150 people attend “Art on Elm” art auction

Department of Visual Arts hosts largest-ever art auction event with highest-ever funds raised The Hastings College Department of Visual Arts hosted its annual art auction event, newly named “Art on Elm,” in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5-9 p.m. with an estimated record attendance. Artwork auctioned during the event was submitted by students, faculty and staff of the department, … Continue reading 150 people attend “Art on Elm” art auction

Dean of Innovation and Creativity leaving HC for new museum position

Chris Hochstetler, dean of innovation and creativity, will be leaving his position at Hastings College and starting as the Executive Director at Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer with his final official day scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15. Stuhr Museum is a “living history” museum located outside of Grand Island, Nebraska, featuring period attractions and buildings common to 1890s railroad towns that were erected in … Continue reading Dean of Innovation and Creativity leaving HC for new museum position

JDAC features national submissions

The Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) Galleries opened “In Your Own Words” on Jan. 23, featuring a national juried exhibition curated by Ekaterina Popova and Alicia Puig of “Create! Magazine.” The publication highlights emerging and underrepresented artists working in a variety of mediums through physical and in-text exhibitions, as well as artist and curator interviews. The national juried exhibition features 20 artists, all of which … Continue reading JDAC features national submissions

Travel funds awarded to four students

Four students will have $2,390 of their travel costs covered by the Student Scholarship Funds Selection Committee (SSF). The SSF, formerly known as the Student Research and Travel (SRT) Funds Committee, awarded the funds this month from their $5,000 Trustee Innovation Grant to the students to help them cover costs for travel and conference attendance. This comes after their first round of the Students4Students Fund … Continue reading Travel funds awarded to four students

College newspapers the target of administrations

As colleges and universities in the United States continue to absorb large sums of money or simply manage to stay afloat in the midst of a socially-economic changing atmosphere in the field of higher education, one common tactic seems to emerge: trading in the importance of student operated journalism and college newspapers for a polished, marketable school “branding.”  Student reporters, college newspapers and their advisors … Continue reading College newspapers the target of administrations

Luz announced as HR director

This October, Hastings College hired Ana Luz as the new director of Human Resources (HR), replacing Kari Fluckey who left earlier in the month. With about four weeks into her new position, Luz is currently in the process of evaluating the processes and procedures of the HR department and undergoing training for her new role on campus, including becoming the new Title IX coordinator. “In … Continue reading Luz announced as HR director

From Left: Junior Emma Redinger, Sophomore Keaton Ludwig, Senior Basil Rabayda, Junior Riley DeMent and Group Volunteer Sponsor Christine Haba sit outside the cafeteria on Nov. 20.

Student groups promote volunteerism

Students in Dr. Austin McDonald’s, assistant professor of communication studies, small group communication class held informational booths this week in the Hazelrigg Student Union concourse inviting students to sign up for possible volunteer opportunities in the Hastings community. Students in the class, split into groups, volunteered at these community organizations as part of their communications class and are aiding in the process for other students … Continue reading Student groups promote volunteerism

Senate approves constitutional changes

The Hastings College Student Association (SA) Senate held their fifth budget request meeting of the academic school year on Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in rooms A and B of Hazelrigg Student Union (HSU) — Senate meetings are usually held in the Wilson Auditorium, but due to room reservation conflicts Senate had to move to a different location. Three student groups requested a total of … Continue reading Senate approves constitutional changes

Scintilla Art Box Project features photos on “cat-calling”

The Scintilla Art Box Project’s rotation for this month features the work of Curator and Photographer Sherri Nienass Littlefield, a New York-based artist whose work in the project discusses street harassment. Gallery boxes can be found in the Fleharty Educational Center, Hazelrigg Student Union, Kiewit Building, Morrison-Reeves Science Center and Wilson Center.  Each of the boxes in the project displays a photo, with each of … Continue reading Scintilla Art Box Project features photos on “cat-calling”