Band holds annual fall concert

The Hastings College Band held its fall band concert at the Masonic Temple downtown on Nov. 17. The concert was conducted by Dr. Louie Eckhardt, assistant professor of music and director of bands, and also featured vocal solos from Senior Carly Cremers and Dillon Beede, instructor of voice and choral music.  The concert opened up with “Diamond Tide,” by Viet Cuong. The piece was inspired … Continue reading Band holds annual fall concert

Resident assistant training incomplete

Before the start of each academic year, resident assistants (RAs) undergo a number of types of training, such as programming, policy understanding, conduct training, first-aid and CPR training, emergency protocols, safety protocols and drug and alcohol awareness, among other elements like Title IX training and effective interaction training. Due to multiple changes within staffing over the summer and close to the start of the year, … Continue reading Resident assistant training incomplete

Two dancers from the Raices de mi Pueblo Ballet Folklorico group perform at CCC for the Cultural Connect event.

Cultural Connect celebrates Hastings’ diversity

Cultural Connect is a collaboration between the Center for Rural Affairs, Hastings Multicultural Association, YWCA of Adams County, and Hastings College, creating a week-long series of events meant to celebrate and promote the diversity with the Hastings community.  This grew out of the annual Multicultural Student Union (MSU) Cultural Festival that happens on campus, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.  Two professors from … Continue reading Cultural Connect celebrates Hastings’ diversity

JDAC Galleries staff creates the “Fizz”

Gallery Director Kevin Mercer is working with Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) gallery assistants to create “Fizz.” It is a digital overflow of the JDAC Galleries to provide additional content about JDAC-exhibited artists and to create more diversity in the list of featured artists.  The gallery assistants are Senior Melissa Loney, managing editor for Fizz; Junior Jordan Ismaiel, design editor; and Junior Karlie Norton, content … Continue reading JDAC Galleries staff creates the “Fizz”

Haunted Woods scares Eckhardt, community

For the first time, the Hastings College chapter of Alpha Psi Omega (APO) joined up with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to host the Haunted Woods of Camp Augustine. For four nights, community members from the surrounding area gathered to walk the mile-long trail filled with actors dressed as zombie lumberjacks, demonic boy scouts and faceless stalkers. This was the first in what will … Continue reading Haunted Woods scares Eckhardt, community

Food4Thought hosts new fall fundraiser

Food4Thought will be hosting a car wash and barbecue fundraiser on Oct. 26 in the Walmart parking lot from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be raffle prizes that include JBL speakers, Russ’s Market gift cards and movie tickets. Proceeds will help Food4Thought continue operations until their spring fundraiser.  In previous years, they hosted a dodgeball event as their fall fundraiser. When other … Continue reading Food4Thought hosts new fall fundraiser

Members of Kappa Rho Upsilon Seniors Autumn Teff and Lauren Feden work on the sorority’s chalk walk drawing with First-years Sydnie Waldron, Anna Wilwerding, and Josie Polacek. The final image included the Scooby Doo gang in front of French Memorial Chapel.

‘Autumn Awaits’ Homecoming Week

As Homecoming Week wraps up, there are still plenty of events to attend. Events that used to be competitions for Greek life now include all campus organizations.  This week’s events kicked off with Bed Races on Monday night, followed by Chalk Walk on Tuesday. Wednesday started with a community service event, which was helping residents from Taylor Hall move out of their rooms. Wednesday night’s … Continue reading ‘Autumn Awaits’ Homecoming Week

Diversity Book Club opens up path for conversations

In an effort to spark new conversations, Steven Dunham, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, is working with Sophomore Lyette Darville and Junior Abigail Shaw to start the Diversity Book Club. So far this year, they, other students and faculty and staff have met to discuss the book “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” by Trevor Noah. It is a book that allows diverse … Continue reading Diversity Book Club opens up path for conversations

“Brainstorm” cast plays themselves

Hastings College’s first theater production of the year, “Brainstorm,” is showing this weekend at the Scott Studio Theatre. The show is directed by Sarah Nottage-Tacey, adjunct professor of theater, and was done in collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts. The show tells the audience about the teenage brain and development, highlighting the importance of the 86 billion neurons forming connections within the forming brains. … Continue reading “Brainstorm” cast plays themselves

Student workers limited to two departments

As the 2019–2020 school year started, a new policy came into effect that campus is still working through: students working on campus can only work in two departments. This policy change comes from the Human Resources department (HR) as part of a transition to streamline the entirety of the student worker process and create a more equal opportunity for the whole student body. Kari Fluckey, … Continue reading Student workers limited to two departments