Perkins Library revamps website with new features despite budget cuts

Library Services and Information Coordinator Brianna Weichel has been working on several projects over the past few months in order to provide students with easier and better access to databases through the library. The biggest addition is a newly renovated website. “This is a big project, but we are definitely excited about it. It’s just to make finding our resources easier. They are organized on … Continue reading Perkins Library revamps website with new features despite budget cuts

Mertens and McLatchie share their experiences with online classes

At Hastings College, Dr. Nathan Mertens, visiting assistant professor and first-year seminars instructor, elaborated on the difficulties that he faced instructing classes in the midst of the pandemic. Focusing on the week when HC transitioned from Level Orange to Level Pink, Mertens explained how it might have impacted capability of the students participating in the class. “The difficulty for the most part is not knowing, not … Continue reading Mertens and McLatchie share their experiences with online classes

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

Reeds speaks on processes and lasting effects of online classes

To ensure that the Hastings College campus could resume operations at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, strict social distancing measures were put in place. As a result, courses have been delivered in a variety of modes and models.  To students, these measures simply dictate that some classes may be fully online while others are delivered through a combination of in-person and online instruction. … Continue reading Reeds speaks on processes and lasting effects of online classes

Service-learning continues amidst a pandemic

As COVID-19 has affected many aspects of academics at Hastings College, it hasn’t stopped service learning designated courses from serving the community. This semester, the Small Group and Leadership course is continuing to partner with charities within the Hastings community, providing students the opportunity of working together to build skills while assisting others. “The service component is such a strong part of our ethos at … Continue reading Service-learning continues amidst a pandemic

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

HC announces Cooperative Academic Program with UNO, UNMC

Starting with the spring 2021 semester, Hastings College students will now be able to register for classes offered by the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) as part of a new Cooperative Academic Program (CAP) which is currently in a pilot stage. “It is our priority to further enhance our strong academic offerings by allowing our students to … Continue reading HC announces Cooperative Academic Program with UNO, UNMC

Senate with $46,746 for November

The Hastings College Student Association (SA) held their regularly scheduled bi-weekly budget request meeting on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium. Two student groups requested a total of $1,449.82 of the available $48,196 left in the SA unallocated fund. After approval of the last meeting’s minutes and discussion of progress reports on SA committees, Senate moved to open new business and approve funding … Continue reading Senate with $46,746 for November

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

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