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

HC students go international

Close to half of Hastings College’s sophomore students will be traveling during block five, which begins on March 2. They will go to Ireland, France, Spain and the United Kingdom. This is a requirement within the new curriculum at HC, as part of the CORE. The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland will be hosting the students traveling to Ireland, where they will visit Londonderry, “Derry.” … Continue reading HC students go international

Senate approves $2,650

Student Association (SA) Senate met for the first time since Jan. 15, in the Wilson Auditorium at 7:39 p.m. on Feb. 19. A previously scheduled meeting was canceled and this meeting was pushed back due to the traveling student section at basketball versus Concordia University last Wednesday.  The meeeting opened with the approval of the last meeting’s minutes.  After going through announcements and updates from … Continue reading Senate approves $2,650

Roger Doerr elected new Chair of HC Board of Trustees

Roger Doerr of Hastings has been elected Chair of the Hastings College Board of Trustees, succeeding Glen Moss of Lincoln who served as Chair since 2016. Moss, a 1974 graduate of Hastings College, began his Board service in 1996. He will remain active on the Board as Vice Chair. Moss is a semi-retired consultant and corporate secretary for Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest in … Continue reading Roger Doerr elected new Chair of HC Board of Trustees

Students tour industries

Vocation and Career Services hosted a “Learn, Connect, Experience” industry tour to allow a small group of students to visit several local businesses and gain information about local career fields on Feb. 12. The tour was open for any student to register, with 10 students given the opportunity to learn from employees of Pacha Soap — founded by Hastings College alumni — Mary Lanning Healthcare … Continue reading Students tour industries

Tobacco age law changes

As of Dec. 20, 2019, federal law has been changed to prohibit sales of tobacco products (including cigarettes, vape products, electronic cigarettes, and chew) to anyone under the age of 21.  Previously, the federal minimum legal sale age (MLSA) was 18. According to Time USA, 20 states have complied with the changes to the law.  As this is a federal law, individual states are still … Continue reading Tobacco age law changes

SAAC supporting athletic events

Starting this school year, the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) has been part of several initiatives on and off campus, ranging from events at games promoting attendance to looking inward at helping athletes succeed beyond sports. SAAC is formed of representatives from each sports team, a fine arts representative, and a faculty advisory board. SAAC promotes games in several ways, such as with tailgates, themed … Continue reading SAAC supporting athletic events

Ferguson discusses “courage” through conversations

Pete Ferguson ‘96 spoke on campus as part of Hastings College’s Black History Month celebrations organized by Black Student Alliance (BSA), the Diversity and Inclusion Center and the Student Engagement office. Ferguson also spoke in the Wilson Center auditorium in a lecture that was free and open to the public. Ferguson’s afternoon session in Hazelrigg Student Union, rooms A and B, “Bias: It’s in our … Continue reading Ferguson discusses “courage” through conversations

Dean of Innovation and Creativity leaving HC for new museum position

Chris Hochstetler, dean of innovation and creativity, will be leaving his position at Hastings College and starting as the Executive Director at Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer with his final official day scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15. Stuhr Museum is a “living history” museum located outside of Grand Island, Nebraska, featuring period attractions and buildings common to 1890s railroad towns that were erected in … Continue reading Dean of Innovation and Creativity leaving HC for new museum position

JDAC features national submissions

The Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) Galleries opened “In Your Own Words” on Jan. 23, featuring a national juried exhibition curated by Ekaterina Popova and Alicia Puig of “Create! Magazine.” The publication highlights emerging and underrepresented artists working in a variety of mediums through physical and in-text exhibitions, as well as artist and curator interviews. The national juried exhibition features 20 artists, all of which … Continue reading JDAC features national submissions