Due to the hazardous weather, Hastings College is closed Monday, January 16. (No classes, offices closed and MLK Day events cancelled.)


Bronco Forensics team closes semester with strong performances

On the first day of the Outer Limits Swing Forensics Tournament, the Hastings College Bronco Forensic team took fourth place. The event, held on December 7-8 and hosted by Concordia College and the University of Nebraska-Kearney, was the team’s last competition in 2013. Tournaments resume in January 2014.

Outer Limits Swing, December 7:

Jared Buskirk, a senior from Holdrege, Neb.

1st place, After Dinner Speaking

4th place, Extemporaneous Speaking


Tommy Hendrix, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb.

Hastings College students selected to serve on prestigious symposium committee

Each year, select Hastings College students plan and implement a multi-day lecture series with the intent of sparking campus discussions on timely topics. Service on the committee, known as the Artist Lecture Series Student Symposium Committee, is considered an honor at the college.

Bronco Forensics’ Cargile takes second in individual sweepstakes

Amanda Cargile, a Hastings College senior from Devine, Texas, finished second in individual sweepstakes during the 2013 Broncolope Swing, a forensics tournament hosted by Hastings College and the University of Nebraska-Kearney on November 16-17. With her teammate Miranda Klugesherz’s fourth place finish in Prose Interpretation, the Hastings College Forensics team added yet another event qualified for the American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET). Klugsherz is a junior from Colorado Springs, Colo.


Jimenez, Pierce pace Bronco Forensics at Kansas State Classic

Strong performances by Hastings College Bronco Forensics team members Jose Jimenez and Aaron Pierce led the Broncos to a third place finish overall at the 2013 K-State Classic hosted by Kansas State University on November 9-10, 2013. Jimenez, a senior from Lexington, Neb., finished first in the individual sweepstakes on the tournament’s second day, while Pierce, a sophomore from Cozad, Neb., finished second in the individual sweepstakes on the competition’s first day.

Hastings College Bronco Forensics takes 3rd at Loper Swing

Sierra Walker, a junior from Gering, Neb., qualified two events for the American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) and led the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team to a third place finish at the Loper Swing. Held on November 2-3, 2013, at Hutchinson (Kans.) Community College, the Loper Swing was the first tournament at which freshmen Laurel Teal from Castle Rock, Colo., Russell Heitman from Hebron, Neb., and Kathryn Edwards from Louisville, Neb., broke into final rounds. Individual results for the Loper Swing are below.