Reeds speaks on processes and lasting effects of online classes

To ensure that the Hastings College campus could resume operations at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, strict social distancing measures were put in place. As a result, courses have been delivered in a variety of modes and models.  To students, these measures simply dictate that some classes may be fully online while others are delivered through a combination of in-person and online instruction. … Continue reading Reeds speaks on processes and lasting effects of online classes

Service-learning continues amidst a pandemic

As COVID-19 has affected many aspects of academics at Hastings College, it hasn’t stopped service learning designated courses from serving the community. This semester, the Small Group and Leadership course is continuing to partner with charities within the Hastings community, providing students the opportunity of working together to build skills while assisting others. “The service component is such a strong part of our ethos at … Continue reading Service-learning continues amidst a pandemic

Vocation and Career Services hires new Assistant Director

In order to further meet the needs of students, Vocation and Career Services has made accessibility additions to their program. Carissa Uhrmacher was recently hired for the new position of Assistant Director and a new web program Handshake was introduced. Career Services offers resources and help to students getting ready to go into the workforce. They help students find and apply to jobs and internships, … Continue reading Vocation and Career Services hires new Assistant Director

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

Cru facilitates gift donations with Operation Christmas Child

Each year in November, Cru, one of the on-campus ministries, helps run Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is a program dedicated to giving gifts to children in need. From Nov. 2 to Nov. 11, members of Cru work a table in HSU during lunch time in order to gather donations and volunteers for Operation Christmas Child.  The project is run by Samaritan’s Purse, which … Continue reading Cru facilitates gift donations with Operation Christmas Child

HC announces Cooperative Academic Program with UNO, UNMC

Starting with the spring 2021 semester, Hastings College students will now be able to register for classes offered by the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) as part of a new Cooperative Academic Program (CAP) which is currently in a pilot stage. “It is our priority to further enhance our strong academic offerings by allowing our students to … Continue reading HC announces Cooperative Academic Program with UNO, UNMC

Senate with $46,746 for November

The Hastings College Student Association (SA) held their regularly scheduled bi-weekly budget request meeting on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium. Two student groups requested a total of $1,449.82 of the available $48,196 left in the SA unallocated fund. After approval of the last meeting’s minutes and discussion of progress reports on SA committees, Senate moved to open new business and approve funding … Continue reading Senate with $46,746 for November

Students connect with Lincoln Elementary through pen pal program

The Bronco Buddies Program, started by Senior Education Major Michaela Bailey, seeks to connect students at Lincoln Elementary School with college student mentors. Last year, student athletes would visit and play with Lincoln Elementary students at lunch and recess. This year; however, the program has shifted to a pen pal program with more than 56 student athletes signed up to write letters. Bailey and Director … Continue reading Students connect with Lincoln Elementary through pen pal program

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

Cases in athletics prompt for game, practice schedule changes

With many rumors swirling around campus about what the reasoning was for changing from Level Orange to Level Pink, Hastings College Athletic Director B.J. Pumroy explained that it had more to do with making sure that HC had enough housing for the students that needed to be in quarantine. “It was basically we’re having some shortage on our housing for those who needed quarantine in … Continue reading Cases in athletics prompt for game, practice schedule changes