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Borowski inducted into communications honor society

Nathan Borowski was recently inducted into Students in Mass Media (SIMM), the mass communications honor society at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Borowski is majoring in public relations. He is the son of Joe and Sally Borowski of Grant.

To be nominated for membership in the honor society, students must be sophomores or above in class standing, maintain a 3.2 overall grade point average, be working toward a major or minor in a mass communication field and be a full-time student.

According to Dr. Nanette Hogg, SIMM faculty adviser, the goals of SIMM are to provide its members with experiences they may encounter in their future careers, to build their resumes and to meet with career professionals to learn more about the career they are pursuing.

SIMM provides the community and campus with service and opportunities not available without the sponsorship of the organization. SIMM members participate in several community service projects including The Big Event, Early Awareness Day and Christmas gift wrapping for the Salvation Army.


 Schmitt to be among performers in Concordia Christmas concert

The Concordia University Department of Music will present the annual Christmas at Concordia concert at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward.

Among the performers is Sarah Schmitt of Grant, a member of the Symphonic Band.

Three festive concert performances on Dec. 4-5 will feature the University A Cappella Choir, the University Symphonic Band, Concordia Male Chorus, Concordia Handbell Choir, Women’s Chorale and the University Brass Ensemble.

The Saturday performance will take place at 3 p.m. and Sunday’s performances are scheduled for 3 and 7 p.m. The concerts are free, but tickets are required.

More than 200 student musicians will be involved in the event. Along with the ensembles, Dr. Jeffrey Blersch, university organist, and featured student soloists also will perform.

“This is more than a concert,” said Dr. Kurt von Kampen, director of the University A Cappella Choir and Concordia Male Chorus. “The performances will be spectacular, but more importantly the Christ Child will be praised.”

During the concerts Scripture readings will be woven together with Christmas music. The program includes traditional holiday hymns, audience participation and pieces composed or arranged by members of the department.

A holiday buffet will be offered in the Janzow Campus Center from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Christmas at Concordia concert and holiday buffet tickets need to be reserved online at; printed receipts from the online reservations will serve as tickets for the events.