Campus celebrates annual lighting

Hastings College held its annual lighting event on Dec. 2 in front of the French Memorial Chapel. The Lighting of Campus is an tradition held on  campus before finals begin.   Students gathered in the chapel for performances by various HC music groups including the HC jazz band, the student acapella group, SoPe, and the HC choir. Students then gathered on the stage to listen to … Continue reading Campus celebrates annual lighting

Class provides holiday cards for elderly

A communications course at Hastings College has paired with Senior Action to provide holiday cards  by setting up a booth in the Hazelrigg Student Union (HSU) lobby where students can write cards for the elderly in the community.   Senior Action is an organization in Hastings that works to better the community by providing “Meals on Wheels.” This program provides meals for homebound senior citizens … Continue reading Class provides holiday cards for elderly

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

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

Dr. Eleanor Reeds moderates a discussion of the novel "The Wall Jumper" by Pete Schneider

Conference: “The End of the Cold War… or is it?”

The Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989, with this last week being the 30th anniversary of the notably historical event. To commemorate not only our own country’s history, but events that shook the entire world, Hastings College hosted six events to make up “The End of the Cold War… or is it?” conference. The week-long conference was presented by the Pushkin Institute for the … Continue reading Conference: “The End of the Cold War… or is it?”

Resident assistant training incomplete

Before the start of each academic year, resident assistants (RAs) undergo a number of types of training, such as programming, policy understanding, conduct training, first-aid and CPR training, emergency protocols, safety protocols and drug and alcohol awareness, among other elements like Title IX training and effective interaction training. Due to multiple changes within staffing over the summer and close to the start of the year, … Continue reading Resident assistant training incomplete

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