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.
Panther Days, April 5-6
Panther Days is a showcase weekend where prospective students and their parents have an opportunity to see what York College has to offer, such as athletic and performing arts events, as well as campus tours and classroom visits. Prospective students who wish to attend Panther Days can register with the admissions office at www.york.edu/PD. Registered participants will receive fun YC swag as well as tickets to weekend events and the cafeteria.
Children’s Theatre, April 6 & 12
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. 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.
The show will tour throughout March and April at area elementary schools, libraries, and other community venues. There will also be two free performances on campus: Saturday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m., and Friday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. No tickets or reservations are necessary to attend these shows in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center. The show is for kids, but is fun for audiences of all ages.
Choir Concerts, April 6 & 22
You’ll have two opportunities to hear the Concert Choir in April. The choir will perform their touring acapella repertoire for the final time this year during Panther Days on April 6 at 1 p.m. Then on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. they will present their annual Spring Works concert. The theme this year is Musical Potpourri and will include a wide range of styles and time periods. Both concerts will take place in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center. There is no admission cost and no tickets are required.
Book Sale, April 8-19
Levitt Library on the York College campus is about to undergo major renovation as it transforms into the Levitt Academic Resource Center, beginning in summer 2019. But first, time for some spring cleaning! They’re removing books, DVDs, magazines, cassettes, VHS tapes, and record albums that YC students no longer need. Some of these materials would be great for a personal collection, others would be just the thing for Pinterest worthy craft-creations. See dates, times and pricing at www.york.edu/booksale.
Writer’s Workshop, April 13
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.
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. Details and registration at www.york.edu/writersworkshop.
Senior Theatre Project: Doubt, April 19-20
Theatre major Deidre Freitas will present her capstone project, Doubt: a Parable, April 19 and 20. This student directed 90-minute production deals with questions of truth, power, and religious community. The complex drama is the 2005 winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. It deals with mature themes and is not recommended for children. The show will be performed in the Gurganus Scene Shop Theatre at 7:30 p.m on April 19 and 20. There is no admission cost and no tickets are required.
Commencement Ceremony, April 27
Dr. Mike Armour will be the featured speaker at the spring commencement ceremony, Saturday, April 27. Armour 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. Commencement runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Campbell Student Activity Center and is open to the public. No tickets are required, but guests are encouraged to arrive early as seating is limited.
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