HC Theatre produces “Men on Boats”, puts a twist on history

As the first production of the 2021-2022 school year, the Hastings College theatre department is showing “Men on Boats” by Jaclyn Backhaus at the Chautauqua Park Pavillion on October 7-9 at 7 p.m. and October 10 at 2 p.m. The department originally planned “Men on Boats” as an accompanying production to the 2020 Lecture Series Student Symposium theme “Breaking Barriers: The 19th Amendment and beyond”, … Continue reading HC Theatre produces “Men on Boats”, puts a twist on history

Movie Review: “Dear Evan Hansen” (spoilers!)

The movie rendition of the popular Broadway musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ was released in theatres on September 24 to varying acclaim and critical opinion. Nevertheless, it was interesting to see Hollywood’s take on this influential musical. Like many musical lovers, I was very hesitant to see the movie rendition of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’. They kept Ben Platt as the main character Evan Hansen (thank goodness) … Continue reading Movie Review: “Dear Evan Hansen” (spoilers!)

Liz Lee directs “You Love Me,…Don’t You?” for senior theatre capstone

The second theater capstone, “You Do Love Me,… Don’t You?” directed by senior Liz Lee, premiers this weekend via Zoom on April 23 and 24 at 7:00 p.m on both days. The production is by playwright Claire Demmer, and stands out from other theater shows at HC as a comedic horror thriller.  “I decided to do this play because I wanted to support lesser-known playwrights, … Continue reading Liz Lee directs “You Love Me,…Don’t You?” for senior theatre capstone

Senior art thesis exhibitions explore philosophy and process

The first 2021 senior art exhibition, “Blueprint,” is open now until April 23 in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) and features work by four Hastings College seniors. The artists will give a lecture on their work Sunday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Wilson Center with a gallery reception to follow in the JDAC. This senior showcase includes paintings created by art major … Continue reading Senior art thesis exhibitions explore philosophy and process

Strickland paints of his changing life in “Liminality”

Dr. Christopher Strickland is known by students throughout the Hastings College campus as a first-year seminar professor, as well as a professor within the Arts Department, but recently he has been recognized for a different passion of his. Entitled “Liminality: Reflections of a Changing Life,” Stickland’s very own gallery show of abstract watercolor paintings is on display in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center and open … Continue reading Strickland paints of his changing life in “Liminality”

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