With fanfare and heraldry, York College held a ceremony on December 14 to recognize the accomplishments of students who had completed the requirements for graduation after the fall semester. The inspiring ceremony was held in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center and was attended by more than 100 students, faculty and staff, family members, and friends.
A disappearing cat with a wide smile, a time-obsessed rabbit, and a queen with a penchant for decapitation all feature in the latest script by John Baker, associate professor of communication at York College.
Baker has adapted the children’s classic Alice in Wonderland for a large cast of young actors. The script will soon be published by Big Dog/Norman Maine Publishing and will appear in their 2018 catalog.
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The last couple of months have been extraordinarily busy and gratifying for Associate Professor of History Tim McNeese '73. November saw the publication of three new books and the television premiere of the documentary “Black Jack Pershing: Love and War,” in which he was featured. Not to be outdone by those accolades, on December 5, McNeese successfully defended his dissertation, completing his PhD in History at Faulkner University.
Dr. McNeese is in his 26th year at York College.
Soderholm reflects on years with Clayton Museum
Walking through the unfinished basement of the Mackey Center in 2013, Amber Soderholm ’10 remembered smashing pumpkins and playing broom hockey there as a student. The concrete floors and bare walls made ‘The Underground’ the perfect spot for messy or potentially destructive activities. It was dark, dingy, and cluttered with everything from artificial Christmas trees to extra cafeteria equipment.
“How am I supposed to turn this into a museum?” she wondered. The task was daunting.
Moseley recognized by York College
York College honored Steve Moseley, associate editor of the York News-Times, with the Good Neighbor award Tuesday in chapel. This award is presented to community members who have been important partners in the success of York College and its students.
YC President Steve Eckman presented Moseley with a plaque and thanked him for his efforts on behalf of school and community. “Steve has gone out of his way to provide coverage and interest in York College...Steve’s interest has help us to maintain our profile and interest in the community,” said Eckman. “During Steve's 12 years at the York News-Times, he has been an integral partner in promoting the college, from attending campus events at all hours to ensuring coverage of our news. Our positive relationship with the community depends on partners like Steve and specifically the efforts he has put forth over the last 12 years.”
YC Hosts Annual Geography Fair
From the sandy beaches of Dominican Republic to snowy forests of Sweden, more than 300 elementary and middle school students from the York area explored the world at the annual Cultural Geography Fair hosted by York College on Friday. College students spent the months preparing for the event, researching everything from the natural resources to the national pastimes of the countries selected. Teams of students presented food, costumes, language, games and fun facts about Columbia, Nepal, Greece, Ethiopia, Germany, Samoa, Kuwait, Dominican Republic, Sweden, Zambia, Brazil, and Mexico at this year’s event.
Ho, ho, ho! Time to get in the holiday spirit with some Christmas music, cookies, and cocoa. Put on your tacky sweater and reindeer antlers and join in the holiday fun at York College.
The Celebration Singers will perform their annual Cocoa and Carols program December 7 through 10. This year’s show theme is "Winter Wonderland." This family-friendly production will feature secular and sacred Christmas music with choreography and dialogue. Performances of the high-energy show will be held in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center (1026 E 10th St.) on the York College campus. Admission is $5 and includes cocoa and cookies.
Tickets (please note Friday, December 8 performance is SOLD OUT)
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