Hastings College will officially open its new Diversity Center with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in room 07 of Daughtery Center (716 N. Turner Avenue). The Diversity Center will serve as a hub for student groups that currently do not currently have a central location to meet.
Airickca Gordon-Taylor, a human rights activist and motivational speaker, will speak at Hastings College on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m. in French Memorial Chapel (800 N. Turner Ave.) as part of the College’s Black History Month Celebration.
Gordon-Taylor will deliver an address titled “Your illusions avert inclusion within your surrounding community.” The event is free and open to the public.
The Hastings College Department of Theatre will present Capstones 2017: An Evening of Student Directed and Designed One-Acts, on Thursday, March 9; Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m.
All performances will be in the Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.). General admission tickets are $8, admission for seniors and non-HC students is $5. To reserve tickets, email the box office at email@example.com.
The Hastings College Food4Thought leadership team accepted the United Way of South Central Nebraska’s Spirit Award during the United Way of South Central Nebraska’s 76th annual meeting and awards ceremony Feb. 14.
Daniel T. Beck, a mixed-media artist, will be working with Hastings College Department of Visual Arts students Feb. 20-23. Beck will also present a lecture of his work on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium (714 E. 9th Street) on campus.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
NOTE: Due to an unexpected family obligation, Jasmine Rand is unable to travel to Hastings College this week. Instead, Airickca Gordon-Taylor will speak Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Details on Gordon-Taylor can be found here.
The Hastings College Forensics team placed third overall at the Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament, or NIFA, on Saturday, Feb. 11, beating Doane University, University of Nebraska at Kearney and Concordia University, among others.
Indigenous leader and activist Winona LaDuke will speak about the importance of protecting water in her speech “Water is Life” on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in French Memorial Chapel on the Hastings College campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
A recital celebrating Hispanic culture and music will take place Friday, February 17 at 6:30 pm in Perkins Auditorium in the Fuhr Hall of Music (723 E. 9th Street) on the campus of Hastings College. The event is hosted by the Hastings College Music Department and is free and open to the public.
Hastings College music students will present solos and small ensembles in a variety of musical styles and from a broad spectrum of countries of origin.
Landscape paintings from the collection of Kiechel Fine Art in Lincoln, Nebraska, will be on exhibit at the Hastings College Jackson Dinsdale Art Center Gallery from Feb. 13 to March 17.