Franklin and Ruff discuss adjustments and challenges related to online learning

At Hastings College, Professor of English Susan Franklin and freshman Ethan Ruff elaborated on the difficulties that they have faced in the midst of the on-going pandemic in regards to academic writing courses using a hybrid model this semester. They explain that given the challenges that they have faced, we must maintain a positive attitude and outcome, because we will get through these trying times.  … Continue reading Franklin and Ruff discuss adjustments and challenges related to online learning

Sissoko’s coffee business creates connections and spreads positivity in community

Hastings College senior Sidy Sissoko’s love for coffee and building connections with people has transcended many obstacles to help him succeed in his dream of launching his own coffee business, LeNoir Dimbaya Coffee, in the spring of 2020.  When Sissoko was 15, he came to the United States as an asylum-seeker from Mali, Africa. By himself, with no knowledge of the culture or how to … Continue reading Sissoko’s coffee business creates connections and spreads positivity in community

Boesen replaces Simoens as student activities coordinator

Bryan Boesen is the new Student Activities Coordinator this year to replace Beth Simoens. As the former football coach and a current student getting his master’s degree, he has lots of experience with the Hastings College community and is excited to create more events that will unite the students on campus.  The Student Activities Coordinator is in charge of organizing and running all of the … Continue reading Boesen replaces Simoens as student activities coordinator

Allen-Pickett equates service to teaching and baking

Selected by faculty and students of Hastings College, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Jessica Allen-Pickett was given the honor to speak at HC’s annual Invited Faculty Lecture. Entitled “Baking, Teaching and Service”, Allen-Pickett’s speech shared some of her biggest life lessons while also incorporating her biggest passions and baking cookies in the Chapel. “Teaching and baking are very similar, and both can be used as … Continue reading Allen-Pickett equates service to teaching and baking

Road Crew is active organization

On Dec. 10, 1976, Staff Writer Cindy Jamieson wrote on the services offered by the group known as Road Crew. These entailed ways to educate oneself on goals that we can set for ourselves with determined means to accomplish such goals. This also included the possibilities of learning from one’s mistakes and doing our best to make the world a better place.  Road Crew is … Continue reading Road Crew is active organization

#Throwback Thursday – Shiffler portrays Charles Dickens

On Dec. 2, 1976, Staff Writer Bob Drews wrote about the recording of a hour-long live production by HC’s speech-drama professor Dr. Harold Shiffler. The live production recording was based off of the story of “A Christmas Carol,” that has been read by Dr. Shiffler on HC’s campus every year since 1962.  Dr. Harold Shiffler, HC speech-drama professor, taped an hour version of Charles Dickens’ … Continue reading #Throwback Thursday – Shiffler portrays Charles Dickens

All College Awaits 54th Celebration – Friday Holiday To Be First In Fourteen Years

On Nov. 23, 1937, Staff Writer Ralph Jollensten wrote about the upcoming festivities and events taking place during the week of Thanksgiving. Depending on the outcome of the football season and if the Broncos claimed their championship title would decide the need for a celebration during the Thanksgiving feast. More students than in any previous year will go home after Thanksgiving makes its 54th appearance … Continue reading All College Awaits 54th Celebration – Friday Holiday To Be First In Fourteen Years

Keith May Reported Improving – Injured Seriously In Crash Near Lexington

On Nov. 17, 1936, the Collegian Staff wrote about the recovery of Keith May, who had been in an unexpected car accident resulting in serious injuries outside of Lexington. He was later rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors were unable to examine the full extent of his injuries, due to possible internal injuries that medical officials were unaware of. According to latest reports, … Continue reading Keith May Reported Improving – Injured Seriously In Crash Near Lexington

Batterson’s Invited Faculty Lecture “Creating a Life”redefines creativity as a skill for a successful life

Business Professor Bruce Batterson was selected by students and faculty to be one of two speakers at the annual Hastings College invited faculty lecture. Batterson entitled his presentation “Creating a Life” and centered the theme around redefining the idea of creativity. “I think that we limit our understanding of creativity. We think of creativity in terms of artistic pursuits and to me creativity is a … Continue reading Batterson’s Invited Faculty Lecture “Creating a Life”redefines creativity as a skill for a successful life