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

Dr. Kittie Grace talks on engaging narratives

On Nov. 20, Dr. Kittie Grace, professor of communication studies and director of forensics, presented for the invited faculty lecture series on the importance of rhetoric in narrative storytelling and tips for creating engaging, exciting, detail-rich narratives and stories, with stories of her own, audience participation and research on what makes a narrative. “I feel very honored being invited twice; some of my colleagues have … Continue reading Dr. Kittie Grace talks on engaging narratives

Binge Trivia tests students’ expertise

A new addition to Hastings College’s activity roster is Binge Trivia nights, a result of a collaborative effort on the part of Student Activities to hold more inclusive events that appeal to a wider variety of students. Binge Trivia nights are scheduled on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and have been hosted in the Hazelrigg Student Union and Daugherty Student Engagement Center, each night themed … Continue reading Binge Trivia tests students’ expertise

Flu shots to become available on campus

As the height of flu season is approaching, affordable flu shots are coming to the Stone Health Center in early November. All students will be able to receive these optional vaccines for $5; staff and faculty will pay a higher fee of $10. An email will be sent out in the early part of November announcing when the flu shots are available. The Health Center … Continue reading Flu shots to become available on campus

Fluckey continues Title IX work as part of transition

As of the start of Block 3, a new Human Resources (HR) Director will be hired for Hastings College. Existing Human Resources Director (HR) and Title IX Coordinator Kari Fluckey has resigned, and the college hopes to hire Fluckey’s replacement by the end of Block 2.  Fluckey will retain her duties as Title IX Coordinator until the new hire is sufficiently trained, so she will … Continue reading Fluckey continues Title IX work as part of transition

The imagined attainability of college education

Not too long ago (depending on who you ask…) college was a very different experience. The application processes, classes offered, schedules and day-to-day environments were either much more open or distinctly closed off depending on location. For modern college students, internships are better than they were in the past, students and teachers have more avenues of communication than ever before and doing research is no … Continue reading The imagined attainability of college education

DaeRon Jones, Resident Assistant, reads children's books to college students.

Storytime with DaeRon Jones

Hastings College’s night activity line-up has a new addition as of last month: “Storytime with DaeRon” and “Activity Time with DaeRon,” alternating each week. These events, lead by Sophomore DaeRon Jones, are held in the basement of the Daugherty Center at 9 p.m. on Sunday and Monday nights.  Storytime with DaeRon consists of Jones himself reading children’s books to anyone who comes. Activity Time with … Continue reading Storytime with DaeRon Jones

The new campus connect desk is in HSU where the IT Helpdesk used to be.

Campus Connect Desk becomes hub for questions

A new feature to this academic school year that students and visitors of Hastings College will see immediately when entering the Hazelrigg Student Union (HSU) is the Campus Connect Desk. In previous years, that location had been the home of the Information Technology helpdesk, which moved to Perkins Library. The desk was initiated by Director of First-Year Experience Kimberly Milovac to be a central hub … Continue reading Campus Connect Desk becomes hub for questions

Alumna returns as new coordinator of student activities

As of this year, Hastings College Alumna Bethany Simoens is the new Coordinator of Student Activities. Simoens graduated from HC in 2018 with a double major in math and economics, and plans to continue her schooling at a later time to get a Doctor of Philosophy in environmental economics.  During the year between her graduation and now, Simoens traveled in Europe for six months teaching … Continue reading Alumna returns as new coordinator of student activities