IT department fills two employee positions

At the beginning of this semester, Hastings College welcomed two new people to the Information Technology (IT) department staff, Rocky Czaplewski and Rachael Broadwell. Both are former employees of the IT department at Central Community College. Czaplewski is a CCC graduate while Broadwell is still finishing her degree.  “I was just looking for jobs, then the position came up here at HC since they had … Continue reading IT department fills two employee positions

Allen-Pickett equates service to teaching and baking

Selected by faculty and students of Hastings College, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Jessica Allen-Pickett was given the honor to speak at HC’s annual Invited Faculty Lecture. Entitled “Baking, Teaching and Service”, Allen-Pickett’s speech shared some of her biggest life lessons while also incorporating her biggest passions and baking cookies in the Chapel. “Teaching and baking are very similar, and both can be used as … Continue reading Allen-Pickett equates service to teaching and baking

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

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

Strickland paints of his changing life in “Liminality”

Dr. Christopher Strickland is known by students throughout the Hastings College campus as a first-year seminar professor, as well as a professor within the Arts Department, but recently he has been recognized for a different passion of his. Entitled “Liminality: Reflections of a Changing Life,” Stickland’s very own gallery show of abstract watercolor paintings is on display in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center and open … Continue reading Strickland paints of his changing life in “Liminality”

Changes for Studio 200

COVID-19 has brought new changes and challenges to nearly every organization at Hastings College, but not every change on campus is dictated by COVID-19. Studio 200, HC’s on-campus resource for tutoring and homework help, has undergone several changes unrelated to COVID-19. “We moved from Kiewit to the library, and the main reason for doing that was accessibility. Kiewit has stairs but no ramp or elevator, … Continue reading Changes for Studio 200

Theater department expands their performances to online “variety show”

Change seems to be the theme of the school year so far, and the theater department is no exception to this. In order to follow COVID-19 guidelines, the theater department made the decision to move to strictly online performances. Theatre Adjunct Sam Cordes created a plan for a monthly livestreamed variety program to give students the opportunity to submit their own original content. Each addition … Continue reading Theater department expands their performances to online “variety show”