“The Unknown” on life and mental health

While many students spent the end of last school year planning for a summer amidst the coronavirus pandemic, seniors Francisco Arevalo, Robert Hernandez and Will Pointon organized their collaborative project “The Unknown Podcast”. They started planning their podcast back in April of 2020, which they started releasing early that May. The podcast started with weekly episodes, but as conflicting schedules arose this school year, the … Continue reading “The Unknown” on life and mental health

Administration decide faculty, staff cuts

With administrative members making decisions on Hastings College’s operating costs for this current school year, this included multiple faculty and staff lay-offs.  Due to increased spending and decreased income, overall budget cuts to academic divisions came in the form of decreased departmental operating budgets, position terminations and layoffs of staff and non-tenured faculty based off of data collected by the administration. The decisions were made … Continue reading Administration decide faculty, staff cuts

Publishing Notice for the remainder of the year

Due to the continuation of campus closure which has pushed operations and coursework online and ceased the possibility of on-campus, in-person events which have been regularly reported on, the Collegian will be issuing a publishing notice in order to account for the possibility in weeks in which there will be no content to publish or report on. Currently, the Collegian’s publishing times are scheduled to … Continue reading Publishing Notice for the remainder of the year

150 people attend “Art on Elm” art auction

Department of Visual Arts hosts largest-ever art auction event with highest-ever funds raised The Hastings College Department of Visual Arts hosted its annual art auction event, newly named “Art on Elm,” in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5-9 p.m. with an estimated record attendance. Artwork auctioned during the event was submitted by students, faculty and staff of the department, … Continue reading 150 people attend “Art on Elm” art auction

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

Travel funds awarded to four students

Four students will have $2,390 of their travel costs covered by the Student Scholarship Funds Selection Committee (SSF). The SSF, formerly known as the Student Research and Travel (SRT) Funds Committee, awarded the funds this month from their $5,000 Trustee Innovation Grant to the students to help them cover costs for travel and conference attendance. This comes after their first round of the Students4Students Fund … Continue reading Travel funds awarded to four students

College newspapers the target of administrations

As colleges and universities in the United States continue to absorb large sums of money or simply manage to stay afloat in the midst of a socially-economic changing atmosphere in the field of higher education, one common tactic seems to emerge: trading in the importance of student operated journalism and college newspapers for a polished, marketable school “branding.”  Student reporters, college newspapers and their advisors … Continue reading College newspapers the target of administrations

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