All College Awaits 54th Celebration – Friday Holiday To Be First In Fourteen Years

On Nov. 23, 1937, Staff Writer Ralph Jollensten wrote about the upcoming festivities and events taking place during the week of Thanksgiving. Depending on the outcome of the football season and if the Broncos claimed their championship title would decide the need for a celebration during the Thanksgiving feast. More students than in any previous year will go home after Thanksgiving makes its 54th appearance … Continue reading All College Awaits 54th Celebration – Friday Holiday To Be First In Fourteen Years

Keith May Reported Improving – Injured Seriously In Crash Near Lexington

On Nov. 17, 1936, the Collegian Staff wrote about the recovery of Keith May, who had been in an unexpected car accident resulting in serious injuries outside of Lexington. He was later rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors were unable to examine the full extent of his injuries, due to possible internal injuries that medical officials were unaware of. According to latest reports, … Continue reading Keith May Reported Improving – Injured Seriously In Crash Near Lexington

Batterson’s Invited Faculty Lecture “Creating a Life”redefines creativity as a skill for a successful life

Business Professor Bruce Batterson was selected by students and faculty to be one of two speakers at the annual Hastings College invited faculty lecture. Batterson entitled his presentation “Creating a Life” and centered the theme around redefining the idea of creativity. “I think that we limit our understanding of creativity. We think of creativity in terms of artistic pursuits and to me creativity is a … Continue reading Batterson’s Invited Faculty Lecture “Creating a Life”redefines creativity as a skill for a successful life

Pinkerton, Crossett, Gerken going to Cross Country National Tournament

As Hastings College first-year Veronica Pinkerton crossed the finish line at the GPAC (Great Plains Athletic Conference) Cross Country Championship meet on Nov. 7th, the three HC National Championship Qualifiers could not help but be overcome with joy. Pinkerton, who finished in tenth place (19:38.18), crossed the finish line and before fellow first-year teammate Madison Gerken, who had just finished in ninth place (19:32.58), had … Continue reading Pinkerton, Crossett, Gerken going to Cross Country National Tournament

Mertens and McLatchie share their experiences with online classes

At Hastings College, Dr. Nathan Mertens, visiting assistant professor and first-year seminars instructor, elaborated on the difficulties that he faced instructing classes in the midst of the pandemic. Focusing on the week when HC transitioned from Level Orange to Level Pink, Mertens explained how it might have impacted capability of the students participating in the class. “The difficulty for the most part is not knowing, not … Continue reading Mertens and McLatchie share their experiences with online classes

Perkins Library revamps website with new features despite budget cuts

Library Services and Information Coordinator Brianna Weichel has been working on several projects over the past few months in order to provide students with easier and better access to databases through the library. The biggest addition is a newly renovated website. “This is a big project, but we are definitely excited about it. It’s just to make finding our resources easier. They are organized on … Continue reading Perkins Library revamps website with new features despite budget cuts

Service-learning continues amidst a pandemic

As COVID-19 has affected many aspects of academics at Hastings College, it hasn’t stopped service learning designated courses from serving the community. This semester, the Small Group and Leadership course is continuing to partner with charities within the Hastings community, providing students the opportunity of working together to build skills while assisting others. “The service component is such a strong part of our ethos at … Continue reading Service-learning continues amidst a pandemic

Reeds speaks on processes and lasting effects of online classes

To ensure that the Hastings College campus could resume operations at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, strict social distancing measures were put in place. As a result, courses have been delivered in a variety of modes and models.  To students, these measures simply dictate that some classes may be fully online while others are delivered through a combination of in-person and online instruction. … Continue reading Reeds speaks on processes and lasting effects of online classes

Vocation and Career Services hires new Assistant Director

In order to further meet the needs of students, Vocation and Career Services has made accessibility additions to their program. Carissa Uhrmacher was recently hired for the new position of Assistant Director and a new web program Handshake was introduced. Career Services offers resources and help to students getting ready to go into the workforce. They help students find and apply to jobs and internships, … Continue reading Vocation and Career Services hires new Assistant Director