Online classes will have merit beyond the end of quarantine and lockdown measures

At the beginning of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the attendance policy was changed to allow virtual or in-person attendance according to safety needs. This was mainly set up to allow students in quarantine to be able to participate in class, and it also opened the door for students who may have been feeling ill in general, or who wanted to quarantine before … Continue reading Online classes will have merit beyond the end of quarantine and lockdown measures

Rise in student interest to see original work performed leads to first play workshop

This year the Hastings College Theatre Department is beginning a Student Original Plays workshop, hopefully to become an annual event. The workshop was open for any student on campus to submit original plays to be reviewed by the theater faculty. All submitted work will be given feedback, but a few select plays will be chosen and performed in a livestream event on Feb. 28.  Theatre … Continue reading Rise in student interest to see original work performed leads to first play workshop

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

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

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

Invited Faculty lecture upholds Molifua’s rescheduled presentation

Last week on Oct. 28, Casey Molifua, instructor of physical education and human performance, gave his Invited Faculty Lecture titled “You vs. You: If You Want to Influence the World Influence Yourself First” at the Lynn Farrell Arena. Each year, students help select two faculty members to give a public lecture on a topic of their choice. This tradition began in 1985 and it is … Continue reading Invited Faculty lecture upholds Molifua’s rescheduled presentation

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

Student teaching in the pandemic

After adapting the student teaching program to work in the pandemic, Chair of the Education Department Dr. Darci Karr and Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Jessica Allen-Pickett feel prepared and say that communication is key for developing a student teaching plan in the spring. In a typical year, senior education majors are placed in a school for the entire spring semester. They begin by observing … Continue reading Student teaching in the pandemic

Heckman Recycling Program

Heckman acquires $7,457 grant for new recycling program

Hastings College began the Broncos Recycle! program after chemistry professor Dr. Neil Heckman received a $7,457 grant from PepsiCo. With the grant, bins will be placed in every building on campus, and every dorm and apartment received a trash can and recycling bin. With the program, Heckman hopes to educate the campus on recycling. He heard about the grant when he was visiting with HC’s … Continue reading Heckman acquires $7,457 grant for new recycling program