Theater department expands their performances to online “variety show”

Change seems to be the theme of the school year so far, and the theater department is no exception to this. In order to follow COVID-19 guidelines, the theater department made the decision to move to strictly online performances. Theatre Adjunct Sam Cordes created a plan for a monthly livestreamed variety program to give students the opportunity to submit their own original content. Each addition … Continue reading Theater department expands their performances to online “variety show”

Left to right: Vesin, Schregle and Baume

ISCPA students in Lyon, France attend HC

Hastings College welcomes three new international students to campus. Agathe Baume (France), Leontine Schregle (Switzerland), and Charleen Vesin (France) moved from France to the U.S. at the of start the spring semester. International Admissions Counselor and Director of International Programs Grant Hunter took a trip overseas to recruit students to HC. “He came to our class and presented a powerpoint, like what is Hastings College, … Continue reading ISCPA students in Lyon, France attend HC

Left to right: Burke, Kennon and Hanson attend NCA annual conference

Students, professor recognized at National Communication Association annual conference

At the National Communication Association’s (NCA) annual convention in Baltimore, Maryland, one Hastings College student received a top award for a research paper, another was elected to a national advisory board and a professor was given a service award. The NCA convention is typically attended by graduate students and professors; however, HC undergraduates attended. Senior Alli Kennon, a communication studies major from Spicer, Minnesota; senior … Continue reading Students, professor recognized at National Communication Association annual conference

Visiting glass artist specializes in sculpture

The Hastings College Department of Visual Arts is hosting visiting glass artist Eoin Breadon, department chair and glass program director at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Dec. 5-8 at the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC). Breadon will demonstrate hot sculpting and glassblowing during the day in the JDAC glass studio and work with students during their classes to give them the opportunity to make their … Continue reading Visiting glass artist specializes in sculpture

Band holds annual fall concert

The Hastings College Band held its fall band concert at the Masonic Temple downtown on Nov. 17. The concert was conducted by Dr. Louie Eckhardt, assistant professor of music and director of bands, and also featured vocal solos from Senior Carly Cremers and Dillon Beede, instructor of voice and choral music.  The concert opened up with “Diamond Tide,” by Viet Cuong. The piece was inspired … Continue reading Band holds annual fall concert

Movie Review: “Doctor Sleep”

In May of 1980, the world was filled with fear by director Stanley Kubrick. After the release of Kubrick’s “The Shining,” audiences were subjected to seeing fears that they could previously only see in their minds or read in a book. The movie in question is based on Steven King’s novel of the same name. The film starred Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, Shelley Duvall … Continue reading Movie Review: “Doctor Sleep”

Scintilla Art Box Project features photos on “cat-calling”

The Scintilla Art Box Project’s rotation for this month features the work of Curator and Photographer Sherri Nienass Littlefield, a New York-based artist whose work in the project discusses street harassment. Gallery boxes can be found in the Fleharty Educational Center, Hazelrigg Student Union, Kiewit Building, Morrison-Reeves Science Center and Wilson Center.  Each of the boxes in the project displays a photo, with each of … Continue reading Scintilla Art Box Project features photos on “cat-calling”

JDAC Galleries staff creates the “Fizz”

Gallery Director Kevin Mercer is working with Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) gallery assistants to create “Fizz.” It is a digital overflow of the JDAC Galleries to provide additional content about JDAC-exhibited artists and to create more diversity in the list of featured artists.  The gallery assistants are Senior Melissa Loney, managing editor for Fizz; Junior Jordan Ismaiel, design editor; and Junior Karlie Norton, content … Continue reading JDAC Galleries staff creates the “Fizz”

Annual cell phone film fest brings in only one entry

On Oct. 29, Hastings College had its 7th annual cell-phone film fest in the Wilson Auditorium at 8 p.m. This year, Juniors Kelli Brichacek, Tyler Huntsman, Luke Liffengren and Senior Basil Rabayda created the only film submitted this fall. Being the only group to enter, they won first place and a $200 prize. This is their second year in a row winning first place.  Their … Continue reading Annual cell phone film fest brings in only one entry