at a ceremony in the Prayer Chapel on Wednesday, October 28.
New members inducted included Josiah Ahart (Fort Worth, Texas); Melanie Baxa (Tobias, Neb.); Kaylee Becker (Axtell, Neb.); Danielle Berry (Falls City, Neb.); Angela Case (York, Neb.); Alyssa Didier (Littleton, Colo.); Derek Drews (Fremont, Neb.); Halie Ewing (Liberty, Mo.); Bethany Ford (Greeley, Colo.); Matthew Gastineau (North Platte, Neb.); Nicole Gates (Centennial, Colo.); Tyler Helms (Livermore, Calif.); Bryce Hinton (York, Neb.); Ashley Ivey (York, Neb.); Eryn Jacobson (Fordland, Mo.); Courtney Lovelace (Lake Elsinore, Calif.); Paul (P.J.) Matha (Las Vegas, Nev.); Ana Osborne (Heidelberg, Germany); Chloe Pittman (Eudora, Kans.); Sarah Shafer (Big Piney, Wyo.); Jaimee Stutz (Beaumont, Calif.); Sarah Trembly (St. Francis, Kans.); and Kylie Wroot (North Platte, Neb.).
12/8/15 UPDATE: This production is completely sold out. Thank you for your support of the arts at York College!
The York College Celebration Singers will perform their annual Cocoa and Carols program December 10 through 13.
This family-friendly production will feature secular and sacred Christmas music with choreography.
Performances of the high-energy show will be held in Gurganus Hall on the York College campus. Admission is $5 and includes cocoa and cookies.
YC History Professor Tim McNeese will give a public lecture on the topic of Revolutionary War era-spying on Monday, December 7, 2015, on the York College campus. All are invited to attend this free event, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mackey Center's Miller Room (second floor).
McNeese is the author of more than 100 books. His latest title is "Revolutionary Spies: Intelligence and Espionage in America's First War." The text focuses on spycraft as practiced during the 18th Century, tactics that included elaborate codes, dead drops, invisible ink, and secret identities, as well as the personal stories of spies and secret agents, including George Washington, who served as a spymaster.
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