During National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week from November 9-15, Hastings College students will host several activities to address hunger and homelessness in Hastings and the world. All events are free and open to the public.
In the most competitive forensics tournament this semester – the L.E. Norton Tournament in Peoria, Ill., Jared Buskirk, a junior from Holdrege, Neb., advanced to semifinals in communication analysis and informative speaking. He earned this distinction on November 3, 2012.
Seton Bachle, a junior biology major from Murdock, Neb., answered the call to aim “ever upward” and has been named Hastings College’s first Excelsior Scholar.
“The Excelsior Scholar Programs provide students with an opportunity to conduct independent, original research in their discipline,” said Dr. Liz Frombgen, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. “In addition to facilitating the student’s academic and research skills, this process also imparts to students the joy of investigation and examination that comes from taking ownership of one’s work.”
While competing at the Northwestern University Conference Challenge in Chicago, Ill., Hastings College faced tough competition from nationally recognized forensics programs such as Illinois State University, Eastern Michigan University, Bradley University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as well as the host institution, Northwestern University. With only eight students at the tournament, Hastings College earned the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Championship for the tournament and took fifth place overall in team sweepstakes on Saturday, October 13 and sixth place in team s
To raise local awareness about breast cancer and funds to fight the disease, Hastings College is hosting Play Tough, Play Pink for Breast Cancer on Tuesday, October 30. All proceeds from admissions, donations and raffles will support local cancer care at Mary Lanning Healthcare’s Morrison Cancer Center in Hastings, Neb.
Activities consist of the following:
The Hastings College Psychology Department will host the 2012 Joint Convention of the Nebraska Psychological Society (NPS) and the Association for Psychological and Educational Research in Kansas (PERK) on November 2-3, 2012. The public is invited to attend the conference keynote by Dr. Dennis Molfese at 1:30 pm, Saturday, Nov. 3 in the French Memorial Chapel. The keynote address is free. More information about the conference can be found at www.hastings.edu.
On Tuesday, October 16 at 7:45 p.m., students in Dr. Jessica Henry’s Argumentation and Debate course will host a presidential debate watch in Hazelrigg Student Union (705 E. 9th St.) This bipartisan debate viewing is free and open to the public as an opportunity to watch and discuss a presidential debate as a community. Free food and goodies will be provided to all who attend.
A Hastings College student pursuing a personalized major in composition and vocal performance will grace the stage at Perkins Auditorium of Fuhr Hall of Music (705 E. 9th Street) on Sunday, October 28 at 3 p.m. The recital is free and open to the public.
Ross Thomason, a senior from Plattsmouth, Neb., along with HC students, will sing works he composed. Mr. Thomason is a graduate of Plattsmouth (Neb.) High School and the son of John and Patti Thomason.
Kristen Semerad from Rogers, Neb., will accompany him on the piano. She is pursuing a K-12 music education degree.
Distinguished South African theologian and political scientist Charles Villa-Vicencio, the second speaker in the E.N. Thompson Lecture series, will address “Violence, Religion, Financial Muscle and Liberation: Can Africa Heal Itself?” during a simulcast presentation on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. Studio B of the Gray Center for Communication Arts (1100 N. Elm Ave.) The event is free and open to the public.
Hastings College’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre honorary, presents a fun and entertaining night of a boy with a tough life who chooses to do what he thinks is best: run away and join the circus. Will this life of strong men, clowns and craziness be his best decision? Bring your family and friends and come see the crazy life of Bobby Wilson and decide for yourself. Productions of “Bobby Wilson Can Eat His Own Face” will run on Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 10 – Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. in Scott Studio Theatre (806 N.