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

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

Movie Review: “Doctor Sleep”

In May of 1980, the world was filled with fear by director Stanley Kubrick. After the release of Kubrick’s “The Shining,” audiences were subjected to seeing fears that they could previously only see in their minds or read in a book. The movie in question is based on Steven King’s novel of the same name. The film starred Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, Shelley Duvall … Continue reading Movie Review: “Doctor Sleep”

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”

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”

Annual cell phone film fest brings in only one entry

On Oct. 29, Hastings College had its 7th annual cell-phone film fest in the Wilson Auditorium at 8 p.m. This year, Juniors Kelli Brichacek, Tyler Huntsman, Luke Liffengren and Senior Basil Rabayda created the only film submitted this fall. Being the only group to enter, they won first place and a $200 prize. This is their second year in a row winning first place.  Their … Continue reading Annual cell phone film fest brings in only one entry

Zombieland 2: Double Tap doesn’t disappoint

In the early 2000s, the zombie movie genre grew in popularity with movies like ‘02’s “28 Days later,” ‘04’s “Shaun of the Dead” and ‘09’s big hit “Zombieland.” The genre grew in a way many movies had tried and failed when they tried to combine horror and comedy. “Shaun of the Dead” and “Zombieland” were two movies that combined the genres and gained a large … Continue reading Zombieland 2: Double Tap doesn’t disappoint

Staab ‘89 has show, inducted into Hall of Fame

Gary Staab’s “Collections” is on view in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) Galleries. The exhibition is held in conjunction with the inaugural Hastings College Fine Arts Hall of Fame induction, which took place in the JDAC lobby on Oct. 13; inducting Staab ‘89 for art, Ruth (McKevitt) Moore ‘69 for music and Michael Tushaus ‘98 for theater. Staab, based out of Kearney, Missouri, is … Continue reading Staab ‘89 has show, inducted into Hall of Fame

Condom grant benefits student body

This fall, Hastings College will be receiving 1,000 new Trojan and Magnum condoms via The Condom Collective. Seniors Kaitlin Bierman and Melissa Loney both applied and received a 500 condom grant as members of Peer HIV Education Organization (PHIVE-O), the HIV/AIDS awareness group on campus. It has expanded into a group that encompasses all issues regarding sexual and reproductive health. Two years ago, another student … Continue reading Condom grant benefits student body