Hastings College juniors to debut talent during thesis show

The Hastings College junior art thesis, themed “The Walls Have Eyes,” will be on display at the Kiewit Gallery (715 East 7th Street) Monday, May 1 through Saturday, May 20, 2017. The gallery is in the space previously occupied by the Hastings College Art Department.

A reception and brief comments by each student artist will be held Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 pm in the Kiewit Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.

Reality stars to raise awareness of substance abuse, mental health education

Warriors of Purpose, a group comprised of reality stars from shows like “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race,” is coming to Hastings College on Thursday, May 4 to discuss substance abuse and mental health education and awareness. The group will speak at 7:00 p.m. in French Memorial Chapel. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Hastings College history students present research at Texas conference

Five Hastings College history students presented research papers at the 8th Annual Texas A&M History Conference in College Station, Texas. The conference, which was held from March 31 through April 1, featured both graduate and undergraduate work from a wide variety of institutions, including The United States Naval Academy, Rutgers University, Washington University and Vanderbilt University.  

Plainsongs Celebration of Poetry and Prose set for April 21

Eight local and visiting writers will read from their latest work at the Lark in downtown Hastings on Friday, April 21, as part of the Plainsongs Celebration of Poetry and Prose.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30. A variety of books and baked goods will be for sale, courtesy of the Hastings College chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honorary.

Hastings College announces Arbor Day program

The Hastings College Tree Campus USA Committee will host an Arbor Day program at noon on Friday, April 28 near the bridge over Heartwell Creek adjacent to the Gray Center for Communication Arts. The celebration is open to the public and includes the student-led planting of a Shumard Oak, the Great Plains Tree of the Year.

Hastings College is a 2016 Tree Campus USA award winner from the Arbor Day Foundation. It’s students, groundskeepers, faculty, staff and emeriti volunteers have planted more than 300 new trees in the past eight years.

Hastings College Alpha Chi students present research at national conference

Hastings College seniors Emilie Barnes and Matthew Brown and junior Mallory Gruben represented the Hastings College Nebraska Alpha chapter of the Alpha Chi academic honorary in Louisville, Kentucky, for the Alpha Chi National Conference April 6-8. During the conference, the three students presented research projects before colleagues from across the country.

Hastings College Model United Nations team earns Distinguished Delegation award

The Hastings College Model United Nations (Model UN) team received the Distinguished Delegation Award at the 2017 National Model UN Conference (NMUN) in New York City. This award is the highest distinction that the team has achieved, having previously been recognized as an Honorable Mention Delegation in 2016.