Awards Presented during the live-streamed 2020 Honors Convocation

Faculty Awards Alpha Chi Outstanding Faculty Dr. Robert Babcock, Professor of History HCLS Invited Faculty Lecturers Jessica Allen-Pickett, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Bruce Batterson, Associate Professor of Business Administration Don and Nancy Seaton Faculty Achievement Award Dr. Laura Logan, Associate Professor of Sociology Vondrak Outstanding Advisor Award Dr. Annette Vargas, Associate Dean of Arts & Humanities, Director of Advising and Associate Professor of Theatre  … Continue reading Awards Presented during the live-streamed 2020 Honors Convocation

Hastings College announces three Bronco Award recipients and Who’s Who recipients awarded

Hastings College announced three Bronco Award Recipients during the live-streamed Honors Convocation on May 3. Hannah Adams of Cairo, Nebraska; Greer Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Kaelan Dea of Greenwood, Nebraska, were all recognized as 2020 Bronco Award Recipients. Bronco Award Recipients Established in 1924, the Bronco Award is the College’s highest non-academic award granted to students. Recipients of the Bronco Award and the … Continue reading Hastings College announces three Bronco Award recipients and Who’s Who recipients awarded

Rogers and Jones elected SA president, vice president

Running mates use online platforms, media to campaign Junior Maggie Rogers and Sophomore DaeRon Jones were elected Student Association (SA) president and vice president respectively for the 2020–21 academic school year after the announcement was made Wednesday following the close of voting. Campaigning was done solely through online platforms this year due to campus closure, however, it did not affect the voting process which was … Continue reading Rogers and Jones elected SA president, vice president

Update regarding 2020 Honors Convocation and Commencement

After reviewing how to best conduct Honors Convocation and Commencement amidst campus closure, a decision was made to hold both events online via streaming services and social media with an in-person Commencement celebration also scheduled for the fall in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend. The decision was announced in an email sent to students from Dr. Barbara Sunderman, vice president for academic affairs, noting that the … Continue reading Update regarding 2020 Honors Convocation and Commencement

Registrar seeing slower registration for summer, fall

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the closure of campus for the remainder of the academic school year, registration for summer and fall 2020 courses was pushed back and communications for it moved online. Students either have, are currently in the process of or will be registering for these courses during this time; with junior-standing students starting registration yesterday and sophomore-standing students starting registration on … Continue reading Registrar seeing slower registration for summer, fall

Feezell leaving HC for Belmont Abbey

A press release from Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina, on March 2 announced the appointment of Dr. Travis Feezell as its college’s new provost; the same day Feezell’s resignation to the Board of Trustees went into effect, stepping down from his position as the President and CEO of Hastings College. Feezell will actually be returning to Belmont Abbey College, having served as their … Continue reading Feezell leaving HC for Belmont Abbey

Voting to start for ‘20-’21 SA president & vice president

Elections for the 2020–21 Student Association (SA) president and vice president will be conducted through online voting April 13–15 following the campaign period which started on March 30 and will end the day voting begins — potential candidates were to submit an intent to run by March 13. Due to campus closure, candidates campaigned online and through social media platforms. Two candidates for SA president, … Continue reading Voting to start for ‘20-’21 SA president & vice president

Federal relief bill fails to cover all college students

As an international pandemic continues, businesses and institutions are temporarily (hopefully, but already not the case for some) closing their doors and individuals filing for unemployment is on the rise to record numbers in U.S. economic history, a relief bill issued by the federal government on March 25 created in order to ease those who may be financially affected by the COVID-19 virus will not … Continue reading Federal relief bill fails to cover all college students

COVID-19 affects student life, academics

After the announcement of a campus closure, students, faculty and staff have switched to online learning and operational platforms for the remainder of the semester. Along with this, students are currently in the process of moving out of housing facilities and communal spaces if they have not already done so unless other accommodations have been made due to the inability to currently travel home or … Continue reading COVID-19 affects student life, academics

Housing & unemployment reimbursements

After the announcement of a campus closure, refunding and reimbursements are now in question for student and staff campus employment, housing facility costs, meal plans and tuition and student fees.  An email was sent out to students this past week with information regarding refunds and credits for housing facilities and meal plan costs. This refund process will affect students paying for these services as of … Continue reading Housing & unemployment reimbursements