Coming to terms with some unresolved ends

The effects of the COVID-19 virus pandemic are being felt around the globe, most notably through the closure of school campuses. Professors and students have had to adapt to online classes, but such a universal experience has had a unique impact on seniors and study-abroad students. With the decision to stream Commencement via Facebook and YouTube at 10 a.m. on May 16, seniors have been … Continue reading Coming to terms with some unresolved ends

Students tour industries

Vocation and Career Services hosted a “Learn, Connect, Experience” industry tour to allow a small group of students to visit several local businesses and gain information about local career fields on Feb. 12. The tour was open for any student to register, with 10 students given the opportunity to learn from employees of Pacha Soap — founded by Hastings College alumni — Mary Lanning Healthcare … Continue reading Students tour industries

SAAC supporting athletic events

Starting this school year, the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) has been part of several initiatives on and off campus, ranging from events at games promoting attendance to looking inward at helping athletes succeed beyond sports. SAAC is formed of representatives from each sports team, a fine arts representative, and a faculty advisory board. SAAC promotes games in several ways, such as with tailgates, themed … Continue reading SAAC supporting athletic events

Tobacco age law changes

As of Dec. 20, 2019, federal law has been changed to prohibit sales of tobacco products (including cigarettes, vape products, electronic cigarettes, and chew) to anyone under the age of 21.  Previously, the federal minimum legal sale age (MLSA) was 18. According to Time USA, 20 states have complied with the changes to the law.  As this is a federal law, individual states are still … Continue reading Tobacco age law changes

Ferguson discusses “courage” through conversations

Pete Ferguson ‘96 spoke on campus as part of Hastings College’s Black History Month celebrations organized by Black Student Alliance (BSA), the Diversity and Inclusion Center and the Student Engagement office. Ferguson also spoke in the Wilson Center auditorium in a lecture that was free and open to the public. Ferguson’s afternoon session in Hazelrigg Student Union, rooms A and B, “Bias: It’s in our … Continue reading Ferguson discusses “courage” through conversations

BSA members, along with other students, faculty and staff, walk around campus in observance of MLK Day.

Students, Faculty and Staff observe MLK, Jr day with walk around campus

At Hastings College, the Black Student Alliance (BSA) honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding a walk around the campus on Jan. 20. The walk was led and planned by Kiera Anderson, Ikeah Cuff, Jordyn Fanfair, Chris Adams, Travis Agagah, Jarius Stuart and Steven Dunham. Audio of King’s 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech was played to remind those joining the walk of its … Continue reading Students, Faculty and Staff observe MLK, Jr day with walk around campus

Football team, SHAC host blood drive with Red Cross

On Jan. 22, the Hastings College football team, Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) and American Red Cross worked together once again to host the annual January blood drive. The drive took place in the Hazelrigg Student Union, rooms A and B, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both whole blood and red blood cell drawings, which the Red Cross calls “Power Reds,” were drawn at … Continue reading Football team, SHAC host blood drive with Red Cross

Glass students aid in the process of blowing the piece.

Visiting artist visits HC glass blowing studio for demos

On Jan. 8 and 9, professional glass artist Jason Christian presented a series of lectures and demonstrations open for any students interested in glassblowing. Christian’s experience of working with glass for more than 20 years includes working under glass masters such as Dale Chihuly and Lino Tagliapietra, and teaching at several colleges and universities.  Christain’s passion for working with glass arose after an accident in … Continue reading Visiting artist visits HC glass blowing studio for demos

SA hosts craft-making nights for students

As the winter holidays approach, Hastings College offers a solution for the holiday dilemma of buying gifts on a student budget. Since November, five events have been hosted with the goal of encouraging students to learn new skills while giving them the opportunity to create unique gifts for family and friends.  This series of events started with a Pinterest craft-themed night, following with knitting and … Continue reading SA hosts craft-making nights for students

Visiting glass artist specializes in sculpture

The Hastings College Department of Visual Arts is hosting visiting glass artist Eoin Breadon, department chair and glass program director at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Dec. 5-8 at the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC). Breadon will demonstrate hot sculpting and glassblowing during the day in the JDAC glass studio and work with students during their classes to give them the opportunity to make their … Continue reading Visiting glass artist specializes in sculpture